Month: February 2008 (Page 1 of 3)

Windows XP Service Pack 3 RC2 Download Links

Windows XP Service Pack 3 RC2 (Release Candidate 2) was released by Microsoft on February 6th, 2008. Windows XP SP3 RC 2 has the build version of 3300, and has increased the availability of localized languages editions. Instead of just 5 editions of different languages for earlier service pack betas, XP SP3 RC2 is released in 7 different languages – English, Japanese, German, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish and Simplified Chinese.
The milestone RC2 version 3300 build release of XP SP3 (service read more

Use Outlook to Ship Packages with FedEx QuickShip

FedEx QuickShip is a freeware Microsoft Outlook toolbar that integrates your Outlook address book with FedEx shipments. That means creating a new shipment is as easy as clicking Ship, and choosing your contact’s name from your address book. You can also track packages, check shipping rates, schedule pickups, find FedEx locations, and more with the FedEx toolbar. If you do a lot of shipping at work, and Outlook is your go-to email client, the QuickShip toolbar is a must-have. Click here to download read more

Smart Personal Safety Device Tracks Users with GPS and Cellular Network

Aerotel Medical System, an Israel based company specializing in telemedicine and telecare solutions has just unveiled a new series of personal safety devices targeting for senior citizen as well as for children. There are two models being released – GeoSkeeper with GPS (Global Positioning System) assisted enhanced security features and Skeeper with entry level safety functions.
In terms of functionality, both are quite similar except GeoSkeeper has advanced features utilizing GPS technology read more

AT&T Offers Free Wi-Fi Access At Starbucks

AT&T and Starbucks have jointly announced plans to offer a mix of free and paid Wi-Fi service at more than 7,000 company-operated Starbucks locations across the United States. According to the company, the Starbucks Card holders can enjoy up to two hours of free Wi-Fi service per day at Starbucks stores, while AT&T’s broadband Internet customers and Starbucks employees can enjoy unlimited free Wi-Fi Internet access, starting this spring.

“People want to stay connected to their world read more

Yahoo! Rejects Microsoft Bid and Invites Google Bid

Microsoft made an offer to buy Yahoo!, but over the weekend Yahoo! rejected the offer saying they believe their stock is worth another $12 billion. However, last week as news hit the stock market Microsoft’s share value declined about the same price as they bid for Yahoo! Microsoft offered half cash, and half stock in their bid. Yahoo! is worried about retaining control over the new company, and Microsoft has said the MSN brand would be replaced by the Yahoo! brand, but Yahoo! still believes read more

Mozilla Firefox Has Released 2.0.0.12 to Fix Security Holes

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12 has been released to fix both technical and security issues. Below is a list of some of the issues fixed with this release:

MFSA 2008-11 Web forgery overwrite with div overlay

MFSA 2008-10 URL token stealing via stylesheet redirect

MFSA 2008-09 Mishandling of locally-saved plain text files

MFSA 2008-08 File action dialog tampering

MFSA 2008-06 Web browsing history and forward navigation stealing

MFSA 2008-05 Directory traversal via chrome: URI

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MAXRoam Offers Pay as You Go international Roaming with a SIM Card

You have probably heard of pay as you go phones, but there is also another option. MAXRoam is a reduced rate pre-paid SIM card that lets you add multiple numbers to the same SIM. For example, you could have a SIM card with four international numbers in Spain, Poland, Germany, and the US, all working seamlessly in almost any phone. It basically lets locals call you at local rates, and you can make calls at almost local rates when in country.
The card costs 29.99 euro with a 5 euro call credit read more

iWave Cube Portable Microwave

The iWave Cube portable microwave measures one cubic foot (about the size of a Kleenex box), and weighs just 12 pounds. The iWave Cube comes in black, red or silver, and retails for $130, but you still need to plug it in. If you’ve got a generator you can impress your friends, when you use your iWave microwave to warm up some hot chocolate rather than firing up the camp stove.

Collaborate with Co-Workers Using Google Apps Team Edition – Video

Google has made available Google Apps, which allows co-workers at school, or a workplace, to share files, and it’s now free. Google Apps Team Edition designed to implement Google Apps collaboration with nothing more than a set of work email addresses. Once you sign up with Google Apps Team Edition, you and your co-workers can collaborate using Google Docs, Gcal, Gtalk, and a Google Start Page to bring it all together. There’s no Gmail integration since you’re using your work emails, but read more

Save Files as PDF or XPS in Microsoft Office 2007

Adobe Acrobat used to be required to save files into a PDF (Portable Document Format), but now Microsoft Office 2007 can do it for free, and it can also save files in the less popular XPS (XML Paper Specification) format. The following Office programs can save in PDF and XPS, but only Word will be used for this how-to tutorial:

Microsoft Office Access 2007

Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007

Microsoft Office OneNote 2007

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

Microsoft Office Publisher read more

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