We have all had the situation before where we have a nice clean Firefox profile and we start installing our favorite Firefox extensions.
Archives for June, 2006
Microsoft currently has the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) checking each day to make sure you are running a legal version of Windows. If you are not running a legal copy then it will display the notification pictured above each time you start your computer. This whole thing frustrated many people so Microsoft put together a guide for removing the software/spyware that displays the notifications.
There has been a lot of hype about Firefox 2.0 builds (codename Bon Echo) but have you been thinking about Thunderbird 2.0? Just like how Firefox 2.0 is going to have some nice new features Thunderbird will also.
Opera continues to roll out the weekly builds even after Opera 9 was released. The Opera DesktopTeam has released two weekly builds since Opera 9's final release and they will continue to provide them to the public as they work towards Opera 9.01.
PocketNow has a great review on the Navman iCN 750 with photo capturing capabilities. That's right, it can snap photos while you drive and it records where you were when it took the picture! Navman has plans on developing their own pictures for cities so that when you are driving through you can get a "tour". Pretty clever, huh?
Apple has made iTunes 6.0.5 available for download and it is supposed to have some Nike services integrated into it. TUAW noticed that the Nike content was not currently in this release and found out from NikePlus that the service doesn't launch until July 14. There is currently some information in the iTunes help section regarding the Nike content but you will not notice anything other than that.
It looks like Microsoft will be releasing Office 2007 around the same time that it releases Windows Vista. January is the current target date for both launches which has caused quite a stir. When Vista's launch date changed to after the holiday season many analysts couldn't believe it. They started to wonder how Microsoft could miss such an important time in retail sales.
Not many people realized this but Microsoft has limited the number of downloads for Vista Beta 2 and the limit has almost been reached.
The people over at Wired have found a truly amazing image that gives you a close look at what we might see (literally) in the future. The Google Contact pictured above appears to have some sort of wireless mechanism to retrieve information like the weather. While such a tiny device seems impossible right now it may not be as far away as you think.
Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 was just released and has several improvements. One improvement is that you can now have your RSS feeds automatically update themselves. While that is great I would have to say that the biggest addition is the ability to reorder the tabs! That is almost a necessity for tabbed Web browsing in my opinion. Here are the download links if you want to test out IE7 Beta 3:
Netscape has now fully launched their Digg-like service in hopes of competing with Digg. This comes just days after Digg revamped their site to widen the categories and attract people that aren't so technology focused. Is Netscape going to overpower Digg by opening their service up to millions of people? I don't think so.
Google has finally made their move and released Google Checkout for everyone to try. If you are getting ready to purchase something you may want to check this out first because they have a lot of stores giving $10 off of a $20 purchase! Hey, anything to save a little money right?
It was just Monday that Digg v3 launched with a new breath of life. However, some people were not too fond of how Digg changed the layout. The most talked about change was the placement of the sidebar on the left-side.
Microsoft has decided to let users remove or disable the WGA notifications, but they didn't make it easy! They could have made some simple tool that you could download or even a patch, but no they make you go through and do the dirty work.
Mac users can rejoice because Yahoo Messenger 3.0 Beta 1 has finally been released! Besides for the new look it also has Avatars, sounds, and display images. In addition to those features you will soon be able to chat with your friends that are using Windows Live Messenger.
One of the most popular BitTorrent clients has won the SourceForge.net Community Choice Award. Azureus has been used by millions of people and has been downloaded almost 120 million times! It won the award because of the large feature set and the powerful downloading capabilities it has. Unlike some BitTorrent clients Azureus is cross platform since it is built on Java.
This was just discovered yesterday but now everyone can play with the new Accounts page. If you follow that URL it should take you to your account settings but it is version 2 instead of the previous version that we were all familiar with.
I just received an email from ReplayTV announcing a new Website that they have launched. It is geared toward the ReplayTV PC Edition DVR which is scheduled to be released in September 2006. You can sign-up now to get notified when they launch the service so that you can test it out for 30 days.