Kick off your Lifehacker Monday by making sure you didn’t miss any of the biggest posts from last week, including healthy doses of iPhone and Windows 7 action:
- Windows 7 Australian Upgrade Pricing: Unclear, Expensive
Windows 7 will set you back at least $199, but upgrade paths for new PC buyers are still ill-defined for Australian users.
- Top 10 Firefox 3.5 Features
Firefox 3.5 is a pretty substantial update to the popular open-source browser, and it’s just around the corner. See what features, fixes, and clever new tools are worth getting excited about in the next big release.
- Microsoft Security Essentials (AKA Morro) Available For Limited Download (Windows)
We’ve been keeping you up to date on Morro, Microsoft’s free anti-malware now officially known as Microsoft Security Essentials, since it first hit the rumour mill. If you’re eager to try it out, MSE beta is available for download now.
- Battle Of The BlackBerry Twitter Clients
The BlackBerry keyboard makes it an ideal device if you’re addicted to Twitter, but how do you choose between all the different BlackBerry Twitter clients available? Road Worrier looks at some of the leading contenders
- The Halo 3 HUD Desktop
Reader rykennedyan’s desktop is an impressive recreation of a first-person view from the popular Halo FPS shooter-with system stats and information completely blended into the desktop.
- UxStyle Allows Custom Windows Themes Without Patching (Windows)
We’ve detailed the tried and true method of patching Windows to allow custom visual styles, but if you’d rather not tweak files in your system’s guts, the tiny UxStyle background app simply opens the door for any custom theme.
- Best Australian iPhone 3GS Deals
Everyone’s prices are out there and the phone is on sale, so what are the best deals for the Apple 3GS? Here’s Lifehacker’s picks.
- DIY Inverted Bookshelf
Instead of storing your books upright on top of the shelf, the inverted bookshelf holds all of your books in place using elastic webbing so you can hang them below the shelf-all the while allowing you to still take them out and put them back on as needed.
- Digsby Updates, Improves Performance, Adds New Features (Windows)
Popular instant messaging application (and then some) Digsby updates today, improving performance, adding buddy-list search, expanded emoticons, improved Twitter support, and much more.
- Tweak Your Way To A Better Finder
It’s disappointing that Snow Leopard doesn’t promise many major new Finder features, but with the right tweaks and plug-ins, you can make browsing files on your Mac significantly better.
- Folder Menu Is A Powerful Folder Switching Tool (Windows)
Tiny, portable utility Folder Menu adds quick access to your favourite applications and folders through a popup navigation menu-and it even works in those irritating File Open dialogs.
- Rain Gutters As Cable Management Tools
We’re all about creative cable management here at Lifehacker, so we were instantly drawn to reader Seandavid010’s rain-gutter cable management setup.
- Ubiquity 0.5 Improves Language Powers, Adds Great Tutorial (Windows)
Ubiquity, the experimental Firefox extension that works as an ultimate Firefox command line, grows into a 0.5 release with better non-English language support, smarter parsing of text input, and, perhaps best of all, a helpful step-by-step tutorial for newcomers.
- iPhone 3.0 Jailbreak Available Via PwnageTool, QuickPwn To Follow
The iPhone Dev Team has already released the iPhone 3.0-jailbreaking Pwnage Tool for Mac OS X (just two days after the iPhone 3.0 release), with QuickPwn for Windows and OS X soon to follow. There are a few catches, though.
- Microsoft’s Browser Comparison Chart Offends Anyone Who’s Ever Used Another Browser
Internet Explorer 8 is by far the best browser Microsoft’s ever released, but most of our readers are happily using a better alternative like Firefox or Chrome. Microsoft’s not happy about this, so they’ve created an absurd piece of propaganda to win you back.
- iPhone 3.0 Unlocking Tool Arrives Via Ultrasn0w (Mac)
If you’re running a 2G or 3G iPhone with the 3.0 firmware, your (unofficial) carrier options just opened up a bit, as the Dev Team has delivered Ultrasn0w 3.0 for full unlocking.
- Snowbird Is A Snappy Portable File Explorer (Windows)
Snowbird is a tiny, portable file explorer packed with features that fits nicely into a flash drive toolkit.
- CrashPlan Does Local, Remote And Friend-Based Backup (Windows/Mac/Linux)
Keep your data backups under your control with CrashPlan, a handy backup tool that facilitates local and, more inventively, friend-based remote, encrypted backups.
- Fotografix Sports Big Editing Power In A Tiny Footprint (Windows)
Portable software usually has to suffer a few through a few compromises to be compact and flash-drive friendly. If they compromised with Fotografix, you certainly won’t notice.