Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Browser Review: Flock

Hey Everybody,

I have just downloaded a new browser. It is not as slick as Firefox or Safari but it has one killer feature that will make it seem cool. It allows you to have in the sidebar most of the popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Digg, Twitter, YouTube, Pownce, and many more.It has a list of all the sites on there site at flock.com but it will work will most of the popular sites. Also you can set it up with blogging sites such as Blogger, Wordpress and even your own self-hosted blog. I am using the feature to post right now. I would give this browser a 8.5/10 because it is a great way to stay connected to everyone but the side bar does take a lot of space and at times I thought it was a little slow. But overall if you are the person who is constantly checking Twitter, Facebook, and publishing to blogs then you should download this and give it a try!



A quick note is that it is powered by Mozilla that is the same engine that powers Firefox.

Monday, May 26, 2008

WWDC 2008 Comming Soon!

All Apple fans including myself are waiting for the upcoming WWDC 2008 on June 9-12. There are many rumors like always, but some of the major rumors are 3G iPhone and mac Book Pro updates. The 3G iPhone is almost proven by many articles, sources, and other information online.
Apple says its going to be a Land Mark event in more than one way. Hopefully that means many new updates and products. Lets keep our fingers crossed for good updates!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Vista Tip: How To turn off UAC

Now grant it ,UAC is there for a reason for safety. It can come in handy by saving you from opening something that you may have not opened or may have came from a virus , but lets face it , It's Annoying as hell! I mean come on If i wanna move a certain file to a recycling bin do you really have to black out my screen followed by the pop-up ??? Anyhow this video pretty much explains it all.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Top 5 : Customize Software

Well another new blog series known as the Top 5 pretty straight forward my top 5 apps,gadgets etc on whatever topic.

Today's Topic
My Top 5: Customize Software

Usually pertaining to Windows software , just as the mac already has such things as docks etc...

Anyhow lets jump right in

1-5 *1 being the best and so forth*

1- Windows Blinds

The ultimate skinning software developed by the company "Stardock" which has many more customize apps that'll be mentioned in this list. A very great application that costs some $$$ though is much worth it plus a gallery of an online database that expands the possibilities.

2- Object Dock

Now when Mac OSX released the dock and revolutionized the desktop and cleaned up less clutter from the desktop as well as replaced the scattered icons etc. Though on the windows side stardock does it again developing a great customize app that gives a great feel to windows grant it , it's not the osx dock but good enough for windows that has a free and pro version.

3-Firefox Themes

Now yeah browser themes count as customize software and from the old days of ie 5 and 6 firefox, really revolutionized the browser world with it's themes and skins for the browser with yet again a huge online database/gallery.

4- Google Desktop Widgets/etc

Now google has really develop a great Desktop pack of widgets and gadgets packed with tool bars and more to really organize the desktop and pack it with features though it's a little bloated for my taste , but none the less powerful.

5-Log on Studios XP/Vista

Who ever said you can't customize your logon screen yeah even something as basic and sometimes dull log on screen can be pimped out! Now despite the different features etc within vista's and xp version of logon studios the fact of the matter is IT CUSTOMIZES your logon screen and does a awesome job.

*Honorable Customize Apps*

SCRPAper (Screen Paper)- Allows your screen saver to act as a desktop background while working foreground behind windows.

BootSkin- Allow you to customize and change the boot screen of windows.

YodM3d- A Desktop app that allows you to have virtually 4 desktops , virtual desktops that is with a awesome interface. Now a paid app thought there is some older versions out there for free.

Well that concludes it for now all the links will be posted up tommorow


Monday, May 12, 2008

How to Set a Master Password within Firefox

This video tutorial covers firefox security tip dealing with passwords and how to set a Master Password

Video says it all so enjoy!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Google search trick

Try searching "find chuck Norris" In the Google search bar, then click I'm feeling lucky, and see what comes up. If you're too lazy to search for it just click on the picture and it has all the funny information Highlighted.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Firefox Tips for Speed & Performance

Speed up Firefox. If you have a broadband connection (and most of us do), you can use pipelining to speed up your page loads. This allows Firefox to load multiple things on a page at once, instead of one at a time (by default, it’s optimized for dialup connections). Here’s how:

- Type “about:config” into the address bar and hit enter. Type “network.http” in the filter field, and change the following settings (double-click on them to change them):
- Set “network.http.pipelining” to “true”
- Set “network.http.proxy.pipelining” to “true”
- Set “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” to a number like 30. This will allow it to make 30 requests at once.
- Also, right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it “nglayout.initialpaint.delay” and set its value to “0″. This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.

Limit RAM usage. If Firefox takes up too much memory on your computer, you can limit the amount of RAM it is allowed to us. Again, go to about:config, filter “browser.cache” and select “browser.cache.disk.capacity”. It’s set to 50000, but you can lower it, depending on how much memory you have. Try 15000 if you have between 512MB and 1GB ram.

Reduce RAM usage further for when Firefox is minimized. This setting will move Firefox to your hard drive when you minimize it, taking up much less memory. And there is no noticeable difference in speed when you restore Firefox, so it’s definitely worth a go. Again, go to about:config, right-click anywhere and select New-> Boolean. Name it “config.trim_on_minimize” and set it to TRUE. You have to restart Firefox for these settings to take effect.