You wanted advance Pokemon GO tips, grating grammar goofs and coffee comparisons in each Australian state. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Why Pokemon GO Keeps Crashing (And How To Fix It)
Despite promises by Niantic, the creators of Pokemon GO, to add capacity to overloaded servers, the popular mobile game is still crashing for users around the world. The problem was particularly noticeable over the weekend. Niantic recognises that the influx of new players swarming its servers are causing connectivity issues for some Pokemon GO users. It seems the game also experienced a dedicated denial of service (DDoS) attack which made everything worse. Read on for more details and a way to access Pokemon GO even when the servers are down.
- Poke Radar Shows You Where To Find And Catch ‘Em All In Pokemon GO
Web/iOS: If you’ve been playing a lot of Pokemon GO, you’re probably tired of catching the same ol’ Pokemon in your neighbourhood. The Poke Radar map and iPhone app help you find the rest of them so you can complete your collection.
- Kickass Torrents Has Been Knocked Offline By US Copyright Police
The alleged owner of Kickass Torrents (KAT) has been arrested for copyright infringement with all site domains seized by US authorities. The upshot of this is that the site is down; possibly for good.
- PokeVision Shows You The Real-Time Locations Of Pokemon In Pokemon GO
If you’re having a tough time finding certain Pokemon in Pokemon GO, PokeVision uses Niantic’s API to show you their actual locations, and how long they will be there.
- Ask LH: Can Telstra Force Me Onto An NBN Plan If I Don’t Want To Go?
Dear Lifehacker, My street was recently joined to the great and wonderful NBN (slight sarcasm there.) Telstra has since informed me that I need to move my internet and phone across as it won’t be supported in its existing state. I’ve got no problem with this, but it got me examining other telco’s NBN deals and comparing prices.
- You Can Get A Map That Shows Locations Of Pokemon In Your Area (If You Have Programming Skills)
A group of developers that are playing Pokemon GO have created a tool that shows the location of every Pokemon within a given area on Google Maps. The project is still in its early stages and there are technical hoops that you have to jump through to get the tool up and running. Programming skills will help you here. Read on for the details.
- The Pokemon GO Trainer’s Advanced Tactics Handbook
You’ve tossed a few PokeBalls, caught a few Caterpies and spun your way to a few items at the PokeStop, but it’s time to take things to the next level. These tips and tricks will help you go from novice trainer to unbeatable gym leader faster than you can spit out the PokeRap.
- Which Car Brands Have The Highest Maintenance Costs?
The true cost of owning a car goes beyond the sticker price. Maintenance, for example, is an expense that can add up quite a bit over time. However, your mileage will vary depending on the car.
- Which Australian State Has The Highest Rated Coffee? [Infographic]
Melbournians reckon they live in the coffee capital of the world. Mind you, it’s so bloody cold over there that any hot beverage instantly tastes delicious. Comparethemarket recently compared the online reviews of cafes around Australia to find out which state has the most satisfied customers. Surprise, surprise, Melbourne didn’t even crack the top three.
- 15 Grammar Mistakes That Make You Look Stupid [Infographic]
We all make grammar mistakes from time to time. Usually it’s because you’re in a rush, writing informally or simply not devoting your full attention to the task at hand. While the odd grammatical snafu is forgivable, there are some errors you definitely need to avoid. This infographic looks at 15 bone-headed stuff-ups that will cause anyone reading to seriously question your intelligence.