We need these Web apps

On Thursday, I put out a call for new Web 2.0 application ideas, telling readers the two best (according to me) concepts would win the two complete Web 2.0 Expo passes I have to give away. And the results are in.

First, I have to say that several of the good ideas have already been done. There are already aggregation services, like PageOnce, that roll up data from personal sites such as banks and social networks. Continue reading

Windows 7 Upgrade Program shifts to June 26, 2009


TechARP has come up with a new revised schedule of Microsoft’s Windows7 Upgrade Program. The Upgrade Program shifts to an early date from June 28, 2009 to June 26, 2009 now.

According to the new schedule, end users who purchase PCs pre-installed with Vista between the dates June 26, 2009 to January 31, 2010 are eligible for a free Windows 7 upgrade. According to TechARP, this slight adjustment was done at the request of many OEMs to allow for better sales over the first weekend of the Program. Continue reading

Seagate unveils BlackArmor NAS with 8TB

Seagate on Tuesday kicked off the launch of a new network-attached storage line in the form of theBlackArmor 400 series. The array is built to provide automated backup over RAID for home and small offices that might not necessarily have the resources to support a professional system, even with as many as 50 users. It uses simple drive cradles to hold as much as 8TB of storage in four bays, sports a built-in status LCD and lets users access the array’s contents over the web without compromising the network’s core security. Continue reading

Quick and easy read and display PDF documents!

Perfect PDF Reader is a good alternative for Adobe Reader, it has also some more functions. You can export pages from PDF file as the images (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, Metafile) with different resolution. There is a possibility to fill forms and to save filled file. Continue reading

Properly secure your Cisco router with passwords



Why do you need to secure your router with passwords? The question you might ask is: Doesn’t the router already have default passwords? The answer is No, it doesn’t. There is no automatic password defense that comes with your router.

As a Cisco admin, this should be taken very seriously. It is so important and so easy to set up passwords. Continue reading

Microsoft 24 hours late with IE8 pwn protection





Just one day after a little-known hacker dazzled his peers by exploiting the latest version of Internet Explorer 8 beta, Microsoft added an important protection to the browser that probably would have prevented the attack.

The measure, which was added to last Thursday’s final release of IE8, restores so-called ASLR, or address space layout randomization, and DEP, or data execution prevention, to the Microsoft browser. Microsoft has more about that here. Continue reading

Google taps student developers for OSS





SINGAPORE–Google has opened applications for its Summer of Code open source coding program, and is reaching out to university students in the country to participate.

This is the fifth year the search giant is running the global program, which offers students stipends to write code for various open source software projects over a three-month period. Google said 150 open source organizations including The Linux Foundation, PHP and the Fedora Project are participating as mentors. Continue reading