The rumors are buzzin' like crazy now that Zune has been labeled the "iPod Killer" and we've received a few details about it. The specifics that remain unknown are all becoming rumors and now the rumors are flying about the launch date.Betanews is claiming an October launch date while Engadget is rumoring a November 14th date.
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Mozilla is slowly preparing to implement the Visual Refresh in Firefox 2 Beta 2 which is supposed to be released on August 8. They started by rearranging the search box last week and now they have added the new preferences window.
There are so many Web sites that I try to keep up with that it can be difficult to find the time to read them all. There are sites like ChangeNotes.com that will monitor sites for you and send an email when they find any changes. The bad part about sites like ChangeNotes is that they only check once or twice a day for changes.
We are just two weeks away from the expected release of Vista RC1 (Release Candidate 1) and the Vista team is letting us know what has changed since Beta 2. The list of changes is actually quite long but is broken up into different "categories" to make it easier to follow.
You've probably seen the commercial ads lately for the Mac computers. If not, check one out below. They're pretty creative, and kinda funny.Macspoofs.com has come up with their own entertaining commercials and just like the real deal, these are pretty funny too. It's worth checking out.
If you've got a 15 inch MacBook Pro, you may be part of a massive Mabook Pro Battery Exchange program that Apple has initiated. Originally there was a silent exchange back in May due to computers suddenly shutting down.
Million Dollar Monday Hypersonic Sound, a fairly new technology could very well change your everyday life. Simply stated, I like to think of it as the laser of sounds. A laser, a powerful beam of light, can travel a distance without dispersing. HSS as it's called is just that but with sound.
While Microsoft is preparing to release their first portable media player, the Zune, Apple is keeping to themselves at what we can expect from the "iPhone." While details are still unknown there are people scrounging around for every little hint they can find.Someone in the Apple Insider forums was digging their way through the firmware updater that was released for the iPod on June 28.
A new version of RemoveWGA (Remove Windows Genuine Advantage) has been released. This version takes all of the pain out of removing that nasty WGA tool that Microsoft decided to install on our computers. You know, the thing that is constantly sending them information...yeah, that one.
Here is your week in review with Sunday's Summary! If you missed something, check it out.
Rarely ever does my spam filter in Gmail catch something it shouldn't. And vice versa, rarely does it ever let spam slip through the cracks. I typically don't even have to worry about opening the folder to double check. The Spam folder really does its own thing, and does a pretty good job at it.
There was no immediate intentions of releasing Firefox 220.127.116.11 so quickly since 18.104.22.168 was just released three days ago, but an unexpected error was found. James pointed this out earlier in the comments and referred to the bug that has been filed: Windows MediaPlayer plugin stopped working with FF 22.214.171.124.
Google has released Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer out of beta with one of the coolest features being the customized buttons. There are over 600 buttons available in their gallery with more being added everyday.There are a few additional features worth noting: You can bookmark pages that you visit frequently which are accessible from anywhere (home, work, school, wherever you go).
Skype, the internet communication giant has released three new toolbars for Office, Outlook Express, and Thunderbird to help make calling easier and more convenient.
Maps continue to get more and more useful thanks to satellite imagery and dedicated developers. Companies like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have taken the time, effort, and money to build maps that are unrivaled by their competition. These companies have also opened the doors for smaller businesses to create their own software or Web sites that utilize the map database via an API.
Hopefully this video isn't foreshadowing what's to come with Vista. Watch the demo and you'll see what I mean.
One of Macromedia's most prominent applications is Dreamweaver and there hasn't been much that has stood in the way of it. Some companies have taken stabs at stealing its success but they often struggle to stay afloat.