Lifehacker readers wanted last-minute Halloween costumes, iOS jailbreaks and access to Google's Inbox and Azure in Australia. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- 10 More Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas (That Don't Suck)
So you've been invited to a mate's Halloweeen party but haven't worked out what to wear. Don't panic! You still have time to create an inspired, no-frills costume from stuff lying around the house. Here are 10 non-sucky ideas that can be whipped together in under an hour.
- 10 Lazy, Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Actually Look Amazing
Like it or loathe it, Halloween has permanently plonked itself on the Aussie calendar and continues to gain mainstream popularity with each passing year. While it's easy to ignore sprogs knocking on your door, dodging Halloween parties is slightly more difficult; especially if you work in a "crazy" office that loves an excuse to dress up.
- Coke Life Is Coming To Australia: Everything You Need To Know
Coca-Cola Australia has confirmed that its green-labelled, stevia-sweetened alternative to Diet Coke will be entering the local market -- but not until April next year. We spoke to Coca-Cola Australia's group marketing manager Dianne Everett about what Coke fans can expect from this new soft drink and how it will distinguish itself from the company's other diet options.
- How To Jailbreak Your iPhone For iOS 8.1
Want to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad and add new features that Apple doesn't support? Here's how to go about it with iOS 8.1.
- Five Science 'Facts' Taught At School That Are Just Plain Wrong
Let's start with a quiz: How many senses do you have? Which of the following are magnetic: a tomato, you, paperclips? What are the primary colours of pigments and paints? What region of the tongue is responsible for sensing bitter tastes? What are the states of matter?
- Have A Friend Give You Access To Inbox By Gmail, No Invite Required
Gmail's new Inbox app is pretty awesome, but it's still invite-only. If you have a friend that's using Inbox, you can get access on your own device with their help -- even if they don't have any invites to give out.
- 7+ MacGyver Tricks People Have Learned In Prison
When you're sent to prison, you're stripped of basic comforts the rest of us take for granted -- things like having many food options or a way to light contraband cigarettes. Necessity is the mother of invention, so those who have been in prison have had to come up with some creative life hacks for when resources are limited. Here are a few of them.
- Microsoft Azure In Australia: How Much Extra You'll Pay
The good news? Microsoft's Australian Azure data centres in Sydney and Melbourne are finally open today. The bad news? You'll pay extra to use them in many cases, and not every service is available at launch. Here's what you need to know.
- Taste Test: How To Make A KFC Zinger Double Down King Burger
The KFC Zinger Double Down King is an "all meat" burger comprising cheese, bacon and a beef patty sandwiched between two KFC breast fillets. In other words, it takes the OTT concept of the KFC Double and elevates it to ludicrous proportions. Tragically, the Double Down King isn't available in Australia, but don't let that stop you from sampling its colon-clogging delights -- as the following taste test demonstrates, it's possible to build your own.
- The Secret Powers Of Chrome's Address Bar
Chrome's address bar doesn't seem to offer much at first glance -- type in a URL and you're taken to a web site. But it can do a lot more if you know how to use it.