Firefox a Realistic Alternative to Explorer

If you’ve been thinking about switching to the popularly touted new browser, Firefox, or would just like to have a second browser and an alternative to Explorer, this article will guide you through the configuration process. So what difference does it make what browser you use? Firefox is simply more secure than Internet Explorer when it …more

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palmOne Treo 650 PDA/Phone Review

The folks at XYZ Computing recently put palmOne’s latest PDA/Phone hybrid device through its paces. I’d seriously consider this for myself if my wireless provider carried it. This, and many more reviews from the Net can be found at our forums. The Treo 650 is 4.4″ x 2.3″ x 0.9 and weighs 6.3 ounces. This …more

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First Look: Tiger Lives Up to the Hype

Now that Apple’s Tiger has pounced, there is one question on everyone’s mind: Is this latest release of Mac OS X worth 129 bucks? The answer is yes. The improvements are not just cosmetic, as Mac skeptics are likely to snicker. Rather, new features such as Tiger’s desktop search tool are powerful enough to change …more

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Zafi-D Leads Top 10 Viruses in April

Security! Security! Security!  You just can’t say it too many times. The virus Zafi-D, which first appeared on the Internet at the end of last year, led a monthly list of top 10 viruses for the fifth straight month in April. InformationWeek

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Firefox Tops 50 Million Downloads

Open-source software group Mozilla.org said Friday that its Firefox Web browser has been downloaded 50 million times since its release in November. The group attributes the popularity of its browser to the evangelism of the nearly 100,000 people participating in its “Spread Firefox” campaign. Mozilla has deemed the campaign, aimed at “wresting control from a …more

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Gates: Next Decade Will Bring ‘New Wave of Innovation’

“The next decade will bring about a new wave of innovation in the technology industry through the increased security, greater reliability and faster performance enabled by 64-bit computing and continued advances in Windows,” Gates said. “Longhorn and the new x64-bit versions of Windows are the best foundation for a new generation of faster, more powerful …more

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Product Review: Apple spotlights hard-drive searches

Apple Computer Inc. yesterday started selling Tiger, its newest operating system for Macintosh computers, which features an integrated search engine for the hard drive and a litter of small applications that the firm calls “widgets.” The new Mac OS X version 10.4 is available at Apple’s retail stores and authorized dealers. Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Microsoft WinHec 2005 Coverage

Although WinHec might not be the most feature filled convention out there, it definitely gives us a good look in what we are going to be seeing in the future from Microsoft, and as we all know, Microsoft owns us. IF WE LEARNED anything from Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) 2005, it’s that the …more

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Yahoo Launches ‘My Web’ Beta

“My Web is the next step in our vision of integrating search, personal search and community by providing users an easy way to have their own personal Web search experience that incorporates the best of the Web and what matters most to them,” Qi Lu, vice president of engineering for Yahoo Search, said in a …more

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64-bit Windows wide open to viruses

Users of the latest 64-bit version of Microsoft’s Windows XP Professional x64 Edition operating system will not have the option to install Norton or McAfee antivirus software, vnunet.com can reveal. Users trying to install the Norton Internet Security 2005 security suite for consumers on the 64-bit version of Windows see an error message stating that …more

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Laplink extends remote PC access

Laplink Software last week updated its Laplink Everywhere remote access service for Windows PCs. The new release adds web-based interface options that let users access email and files on their office PC without having to open a full remote desktop session. vnunet.com

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AOL Begins Beta Test Of AIM Overhaul

America Online launches in beta an overhaul of its instant messaging client that expands the product’s communication capabilities to include enhanced PC-to-PC voice and streaming video messaging and media file transfers. InformationWeek

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Nokia N70 Multimedia Unveiled

Leave your notebooks at home, all you need for your computing on the go is a smartphone!  Nokia  today introduced the Nokia N70 multimedia, a beautifully designed, compact and easy-to-use 3G smartphone with versatile mobile photography, personal productivity and entertainment features. Incorporating a complete smartphone feature set, as well as a 2 megapixel camera, flash and …more

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New Rhapsody Service Aligns with Real Users

While the debate rages over whether Rhapsody has come up with a service that could knock off Apple’s iTunes as the market leader of downloaded music, it is clear that volume selling of music on the Internet is firmly in place. On this point, the record labels have lost. NewsFactor Technology News

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