Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A timeline of Facebook's changing Privacy Policy

During the past few months Facebook has re-written it’s privacy policy several times. Each new edit stirred new privacy concerns among users as bloggers dissected, criticized and accused Facebook for eroding privacy and creeping commercialism on Facebook. Recently, Facebook’s “Instant Personalization” started yet another privacy storm and even some US senators started getting worried by the intruding privacy settings.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How to remove watermark from an image or picture

A watermark is any recognizable text, logo or pattern that appears over an image to identify the owner of the image and generally used to prevent unauthorized reuse of the image. Watermarks are usually transparent and can be difficult to remove. The difficulty or ease of removal depends on the content of the image and the position, color, size etc of the watermark.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Buggy McAfee update screws Windows XP machines. Here is the fix

If you are using McAfee anti-virus products on Windows XP and sincerely auto updating virus definition files every day, you might not be reading this at all. Yesterday, a buggy update released by the manufacturer early in the day brought Windows XP machines worldwide to it’s knees. Although the update was available for only four hours before distribution was halted it was enough to cause widespread damage.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Google shows information takedown requests received from Governments

Today, Google launched a fascinating new tool in the form of a map listing requests received from various government agencies for removal of content from Google services or provide information about users of their services and products. The map shows various countries around the world and lists the number of requests from that country between July 1, 2009 and December 1, 2009.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

View 65 years of RadioShack catalogs online

RadioShack, the electronics retail store chain, has over a thousand outlets and over four thousand company-owned stores all over the United States, and parts of North America, Europe, South America and Africa. The company has been in business since 1921 - for over 90 years and for 65 of those years has produced an outstanding electronics and technology catalog, surpassing the catalog of all rival companies.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Microsoft Fix It automatically troubleshoot Windows problems

Microsoft is beta testing Fix-It Center, a tool which automatically detects and fixes several common computer problems that may affect your Windows based system. Fix-It Center also helps prevent new problems by proactively checking for known issues and installing updates. The tool is extremely user friendly and allows any average Joe to solve PC problems with ease.

YoWindow – Beautiful weather reports on desktop or screensaver

YoWindow is a weather application that tells you the present weather, as well as the forecast of coming days, on any place around the globe. What makes YoWindow different from other weather programs is that it’s pretty to look at. (Oh! well, MyFreeWeather is equally pretty too, so I recommend you check that out). And YoWindow is also a weather screensaver.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

SpyBubble – Spy or eavesdrop on any mobile phone

Note: The product has since been updated and doesn't have stealth capabilities. Please visit the product's website to learn more.

Jaipur (India) based startup has launched a new kind of service called SpyBubble that allows a person to log in from any computer and spy on calls and text messages from any smart phone or BlackBerry in real time, and even eavesdrop on conversation.

Guess the sample and win a Netbook

Remember ASPEX Corporation, the guys who accepts any material from people, scans them with an Electron Scanning Microscope and publishes the images for everyone to see? Yes, that ASPEX Corporation. In case you missed the story when we covered them, they are still accepting submissions. Anyway, the reason why I’m mentioning them again is because of a contest they are running.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A demo of Internet Explorer 9 hardware acceleration

We all have to agree that the Internet Explorer team is doing a great job, this once, with IE9. Those who are not aware, IE9, which Microsoft demonstrated a preview last month, will offload rendering job to the GPU thereby improving speed of videos and JavaScripts rendering and general responsiveness of the system by a significant factor. Hardware acceleration is going to be the next big thing for web browsers; even Adobe Flash is adopting the same path.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How to synchronize multiple computers that are not connected to a network

Most file synchronizing application assumes you have your computers networked with each other either through the Internet or through a local area network, wired or wireless. File synchronizing fails if there is no direct communication between the computers. So how do you synchronize two or more computers that aren’t connected to each other?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What’s inside the iPad?

Most people would never dream of taking apart a $500 toy the very first day of buying. But Do-it-yourself website iFixit, which publishes self repair guides of various kinds of gadgets, had to - it’s their job. Yesterday they they posted a full teardown of the iPad accompanied by several high quality images of the process. Some of the things they discovered are:

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

Quake2 running in browser using HTML5 and GWT

The Google Web Toolkit (GWT) team has developed something that truly shows off what this engine is capable of doing. They have ported Quake2, the popular shoot-them-up game of the 90s, to GWT using use WebGL and HTML5 goodies like the Canvas tag which demonstrate the possibilities of pure web applications in modern browsers such as Safari and Chrome.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

BBox Audio Player

BBox is a free music player for Windows that looks more like MS Office than a music player, thanks to it’s ribbon based interface. In fact, it’s the first media player I have come across that sports the ribbon.

BBox lets you play, edit, convert and manage audio files, rip CDs, and also enjoy online radio stations.

Free download MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 15 Silver

MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 15 is a professional video editing software that lets you easily edit videos, movies, photos, and audio from a wide range of sources. MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 15 lets you easily transmit your recordings to your computer and then, once you have improved and enriched them, onto DVD and Blu-ray DiscTM. It’s great for theater-quality presentations on TV, screen, or monitor.

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