The Ten Most Popular Lifehacker Australia Posts Of All Time

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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)


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


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

I lost my Census code Image: iStock

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


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


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

NBN rollout schedule

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

How To Stream 2016 Olympics Online Image: Getty Images

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

Pirate Bay access free Image: iStock

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)

Image: Supplied

You’ve seen the contract prices,

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