Norton Security Roundup 2009

Over the years, you may have heard of or used computer security programs from Symantec under the Norton brand. At one time you needed only an antivirus program. Later came firewalls and antispyware programs. Touch wood, I have never been affected by a virus, Trojan or other nasty program, but of late I have found […]

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Windows 7 XP Mode

I will be writing a review of Windows 7 in due course, but here is a preview of a key feature that will interest many readers. Windows XP Mode Windows XP Mode is aimed at small business users who wish to run their Windows XP-era applications on their Windows 7 desktop. They might have avoided […]

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Paperback)

From Publishers Weekly Elected the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, Obama was offered a book contract, but the intellectual journey he planned to recount became instead this poignant, probing memoir of an unusual life. Bo (more…)

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Categories in Outlook 2007

My email client is Outlook 2007. I received an email from Feedblitz and noticed something new. There were keywords/tags visible above the From: line. As this notification was for this blog, I recognised them as the tags I had used in those posts. Upon examining the full headers via the Options dialog, I noticed this […]

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Great cartoon about Twittering

If you know what Twitter is, you’ll enjoy this video and more at current.com.

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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Vintage) (Mass Market Paperback)

Amazon.com Review Barack Obama’s first book, Dreams from My Father, was a compelling and moving memoir focusing on personal issues of race, identity, and community. With his second book The Audacity of Hope, Obama engages themes raised i (more…)

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Windows 7 to include Virtual Windows XP

Ash Nallawalla

24 April 2009

Software

Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott have revealed on the Supersite Blog a new Windows 7 application compatibility feature called Windows XP Mode.This has been confirmed on the Windows Team Blog. Many businesses have not upgraded to Windows Vista, partly because of compatibility concerns for their legacy applications. Windows 7 (Enterprise, Professional and Ultimate editions only) […]

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Firefox 3.0.9 crashes when view source – solution

Ash Nallawalla

23 April 2009

Software

I installed Firefox 3.0.9 because it fixes some security vulnerabilities. Next I got on with my usual snooping, i.e. View Source. Crash! No matter what site I looked at, it crashed. Luckily, someone had posted a solution at Google Groups and it is simple. The problem lies with the HTML Validator add-on. It has been […]

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Beware of MS Antispyware 2009

A few people are getting sucked into installing MS Antispyware 2009. They go to some site and get a popup offering to install this program. Think about it. Normal websites don’t offer antispyware programs through a popup. What’s wrong with this program? It contains a virus and the victim actually consents to install it. Sean-Paul […]

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Reputable sites infected by viruses

I can’t remember getting spam from a suburban motor vehicle dealer, at least not from one based in Dubai (I am in Australia). Western Auto LLC part of the Western Group wants to sell me Chinese-made Foton brand 3 Ton Pickups with free insurance and registration. The sender used the IP address 91.73.188.181, which is […]

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Garmin nüvi 760 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Automobile Navigator

— January 8, 2008 Garmin’s nüvi 700 series brings two exciting new features — multi-destination routing and, “Where am I?/Where’s my car?” — to its popular pocket-sized GPS navigator lineup. As with all nüvis, you get Garmin reliab (more…)

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Sony Cybershot DSCW300 13.6MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot

Manufacturer Description This point and shoot has it all–and then some. The DSC-W300 includes a wide range of convenient features, including Smile Shutter Mode which captures smiles the moment they happen. The compact and scratch-resistan (more…)

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