The Lifehacker editorial staff is taking a break from posting today to celebrate Independence Day here in the U.S. While we're off amusing ourselves with sparklers, check out the most popular posts that have been published in the first half of 2008. Back tomorrow. Install OS X on Your Hackintosh PC, No Hacking Required"Now you can install Leopard on your computer about as easily as installing Leopard on a Mac—no command line hacking required."The 20 Best iPhone and iPod touch Applications"Today I'm taking a look at my 20 favorite (that's right, 20) third-party iPhone and iPod touch apps."Top 10 Obscure Google Search Tricks"Dozens of Google search guides detail the tips you already know, but today we're skipping the obvious and highlighting our favorite obscure Google web search tricks."Top 10 Harmless Geek Pranks"Since the dawn of time, geeks have been playing harmless pranks on their beloved (but unsuspecting) associates, and it's up to all of us to carry the torch forward."Turn Your $60 Router into a User-Friendly Super-Router with Tomato"Tomato does almost everything DD-WRT does—from Wi-Fi signal boosting to Quality of Service bandwidth allocation—in addition to offering a simplified interface chock-full of fancy charts and graphs."Turn Your Point-and-Shoot into a Super-Camera"If you're using a consumer grade point-and-shoot Canon digital camera, you've got hardware in hand that can support advanced features way beyond what shipped in the box."Turn Your iPod Touch into an iPhone"Today I'm going to show you how to make VoIP phone calls from your iPod touch or iPhone using a freeware application called SIP-VoIP."Five Best Instant Messengers"From web-based chat to desktop clients to tools that combine IM, email, and social networking, your nominations spanned a wide range of instant messaging applications."Top 10 BitTorrent Tools and Tricks"BitTorrent is the go-to resource for downloading everything from music and movies to software and operating systems, but as its popularity continues to grow, so do the number of tools available for making the most of it."Top 10 Software Easter Eggs"Sure we like our chocolate bunny ears, but around these parts the best easter eggs aren't painted pink and stuffed with jelly beans—they're the undocumented and unexpected fun features hidden deep inside various software apps."Power User's Guide to Firefox 3"You already know about Firefox 3's marquee new features, but now it's time to dig deep and unearth the shortcuts, tweaks, and even Easter eggs that Mozilla marketing doesn't mention."
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