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26 Giu/10

Google Encrypted Web Search (HTTPS) Moved To New Domain

Google Encrypted Web Search (HTTPS) Moved To New Domain

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Google launched an encrypted version of their web search in May (see Google SSL HTTPS Search). HTTPS search was enabled on the main Google.com domain and users simply had to add an s after HTTP in the url to access the encrypted search engine. Encryption increased the privacy of the search engine user by preventing people from intercepting the search terms and results. This did have a consequence though for schools and organizations...

26 Giu/10

Fix Oops! Google Chrome Could Not Connect To Errors

Fix Oops! Google Chrome Could Not Connect To Errors

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Google Chrome can be configured to save the browsing session on close so that the user can continue the session on the next startup. All websites and services that had been open in tabs are reopened on the next browser start. It sometimes happens that Google Chrome cannot open a website, displaying a dreaded “Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to” error instead. Strange if the site was working fine some time ago....

25 Giu/10

128Gb Blu-ray XL Specification finalised

128Gb Blu-ray XL Specification finalised

The next monster disc is just around the corner but possibly bad news for PC users who have upgraded their machine with a blu-ray writer.  The Blu-ray Disc Association have now published the final specifications for the new BDXL standard. The new discs will come as either triple-layer 100Gb re-writable, write-once or whopping 128Gb quad-layer write-once discs. In their press release, published today on Engadget, they state… “The BDA worked diligently to create an extension...


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25 Giu/10

Folder Monitoring Made Easy With Portable App Watch 4 Folder

Folder Monitoring Made Easy With Portable App Watch 4 Folder

Computer users have different reasons for monitoring folders on their system, might be that they want to make sure that no one is tampering with files in those folders or that they can access a log to lookup when files have been added to the monitored folders. Whatever the reason, a portable folder monitoring software like Watch 4 Folder might be exactly what they are looking for. folder monitoring The program can be configured to watch one folder including all of its subfolders and...

25 Giu/10

Doing Some Firefox Configuration Spring Cleaning

Doing Some Firefox Configuration Spring Cleaning

The Firefox configuration file contains entries for core Firefox settings and extensions. Most users know that it is possible to change the settings by typing in about:config in the Firefox address bar. While the entries can be edited there they can not be deleted. The file tends to grow over time, largely because entries from uninstalled extensions do not get deleted during uninstallation. Users who install and uninstall add-ons regularly might have a configuration file that is multiple...

25 Giu/10

Uninstall The Search Helper Extension In Firefox

Uninstall The Search Helper Extension In Firefox

Windows users who take a look at the installed extensions in Firefox might notice a Search Helper Extension in the listing that can only be disabled but not uninstalled. It is safe to assume that most Firefox users have no clue how that extension got there, especially since the extension cannot be installed manually in the web browser. The Search Helper Extension gets added to the Firefox web browser in two ways, well, two ways that we know of, there might be more. The extension gets installed...

24 Giu/10

Bittorrent Client uTorrent 3.0 Alpha Released

Bittorrent Client uTorrent 3.0 Alpha Released

The Bitorrent client uTorrent has made a huge leap forward today with the release of the first public uTorrent 3.0 alpha build. This continues the release policy of the developers who have always offered access to both stable and development builds of the popular torrent downloader. The latest stable version offered on the uTorrent homepage is version 2.02, the latest official beta 2.03. Utorrent 3.0 Alpha replaces the latest development release uTorrent 2.x. It is not clear yet why the...

22 Giu/10

Get Windows and Office Super-Cheap

Get Windows and Office Super-Cheap

I’ve long been a subscriber to Microsoft’s Action Pack which is for small businesses.  You get 10 licences for Windows and Office plus a Windows Server licence or two for £220 a year.  Plus the software never expires. Many people say that subscription software is the way we’re all going but I’ve been making significant savings for years now by subscribing to Microsoft software, and there’s an ever better way to save money, as Paul Thurrott has written...

18 Giu/10

Google Chrome Dev Gets Native PDF Plugin

Google Chrome Dev Gets Native PDF Plugin

The Google Chrome developers introduced a native Flash plugin in their browser less than three months ago. This internal plugin improved the traditional browser plugin model. Most noteworthy from a user’s standpoint was the immediate availability after installing Google Chrome and the auto-updating of the plugin to reduce security risks because of outdated plugins. Another benefit was that the Google Chrome sandbox prevented many traditional attack forms by blocking access to the...

17 Giu/10

OnTopReplica Displays Application Snippets Always On Top

OnTopReplica Displays Application Snippets Always On Top

Some applications in Windows have an option to be always on top of other open windows even if they become inactive. That’s a helpful feature for users who want to have the application window in sight all the time. But what about situations where the always on top feature is not offered? What if the entire always on top window is big and clunky so that it reduces the workflow of the user? OnTopReplica is the solution. The lightweight program can be used to create always on top snippets...

17 Giu/10

New Windows Live Hotmail Rollout begins

New Windows Live Hotmail Rollout begins

Microsoft began to rollout the new Windows Live Hotmail yesterday to customers worldwide. The Hotmail mail accounts are stored on cluster servers that will get updated one at a time which means that some users will already be able to experience the new Windows Live Hotmail while others have to wait until their cluster gets migrated to the new Hotmail service. The new Hotmail project started with an analysis of today’s email usage and how email providers catered to that. Microsoft...

15 Giu/10

Best Of The Best Of This Year’s E3

Best Of The Best Of This Year’s E3

This year’s E3 gaming convention had some very interesting hardware and game announcements for all popular gaming systems and the PC. The convention is still underway until June 17 but most developers have already shown their upcoming releases in conferences. The following selection includes some of the most promising looking games and devices that were introduced in this year’s E3. It is a subjective selection that might not please any gamer out there. Keep in mind that we...

14 Giu/10

Change Folder Backgrounds In Windows

Change Folder Backgrounds In Windows

The default Windows Explorer does not offer many customizations. Users who prefer to spice up Windows Explorer can now do so with the Windows 7 Folder Background Changer which, despite its name, is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows Vista. The portable program makes the selection of custom background images easy. All it takes is to select a folder at the top of the screen and a background image afterwards. The changes will be automatically applied to Windows Explorer. The first change...

13 Giu/10

Gmote Adds Mouse Gestures To Windows

Gmote Adds Mouse Gestures To Windows

Most Windows users use the mouse for activities in the operating system. The mouse is used to open and close programs, files and folders, to create new files or make selections or changes to the operating system. Some users speed up operations with keyboard shortcuts. Mouse gestures on the other hand are not used by many. This could change with Gmote, a free portable software for Windows that adds mouse gesture support to the operating system. Gmote enables a set of gestures that can be...

10 Giu/10

Fedora’s lucky 13

Fedora’s lucky 13

The number 13 is usually associated with bad luck. Friday the 13th (both the date and the movie). Many buildings don’t have a thirteenth floor. Fedora just released it’s number 13 and one might wonder if the number was good or bad for the release. I am happy to report that the number 13, for Fedora, is most certainly a lucky one. Fedora 13 is one of the finest Fedora releases to date. My first exposure to Fedora was Fedora Core 1. That was a huge deal because it was the first...

10 Giu/10

Windows Explorer SFTP Extension

Windows Explorer SFTP Extension

Microsoft’s Windows Explorer can be used to map network locations, websites and ftp servers so that the contents become accessible directly in the file management tool. SFTP, which stands for Secure File Transfer Protocol, is on the other hand not available by default. This can be problematic in situations where secure connections need to be used. A basic example is a web server that is only supported SFTP connections because of security restrictions. Swish is an Open Source Windows...

8 Giu/10

Lessons from Apple on Advertising and Aesthetics

Lessons from Apple on Advertising and Aesthetics

Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 4 yesterday in his WWDC keynote, and it’s a gorgeous device with software upgrades that include multitasking, a video chat app called FaceTime, and more. I’m still a happy Android user, but I have to hand it to Apple. They continue to school the industry on aesthetics and marketing. Case in point: the FaceTime demo video. First, some background. I got a Sprint EVO at Google I/O which has a front-facing video camera, and presumably the ability...

6 Giu/10

Australia orders privacy probe into Google Street View

Australia orders privacy probe into Google Street View

Australia’s Attorney General has instructed the country’s police to investigate search giant Google for possible breaches of privacy while taking photos for it’s Street View service. The investigation, reported by the BBC, has come about following complaints  that Google gathered some personal data from unencrypted WiFi networks. Australian law prohibits people accessing electronic communications for purposes that are not authorised and Attorney General Robert McClelland...

4 Giu/10

Desktop Media Displays Drive Icons On Computer Desktop

Desktop Media Displays Drive Icons On Computer Desktop

One of the great features of the Commodore Amiga computer was that it’s graphical user interface Workbench would automatically create an icon on the desktop whenever a disk was inserted into the drive. Floppy disks are not the medium of choice anymore but the feature itself would still be extremely useful for quickly accessing removable storage devices such as USB Drives, CD-Roms or sticks. Windows by default displays a dialog window if a new storage device is connected to the PC...

4 Giu/10

Hard Drive Diagnostics Software GSmartControl

Hard Drive Diagnostics Software GSmartControl

Nothing is worse for a computer user than a hard drive that is nearing the end of its life cycle as hard drive crashes or unreadable sectors could lead to data loss if the user was not prepared for the worst case. But when is the right time to start preparations? Should you start feeling worried when the hard disk begins to make strange noises that seem to grow by the hour? What about the silent Solid State Drives then? Hard drive diagnostics are essential in analyzing hard drives to have...