From Apple’s high-priced watches and sneaky price rises through to what the iiNet/TPG merger meant for consumers, we had you covered. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How Apple Jacked Up iPhone 6 Pricing In Australia
Apple’s new skinny MacBook costs essentially the same in Australia as the US, with the pricing matching closely when you factor in exchange rates and taxes. But the declining Australian dollar also means that if you want to buy a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, it will now cost a lot more than when the phone launched last September.
- How To Program Your Mind To Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need
We all buy things from time to time that we don’t really need. It’s OK to appeal to your wants every once in a while, as long as you’re in control. If you struggle with clutter, impulse buys and buyer’s remorse, here’s how to put your mind in the right place before you even set foot in a store.
- uTorrent Users: Here’s How To Delete Bitcoin Miner EpicScale From Your PC
Even if you’ve switched to another torrent client (or just an older version of uTorrent), now’s the time to make sure there are no hidden Bitcoin miners hogging your idle system resources. You’ll have to dive into your registry and file system, but a little effort is worth the peace of mind.
- How To Drink Without Messing Up Your Weight Loss
Alcohol isn’t commonly thought to be a “healthy” part of a weight loss program, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a drink or two without screwing up your progress.
- The NBN, The Myth Of Choice, And Australia’s Rubbish Internet Future
The National Broadband Network (NBN) was designed as a wholesale network: access to it is sold by dozens of providers. But the news today that TPG and iiNet are planning a merger underscores a stark reality: you’re almost certainly going to end up buying your NBN broadband access from one of just three providers — and for customers, that sucks.
- Apple Watch Australian Pricing: Anyone Want A $14,000 Watch?
Australia is one of the nine countries that will be included in the initial Apple Watch launch on April 24 (sorry, New Zealand). Here’s what you’ll pay if you want one.
- How To Keep Your Sex Drive Up After A Long Day At Work
It’s hard to get excited about sex after sitting in a chair, staring at a screen, and dealing with stressful coworkers all day. No one likes admitting that work is ruining their libido, but you may be reaching a point where something needs to change. Here are seven steps you can take to maintain — and even raise — your sex drive during the work day.
- How Much Australia Tax Will You Pay On The New Apple MacBook?
Apple has announced new ultra-thin port-free 12-inch MacBook models, including a gold variant if you’re feeling particularly luxuriant. How much extra will Australians be paying if they want the new model? Not much, it turns out.
- 10 Of The Safest Major Cities Around The World
It’s useful to have an overall idea of how safe cities are, whether you’re scouting for a new place to live or planning a trip. Here are ten of the safest major cities around the globe.
- When It Makes Sense To Buy Quality Instead Of Saving Money
Being frugal doesn’t just mean saving money; it means spending your money wisely. That also means some things may be cheap now, but actually cost you more in the long run — it may make sense to spend more now for a better, longer-lasting experience. Let’s take a look at when it makes sense to splurge now to save later.
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