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Vista SP1 launched tomorrow?

3/18/2008 |

Windows Vista SP1


According to Amazon.com Windows Vista Service Pack 1 will be launched online tomorrow (March 18).

Or buy the current versions of Windows Vista now, then update to SP1 online–free of charge–when the new versions are released on March, 18, 2008.

I guess we will know for sure in a couple of hours…

Announcing Windows Vista with SP1 [Amazon.com]

Reclaim your screen space

3/16/2008 |

Firefox toolbars


After you have installed a couple of toolbars and widgets in Firefox your top bar probably looks a bit like this one – or maybe even worse. Here is a quick guide how to reclaim your screen space and maximize the viewing area in Firefox. Neat.

Get Back your Screen Space: Maximize Firefox Viewing Area [makeuseof.com]

Vista SP1 toilet paper

3/16/2008 |

Vista SP1 toilet paper


I am not sure if this is an official marketing campaign from Microsoft but there is obviously some kind of toilet paper out in Japan that basically lists all new features coming in the first service pack for Windows Vista. Holy crap.

Vista SP1, SP1 toilet paper hit japan [Engadget]

Firefox 3 – lean and mean

3/12/2008 |

Graphs showing memory usage of IE7, Firefox 2 and Firefox 3


I am pretty sure that this graph is rendered to make IE7 look extra bad (I would actually guess that the green line would be Firefox 2 if I didn’t know the correct answer) – but we all know that opening new tabs in your browser is a memory killer for your computer. The good news is that the Firefox 3 team is working hard on making some significant improvements in the memory usage area as the graph from the tests above show you clear and loud.

Firefox 3 Memory Usage [blog.pavlov.net]

Dropbox

3/11/2008 |

Dropbox screenshot

It is a bit too slick to be true but the demo looks absolutely amazing. Dropbox is a new startup company from a couple of MIT computer science alums and it looks really promising! Basically it’s a really beautiful solution for sharing files online, with a group, between computers or whatever your need is. It got 3000 diggs in just a few hours so I guess I’m not the only one who liked their demo.

getdropbox.com
via [digg]

iPhone & iPod touch SDK

3/6/2008 | 5

iPhone SDK

Today Apple held the press conference covering the new iPhone software development kit. The good news is that it looks really promising (check out what EA accomplished to create in just a week or two after the jump) and the bad news is that the big update won’t be out until late june – although a beta of the SDK kit was launched today. Engadget did a great live coverage of the press event:

Live from Apple’s iPhone SDK press conference [Engadget]

Firefox 3 Beta 3

2/13/2008 |

Firefox 3 Beta 3

My favorite browser is Firefox and I really like the latest in the series – Firefox 3. Today Mozilla launched the latest version, beta 3, containing approximately 1300 individual changes from the previous beta. Stability and performance have been enhanced dramatically and I think it looks very promising! The download is around 7MB and Firefox 3 Beta 3 is available in more than 30 languages for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Great stuff.

Firefox 3 Beta 3 Release Notes [mozilla.com]

Apple TV 2.0 – review

2/13/2008 |

Apple TV 2.0 - review

Yesterday we told you that Apple TV v.2.0 is out and today I just like to pop a link to a nice review of the new software complete with a bunch of screenshots. The part I found the most interesting is where they describe the quality of the high definition movie rentals:

If we had to scale the HD movie picture quality of HD on a scale where Blu-ray is a 10, HD cable is a 7 and VHS is a 1, this would be about a 5.

I was hoping for a 8 or 9…but at the time we will get movie rentals here in Sweden they might have improved the quality.

Apple TV 2.0 Review [Gizmodo]

Blocking of Pirate Bay increased traffic

2/12/2008 |

The Jesper Bay

The Danish government have forced some of their ISPs to block the connections to the famous Swedish bittorrent site the Pirate Bay, and the only thing that led to was even more Danish traffic…in fact the blocking increased the traffic with 12 percent. The main reason for this was of course all the media attention plus the fact that a lot of Danish users switched to OpenDNS (where nothing is blocked).

Pirate Bay to IFPI: Danish ban has led to even more traffic [arstechnica.com]
The Jesper Bay – Sådan kommer du udenom spærringen af The Pirate Bay [thejesperbay.org]

Skype PSP – hands on

1/31/2008 |

Hands-on with Skype PSP

Today the PSP firmware update containing the new Playstation Portable Skype application was released. It looks pretty good and Kotaku.com has published a nice video with some hands on experience of the new application.

Hands-on with Skype PSP [Kotaku.com]