Last Week's Best Posts

photoqueueKick off your Lifehacker Monday by making sure you didn't miss any of the biggest posts from last week:

  • The Hulu/iView/iPlayer Overseas Viewing FAQ
    Want to watch overseas streaming sites like Hulu or the BBC iPlayer in Australia, or catch up with the ABC’s iView when you’re on an overseas trip? The unfortunate truth is occasionally it’s possible, but generally it’s not. Here’s why.
    • Top 10 Tricks For Creatively Hiding Your Stuff Every kid has a creative stash for secret stuff, but that useful enthusiasm doesn't have to die off just because we've traded treehouses for desks. See how you can hide money, files, workspaces, and more in today's Top 10.
    • GPush Brings Push Notification to Gmail Users on the iPhone (iPhone) Last month we showed your how to set up push Gmail on your iPhone in OS X or Windows, but if you didn't like running your PC all the time to get your notifications, GPush can help.
    • Comparing Netbook Broadband Bundles
      It’s an obvious way to sell a netbook computer: using the mobile phone “monthly payment over two years” approach, complete with a wireless broadband contract so you can use it anywhere. Which of the three bundles currently on the market offers the best value?
    • The Definitive Guide To Finding Free Wi-Fi You're out and about with your laptop and you're in need of some fast internet connectivity. Here are some tried and true ways to find and get free Wi-Fi.
    • FotoSketcher Turns Your Photos Into Paintings (Windows) Freeware application FotoSketcher takes your photos and turns them into pencil drawings, oil paintings, or sketches—with impressive results for very little effort.
    • Costco Has Some Good Deals For Tech
      The opening of warehouse shopping giant Costco’s first Australian store in Melbourne this week has attracted extensive media coverage and hordes of shoppers. Bargain hunters appear to have been seduced by massive mayonnaise and industrial palettes of paper, but there are some good discounts when it comes to tech purchases too — especially if you’re thinking iPod.
    • Wallpaper Roundup: Getting Things Done With Workflows And Quadrants Whether you're chugging away at school or you're plugging along at your 9 to 5 like usual, we've got a roundup of productivity-centric wallpaper to help you keep focused.
    • Windows Live Movie Maker Leaves Beta, Ready For Download (Windows) Windows Live Movie Maker—the new, ribbon-sporting, updated version of Windows Movie Maker, has left beta and is now ready to handle your video editing needs.
    • Crack An Egg With One Hand Have a lot going on in your kitchen? Master the art of the one-handed egg crack to save time, avoid messes, and increase your culinary cred.
    • Wikipedia Releases An Official iPhone Application (iPhone/iPod Touch) We've already seen plenty of apps that bring Wikipedia to your iPhone, but today Wikipedia launches their own official iPhone app called Wikipedia Mobile.
    • About:Me Displays Your Browsing Trends (Firefox) Firefox extension about:me displays statistics and graphs showing your browsing and downloading history over time, so you can see a more detailed view of when and where you've been spending your time.
    • MP3 Diags Scans And Repairs Your MP3 Collection (Windows/Linux) Fixing a tag here and there is one thing, but what if your MP3 collection is in need of a deep and serious massaging to get things in order? MP3 Diags lets you dig into the guts of MP3s
    • Photo! 3D Shows Off Your Pictures In A Virtual Gallery (Windows) Photo! 3D Album creates virtual galleries for your photos, walking through them with a first-person view not unlike a video game.
    • Better Gmail 2 Summarises Unread Messages By Sender (Firefox) The latest version of the Better Gmail 2 Firefox add-on boasts a useful new feature: a summary panel of unread email grouped by sender, as shown in the screenshot above.
    • Commands In Demand Packs Useful Tools Into One Package (Windows) Commands in Demand packages more than 70 system commands into a single utility—from basic stuff like killing processes and hiding the taskbar to the very useful icon extraction tool.


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