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1 Set/09

Battle of the Windows Notification Apps: Growl for Windows vs. Snarl [Lifehacker Faceoff]

Battle of the Windows Notification Apps: Growl for Windows vs. Snarl [Lifehacker Faceoff]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mac users have long had an excellent universal notification application called Growl to unify alerts from various applications in OS X. In more recent times, we’ve seen two promising Growl spin-offs spring up for the Windows crowd: Growl for Windows and Snarl. Snarl is the oldest of the two, and while it didn’t have all that much to offer the first time we covered it, it’s grown significantly in the...

26 Ago/09

How Fast is Your Internet Connection? [Reader Poll]

How Fast is Your Internet Connection? [Reader Poll]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); DSL and other high-speed internet services feel like dial-up more often than they should. According to a new study, the U.S. ranks 28th in terms of fastest broadband speeds behind Japan, Sweden, Holland, and other industrialized nations. Where do you rank? The admittedly partisan labor union group Communications Workers of America compiled a list of broadband speeds for U.S. states (and its territories). Based on the...

22 Lug/09

Do You Prefer Your Email on Your Desktop or the Web? [Reader Poll]

Do You Prefer Your Email on Your Desktop or the Web? [Reader Poll]

There was a time when—if you were a serious email power-user—desktop email clients were the only way to go. Nowadays, robust web-based email applications like Gmail have completely changed things. Photo by DJHeini. Earlier today we mentioned that Thunderbird 3 Beta 3 is available for download, and it got us thinking: There was a time, in the earlier days of Firefox, when the two open-source applications shared a lot of the Mozilla limelight. Now Firefox is clearly enjoying...


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23 Giu/09

Battle of the Desktop Note-Taking Apps: OneNote vs. Evernote [Lifehacker Faceoff]

Battle of the Desktop Note-Taking Apps: OneNote vs. Evernote [Lifehacker Faceoff]

Whenever we mention desktop note-taking applications, two apps always stand out among the competition: Microsoft OneNote and Evernote. One is a commercial Windows app; the other is a free application for Windows, OS X, and many mobile phones. So which is better? We’ve danced around this question in our Hive Five Best Note-Taking Tools, but pen and pencil won that contest hands-down. Both tools have their strengths and weaknesses. Many staunch OneNote supporters are quick to point...