Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Google Releasing Social Search Functionality

October 21, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

Google Releasing Social Search Functionality

My good friend Dr. Thomas Ho made me aware of a development from Google this evening that I think will be pretty interesting if executed well. And let’s be honest, most of what Google does is done fairly well.

It appears that Google will be adding some social search functionality to their toolbox. Currently in development in the Google Labs, we’re told it should be coming publicly available soon.
The idea is that when you search, there will be results offered from those in your social networks as well. So, if you’re searching for images, you can bet that your friends …read more

Apple’s Magic Mouse is Simply… Magic!

October 21, 2009 by Juan Magdaraog  
Filed under Computers, Uncategorized

Apple’s Magic Mouse is Simply… Magic!

Apple announced iMacs, MacBooks and Mac Minis but the thing that caught my attention most is a small $69 device called the Magic Mouse.
I was never really a big fan of Apple’s mice. From the hockey puck one and all the mice in between up to the Mighty Mouse, I felt it was ok but there were far superior mice at a fraction of the cost.
The Magic Mouse is different… oh it’s so different. It looks sleek and it seems like it’s right out of a sci-fi movie. It’s in heart it’s still a mouse but it’s so much more. …read more

All New iMacs, MacBooks and Mac Minis

October 21, 2009 by Juan Magdaraog  
Filed under Computers

All New iMacs, MacBooks and Mac Minis

Hot on the heels of reporting one of its best quarters ever, Apple upped the ante by releasing all new iMacs, MacBook and Mac Minis.
Headlining the updates are the new iMacs. Now available in two sizes. A 21.5″ version as well as a massive 27″ model. Both models feature a 16:9 aspect ratio LED-backlit display that gives it stunning images. The new displays also feature a technology called in-plane switching or IPS that makes for great viewing at a wider angle. So even if you’re looking at the screen skewed it’s still manages to give a superb image.
The iMac isn’t …read more

Windows 7 Available on Thursday

October 19, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

Windows 7 Available on Thursday

The day is finally here for those of you waiting to ditch Microsoft Windows Vista for something other than having to downgrade to Windows XP. It’s been under development and was talked about almost minutes after Vista was launched.

My experience with Windows 7 has been pretty good. The interface is mostly like Vista, so it’s still taken a bit of getting used to in trying to find things and familiarize myself with the operating system. After spending so much time with Windows XP, there’s bound to be a learning adjustment there. I think it’s probably similar to the interface changes …read more

Using Snagit’s Auto-Email Features

October 18, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

Using Snagit’s Auto-Email Features

I expanded my knowledge and use of Snagit this weekend as I was helping someone else try to figure out a solution to one of their own computer problems. Did you know that Snagit has the ability to automatically send your screen capture to a specified email address?

Let’s say you want to automatically email some screen captures to a friend in a series of steps or events. You can specify all your basic email settings to be pre-populated in your default email program.

Recipient Name
Recipient Email
Message Subject
Message Text

You may wonder the types of situations you’d want to always email the same …read more

Everyone Needs a Smartphone, Including Dell

October 18, 2009 by Milo Riano  
Filed under Computers

Everyone Needs a Smartphone, Including Dell

Computers are getting smaller and smaller and such is the success of smart phones especially the Nokia N-series. Consumers want to be able to do productive work in the palm of their hand anytime of the day.
 
Dell is one of the largest computer vendors in the world and everyone was speculating that they should release their own Smartphone. The hardware giant has kept silent all these time dismissing reports of an upcoming smartphone.
Just recently, Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers has officially announced that they are releasing a smartphone sometime in 2010. Details have not yet been released whether …read more

I’m Surfing the Google Wave (or is it the Google OS?)

October 15, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

I’m Surfing the Google Wave (or is it the Google OS?)

I finally got my Google Wave invite and I’m already playing around with the interface. It’s kind of bad timing because I’ve got lots of stuff to do this evening, which didn’t include playing around with Google Wave. I like what I’m seeing so far.
As I play around with it I’m remembering the really long video I watched when I first heard about it, so the interface is sort of familiar. The basic concept imitates what we’re using to seeing in our email interfaces. A listing for folders and inbox type stuff, our contacts, message box and then a preview …read more

Aardvark Redesigns Website to Highlight Social Search

October 14, 2009 by Jason Bean  
Filed under Computers

Aardvark Redesigns Website to Highlight Social Search

I’ve been continuing to enjoy my experience and use of Aardvark as a social search tool and service. Most of my involvement has been as someone that’s trying to help others with their questions.

I was recently contacted by Aardvark’s CEO, Max Ventilla, who let me know that they would be redesigning their website to highlight and promote the functionality of social search.
Following in the footsteps of ChaCha and the KGB, Aardvark takes the power of people to supply the energy and momentum behind their search. One of the differences that I really like about Aardvark is that it’s just available …read more

A Good Time to Check out the Job Boards

October 14, 2009 by Milo Riano  
Filed under Computers

A Good Time to Check out the Job Boards

We have reported multiple times that the computer industry is in the rebound and as such, this is the best time to update your resume, post them on job boards like Monster.com, Dice.com and other job classified ads.

The tech companies who are on the rebound includes Intel, Asus, HP, Dell. Chuck Malloy from Intel who said in an interview with MaximumPC that they cannot save their way out of recession but rather spend their way out. Intel has increased demands as manufacturers like Asus, HP, Dell have made increases in their hardware manufacturing demands going into October and towards …read more

I am Excited on Buffalo USB 3.0

October 14, 2009 by Milo Riano  
Filed under Computers

I am Excited on Buffalo USB 3.0

I have previously written about the USB 3.0 format which was high speed and prime for video streaming (USB 3.0 for Video Streaming). The excitement for USB 3.0 continues and I am particularly waiting for Buffalo to release their Hard disk drives running on USB 3.0 before the end of the month.

Buffalo is one of the few companies I am loyal to for my hard disk usage as this company specializes in durable portable hard disks that can withstand rough travel usage. Buffalo is a company that has offices in Japan, USA, Germany, UK, Ireland and Taiwan and offer …read more

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