Why I Didn’t Buy A Mac When I decided to purchase a new PC for the Hand Luggage Only project, I had a pretty open mind about what I might get, but I must admit there was one decision already made: I definitely wasn’t going to buy a Mac.
Six Best MP3 Tagging Tools A well tagged MP3 collection makes everything from organisation to playback easier. Keep reading for a closer look at your fellow readers’ favourite tools for cleaning up their MP3 tags in this week’s Hive Five.
Windows Vista SP2 Available For Download (Windows) Service Pack 2 is officially available for download, bringing better Wi-Fi and BlueTooth connectivity, processor compatibility, native Blu-Ray support, and faster search to Windows Vista.
PatchMateXP Creates A Windows Update CD (Windows) Updating your Windows install over a slow connection, or as part of multiple installations, can be a time-consuming pain. PatchMateXP bundles all current updates onto an easy to use deployment disk.
Planning The Perfect Travel Washbag If you’re trying to travel light (which is what the Hand Luggage Only project is all about), keeping your washbag trim is a key strategy. But how can you do that effectively and still stay clean, healthy and presentable?
Back Up And Play Your Wii Games From An External Hard Drive A disc that never leaves the case can never be scratched. Save your Wii games to an external hard drive with this handy tutorial for speedier and scratch-free playback.Lifehacker reader Mike put together a tutorial on enabling hard-drive-based playback on your Wii.
The Clean Glass Firefox Customisation (Windows) After we wrote about the All-Glass Firefox theme, reader bc//G_A wrote in with an even more impressive customisation that enables the Aero Glass effect across almost every UI element.
WindowTabs Groups Program Windows Into Chrome-Like Tabs (Windows) You’ve got a web page, a file folder, and a chat window open, and they’re all about the same project. WindowTabs, a free-to-try utility, can group together all those app windows with top-most, Google-Chrome-like tabs.
Skype 4.1 Beta Adds Screen Sharing And Other New Features (Windows) Popular video and voice chat application Skype has just released a new beta version for Windows users featuring several cool new features, most notably the addition of a screen sharing feature that allows you to share your desktop with any contact.
LightBox Makes Simple Touch-Ups A Snap (Windows) LightBox is an extremely user friendly tool for editing photos when you need more than a simple crop and resize but less than a full out Photoshop massaging.
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.