Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts

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You wanted: Reverse parking tips, Australian average income earnings and the best smartphones under $500. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.

  1. The Numbers Are In: Tesla Powerwall Can Save Thousands On Your Power Bill
    How much can a family living in a four-bedroom house save by using the Tesla Powerwall and good ol' solar power? The figure has come in at $2110.46 a year for the Pfitzner family. Here are the details.
  2. How Much Does The Average Australian Earn In A Year?
    The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its average weekly earnings report which does exactly what it says on the tin. By taking the average weekly earnings and multiplying them by 52, it's possible to work out the average annual wage in Australia. Here's how much you want to be earning.
  3. Optus Switches On 1Gbps 4.5G Network In Sydney
    Macquarie Park in Sydney is the first suburb getting access to Optus' new 4.5G network that is capable of 1.03Gbps maximum theoretical download speeds. Here's everything you need to know.
  4. Sunday Penalty Rates Just Got Cut In Australia [Updated]
    The Fair Work Commission has decided to reduce penalty rates for hospitality and retail staff around the country. Here's what you need to know.
  5. AMD Ryzen 7: Australian Specs, Pricing And Availability
    AMD has officially lifted the curtains on its long-awaited Ryzen 7 series of consumer CPUs, aimed at being the cut-price rival to Intel's i7 range. Here are the details on the CPUs' specs along with pricing and availability for Australia.
  6. Village Roadshow Is Blocking 40 More Torrent Sites In Australia (And Pirates Won't Care)
    In December 2016, the Federal Court ordered Australian ISPs to block five torrent sites, including Pirate Bay, in a copyright case brought on by Village Roadshow. The ruling allowed the local film distributor to seek to add more websites to the block list. Village Roadshow is doing just that.
  7. Sunday Penalty Rates Just Got Cut In Australia
    The Fair Work Commission has decided to reduce penalty rates for hospitality and retail staff around the country. Here's what you need to know.
  8. The Best Smartphones Under $500
    If you read certain tech sites, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the only smartphones worth owning are top-of-the-range flagship models (it's all they ever talk about.) In reality, very few people need a smartphone that costs $1200 - or even half that price.
  9. Keep Your Budget Simple By Sticking To These Three Categories
    You could spend hours trying to devise a flexible system to categorise and label every single expense you have, but it won't necessarily help you. Instead, stick to a three-category budget to make things simple.
  10. How To Reverse Park Your Car Like A Pro [Infographic]
    Some drivers can reverse parallel park their cars without even thinking about it. For the rest of us, it's a prolonged nightmare of white-knuckled mortification where every turn of the wheel does the opposite of what you were expecting. Meanwhile, multiple bystanders are watching your attempts in a mixture of amusement and pity. Fun times.

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