Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts

Last Week’s 10 Biggest Posts
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You wanted: Malware alerts, Optus 5G home broadband, how to reserve ‘blocked’ seats on aeroplane flights. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week.

  1. ALERT: Delete This Malware-Filled Android App ASAP
    A popular Android app boasting 100 million downloads on the Google Play Store has been flagged by Kaspersky for containing a backdoor vulnerability that could make it a hotbed for highly dangerous malware. You need to uninstall it, and you need to do it now. Here are the details.
  2. MALWARE ALERT: Update Google Chrome Right Now
    Google has released an emergency patch for Chrome on Windows, macOS and Linux to fix a newly discovered vulnerability that could allow malicious websites to completely take over your PC. Here’s how to get the fix.
  3. Optus 5G Home Broadband Is Bloody Good Value
    Optus is finally rolling out 5G home broadband to suburbs that are covered by the network. Prices start at $70 per month – and they come with unlimited data!
  4. How To Reserve ‘Blocked’ Seats On Aeroplane Flights
    Airlines love to torture us. Even when you’re prepared and organised, there’s nothing you can do to escape their blood thirst for profit. If you’ve ever reserved a seat on a flight, you’ll notice entire sections of airlines blocked off so that you can’t claim them, even if you wanted to or are willing to pay extra.
  5. Ditch Netflix In September (You Won’t Be Sorry)
    Netflix Australia is about to enter one of its worst dry spells since launch. In September 2019, the service is only adding three new original movies (none of which look like much cop.) With the possible exception of The Politician, there aren’t any big ‘tent-pole’ style series to get excited about either.
  6. Google Chrome Is Changing How Tabs Work (But Don’t Freak Out)
    An upcoming Chrome update is set to change what happens when you right-click on a tab. In all, four existing options will be removed completely in a bid to simplify the browsing experience. Here are the changes.
  7. How To Get Disney Plus For Cheap In Australia
    Disney Plus is set to officially launch in Australia on November 19. At $8.99 a month, it’s already one of the cheapest streaming options on the block, but there’s a way to get the price down even further – and there might be a special offer coming that sees it drop below $5 a month. Here are the details!
  8. How To Force The New Android Auto UpdateA new version of Android Auto is finally here — sort of. Google started rolling out a beautiful new version of Android Auto late last month, and your device should prompt you to switch over to the new look and feel when you plug it into your car. If not, you’ll want to check a buried setting to force this update manually.
  9. 46 Baby Names You Can’t Use In AustraliaAs anyone who works in a school or childcare centre will attest, Australian parents come up with some pretty weird names for their offspring – including Google, Tron and Hippo. While most names are reluctantly approved by the state or territory’s Registry of Births, there are a few that you just can’t get away with.
  10. RIP Huawei Mate 30 Pro. We Hardly Knew Ye
    If you’ve been eyeing the Huawei Mate 30 Pro as a potential phone replacement, you might want to reconsider. Google has confirmed that the model will be banned from using Google-licensed apps and services. At the very least, this means no Play Store access, no Google applications and no Android 10.


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