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22 Mar/12

My Sommelier: un esperto di vini nascosto nel vostro smartphone

My Sommelier: un esperto di vini nascosto nel vostro smartphone

ASPI, l'Associazione della Sommellerie Professionale Italiana, annuncia oggi che My Sommelier, la prima applicazione che permette di avere un sommelier professionista sempre al proprio fianco, sarà disponibile gratuitamente da domani anche su Play Store (il vecchio Android Market) e sarà presto disponibile anche per altri sistemi operativi per smartphone come Windows Phone, BlackBerry, e Bada. Lo sviluppo multipiattaforma, primo passo di una serie di importanti novità per My Sommelier,...

22 Mar/12

Microsoft Worldwide Telescope, Explore The Universe

Microsoft Worldwide Telescope, Explore The Universe

Microsoft Worldwide Telescope is a free application that lets you explore the universe from your local computer. It offers more than a planetarium with its guided tours, free exploration options, communities, extensive search and telescope connection feature. You can launch the application right on the official website, provided that you have Microsoft Silverlight installed, or download a client for the Windows operating system instead. The desktop client has a size of about 70 Megabytes...

22 Mar/12

YouTube Launches One-click Video Improvements

YouTube Launches One-click Video Improvements

If you do not have the time or skill to edit your videos locally before you upload them to the popular video hosting site YouTube, you’d probably grew fond of the video editor that YouTube added last year to the site. While pretty basic in functionality, it can be used to correct a few issues with your videos. Features offered include trimming and rotating, as well as adding effects and exchanging the audio of the video.YouTube has just announced a new feature that they have added...




22 Mar/12

Microsoft Slash TechNet Product Keys from 10 to 5 to 3

Microsoft Slash TechNet Product Keys from 10 to 5 to 3

In September 2010, citing concerns over piracy, Microsoft slashed the number of product keys available to subscribers of its TechNet service from 10 per product down to 5.  This caused some arguments but Microsoft still insisted that the annual subscription of $349 was great value for what you got.  Now though the company has announced that the number of available product keys is to be slashed even further to just 3 per product.So what does this mean?  Fortunately it doesn’t mean...

22 Mar/12

The New Firefox Home Page

The New Firefox Home Page

Mozilla plans to make a bunch of changes in the next two versions of the Firefox web browser, and users who are running either the beta or aurora version of the browser right now get a taste of those changes already.One of the changes is a new home page. Firefox users should not confuse this page with the homepage that they can set freely in the web browser though. The home page is displayed to new users who install Firefox for the first time on the system, when you enter about:home in...

22 Mar/12

WordPress Conditional Tags (And Snippets) for Beginners

WordPress Conditional Tags (And Snippets) for Beginners

One of the best features of the WordPress could be the conditional tags. It allows you to tell the code to act differently in specific situations. For example, you can check if the user is using Windows or Mac, and display different content based on the systems. You can also redirect to post if search query only returns single result. You name the situations, the conditional tags can recognize them all! Despite its flexibility on determining actions based on different situations, it’s...

22 Mar/12

Vietnam: stop al proliferare di SIM card

Vietnam: stop al proliferare di SIM card

Siamo ormai abituati a possedere più di un telefono cellulare o, in alternativa, un unico apparecchio con almeno due SIM card, grazie alla possibilità, data da svariati terminali, di poter ospitare in un solo dispositivo due, tre o anche quattro o più schede (come nel caso dell'Otech F1). Ci sono poi esempi di persone che hanno intestato a proprio nome un numero di SIM ancora più elevato, esattamente il fenomeno che il governo vietnamita avrebbe in mente di combattere con una proposta...

22 Mar/12

Fix Mouse Double-Clicking When You click Once

Fix Mouse Double-Clicking When You click Once

For the past few days I was experiencing a rather strange issue on my computer that made the mouse double-click sometimes when I did a single left-click. While that was not a problem all the time, it sometimes broke my workflow, for instance when trying to select a folder or deleting tags here in WordPress. The result was a different action than intended, the folder for instance was opened instead of selected.I suspected that it could be caused by two things. First a setting or driver issue,...

21 Mar/12

Kirara Encoder, Free Portable Video Encoder For Windows

Kirara Encoder, Free Portable Video Encoder For Windows

If you download a lot of videos from the Internet, you probably end up with them being in different video formats, unless you happen to download them all from one source. Even then, you may sometimes feel the need to change the video format, for instance to make it compatible with a smartphone or mobile device, or a standalone media player that is connected to your television.Kirara Encoder is a free portable multimedia encoder for the Windows operating system. It uses the ffmpeg library...

21 Mar/12

Portable File Syncing Software Synchroncity 6 Released

Portable File Syncing Software Synchroncity 6 Released

More than two years after my initial review of the file sync and backup software Synchronicity comes an update to Synchronicity 6. Has the software changed in those two years, and if it did, for the better or worse? Lets find out.The program is still offered as a portable version and installer, in a tiny 300 Kilobyte package. When you first launch the app after unpacking or installing, you are asked whether you’d like to enable automatic updates. The program then starts the profile...