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Wed
14
Nov
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IT Managers Prefer 'Face' to MySpace

What's a bigger waste of time: Facebook or MySpace? According to one web security company, name recognition could be a problem for the latter. In the world of social networking, MySpace is the reigning royalty. Founded in August, 2003 and based out ... of sunny California, the site celebrated its hundred millionth account creation in August of 2006. Some 300 staff work out of its Beverly Hills headquarters. That kind of established name may not be so positive for MySpace when it comes to web filtering. In a survey released last week, security firm Barracuda Networks Inc. found that 44% of ... (view more)

Thu
25
Oct
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'Vista Web Fonts', and 'Mac-Windows Interoperability'

Vista Web Fonts With the release of Windows Vista, Microsoft has unleashed something quite new on the Web -- the "C" fonts; Cambria, Calibri, Candara, Consolas, Constantia, and Corbel. Here's a guide on how to download them for free and use them in ... your web sites. http://www.hunlock.com/ Mac-Windows Interoperability Mac OS and Windows can work together in harmony on the same home network, sharing files and printers, mounting one another's drives and using the same equipment, like wireless routers and USB drives. If you're considering a mixed Mac/PC home or office, here's a primer on how the ... (view more)

Thu
06
Sep
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Microsoft Hoping To 'Cloud' The Competition

In 1995, Microsoft attempted to fend off their ever-increasing rival companies by adding a free web browser to their brand new operating system, Windows 95. This effort was effectively blocked by several court rulings and the subject was never ... spoken of again. Over a decade later, Microsoft is giving the strategy one more try by offering free software that connects their current brand new operating system, Windows Vista, to software services delivered over the Internet. (Source: nytimes.com ) This practice is not uncommon in the technological world and is often referred to as "cloud" ... (view more)

Thu
06
Sep
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Dead Ends on the Information Superhighway

The freedom to journey the web is largely taken for granted here in North America. Unfortunately, that's hardly the case in Asia, where mere images (or videos) are scrutinized for their most basic and even remote meanings. Two stories on this ... reality are emerging right now, and they're both fascinating glimpses of political environments Americans struggle to comprehend. And, despite that rather comforting disconnect, the United States plays a role in both accounts. The first involves (relatively) popular search engine Yahoo Inc, which is facing a lawsuit by imprisoned Chinese political ... (view more)

Thu
02
Aug
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Microsoft Diggs Digg

A few months ago, Microsoft's attempt to multiply its presence on the web was planned through an acquisition of competitor Yahoo. That never panned out, but in its wake now arises what could be an ever more effective plot: partnership with Digg. For ... those who are unaware of Digg, it's a news aggregator where actual users vote on the most "diggable" articles on the web. Any Internet writer, including yours truly, knows a story's clicks can explode if just a few hundred Digg users recommend it to their peers. Thus, for both web publishers and readers, Digg is an enormously influential resource ... (view more)

Tue
17
Jul
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'Pilfius', and 'Web Goo'

Pilfius PiLfIuS! is a free speech recognition and command application specifically written with gamers in mind. It will identify whatever commands you speak into your microphone, and send keystrokes accordingly. Commands, and their respective ... keystrokes are fully configurable by the user. Unlike many other speech recognition applications, keystrokes sent by PiLfIuS! should be recognized by any application, since these programs will not tell the difference between a keystroke sent by your keyboard, and a keystroke sent as a result of your voice commands. http://www.pilfius.com.ar/default.php ... (view more)

Wed
27
Jun
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'Web Monitor', and 'Code Lobster Php Edition'

Web Monitor Web Monitor controls all outgoing HTTP requests from your computer and blocks unwanted Internet resources and redirects. Web Monitor protects your privacy and saves your Internet bandwidth. http://www.ixag.com/ Code Lobster Php Edition ... Everything necessary for developing on PHP. It's free, includes all standard means of working with code, advanced Find & Replace, code highlighting, autocomplete and Class View window based on its own PHP and HTML(XML) code parser. http://www.codelobster.com/ ... (view more)

Thu
21
Jun
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Google Grinded for Pathetic Privacy

Those who own (and survive upon) web pages are well aware that Google controls the universe. For a webmaster, ranking high on its searches, be they organic or paid, can make the difference between driving an Infiniti and an infinitely shop-ridden ... vehicle. That's why it's particularly interesting that one watchdog group is chipping away at Google's monstrous success, attacking the search engine's inability to protect the privacy of its users. The report comes from Privacy International (PI), which recently completed a six month study of 23 different web entities. Google finished dead last, ... (view more)

Thu
14
Jun
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Apple Brings Safari Browser to Windows

Apple's website refers to Safari as "the fastest, easiest-to-use web browser in the world." Steve Jobs added to those lofty claims by calling Safari "the most innovative browser in the world and the most powerful browser in the world" during his ... keynote speech for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. Unfortunately for curious Windows users, the browser has always been limited to Apple's own platforms. That is, until now. Apple has just released its Safari 3 Beta to the world and this time, Windows is included! (Sources: apple.com ) Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, ... (view more)

Wed
13
Jun
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Beware! Yahoo! Search!

A few days ago, I reported on McAfee's recent study of the web's riskiest websites. Although just 4% of the Internet is considered plagued by the "risky" site, the danger changes drastically depending on the search term. It seems it may also depend ... on the search engine, as McAfee has followed up its risky report with one accusing Yahoo of returning the highest percentage of threatening sites. Like the last survey, McAfee's SiteAdvisor division is behind the analysis. Once a search powerhouse during the web's early days, Yahoo has been more than eclipsed by Google. Aside from more reliable ... (view more)

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