You wanted daylight savings tips, April Fools' spoilers and online security advice. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
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- Turn Your Clock The Right Way On April 3 With This Simple Daylight Savings Rule
On April 3, Daylight Savings comes to an end in NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT. For some reason, the obligatory clock readjustment tends to flummox otherwise intelligent people. Do you move the clock forward or backwards?? If you suffer from this embarrassing annual brain fart, here’s an old adage that will help you to permanently remember.
- April Fools' Day 2016 Spoilers: All The Fake Stories And Pranks Revealed [Updated]
Every year, April Fools’ Day is marked not only by pranks played on colleagues and friends, but by false news stories and product announcements. We’ve rounded up 2016’s best (and worst) April Fools’ gags, including AirTasker’s new platform for dogs, Contiki’s virtual reality tours and the triumphant minting of the Dollarydoo.
- 7 Essential Security Measures For Your Home
Every now or then we keep hearing about the reports of burglary around our city or neighbourhood. More than 90-percent of the time, the robbery cases occur in the absence of homeowners. Either amateur crooks looking for opportunities or skilled burglars are behind such house break-ins. We have some tips on how to beef up the security for your home.
- Australian Airport Strikes: The Dates You Need To Know
If you’re flying overseas in the next few days, we have some bad news for you: Australia’s immigration and border protection workers are resuming strike action at major international airports around the country. This means your flight will probably be delayed. Here are the relevant dates and times for each Australian airport.
- CHOICE And The ACCC Are Gunning For Thermomix
arlier in the month, an Australian woman suffered horrific second-degree burns to her chest, arms and stomach when her Thermomix cooking appliance unexpectedly burst open. Now, CHOICE is launching Australia’s first mass incident report with plans to take the matter to the ACCC.
- Be Inspired By These DIY Board Gaming Tables
Hardcore board gamers know that a standard kitchen table usually isn’t good enough for the more, uh, expansive titles such as Firefly or Arkham Horror. A solid, square table, say 1.5 x 1.5m, is a better choice, but if you have even a tiny crafting bone in your body, you might be tempted to make one yourself. But where do you start?
- The Science Of What Makes An Introvert And An Extrovert
Do you like to make small talk? Do you prefer one-to-one conversations or group activities? These questions and many others often show up in personality quizzes to reveal how introverted or extroverted you are, but what does that really mean? Here’s what science tells us about extroversion and introversion.
- The People Who Upload Torrents
Piracy is inevitable. But a torrent doesn’t appear out of thin air. There’s a person at the start of that process, an individual who decides to share a game or movie with the world for free. I’ve talked with a few of them, and here’s what they had to say.
- 11 TED Talks To Watch When You're Feeling Burned Out
The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are suffering; and your weight continues to fluctuate. If this sounds like you, odds are you’re burned out. Here are 11 online TED talks that can help.
- Note-Taking Showdown: Evernote Vs. OneNote
Evernote and OneNote are two of our favourite tools, but both have changed substantially since we last compared these two apps — in some ways, not for the best. Here’s where these two stand today.