Tag Archives: Software

Internet Explorer 8, New Features

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Yesterday, I looked at the new Internet Explorer 8, Beta 1 and mostly discussed the internal behavior and rendering capabilities. Today, I wanted to show you what some of the new features are in more detail. There are quite a few improvements, but many of them are “Features” that should have been there a long Continue Reading

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

Microsoft Online Portal

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

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

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

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

Tech for kidz

Most children will be introduced to a computer before age 3 which can be a very good thing. Many games offer important developmental skills such as listening, sequencing, visual memory and more! Some games encourage children to learn colours, shapes, counting, differences, letters, numbers, music/songs, patterns and sequences, phonics and vocabulary. Obviously the help of Continue Reading