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Google’s New Look and Google+

You’ve probably noticed that on nearly all Google pages, the bar along the top is now black or dark gray. This is just the beginning of a complete makeover that Google is going through. On search results pages you’ll see that the stuff in the side bar is revamped and if you use Google Calendar […]

Awesome marriage between Dropbox and uTorrent

There is a simple little thing you can do with Dropbox and uTorrent that makes everything just a tiny bit cooler. It’s really a small thing but easily outweighs itself in awesomeness. In summary, it’s telling uTorrent to automatically load torrent files from a Dropbox folder. This will allow you to remotely add files to […]

Remove Crap from a rooted Android phone

I read this article this morning on Lifehacker and thought it was worth re-posting. In retrospect it is so simple but, God, I’m thankful that I found this- hence the pass-it-forward. As you may have deducted from the title you’ll need to root your Android phone. Actually, as a standard rule, you should root your […]

Sandbox a directory using php.ini

There can be any number of reasons you would want to “Sandbox” a directory on your web server. If you’re hosting multiple websites you would want to make sure that any problems with one wouldn’t affect any of the others, or if you have an interactive part of your website where users are allowed to […]

Dropbox: 5 Things You Should Know

Dropbox is an incredibly useful utility for synchronizing, backing up, and sharing files between your computers, friends, and coworkers. Whether you run multiple computers or just a single machine, there are a ton of uses for Dropbox, making it a necessity for any computer user. Here are 5 things you should know about Dropbox. 1. […]

1 Super Feature in the New Facebook Pages

Facebook has just upgraded their pages layout and system to catch up with the recently rolled out profile layouts. You now have your recent photos along the top, the wall/info/photos/links/etc bit is now on the left-hand side underneath the picture- exactly like regular people pages. All of this will surely kick up a little shitstorm […]

Twitter for Android Updates to 2.0

And, do I care? Not really. I must admit that I still need to try it out, but the original Twitter for Android has left quite a bad aftertaste. Syncing with your contact list was buggy. The UI was counter-intuitive. Opening up the app didn’t send you to your timeline (this new version apparently does), […]

Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 First Look

This morning Mozilla officially released the first beta for Firefox 3.6. Man! It’s quick! It’s that quicky responsive feeling like you get in chrome. Very nice. After I installed this version of Firefox, the first thing I noticed was ALL my extensions were incompatible. This reminded me how much I actually depend on them- my […]

Windows 7 Screenshot Tour

Just 2-3 weeks until Microsoft’s servers will have their bandwidth capacities tested for the second time as they release their official release candidate build of Windows 7. It’s been a few months now with round about 1 million people (probably loads more) are running pre-release versions of Win7, and much has been said for and […]

Windows 7 Build 7077 is RC?

Everyday we get a little bit closer to the release candidate for Microsoft’s Windows 7. This will be the last release before the official market release, but beta-testers (free-loaders?) will get to use this pre-market release even after the market release has come out. Perhaps you are one of those, and perhaps you are already […]