Update prevents XP Repair

A silent update that Microsoft deployed widely in July and August is preventing the repair feature of Windows XP from completing successfully. Ever since the Redmond company’s recent download of new support files for Windows Update, users of XP’s repair function have been unable to install the latest 80 patches from Microsoft. Accounts of conflicts […]

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YouTube Video Advertising

Search engine and internet giant Google has announced a new kind of video advertising format for YouTube to begin next year. Google acquired the video sharing website last year for $1.65 billion, predicting that video would be the next big thing in internet advertising. Now Google’s Patrick Walker has revealed that the company is working […]

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Firefox 3 Alpha

Mozilla Corp. updated the preview of Firefox 3.0 to alpha 8 Thursday, unveiling for the first time to users several security features it’s talked up for months. Among the security provisions debuting in the new alpha of “Gran Paradiso,” the code name for Firefox 3.0, are built-in anti-malware warnings and protection against rogue extension updates, […]

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Google Sued

A Pennsylvania crusader has slapped Google with a $5bn lawsuit, claiming that the world’s largest search engine is endangering his personal safety. With a suit filed in federal court, Dylan Stephen Jayne insists that the company is guilty of “crimes against humanity” because its name turns up when his social security number is scrambled and […]

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Belgium for Sale

Currently an auction is running on the U.S. eBay site for Belgium, much to the chagrin of Belgians who may not want to move. Note that eBay shut the same auction down on the Belgian eBay site, but they apparently didn’t get around to shutting this one down. However, knowing eBay, the auction will probably […]

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Google Software Suite

Google Inc. has expanded its online suite of office software to include a business presentation tool similar to Microsoft Corp.’s popular PowerPoint, adding the latest twist in a high-stakes rivalry. The Mountain View-based company planned to unveil the presentation software late Monday, about five months after Chief Executive Eric Schmidt announced Google would add the […]

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Microsoft Forces Windows Updates

Microsoft has begun patching files on Windows XP and Vista without users’ knowledge, even when the users have turned off auto-updates. Many companies require testing of patches before they are widely installed, and businesses in this situation are objecting to the stealth patching. In recent days, Windows Update (WU) started altering files on users’ systems […]

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Run Microsoft Update in Firefox

IE Tab is a Firefox extension that lets you switch between Firefox and IE rendering. Once installed, you can easily use it to run Microsoft Update in Firefox. According to Mozilla’s website, the IE Tab works with Firefox versions 1.5 through 3.0a5. To install IE Tab click here. Enjoy!

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Windows LiveWriter BETA 3

Microsoft has released the third public BETA of its Windows Live Writer blogging application. The program is available as a standalone download or as part of the new Windows Live unified installer which will throw so many Microsoft applications on your machine you’ll think the company owns you. Here’s what’s new in the latest BETA […]

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Free Online Photoshop

While it’s still a teaser at the moment, John Nack (senior product manager for Photoshop) has confirmed the development of Photoshop Express. It’s a free online photo editor that’s not meant to replace Adobe’s current offerings, but “make Adobe imaging technology immediately accessible to large numbers of people.” And from the screenshot here you can […]

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