Kick off your Lifehacker Monday by making sure you didn't miss any of the biggest posts from last week. We highlight the best instant messengers on the block, identify the best 3G broadband deals in Australia and much more.
- The Lifehacker 3G Broadband Directory, 2009 Edition
What’s the best-value option in 3G broadband? Lifehacker weighs up the current contenders to find the most broadband bang for your buck.
- Five Best Instant Messengers Instant messaging has become so ubiquitous, an entire generation of internet users is probably unaware there was ever life without it. Check out the following five most popular instant messengers to to help you communicate across networks and the world.
- ImgBurn Updates, Adds Advanced Features, Fixes Bugs (Windows/Linux) ImgBurn is the most popular CD and DVD burning tool among Lifehacker readers, and with the newly released version 2.5, it's even better.
- Bill Gates’ Multiple Monitor Email Management System
Here at Lifehacker, we’re big fans of the multiple monitor approach, and it turns out Microsoft founder Bill Gates is too. But has he developed the optimal approach to email management?
- Bad Apple: An Argument Against Buying An iPhone Apple just rejected the Google Voice iPhone application from App Store distribution, the most recent in a long line of questionable moves, and the message is clear: If you want a device that won't lock you out of innovation, skip the iPhone.
- Nero Introduces Stripped-Down, Freeware CD And DVD Burner (Windows) If you prefer Nero for your simple CD/DVD burning tasks but the price throws you for a loop, Nero has introduced a stripped-down, freeware version of the popular DVD burning software.
- Using RSS To Keep Up With Your Favourite Sites
The vast majority of sites offer an RSS feed these days, enabling you to stay up-to-date without typing in loads of addresses. Here’s how to get RSS working for you.
- Catch Phrases That May Tip You Off To A Lie Apart from more obvious signs, non-verbal gestures and other cues can also help to determine whether someone is telling the truth or not. Forbes outlines 11 ways to potentially sniff out a liar, including several phrases to watch out for.
- SuperF4 Truly Kills Faltering Windows Apps (Windows) There's a certain hierarchy to how you can close Windows apps, including the polite "File->Exit" menu option and the more thorough "End Process" in Windows' task manager. SuperF4, however, is like DDT for apps you want gone right away.
- Wallpaper Roundup: Ocean Views And Abstract Blues The temperature is rising across the country, and while you may not be able to get yourself to a cool and breezy locale, you can at least plaster your monitor with soothing reminders of one.
- Driver Sweeper Cleans Up Uninstalled Driver Leftovers (Windows) When you upgrade your video card-or even just the drivers-the old version leaves settings and registry entries cluttering up your system-but you can clean them up.
- Make Reverse-Engineered KFC At Home An enjoyable bout of foodie one-upmanship has yielded not only one "reverse-engineered" home recipe of KFC's 11 herbs and spices, but an improved version of fried chicken that strips out the MSG.
- Arora Is A Lightweight, Cross-Platform, WebKit Browser (Windows/Mac/Linux) Lightweight web browser Arora uses the same rendering engine as Google Chrome and Safari, but works on almost any platform.
- The Hidden Risks Of Cloud Computing Every day more users move their computing lives from the desktop to the cloud and rely on hosted web applications to store and access email, photos, and documents.
- Border Skin Enables Aero Glass Window Borders In XP (Windows) Customization utility Border Skin adds the Aero Glass effects from Windows 7 or Vista to your PC running XP.
- Avoid These Phrases To Keep Your Resume Relevant Resume writing is an infrequently used skill, and one with which most of us will take all the help we can get. Keep your resume from ending up in the bowels of a corporate shredder by avoiding these phrases.
- FeedDemon, NetNewsWire To Sync Exclusively With Google Reader (Windows/Mac/iPhone) NewsGator-the company behind some of the most popular desktop RSS readers for Windows, Mac, and the iPhone-announced today that they're closing down their web-based reader, opting instead to sync all of your desktop feeds with Google Reader.
- First Look At Firefox 4.0 Design Mockups Last week we took a look at initial design mockups for Firefox 3.7, and now the busy designers at Mozilla are back with some theme mockups for the even-further-into-the-future Firefox 4.0.
- Gridy Manages Your Desktop Windows With An Invisible Grid (Windows) Need an easy way to manage the windows on your desktop? Lightweight utility Gridy creates an invisible grid on your desktop to help you easily organize your windows.
- Never Use Inactive Webmail As Your Secondary Email Account Registering for an account at any web site almost always requires an email address, and some people use a secondary address they don't care about instead of their real email address to avoid spam.
- Unlinker Replaces Thumbnails With Full-Size Images (Firefox) Firefox extension Unlinker fixes those annoying web pages that show you thumbnails, forcing you to click through every single image to see the full-size version.
- Brush Up On Getting Things Done With An Updated Flow Chart Since the release of his new book Making It All Work, David Allen has updated his original GTD workflow chart to include the new elements from the book.