Author Archives: Pascal Roy

Mint, the “online Quicken”

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I figured that since I was on a streak of writing about online applications, I might as well cover one of the most popular ones in recent news. Mint.com offers online banking and money management services to it’s users, and all of it for free. Only US banks and services are included at the moment. Continue Reading

Microsoft’s Online Software Services – The end of software as we know it?

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Those who know me already find me extremely annoying for it, but I have been saying for quite some time that the future of software is definitely in web-based applications. Many different variations on the terms have been used such as Software-as-a-Service(SaaS), web-based, or even subscription-based applications. The trend is easy to notice and more Continue Reading

Xobni and why Microsoft might buy it

it’s no secret that I like to try out new software and I love to review new web sites and applications. Xobni is no exception to that statement. If you are an Outlook user, then you must surely have heard of this little plugin that can completely change your user experience with your e-mail. “Xobni Continue Reading

HD-DVD is leaving the building

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Well, it certainly looks like HD-DVD will not be the standard for High-Definition media releases.  Paramount announced (about a week ago) that they will be dumping HD-DVD in favor of Blu-Ray and the scheduled releases are getting harder to find.  Paramount’s decision comes after Toshiba announced that they would no longer manufacture HD-DVD equipement.  Toshiba Continue Reading

One more reason to wait before moving to Windows Vista

When Microsoft released Windows Vista, everyone expected to upgrade and be happy about it. But moving from one operating system to another is never an easy task and many users have held back to see how it would go before trying it for themselves. This may have proven to be a good idea, but mostly Continue Reading

Google Sites, yet another Google App

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Google is very well known as a search engine, but avid fans also know that there is a lot more to Google than searching. One of the most interesting trends in the past year or so is certainly the migration of desktop applications to online versions of the same applications. Google released their web version Continue Reading

Restoring an image to different hardware

I have had the opportunity to try restoring a machine image on completely different hardware recently and I thought this could be very useful to many of you out there. Here is the situation: My client has a few servers and one of those is a Windows Small Business Server that was running on a Continue Reading

Yahoo! “Buzz” in testing phase

In the midst of a Microsoft/Yahoo! battle about the software giant’s wish to takeover, Yahoo! is still moving along as planned on many projects. One of these projects is the new Yahoo! Buzz, which is currently in a testing phase. “Yahoo! Buzz features the most popular stories right now, determined by people around the Web. Continue Reading

Adobe Flex Builder 3 is released

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This is perhaps more of interest for the developers out there, but it can be a very nice thing to know about if you are looking for a framework to build a new application. Version 2 was already fairly mature, but this new version removes many bugs and kinks to make for an excellent development Continue Reading

Welcome to Tech for Lunch!

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Welcome to the “Technology for Lunch” Blog!  Our aim is very simple.. to cover anything that has to do with technology and that might be of interest to our readers.  If you crave technology, work with it or if you are an enthusiast, you have come to the right place to get your fix. Please Continue Reading