Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Turn Remember The Milk Into A Getting Things Done Platform

If you’re a big fan of Remember the Milk for basic to-do lists and location-aware reminders, you’ll be pleased to see how easily you can tweak it to contain your entire GTD workflow.


PyDropboxPath Changes The Name Of Your Dropbox Folder

[image url="http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2010/04/change_dropbox_location.jpg|>Windows/Mac/Linux: Dropbox lets you change the location of your automatic syncing folder, but doesn't let you change the name. For those hoping for a harmonious dual-boot system, or just fine-grained control, that’s problematic. A tiny little app saves the day.


Google's Code For Authentication System Stolen In Attacks

Need a good motivator to use different passwords for each site and pick passwords that aren’t easily hacked? How about learning that, during the January security breach in China, Google’s password and authentication system, “Gaia,” was compromised by hackers.


ACMA Plans Major Inquiry Into Phone Company Customer Service

It’s no great revelation that telephone company service often sucks. Now the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is launching a major inquiry into just why so many companies are so awful when it comes to dealing with their customers.


How Long Do You Ignore Your Alarm Clock?

Be it a bedside device or a smart phone, most of us still rely on an alarm clock to get up and head to work. But just how long do we think we can get away with ignoring it?


Top 10 IKEA Hacks

A combination of cheap furniture and a DIY-friendly ethos makes IKEA an excellent resource for anyone who fancies repurposing everything from kitchen gadgets to tables. Here’s our favourite IKEA hacks.


Motorola DEXT: Social Networking The Way It’s Meant To Be

Fact: Lifehacker readers have bigger social lives online than offline, tweeting, Facestalking, YouTubing, Gmailing and reading Lifehacker. Motorola knows who you are and has just released two new smartphones that are as social as you are. This one’s called DEXT.


Do Travel Providers Use Social Media Well In A Crisis?

No airline can be held responsible for the recent ash-induced delays in flights to and from Europe, but they have displayed remarkably divergent attitudes to communicating with customers. Gartner’s Jeffrey Mann contrasts the differing approaches of KLM and Air France to the crisis.


From The Tips Box: Context Menus, iPod Ratings, Bleach Alternatives

Readers offer their best tips for getting Firefox’s context menu in Google Docs, saving space on your iPod, and cleaning products that you can use in place of bleach.


Lifehacker Scores At The Lizzies

A belated note that Lifehacker scored a Highly Commended gong in the Best Personal Technology Site category at The Lizzies (or more formally the Red Rock Consulting IT Journalism Awards), which recognise the best in Australian technology publishing. Our thanks to the judges, and an even bigger thanks to our readers for your support and tips — keep them coming!