A friend just informed me of this nice tool called TypoTracker that will allow you to search for an item on eBay. Searching with this is a little sneaky because it will allow you to search for misspellings of the item you are looking for. How will that benefit you? This means that you can search for items and find listings that normal people searching on eBay can't find.
Archives for April, 2006
A user on Digg had posted a method to get music from MyBloop.com for free. MyBloop.com allows users to have unlimited storage for their files and music. This workaround to get music from their servers will not last long because it should be considered a bug, so take advantage of it while you can!
Microsoft has finally launched Windows Live Shopping (screenshot below) but they have failed to support Firefox with this release. Are they going to try and force people away from Firefox and force them to use Internet Explorer? Nope, I believe that Firefox users just won't use their services.
Firefox 126.96.36.199 is going to be released within the next few days in order to fix a critical security update that was found earlier this week. For those people that cannot wait for the build to officially be released please visit the download link below.
Just two days ago I saw this message in the Mozilla forums that everyone using Firefox 2.0 better export their bookmarks because the Places was going to be stripped from the builds.
The Windows Live services now have a new sign-in user interface that replaces the old Passport screen. The new interface (pictured above) reminds me of the Windows Login screen where you select which user you are and then it displays a box for you to enter your password. I am sure that this is their goal so that users see something familiar to them and naturally lean toward their services.
Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distributions for users who are new to Linux, and another release is slated for June. In the mean time don't be afraid to test out the beta version of their new operating system which you can get in multiple flavors: Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu.
Yes, it was just yesterday that the redesign competition started for SlashDot but the submissions are already starting to roll in. There are currently four of them that have been posted and they have had about 15 real submissions. The design that is pictured above is the only one that has a real shot in my opinion.
It appears that Facebook is moving beyond high schools and colleges and moving into the workplace. It makes sense that they are trying to expand since they are trying to sell Facebook. The $2 billion price that is stamped on it would hinder most people from purchasing it, but they have hopes that expanding Facebook will increase their revenue.
Dell has cut the price of the Dimension 5150 in half! This computer has pretty nice specs especially for the price.
Google Calendar has become hugely popular and pretty soon you are going to start seeing buttons (like the one to the right) popping up all over the Web. These buttons allow a user to add an event to their calendar with one simple click. The downside to these buttons is that they are kind of a pain to create manually, but now there is a solution for that.
Microsoft is opening the doors to the public and letting them test ActiveSync 4.2 Beta. This is going to be the next release of ActiveSync, but it still doesn't have WiFi synchronization in it. Microsoft had this feature in an older build of 3.x but removed it because of issues. With ActiveSync 4.x you can only sync via USB cable, Bluetooth, or infrared connection.
Google SketchUp has finally been released, and to everyone's surprise it is free (a little sarcasm, but free is good). If you haven't heard of Google SketchUp then you are missing out. It is a fun little program that will allow you to create 3D models of buildings, houses, decks, and even space ships. It has a lot of customizability so that you can choose textures and really get into it.
Rumors about the price and the release date of Playstation 3 are constantly floating around the Internet. This rumor doesn't really state anything we haven't already heard, but it is a little more reassuring that this information may not be just a rumor.
Finally! I have been waiting for a Google Calendar extension for Firefox and it is finally here. This extension will notify you of upcoming events and will even let you add an event into your calendar. It currently only supports 1 calendar but they do have plans to support multiple calendars in a future release.
NewEgg.com currently has a 2GB PNY flash drive for $47.99 and a $10 rebate. This flash drive sells for $108 at Best Buy and $100 at Staples. This is definitely one of the best deals I have ever seen on a 2GB flash drive.
SlashDot has decided that it is time for a site redesign and they are having a contest to see who produces the best design. The winner will receive a new laptop, but you have to follow their criteria in your design. The most important thing is that you must use their existing CSS framework that they designed a few months ago when they started to plan for this redesign.