Microsoft drops IE’s ‘click to activate’ nag

Microsoft Corp. will strip a “click to activate” warning from Internet Explorer 7 starting next month, a company product manager said yesterday, a side benefit of the settlement that Microsoft struck with Eolas Technologies Inc. in August. Next month, Microsoft will preview the modified Internet Explorer (IE) that eliminates the warning that’s been popping up […]

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YouTube News

Search engine and internet giant Google has announced a new kind of video advertising format for YouTube to begin next year.YouTube just announced the availability for Windows users of a desktop uploader (install page here). Users will now be able to do bulk file uploads. The company also raised its file size limit from 100 […]

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Windows Live Suite Out of BETA

Microsoft’s Windows Live software package has been in beta for a while now and today Microsoft announced that Windows Live is officially out of beta status. Windows Live has many different pieces of software located centrally in one application. Possibly the most useful piece of the Windows Live puzzle for most users will be the […]

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Apple patches QuickTime

Apple Inc. patched seven bugs in QuickTime today as it updated the media player to version 7.3 for both Mac OS X and Windows. To quash yet another Java-related vulnerability, Apple zapped QuickTime for Java. All but one of the vulnerabilities would be ranked critical by other vendors, but Apple does not rate flaws or […]

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MySpace & Google

MySpace and Google Inc. announced Thursday that they have joined forces to launch a new social platform complete with a set of APIs for developers to build social applications.The launch of OpenSocial by Google was expected, but the partnership with MySpace put added weight behind Google’s plans. “Our partnership with Google allows developers to gain […]

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The shortest domain name ever

Google has purchased the shortest possible domain name to make it easier for Chinese users to find Google: g.cn. Interestingly, “g.com,” along with most other single-letter and single-digit domain names are reserved by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. The IANA is the master arbiter of domain names and addresses on the Internet. There are a […]

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GMail 2.0

Google announced some news at its Analysts Day, which may excite some — it will be releasing a completely rewritten, optimized and improved version of GMail.  The version’s goal is reportedly to raise customer satisfaction to 70 percent. Such a high satisfaction rate, particularly for a free email service would be very impressive.  Many internet […]

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Leopard Needs Patches

The security features introduced in Apple’s Leopard operating system need work. That’s according to security experts who have been putting the new version of Mac OS X through its paces, since the upgrade was introduced last Friday. Leopard introduces a number of important security features to the Mac, but they are often implemented incompletely, leaving […]

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4 to 7 More Years of Tax-Free Internet

The US Senate last night passed a bill that would extend the 1998 Internet Tax Freedom Act, which prohibits local governments from taxing Internet connections, for seven years. About two weeks ago the House of Representatives passed a similar measure that would extend the act for four years. Barring an unlikely presidential veto, this will […]

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Microsoft Update Strikes Again

Microsoft installed a resource hungry search application on thousands of PCs Wednesday, bringing them to a standstill, according to The Register on Thursday. It happened even though administrators had configured their systems not to use the search tool. The incident is the second in as many months where administrators thought they had locked down their […]

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