Yahoo! Staff Jumping Ship

Clearly things are getting rocky at the Yahoo! personnel department. Seems that despite their best efforts, the managers at the top of the Yahoo! food chain are poised for moving on. And to be honest, with the results of their efforts being …continue reading

Android Apps Sending Covert GPS Data

Most people are totally fine with approved applications using GPS data. After all, many popular apps on Android rely on GPS data to provide the level of function promised by the app being used at the time. But what about when an application is …continue reading

Google Proposes New Image Format

With all the graphics standards and image formats there are today, you might think that the best format for internet usage would have been found, having the best compromise between quality, size, and compressibility. While JPG has endured, and found much wider usage than the …continue reading

Put GIMPBox Back In The Oven

If you happen to be running OLD versions of GIMP on Linux, fantastic, this concept of GIMPBox will make you a happy camper should you want to keep everything in one window.

Sadly for those of us using GIMP 2.6.8+, it’s a fail. …continue reading

Ubuntu 10.10 Unveiled

I’ve been a very, very content Ubuntu user from the beginning. Having been a Linux user since long before that, my introduction to Ubuntu was actually what got me onboard with GNOME over KDE all those years ago.

Today we have news out that …continue reading

Linux VS OS X

Before even opening my mouth, consider the following. We own a multitude of both Apple products and products powered by Linux. So what I share is not based on one being better than another, rather exploring the differences.

This PCWorld article points out …continue reading

How Mushrooms Can Help Save The World

I have been a proponent of mushrooms for many years. For about 18 years I have hunted and integrated mushrooms into my life. The personal health benefits of mushrooms are astounding. They are not only an incredible aid to the immune system, but also help …continue reading

National Security My Ass – Give Us Baseball!

I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me that on the news tonight was a big story on a multi-acre shrubbery tribute to the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, in the style of a crop circle.

What was completely absent from the news was the press …continue reading

Customizing the Finder Sidebar

Recently, I have been doing videos on the customization of the Finder application on the OS X platform. This week, I am continuing the Finder customization trend. In this video I show you how to customize the sidebar in the left of the Finder. This …continue reading

Use Your Smartphone To Accept Credit Cards

We have all heard that one day we will be a cashless society. But unfortunately we have not arrived at the point where having cash has become obsolete. When we go garage sailing, stop at kids lemonade stand, pay the kid to mow our lawn …continue reading

Video Gaming Prepares Brain For Bigger Tasks

Playing video games for hours on end may prepare your child to become a laparoscopic surgeon one day, a new study has shown. Reorganisation of the brain’s cortical network in young men with significant experience playing video games gives them an advantage not only …continue reading

How Heating Our Homes Could Help Reduce Climate Change

A radical new heating system where homes would be heated by district centres rather than in individual households could dramatically cut the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

In a series of reports to be presented at a major conference this week, scientists at The University …continue reading

Pine-Bark Extract Has No Effect On Blood Pressure, Study Finds

Add pine-bark extract to the list of dietary supplements that don’t live up to their promises of improved health. A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine shows that pine-bark extract had no effect in lowering blood pressure or reducing other risk …continue reading

DeskScapes 3.25 Beta Released

DeskScapes is an application that gives you the ability to have animated wallpapers on Windows 7, Vista, and XP.  A new beta has been released for current users, which include some fixes and updates.

Adjusted some of the UI elements to look better (stars, checkboxes …continue reading

Windows Live Essentials 2011 Available Now

I missed this one this morning.  The folks at Microsoft pulled a fast one though, and snuck this one in early, because, if you remember, the original date for release was early next year.

I hope they did not rush it.

I now have …continue reading

AquaPets: 101 OtterPets

Choose from over 101 adorable baby otters — or simply adopt them all! You’ll never be bored with so many new best friends to groom, pamper, play with and love! Enjoy the water slide in the aqua park! Teach your otter to dance, …continue reading

Slices Of Gnomdex 10: Austin Heap Uncensors The World

If you don’t know who Austin Heap is, then you’re going to want to. He recently appeared on the cover of Newsweek Magazine, where his work in bringing uncensored Internet to the people of Iran was featured. Austin believes in fighting censorship in all …continue reading

Install And Manage Services In Windows 7

By default, many services are installed as part of Windows 7. Others are optional depending on the components you choose to install. You can install and remove services through the Control Panel.

To install a service in Windows 7:

Click Start and click Control …continue reading

Microsoft Office 2010 Inside Out

With Microsoft Office 2010 Inside Out, dive into the essential features in Microsoft Word 2010, Excel 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2010, and PowerPoint 2010. This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and …continue reading

Is It 30M or 300K? Microsoft Dumping Windows Live Spaces & Who Does The Counting?

I recalled when I read the number of users Microsoft was claiming used Windows Live Spaces, the 30 million users, seemed to me just a little high IMHO. Now it seems that the actual number of Windows Live Space users that may transfer over their …continue reading

Textaurant – Wait Online And Not In Line At Your Favorite Restaurant

One of the things that I do not like is to wait in line at a restaurant. I have previously mentioned that the Olive Garden is a thorn in my side, since where I live we have to wait in line even when tables are …continue reading

Internet Tethering on iPad

Although Steve Jobs said that internet tethering wouldn’t be coming to the iPad. The beta 2 of iOS 4.2 for iPad shows us differently. Hidden within the APN network settings on the iPad 3G  is a new section dedicated to internet tethering. This tethering appears …continue reading

Install And Manage Services In Windows 7

By default, many services are installed as part of Windows 7. Others are optional depending on the components you choose to install. You can install and remove services through the Control Panel.

To install a service in Windows 7:

Click Start and click Control …continue reading

Install And Manage Services In Windows 7

By default, many services are installed as part of Windows 7. Others are optional depending on the components you choose to install. You can install and remove services through the Control Panel.

To install a service in Windows 7:

Click Start and click Control …continue reading

Maverick Meerkat Ready For the Jungle

The Release Candidate version of Ubuntu 10.10 is now available, and though you might not want to switch upon news of an RC, it certainly is time to start poking around, to see what is changing.

[TechConnect]

Linux fans can now start playing around …continue reading

Turn Off Conversation View In Outlook 2010

Conversation view in Outlook 2010 makes it easy for you to follow a discussion thread. By switching to Conversation View, Outlook 2010 combines all the messages within the thread into one package.

Conversation View is enabled by default in Outlook 2010. If you’re one …continue reading

Turn Off Conversation View In Outlook 2010

Conversation view in Outlook 2010 makes it easy for you to follow a discussion thread. By switching to Conversation View, Outlook 2010 combines all the messages within the thread into one package.

Conversation View is enabled by default in Outlook 2010. If you’re one …continue reading

Is Cisco Getting Ready To Announce An Affordable Home TelePresence Product?

Cisco the worlds leading networking giant may be getting to release a new home telepresence product as early as next week. Cisco has been eager to enter into the consumer market place and this step of offering a consumer version could be a major step …continue reading

Researchers Find Phone Apps Sending Data Without Notification

Flicking through a wallpaper app with backgrounds of Mickey Mouse and a tropical waterfall, Peter Gilbert gets a plain, black and white text notification on his smartphone.

A third of the way down the screen it says, “Taint: Phone Number, IMEI, ICCID (sim card …continue reading

Sun Employees Leaving Oracle In Lockstep

It has not been easy for Oracle, for as many employees of Sun were supposed to remain, it now is beginning to look as though they are all getting fed up and leaving, perhaps because they were sold a bill of goods, and now they …continue reading