Archive for February, 2005
Google has added yet another offering to its long list of custom Web searches: movie reviews. By including the “movie:” operator within a search query, Google brings up organized reviews of a flick from across the Web. The new service even calculates a movie’s combined rating out of five stars.
For the forgetful, Google can pull up movie reviews simply based on plot details or famous lines.
Google has also created dedicated pages for each movie, which give an overview of reviews and allow for searching of related terms, such as actors in the film. Much like its Google News service, the search giant indexes the review and displays its source and critic, along with a snippet of text.
If that was not enough, enter in your zip code for showtime in your area.
Genuine Microsoft Software
Users of genuine Windows XP operating systems are invited to take advantage of special offers including FREE Winter Fun Pack 2004 for Windows XP, Photo Story 3 for Windows, and other promotions and discounts.
PD9 Software, Inc.: ”
current version: 2.1
A complete, fully featured ASP website system. Includes an extremely powerful forum, calendars, polls, and photo albums. Best of all, it’s completely free! Find out why MegaBBS is one of the fastest growing ASP messaging portals available today.”
Microsoft made a major miscalculation by waiting so long to release a new version of Internet Explorer. FireFox has the fastest adoption rate of any browser ever created. If Microsoft does not get a better, faster, and more secure browser out soon, FireFox will take a major lead in market.
Unlike most people, I think the reason people are making the switch is not security, but features. One feature mainly.. Tabs. Extensions are great, security is fine, but ease is king. FireFox is just easy to use, and renders very quick. Internet Explorer 6 is a fine browser and I still use it from time to time for the New Google Toolbar, but I live in FireFox.
I was glad to hear that Microsoft will be releasing a beta version of IE 7 for XP2 this summer. Details are few and far between, but I expect tabs and built-in anti-spyware are in IE’s future.
Available free in beta at Toolbar.google.com, the downloadable software lets people search the Web from a static box on the Internet Explorer Web browser and block annoying pop-up ads.
Check your spelling whenever you type in web forms
Translate English words into other languages
|AutoLink (US only)
Turn street addresses into links to online maps
Version 3 of the software also lets people automatically check their spelling in Web forms; translate words in English into several languages; and add Web links to certain plain text. For example, an address could be enhanced with a hypertext link to its location on a map, with the click of a button on the toolbar
XM willm be in real trouble if Sirius pulls this off. Mel Karmazin, chief executive officer of Sirius Satellite Radio, has had discussions with Apple about incorporating satellite radio into iPods, although there is currently no interest in adding such a feature.
Mr Karmazin told a conference in New York that Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple Computer, currently did not believe iPod users needed anything other than the ability to download thousands of songs.
XM has the MyFi portable player, but it has real limitations. Only 5 hours of music, and you can cant sync it with your music collection. iPod is the king of MP3 players, now they might become the king of Sattelite music also.
Web search leader Google Inc. on Tuesday released a new map service that helps users get driving directions and search for restaurants and other businesses.
The roll-out comes amid a flurry of new Web search-related products and features from Google and its rivals. The Google test service uses map data from digital mapping companies TeleAtlas and Navteq, according to the site at maps.google.com
Google competitors Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. for several years have offered services that provide maps and driving directions. In October, Google bought Keyhole Corp., which provides mapping services based on satellite and aerial images. “
PhoneSpelling.com – What does your phone number spell?: Enter your phone number and see what words and phrases it spells.
Microsoft Download Center: Download Notifications
Microsoft has made it easier for you to stay up-to-date with the latest drivers, trial software, service packs, and more from the Microsoft Download Center.
They save you time finding the downloads you need to keep your Microsoft products up-to-date. Sign up for our Download Notifications service, and each week there are new downloads available in the categories you select, Microsoft will send you a customized e-mail notification listing them.
The command line is a powerful, and often ignored, tool included in Windows XP.
Command-line tools must be run at the prompt of the Cmd.exe command interpreter. To open Command Prompt, click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK. For a full list of command lines goto the Microsoft Windows XP – Command-line reference A-Z.
#tvtorrents @ EFnetSay you added a new Season Pass to your TiVo for some celebrity poker show, that bumped off “The Bachelorette” from you TiVo’s ToDo list. In some relationships this is enough to call in the Lawyers.
Some of the bigBrains out there have turned to Torrents to save the day. TorrentSpy.com has been a great site, and now there www.TvTorrents.ws . Take a look, and read the disclaimer.