May 20th, 2009 | by Jennifer Van Grove
As we reported yesterday, PandoraPandora reviewsPandora reviews has bounced back from the brink of extinction and is heading towards profitability, largely thanks to their ability to sell targeted advertising.
Starting today, however, the company is expanding its paid offerings and releasing Pandora One, a subscription-based upgrade that will… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 21, 2009 at 8:00am —
May 20th, 2009 | by Ben Parr
The Firefox sidebar tool Juice could change the very way you browse the web, especially if you’re an information junkie or a multitasker.
Linkool Labs, the makers of Juice, released the 1.0 version of its extension today. The updated interface brings a whole slew of features to the table. The core is the same: Juice allows you to identify, store, and track content… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 20, 2009 at 9:22am —
May 18th, 2009
Posted by Joe McKendrick @ 8:54 am
Keep your eye on this one: the US Supreme Court has just decided to review the constitutionality of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
According to today’s news, the Supremes said they would consider a legal challenge to the law, on the basis that it “violates the constitutionally mandated separation of powers.” (Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 20, 2009 at 8:00am —
The online tool supplies answers to factual, data-intensive questions but also does math in the process. This weekend, it's set to open up to the public.
May 16, 2009 6:00 AM PDT
by CNET News staff
Wolfram Alpha is live; give us your impressions
New search engines don't come around every day; let us know what you think about your initial experiences with… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 19, 2009 at 8:00am —
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Just upload a document from your computer and click “Submit”. The unlocked version of your… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 18, 2009 at 9:42am —
May. 14th, 2009 By Varun Kashyap
Windows is generally not known for its stability. Among other things there are frequent “Not Responding” applications. The reasons may vary from less RAM to Viruses to poorly designed applications. So what do you do when an application hangs up?
I bet you hit Ctrl+Alt+Del or fire up the task manager in some other way, reach for the application and… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 15, 2009 at 12:37pm —
If you really want to fine-tune your Firefox functionality, you have to roll up your sleeves and tinker with the about:config page. Jack Wallen shares some simple hacks to make Firefox work the way you want.
Date: May 7th, 2009
Author: Jack Wallen
Unless you’re a Firefox power user, you may not be familiar with the about:config page. The Firefox about:config page is not so much a page as it is a… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 12, 2009 at 9:16am —
May 7, 2009 6:00 AM PDT
by Ina Fried
With Windows 7, Microsoft is making some subtle changes to the ways it tries to thwart piracy.
As has been the case for some time, Microsoft's strategy hinges on requiring a user to electronically verify their copy of the software, a process known as activation, and then the software also periodically validates that a copy of Windows is genuine.
Added by SkiCat56 on May 8, 2009 at 10:54am —
May 6, 2009 7:01 AM PDT
by Tom Espiner
Microsoft has failed to remove a long-recognized Windows Explorer security risk from Windows 7, according to security company F-Secure.
The "hide extensions" feature, which was present in Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Vista, is also included in the Windows 7 release candidate, Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure's chief research officer, said Tuesday in a blog. The feature could… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 7, 2009 at 8:52am —
May 6th, 2009 | by Stan Schroeder
Do you remember how, a couple of years ago, you could tell someone who was clueless about computers to simply switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox, and that action alone would fix 90% of all their security problems?
This hasn’t been true for a while now, unfortunately. The fact that Internet Explorer is still the most widely used browser out… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 6, 2009 at 9:14am —
Microsoft's new Windows XP Mode is getting a lot of buzz on the blogosphere, but when we actually tested the beta, we found it to be surprisingly clunky.
ARTICLE DATE: 05.04.09
By Edward Mendelson
The Windows 7 Release Candidate ships with a feature called Windows XP Mode (XPM) that has left longtime Windows users excited. XPM is designed to let users continue to run older XP-compatible applications, mostly… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 5, 2009 at 10:47am —
By Harry McCracken | Posted at 2:16 pm on Monday, May 4, 2009
Ars Technica’s Ryan Paul has posted a good piece on an alarming story: The developers of two popular and useful Firefox extensions, NoScript and AdBlock Plus, descended into an ugly squabble that involved each one attempting to interfere with the other’s operation–and which eventually led to NoScript… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 4, 2009 at 5:25pm —
Thu, 4/30/2009 — 10:51am — Son Huynh
On May 5th, general users will have access to an entire year of Microsoft's brand new operating system, Windows 7, for free! It is already available to download for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. This version is only the Release Candidate and will expire June 1, 2010. The Release Candidate is merely the near finished product and is basically the final… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 3, 2009 at 8:00am —
I doubt if everyone has installed the patch for Adobe’s February zero-day vulnerability and now there’s another one just waiting to get exploited. Find out what I decided to do.
Date: April 29th, 2009
Author: Michael Kassner
Added by SkiCat56 on May 2, 2009 at 8:00am —
by Laura June, posted Apr 29th 2009 at 10:49AM
With the economy in the tank (still) and the heat on, cost and profit margins are more important than ever to companies hoping to stave off the inevitable, apocalyptic doom of recession. Well, iSuppli's released an estimated report of how much its costing Palm to cobble together the Pre -- about $138, as it turns out.… Continue
Added by SkiCat56 on May 1, 2009 at 8:00am —