You wanted phone call recording, you wanted Windows tweaking and you wanted longer life from your razor blades. Kick off your Lifehacker Monday by making sure you didn't miss any of the biggest posts from last week:
- Can You Legally Record Phone Calls In Australia?
It’s a familiar phrase when you’re stuck on the phone to a call centre: “This call may be recorded for quality or training purposes.” But what happens if you decide to turn the tables and record the call yourself?
- How I'd Hack Your Weak Passwords Internet standards expert, CEO of web company iFusion Labs, and blogger John Pozadzides knows a thing or two about password security—and he knows exactly how he'd hack the weak passwords you use all over the internet.
- Glint Monitors Hundreds Of System Resources (Windows) If you're a fan of system monitoring applications but you're constantly underwhelmed by how little they actually monitor -- just memory and CPU usage? Pitiful! -- then you'll want to take a look at Glint, a more-is-better system monitor.
- Jana Wendt On Why You Don’t Need A Plan
Jana Wendt has enjoyed a media career for more than 30 years, but that didn’t turn out to be the result of a grand career plan — in fact it was the exact opposite.
- How To Transform Your Windows Desktop With An Amazing Windows Phone 7-Style HUD Windows: Windows desktop customisation tool Omnimo takes the look and feel of the upcoming Windows Phone 7 user interface and brings it to any Windows desktop in an attractive and functional form that's fresh, useful and full of eye candy.
- AquaSnap Brings Enhanced Aero Effects To Windows XP Through Windows 7 (Windows) AquaSnap is a free multifunctional tweaking application that brings Aero-style effects to Windows XP and enhances Aero in Vista and Windows 7.
- Daylight Saving Traps For Travellers
This weekend sees the majority of the Australian population switch away from daylight saving and back onto “regular” time. Not forgetting to reset the clocks is a challenge everyone has to master, but the switch to or from daylight saving poses extra challenges for tech-laden travellers.
- Extend The Life Of Your Razor Blades With Your Forearm If you do any amount of shaving, we don't have to tell you that razor blades are expensive. Consumerist reader Terry shares a simple trick that's helped him keep his latest disposable razor sharp for the last twenty months and counting.
- Scrybe Adds Multi-Finger Scrolling And App Launching Gestures To Touchpads (Windows) We recently detailed two ways of getting Mac-like multi-finger scrolling on a Windows laptop, involving little open-source apps and hacked drivers. Touchpad giant Synaptics actually offers its own app, Scrybe, that provides multi-finger scrolling, along with gesture-style application launching.
- Top 10 Tips And Tricks For Making Your Stuff Last Longer We live in a disposable world, but just because things weren't made to last doesn't mean you can't make them. These 10 tips and tricks will help you squeeze more life from your batteries, appliances, flowers, razor blades and more.
- Middleman Syncs Virtually Any Device With iTunes On A Mac (Mac) With platforms like Google Android becoming more popular, lots of Mac owners have opted for non-Apple mobile devices, leaving them without a good way to sync their music. Middleman is a free app that syncs any USB mass-storage with iTunes.
- Weed Out The Clothes You Don't Wear With A Simple Hanger Trick Got a closet full of clothes but the pack rat in you can't seem to part with any of them? A user on popular social news site Reddit offers a simple tip for weeding out those clothes you don't need.
- WinPenPack Gathers Hundreds Of Portable Apps In One Package (Windows) If you're interested in packing your flash drive with portable apps but you're dragging your feet getting around to downloading them all, winPenPack fits over a hundred applications into a single portable package.
- Five Best Online File Sharing Services When you want to share a file with a friend but don't want to hassle with email attachment limits or running a home server, very little beats a fast online file sharing service. Here's a look at five of your best options.
- Subsonic Streams Your Desktop Music To iPhones And Android (Windows/Mac/Linux [and iPhone/Android] ) Want access to your complete digital music stash while you're out and about with your smartphone? Subsonic is one way to get it. The desktop streaming server has dedicated iPhone and Android apps for making the phone-to-home connection.
- How To Access The BBC iPlayer From Outside The UK Non-US users frequently encounter the annoyance of geo-blocked content when trying to access popular sites like Hulu. Reader hengehog details how to access BBC's iPlayer from outside the UK.
- Cubed Is A Much Better Music App For Android (Android) The Music app that comes pre-loaded on Android phones can be described, generously, as functional. Cubed, a music player with better looks, great features, and automatic album art grabbing, is what you should consider using instead.
- ZeuApp Downloads 82 Awesome Open Source Apps Windows: If you're setting up a new system or helping a friend to see how much great free and open source software exists, ZeuAPP is a portable installation tool for nearly a hundred applications.
- New Tab To Tasks Puts Your Google Tasks In Front Of You (Chrome) Having a task list is great, but if you never see the list it doesn't do you a lot of good. New Tab to Tasks takes your Google Task list and puts it right in front of you.