Last Week’s Best Posts

Last Week’s Best Posts


Kick off your Lifehacker Monday by making sure you didn’t miss any of the biggest posts from last week:
  • What Should Never Go In Checked Luggage
    No-one wants to carry too much stuff with them as cabin luggage on a long-haul flight, but which items simply can’t be consigned to the hold?
  • Learn Willpower Techniques From The Marshmallow Test
    Back in the 1960s, a researcher learned a lot about willpower from studying hundreds of four-year-olds left alone in a room with a marshmallow or cookie.
  • Five Best Screen Capture Tools
    Capturing your computer screen is a terribly handy trick in all sorts of situations, ranging from creating tutorials to capturing web moments for posterity.
  • Why Debt Relief Services Won’t Help With Debt Reduction
    There are plenty of services offering to help get unmanageable debts under control, but a shadow shop by Choice suggests that most won’t offer an appropriate solution.
  • Six Ways You Should Be Using Twitter
    Twitter has become a global phenomenon, and like any phenom, all the Twitter talk grows quickly tiresome. But despite what you may think, Twitter isn’t just for narcissists; it’s actually insanely useful.
  • Do You Use Your Full Mobile Phone Cap Every Month?
    |It’s probably a safe bet that most Lifehacker readers go close to their ISP download limit each month, but are you as efficient when it comes to your mobile phone?
  • How Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Gets Things Done
    He travels the world, dances on TV, tinkers with hardware-oh, and designed the Apple I & II personal computers. Steve Wozniak answers our questions and shares his hacker-ish means of getting things done.
  • XBMC Babylon Beta 1 Available For Download (Windows/Mac/Linux/Etc.)
    XBMC has just released the first beta of XBMC 9.04 (codename Babylon), packed with several impressive new features and fixes.
  • First Look At Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
    The final release of Ubuntu 9.04 just hit servers, and award-winning Ubuntu author Keir Thomas takes a first look at what you can expect as a regular user.
  • Web-Based Tracks Keeps Your GTD System In Order (Windows/Mac/Linux)
    Tracks is a flexible, web-based Getting Things Done server app that installs easily on your system and keeps your work flow accessible anywhere.
  • Create A Simple Standing Desk For $20
    Standing desks are a popular solution for alleviating the aches and pains caused by sitting hunched over all day. This creative solution creates a standing desk with little fuss and for a mere $US20.
  • PackageFactory Converts Any Windows Program To Run On A U3 Drive (Windows)
    If you’ve been holding your breath for a portable version of one of your favourite Windows applications, it might be time to take matters into your own hands. PackageFactory helps convert your applications.
  • The LCARS For Mac Desktop
    Reader momoses’ desktop is the answer to an often-requested customisation-turning his Mac desktop into a lookalike for the computer display in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • Run The OLPC OS From A Thumb Drive (All Systems)
    If you’re keen on trying out one of those clever devices from the One Laptop Per Child project, you can get halfway there by running the OLPC’s operating system from a USB drive.
  • Know When You Should Unplug From The Internet
    Last week we gave you a few ideas for what to do when you’re internet’s out, but you shouldn’t have to wait until your connection dies before taking advantage of the distraction-free time unplugged.
  • Belvedere Updates, Adds Folder Recursion, Fixes Bugs, And More (Windows)
    Lifehacker’s very own automated file manager, Belvedere, has seen its first update in over a year, bringing folder recursion, action confirmations, simple rule enabling and disabling, and a handful of bug fixes.
  • Get More From Cheap Vodka Than A Hangover
    The high alcohol content of vodka gives it all sorts of handy uses besides powering Jell-O shots. Find a use for your cheap swill with this handy list.
  • Update Notifier Finds Newer Versions Of Windows Apps (Windows)
    Update Notifier isn’t a new kind of software, but it is a rather straight-forward and simple one that seems to Just Work-especially in its support for portable applications.
  • Sockso Streams Your Tunes Anywhere Via The Web (Windows/Mac/Linux)
    Access your music from afar with Sockso, the open-source music server. The simple, no-install-need setup can make your music available for the next trip you take out your door.
  • SkiniTunes Is A Mini Interface For Your iTunes Collection (Windows)
    If iTunes is your music management tool of choice and you’ve found yourself wishing for a smaller interface you may want to check out SkiniTunes, a very compact player for your iTunes collection.
  • PrtScr Brings Snipping Tool To All Versions Of Windows (Windows)
    If you noticed Snipping Tool in the screen capture Hive Five and were disappointed it wasn’t available in pre-Vista Windows, take heart. PrtScr is a supercharged remix for all versions.

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