Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts
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You wanted: iPhone X versus Samsung Galaxy Note 8, sleep myths busted, 50 free apps. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.

  1. Specs Showdown: iPhone X Vs Samsung Note 8
    It’s been a decade since Apple changed mobile phones forever and today, they announced their latest model – the iPhone X. We’ve covered all the finer details here, and with Samsung’s Note 8 releasing in a couple of weeks, you might be wondering how the two stack up to one another. In a battle of the mobile heavyweights, who wins?
  2. Why You Didn’t Get The Tax Return You Were Expecting
    Tax refund season is well underway, and if you’re one of the lucky ones, you will have received a sizeable tax refund that you can put towards whatever takes your fancy. If you’re not so lucky, you may be wondering why you ended up with a much smaller amount than usual. Or worse – owe the ATO money. Here are five possible reasons your tax refund was lower than you were hoping for.
  3. How To Watch Apple’s iPhone 8 And iPhone X Event In Australia
    Apple has set the date for this year’s major product announcement event and the next iPhone will definitely be making an appearance. For Australians that want to devour all the announcements live, here’s how you can watch the keynote in the comfort of your own home.
  4. There’s Literally No Excuse For Pewdiepie’s ‘N-Word’ Clip
    Yesterday, Felix “Pewdiepie” Kjellberg – the millionaire YouTube personality known for making a spate of racially-charged “joke” videos – let the gaming community down once again. Unfortunately, this time it cannot be excused as a clumsy attempt at satire.
  5. Why You Need A VPN (And How To Choose One
    You might know what a virtual private network (VPN) is, but the odds of you actually using one are low. You really should be using a VPN — ultimately, you may end up seeing it as just as vital as your internet connection. We’ll tell you why, explain how to choose a VPN provider and list five that are worth considering.
  6. The 50 Free Apps We’re Most Thankful For
    There is not shortage of free mobile and desktop applications available on the internet. Unfortunately, most of them are either rubbish or trick you into parting with your cash via in-app purchases. But if you take the time to sort the wheat from the chaff, you’ll find plenty of excellent apps that truly are free.
  7. OnePlus 5 Smartphone Australian Review
    Sleek and powerful without breaking the budget, the Android-powered OnePlus 5 throws down the gauntlet to flagship smartphone makers.
  8. Who Are The ‘Sleepless Elite’ (And How Do You Become One)?
    Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money and co-founder of, claims to only need four hours of sleep each night to feel well-rested and alert. Cramer said he sleeps between 11:30 p.m. and 3:45 a.m. most weeknights, and rarely needs an alarm to rise. His father, he says, was the same way, only taking a couple of naps but never sleeping a full eight hours.
  9. 10 Myths About Sleep Busted
    Sleep is a mysterious process, and that means it’s the subject of many untruths and much ill-informed wishful thinking. If you’re trying to improve your quality or quantity of sleep, don’t fall for these myths and you’ll be well on the way.
  10. Ask LH: Can My Employer Force Me To Take Annual Leave During Shutdowns?
    Dear Lifehacker, I work for a company that will be shutting down between December 20 and January 12. We have been instructed to take annual leave – 13 days total – during this break. That’s more than the half of my allotted leave. Is it legal for a company to dictate when you can take the majority of your holidays? Thanks, Kris

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