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Why AT&T Killed Google Voice

Earlier this month, Apple rejected an application for the iPhone called Google Voice. The uproar set off a chain of events—Google's CEO Eric Schmidt resigning from Apple's board, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigating wireless open access and handset exclusivity—that may finally end the 135-year-old Alexander Graham Bell era. It's about time.With Google Voice, you have one Google phone number that callers use to reach you, and you pick up whichever phone—office, home or cellular—rings. You can screen calls, listen in before answering, record calls, read ...

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New Logitech mice operate wherever

Logitech has launched a new range of laser mice that can work on glass or shiny surfaces. The new mice use two lasers rather than one to work on a variety of previously unusable surfaces. The first laser picks out imperfections in the surface of a tabletop while the second laser focuses on microscopic imperfections highlighted and uses those to direct the cursor.The technique, dubbed dark field microscopy, allows mice to be used on almost any surface, including glass as long as it is more than 4mm thick."Laptops have gained popularity in the last several years because of the freedom they ...

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I Reduce Traffic Jams

Alright, not completely true, but there is a new study that give this validity.Those who know me know I have a bit of a "heavy foot" - specifically, my right one.So the next time I cut you off in traffic, run a yellow light, or pass you in the emergency lane (ok, joking on that last one!) just remember it's for the common good :)Jerks actually reduce the risk of traffic jams: http://physicscentral.com/buzz/blog/index.cfm?postid=3414795237807494042SmartBox Web Marketing - Turnkey Local Online Advertising for Doctors & Professionals ...

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Mydoom Virus Variant to Wipe Your Hard Drive Friday

Several news sources are reporting that the tens of thousands of Microsoft Windows systems infected with the Mydoom worm and being used in an ongoing denial of service attack against US and S. Korean government Web sites will likely have their hard drives wiped of data come Friday. From The Washington Post's Security Fix blog, the malware is 'designed to download a payload from a set of Web servers. Included in that payload is a Trojan horse program that overwrites the data on the hard drive with a message that reads "memory of the independence day," followed by as many "u" characters as it ...

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7 Critical Secrets To Safe-Guarding Your Wireless Router

When you buy a wireless router it is not secure, and its default configuration will allow unwanted users that are in the vicinity of your router to connect your router and "steal" your wireless internet connection. They could also gain access to your PC's files and folders of data. Manufacturers leave the configuration "open" so that the user can easily set up the router and get it up and running quickly. However, there is a risk if the router is not secure.1) Change Admin password. Most wireless routers ship with a blank password. It is essential that this is changed or else a potential ...

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Jeez my computer died what do I do?

Computer problems are frustrating. Becoming frustrated during the troubleshooting process will only lead to more problems. So the important thing to do first is take a deep breath, think happy thoughts, and plan out your course of action. Have tools ready, restore disks and drivers. This will save you time and patience.read more | digg storySmartBox Web Marketing - Turnkey Local Online Advertising for Doctors & Professionals ...

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"Who Bought My Data?!"

Hundreds and hundreds of documents about government contracts,' were found on a hard drive purchased at a market in Ghana for the bargain basement price of $40, said Peter Klein, an associate professor with the University of British Columbia, who led an investigation into the global electronic waste business for the PBS show Frontline. The hard drive had belonged to US government contractor Northrop Grumman and in a made-for-TV ironic twist, 'some of the documents talked about how to recruit airport screeners and several of them even covered data security practices,' Klein said. 'Here were ...

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Windows 7 Licensing a "Disaster" For XP Shops

Enterprise licensing for Windows 7 could cause major headaches and add more cost to the Windows 7 migration effort, InfoWorld reports. Under the proposed license, businesses that purchase PCs with Windows 7 pre-installed within six months of the Oct. 23 launch date will be able to downgrade those systems to XP, and later upgrade back to Windows 7 when ready to migrate users.PCs bought after April 22, 2010, however, can only be downgraded to Vista — no help for XP-based organizations, which would be wise to wait 12 to 18 months before adopting Windows 7, so that they can test hardware and ...

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Microsoft to Release Record Setting Number of Critical Security Updates

Microsoft today issued 10 security updates that patched a record 31 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Excel, Word, Windows Search and other programs, including 18 bugs marked 'critical.' Of the 10 bulletins, six patched some part of Windows, while three patched an Office application or component, and one fixed a flaw in IE. The total bug count was the most patched by Microsoft in a single month since the company began regularly scheduled updates in 2003. The previous record of 26 vulnerabilities patched occurred in both August 2008 and August 2006.'This is a very broad bunch,' ...

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Microsoft to Excel Users: Wiggle Your Mouse

I don't usualy post comical things on my blog, I try to keep it informative and helpful, but this is just too funny to pass up.We've all heard of crazy "workarounds" as they're called - this one takes the cake.This is a workaround for a data import function into Microsoft Excel. What is Microsoft's grand solution if it locks up while you're attempting this? Wiggle your mouse.Method 2: Move Your Mouse Pointer loadTOCNode(3, 'workaround'); If you move your mouse pointer continuously while the data is being returned to Microsoft Excel, the query may not fail. Do not stop ...

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