iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 dominated, but there was also big interest in My Maps, Gerry Harvey and ATM security. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How To Fix iOS 8's Biggest Annoyances
Every operating system has its share of annoyances, and iOS 8 is no different. From an obnoxious U2 album to recent contacts appearing where you don't want them, here's how to fix some of the worst annoyances.
- The Cheapest Way To Buy An iPhone 6 Or iPhone 6 Plus In Australia
Buying on contract means you won't have to pay up-front for an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus — but you could actually end up paying more for the same phone, calls and data than you need to. Here's how much you can save by buying up-front and choosing the right prepaid plan — up to $450 compared to a 24-month contract.
- Everywhere In Australia Opening Early To Sell You An iPhone 6 Or iPhone 6 Plus
If you want an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and haven't already pre-ordered one, the only way to get your hands on one on launch day, Friday 19 September, will be to hit an Apple store or a phone retailer. Here's a complete list and map of all the stores that are opening early to sell the device.
- How To Use All Of Messages' New Features In iOS 8
One of the surprising overhauls in iOS 8 is Messages. Apple changed a lot of stuff and added some new features to Messages that make it much more pleasant to use. Here's everything you need to know.
- The Best Extensions And Widgets For iOS 8
While Apple added lots of stuff in iOS 8, some of the best additions are Share Sheets, Safari Extensions, photo-editing extensions and widgets. Finally, we can now customise iOS just a little bit more. Here are some of the best we've seen so far.
- Top 10 Secret Features Of iOS 8
Every time Apple releases a new version of iOS, it includes a handful of cool hidden features that weren't highlighted in the official announcement. Here are the 10 best secret features in iOS 8.
- The Best Ways To Use Google's New My Maps Tool
Yesterday, Google updated its long-forgotten My Maps tool. The service has been masquerading as Maps Engine Lite, but with a new release, a shiny new Android app, and integration with Google Maps proper, it's worth knowing just what all you can do with it.
- Taste Test: McDonald's Sweet Potato Wedges
For a limited time, McDonald's is offering a fresh take on its beloved French Fries in the form of thick-cut sweet potato wedges. So how do these eccentric chippies taste? They say if it ain't broke…
- Protect Your ATM PIN Or Lock Combo From Thieves With This Quick Trick
There's a new way for thieves to steal your ATM PIN code or find out which numbers you pressed on other keypads (like number door locks). All they need is an iPhone case that shows infrared. You can prevent it with a simple trick, though.
- This Is How Much Gerry Harvey Gets Paid By Harvey Norman
Gerry Harvey loves to complain, whether it's about high hourly rates that don't exist, unspecified red tape or online competitors who would actually be cheaper than his stores even if they were forced to charge GST. One thing he probably isn't complaining about? His annual salary as Harvey Norman chairman.