You wanted exploding Samsung Galaxy Note7 news, rare pokemon hunting tips for Pokemon Go and details about the Masters closing down sale. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week.
- Dealhacker: The Masters Fire Sale Starts Today
Last week, Woolworths sold off its Masters home improvement division which had been losing about $200 million a year. All Masters stores will be closed down by December 11 — but first, it needs to get rid of up to $700 million worth of existing stock. If you’re looking to score some cheap paints, white goods, BBQs, electronic appliances or DIY supplies, the sale starts today.
- Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note7 Safety Recall: What We Know So Far [Updated]
Speculation is mounting that Samsung will announce a worldwide safety recall for the Galaxy Note 7 following multiple reports of exploding batteries. Sales of the smartphone have been halted and owners may soon be urged to return their devices. Here’s everything we know so far.
- This Aussie VPN Has Found A Fix For The US Netflix Problem
Yesterday, the popular VPN provider UFlix announced it will no longer support foreign Netflix access following a spike in geo-blocking measures from the streaming giant. If you were a UFlix customer, this means you no longer have access to Netflix’s extensive US library of movies and TV shows. Thankfully, there’s one VPN provider that still appears to be working — and it costs as little as $2.99 per month.
- Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan, Presto And Foxtel This September
While neither Stan, Presto 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 September.
- Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 Has Been Recalled In Australia
The news has been swirling since yesterday evening and now it’s finally official: the Samsung Galaxy Note7 is being recalled worldwide due to a battery defect that can potentially cause fires. This includes all 50,000 devices that have been sold in Australia. If you own the Samsung Galaxy Note7 you need to stop using it this instant. Here’s everything you need to know.
- It’s Official: 68 Million Dropbox Account Details Leaked Online
The persistent rumour of a massive Dropbox hack has finally been confirmed — and the details aren’t good. Independent analysis has revealed that over 68 million Dropbox user names and passwords are freely available on the internet. If you didn’t do it already, you really need to reset your password.
- The Masters ‘Fire Sale’ Is A Bit Of A Bust
So here’s an anecdotal experience that probably in no way reflects the larger picture. It’s about Masters. It’s about the Masters’ ‘fire sale’ to be precise. In short, I was very disappointed by the Masters fire sale.
- How To Find Rare And Legendary Monsters In Pokemon GO [Infographic]
Pokemon GO fever might have died down a little, but it still remains the world’s most popular and profitable mobile gaming app by a significant margin. If you’re still trying to collect ’em all, this infographic provides some handy hunting tips for the rarest pocket monsters of the bunch.
- This Year’s Dodgiest Tax Claims Revealed
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has named and shamed the dodgiest tax deductions it has received in 2016 thus far. Travel expenses and rental property deductions — which the ATO explicitly warned it would be targeting — feature prominently. If your claim wasn’t entirely honest (tch), you need to check out this list.
- Why You Should Sleep Naked
We’ve mentioned before that sleeping in the nude has all sorts of benefits, including deeper, better sleep and helping you stay cool while you rest, but this video from DNews wraps up all of those benefits nicely, and adds some more we haven’t discussed.