You wanted November supermoon viewing tips, MyRepublic’s 100Mbps broadband deal for $59.95 and a guide to accessing US Netflix in Australia. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Watch The Melbourne Cup 2016 Live Stream Here!
The 2016 Melbourne Cup commences today at 3PM AEDT. If you’re not in a suitably-equipped venue with a TV, have no fear — you can live stream the race from your phone or laptop with one click.
- How To Watch Melbourne Cup 2016 Live And Online For Free
Want to watch the Melbourne Cup live but don’t have a TV in your workplace? Here’s everything you need to know about watching the race that stops a nation live — from the various TV options to Twitter’s global live stream. We’ve also included all the important Melbourne Cup links and race times to make life easier, along with overseas viewing tips. Game on!
- Amazon’s Online Store Is Coming To Australia Next Year
Amazon’s international e-store is finally launching Down Under! According to a report in the Australian Financial Review (AFR), Amazon’s hugely popular shopping service aims to have a local presence in every Australian state in 2017. Bizarrely, they also plan to build physical retail stores. Here are the details.
- The Biggest Supermoon Of The Century Is Coming Next Week
As night sets in on November 14, wander outside and gawk at the sky. If the weather is clear, the moon will be at its biggest and brightest in nearly 70 years, and it won’t put on a similar display until late 2034. Here are the best times and places to watch.
- MyRepublic Unleashes 100Mbps Unlimited NBN Broadband For $59.95 Per Month
Internet service provider MyRepublic thinks it’s rubbish that a lot of Australians on the National Broadband Network (NBN) are getting ADSL speeds. The company has announced its entering the local market with a ‘true’ NBN offer that gives customers up to 100Mbps download speeds with no data limits for a flat rate of $59.95 per month. Here’s what you need to know.
- Who The Hell Is Apple Trying To Sell The MacBook Pro To?
Last week, Apple launched the next generation of MacBook Pro laptops; the first update in over four years. Many fans who had been eagerly anticipating the new range were left bitterly disappointed. It seems Apple forgot what the “Pro” in the product name stands for.
- Classic Hacks: How To Get American Netflix In Australia
Since it launched in 2015, the Australian version of Netflix has been adding a steady stream of content each month. While the selection of movies and TV shows is getting better, it still pales in comparison to the US version due to national licencing deals. Here’s how to get the whole US catalogue in Australia — without getting slugged by the exchange rate.
- Google Phone Showdown: Nexus 6P Vs Pixel XL
Google’s new Pixel phones are here to replace the Nexus line. Normally, we wouldn’t pit new phones against old ones but if you’re shopping now, or looking to replace an explodey Galaxy Note 7, these are your two best options. Let’s look at how the old guard stacks up against Google’s new hardware play, and where the real value lies.
- The Masters Fire Sale Is Finally Heating Up
Remember the Masters closing down sale? It’s still going and the prices ares finally worthwhile. You can now score up to 70 per cent off everything in-store, including BBQs, power tools, paints, lighting, lawn mowers, wallpaper, furniture and miscellaneous DIY supplies. Here’s what you need to know.
- Microsoft Surface Studio Vs Apple iMac: Australian Specs And Pricing Compared
Last week, Microsoft launched the Surface Studio, an all-in-one PC that is aimed squarely at creative professionals. Apple has already secured a large portion of that market with its iMac desktops but the Surface Studio is a formidable competitor. So how do they stack up against each other? Here’s a detailed breakdown of the specs and the pricing for the Microsoft Surface Studio and the latest Apple iMac with Retina display.