Saturday, March 26, 2011

AT&T shames unauthorized phone tetherers, gives ultimatum

From the article: "So far, we don't know of anyone who has received AT&T's e-mail in error. Did any of you receive the message, and if so what are you planning to do?"

Very interesting stuff. $30 for unlimited without tethering or $45 for 4GB of data and tethering is the choice some jailbreakers are seemingly going to have to make very soon.

Only AT&T knows how they are doing they detection and they aren't telling. So far it seems that no one who isn't tethering via jailbreak has got the notice, so at least AT&T's method is apparently accurate.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Why Firefox 4 Is Winning the Browser Battle

Those who have proclaimed Firefox dead or obsolete may have spoken a little too soon. Sure 3.X was getting long in the proverbial tooth, but obviously there was a pent up demand for the new version. Last I checked on the afternoon of day 2, there have now been over 10 million downloads of Firefox 4. I'm very personally pleased with the copy I downloaded and installed yesterday, by the way.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Add-on(s) Disabled by Firefox

Isn't it always good to know how to fix something before possible breaking it? Well, if you want to go back to Firefox 3.6 after trying Firefox 4.0, here is how to get your old extensions back. Neat!

Update: I just updated to Firefox 4.0. One extension needed to be updated. The rest worked as is. I didn't "lose" any. So far I've found no downside to the update.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 03-20-11

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 03-20-11. 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 another great, free app. If you are an NCAA March Madness fan, you can not only find out what channel the game is on, and get stats, social interaction and more, but you can also watch games live. So if you just can't get enough college basketball, and can't stay home to watch, you need this app. It is universal for iPhone and iPad:

NCAA March Madness On Demand

I can't personally review Android Apps, but for those of the Android persuasion, here is a link:

NCAA March Madness Android Apps

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Not to sure just how green this is, but as far as personal transportation and enhanced coolness is concerned it seems like a winner to me. I liked the original Segway and still would like to try one; this is Honda’s answer to that market. The idea of having one that folds up into its own suitcase size for security, being hands free and in a sitting position, and with total portability it seems like a winner to me, now I want to try them both.

2) Here is an interesting article illustrating a currently developing problem regarding world food production as related to economics, and supply distribution. This seems like it can only get worse as world energy systems become more and more stressed.

3) This is the best educational site I have seen, watch the video with a Bill Gates cameo at the end. I think I also saw an interview with Mr. Gates on Charlie Rose online talking about the academy if you want to look for it.

4) Here we go again with Star Trek technology coming into being. It appears we now have a tractor beam, to go with all of the other goodies of the last few years. I can’t wait to see what is next.

5) I like search engines so when I saw this and thought about all of those manuals and stuff in PDF’s I have looked for over the years, it sounded like a good idea so I added it to my search folder and thought I would pass it along here.

RSA's SecurID security breach: What should you do?

Part of the message from RSA to customers includes the following :

RSA strongly urges customers to follow both these overall recommendations and the recommendations available in the best practices guides linked to this note.

We recommend customers increase their focus on security for social media applications and the use of those applications and websites by anyone with access to their critical networks.

We recommend customers enforce strong password and pin policies.

There is more! Be sure to read the rest of the recommendations...