You wanted the lowdown on public transport fares, the best non-Google search techniques and a comprehensive set of porn statistics to test those techniques with. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Every Statistic About How We View Porn In Australia [NSFW]
Here’s a quite comprehensive addition to our collection of statistics about how Australians consume their porn — including which devices we prefer. (No, not those sort of devices.)
- Australia’s Public Transport Fares Are Changing (Again)
Australia’s public transport authorities have announced a spate of fare changes for 2015. While some states received the expected fare hike, others have frozen or decreased their prices. Read on to find out how much you’ll be losing — or saving.
- How (And Why) Google Is Transforming Maps
Google has managed to map most of the world. Recently, the company offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how it’s built the Google Maps application using a combination of technology (the Google Street View car), expansion (the acquisition of satellite-imagery startup Skybox) and algorithms (computer vision, photogrammetry, mapping).
- FullContact Fills In Details About Your Contacts In Gmail
Chrome: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are great ways for you find out more about a person, especially if they don’t know them but are likely to meet them. FullContact is a Chrome plugin that shows the social profiles of the person you’re exchanging emails with.
- Top 10 Better Money Habits You Can Build This Year
The start of the year is a great time to review and revamp our financial plans, including common resolutions like “save more money” or “pay down debt”. Here are some ways to develop better money habits for 2015.
- Taste Test: Australia’s First Little Caesars Pizzeria
After 56 years of trading in the US, Little Caesars is finally coming to Australia. (Better late than never, eh?) The famously monikered pizzeria is quite different to Domino’s and Pizza Hut — it specialises in Detroit-style “deep dish” pizzas and relies on drive-through instead of home delivery. Yesterday, we visited its first Aussie store to put its “Hot-N-Ready” menu to the test.
- The Worst Takeaway Truth Product Of 2014 (As Voted By You)
At the end of last year, we asked our readers to vote for the worst-looking product from Takeaway Truth in 2014: that is, the fast food item that least resembled its advertised likeness. There were several strong contenders but in the end there could only be one “winner”. Drum roll, please…
- Ask LH: What Should I Be Cleaning With CCleaner?
Dear Lifehacker, I’ve heard you (and others) recommend CCleaner as a maintenance tool for Windows, but I’m not really sure what to do with it. Should I just clean everything? Will that really make my computer faster? I’m a little overwhelmed here, help!
- Why The Woolworths Petrol 14 Cents Off Deal Isn’t A Great Money Saver
Woolworths has just announced a scheme where you can get up to 14 cents off the per-litre price for petrol at its outlets. That might sound tempting — but it pays to do the calculations carefully, because the chances are the savings will be illusory.
- The Best Tools For Finding Information Without Google
Google is so entrenched when it comes to finding information on the internet, we named the act after it. However, there are a lot of other tools and tricks that can get you answers to your question when Google doesn’t have the answer.