The Townsville Train Torture Test Revisited Last year, I found out how well wireless broadband works when you’re stuck on a train to Far North Queensland. But what happens when you switch networks and the train gets a lot faster?
Foto-Mosaik-Edda Creates Stunning Photo Mosaics (Windows) If you’re going to create a photo mosaic, you might as well invest the time to do it well. Foto-Mosaik-Edda is a powerful tool for creating impressive, detailed, finely-tuned photo mosaics.
Why We’re Not About To Get Cheaper Books Proposed changes to laws surround book copyright in Australia are controversial, but even leaving aside their potential impact on local writers, it’s not at all clear that major savings will occur.
Get Rid Of Dark Under-Eye Circles And Puffiness Whether you had a late night out or just a late night, those dark circles under your eyes are casting you in a less than pretty light. Here are some quick tips to look better, with absolutely no cucumbers involved.
Google Gears Officially Updated For Firefox 3.5 (Windows/Mac/Linux) Google’s popular offline browser plug-in Google Gears has been broken ever since Firefox 3.5 was released weeks ago. Frustrated users created their own workarounds, but now Gears is officially back up and running with Firefox 3.5.
GNOME-Do Adds Docklets To App Launching Bar (Linux) If you’re using GNOME-Do and not using the up-to-date repository for the app launcher, you really should be. That’s where you’ll find goodies like the newest “Docklets,” helpful widgets that respond to both clicks and text commands.
CrunchBang Linux Updates For 64-Bit Support, Faster Start-Up (Linux) CrunchBang Linux, a lightweight, Ubuntu-based, thumb-drive-friendly operating system we previously toured in screenshots, is now available in 64-bit editions for version 9.04.01, which also adds support for the ext4 hard drive format and more wireless networking support.
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.