This week at Lifehacker: Cell phone modem connection got you twiddling your thumbs? Find out how to survive a slow Internet connection. Carry your OS on your keyring and boot Windows from a thumbdrive. Save cameraphone photos to Flickr with the press of a button. Finally, create multiple iTunes libraries on one computer and switch between them on the fly.
You don't have one of those fancy broadband anywhere connections, so here you are watching the minutes of your life slip away while you browse the web using your cell phone modem or dialup account. Your connection slow as molasses in winter? Stop limping along the service road of the information superhighway with these surfing tweaks and tricks.
PC won't boot? Wanna use your favorite apps on OPP (Other People's 'Puters)? Create a Windows boot disk with a 256MB thumbdrive. Add a copy of Ad-Aware, Firefox and the Nero DVD-burner to get stuff done on other computers with your favorite apps on the go, no installation required.
You can email or SMS cameraphone pics to photo-sharing site Flickr, but who wants to press all those buttons? Beta cameraphone app ShoZu triggers a one-click "Save to Flickr" option on compatible phones right after you snap your photo for immediate, easy Flickrization.
The wife just rated Neil Diamond's "Weekend in New England" five stars in iTunes. Clearly it's time for separate libraries. Shareware Libra for Mac or PC creates and maintains multiple iTunes libraries on one computer, which includes ratings, playlists and playcounts so you and your family members can share a media center and still live in separate, musical bliss.
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