You wanted a Surface Pro 4 review, hardcore horror film recommendations and distraction-free sex advice. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review: A Worthy Laptop Replacement
Microsoft markets its Surface Pro series as tablets that can replace your laptop. While previous iterations haven fallen short of this promise due to various reason, the newest family member, Surface Pro 4 comes pretty damn close. I spent two weeks using the Windows 10 device as my main work computer and while I enjoyed using, I did have a few gripes with the tablet. Read on for the full review.
- How To Build A Powerhouse Steam Machine For Hundreds Of Dollars Less
It’s been a long time coming, but the first Steam Machines are finally here: compact computers that give you the quality of PC gaming with the living room convenience of consoles. Too bad most of them cost an arm and a leg. Here’s how to build your own for less.
- Microsoft Band 2 Is Out This Week: Here's How It Stacks Up
With the original Microsoft Band never seeing release in Australia, the Band 2 is going to be our first glimpse of Microsoft’s wearable technology. While it can access email, messages and call alerts, the Band is far more fitness tracker than smartwatch, unlike Apple or Samsung’s wearable offerings. So is there any advantage to getting the Microsoft Band 2 over one of the forerunners of the industry like the Fitbit or one of Garmin’s fitness trackers?
- Microsoft Outlook Crashing For A Number Of Users After Security Patches
A number of Microsoft Outlook users are experiencing crashes when they use the email desktop client after the vendor’s regular security patches were rolled out for Windows on Tuesday. Here’s what we know.
- The Windows 10 Apps That Are Actually Worth UsingMicrosoft has made a big deal about its new Universal Apps for Windows 10. While some developers are slow to jump on the bandwagon, a few have developed new versions of their apps just for Windows 10, and they’re worth taking a look at.
- What's New In Windows 10's Big November Update
Windows 10 gets its first major update today, with a number of features you’ve asked for — like coloured title bars, fixes to the Start menu, and (finally!) a better way to activate your Windows 10 licence.
- How To Stop Getting So Damn Distracted During Sex
During sex, do you frequently find yourself thinking about grocery shopping, or getting distracted by the cobwebs on the ceiling? It’s frustratingly hard to turn our brains off when we’re being intimate, even though we all know how much better sex can be when we’re mentally present. These tricks can help.
- 10 Hardcore Horror Films To Watch On Friday The 13th
So you think you can handle anything a horror film can throw at you? We wouldn’t be so sure. To celebrate this Friday the 13th, we’ve assembled a list of the most extreme horror movies ever created. We dare you to watch this lot back-to-back, alone in the dark.
- Is It Legal For Your Work To Demand A Medical Assessment After You Call In Sick?
Considering 81 per cent of Australian full-time workers have admitted to taking a sick day when they’re not ill, it’s no wonder bosses are wary of employees who “chuck a sickie”. But how far can they go to make you prove that you’re really too sick to work? Is it legal for your employer to order you to get a medical assessment?
- Cloud Wars Explained: Why Nobody Can Catch Up With Amazon
The market for cloud computing continues to defy all expectations. Even as the startup craze starts to cool in Silicon Valley, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all reported bang-up earnings last quarter, not least because of their big bets on the cloud. What exactly are these companies selling? Who’s buying it? And why is one company that wasn’t even in enterprise technology a decade ago — Amazon — beating the pants off everyone else?