It was AWESOME dude!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Firefox is set to release the next major version of Firefox on Tuesday, June 30.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Asus will be releasing a PC keyboard, that actually has a PC built into it. The Eee Keyboard will be the first wireless media centre enabled by ultra wideband HDMI, meaning you'll be able to stream HD content from your lap (Eee Keyboard) to your television.
The Asus Eee Keyboard will also feature Wi-Fi, Ethernet, speaker, microphone, and a 5-inch touchscreen display when it gets launched this August.
Friday, June 26, 2009
I don’t use Yahoo Mail because you have to pay $20 just to POP3 it to your third party email application. (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc)
However, this nifty free program, YPOPs! provides a POP3 server interface to talk to Outlook, etc and on the other side it talks to Yahoo! Mail by using normal HTTP protocol. The program is not a violation of Yahoo! Mail TOS and is not illegal.
It’s worth a whirl if you want to check your email on something other than web based browsers. Read on…
Thursday, June 25, 2009
OOOOOOO & AAAAHHHHHH! Here is the geek toy of the day, a beautiful replica of the ship from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
- Authentic sound effects and command phrases.
- Light up warp engines, bridge, impulse engines, and deflector dish.
- Separating saucer section (connects to rest of ship with powerful magnets).
- Both sections still retain light functions when separated (saucer retains sound, too)
- Two stands (for displaying whole ship, or both parts)
Includes: Enterprise and two stands.
Batteries: 3 AAA (included); 3 LR44 (included)
Dimensions: approx. 13" x 17" x 4" (full ship)
Courtesy of THINKGEEK!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Instead of watching paint dry waiting for Microsoft search to find what file you need, use Everything to find exactly what you are looking for at lightning speed. I mean, it's FAST!
It’s also useful for those hidden files you can’t find. And did I tell you it comes in a portable version? Bonus tool! Read on...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
HP announced the world’s first web-connected home printer: The HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web, allowing users to print web content straight from the printer.
The Photosmart’s TouchSmart Web user interface system works on a 4-inch widescreen panel that features a row of thumbnails that you flick through in order to access what you wish to print. Read on...
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
There are two situations in which choosing AT&T for your data makes good sense: if you travel internationally, especially to Europe, and if you want an iPhone. If you don't fit either demographic, you'd be better served with a Verizon Wireless subscription.
Whether or not you'll like Sprint's network depends greatly on where you live. Compared with AT&T, Sprint can seem fast and powerful, but only if you're in one of its sweet spots. Sprint's Mobile Broadband falls well behind Verizon Wireless in coverage and reliability. All in all, it's a good choice, but not the best.
If you need wireless data in the U.S., Verizon Wireless is the best choice. It has the most comprehensive 3G network, and it wins awards every year for coverage, consistency, and call quality. Verizon's rates aren't the lowest, and the company may not carry the latest, flashiest devices, but when Verizon says "It's the network," it's not just boasting. This network has no equal.
Friday, June 19, 2009
You may want to sign up for an invite of Google Voice. That's only if you want a single number that will ring your home, work, and mobile phones, a central voicemail inbox that you can access on the web, and the ability to screen calls by "listening in live" as callers leave a voicemail. (That's cool) Also, you can get transcripts of your voicemail (see the video below) archive and search all of the SMS text messages you send and receive. You can also use the service to make low-priced international calls and easily access Goog-411 directory assistance. It's pretty sweet, and almost ready for prime time! Read on...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
It's been a few years since I double-checked on what's new with digital cameras.
Here are the latest easy to use, point-and-shoot cameras for the casual photographer. These are the ten highest-rated cameras available right now, based on hands-on testing and PC World Test Center evaluations. Read on...
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Shredding your documents can reduce your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft. Dumpster diving for receipts, credit slips and credit applications and stealing mail from unlocked mailboxes are just some of the ways crooks can get your information. Bring your personal and confidential papers to the FREE Shred-Fest.
When: Friday, Jun 19, 2009 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union, 9212 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92123, (619) 278-5724
Price: No Cost
Friday, June 12, 2009
Did you hear that Microsoft is going to jump into the antivirus playpen again?
They want to provide a product “that will compete with products sold by Symantec Corp and McAfee Inc.”
Three years ago, Microsoft entered the antivirus market with Live OneCare, which turned out to be another software “big belly” flop.
Thanks, but I’ll pass running any of these products on my systems. Read on…
(Here’s an interesting article regarding security software vendors Symantec Corp and McAfee Inc, who have to pay a combined $750,000 and disclose more to consumers about their renewal policies under an agreement announced this Wednesday by New York's attorney general.)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I just wanted to say THANKS to Facebook programmers and all you who use it.
Trojans and viruses run rampant through that social network all the time and keeps me busy repairing the mess it leaves behind.
Nice job and keep up the good work!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Take a look at these cordless optical mice from Logitech.
Not only do they have fun colors and designs, comfort and convenience rolled into one snappy mouse, the USB Nano-receiver is so small and unobtrusive, you can plug it into a USB port and forget about it. No worries about broken or lost receivers. Read on…
This is my Logitech Mouse. It’s been a gold star gadget, works on each and every computer or laptop I have plugged it into over the past 4 years. Whether it was a Windows XP, Vista (yes, even Vista) and Windows 7 system, it just works.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Yea, I know, it’s a wee bit early to start posting on how to customize your Windows 7 PC. So, when you do get that new PC, come on back to the blog and search “Windows 7”. I’m sure I’ll have some tips, tricks and customization that you’ll want to know about.
Like this article about creating, saving and sharing your own personal themes. (A theme is a coordinated set of Desktop Backgrounds, Window Colors and Sounds)
After saving your personalization settings for your own use, you might want to share these settings with friends and family or bring the settings to another PC. Windows 7 allows you to share your themes by right-clicking on your current theme and selecting “Save theme for sharing”. After specifying a name and folder destination for your theme, Windows will collect all of your custom desktop background images, sounds, mouse pointers and icons into the new .themepack file format that can be applied on another computer running Windows 7.
How cool is that? Vacation themes, Special Geeky themes, Holiday themes. I really like that Bonus Feature in Windows 7. Read on…
Sunday, June 07, 2009
For all the weathergeeks out there, I found a nifty download that gives you more than the current temperature.
Weather Watcher gives you current conditions, hourly forecast, daily forecast, detailed forecast, severe weather alerts, and weather maps for almost any city world-wide. Also, I like the Sunrise/Sunset time and Daylight Remaining.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Isn’t it nice that the military has plenty of money to spend, no economic downturn for them, no sir! Plenty of money for migrating all of the Army’s 744,000 Windows-based computers to Microsoft's Vista operating system. To “bolster Internet security and standardize its information systems”. Seriously….really? Vista?
“As with the implementation of any new technology, there will be challenges to overcome”, so states chief IT Goode.
Upgrading the Windows ME machines to Vista will certainly toss them a learning curve, if not a productivity curve. Read on…
Thursday, June 04, 2009
The workaround I found earlier this year quit working and I found yet one more temporary workaround to leave my tabs at the top of the page, please!
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
The tech world is all a buzz about the announced released date of Windows 7.
Microsoft confirmed today that it is planning to have Windows 7 on retail shelves and available on new PCs on October 22.
Windows 7 will be on my holiday shopping list for sure! Read on…
Monday, June 01, 2009
Replay Music can record high quality MP3’s from online radio and music subscription services. You can also copy songs to your iPod or burn to CD. This isn't free (Trial version gives you 25 songs, then it cost $19.95) but may come in handy for you. For detailed install instructions, Read on...