Last Week's Best Posts

You wanted to tell Woolworths exactly what you thought of its debit card policy, you wanted every bit of iPad pricing data we could muster and you wanted to get motivated. Kick off your Lifehacker Monday by making sure you didn't miss any of the biggest posts from last week:

  • Debunking Some EFTPOS And Debit Card Myths
    The news that Woolworths is no longer accepting payments via debit Visa and MasterCard stirred up a lot of debate amongst Lifehacker readers. While it’s clear that many plan to change supermarkets as a result, it’s also clear that some people don’t understand how those transactions are costed or what their options when it comes to free EFTPOS transactions are.
  • Top 10 Motivation Boosters And Procrastination Killers You have enough enemies when it comes to getting things done-having your own brain plotting against you is just unfair. Hone up on a few strategies, thought exercises, and habits that get you past mental roadblocks and back to productivity.
  • Skype Beta Adds Group Video Chat (Windows) The latest Skype beta-released today-adds support for group video calling, allowing you to video conference with up to five people simultaneously.
  • Telstra Unveils iPad Data Plans
    Telstra’s the first Australian telco to spell out its iPad data plans following the announcement of Australian iPad pricing late on Friday. The good news? No contracts.
  • Five Best Personal Landing Pages Not everyone has the time or inclination to build and maintain a full-fledged web site. If you're just looking for a simple way to unify all your online profiles, these personal landing pages are a perfect fit.
  • Identity Finder Searches Out All The Sensitive Data On Your Computer (Windows) Free utility Identity Finder scans your hard drive looking for sensitive information, like credit card numbers and passwords.
  • Optus iPad Broadband Plans: Where The Sweet Spots Are
  • Telstra’s iPad broadband plans were a pretty tough act to follow, value-wise. Optus has released details of its plans, and there’s some good choices for when the iPad comes out on May 28.

  • Seven Ways To Slim Down Your Bulky Keychain Having to put up with a stuffed keychain seems like a minor inconvenience-unless you have to feel and carry them every single day. Here are some chain-reducing ideas from readers of long-running tech blog Slashdot, as well as our archives.
  • Dolphin Browser HD Is A Great Android Browser Alternative (Android) Dolphin was once the browser that gave Android pinch-to-zoom powers, and its original version still is. Its new "HD" release, however, adds a whole lot more: extensions, YouTube downloading, flick-based navigation, gesture launching, and more.
  • Lifehacker’s Australian Airport Public Transport Guide, 2010 Edition
    Cheap airfares don’t look so cheap if you have to spend a fortune getting to the airport in the first place. Lifehacker rounds up the public transport options to get to and from Australia’s capital city airports.
  • What Can I Do With Leftover Wine? Dear Lifehacker, I have many half-empty bottles of red wine. After a week, they're mostly undrinkable. I'd normally pour them down the sink, but it's a shameful waste. So my question is, what can I do with leftover wine?
  • uTorrent Griffin Adds Extension-Style Functionality (Like Virus Scanning) (Windows) The popular BitTorrent client uTorrent today released an alpha version of uTorrent 2.2, adding a new Apps functionality that allows users to extend uTorrent's functionality while keeping the core application fast and lightweight.
  • The Ultimate Start to Finish Guide to Your XBMC Media Centre XBMC is a fantastic and free cross-platform media centre application we're nuts for. If you've wanted to start using it or just wanted to customise the XBMC installation you're already running, this guide will walk you through everything, from installation to total customisation.
  • Similarity Finds And Removes Duplicate Music Files (Windows) Got a whole bunch of music files scattered across your hard drive by various media apps? Similarity can find duplicate music files using file names, metadata tags, and even audio analysis, and makes it easy to get rid of them.
  • The Simplest And Cheapest Free Web Hosting Services Dear Lifehacker, I have a single HTML file that I would like to post online. I don't need scripts, or web editors, or any of that. What is the best (and cheapest) way to post a plain, non-dynamic webpage?
  • Diagram Designer Is A Free And Simple Diagram Designer (Windows) If you're looking for a quick and simple way to generate a flowchart, Diagram Designer is a free and lightweight tool for easy flowchart generation.
  • Overclock And Seriously Amplify A Linksys Wi-Fi Router The WRT54GL is a hacker's dream Wi-Fi router, capable of running third-party firmware and upping its signal power internally. A brave Instructables user shows how to go whole-hog on the blue box with extended antennas, fan-cooled overclocking, and the DD-WRT interface.
  • Tab Utilities Tweaks Any Firefox Tab Setting You Can Imagine (Firefox) Firefox extension Tab Utilities can customise just about any tab-related setting you can think of, from loading tabs from a clipboard URL to locking or faviconizing a tab with a Shift+Click.
  • First Look At Ubuntu Light And Unity: The Super Fast, Mac-Like Netbook OS Canonical's latest endeavor, somewhat confusingly called Ubuntu Light, is an instantly-on-and-connected netbook and desktop solution. It's new "Unity" UI sports many of the features Mac users have come to know and love, built for easy browsing and window management.
  • Software Informer Supplies Updates And Community Support For All Your Programs (Windows) Many of you have a favourite software update tool for keeping track of all your software at once. Free utility Software Informer takes it to the next level, providing other management features and a support community for all your software.
  • Clean Up Your Photo Collection With Free Tools You've taken digital pictures for years across multiple systems and camera upgrades, and now your collection is a mess. These free tools and techniques will fix your photos' metadata, weed out duplicates, reorganize folders, and otherwise whip your digital photos into shape.
  • Zoodles Corrals Kids In A Safe And Educational Browser (Windows/Mac) If you're looking for a kid-friendly way to let a young child interact with your computer without the risk of them deleting important files or getting into content they shouldn't see, Zoodles is a kid-friendly browser.

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