See whether or not your ISP’s DNS server is faster or slower than other alternatives like OpenDNS or Google Public DNS with Namebench. This free benchmarking tool pits your current DNS... Read more
Microsoft finally gave up on the paid subscription approach and is now offering a totally free virus and spyware blocker called Microsoft Security Essentials. MSE is a decent utility: it... Read more
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. Photo by Â°Florian. The... Read more
Just posted updates to two of my Firefox extensions: Better Gmail 2 and Better GReader. Better Gmail 2 users can now enjoy the new Hide Labels in Message Row script (which hides labels until... Read more
Today Google announced the release of Secrets, a secure password manager for Android where you can store any kind of sensitive data you might need on the go. Secrets isn’t available in... Read more
Android users who are switching over to their Google Voice phone number full-time like I am need a handy little app called GV. GV provides calling and SMS support via your Google Voice numbe... Read more
If you need your Unix command line on a Windows PC, chances are you use a terminal emulator like Cygwin–and if you do, you want to check out MinTTY. The MinTTY terminal window for Cygw... Read more
Figure out what font that hip web site uses and download a copy for your own project using some of my favorite typography tools and free font downloads, published over at Lifehacker this mor... Read more
Stanford graduate Ramit Sethi’s personal finance blog, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, is one of Lifehacker’s most-quoted sources of financial advice, so I was honored when Sethi as... Read more
Google rolled out some changes to the HTML that runs Gmail in the last few days that rendered several of Better Gmail 2‘s features completely busted. (Yes, that’s the technical t... Read more
Minutes ago I posted an update to the Better Gmail 2 Firefox extension, which adds all sorts of functionality to Gmail. Since Gmail Labs launched, there’s been less of a need for Bette... Read more
After all the hullabaloo last week about Hulu dropping support for Boxee, the popular Mac-based XBMC port, a new beta of Plex (another Mac XBMC port) drops, which offers a working Hulu plug-... Read more
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