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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.