Here is a handy site to use when you need to update any device or driver. It lists company websites you can use to find drivers to update anything from notebooks, desktops, graphic cards, printers and network devices. Cool! For more info, visit TechNet.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
A computer clerk at a Costco in the central valley recently told a customer that Windows XP would no longer be supported as of the end of this year. WRONG! Windows XP will be supported until 2009, with extended support to 2014.
Also, Microsoft is working on releasing service pack 3 for XP in the following year.
If you have an old computer and need to replace it, you just might want to do it soon, because as of June 30th 2008, it will be hard to find an Windows XP system.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
ihound™ is revolutionary software that helps protect your devices by alerting you when your USB digital device is connected to another individual's computer.
ihound aims to make it easy to locate your camera, MP3 player, thumbdrive or iPod and then report their theft if they've fallen into the wrong hands.
Albeit a great idea, I don't see cops chasing down a $15 thumbdrive any time soon. Read on... [via lifehacker.com]
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
A shout out to my friends and family who enjoy my blogging and keep me looking for interesting things to post.
Since I might not make it to your turkey day table, here is an article of what I would be doing on your computer to get it humming back to normal. Read on... [via lifehacker.com]
Happy Thanksgiving you all!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Here comes the holiday shopping rush and for those of us who do some of our shopping online, be warned. The cyber crooks will be out there trying to wreak more havoc than usual.
Here are a few steps you can take to guard yourself against unwanted viruses and malware. Also, be sure to install all the latest updates and patches for your security software and Web browsers. Read on...
Monday, November 19, 2007
If you are looking for a wireless router that can give you a quarter mile of wi-fi accessibility, look no further.
Sure, this sweet little unit will set you back about $300 but it could actually be a wash in equipment costs if you need extreme coverage. Check it out!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Just in case you thought that MAC's are immune from hacker code, guess again. Apple Inc. just rolled out 41 fixes to its Tiger operating system.
Apple has patched more over 150 vulnerabilities in the eight security updates it has issued so far during 2007. Click here to see the list of fixes included in this update.
The trusted name in batteries, Duracell has launched a portable, rechargeable AC and USB power solution for all your mobile needs. So if you find yourself out on the road a lot and need a bit more juice, say like 2 more hours for your laptop, check it out! Read on... [via coolest-gadgets.com]
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
In 1984, The Terminator movies depicted SkyNet which was originally designed to run the USA's national defense systems, controlling nuclear missiles, stealth bombers, orbital weapons and the like. However, once activated it began learning at a geometric rate. It eventually became self-aware.
The UK is about to launch a 5 billion dollar military satellite named SkyNet. Good thing that movies are just make believe, eh? Read on...
Sunday, November 11, 2007
It's time to put that oversized computer hard drive to work.
NBC has launched NBC Direct where most shows can be watched online and some shows are available for full episode downloads. This comes after NBC decided to pull out of iTunes.
NBC Direct beta is currently only available to residents of the United States and only works with Internet Explorer 6 or 7 on Windows XP or Vista.
I am going to watch 30 Rock now...
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Xerox Corporation scientist are working on erasable paper that self-erases in about 16-24 hours and can be used multiple times. I am sure that should save money on recycling paper, but I wouldn't want to have someone slip me a contract using it. Read on...
Friday, November 09, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
When your computer crashes an application, a dialogue box pops up and asks you if you want to send the information to Microsoft. You never do, or maybe you might, but if you want to stop it from pestering you in the future, click here to see how to disable that built in feature.
The Wall Street Journal explains that enough people around the world choose send in the error report and on the busiest days, 50 gigabytes of data from these error reports stream into Microsoft. Two dozen programmers are charged with monitoring them. That's right! Only 12 people are looking at those errors. Read on...