Friday, November 05, 2010

How To Fix the 10 Biggest Windows Annoyances - How-To Geek

This article is mostly oriented towards Windows 7 but I think some of it applies to XP too..... Earl

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

ZDnet Downloads Digest - Lotsa Free Downloads

Newegg has the Asus VE276Q 27" Widescreen 1080p LCD Monitor for $320 - $20 off with coupon code EMCZZYN67 [Exp 11/8] = $300 with free shipping. features a 1080p resolution, a 2ms response time, and HDMI/DVI-D/Display Port inputs

Walmart offers the ViewSonic 24" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. VA2431WM, for $159. Shipping adds 97 cents or choose free Site-to-Store. Features include 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time, 300 cd/m² brightness, and DVI and VGA inputs

Mwave has the Avexir AVD3S13330904G-1SW 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1333 SO DIMM Memory for $55 + $0 shipping = $55 shipped with free "M" Club membership. Features timings of 9-9-9-24 at 1.5 volts.

Mwave has the Transcend JetFlash TS4GJF300 4GB Flash Drive Model TS4GJFV30 for $5.49 + $0 shipping = $5.49 shipped with free "M" Club membership. Features the ability to create a private partition with password protection. Covered by a 2-year warranty

Toshiba has the Toshiba Satellite L650-BT2N23 Core i3 15.6" Notebook for $559 with free shipping. Intel Core i3-370M 2.40GHz, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB HDD Intel HD Graphics, 802.11b/g/n, DVD+/-RW, Win 7 HP x64, 6 cell battery

Newegg has the TRENDnet TE100-S50G 10/100Mbps GREENnet Switch for $10 with free shipping. Features a CSMA/CD protocols, Star topology, and is compliant with Windows, Linux, and Mac Same Price Amazon 141 reviews - 4 stars

Newegg has the XFX GT240XYHFC GeForce GT 240 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card for $86 - 10% off with coupon code EMCZZYR24 [Exp 11/12] - $40 rebate [Exp 11/15] = $37 with free shipping. Features 1 HDMI, 1 D-SUB and 1 DVI port, and a max resolution of 2560 x 1600.

Dell Business has the Dell Latitude E5510 Core i7 15.6" HD LED Laptop for $1074 - 39% off with coupon code RHCZBF8BTMSFT0 = $655 with free shipping. Start with the base configuration and configure as below to reach $1074 ($999 coupon minimum) Intel Core i7-620M 2.66GHz CPU, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 160GB HDD 15.6" HD (1366x768) LED LCD, Wireless-N, Win 7 HP, 6-cell battery offers the Altec Lansing 2.1-Channel Multimedia Speaker System, model no. VS2521, for $39.99. Apply coupon code "EUO10228" to cut it to $24.99. With around $8 for shipping, The VS2521 sends 28 watts of total system power to two satellite speakers and a subwoofer.

November 2010 Patch Tuesday: three bulletins

According to the Microsoft Security Response Center, Microsoft will issue three Security Bulletins addressing 11 vulnerabilities on Tuesday, November 9. It will also host a webcast to address customer questions the following day. The first of the vulnerabilities is rated "Critical" while the other two are marked as "Important.

Scientists unveil moving 3D holograms

The scientists at the University of Arizona say their prototype “holographic three-dimensional telepresence” is the world’s first practical 3D transmission system that works without requiring viewers to wear special glasses or other devices

Military ready for war in cyberspace

The military's new Cyber Command, responsible for shielding 15,000 military computer networks from intruders, has become fully operational, the Defense Department said on Wednesday.

The final nail in coffin for Net neutrality - Nov. 3, Elections

The FCC has proposed that broadband be reclassified as a "Title II" telecommunications service, similar to other telephone companies. Opponents say this is a nuclear option, since it could potentially prevent broadband providers from implementing legitimate controls over their service, such as curbing massive downloads that swallow up bandwidth for users.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Using Firefox can cost YOU money! | ZDNet

"The loan rate you are offered can vary depending on the browser you use!

This is interesting I had no idea the banks (etc) did this with our loan rates. Do you run more than 1 browser on your computer? Here is another reason to try another one. I not only have Internet Explorer I also have Firefox and Google's Chrome.


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Microsoft's Expression Encoder 4 is a handy free screencast tool

TaxiMike told me about this -
Microsoft's Expression Encoder 4 is a good free screencast tool. It outputs WMV files in 1080p high-definition. make a video of how to do something on the computer. Great tech tool and free. These can be easily uploaded to YouTube.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 10-31-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 10-31-10. You can listen live every Sunday from 11AM to 12PM Pacific that's 2PM to 3PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat.

Today's App Corner

Today we have two apps for Halloween and one Web site.

Werewolf Locator is a free app for iPhone. It is a fun little party app. Amaze your friend by findling all the werewolves in the neighborhood. It is free and worth every penny you pay for it.

Angry Birds Halloween is a Halloween themed version of the popular game. $1.99 for iPad and $.99 for iPhone

148 Apps

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) I occasionally like to sell a few items on eBay, and or on craigslist, I also support any and all recycling I come across. So when I saw this I just thought boy I sure hope this works. Ecosquid is a site attempting to aid the recycling of electronic equipment by offering a place to sell your old equipment, buy used equipment or locate recycling info, on a searchable site, a great idea.

2) A favorite topic has resurfaced that being time travelers, this is bouncing around the net, seems a film buff has found what may be a time traveler in some old Charlie Chaplin movie footage just out on DVD. The Youtube video link is at the bottom of the article, news story on the left. The video at the end goes over it again and again, I vote for the cell phone.

3) I have long given some credence to the eastern philosophy stating that the universe we perceive is an illusion. The old how do you know for certain that you are not a butterfly in a chrysalis dreaming that you are a human being? Well once again evidence that science and religious philosophy are blending into a new paradigm. It is going to be very interesting to follow this idea of a holographic universe, I very much like the statement at the end of the article stating that we are just beginning to understand, indicating we have a very long way to go.

4) When it comes to math and solving problems they have just discovered again that nature is just amazing. Here is an article on the mathematical prowess of the humble honey bee. It seems they do advanced math that would challenge a computer. They regularly solve the salesman problem every time they leave the hive.

5) Last up a geek thing that others may think is a cool way to go, but as usual leaves me shaking my head and asking to get off the planet. However that said I do believe that technology and human evolution are interconnected, this would be just another example of how that may be playing out.