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Searching For These Celebrities Could Be Trouble

Security firm McAfee has released its list of the most dangerous celebrity search terms. Essentially, it's a list of celebrity names that too often result in web surfers visiting malware-laced websites. This year the most dangerous celebrity is Lily ... Collins, daughter of famous rocker Phil Collins and star of "Mirror, Mirror" and "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones." Collins was also ranked fourth on People's 2012 list of the World's Most Beautiful People. McAfee says there's a 14.5 per cent chance that you'll end up on a malicious website if you use the web to find information about the ... (view more)

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Microsoft Hopes Vista Users Prefer Fame to Fixes

News has been spreading rapidly across the tech world regarding Microsoft's recent decision to hire Jerry Seinfeld, famed comedian and former sitcom star, as its primary spokesman for an advertising campaign designed to sell Windows Vista, the ... company's down-and-out operating system (OS). Released early last year, Windows Vista has undergone some tough times. Repeatedly berated by tech experts for its design flaws that compromise security or generally dampen system performance, the OS continues to be outsold by its predecessor , Windows XP. In the constantly-changing tech world, that's a bit ... (view more)

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'V-Grep', and 'Paint Star'

V-Grep V-Grep is an easy to use while feature-rich application that brings regular expressions power to Windows users. Even in DOS you could use 'masks', to speed-up searching for files. Masks are special types of strings that with the help of ... reserved characters; for example: an asterisk and question mark allow you to easily describe complex patterns. Sounds complicated? It isn't. A very simple expression '*.txt' describes every string that ends with '.txt' phrase. Regular expressions use basic concept of masks, but they add even more special characters that can represent definite number of ... (view more)

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'Pod Xp', and 'Star Wreck'

Pod Xp PodXP is a skinnable desktop gadget program for XP. PodXP includes the following: MiniTask - a taskbar replacement with integrated Window Preview and Alt+tab; MinTray - SysTray replacement; MiniStartMenu; MiniBox - a customizable container ... for files, directories, etc.; MiniRemoteWMP/MiniRemote Winamp - controls WMP or Winamp, MiniClock, MiniIcon, MiniHide Taskbar; MiniNote - yet another desktop sticky note; MiniSlideshow; MiniMeter - for various system information. Note that this site is in French; to help you navigate, the direct download link is given below. ... (view more)

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