Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts
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You wanted a fake supermarket KFC taste test, audiobook buying advice and tips on how to block companies tracking you on Facebook. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. Check If Your Data Was Leaked In The Ashley Madison Hack
    If you’re concerned that your data, or the data of someone you know, was leaked in the recent Ashley Madison hack, this tool can let you know.
  2. How To Block All The Companies Tracking You On Facebook
    Facebook is a great utility if you want to stay in touch with friends and family, share photos, and see what other people are up to in their lives. It’s free, of course, but that doesn’t mean it comes without a price. If you’re using Facebook, you’re giving the company a ton of information about yourself which it is selling to advertisers in one form or another.
  3. 16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love
    If there’s an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction. Best of all, they can be readily absorbed while driving or multitasking, which makes them perfect for people with busy schedules (i.e. – nearly all of us.) We asked Amazon’s digital audiobook arm Audible to share some of its best-selling self-improvement titles. Here are their picks.
  4. 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.
  5. Taste Test: How Does Coles’ Fake KFC Compare To The Real Thing?
    If you’ve shopped at a Coles supermarket recently, you may have noticed something suspiciously familiar in the frozen food section. From the trademark three-letter name and red-lined packaging to the ability to buy family-sized buckets, everything about “SFC” is a blatant rip-off of KFC. (Hell, they even have popcorn chicken!) Intrigued, we snapped up the company’s flagship Take Home Boneless Bucket to see how it compares. Read on for our verdict!
  6. 27 Egg Cooking Tricks That Will Transform Your Mornings
    How do you like your eggs? Scrambled? Poached? Boiled? Runny? Sunny side up? We came up with the best cooking tips that the internet has to offer, from cracking eggs on a flat surface instead of your bowl to cooking the perfect poached egg.
  7. The Dallas Buyers Club Court Decision Is Good News For Pirates – Here’s Why
    The makers of the Matthew McConaughey-starring movie Dallas Buyers Club have been dealt a blow in their attempt to extract payment from people alleged to have downloaded illegal copies in Australia. So what happens now?
  8. Enterprise May Be The Last Bastion Of Hope For Windows Phone
    Microsoft has haemorrhaged a fortune on its mobile business through its ill-fated acquisition of Nokia and sluggish uptake of its Windows Phone platform. It’s hurting the company’s bottom line but can Microsoft change its mobile fortunes through opportunities in the enterprise?
  9. 10 Easy Ways To Hack Your Office Desk Job
    Offices don’t make you fat. The walls don’t secrete lipids, which you unknowingly absorb through your pores. Unless you work in sweatshop, you aren’t forbidden from moving around. It’s just difficult, with little need for movement in order to fulfil your role and the constant supply of indulgent treats. The answer? These hacks can help you avoid gaining weight by sitting in the office.
  10. Ladies, We Need To Talk About Your Vaginas
    Over the past few years, there has been a marked increase in the number of Australian women undergoing cosmetic genital surgery in a quest for “normal” vaginas. But what exactly is normal? Despite what porn would have you believe, vaginal appearance is just as diverse as any other body part. GPs need to discourage women from undergoing unnecessary and painful procedures stemming from genital-related anxiety. In short, your junk is fine the way it is — embrace it.