Google, Android, GPS! Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week:
- Best Google Search Tricks And Easter Eggs
Google was built by geeky programmers, and geeky programmers have a great sense of humour. For evidence, look no further than the weird range of bonus features hidden in Google’s search and other products.
- Google Talks About The Future Of Android
What’s next for Android? What can be done to make carriers offer updates? And will the battery life on Android devices ever get any better? Lifehacker put those questions to Android product manager Yu-Kuan Lin when he visited Australia this week.
- How To Get Started With Usenet In Three Simple Steps
Usenet is a wonderful service for finding and downloading digital media, giving you speed and reliability you won’t find with other file-sharing options — like, say, BitTorrent. Here’s a quick guide on setting up and getting started with Usenet.
- Five Best Personal Project Management Tools
It’s easy to find a project management tool for large groups, but finding one for personal use that doesn’t overwhelm you with group-focused features is a challenge. Here’s a look at five popular tools for personal project management.
- Browser Comparison: What’s The Most Pixel-Friendly Browser?
Firefox 4 Beta is out with a revamped UI, Google Chrome continues to gain popularity and Opera has a slick new version. Let’s take a look at which browser uses your screen the best without wasting space.
- Use Your Smartphone’s GPS Internationally Without Incurring Roaming Charges
It’s extremely comforting to have GPS with you when you’re travelling in strange foreign lands, but unfortunately any incoming call could charge you fees. Reader Aaron shows us how to avoid these fees while keeping your GPS turned on.
- CCleaner Enhancer Makes CCleaner Even Better, Now Cleans 270 New Apps
Windows only: CCleaner Enhancer updates the popular system cleaning utility with support for cleaning up after 270 more applications, so you can keep your system even more crap free.
- How To Pick The Perfect Typeface
Need to find a typeface for your next design masterpiece? Follow this intricate — but brilliant — flowchart by Julian Hansen and you will never go wrong.
- Five Easy Ways To Avoid Any Internet Filter
We’ve covered similar territory before, but the post at Gizmodo by Colin Jacobs from the EFA showing five ways any filter can be avoided in two minutes is well worth checking out.
- Letters And Numbers Embraces A Low-Tech Vision
TV production is heavily dependent on technology, but that doesn’t always show up on the screen. SBS’s new quiz show Letters And Numbers takes a deliberately low-tech approach.