Last Week's Best Posts

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

  • Why 3G Broadband Software Is So Annoying
    I’d be lost during the Hand Luggage Only project without 3G broadband, but life would still go much more smoothly if the people writing the driver software actually had a clue how to write a decent product.
  • Clean Up And Revive Your Bloated, Sluggish Mac A few years back you dropped significant cash to switch over from the virus-laden world of Windows to a shiny new Mac, but over time it's gotten slow and crufty.
  • What Are The Best Reasons For Working From Home?
    Working from home has heaps of benefits, from being productive in your pyjamas to letting you plot your working day around family and other commitments. But do bosses always take such a friendly view?
  • $8 DIY Aluminium Laptop Stand We've always been keen on DIY laptop stands, but reader Aaron Kravitz-inspired by an attractive $US50 stand-went above and beyond, creating one of the most attractive DIY laptop stands we've featured to date.
  • How To Switch Off User Account Control In Vista
    There’s no feature of Windows Vista more loathed than the User Account Control (UAC) security feature that pops up every time you try to do anything. Here’s how to permanently disable it (and possibly regain your sanity in the process).
  • Five Best Journaling Tools Public declarations and diatribes have their place, but sometimes you need a private space for your thoughts, dreams, and ramblings. Whether you crave a digital or analogue tool, you'll find it in this Hive Five.
  • Four Experimental Extensions Worth An Extra Click Firefox users no longer have to register with Mozilla to install an experimental Firefox extension; now it's just one click. So here's some low-hassle ways to get cleaner reading, new tab features, and other goodies.
  • Absolutely Amazing Video Game Remake Wallpapers, Take Two (Wallpaper) Lifehacker reader Orioto stunned us a few months ago with his gorgeous paintings of classic video games for your desktop-and he's at it again with another must-see collection for your eye-candy needs.
  • VLC 1.0 Release Candidate Now Available Windows only: Our absolute favourite media player VLC is getting dangerously close to an official 1.0 release, meaning early adopters in the crowd can try out VLC 1.0 RC1 right now.
  • Prism 1.0 Integrates Webapps Into Your Dock/Tray (Windows) Prism, the Firefox add-on/stand-alone application that turns web sites into desktop windows, has hit a 1.0 release, promising to let you monitor and launch sites like Gmail from your Mac dock or Windows tray.
  • Top 10 Greasemonkey User Scripts, 2009 Edition Two years ago, we compiled our 10 favourite Greasemonkey scripts, the site-fixing wonders you can load into Firefox's Greasemonkey extension for a better browsing experience.
  • TiltShift Makes Your Photos Look Like Miniatures (Web Site/Adobe Air) Web site and Adobe AIR application TiltShift gives your photos a tilt-shift photography effect that normally requires expensive special lenses or Photoshop chops.
  • Windows 7's Best Underhyped Features We've run down the top 10 Windows 7 features and the best new features in the RC, but after using Windows 7 exclusively for a week straight, the real goods are in the small stuff.
  • Device Remover Is An Absurdly Powerful Device Manager (Windows) Standing next to Device Remover, the built-in Windows device manager looks like a 90 pound weakling next to the Hulk-it's just that powerful.
  • Build A Sturdy Cardboard Laptop Stand You already shelled out your hard earned cash for a swanky laptop, why drop more cash on an overpriced laptop stand? Cardboard alone can do the trick, as detailed in this step-by-step tutorial.
  • Email 'n Walk Lets You Multitask Without Getting Hit By A Car (iPhone) Email n' Walk overlays an email composition window on top of the view from your iPhone's camera, so you can type out an email and watch where you're going.
  • The Dharma Desktop You can keep the late-1970s, quasi-philanthropic/mystic vibe going all year with reader inaudiblewhisper's Dharma-themed desktop.
  • Early Google Chrome Extensions Put Notifiers In Status Bar (Windows) An early look at sample extensions for Google Chrome shows the browser implementing notifications and page awareness in status bar icons. They're not much, but they're helpful to Gmail and Google Reader users.
  • EncodeHD Offers One Click Conversion For Popular Portable Devices (Windows) If you're looking for a fire-and-forget way to bulk encode your media, EncodeHD is a drag-and-drop video solution with support for over a dozen devices.

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