You wanted to exchange large files and you wanted better start pages. Kick off your Lifehacker Monday by making sure you didn't miss any of the biggest posts from last week:
- Sharing Large Files Via Email
When it comes to sharing files, old-fashioned email remains a popular alternative — but what happens when the files get bigger? Lifehacker 101 examines your options.
- Five Best Start Pages Your start page is the first thing you see when you open your browser or load a new tab-your gateway to the rest of the web. Get the most from your start page with one of these five favourites.
- Comical Downloads And Catalogues Internet Comics (Windows) Comical is essentially an RSS feed reader designed expressly for the reading of online comics. If you love a good dose of Amazing Super Powers or XKCD, you'll want to check out Comical.
- Why Don’t We Trust Tech Brands?
We spend thousands of dollars on them and countless hours tweaking their performance, but that doesn’t seem to mean we trust our favourite gadget builders and software houses
- Set Up A Fully Automated Media Centre We love a good media centre almost as much as we love automation, so self-confessed media geek Alex Ward's fully automated media centre caught our eye.
- GleeBox Makes The Web Keyboard Friendly (Firefox/Chrome) If you love using your keyboard and shun your mouse, you'll definitely want to try gleeBox, an awesome add-on that lets you effortlessly browse the web without your mouse. Check out the video inside to see it in action.
- Conroy’s Official Site Wants To Hide Filtering Discussion
Senator Stephen Conroy seems to be in two minds about his much-reviled mandatory Internet filter. Despite spearheading the proposal, Conroy’s web site is using a script to deliberately make sure that no reference to filtering appears in the tag cloud on the main page.
- When It Doesn't Pay To Be Google's Guinea Pig Besides a killer algorithm and brand-name recognition, Google's greatest strength is its speed at releasing new products. We get to play with new, cool, and ever-improving tools for free.
- Unofficial Better Gmail For Chrome Bends Gmail To Your Will (Chrome) We love Gina's Better Gmail Firefox extension, a bundle of user scripts that improves the Gmail experience. Now that Google's beefed up support for Chrome extensions, reader Dimitar Gruev has taken a shot at bringing an unofficial Better Gmail to Chrome.
- A Celebration Of Duct Tape: Our Favourite Duct Tape DIYs If the DIY community had a universal symbol, it most certainly would be a roll of duct tape. Inexpensive, abundant, strong, and ready to stick to nearly anything, this versatile DIY companion is a must in your DIY toolkit.
- 3RVX Brings A Mac-Like On Screen Volume Indicator To Windows (Windows) Some sound card software packages provide it and some laptop hardware vendors include it, but for the majority of Windows users the only on screen volume display they see is the tiny speaker icon in the system tray.
- Top Windows Media Center Plug-Ins and Boosters Microsoft's powerful home theatre centrepiece, Windows Media Center, is easily one of the best applications that ships for free with Windows. But you can still make it better-and take it into new realms-with these plug-ins, helper apps, and tweaks.
- Inbox2 Desktop Combines And Task-ifies Your Email And Social Networks (Windows) Like its original webapp, the Inbox2 beta for Windows does a great job of combining your email, Twitter, Facebook, and other social messages into one sortable stream. It also respects your email labels and stars and adds simple task management tools.
- Flavors.me Is A Simple And Elegant Personal Portal If you're looking to set up an elegant portal for your online identity that brings together social networks and other aspects of your online presence, Flavors.me is as simple and easy to use as it gets.
- Gloobus Provides Snappy, Sleek File Previews In Linux (Linux) Sometimes you just need to see what's inside a file without actually opening the application meant to handle it. Gloobus, a sleek, dark file previewer based on the Mac Quicklook tool, wants to make file previews elegant and convenient.
- Convert Your Old Laptop Into A Digital Projector Some people have an extra $1,000 just lying around to buy a digital projector. Unfortunately, most of the people that I know, myself included, do not.
- Use Resource Hacker To Customise Application Icons (Windows) If you've got an application with a really ugly icon, or you just want to get some hard-core nerdy action with your desktop customisation, Resource Hacker is the tool for the job.
- Profile Relocator Moves Windows Profiles To A New Location (Windows) If you want to store your Windows profiles independent from your system drive and standard Windows directories to protect against loss and corruption, Profile Relocator makes short work of moving your profiles directory.
- Google Earth Comes To Android Devices (Android) Google's globetrotting 3D mapping application Google Earth has been around for iPhone users for over a year, and today the killer mapping app makes its way to Android devices.
- Install Boxee Beta On Apple TV The Easy Way (Apple TV) The shiny new Boxee Beta didn't launch with Apple TV support, but there was a geeky hack to load it up. Now it's much, much easier to install, or upgrade, the Beta onto Apple's would-be HD media centre.