Saturday, November 27, 2010

Today's App Corner

I'm actually posting this a day early, so if you want to print from iOS 4.2 and don't have one of those limited HP eprint machines, you can still print from your iPhone/iPad/iTouch

How to Install AirPrint to Enable Wireless Printing on Windows? | Jaxov

I followed the instructions and they work fine. I need to add that you need to run cmd.exe as administrator and the firewall dialog may not pop up automatically. You can always create your own firewall rule for Airprint.exe. That's what I did. Please note that on a printer that will do full duplex, it defaults to printing on both sides, but that can be changed. You all need to do is enter your Windows username and password, and you only have to do that once on each iDevice. Other than saying that my "toner" rather than "ink" was low (a very small deal indeed,it worked perfectly. This is an excellent, free solution to Apple's dropping AirPrint from this release (presumably due to a patent troll).

The other really nice gift from Apple is the free release of "Find my iPhone" for the lastest iDevices.

Week in Apple: iOS 4.2 finally lands, we all find our iPhones

It is important to note that if you have one qualifying iDevice, set up the free limited MobileMe on that device (like my iPad), and it can then be set up on any iDevice you own that will run iOS 4.2, like my iPhone 3Gs. There is a Web interface and also free apps for this service. You need your iTunes/Apple username and password to make this work.

Apple Mobile Me Find My iPhone/iPad

Find my iPhone Web Interface

Opera 11 tab stacking vs Firefox Panorama

Opera has released a beta of Opera 11, the next major version of its Web browser. Ars takes a hands-on look at Opera's new tab management system and how it compares with Firefox Panorama.

Nevada court hits copyright troll with Fair Use surprise

"The court hereby orders the plaintiff to show cause why this case should not be dismissed under the 17 U.S.C. § 107 Fair Use exception," US District Judge James C. Mahan of Nevada told Righthaven on November 15.

Microsoft dumps Drive Extender from Windows Home Server, effectively neuters product | ZDNet

On Nov 23rd Microsoft announced that it was removing a key function from the OS - Drive Extender. Many users use Drive Extender as the sole function of Windows Home Server.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 11-21-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 11-21-10. 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

In preparation for Black Friday, today's app is DealNews' Black Friday App.

For both Android and iPhone.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Leave it to Mercedes Benz to come up with the ultimate green car. Although reading the article it may a little suspicious they can pull this off. I mean growing body parts is one thing the idea of growing a car from seeds is a little bit of a stretch for me, but I am learning the technology curve can be pretty surprising sometimes.

2) Well the whole invisibility thing just got more interesting, seems there are more than one way to skin a cat. However this seems like quite a jump, up until now they have been focusing on bending light around an object kind of like Harry Potters invisibility cloak. What they are doing now is more like the hero’s guy who could move through time sort of stopping time and moving between seconds. I find this concept to be rather stunning if they can do it, it will certainly change our future in many ways.

3) It is looking like the Large Hadron Collider is going to pay off nicely, the Higgs Boson may still a year or two away, but other findings are also coming from the experiments they are running. They have found proof of other dimensions existing in sync with ours, this could be pretty big in the world of physics.

4) I seem to be noticing a pattern regarding the advancements in science and technology lately although I am more than willing to admit I may be reading too much into the equation. But, there seems to be more and more sci-fi coming into our reality. Invisibility, time manipulation, the replicator type 3D printers, the space ladder, the list is growing faster and faster. Now they are finding more and more support for the existence of ESP, ability to see into the future, most interesting http://www.dailymail.col

5) For my geek link of the week I thought this article about how to control some of your information leak by using your google dashboard, some tricks and tweaks you can use to control your exposure to the cyber savvy trying to advance their agenda at your expense.