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Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Complete Guide to Google Wave Preview Edition PDF Available for Download

The preview edition of Gina and Adam's new book, The Complete Guide to Google Wave, is now available in PDF form for your offline reading.


Google Wave is a young tool  that's not terribly easy to understand for a lot of  folks. The 102-page personalized PDF of “The Complete Guide to Google Wave is available for $6, but keep in mind that the content of our book will always be available for free at any time at -

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Office 2010 Professional Beta Available for Download

Microsoft has thrown open the doors on a free beta of Office 2010 Professional—for download.The download is 684 MB, this one requires  registering or signing in with a Windows Live account.


Microsoft is suggesting users uninstall previous versions of Office before downloading—as well as asking that you "don't test Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta on your primary home or business PC.


Download - Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Professional Plus

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Adobe Flash 10.1 Beta Brings Hardware Acceleration to Web Videos


Windows/Mac/Linux : Adobe is offering up  prerelease Flash software adding in GPU acceleration  for H.264 video in Windows, multi-touch support, and bug fixes.

  Adobe AIR 2.0 beta, meanwhile, adds in a whole bunch of native computer functionality, including USB access, better networking compatibility, the ability to open a link or file with its native application and many other improvements.

Both Flash 10.1 prerelease and AIR 2.0 beta are free downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.

Flash Player 10.1 [Adobe Labs]
Adobe AIR 2 [Adobe Labs]

Thursday, November 19, 2009

What Happens to Your Online Accounts When You Die?

What happens to your email and social networking accounts when you die. Will your relatives be able to gain access, or will the accounts simply fade away


Email services like Hotmail and Gmail allow next of kin to access accounts of deceased individuals as long as the family can provide proof of death. Other services like MySpace will simply delete the account upon request. Facebook will also delete an account if asked, but also goes the extra mile and turns the user's page into a memorial page if the family desires.

Would you want access to a deceased family member's accounts, or would you rather they were just deleted?

[Talk about it in the comments.]

Find What Happens To Your Email and Social Networking Accounts When You Die

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Monday, November 16, 2009

User Account Control (UAC) is Not a Security Tool


The single most irritating feature introduced in Windows Vista was those annoying UAC prompts, asking you for permission to do nearly anything on your computer—and the fact is, even if it makes you feel more secure, it's a false sense of security. Malware researchers at Sophos Labs found that 8 of 10 malware samples can actually bypass UAC on a system with the default Windows 7 settings.

The fact of the matter is that unless you've pushed the UAC slider all the way to the top [Windows 7], It's not meant to be a security feature.

The original intent was to change the way Windows works so that you can more easily run software as a standard user account, instead of running as administrator all the time.

So there you have it—if you aren't going to run as a standard user or turn the slider all the way to the top, you may as well disable UAC.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Make Yourself Eligible for an Office 2010 Starter Beta


Microsoft Office 2010 will offer a free, ad-supported "Starter" edition, in addition to its regular, rather pricey offerings. Beta invites are already going out, and you can increase your chances at a spot by filling out a quick online survey.

  By quick, I mean two minutes or less. The survey asks what type of computers you use at home, what kind of internet connection you have, and whether you've used Office in the past six months. It also asks if you've used Google Docs or OpenOffice in the same time period.

  Filling out the survey won't guarantee a place in the 2010 Starter beta program, but it certainly won't hurt, So Give it a Go.

Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Program Nomination Form[Microsoft via Digital Inspiration]