What Hotels Get Wrong For Business Travellers Hotels mean never having to make the bed and pizza that’s a phone call away, but there are plenty of downsides too. Here’s the top five things hotels across the globe should fix to make business travel a more pleasant experience.
Top 10 Must-Have Firefox Extensions, 2009 Edition Last time we compiled our must-have Firefox extensions, it was two years (and one browser version) ago. Our new list keeps some, tosses others, and remains our go-to, Grandmaster list of the best Firefox add-ons.
Top 5 Ways To Save Money On iTunes Variable pricing might not have made much difference to what’s on sale in the iTunes store, but there are ways you can get music without endlessly coughing up $1.69 a track.
Six Best Portable Operating Systems Why restrict yourself to merely carrying around your data on a thumb drive? Take your entire operating system on your flash drive with the excellent portable operating systems you’ll find inside this week’s Hive Five.
Tonido Keeps Cloud Computing Local (Windows/Mac/Linux) If you’re interested in the idea of cloud computing and remote access to your files but a bit paranoid about putting your data on some third party server, Tonido is a great compromise.
What You Should Do When Your Internet’s Out It’s going to be a long wait for the NBN, and even if that eventually makes the Internet faster, there’s still going to be the odd occasion when you can’t get connected We’ve got suggestions for the best uses of time when a disconnection happens.
AlternativeTo Suggests Software Alternatives Whether you’re looking for an alternative to expensive commercial software or just trying to get a feel for what’s out there, AlternativeTo is a handy service for finding software alternatives.
The Importance of Monitoring Your Online Reputation These days, if you want to know more about someone, the first thing most of us do is Google them. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that monitoring your online reputation is extraordinarily important.
One Dozen Super-Useful (And Free!) Android Apps Six months ago we pointed out the best Android apps to boost your mobile productivity, but since then more free applications have appeared in the Market that offer useful features you don’t want to miss.
Angus has been writing professionally about technology since 1994 and breaking it for even longer. He is based in Sydney but spends a frankly unhealthy portion of his life on the road, tracking down the latest stories. In 2011, he won the IT Journo Award For Best Consumer Technology Journalist and Consensus IT Writers Award for Best Technical Writer for his work on Lifehacker; about time too.