You wanted home invasion advice, Australian broadband speeds and iOS malware fixes. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How To Detect If Your iOS Or OS X Device Has Apps With XcodeGhost Malware
Last week, it was found that a malware called XcodeGhost had infected a number of apps on Apple's App Store in China. Considering Apple's stringent app vetting process has kept the App Store relatively safe in the past, this outbreak was particularly alarming. Popular apps including WeChat were infected, potentially affecting hundreds of millions of users not just in China, but globally. Here's how to detect if your iOS or OS X device is infected.
- How Do Our Broadband Speeds Compare To The Rest Of The World?
Ask the average Aussie to rank our nation's internet, and most will give a pretty damning assessment. The general consensus is that we pay too much money and receive slower speeds compared to the rest of the world. (Don't even get us started on the neutered NBN.) But is our internet really that bad? The following infographic compares global internet quality across a range of categories including speed, cost, censorship and ease of access. Australia's overall report card might surprise you...
- From Murphy To Godwin: Ten Life 'Laws' They Don't Teach In Law School
These aren't the sort of laws that a police officer will pull you over for breaking, or that will ever be debated in a courtroom. Nevertheless, common adages that for one reason or another masquerade as 'laws' can pop up in everyday conversation — particularly on the internet. In case you're looking to expand your online vocabulary, we've tracked down ten 'laws' that govern your life in ways you might not expect.
- Learn HTML5 Basics With This Epic Cheat Sheet
HTML5 is a markup language that is now at the heart of the development process of most websites and web applications. Here’s a HTML5 cheat sheet that will certainly come in handy for beginners as well as seasoned veterans.
- Is It Legal To Kill Home Invaders?
Late in the night, you wake up and have an insatiable urge for water. You gingerly slip out of bed so to not wake your partner and make your way to the kitchen. As you enter, you see a masked figure who has just made his way into the house through the unlocked window above the sink. The first thing you think about is the safety of your family. The second thought you have is reaching for the kitchen knife right next to you. So is it legal to kill an intruder in your own home?
- How To Live The DevOps Fairytale
Once upon a time, in IT departments across the land, there were development teams and operations teams that worked separately. The developer side was responsible for writing code and operations took the code and made sure it worked on the IT platforms that support their businesses. But then along came DevOps, a practice that marries the two teams together. But does this make for a “happily ever after” ending? We have some tips for a happy DevOps marriage.
- This Ridiculous Toy Will Give You One Of The Best Orgasms Of Your Life
The Womanizer is one of the most unfortunate-looking sex toys I’ve ever come across, but also one of the most effective. This unique toy utilises suction instead of vibration, and induces powerful orgasms in a shockingly short amount of time. In a sea of vibrators, here’s why the Womanizer stands out.
- Ask These Two Questions To Stop Relationship Bickering In Its Tracks
After a few years together, it’s easy to bicker with your partner over mundane stuff. Nitpicking each other about the minute details of daily life can feel involuntary — you know you’re being unreasonable and crabby, but it’s just so hard to stop yourself in the moment. Here’s one simple technique to stop bickering dead in its tracks.
- Australian Schools To Ditch History And Geography For Coding
Digging back into my childhood memories, I remember hating history and geography in school. It’s a personal thing and I remember some of my friends really enjoying the two subjects. The Federal Government recently decided to scrap them both as core subjects in favour of teaching coding to kids. I’m all for it, but how do you feel about the changes?
- iOS 9 For Business: Nine New iPhone And iPad Features Power Users Will Love
For people who own an iPhone and (insert any number of Apple products here), iOS 9, watchOS 2, OS X El Capitan and now even tvOS will deliver a number of improvements to your daily life and the tasks you carry out. With iOS 9 now out in the wild, here are nine of the best new ways you can use Apple’s ecosystem to improve your workflow and productivity.