NEWS THAT GEEKS CARE ABOUT
Looks like Hotmail is actually growing, while Yahoo is down. What this doesn’t tell you is that Gmail gained 22% over the last year, while Hotmail only gained 3%.
This week we learned how to tell what type of memory Linux PCs have installed, manage iPods with MediaMonkey, clean up a messy Internet Explorer context menu, convert a PowerPoint 2010 presentation to video, switch Windows 7 to the XP Style Alt-Tab switcher, and more.
Have you noticed the annoying extra parameters that get added to URLs from many web sites using Feedburner feeds? It’s especially irritating when you want to share a web page or link to it from a blog post.
If you’ve spent time on Facebook, you’ve probably seen one of your friends fall victim to a scam or three. The worst of these scams use security holes to automatically force people to Like a page—and one blogger...
Watch a tour of Jay Shafer’s tiny 100 square foot home. It is compact, well thought out, portable, and his third in a little over 10 years. What are your thoughts about it?
Sometimes the simple white background in Google Reader gets to be a little monotonous. Now you can add colored borders or completely color in the entries to make them stand out better.
A new exploit discovered in the iPhone hardware, or more specifically, the A4 processor, makes the iPhone, iPod touch 4G and the iPad jailbreakable for life. The exploit is found in the A4 hardware, so Apple can’t patch...
The great VLC media player is being released for the iPad, hopefully next week, and on Sunday they will be giving out a pre-release version to a few of their Twitter followers.
Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I mailed anybody a letter, but I’m sure somebody, somewhere is still using snail mail. If you are, here’s how to create an envelope with a Google Maps view of a speci...
The Quick Tabs extension for Google Chrome lets you hit a single hotkey to pop up a list of all your tabs, and you can use the keyboard to quickly narrow down to the tab you’re looking for. If you frequently use loads o...
While most people are familiar with thunderstorm-related tornadoes, fire tornadoes are more common than people know. National Geographic has posted a set of fire tornado images that will get your attention.
If you love dark themes then SmallringFX DARKBlue is definitely one to look at. The theme gives Firefox’s UI a smooth, polished look and the menus (main and context) have a slight transparency to enhance the effect.
Microsoft has released a new book aimed at helping teenagers to stay safe while on the Internet. This free 266 page PDF book deals with issues such as malware, hackers, spam, cyberbullies, privacy, online predators, and more.