So many questions: speeding tickets, Game Of Thrones downloads, why Woolworths doesn't need a mainframe any more. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How McDonald's Australia Will Change Under Its 'Turnaround Plan'
Globally, McDonald's is bleeding customers like a McOz bleeds beetroot juice. US McHeadquarters has just announced plans for a massive corporate restructuring, but how will that impact Macca's down under? Here's what you need to know as a fast food junkie or occasional McMuffin consumer.
- Ask LH: Will I Get Fined For Downloading Game Of Thrones?
Hey Lifehacker, I refuse to join Foxtel just for Game Of Thrones so I'm downloading Season 5 via Kickass Torrents and will buy the Blu-ray when it comes out. However, with all the legal activity around Dallas Buyers Club I'm starting to really worry. What might happen to me if I'm caught? And what can I do to cover my tracks
- Ask LH: Can You Speed Up To Match Speed Limits Before You Pass The Sign?
Dear Lifehacker, Is it legal for me to begin acceleration when a speed increase sign is visible or does it have to be readable?
- Why Dropbox Just Moved Your Account To Ireland
Over the weekend, Dropbox updated its terms of service so that customers outside of North America are now provided via Dropbox Ireland, rather than Dropbox USA. What's going on?
- Ask LH: Is Microsoft Edge Any Good?
Dear Lifehacker, I heard that Microsoft is releasing a new browser with Windows 10. What's new? Should I bother using it instead of Chrome or Firefox? Or is it just Internet Explorer with a new paint job?
- Five Best Small Form Factor PCs
If you're looking for a computer that can fit anywhere and do almost anything, a small form-factor PC is your best bet. The best ones offer power and portability, make the right compromises, and still come in at a good price. This week we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations and suggestions.
- Why Windows 10 Needs To Run On Everything
Microsoft's aim to make Windows 10 run on anything is key to its strategy of reasserting its dominance. Seemingly unassailable in the 1990s, Microsoft's position has in many markets been eaten away by the explosive growth of phones and tablets, devices in which the firm has made little impact.
- Five Warning Signs That A Business Is Failing
When companies fail, our first instinct is to start pointing fingers. Usually we point them at the people at the top -- the chairman or chief executive. They were in charge, after all; the decisions that drove the company to the wall must have been made by them. Whatever went wrong is their fault. Change the leaders and the problem will go away.
- Planhacker: The Best No-Contract Deal On Each Australian Mobile Network (May 2015)
Contract phone plans are a bad deal: not only are you stuck with the same phone and network for two years, you often end up with smaller data and call allowances than with a no-contract prepaid or month-by-month deal. We've eliminated the also-rans and come up with one firm recommendation for the best value no-contract prepaid deal on each of Australia's mobile networks.
- How Woolworths Will Cut IT Costs: Dumping Mainframes And Culling Staff
When companies want to reduce costs, IT is usually high on the list. And that's proving to be the case at Woolworths, which has identified several areas of technology cost savings as part of its "Fuel For Growth" program.