Monday, June 28, 2010

Geek Tool of the Day

CurrPorts is network monitoring software that displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer.

In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports. Read on... (the tool download is at the very bottom of the "Read on" page)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Microsoft Store

Microsoft opened its fourth retail store yesterday here in Diego. The newest store is in the Fashion Valley Mall.

Nice to see Microsoft going retail, but they are a bit behind the 8-Ball, considering that Apple has over 280 retail stores. Read on...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

McAfee Removal Tool

Time to update your McAfee Removal Tool! This tool removes all 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 versions of McAfee consumer products. Read on...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Lenovo 3D IdeaPad

Lenovo announced the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d, the company’s first multimedia laptop with a 3D display. The Y560d features the TriDef® 3D technology solution, which includes a 3D screen, software and glasses, so users can experience the unique sensation of visual immersion within their favorite movies, pictures and games. Read on...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

No More Windows XP Netbooks

As of October 22, 2010 you will no longer be able to buy a netbook with Windows XP. And most of the netbooks I've seen lately have Windows 7 Starter version.

Starter does not include:
  • Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the “Windows Basic” or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.
  • Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
  • The ability to switch between users without having to log off.
  • Multi-monitor support.
  • DVD playback.
  • Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.
  • Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.
  • Domain support for business customers.
  • XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7.
So if you want a netbook, find one that is at least running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Office Web Apps on Windows Live

If you have a "Hotmail" account you can head over to today to start viewing and editing Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote documents right in your web browser – and share them with your friends. Read on...