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January 12th, 2006
Google Keeps Going Mobile

First, Google allowed mobile users to pull up local phone directories and maps on a portable device, and now they are taking it even further. The Blackberry will soon get Google Messaging capabilities which is really important because soon Google Talk users will be able to talk to AIM members.

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January 12th, 2006
Order Your Xbox 360 Core Bundle From Dell

Dell is currently selling the Xbox 360 Core Bundle for $649.91 which is highly overpriced but if you want one of these bad enough then you might want to jump on it. Your order probably won't ship until February and this is the Core version which does not come with the 20GB hard drive. Unfortunately, no coupons have been found that will work with this offer.

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January 12th, 2006
Download IE Tab 1.0.7 Official Release If You Haven’t Already

IE Tab is an extension that I use all of the time, but mostly for eBay. Currently the browser of choice for eBay seems to be Internet Explorer and despite the many people complaining, they don't seem to be changing.

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January 12th, 2006
Get The Newly Released Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5 Email Client

To help match the popularity of Firefox 1.5, Mozilla has released Thunderbird 1.5 which includes many enhancements. Not only does Thunderbird manage your emails, but it will also keep track of your RSS Feeds. It will also check the spelling as you type and helps protect you from phishing attacks.

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January 12th, 2006
Using Firefox With Your Tablet PC

I am an avid Tablet PC user that has always been disappointed that Firefox doesn't support the Tablet PC inputs. An extension was made awhile back (years ago) to allow Firefox users to get the 'Tip' functionality, but was never updated. The extension fell apart when Firefox 1.5 was released so someone else had updated it. Now, there is another update, and this time they took it a long way!

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January 11th, 2006
Windows Live Mail Having Problems

I signed up for Windows Live Mail Beta using the 'hacked' way and apparently MSN doesn't know that I am signed up for the account already.

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January 11th, 2006
Samsung MM-A900 Sprint Cell Phone Review

PC Magazine has reviewed Sprint's Razr competitor. They gave it 4/5 despite it being a little thicker and heavier than the Razr. It has a lot of really good points by compensating for everything that people don't like with the Razr, except it appears that it doesn't have very good battery life.

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January 11th, 2006
Some Things To Expect From Microsoft Office Live

It appears that Microsoft has started to send out emails to beta testers for Microsoft Office Live: Hello and thank you for reserving your opportunity to participate in the Microsoft Office Live beta.

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January 11th, 2006
Google Talk Will Be Receiving Buddy Icons

The screenshot above is what we can expect to see in Google Talk soon. This soon-to-be-released version of Google Talk should have the compatibility needed to talk with all of your AIM buddies as well as the icon use. As simple as Google Talk really is, it pulled me away from MSN Messenger without any troubles, although I would like to give Windows Live Messenger a shot.

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January 11th, 2006
Dell’s 3007WFP Gets Reviewed By PC Magazine

It looks like Dell's 30" Apple competing monitor is as nice as it sounds. PC Magazine has given it a rating of 4/5 and also an Editor's Choice Award. Of course, if you decide to spend the $2200 to buy this then don't forget to buy a desk that will hold a 30" monitor :) .

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January 11th, 2006
How To Track Your Package Using Google Maps

This package tracking service will track your package and display its transit on a Google Map. Now you will really see the weird routes that packages take to get to your doorstep.

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January 11th, 2006
What To Expect From OneNote 12

It looks as though we can expect the future OneNote 12 to be a centralized place to store all of your data. I am currently a college student and use OneNote for every class that I have. It is great to take notes on and then I can always keep them at the end of the semester without wondering where I am going to store them.

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January 11th, 2006
Take A Look At Windows XP vs. Windows Vista 5270

Thanks to BentUser, we now have the ability to make comparisons of this future operating system with the one that is currently the most popular. That's right, they compare Windows XP and Windows Vista 5270 ('Beta 2'). They have a lot of really nice screenshots that really allow you to see what we can really expect to see changed.

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January 11th, 2006
Flip4Mac Quicktime Plugin Released By Microsoft

Looks like Microsoft keeps on catering to Mac. First they 'promised' to develop Microsoft Office for another 5 years and then they released this plugin for Quicktime (called Flip4Mac) that gives users the ability to open Windows Media files. What's next? Maybe they will make a plugin for OS X that will allow users to open all Windows files and applications. Well, maybe not that far.

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January 11th, 2006
Is It Really Possible To Make A Mac Tablet?

If you have some money sitting around then maybe you should put a bid in on the iTablet -- A Mac Tablet! All the news articles are unsure of how true this item really is but we'll never find out unless someone steps up to give it a shot. The iTablet that you would receive from the auction has not been built yet but for each one that sells they will build it for you.

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January 11th, 2006
How You Can Get A Windows Live Messenger Invite

If you are like many people and tempted to turn to eBay to get your Windows Live Messenger invite, you might want to give this a shot first to save you a few bucks. BetaNews has 35 invites to give out and all you have to do is post a comment on their article stating what you would like to see in Windows Vista and then this weekend they will pick the best 35 and give them invites.

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January 11th, 2006
New iPod Updater Has Been Released

Apple has released an update to its Apple iPod Software Updater. This is for all versions of the Apple iPod so you might want to update it, but I am satisfied with mine so I probably won't go for the update. Especially since I am currently using WinAmp to manage my songs because I am not a big fan of iTunes.

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January 9th, 2006
Adobe Releases The Beta Version Of Lightroom

Adobe has released the beta version of Lightroom which allows users to manage photography workflows. This software has been released with the intent that it will provide some stiff competition to Aperture, but I guess we will have to wait to see how that plays out.

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January 9th, 2006
Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit Is Released

If you technologically inclined, then you probably know more ways then one to screw up a computer. With this addition for Windows XP administrators can make sure that users will no longer control all the settings normally available. This is a big relief to those that manage networks at schools because students are always out to create mischief and more work for the computer administrators.

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January 9th, 2006
Windows Vista Supports Copying Movies

Yes, it is true, Microsoft will allow users to copy their DVD Movies using Windows Vista. Not only will they allow you to copy them, but they will provide you with the software to do so. Not in the traditional sense, though, because the software will only copy the movie to your hard drive and not to another DVD.

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