Last Week's Best Posts

GearingUp.jpg Kick off your Lifehacker Monday by making sure you didn't miss any of the biggest posts from last week:

  • What Are The Essentials For International Carry-On Luggage?
    It's a key question if you've got an international trip coming up: how much stuff should you cram in your hand luggage? Learn how to strike the right balance without crippling yourself or being forced to repack at the check-in desk.
  • Five Best Web Browsers
    It's probably the most important and debated piece of software on the modern computer. See how your fellow readers get around the net in this week's Hive Five.
  • Top 10 Tiny & Awesome Windows Utilities (Windows)
    It's the little things that make a Windows system great-like utilities that use less than 10MB of memory to make your life easier. Here are 10 apps that pack a lot of greatness into very little space.
  • Fumzup Helps Choose Credit Cards And Bank Accounts
    etting minimal interest rates on credit cards and maximum rates on savings accounts makes good financial sense, but ploughing through bank sites is a tedious task. Fumzup automates the process of finding credit cards, savings accounts and term deposits.
  • First Look at Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope" Beta
    The name's ridiculous, but "Jaunty Jackalope," the next release of the popular Linux distribution Ubuntu, is seriously focused on the user experience.
  • Killer Typography Tools And Free Font Downloads
    Whether you're putting together a resume, flyer, or web page, everyone needs to find and compare fonts some time. Here are some tools that can help you find the perfect font.
  • Microsoft Extends DreamSpark Free Software Program To Aussie High Schools
    Good news for code-cutting teenagers — Microsoft has extended its DreamSpark program, which offers free copies of its main development tools for education use, to Australian high schools.
  • Academic Earth Aggregates Lectures from MIT, Harvard, Yale And Others
    Web site Academic Earth is like Hulu for academic lectures, pulling free lectures from Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale into one attractive, easy to navigate site.
  • Magnifique Customises Your OS X Theme (Mac)
    Not keen on Leopard's default theme, or just prefer to ditch the status quo for something more your style? Free application Ma.gifique quickly and easily swaps custom themes in OS X.
  • Switch To A Two-Week Grocery Cycle To Waste Less Food
    The Green Cheapskate Blog cites studies showing that the American grocery shopper wastes 25 percent of their purchased food-if not more. Switch to an every-other-week shopping regimen, and you might start throwing less money away.
  • Better Gmail For Google Chrome (Windows)
    Better Gmail for Google Chrome is a compilation of user scripts designed to enhance your Gmail experience-and to make it easy, we've tested and bundled them together in one easy download.
  • Create Edible Gummy Shot Glasses
    Trying to figure out what to serve your skittles-infused vodka in? Why, a flavoured gummy shot glass, of course. ShesParticular at tinkering haven Instructables uploaded a ridiculously simple tutorial on making your own gummy shot glasses.
  • Synergy-Plus Controls Multiple Systems From A Single Keyboard & Mouse (Windows)
    We always had a strong liking for controlling multiple computers with a single keyboard and mouse, and the concept's still cool, but the software hasn't updated. Synergy-Plus keeps the multi-control party going.
  • Make Your Home Dust-Proof
    Cut down on the time you spend dusting and make the air in your home healthier with a few simple tips.
  • Display Your Desktop Icons In List View (Windows)
    DesktopListView is an really tiny application that activates a list view of small icons on your destop, giving you more room for an intriguing desktop or custom-sized windows.
  • Vuze Converts BitTorrent Downloads To Device-Friendly Formats (Windows/Mac/Linux)
    Vuze-one of the most popular BitTorrent clients around-has just added a killer feature that allows you to easily transcode any download so its playable on your iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, PS3, and Xbox 360.
  • Close'n Forget Removes Browser Tracks Of The Site You're On (Firefox)
    Close'n Forget, one of the runners-up for Mozilla's Best Firefox 3 Extensions, has updated to, well, actually work more often, erasing any site's cookie/history/AwesomeBar evidence from Firefox with one button click.


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