The Ten Most Popular Lifehacker Australia Posts Of All Time

Lifehacker Australia is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Since 2007, we’ve dispensed tens of thousands of tips, guides and life hacks on every conceivable topic – from setting up a VPN to nude selfie-taking. To commemorate our tenth birthday, here are the ten most popular Lifehacker Australia articles of all time…

According to Google Analytics data, the following ten stories are the most popular in Lifehacker Australia’s history. Some were viral sensations on social media while others slowly accumulated a boatload of traffic through Google search. Naturally, older stories tend to do well simply by virtue of being around longer to amass traffic.

Note: We’ve omitted international content to focus on the issues local readers cared about most. For the sake of variety, we’ve also limited certain topics to one post only. (Our Census 2016 coverage, for example, garnered multiple entries in the top 10.)

Without further ado, here are the top ten most popular Lifehacker Australia posts ever: click on the headlines to go to each story!

#1 How To Access Netflix US Using Your Netflix Australia Account (2015)

As many people feared, the range of content on Netflix Australia is much weaker than on US Netflix. Fortunately, it’s ridiculously easy to switch from one to the other and access whatever shows and movies you like on your computer. Here’s how.

#2 10 Best Tactics For Finding Cheap Flights In Australia (2011)

The future for Tiger Airways in Australia looks anything but certain, but that doesn’t mean that you have to suddenly cough up hundreds of dollars more to fly. Here are our 10 best time-honoured tactics for ensuring you can hit the skies for less.

#3 Here’s What To Do If You Don’t Have Your Census Code (2016)

This year’s Australian Census is being conducted primarily online. Last week you should have received your 12-digit Census Login number which you need to log into the online survey. But what happens if you accidentally misplaced it? Here’s what you need to know.

#4 How To Save Money Using The Opal Card (2015)

Sydney’s Opal public transport smart card is about to become the default option for a lot more people, with 14 current paper tickets no longer available as of September 1. Here’s how to make the most of it so you can minimise your spend and maximise your value.

#5 How To Get Channel 76/7flix On Your TV (2016)

Yesterday, Channel 7’s new free-to-air TV channel, 7flix, went on air in Australian metro areas. The channel focuses on general entertainment, kids shows and movies — with a film screening at 8:30pm every night of the week. Here’s how to get the new channel on your TV.

#6 Here Is Every Suburb That Will Be Getting The NBN In 2016 (2015)

NBN Co has released its latest three-year construction plan with hundreds of Australian suburbs added to the rollout. Check out our comprehensive table to find out if you’re next in line. We’ve also included the technology being deployed in each suburb and the estimated commencement date.

#7 How To Watch The 2016 Rio Olympics In Australia Online And For Free (2016)

The 31st Summer Olympiad kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in just a few days’ time. If you plan to catch all the big events during this historic three-week event, your telly isn’t going to cut it — especially when you’re at work. Here’s everything you need to know about watching the Olympics in Australia for free.

#8 How To Bypass ISP Blocking Of The Pirate Bay And Other Torrent Sites For Free (2016)

At the end of last year, the Federal Court ordered ISPs to block five popular torrent websites including The Pirate Bay, TorrentHound and IsoHunt within 15 business days. Foxtel and Village Roadshow initiated the court case in a bid to curb piracy.

#9 Can The Philips Airfryer Actually Fry Stuff? (2011)

Deep-fried food tastes so good, but involves way more oil than is likely to be good for you, not to mention the always-looming possibility of a major fat fire. The much-promoted-recently Philips Airfryer claims to offer “great tasting food with 80% less fat”. But what does food from an airfyer actually taste like? Over the past week, Lifehacker has been testing it to find out.

#10 The Cheapest Way To Buy An iPhone 7 Or iPhone 7 Plus In Australia (2016)

You’ve seen the contract prices, and you might be tempted to sign up and avoid paying upfront for your shiny new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus — but you could end up paying more for the same phone, calls and data than you need to. Here’s how much you can save by buying up-front and choosing the right prepaid plan.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

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