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If you frequently find yourself at an internet café or other location that provides free internet but restricts the amount of time or bandwidth you use, changing your MAC address can often be enough to circumvent restrictions.

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With the end of the first month in 2011 upon us it is time to look back at our best and brightest for the month. Join us as we present the ten hottest articles from January for your reading enjoyment.

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Are you a Battlestar Galactica and Caprica fan? If you are missing these two wonderful television shows then you can bring part of the magic back into your home with this detailed poster size map of the 12 Colonies.

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Are you tired of thumbnail images that are just too small to make out clearly on your favorite websites? Say goodbye to frustration and hello to easy viewing with the Thumbnail Zoom extension for Firefox.

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IntoNow is clever social networking application for iOS that makes it super simple to share what TV show you’re watching with your friends as it identifies any TV (right down to the episode number) just by hearing 4-12 seconds of the show.

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If being able to walk to get good coffee, good food, and cash a check at your local bank are important to you, Walk Score crunches the numbers and shows you how pedestrian friendly a neighborhood is.

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FANTASY WORLD [DesktopNexus]

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If you’ve ever wished that you could get notification upon the delivery of your physical mail (just like you do with your email) then this hack is for you. Turn a wireless doorbell into a snail mail indicator.

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This week we learned how to backup and copy data between iOS devices, use Linux commands in Windows with Cygwin, boost email writing productivity with Microsoft Word Mail Merge, be more productive in Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts, “restore the FTP service in XBMC, rename downloaded TV shows, access the Android Market in emulation”, and more.

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Watching videos at YouTube can be a lot of fun, but the pages are too full of clutter. If you want to literally clean things up in moments, then all you need is the CleanTube extension for Opera.

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Are you feeling depressed due to the bleak winter views outside your windows? Now you can bring a touch of summer and warm weather thoughts to your desktop with the Landscape Theme for Chrome and Iron.

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Would you like to try a different kind of browsing experience while using Firefox? With the Prospector – Home Dash extension from Mozilla Labs you get a mix of the traditional UI, full-screen mode, and a mobile-style in...

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KinEmote is a Windows-based application that links your Kinect motion-sensing camera to your computer, opening the door to play all manner of games like Angry Birds using the motion of your body.

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When was the last time you read the entire privacy of a web site you were registering at? Never? You wouldn’t be alone and this infographic examination of privacy policies highlights why.

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SNOW FRAME [DesktopNexus]

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Things have changed a bit in the Guinness Book of World Records we poured over in our youth; the new version has pages worth of entries related to video games. Here are some of the more colorful ones you likely didn’t know about.

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Today Google announced that they are partnering with a number of Chrome web application developers to distribute a number of their Chrome OS Notebooks to lucky fans. That’s when we noticed something interesting that can...

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Do you want to add a unique Asian look and feel to your desktop? Then you may want to have a look at the Best of Bing: China theme for Windows 7. This beautiful theme comes with 16 wallpapers showcasing Chinese New Year decor...

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In this alternate universe version of Seinfeld, Jerry sets in motion his plans for rising to power and making his dreams of total world domination come true. Along the way he enlists the aid of a truly devious George in his q...

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Do you have a family member or friend who is reluctant to try Linux because it is just “so different” from Windows? Now you can help ease them past those fears and doubts with Ylmf OS, a Linux system that is set u...

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After the release of Firesheep–a Wi-Fi sniffing Firefox extension that made waves last fall–major companies scrambled to beef up their security. Facebook joins the fray this week by adding in total session HTTPS; ...

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Late last year Apple pulled iDOS, a DOS emulator for iOS devices, from the App Store. Just this week it returned with some modifications that prevent you from using iTunes to load in extra DOS apps. Check out how to work arou...

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RAYS OF MORNING LIGHT [DesktopNexus]

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If you’re looking for a polished web-based EPUB reader, MagicScroll allows you to read books from the web, uploaded from your computer, and even share the books with your friends.

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Whether you are into action movies or not this short movie is definitely worth watching for the visual effects. The heroes have all that they can handle when trying to stop a terminator-style army of sophisticated robots who ...

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