You wanted lazy Halloween costume ideas, new Macbook Pro Australian pricing and the right to say the ‘F word’ with impunity. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- The ‘F Word’ Is No Longer Deemed Offensive In Australia
An Australian judge has dismissed charges of offensive language against three marriage equality protesters who were caught on camera chanting swear words. Apparently, yelling expletives into a loudspeaker on public property no longer constitutes offensive language. Good to know.
- 20 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas For Lazy People
So you’ve been invited to a mate’s Halloweeen party but haven’t worked out what to wear. Don’t panic! You still have time to create an inspired, no-frills costume from stuff lying around the house. Here are 20 non-sucky ideas that can be whipped together in under an hour.
- Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Australian Pricing, Specs And Release Date
It has been four years since Apple updated its MacBook Pro notebook range and existing users have been dying for a refresh. Their prayers have now been answered. Today, Apple announced the new and improved MacBook Pro line that is thinner, lighter and more powerful than the previous generation. Here are the details on the MacBook Pro 2016, the spec sheet and the pricing.
- Everything Coming To Netflix, Stan And Foxtel This November
While neither Stan 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 November.
- Australia’s Internet Satisfaction Has Hit Rock Bottom
Australians have one of the lowest broadband satisfaction ratings in the world, with a new Ipsos poll ranking us 23rd out of 26 countries. South Korea, with its average peak connection speed of 95.3Mbps, topped the list. (Well, duh.) The NBN clearly isn’t doing its job.
- Report: Now Samsung Galaxy S7 Edges Are Exploding Too [Updated]
Uh oh. According to a report on Phone Arena, a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in the US has burst into flames while charging. This is allegedly the third such incident involving the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in the past month. Here’s what you need to know.
- Aldi Is Selling A $1999 Gaming PC: Is It Actually Any Good?
Budget supermarket Aldi is selling a Medion gaming PC that costs just under $2000. It will be on sale next Wednesday, but is it worth buying? The Medion brand isn’t exactly known for high quality and the price seems awfully good when other gaming PCs can cost much more than $2000. Let’s look at the specs and find out.
- Red Cross Leaks Personal Data Of 550,000 Blood Donors In Australia’s Biggest Data Breach
Red Cross has inadvertently leaked the personal information of 550,000 blood donors after publishing a backup database containing the data onto a publicly exposed web server. Security expert Troy Hunt has labelled this Australia’s largest ever leak of personal and criticised Red Cross’ security practices. Here’s exactly what kind of data was included in the database.
- Everything Microsoft Announced At Its Windows 10 Event
Today, Microsoft announced the new Surface Studio all-in-one desktop, an upgraded Surface Book and another Windows 10 update coming this autumn. Here are all the important details you need to know.
- Dealhacker: The Best Deals From JB Hi-Fi’s Massive TV Sale
f you’re looking to upgrade your TV, today is the day to act: JB Hi-Fi is slashing 20 per cent or more off its TV range, including 4K panels from Sony, Panasonic, Samsung and LG. Here are the best deals from JB Hi-Fi’s massive TV sale with links to buy online. Prices start at under $200.
The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans
Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.