Scrabble is one of those classic board games that many of you have probably played at one point or another. I remember multiple occasions playing the game growing up and always being frustrated when I got the letters Q and Z. Times have changed and not everybody is interested in sitting down to play an "old-fashioned" game board.
Archives for May, 2008
Every time I drive by the gas station these days, the price seems to continue to go up, and up, and up. The other day when I went past the gas station, the price at the pump was $4.07. Five years ago if someone had told me we'd be paying over $4 for a gallon of gasoline, I probably would have laughed.
Yahoo Messenger 9 Beta has been in production for months, and yesterday it received and update that provides even more improvements and features.
One of the things that people complain the most about in Vista are the User Account Control (UAC) prompts, but they have actually started to prove themselves worth while. Over the past few months several people have asked me why the prompts can take awhile to appear, and also why the background dims itself.
Google Gears, now known as simply "Gears," entered the browser scene last year about this time. One of their goals was to provide a way for web applications to interact naturally with the desktop, and provide a way for web applications to come offline. It's done well over the last year and many people have embraced it.
You might recall that earlier in the month Yahoo! purchased a popular Safari add-on called Inquisitor. With it users could start typing in the browser's search box, and instantly see search results from a menu that popped down. What I was really hoping for was that a Firefox developer would take that idea and run with it.
Have you ever been working in Excel and you knew there was a complex formula you could use to makes things easier but you just couldn't think of (or didn't know) how to do it? Or maybe you were designing a brochure and you needed some help with the graphics or formatting.
One thing that Google is quite adamant on is making sure that you're using a browser they officially support, and more times than not Opera users are left in the dark. The new Gmail interface is no exception. If you try visiting the email service in Opera you'll be forced to use the old-school version of Gmail that doesn't have color-coded labels, among other things.
Foxmarks is one of the most used Firefox add-ons raking in nearly 70,000 downloads every week, and up until now it has well over 5 million total downloads. With it you can synchronize your bookmarks between multiple computers, or in my case use it as a backup.
Zoho has just added a feature to Zoho Writer that while may not seem like anything big, will be really helpful to a select group of people. What they've done is added the option for users to import documents from Google Docs to Zoho Writer. The group of people who this will be really helpful to is those who started using Google Documents at one point or another but now use Zoho.
Since the release of Firefox 3 is right around the corner it comes as no surprise that Mozilla is trying to rally the troops community. Back in 2006 they celebrated World Firefox Day by getting people to invite their friends to try Firefox, and right about the time Firefox 2 launched Mozilla gave the much deserved acknowledgements.
Last year on May 31st we saw Google push Google Gears out the door, their open source browser extension project. One of their goals with the project was to provide a way for web applications to interact naturally with your desktop. More recently they decided to drop the "Google" part of the name and just go by "Gears" so that people realize that it's for everyone to get involved with.
For Mac users, Apple has released the update, Mac OS X 10.5.3. You've probably already seen the update available for download in the Software Update, but you may not be aware of what this new update does.
Welcome to Daily Downloads brought to you by CyberNet! Each weekday we bring you software updates for widely used programs, and it's safe to assume that all the software we list is freeware (we'll try to note the paid-only programs).
One of the things that I thought was pretty cool with my Mac was that it lets you rotate your desktop backgrounds at set intervals using images on your computer. That got me wondering what kind of solutions are available for Windows users that do something similar, and what I happened to stumble upon is a real gem.
The Al l Things D conference is going on right now and one of the most interesting things to come from it was when Walt Mossburg was interviewing Jeff Bezos, founder, president, and chief executive offer of Amazon.com. Bezos announced that within the next couple of weeks, Amazon will be launching a streaming movie service that users will pay for.
Some of you may remember about a year ago at this time (April 23rd to be exact), we experienced our very first hard drive crash on our server. At the time we had hoped it would be the last time we needed to put our trusty back-ups to good use, but unfortunately, as luck would have it, it wasn't. Early this morning we experienced hard drive failure and so our host had to set us up with a new server [...]