Kick off your Lifehacker Monday by making sure you didn't miss any of the biggest posts from last week:
- Microsoft Opens Up POP3 Hotmail Access In Australia
"It's good news that Microsoft has finally opened up POP3 access to the service for Australian users (along with a bunch of other countries)"
- Microsoft Extends Windows 7 Beta Availability Until January 24th
Microsoftie Brandon LeBlanc admits that the Windows 7 beta release scramble "was not ideal" and says the company will extend its availability beyond the 2.5M cap until January 24th.
- Windows 7 Shortcuts Enables The Best Win7 Shortcuts In XP Or Vista (Windows)
"Windows 7 Shortcuts enables some of the best Win7 shortcuts for XP and Vista."
- Do Aussie Workers Need To Take More Holidays?
" When you encounter a headline like 'Aussies working world's longest hours', you're likely to pay attention -- especially if, like me, you've just come off a week with several 14-hour workdays."
- Make Your XP Desktop Look Like Windows 7
If you've considered dual booting Windows 7 with XP or Vista but all you really want is some Windows 7 eye candy, reader Dato' Fazly's Windows 7-like XP desktop might be right up your alley.
- Road Worrier's Favourite Travel Gadgets From CES
"After schlepping around Vegas all last week, these are the five technology innovations that I'm hoping might make my travel plans easier in 2009 and beyond."
- Fix "Corked" Wine With A Bowl And Plastic Wrap
Dinner's cooked, the guests are arriving, so you pop open that nice bottle of red and—ugh, what is that? If you're stuck with a "corked" bottle, here's how you can minimise the dankness.
- ActionOutline Is A Blazing Fast, Hierarchical Note Organiser (Windows)
"Lightweight note-taking and outlining application ActionOutline Lite organizes your notes or projects in a hierarchical view with the notes on the right-hand side."
- Xinorbis Analyzes Your Disk Usage (Windows)
"Xinorbis is a portable and quite powerful disk analyser. Graphs, tables, trees, and report generation ensure you know what is going on with your data."
- Ubiquity Sees Major Update, New Look, Better Performance (Firefox)
"Popular Firefox extension Ubiquity—which adds a natural language command line to Firefox—sees a significant update today."
- Windows 7 Beta's Many Free And Legit Themes (Windows)
"Customising the look and feel of Windows is a cinch with themes—problem is, Microsoft generally offers so few supported themes. That's changed in Windows 7 Beta: Microsoft is already offering 20 fresh themes."
- Google Quick Search Like Quicksilver From Google (Mac)
"We've been crazy about Quicksilver—a free application launcher for Macs—for years now. Today Google is releasing a new search-and-launch application called Google Quick Search developed by Nicholas Jitkoff, the developer of Quicksilver."
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