Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

VLC tips, horse racing advice and Foxtel's new plans topped the menu. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. How To Stream The 2014 Melbourne Cup Online
    Want to see the Melbourne Cup but won't be in a suitably-equipped venue with a TV? Here's how you can watch the race that stops a nation from the relative comfort of your browser.
  2. How Melbourne Cup Betting Works
    For those casual punters looking to make their one yearly bet on the horses at the Melbourne Cup, we take a quick look at how the odds and payouts work and what (if any) sensible betting choices can be made.
  3. Free Slurpee Day 2014 At 7-Eleven Is Disappointing
    It's November, which means only one thing for cheapskates with a sweet tooth: it will soon be 7-Eleven Day, when the convenience store chain traditionally gives away a free Slurpee. The bad news? This year's day (which happens, natch, on Friday 7 November) isn't as generous as past offers.
  4. The Best Hidden Features Of VLC
    VLC is easily one of our favourite media players (and yours too). However, it's not just a one-trick pony. Under the surface, there's a wide range of features that you might not have known it offers.
  5. Taste Test: KFC's Hashbrown Double Burgers
    For a limited time, KFC is offering a new menu item dubbed the "Hashbrown Double". As its name implies, this is an extreme take on the highly coveted KFC Double that crams a rasher of bacon, two slices of cheese and a hash brown between two chicken breast fillets.
  6. Foxtel's Half-Price Pay TV Shakeup Starts Today
    Next year, Foxtel will once again be the only place to watch Game Of Thrones legally in Australia thanks to an extended partnership with HBO. (Boo!) For those who refuse to pirate, there is one small consolation: from today, Foxtel is dropping its subscription prices by as much as 50 per cent. It's also adding some new channels, including the on-demand BoxSets. Here's a recap of what's new.
  7. Ask LH: Can I Stop Yosemite Slowing My Mac Down?
    Hi Lifehacker, I have recently upgraded to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro. I love the aesthetics but it has severely slowed my computer down. Any tips on how to improve the performance?
  8. What Items Aren't Worth Cheaping Out On?
    There's a point when frugality simply isn't worth it. Sometimes, when you're trying to save money, you'll grab the cheapest possible version of a product, only to realise a few days later it doesn't work properly or just plain falls apart. Here are some items that are worth the little bit of extra cash.
  9. Fix Your Posture At Your Desk With Two Simple Body Adjustments
    Staring at our screens and sitting all day long is killing us. Our necks crane forward, our shoulders hunch, and we put terrible stress on our lower body. Here's a quick way to get into proper posture.
  10. You Can Now Tell Australia Post Where To Deliver Your Parcels
    MyPost Deliveries is a new service from Australia Post that lets you choose exactly where your parcels get delivered — be it your work address, parcel locker, local post office or the house of a family member. Best of all, the service is free.

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  • You know, I wanna know about the level of false advertising that went into Free Slurpee day?

    1. You had to buy a product, the slurpees were ‘technically’ free, but not actually.
    2. They advertised a large cup on the posters at the 7-11’s, but when you get to the 7-11, they were these tiny yellow cups 3/4 the size of the ones in the girls hand there.

    I understand 7-11 are in no way obliged to do a free thing, but it was their choice and they advertised on their posters going into the shop a vastly different product to the one you got? This was the 7-11 at Boronia Heights in Queensland, last friday, 7th of November fyi.

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