Monday, December 31, 2007

Google Toolbar 5 for IE is Here!

googletoolbar

Check out the newest Google toolbar for Internet Explorer with these new features:
  • Add gadgets to your Toolbar to view your favorite content from any site.
  • Fill out web forms with a click and even keep multiple profiles, with improved AutoFill.
  • Access your Toolbar from any computer by saving your settings online.
  • Clip content as you browse the web with Google Notebook, now integrated with Toolbar.
Get it here.

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Microsoft Has a New Download Site

Microsoft Download Center

Preeeezenting, the new Microsoft Download Center! This preview version has a more convenient layout than the current one and requires Silverlight (which you ought to have anyway).

Microsoft Download Center Beta

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

New Computer for Christmas? You Need the PC Decrapifier!

decrapifyer

Unless you built it yourself, chances are good that you (or your relative who knows next to nothing about anything made since 1982) brought home a new machine infested with crapplications. Those are software apps that you neither need nor want. Then why are they there? Simple. Because companies pay your PC maker to put them on their new computers in the hope that rubes will pay for them when the trial periods run out. Comes PC Decrapifier to the rescue.

I recently helped my college senior son pick out a new laptop at Best Buy. The sales person tried like heck to get us to pay for their "antivirus/antispyware" recovery disk. You can easily burn your own recovery disk, and you can download and install excellent antispyware and antivirus apps for nothing! What's even more annoying, however, is the enormous number of crapplications that come with your new machine. Like what? Like Norton "free trials," AOL offers, and stupid games aplenty.

To get rid of all this wastage, get PC Decrapifier and have a nice, clean, new PC experience.

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Grab Yahoo Messenger for Vista Preview!

Yahoo Messenger for Vista Preview

If you are like me (and who is, but anyway, you might be the type who has to try anything new), check out the live preview of Yahoo Messenger for Vista.

Yahoo Messenger for Vista Preview


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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Fastest Online Dictionary: Definr

definr

When reading or creating a document you come across a word whose meaning eludes you. Perhaps the reason for your ignorance is the fact that the word is not in English. You can't be blamed for that, can you? In any case, you need a definition, and you need it now. Check out Definr, billed as an "incredibly fast dictionary." It translates words and phrases before you have time to say, "What the hell does this mean?"

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