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You wanted Orionid meteor shower viewing tips, a review of the Android Pixel and free smashed avo toasties. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- How To Watch Tonight's Orionid Meteor Shower In Australia The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks later tonight, and this year it’s set to be a good one here in Australia, showing off some of the brightest, fastest meteors visible from Earth. While the moon may make viewing a little difficult this year, the Orionids have one of the most prominent radiant points of any yearly meteor shower.
- How To Watch The Third US Presidential Debate In Australia
The final US presidential is set to kick off in Las Vegas (where else?) on October 20 as 12pm. This will be the last chance for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to convince US voters (and the world at large) that they are the best choice for the highest office in the land. With Trump still battling sexual harassment allegations and Clinton mired in dubious Wall Street connections, expect plenty of fireworks. Stuck at work? Here’s how to watch the debate online and for free.
- How To Watch The Nintendo NX Console Reveal In Australia
In the wee hours of tomorrow morning Nintendo will release the first trailer for its upcoming video game console (currently code-named ‘NX’.) Here’s how to watch the Nintendo NX announcement in Australia.
- What Happened To All The Pokemon GO Players?
Pokémon Go is in rapid decline. Since launching in July and soaring in popularity, it had lost at least a third of its daily users by the middle of August. By mid-September, daily revenues had fallen from US$16m per day to US$2m (excluding the 30% app store fee) and daily downloads had declined from a peak of 27 million to 700,000. So what happened?
- The Best Spreadsheet Hacks For Microsoft Excel And Google Sheets
This week, the world celebrated Spreadsheet Day, AKA the most boring holiday devised by humankind. But wait! If you hate spreadsheets and everything they stand for, it probably means you don’t know how to use them properly. Here are our most useful spreadsheet hacks for Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets; suitable for novices and experts alike.
- Google's Five Toughest Interview Questions (And How To Answer Them)
Google is notorious for its prodigiously tough recruitment process and mind-boggling brainteasers. Here are some of Google’s toughest and most bizarre interview questions and how to answer them. We also have some suggestions on what interview questions the company should ask instead.
- Windows Update Ruins Lives
Windows Update is frustrating as shit at the best of times. Windows 10 updates are even worse. Windows 10’s big-ass Anniversary Update? That takes the cake.
- Google Pixel XL Review: Android Done Right
Apple’s decision to ditch the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 handsets has been met with widespread disapproval. Samsung is scrambling to put out the fires (figuratively and literally) as it garners bad press for exploding Note 7 devices. Google Pixel XL seems poised to become a viable alternative to these flagship rivals — at least, that’s what Google is hoping for. Here is the Lifehacker verdict.
- These Are The Most In-Demand Jobs And Skills In Australia
This week, ManpowerGroup released its 11th annual Talent Shortage Survey which takes a snapshot of the most in-demand occupations in Australia. It found that 38 per cent of Australian employers are having difficulties filling job vacancies due to talent shortages. If you’re looking for work (or a high-paying career change), these are the skills you should be training up in.
- UberEats Will Bring You Smashed Avo Toasts For Free
Uber is feeling bad for money-wasting Millennials blowing money on $22 smashed avocado toasts at hipster cafes and can’t afford to buy a house. It has partnered up with a number of restaurants across Australia to deliver free smashed avocado toasts to the mouths of Millennials through its food delivery service UberEats. Here’s how you can get in on the free smashed avo action.