Category Archives: Software

Transform your VHS tapes to DVD

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Pinnacle, a division of Avid (editing software used in television) offers a beautiful product to the general public, the Dazzle Video Creator Platinum. It allows you to simply capture images of your VHS and video cameras in your computer and then make montages to be transferred to DVD or video to the Internet. The software Continue Reading

Microsoft starts Vista SP1 automatic updates

Well, I discussed Windows Vista SP1 previously, and now Microsoft has turned on the deployment through automatic updates. This means that if you have automatic updates turned on to download and install automatically, you should be getting SP1 installed pretty soon. Naturally, the process will be progressive because of the many bugs that were found Continue Reading

Yahoo adds voice search for Mobile Services


Earlier this month, Yahoo! announced “Onesearch 2.0“. Onesearch is Yahoo’s search software for Internet connected mobile devices. The newly released version allows users to use voice commands to search the web. Now you can use your voice to get answers on your phone. With Yahoo! oneSearch™ with voice, it’s fast and easy to search for Continue Reading

Microsoft Office as a Subscription Service


Not too long ago, I covered the Microsoft Online Portal Solutions offering Exchange and Sharepoint capabilities as web services. Microsoft just announced that the Office suite will now also be a part of this approach. This is no surprise since Bill Gates mentioned that we would be seeing more and more of this from Microsoft Continue Reading

Quickbase – Quickbooks as a platform service


While we are in this line of thought, might as well cover another application that uses the Adobe Flex framework and that deals with financial data. I spoke about and in my last two posts, so this application is a bit more for developers, but could have some very interesting results for the Continue Reading

Free your Network Management with Spiceworks


I was very surprised when I came across this application about a week ago, that I had not heard about it earlier. I have seen and implemented a pretty good number of commercial “suites” that are supposed to be flawlessly integrated and offer everything you need out of the box. Truth be told, most of Continue Reading

Google Earth 4.3 is available


It’s no secret that I am a fan of Google’s impressive array of online applications and, when it comes to desktop applications, they do an excellent job as well. Google Earth is one of those applications and an even more impressive one if you stop and think about the massive amounts of information that are Continue Reading

Windows XP Service Pack 3 Release Dates

According to Neowin, the long awaited Service Pack 3 for Windows XP is almost here. Although unconfirmed by Microsoft just yet, the dates would be the following: April 14, 2008: Support becomes available for the release version of SP3 April 21, 2008: OEMs, Volume License, Connect, MSDN and TechNet April 29, 2008: Microsoft Update, Windows Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 4

This is the fourth part of my review of the new features in Windows Server 2008. Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS7) IIS has been pretty much the same old service for quite some time and now comes a much needed update with Server 2008. IIS7 is a robust solution for web hosting and application development Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 3

This is the third part of my review of the new features in Windows Server 2008. Network Access Protection (NAP) Network Access Protection is one of my favorite new features of Server 2008 because I’ve been in a few companies which asked specifically for such a functionality. There are third-party applications that allow this and Continue Reading