You wanted fiendish brain teasers, grammar misconceptions and Game Of Thrones piracy justification. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Why I Refuse To Feel Guilty For Torrenting Game Of Thrones
One year ago my brother in-law and I made a decision. We wanted to do the right thing. We wanted to try and pay to watch Game of Thrones season 5. Analyse that sentence for a second. I’ll add some italics for emphasis. “We wanted to try and pay to watch Game of Thrones.”
- How To Be An Audiophile On The Cheap
You love music, but even if you consider yourself a true audiophile, the cost of high-end sound can be, frankly, a little absurd. We talked with a handful of audio experts to find out how to get audiophile-calibre sound without emptying your savings account. Here’s what they had to say.
- 10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)
Are you the sort of person who just loves correcting other people’s grammar? Are you sure that you’re doing it right? Some things that people have been taught are rules of English grammar are really not rules at all — and some of them are flat-out wrong.
- 17 Facebook Hacks Everyone Should Know
Ah, Facebook. There’s something to be said for having all your social media needs in one place, but the problems with Facebook are as numerous as its users. Here we’ve collated some of our most useful, interesting and amusing Facebook tips and tricks so you can take your take back your News Feed, Timeline and Profile.
- Brain Tester: Can You Solve These 21 Fiendish Puzzles?
Puzzles of logic are one of the best ways to measure your intelligence, quick wits and ability to think outside the box. The following selection of riddles, brain-teasers and numeric sequences are designed to separate the deep thinkers from the dunces. They start off easy and get progressively harder — best grab a pen and paper!
- Here's Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan And Foxtel This May
While neither Stan nor the Australian Netflix library has anything near the range of US streaming services, every month we get just a little more. Foxtel is also adding a number of hugely popular titles to their Anytime on-demand streaming. Read on to see all the content that will be added to their libraries during the month of May.
- How A 'Non-IT Guy' Improved Origin Energy With Shadow IT
Origin is one of the biggest energy providers in Australia. Like many other large organisations, it can be bogged down by bureaucracy and inflexibility. But that didn’t stop one employee from conducting ‘black ops’ projects that would contribute to the development of new products and capabilities./li>
- Web Email Showdown: Gmail Vs. Outlook.com
It’s hard to think about email without putting a G in front of it. Despite Gmail’s renown as one of the best email services on the internet, Microsoft’s Outlook.com has spent the last few years building itself into a competent competitor. In today’s showdown, we put these two behemoths of email to the test.
- 10+ Dishes And Drinks Everyone Should Know How To Make At Home (Including You)
Whether you have trouble boiling water or you know your way around an immersion circulator, there are some foods that everyone should know how to make, either because they’re delicious, they’re easy, or they require skills that will benefit you as you learn your way around the kitchen. We asked some professional chefs (and the Lifehacker team) what you should be able to make, no matter who you are, and how.
- CVV Hacking: How Thieves Get The Three Numbers From The Back Of Your Credit Card
As any online shopper knows, all credit cards have a 3-digit card verification value (CVV or CVV2) code printed on the back. Merchants are forbidden from storing this information — so how do online fraudsters manage to get hold of it? Here’s what you need to know.