The big topics for last week? VPNs, Game Of Thrones and romance. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Why You Shouldn't Download The Game Of Thrones Leaks
A torrent containing the first four episodes of HBO's Game Of Thrones hit the Internet over the weekend and has already been accessed hundreds of thousands of times. Here's why you shouldn't join the swarm.
- How New Download Laws Have Aussies Embracing VPNs
The assault on illegal downloaders by the movie industry last week was put forward as a form of making a highly visible example of a few individuals in an attempt to change public behaviour. Sadly for the likes of Voltage Pictures, it doesn't seem to have worked.
- What Evidence Does Using BitTorrent Leave Behind?
The Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited piracy court case raises many questions about what sort of trail people leave when they use technology to make illegal copies of movies and other copyrighted material.
- Already Watched The First 4 Game Of Thrones Episodes? You've Failed
Game of Thrones returned to our screens on Monday, and faster than you could say Daenerys Targaryen, eager fans had either watched the first episode via their legitimate cable subscription, or taken to the illegal file-sharing sites to nab their copy. By 5pm, just under 150,000 downloads had been logged, making Australia the fourth biggest torrenting nation in the world for the show.
- Do This Tonight: Finger Her, And Only Finger Her [NSFW]
There are a lot of underrated sex acts, but here's a big one you've probably been ignoring: fingering. Most adults tend to forget about fingering, but I'm going to show you why I think this act deserves a place in any couple's sexual repertoire, and give you some tips for how to do it properly.
- Sex Toy Review: The Njoy Pure Wand Delivers Amazing G-Spot Orgasms [NSFW]
The G-spot evokes confusion for a lot of people. Does it exist? How do you get to it? The Njoy Pure Wand is a beautiful, no-nonsense toy that will help you find and stimulate your G-spot with ease, and have some jaw-dropping orgasms to boot.
- Which Aussie Streaming Service Has The Most Box Office Hit Movies?
No single streaming service will offer every movie, but which of the big four Australian contenders has the broadest range of titles? We've rated Netflix, Stan, Presto and Quickflix to identify how many certified box office hits they offer.
- Don't Pay Idiotic Prices For An Apple Watch Pre-Order
Apple put its Watch up for pre-sale orders on Friday afternoon, and predictably, pre-orders were brisk, with wait times now blowing out markedly. Equally predictably, you can now pay a stupid amount for a pre-order on eBay.
- Ask LH: How Can You Trust A VPN Provider?
Hey Lifehacker, It seems that VPNs are about to become a lot more attractive to Australian downloaders. Some claim not to keep any logs of any traffic or meta-data, but how can one trust that this is actually the case? It would be a perfect honeypot for a government agency or media organisation to set up and catch people specifically trying to hide their traffic. Would there be any recourse if that happened?
- How To Keep Planning Kickass Date Nights In A Long-Term Relationship
Having a regular date night is one of the simplest ways to keep your relationship strong, but keeping those dates interesting is tough. Here's how you can set yourself up to be able to easily plan dates that are fun and memorable.