Turn A Bookshelf Into A Secret Passage Who hasn’t dreamed of having a mystery-story-style secret passageway? While a trick bookshelf is pretty awesome in itself, this secret passage hides a home office with clever style.
Get Google Gears Up And Running In Firefox 3.5 (Windows/Mac/Linux) Most developers did a bang-up job preparing their extensions for the Firefox 3.5 update, but on the Firefox 3.5 release day, one very popular extension didn’t make the cut: Google’s browser plug-in, Gears.
Nine Must-Have Features We Want To See In A Google OS What’s inside Google’s just-announced Chrome Operating System? How does it work, exactly? Nobody outside Google knows. We can, however, build a dream operating system from the ground up, and that’s what we’re doing with some help from the hive mind.
What Do You Need At Your Seat? On a long-distance air journey, you have to balance the need to keep yourself entertained with not crowding out your limited space. What’s on the essential list for stuff to keep at your seat during a flight?
Set Up “Push” Gmail On Your iPhone Despite iPhone 3.0’s push notifications and previously mentioned Google Sync’s contacts and calendars syncing chops, push Gmail still hasn’t come to the iPhone. But with the Prowl iPhone application, you can now push Gmail notifications—and then some—to your iPhone.
How To Send Back Restaurant Food It’s never fun to be a squeaky wheel, but whether you’ve been served an overcooked, undercooked, or just plain wrong dish, there’s a proper and improper way to let your waiter know that you’re less than satisfied with what’s on your plate.
Better Gmail 2 Updated For Gmail’s Label Enhancements (Firefox) Google’s recent improvements to Gmail’s labels broke one of Better Gmail 2’s most-loved features: Folders4Gmail. Folders4Gmail displays labels with slashes in them as subfolders of a parent label, and I must say, I’ve missed it a whole lot this week.
WEP Cracking Redux: Beyond The Command Line Last week we showed you how to crack a Wi-Fi network’s WEP key using a live CD and some command line fu. Today we’ve got other cracking options—but more importantly, clarification on the point of all this.
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.