Giz AU’s Biggest Stories Of 2009

It’s the new year, so it’s time to look back and see exactly which stories floated your boat on Gizmodo Australia in 2009. The results are a little surprising…

Note: All figures come from Google Analytics, and include visitors from 1 Jan 09 to 31 Dec 09.

At number 10, with 26,356 pageviews:
Aussie iPhone tethering guide- all carriers
The iPhone 3.0 software update brought with it the ability to use the iPhone as a tethered modem. The Australian rollout of that was a farce, with Optus charging $10 a month for the privilege and Telstra only enabling it six months later.

At number 9, with 28,010 pageviews:
Canon 500D Hands-On: 50D’s Sensor, 1080p Vids, $US899 (!!)
2009 was a year for HD video shooting DSLRS, and the prospect of 1080p from an entry level DSLR was obviously too enticing for many of you to turn up.

At number 8, with 29,209 pageviews:
Perfect Cocaine Simulator Will Never Make It to the iPhone App Store
It just goes to show that you’re all drug-addled deviants. But we love you, nonetheless.

At number 7, with 31,311 pageviews:
How To: Rip Blu-ray Discs
Obviously, that doesn’t include just using the digital copy that’s in the box. But considering how few PCs have a Blu-ray drive in the scheme of things, I would not have expected this to make the top ten.

At number 6, with 36,193 pageviews:
Aussie Windows 7 Pricing Announced
You all wanted to know how much it would cost you to buy Windows 7. I’d also wager that many of you were disappointed with the figures.

At number 5, with 38,296 pageviews:
How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 9 Into the Ultimate OS X Netbook
Obviously, this was before the Mini 10 became the ultimate Hackintosh device, but this is still a useful tutorial post for building your own Mac-like device.

At number 4, with 40,342 pageviews:
David Lee Roth + Microsoft SongSmith = Pure Horror
You guys are f$&king with me, right?

At number 3, with 44,752 pageviews:
Apple Expects Google Voice App Devs To Pay Refunds Out Of Pocket
This is totally left field. We don’t get Google Voice in Australia, so why did this perform so well? You guys tell me…

At number 2, with 50,799 pageviews:
Audiophile Deathmatch: Monster Cables vs. a Coat Hanger
Technically, this post is from March 2008. But it still ranked as our second most frequented post of the year. Still, it’s a good reminder that you should never, ever, ever buy Monster Cables.

And finally, at number 1, with a whopping 408,001 pageviews:
This Clip Is Proof That Birds Are Secretly Composers
This post was Stumbled Upon, which explains the huge jump in pageview numbers. Still, it’s not the kind of post I’d expect in the top 10.