You wanted Android, iPhone and Chrome download packs, podcast listening advice and an exploration of Foxtel’s uncertain future. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Lifehacker Pack For Android 2015: Our List of the Essential Apps
In just a few short years, Android has grown from a small project within Google to the most prolific mobile operating system on the planet. The app ecosystem has grown right along with it. In our annual Lifehacker Pack for Android, we chose the best, most useful and most essential apps you could ever need on your phone.
- 49 Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows 10 Ninjas
Windows 10 has arrived. Whether you’re jumping the line or still trying to decide if you should upgrade, chances are you’ve heard about some of the best new features of Windows 10. Here are some of the really awesome ones you might not have heard about.
- Lifehacker Pack For iPhone 2015: The Essential iPhone Apps
The iPhone has the largest selection of apps on the mobile side, but that means it’s also the most frustrating to find what’s worthwhile. So we’re highlighting the apps that help you stay productive, connected, informed, and entertained.
- Foxtel: The End Is Nigh. Here’s Why
Entertainment streaming services like Stan and Netflix offer access to a wide range of content cheaply and at the viewers’ preferred time. So where does this leave traditional Pay TV models like Foxtel? Whatever strategy is employs, its road into the future is going to be treacherous — and costly.
- Lifehacker Pack For Chrome 2015: Our List Of The Essential Extensions
Google’s Chrome browser is packed full of an incredible amount of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. It’s tough to sift through the store to find what’s useful though, so let us save you some time with this collection of the best Chrome extensions.
- Ask LH: What Podcasts Should I Be Listening To?
Dear Lifehacker, Could you recommend some podcasts to me? I’ve been listening to This American Life, TED and Radiolab and want to broaden my horizons with some fresh content. I’m most interested in podcasts in mp3 format as I like to download them to my phone for later listening (no internet connection required).
- Pixar Wants To Give Away Its New Software For Animators
Pixar has been working on a piece of software that will simplify the animated filmmaking process allowing animators at the smaller end of town to make movies like the big studios do. And it wants to give the software away for free by making it open source.
- How Being Non-Confrontational Has Held Me Back In Life
Growing up, I got high marks for my mild manner and good behaviour. I was the “good kid” who never caused trouble or made a fuss. This has carried over into adulthood, with me avoiding every argument like the plague. But being non-confrontational as an adult is more damaging and debilitating than it is helpful.
- How Machine Learning Has Saved Microsoft Millions
Microsoft wants to become a leader in machine learning and has been spruiking the wonders of this technology in helping businesses make better decisions. That’s good and all, but does Microsoft actually use it internally in its own organisation? Apparently so, and it has saved the company millions.
- Ten Facebook Tricks You Might Not Know About
Most Facebook members interact with the site multiple times per day. However, even the heaviest of users aren’t always aware of the cool advanced features hidden beneath the hood. From finding ancient posts and saving content for later viewing to enhancing your photos and selling unwanted junk; here are nine handy tools that you can easily access right now.