Monday, September 29, 2008

Cool Tip: Reducing the USB Power Charger Clutter

Here is a very cool tip to help reduce the power cord clutter that can be created when you're charging your USB gadgets.

Remember: You want to find a USB hub that has a power adapter.
You can see some examples of what I am talking about here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Software: Microsoft Pro Photo Tools v2

Microsoft recently released a new version of their Pro Photo Tools. Here is excerpt from the site explains the software, "The Pro Photo Tools allow you to add, change, and delete common metadata properties for digital photographs. You can place photos on the Live Earth map and then drag them to the right location. The GPS information will be stored back into the photos. If you have a GPS device, you can load track route files from the most popular formats (NMEA, GPX, and KML) and see them on the map. " For more information, see the following web page.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Windows security rendered useless? Uh, not exactly | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | reports: "Oh dear. The Chicken Little contingent is out in full force. Break out your Kevlar helmets, everyone, because the sky is falling on Windows! At last week’s Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, researchers Alexander Sotirov and Mark Dowd presented a paper that outlined some new attack vectors they had discovered targeting some security features introduced in different versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista. It’s a fascinating paper, rich in technical detail and hewing to the Black Hat tradition of providing clues that others can follow to discover, exploit, and ultimately fix vulnerabilities in widely used computer code."

This is a technical article, but it's very interesting. If you want to understand what is really going on with state of Windows Vista security then read this.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Keeping up with all the latest malware that is being created is an overwhelming job for any anti-virus company. Some have stated its even a losing battle. This is a very interesting video where Mikko Hyppönen discusses the various motives of Crimeware in a follow up to Re:solution. After watching it, you can begin to see why its getting its such a tough job.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Google Chrome Could Nuke Microsoft From the Internet Market

eWeek reports: "Google launches Chrome as an alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. Analysts from IDC and Forrester believe Chrome can be Google's definitive Web operating system, making it quite an achievement for application development. If Google can make Chrome consumers' gateway of choice for Web services such as search and SAAS applications, it will extend Google's search advertising empire."

I am in the process of checking this out for myself before I make any comments. Although I just wanted to post this just in case someone didn't know about it. Read the article for more information.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Internet Explorer: Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

For those of you that like to run the latest and greatest browser, here is information on IE8 Beta 2. Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online reports: "Microsoft released its Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 test product today, and the company spilled a lot of pixels explaining the beta's new features, with some details for Web developers. The public release of the new beta can be accessed here."

Here is the download site IE8.