Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

You wanted standing desk insights, federal election tips and Game Of Thrones digital downloads. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

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  1. You Can Finally Watch Game Of Thrones Season 6 Without Foxtel If you’re one of those rare souls who refuses to pirate Game Of Thrones, the wait is finally over. Following yesterday’s season-six finale on Foxtel, the series is now available to purchase in its entirety on Google Play and iTunes. We have the purchase links and prices.
  2. Election 2016 Survival Guide: Apps, Cheat Sheets And Sausage Sizzles
    The Federal Election is on this July 2. Yes, that’s tomorrow. Did you know rules for voting for the Senate have changed? Have you picked who you’re voting for yet? Where’s the best Election Day sausage sizzle at? If you feel ill-prepared for Election Day, we’ve assembled a bunch of online tools and tips to help you be a responsible voter and to make the voting experience as painless as possible.
  3. Here’s Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan, Presto And Foxtel This July
    Copyright holders have been fighting against content piracy for some time and one of the weapons they use is digital rights management (DRM). DRM technology generally restricts the access and reproduction of the protected content and Google Chrome uses one called Widevine for copyright media content that is streamed through its browsers including materials from Netflix. But security researchers have found a way to bypass this. Here’s what you need to know.
  4. Google Chrome Bug Lets You Pirate Netflix Content
    If you’re a non-scientist, you might have once asked yourself, propped against the bedhead after disappointingly quick intercourse, how long does sex “normally” last? A scientist, though, would phrase the same question in an almost comically obscure way: What is the mean intravaginal ejaculation latency time? Well, here’s your answer…
  5. Five Ways To Annoy How-To-Vote Volunteers On Election Day
    One of the most annoying aspects of voting at the federal election is the throngs of party faithful handing out how-to-vote cards. On the big day, 99.9 per cent of the population has already decided who its going to vote for, yet the volunteers are still out in force, foisting colourful sheets of paper on anyone who crosses their path. Here are some tactics to wind them up for pushing their party’s agenda and wasting your time.
  6. Classic Hacks: Find Out If Your Friends Are On Tinder
    Everyone gets curious sometimes — whether you’re wondering if your Facebook friend is on the market, or trying to incriminate a cheating ex, it’s inevitable that you’ve thought about checking your friends’ Tinder status at least once. While the old method for finding friends who use Tinder no longer works, you can now do this from right within the app.
  7. There’s Still Time To Fix Australia’s NBN
    Labor’s policy for the National Broadband Network released Monday commits the party – if elected – to move away from the Coalition’s fibre to the node (FTTN) network and transition back to a roll-out of fibre to the premises (FTTP). This was the central pillar of Labor’s original NBN. So how does this compare with the Coalition’s version of the NBN?
  8. How To Get Into Qantas Club Lounges By Buying A Pass
    Qantas lounges, until now only accessed by high status frequent flyers, paid up club members and business class travellers, can now be accessed for a one-off fee. The single visit passes cost $49 or 7,000 Qantas points for domestic Qantas Club lounges, $69 or 9,900 points for international business class lounges and $99 or 14,500 points for the Premium International Ports lounges in Hong Kong and Singapore.
  9. Four Things I’ve Learned Using A Standing Desk
    I’ve been using a standing desk for a few months now and I love it. It makes me feel more productive, keeps me active and cost me next to nothing to set up. Still, I had some growing pains. If you’re thinking about setting up a standing desk, here’s what I learned so you don’t have to.
  10. Five Ways To Make The Most Of Your Tax Return
    If you’re expecting a sizable tax return, it can be tempting to blow the money on a shiny new gadget or mid-year holiday. Indeed, a recent survey by Get Qualified Australia (GQA) found that nearly a fifth of Australians spend their tax return on recreation. By contrast, just 2 per cent of people put the money towards education and upskilling. Here are five ways to transform your return into a lucrative investment courtesy of GQA founder Adam Wadi.

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