Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts
You wanted the best-paying jobs, the best mobile office suites and the inside track on Netflix down under. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- The Top 10 Best (And Worst) Paying Jobs In Australia
A joint study by AMP and the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra has shed new light on Australia's changing workforce; including the highest and lowest paid occupations. Check out the study's table to see if it might be time for a career change.
- The Most Revealing Responses To McDonald's 'Our Food Your Questions' Campaign
A few months ago, McDonald's Australia flung its barn doors wide open and invited customers to grill them on any topic they liked. No question was off-limits, including if any of its burgers have shrunk in size (the answer is yes) and whether free-range eggs and meat are used (the answer is no).
- Battle Of The Mobile Office Suites: Microsoft Office Versus Google Docs
This year, Microsoft has made Office available for the iPad and iPhone, has releaed a preview version for Android, and has cut the price for the mobile version to free. Meanwhile, Google Drive and its associated apps has been building out features as well. Today, we compare the two on mobile.
- In The Belly Of The Beast: How KFC Australia Makes Its Chicken
Last week, we were invited to KFC's flagship store in Mascott NSW to see how the company makes its chicken first-hand. We were shown every step of the process; from how meat is stored and prepared to the various ways KFC keeps its "secret" herbs and spices out of the hands of suppliers. Read on for a full kitchen tour.
- When Windows 10 Will Be Released (And How To Plan For It)
The Window 10 technical preview continues to chug along, and while we don't have an official release date for the finished software, it's widely assumed that it will appear before the end of 2015. What milestones can we expect along the way, how can businesses begin planning to make the shift, and what traps should they avoid?
- What Will The 340,000 Australians Already Using Netflix Do Now?
New research by CHOICE suggests that 340,000 Australian households are already paying to access the US version of Netflix. What will happen to those customers when Netflix officially launches in Australia next year?
- Click Frenzy: Where The Bargains Aren't
We have long maintained that the frequently overloaded Click Frenzy shopping events are basically a waste of time and that shopping around makes much more sense. A round-up of this year's already-announced deals by Finder.com.au underscores the point.
- What Microsoft's Shift To Open Source For .NET Means
In a move that would have been unthinkable a few years ago, Microsoft has made its development platform freely available and ready to support not only Windows, but Macs, Linux and Apple, and Google's mobile phone platforms. Microsoft will now be working with organisations like Xamarin who have been providing a version of this platform across different mobile operating systems for some time but doing so without explicit and direct support from Microsoft.
- How Netflix Will Help Destroy Australian Drama
Netflix is coming to Australia next March. That's good news for people dissatisfied with our lacklustre local TV networks — but it's potentially very bad news for the production of dramas showing Australians, not Americans, on screen.
- Everything You Need To Know To Have A Classy One-Night Stand
When it comes to one-night stands, it may be easy to just say "don't do it", but that's no fun. If you do decide to follow someone home and end the evening on a high note (hopefully, anyway), this video is packed with tips to make sure you do it right and keep it classy. Well, as classy as possible.