The week was dominated by the announcement of the iPhone 6; check our Planhacker guide for a comprehensive roundup of your options. Beyond that, we looked into why house prices are so high, travel scams and the cheapest places to buy Destiny. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus: Australian Price And Release Date
Apple has officially announced its long-rumoured iPhone 6 models. Here's when they come out in Australia and what you'll pay.
- Planhacker: Every Australian iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Plan From Optus, Telstra, Virgin Mobile And Vodafone
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus can be pre-ordered now, and go on general sale from Friday 19 September. If you're planning to buy on contract, we've rounded up every single one of the offers from Telstra, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and Optus in an interactive spreadsheet and a series of tables so you can easily compare the total cost and features and choose the one that's ideal for you.
- Australian iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Open At 5PM On 12 September
If you're mad keen to place a pre-order for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus tomorrow, you won't have to get up early. It looks like Australian orders won't open until 1700 — that's five in the afternoon for the time-challenged.
- iPhone 6: How Much 'Australia Tax' Does Apple Add?
Apple has announced Australian pricing for its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones. The question inevitably arises: how much more are Australians paying for the new models than US customers?
- How To Upgrade To iOS 8 Right Now
The official release of iOS 8 isn't until 17 September , but you can install the final version right now even if you're not a developer. Here's how.
- 5 Million Online Passwords Leaked, Check Yours Now
According to the Daily Dot, nearly 5 million usernames and passwords have been leaked on a Russian Bitcoin forum. Here's what you should know.
- Why House Prices Are So High In Australia [Infographic]
Feel like buying a house will never be within reach? The Conversation sum up seven factors that contribute to real estate being so expensive in Australia.
- Five Foods You Should Always Avoid At The Supermarket
Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to never let into your shopping trolley: lollies, biscuits, sugar-sweetened drinks, potato crisps and processed meats.
- This Infographic Breaks Down The Most Common Travel Scams By Country
Keeping yourself, your money, and your possessions safe during travel is important. This can be especially daunting when you stick out as a tourist, making you an easy mark to spot for local tricksters.
- Dealhacker: The Cheapest Place To Buy Destiny On Launch Day
After months of relentless hype and beta teasing, the highly-anticipated video game Destiny is finally launching tomorrow on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you're one of the thousands of Aussies who are planning to buy the game on day one, here are the best prices from brick-and-mortar retailers around the country. Depending on where you shop, you could save more than $30.
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