Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted solar eclipse viewing tips, better sleeping strategies and a guide to healthy coffee drinking. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. How (And When) To Watch Wednesday's Total Solar Eclipse In Australia
    On the morning of March 9, the Moon will pass between Earth and the Sun, causing a total solar eclipse like it’s the End Times. Here’s how to see this striking cosmic event in Australia.
  2. Turn-by-Turn Navigation Showdown: Google Maps Vs. Waze
    You wouldn’t really think there could be that much difference between turn-by-turn navigation apps, but even just a glance at Google Maps and Waze shows how different they are. They might both be owned by the same company, but they work completely differently.
  3. The Domination Of Android Explained In One Graph
    When the time comes to update your work phone fleet, you might want to consider an Android rollout over Windows Phone or iOS. As this graph shows, Google’s operating system is the most dominant OS by far — which means employees are a lot more likely to be familiar with it.
  4. The Best Smartphone Apps For DIY Carpentry [Infographic]
    If The Block has taught us anything, it’s that you don’t need to be an architectural genius to fix up a property. When it comes to assembling equipment for the job, it pays to tool up your smartphone in addition to your tool belt. This infographic from furniture manufacturer Jarrimber takes a look at some of the most popular carpentry apps available for iPhone and Android.
  5. The Healthy Guide To Drinking Coffee [Infographic]
    Quitting coffee is not an option for most people. Without it, most office workers would instantly transform into Mad Max marauders hunting for shiny, chrome Delonghis. Thankfully, indulging in a hot brew doesn’t need to be detrimental to your health — in fact, it can improve everything from cognitive skills to memory retention. This infographic provides seven tips for effective and responsible imbibing.
  6. Get Better Sleep And Start Mornings Strong With The '10-3-2-1-0' Formula
    A productive day starts with a great morning, and you can’t have a great morning if you didn’t get any rest the night before. This simple five-part formula will help you get to bed earlier, sleep better and wake up feeling rested.
  7. How To Remove The KeRanger Ransomware From Your Mac
    For the first time ever, Apple has been forced to shut down a ransomware attack targeting Mac users running OS X. The file-encrypting malware is embedded in version 2.90 of the BitTorrent client Transmission and demands a bitcoin payment of approximately $400. If you are using Transmission 2.90, you are advised to delete it immediately. Here are the steps you need to take.
  8. Use The Rubber Band Method To Build Better Habits Every Day
    Habits are important to our productivity both at work and at home. However, building better habits requires reminders. You need something to help you keep your new habits at the forefront of your mind until they’re cemented in your brain. Even a simple rubber band can help.
  9. Should You Buy An Android Or iPhone? [Infographic]
    If you’ve only ever used an Android or iPhone, how can you possibly know that you’ve made the right choice? This flowchart from the Carlcheo tech blog guides you through both mobile operating systems in a bid to find out which mobile OS is best for your personal needs.
  10. Six Car Maintenance Tips All Drivers Should Follow
    Whether you’re an A to B driver or an enthusiast, every car owner and driver should familiarise themselves with the most important car maintenance tips. A few simple upkeep tricks can help you save money, prolong the life of your vehicle and increase your safety on the road and the safety of your passengers. Here are six maintenance jobs that literally any driver can do.


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