Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Windows Vista Software Compatibility List

I am asked regularly whether or not you all should upgrade to Vista. Let me share with you why you should wait.

Here is a list of some of the software out there that works or doesn't work with Vista. I note that my favorite Zone Alarm firewall doesn't work at all, Avira Anti Virus PE won't update automatically, SyncBack has some minor issues and who knows for sure if Hoyle Casino 2006 works or not.

It makes me wonder what about that accounting software, Winforms, CD burning software or camera software? Will it work?

Seems to work just fine with XP...

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Check out this USB flash drive type device that allows you to monitor what anyone is doing on your computer while on the internet.

Best of all, you can plug the SnoopStick into any other Internet-enabled PC to retrieve the information and even watch IM conversations happen in real-time.

Way cool!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Update For Windows XP

It was mentioned to me that my newsletter link was broken for installing this update that enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2007 due to revised Daylight Saving Time. Here is the corrected link.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Cell Phone Provider Rankings

Here is an article that gives you information on how your wireless carrier ranks on complaints.  It's a good insight for you if you are not happy with your current provider and want to know who has the better service out there.  Read on...

Thursday, February 22, 2007

"I'm Going Places" Sweepstakes

If you're feeling lucky today, Microsoft is having a quickie sweepstakes and you might win 10 hours on a private jet or a Sony laptop. Read on...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Flip For Free Pancakes

Support your local children's hospitals and other charities by having breakfast today at your nearby IHOP. Read on...

Monday, February 19, 2007

Cell Phone Ads

Just say it isn't so! And that I don't have to pay more money to my cell phone provider to keep advertising off my cell phone. Read on...

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Grand Canyon Glass Walkway

I have to put this on my list of things I may never get to do, but you may want to walk 70 feet off the edge of the Grand Canyon and look down. Read on...

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Waiting For Vista

If you  bought a computer late last year with the promise of an "Express Upgrade" to Vista, WAIT.  And that's exactly what you will be doing as they say that the real issue is that OEMs are still not sure which PCs are really ready to support Vista, and which PCs aren't. Read on...

Friday, February 16, 2007

FBI Losing Track

I know how difficult it is to keep track of inventory, especially when it comes to computer equipment, but losing track of weapons...?  Read on...

Thursday, February 15, 2007

New "Credit" Card

As if we all don't get a credit card offer in the snail mail everyday, now you won't need to have credit or a social security number to get one. Read on...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Seed Bank

Otherwise known as the Doomsday vault, it will house seeds in case the future holds a major catastrophe and we need to start all over again. Read on...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005

We have nickels that look like quarters, quarters that looked like dollars and now they are sneaking in "coin" dollars. 

An Act of Congress is going to start minting out Presidential $1 coins along with gold bullion coin for investors, honoring the spouses of former Presidents. I guess this means I am going to take a second look at the coins I am putting in the tip jar. Read on...

Monday, February 12, 2007

Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener

I don't use pencils very often, and when I do, they are never sharp. I have bought a few sharpeners, but I don't know what junk drawer they are in. Then I usually have to track down a small golf pencil I have somewhere in the garage or in my golf bag. Maybe I could resolve this issue if I had cool geek sharpener. Read on...

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Earth Challenge Prize

If you can find the best solution for getting rid of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from planet earth, there is $25,000,000 in it for you.  Read on...

Friday, February 09, 2007

Genius G-Note

The genius of G-Note is that it works with any paper. With the power turned on, and paper in place, you can write anything you want with the digital pen! Whatever you write is instantaneously transferred and saved in the digital pad memory. The built-in 32MB memory can store more than a hundred pages and there is also a file management function. Once you are done doodling and scribbling (or you may be actually taking notes) just connect it to your PC and share. Cool huh?

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Rollable Displays

The First mobile device with rollable display for reading personal information, newspapers and books. Read on...

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


No GPS or fancy shoes? No problem. MapMyRun hacks Google Maps to let runners point and click their way to a better workout. Input your route on a virtual map, then enter your height, weight, and time, and the application calculates distance, calories burned, and pace. You can even share routes over the Web or via RSS.

Monday, February 05, 2007

iTunes Users - Wait To Upgrade To Vista

Apple Inc. is urging some iPod and iTunes users to hold off on upgrading computers to Windows Vista, warning that the iTunes music software may not work well with the new operating system from rival Microsoft Corp. Read on...

Sunday, February 04, 2007


Add SmartShopper to your gadget gallery, just in case you don't have enough gadgets with all your remotes (you know you have more than 2 of those) cellphones, PDAs, lockbox, iPods, MP3 players etc...

What does it do? It is your personal grocery list assistant. Tell it what you need to go shopping for and then simply print the list. Nice! And it doesn't talk back.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Compatibility Pack for Office 2007

It is going to happen here shortly. Someone is going to send you a document, spreadsheet or PowerPoint presentation from Office 2007 and you don't have Office 2007.  You won't be able to open that document. What to do, what can you do?!

No worries...just download and install the Compatibility Pack and you will be good to go.  Do it now, because I might just be sending you one of those files very soon. (I have Office 2007 but I need a few more of you out there to start using it before I put it into production)

Friday, February 02, 2007

Deja Vu?

Experiencing a feeling that you have witnessed or experienced a new situation previously...well, have you?  You just might today, and we might just find out whether there are six more weeks of winter or if spring is just around the corner. Happy Groundhog Day!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Moppels Are Here!

Small and flexible lighting fixtures that attach to almost anything with their suction cups or little magnetic feet. How cool is that? Read on...