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26 Giu/10

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta Leaks, What You Need To Know

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta Leaks, What You Need To Know

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The first beta version of the upcoming Windows 7 Service Pack leaked to the Internet earlier this week. The version, which was intended to be distributed to a close circle of beta testers is now available on various P2P networks, file hosting sites and other distribution forms on the Internet. Even respected download portals like Softpedia offer the leaked Service Pack 1 for download. There will always be users that feel the need...

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...




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...

24 Giu/10

DropIt Copies Files Based On Their Name And Extension

DropIt Copies Files Based On Their Name And Extension

There are basically two types of computer users when it comes to organizing files on a computer system. Type a sorts files neatly in folders based on type or other criteria while type b likes to put all files into one folder that is growing immensely over time. The ever growing single folder can slow down operations including the time it takes to display the folder contents or to locate a file in the folder. Manually sorting the files into different folders on the other hand can take quite...

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...

23 Giu/10

Bios Beep Codes Viewer

Bios Beep Codes Viewer

Part of a computer’s boot process is the Power On Self Test (POST) that tests the hardware of the computer. POST communicates successful or failed tests with beep codes. These BIOS beep codes provide the user with information about the system’s state and aid in the troubleshooting process in case one of the boot tests failed. Some hardcore technicians might know all the beep codes and their meaning, everyone else might benefit from a software like Rizone’s Beep Code Viewer...

22 Giu/10

Firefox 3.6.4 Finally Released

Firefox 3.6.4 Finally Released

It took quite some time but the wait is finally over, Firefox 3.6.4 has been released and is currently distributed to all mirror servers around the world before it is officially announced and distributed. The delay can be largely attributed to the out-of-process plugins feature that the developers have integrated into Firefox 3.6.4. The feature is similar to that in Google Chrome as it runs plugins in their own process to increase browser stability and security. Out-of-process plugins...

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...

21 Giu/10

Guake: Hide-able terminal goodness

Guake: Hide-able terminal goodness

As you well know, I am a big fan of the Linux command line. Because of this I use the terminal a lot. I am also a fan of Linux eye candy and making my desktop as clean and sleek as possible. I don’t like to have things in the way and I like easy access to the tools I use. That is why I want my terminal to be easily accessed, always ready, and quick to disappear. Guake is a drop-down terminal that fits all of these needs perfectly. It’s for the GNOME environment and is easy...

21 Giu/10

Wipe your drives securely with a hidden Windows 7 tool

Wipe your drives securely with a hidden Windows 7 tool

It’s always a worry when you get rid of a PC or hard drive that all sorts of personal data could be sitting on it waiting to be stolen.  This is even more important when it comes to business computers. There have always been a huge variety of hard disk wiping packages available from third-parties, but did you know that Windows 7 has it’s own free in-built tool for securely erasing, not just whole hard disks, but specific folders as well? The cipher.exe tool has been around...

19 Giu/10

Restrict network access by time or IP address with Squid

Restrict network access by time or IP address with Squid

There are a number of reasons why you would want to restrict network access. You run a cafe with web access or you have young or teenage children and you want them to only be able to use the network at certain times. Their are certainly tools out there to do this on a PC-by-PC basis, but why not employ a proxy server instead? One of the best (and most robust) proxy servers available for the Linux operating system is the Squid Proxy server. But don’t let the name fool you, you do...

17 Giu/10

Dropbox Shell Tools

Dropbox Shell Tools

Cross-platform application and web service Dropbox syncs and backs up files between computers and the Dropbox servers on the Internet. Free users get 2 Gigabyte storage with their accounts. Dropbox places a folder on the local computer system to automatically synchronize files between computers and the web. File access is also available directly on the Dropbox website. One of the problems that Dropbox users face is that it is relatively cumbersome to copy and move new files to their Dropbox...

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...

16 Giu/10

Zarafa: Fedora’s Exchange “killer”

Zarafa: Fedora’s Exchange “killer”

For any open source advocate, one of the biggest needs is an Exchange-like server. There are plenty of them available, some of them offer less-than enough features to really be viable. Some of them offer plenty of features but are insanely difficult to install. And then there’s Zarafa. Zarafa is an open source collaborative software solution meant to be an alternative to Exchange. It works like Exchange, includes a web interface that has the same look and feel as Exchange, and even...

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...

14 Giu/10

AT&T Sends apologies to security breach iPad owners

AT&T Sends apologies to security breach iPad owners

After last week’s security breach in which the email addresses of iPad owners were harvested by hackers, AT&T has now sent letters to apologies to the customers concerned, as reported by Engadget who have a full copy of the letter. Hackers were able to intercept the email addresses because they were sent unencrypted when the iPad’s were connecting to AT&T’s network.  The mobile phone company says the flaw in it’s network that allowed this has now been...

12 Giu/10

Two Programs That Help You Lock Your Computer

Two Programs That Help You Lock Your Computer

Are you annoyed by the fact that Windows continues to play music or videos when you lock the computer? If you have never experienced it try it out by starting to play music or a movie on your system and pressing the Windows-L key afterwards to lock the computer. The sound is still audible. Mobile users encounter another problem; Playing media in the background while the mobile computer is locked will drain the battery faster. The following two programs add functionality to Windows Lock. Mute...

11 Giu/10

Adobe release ‘critical’ Flash patch

Adobe release ‘critical’ Flash patch

Adobe have today released a patch to sort out the critical vulnerability in Flash that was discovered last week, which is a quick turnaround. The patch, released through version 10.1 of the Flash player is available now from www.adobe.com and there is also a new version of Adobe Air as well. The company may have managed to shoot itself in the foot with this patch however as you’ll see from the amusing screenshot below, where the news story about the patch in the new version of the...

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...