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Firefox 2.0: Does it compete with Internet Explorer?

October 27th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Mozilla has launched its newest Internet browser, Firefox 2.0, to the market.  Its focus is to streamline the previous version 1.5 for faster and easier Internet searching.  Its biggest competitor is Internet Explorer 7. The new browser has a different interface with glowing 3-D buttons on the tool bar. There is more manipulation on the…

Can’t open attachments in Outlook Express?

October 26th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Having problems opening attachments in Outlook Express?  With Outlook Express 6, Microsoft has added an additional feature to prevent customers from infecting their machines with viruses. Any e-mail attachment with a file type that is reported as “unsafe” is not downloaded, and access to the attachment is removed.  If you receive this error message when…

Microsoft Vista discount!

October 25th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

For those folks who would like to buy a new computer, but cannot wait for Microsoft Vista to come out, there is a discount for you.  Specifically, if you buy a new computer that is Vista-capable between October 26 – March 15, 2006, you will receive a discount or free discount from Windows XP to Vista,…

The first 750GB Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda

October 24th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

A mere decade ago, 1-Gbyte hard drives—considered state-of-the-art at the time—were priced at nearly $1,000.  Fast forward 10 years, and Seagate has introduced its 750-Gbyte hard drive, the Barracuda 7200 RPM 750 GB, for $590. This means that the same 1 Gbyte of storage space of yesteryear now costs less than $1. Seagate’s timing is…

Sony, Fujitsu, Gateway, and Toshiba battery recall!

October 23rd, 2006 by Joe Silverman

It is battery recall mania!  First, Dell and now the rest: Sony, Fujitsu, Gateway, and Toshiba. Late Monday, October 23, 2006, Sony revealed that it voluntarily recalled about 340,000 rechargeable, lithium ion notebook computer batteries.  These batteries are sold in the following laptops:  Sony, Fujitsu, Gateway, and Toshiba.  To find out if your laptop is affected and…

How will you decorate your computer for Halloween?

October 22nd, 2006 by Joe Silverman

   Decorating your pumpkin with the typical triangle eyes can get dull.  Why not geek up your pumpkin this year?!  There are 2 ways. 1.  Take some old, non-used computer parts and carve them into this year’s pumpkin.  It is very easy to take an old keyboard, mouse, or monitor and carve into or through…

Google buys YouTube: GooTube!

October 21st, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Google bought YouTube. But, what exactly is YouTube and is it worth the $1.65 billion Google bought it for? YouTube is a popular free video sharing web site which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. It is arguably the industry-equivalent of Napster when songs were able to be downloaded for free. Now, a…

Is your computer Microsoft Vista ready?

October 20th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Windows Vista, the new Microsoft operating system, is slated for early 2007.  Does your current computer have what it takes to run Vista?  Below are the necessary requirements: A Windows Vista Capable PC includes at least: A modern processor (at least 800MHz). 512 MB of system memory. A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable.…

Best of both worlds: Windows on a Mac!

October 7th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

If you’re having difficulty making the jump from the PC world to Mac, there is an easy way to bridge the gap.  You can install software that allows you to run Windows on a Mac.  This way, you can enjoy the seamless, clean graphical look of a Mac and not have to learn a whole new…

Stay away from free music downloads

October 4th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

The best things in life are for free. Well, except when it comes to free music. Free download sites like Kazaa and Limewire prove free songs, but you might get unwanted surprises as well. For instance, you might receive spyware and viruses with your download. Also, the download is at your risk so that it…