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May 28th, 2006
Tweak Firefox 2.0’s Session Restore Feature

I have received a few messages from people asking why the Session Restore in Firefox 2.0 is only set to restore after a crash. I am sure Mozilla is going to make this a full-featured session restore soon but in the mean time this tweak should quench some of you power-hungry Firefox users.

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May 28th, 2006
Google Checkout In The Making?

We all know that Google is working on the PayPal killer, but are they even going to take it a step further? Garett Rogers says that Google has registered googlecheckout.net/org/info but the .com is registered to someone else.

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May 28th, 2006
World’s Largest iPod

The World's largest iPod comes to you from Third Street in Ohio, and is attached to the Unizan Bank. The iPod is 25ft. and is actually a working iPod. It has a playlist of songs that it will shuffle through that is mostly composed of songs from local musicians. If you are interested in seeing what songs this giant iPod plays then check out the playlist.

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May 27th, 2006
How Do You Use Google Maps? 20 Recommendations

People use Google Maps in a ton of different ways. The Google Maps API makes it easy for web developers to create their own applications that are fun to play with and some that are really useful. I decided to put together a list of Google Maps uses that I have found over time: Map My Run - Map your jogging path and calculate how many calories you have burned.

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May 27th, 2006
GMail Might Show Froogle Results Near Advertisements

Google may soon be placing Froogle product recommendations in GMail whenever Google finds a product name in the content of the email. This is very interesting as Garett Rogers points out because this new service could anger some online retail sites.

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May 27th, 2006
IE7+ Confirmed For Windows Vista

A few weeks ago people were beginning to notice that the Internet Explorer 7 in Vista was branded as "IE7+". Everyone knew that there was something behind this and now we have confirmed reports of what it means: The special branding is designed to highlight the additional features IE7 will receive in Vista, including Protected Mode, parental controls, and improved network diagnostics.

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May 27th, 2006
Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3 Released

Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3 has just been released as I suspected that it would, here is what is new in this build: There is a lot in Bon Echo Alpha 3 that we need you to play with and give us feedback on: Built in Anti-Phishing protection.

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May 26th, 2006
Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3 To Be Released Soon?

While browsing the Mozilla FTP I noticed that Firefox 2.0 has now been branded as Alpha 3. The expected release date for Firefox 2.0 Alpha 3 was today so keep your eyes open and we might see a release before the weekend.

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May 26th, 2006
How To Prevent Disasters On A Mac

Mac users will now be able to rest a little easier if they follow this guide by MacWorld that walks you through how to prevent a disaster.

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May 26th, 2006
The “Professional” Way To Open Your Xbox 360

People are always skeptical about opening video game systems because it will often void the warranty. That is why the tutorial below is so nice because it will show you how to open your Xbox 360 without even making a mark on your system.

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May 26th, 2006
Microsoft Cheats Free USB Drive Customers

For those people who signed up for the free USB drive from Microsoft you might want to check your email. They sent an email stating that they are not able to ship the USB drive to you and give you a download link to the information that was supposed to be on the drive: Thank you for your interest in the Mystery Solved Windows licensing promotion.

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May 26th, 2006
Xbox 360 Major Dashboard Update Announced

Microsoft is finally updating the Xbox 360 Dashboard and there are some pretty nice things we can expect to see: Background downloading. Downloads will pause when you are playing online to give the best possible online experience. Boot-To-Dashboard function. Improved media playback and controls. Full USB keyboard support. Improved Marketplace layout.

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May 26th, 2006
Windows OneCare Gets ICSA Labs Approval

Windows OneCare Antivirus finally got certification from ICSA Labs and West Coast Labs which means that OneCare is considered a good solution to protect against viruses and malware. This is important for Microsoft because they need OneCare to get all of the hype that it can before Windows Vista gets released.

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May 25th, 2006
Google Releases Picasa For Linux Machines

It looks like Google is stepping up to the plate again and this time it's because they released Picasa for Linux. Picasa is Google's photo editing tool that seems to be slowly gaining popularity. It is easy to use and lets you perform almost everything the average user would want to do to a photo.

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May 25th, 2006
Sony Offers Software To Recover Damaged Files On Memory Sticks

Sony is offering FREE software to help you recover lost or damaged files on Sony Memory Sticks. The software, called Memory Stick Data Rescue Service, is a great addition to your computer and may prevent a few heart attacks.

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May 25th, 2006
Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 Gets Over 200,000 Downloads

It looks like Microsoft is claiming that Office 2007 Beta 2 has received over 200,000 downloads.

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May 25th, 2006
Yahoo And eBay Join Forces Against Google And MSN

Yahoo has joined up with eBay in hopes to knock Google and MSN out of the shopping ring. eBay was apparently get worried with Google's free classified services and their payment service (a future PayPal competitor) that is currently being tested. They will offer a co-branded version of the eBay toolbar for Yahoo customers.

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May 24th, 2006
Windows Vista Is Today’s Buzz Word

With Windows Vista Beta 2 just being released yesterday the buzz word on the Web is Vista! Instead of writing a bunch of separate articles I thought I would talk about the hot topics right here.

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May 24th, 2006
Microsoft Confirms That There Is An Office Ultimate 2007 Edition

It all started when Bink.nu noticed that Bill Gates had a logo for Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 in his slideshow, and then Microsoft today confirmed that there is such a version.

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May 24th, 2006
Is It Time To Go Stapleless

Is the future here...a world without staples? Nah, this is a nifty gadget but doesn't stack up to those industrial strength staplers. You know when you have those 40 pages of papers and you hammer that stapler to pierce them, it takes some effort but you make it work.

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