Last Week's Top Ten Posts

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You wanted Rio Olympics viewing tips, Census dodging hacks and Samsung Galaxy Note7 specifications. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:

  1. How To Watch The 2016 Rio Olympics In Australia Online And For Free The 31st Summer Olympiad kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in just a few days’ time. If you plan to catch all the big events during this historic three-week event, your telly isn’t going to cut it — especially when you’re at work. Here’s everything you need to know about watching the Olympics in Australia for free.
  2. How To Dodge Census 2016 To Protect Your Privacy
    This year’s Census conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will not be anonymous. Your name and address information will be retained for up to four years. This new Census arrangement has privacy pundits up in arms. Yet, it’s compulsory for all Australian households to submit their information. So what should you do if you value your privacy and don’t want to fill out the Census form? Here are some suggestions on how to avoid it.
  3. Rio Olympics 2016: The Full Events Schedule
    The 2016 Rio Olympic Games kicks off tomorrow. Naturally, many of the Olympic sports you want to watch live will be airing when you’re at work. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the action though. Preparation is key here. We have put together the full schedule of the 2016 Rio Olympics that will be broadcasted on Channel 7 and methods you can use to sneakily stream the events at work. We’ve also included specific broadcast times for the sporting events Australia loves most.
  4. Ten Things To Remember When Completing The 2016 Online Census
    The 2016 Census is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, August 9. For the first time, the online version — or “eCensus” — is the default method for filling in the national survey. As with the 2011 version, most of the online process is fairly self-explanatory, but here are ten issues to bear in mind.
  5. What To Do If You Lose Your Census Login Code
    This year’s Australian Census is being conducted primarily online. By now you should have received your 12-digit Census Login number which you need to log into the online survey. But what happens if you accidentally misplaced it? Here’s what you need to know.
  6. All The Coolest Features Of Windows 10's Anniversary Update
    Microsoft’s first big feature update for Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, is out today. With it comes a smarter Cortana, better multiple desktop tools and tweaks that fix annoyances we’ve hated since Windows 10 launched.
  7. Skiplagged's Real-Time Pokemon GO Map Is A Decent PokeVision Alternative
    If you’re looking for a good real-time Pokemon GO map to replace the now defunct PokeVision, travel deals web site Skiplagged has just the ticket.
  8. Samsung Galaxy Note7: Australian Pricing, Specs And Release Date
    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be released in Australia very soon. We have the Australian release date, specifications and pricing for the long-awaited handset. Read on to find out more.
  9. Commonwealth Bank Services Are Down Across The Country
    Commonwealth Bank has said it is experiencing problems with its NetBank and CommBank applications, with customers unable to complete transactions. The issue may also be affecting POS terminals with some customers reporting they cannot withdraw cash. Here are the details.
  10. Ask LH: Will I Really Be Fined For Not Completing The Australian Census?
    Dear Lifehacker, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and had a recommended page which was by Census Australia. I started going through the comments to see what people were saying and was astonished to see multiple responses by the ABS talking about a $180 fine if we don’t complete the Census. Is this true? Can they really fine us for refusing to divulge every bit of information we have about ourselves? What are my legal rights here? Thanks, Mighty Pissed Off

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