Tag Archives: Software

System Information for Windows – siw.exe


Every once in a while, comes a cool application that becomes a must-have in your toolkit. I work on the road a lot and connect to many customers’ machines remotely as well. I very often need to know what hardware is in their machine and I don’t want to have to install any software on 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

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 7 ready for next year?


In a recent public appearance, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, announced that the next version of Windows, dubbed Windows 7, might be ready for next year. Windows 7 is the successor for Windows Vista and the original schedule was for about 3 years after the release of Vista. A 2009 release would mean almost a year Continue Reading

Mozilla Labs and Last.FM Contest

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There was a post on Mozilla Lab’s blog to announce that they have partnered with Last.FM to offer a prize package for the “Extend Firefox 3″ contest. They are looking for “the best new music-related Firefox Add-on that demonstrates excellence in user experience, innovativeness, and use of open standards“. The prize package includes a very Continue Reading

Photoshop Express in public beta phase

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These days, I’m wasting/spending a lot of time looking around for a bunch of applications and components built with Adobe Flex. I have been reading up quite a bit on this very promising framework and talked about the release of the most recent version of the builder. It’s not very surprising to find some of Continue Reading

SlySoft teases with Blu-ray protection

Recently the company SlySoft, based in Antigua, claims to have succeeded in breaking all barriers of protection of the new Blu-ray which, originally designers deemed as unbreakable for the next 10 years. SlySoft has issued a press release to this effect. If a new technology promises to be impenetrable; someone, somewhere will take on the Continue Reading

Mozilla Firefox 3 – Almost ready

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When it comes to browsers, I’m sort of split between the two sides: Internet Explorer or Firefox. I think Internet Explorer 6 was a pretty decent browser because it’s fast and doesn’t use too much system resources, but it’s certainly not the most compliant out there. This is probably the reason why so many people Continue Reading

Service Pack 1 for Vista is available

For those of you who have made the switch to Windows Vista, the long awaited Service Pack 1 is now available for download from Microsoft. It seems that, although SP1 is meant to fix bugs and make Vista a more stable environment, it also causes a few problems as well. This is to be expected Continue Reading

Microsoft will license Flash Lite for Windows Mobile

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There has been a bit of a gap between the connected PC browsing experience and the Mobile user experience in terms of web applications. Most applications which are available in a “mobile” version make use of standard web technologies, html, css, etc.. to be usable by mobile users on cell phones or other mobile devices. Continue Reading