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28 Feb/12

Boot To Gecko, Something To Get Excited About?

Boot To Gecko, Something To Get Excited About?

When I first heard about Mozilla’s new project, Boot To Gecko (B2G), an open source operating system for smartphones, I initially thought that Mozilla should better spend the resources on the Firefox web browser.Now that I have read more about it and viewed a demonstration on YouTube, I have to admit that my stance has changed. While I cannot say that Boot 2 Gecko will be successful or widely adopted, I do see the potential that it has.When you look at the smartphone landscape currently,...

12 Feb/11

Nokia Shares Drop 14% as Staff Walk Out

Nokia Shares Drop 14% as Staff Walk Out

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Nokia is having a turbulent week, first the CEO’s secret email to staff about the company being in trouble is leaked to the press, then they announce an historic strategic partnership with Microsoft to exclusively use Windows Phone on its high end smartphones. Many employees didn’t like this announcement though, primarily the 1,500 workers employed on the Symbian side of the company who are now worried about their...

1 Ago/10

UAE to block the Blackberry?

UAE to block the Blackberry?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); After previous problems in the country, the United Arab Emirates is now set to at least temorarily block RIM’s Blackberry phones in the country, saying they pose a “national security risk”. The rules regards internet usage and decency in the country are fairly strict and all ISPs are required to have filtering equipment to block innappropriate or offensive websites and content.  The difference with the Blackberry...




29 Lug/10

Adobe / Microsoft to team up on Vulnerability Sharing

Adobe / Microsoft to team up on Vulnerability Sharing

Microsoft has announced that it’s to extend it’s Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) to include vulnerability sharing information from Adobe. The programme, launched in October 2008 allows sharing of information about security vulnerabilities with security software vendors.  So far 65 companies have signed up to the scheme. In a statement, Microsoft said… “Adobe products are relied on by individuals and organizations worldwide. Given the relative ubiquity...

28 Lug/10

Yahoogle.co.jp!

Yahoogle.co.jp!

Just as Microsoft and Yahoo! have joined forces in search, now Yahoo! Japan and Google have linked up too. Yahoo!’s Japanese search engine will now just Google’s technology rather than stick with fellow partner Microsoft and their Bing search engine as reported by NeoWin. Yahoo! will also use Google’s advertising system and pass search data back to Google. Masahiro Inoue, Yahoo Japan President, said that after a thorough investigation they found that Microsoft’s...

28 Lug/10

Firefox 4 Beta 2 Released, App Tabs Included

Firefox 4 Beta 2 Released, App Tabs Included

Mozilla has released Firefox 4 Beta 2 yesterday, a new beta version of the upcoming Firefox 4 web browser. The new version can be downloaded from the release notes or official beta download page. It is as usual available for all supported operating systems (Linux, Mac, Windows) and languages. The “big” new feature in Firefox 4 Beta 2 is App Tabs, which resembles Google Chrome’s Pin Tab feature. Every tab in Firefox has a new option on right-click to convert it into an...

28 Lug/10

Jailbreaking Now Legal, In The US

Jailbreaking Now Legal, In The US

Jailbreaking refers to methods to modify a device to remove some, or even all, of the restrictions that are imposed on it by its developer. Most people think iPhone if they talk about jailbreaking. A standard iPhone is severely limited, users can for instance only use AT&T as their carrier, and apps are only available through Apple’s official iPhone store. A modified phone on the other hand does not have those restrictions. It is possible to select another mobile phone carrier,...

26 Lug/10

Temparks, Store Temporary Bookmarks In Google Chrome

Temparks, Store Temporary Bookmarks In Google Chrome

I often store websites I visit in the bookmarks to access their contents at a later time. Happens quite often after reading an RSS feed entry, or stumbling upon an interesting link that I have no time to follow at that moment, and that I do not want to keep open in a browser tab. The problem with this approach is that those “read later” bookmarks get mixed with the other bookmarks. It would of course be possible to create a special bookmarks folder for temporary bookmarks,...

22 Lug/10

TreeSize Free, Hard Drive Storage Allocation Analyzer

TreeSize Free, Hard Drive Storage Allocation Analyzer

I have to take special attention to the storage space allocation of the main hard drive in my new computer. The Solid State Drive has a size of 80 Gigabytes, which fills up quickly, especially without proper disk management. Installing a single game or large application on the drive could be enough to fill it to the brim, which would result in performance drops all over the board, as hard drives react with performance drops if they are (almost) filled completely with data. TreeSize Free...

21 Lug/10

Clipbox Stores Multiple Clipboard Entries

Clipbox Stores Multiple Clipboard Entries

If there is one thing that’s not so great about the Windows Clipboard, then its the fact that it only stores one entry at a time. New entries automatically replace the old entries, which can result in lots of copying and pasting if multiple items need to be pasted. Clipbox is a barebones clipboard extender that can store up to two thousand different entries with the possibility to increase that number further by editing the ini file in the same directory as the program executable....

11 Lug/10

AT&T gives loyal customers free Femtocell

AT&T gives loyal customers free Femtocell

The femtocell caused a great deal of excitement when the technology was first announced a couple of years ago.  These boxes use your broadband connection to boost the signal for your 3G mobile phone and can be a godsend in those areas where the phone signal just isn’t up to scratch. Now Engadget are reportingthat AT&T’s “most valuable customers” in the US can get a free femtocell to help with their 3G signal coverage. femtocell Customers who receive an...

8 Lug/10

Open Multiple Items At Once In Google Chrome

Open Multiple Items At Once In Google Chrome

Multi Links is one of our favorite Firefox extensions of all time. It allows Firefox users to open multiple links, images or other elements on a website by drawing a rectangle around them. Chrome’s Download Selection is a similar extension. It offers a better selection process, giving up some of the one click comfort of Multi Links in the process. Instead of drawing a rectangle around the items it turns the web page into a darker tone which indicates selection modus. Here the Chrome...

8 Lug/10

Configuring Default File Types In Microsoft Office 2010

Configuring Default File Types In Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft has added support for ODF 1.1 in Microsoft Excel 2010, Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. The Open Documents Format is available as an alternative file format in Microsoft Office 2010. Office 2010 displays a “Welcome to Microsoft Office 2010 screen” on the first start of PowerPoint, Excel or Word in which the user is aksed to select a default file type. Available for selection are Office Open XML formats, the standard Microsoft Office formats, or OpenDocument...

7 Lug/10

BlackBox Security Monitor, Monitor Computer Systems In A Network

BlackBox Security Monitor, Monitor Computer Systems In A Network

Monitoring other computer systems in a local area network is always a delicate matter. Those administrators who understand the risks, both legal and technical, associated with monitoring other systems might find BlackBox Security Monitor useful in this regard. The free software program is available for download after a short registration process on the developer’s website. The monitoring software combines monitoring of various PC activities, reports and an alerts and warnings system...

5 Lug/10

Google fixes YouTube xxx spam flaw

Google fixes YouTube xxx spam flaw

YouTube owner Google has been forced to act quickly to fix a flaw on it’s YouTube video sharing website that allowed hackers to bombard users with pop-up messages, redirecting them to adult websites. The code was placed in the comments section of targeted videos and would run automatically when people watched the clip. Google says the problem was fixed within only two hours of being reported, according to the BBC. “We took swift action to fix a cross-site scripting (XSS)...

4 Lug/10

100 % free Linux distributions

100 % free Linux distributions

On this, July 4, 2010, the day the United States celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I thought I would take a moment to celebrate that same day with a toast to those Linux distributions that shirk all non-free software. This means EVERYTHING on these distributions is protected under, at least, the GPL. There aren’t tons of these distributions and some of them are threatened, daily, to disappear from lack of support. So it is my honor to hopefully introduce...

4 Lug/10

Create Shared Folders Easily With Shared Folder Wizard

Create Shared Folders Easily With Shared Folder Wizard

Creating shared folders in Windows does not have to be a time consuming task. Microsoft ships a Shared Folder Wizard with the operating system that provides all the means to create shared folders easily. The wizard is available in all recent Microsoft operating systems including Windows Vista, Windows XP Pro and Windows 7. The easiest way to start the shared folder wizard is to press Windows-R and type shrpubw.exe in the opening run box. Administrative rights are needed, Windows might...

3 Lug/10

Combine Images With Sprite Sheet Packer

Combine Images With Sprite Sheet Packer

Computer users have multiple options when it comes to combining images. They can use a photo editor like Paint.net or Adobe Photoshop to load the images to create a merged image, use online services or specialized tools like Sprite Sheet Packer. The main advantage of the latter being that its operation requires no deeper knowledge to combine the images. Combined images can be useful in several ways, CSS sprites come to mind. This is a technique were multiple images are combined together...

1 Lug/10

Enable Windows 7 Shortcuts In XP And Vista

Enable Windows 7 Shortcuts In XP And Vista

Several new keyboard shortcuts have been added in Windows 7 by Microsoft, especially the combination of Windows and the cursor keys have created some interesting new options for Windows users. Windows-UP maximizes the active window on the screen, Windows-Down minimizes the window or restores it in case it is maximized, and Windows-Left and Windows-Right dock the active window to the left or right side of the monitor. Vista and XP users do not have access to these new shortcuts by default...

30 Giu/10

Thunderbird 3 JavaScript, What’s The Deal?

Thunderbird 3 JavaScript, What’s The Deal?

Veteran users of the Thunderbird email client might remember that JavaScript was supported in version 2. Users who have recently upgraded to version 3 of Thunderbird might also have noted that JavaScript is no longer executed by the software, at least in email contexts. So what’s the deal with JavaScript and Thunderbird? The Thunderbird developers have apparently decided to remove JavaScript support in Thunderbird 3. Due to various security considerations. Javascript has been disabled...