January 31, 2010 | Digital Devices

Apple iPad

Steve Jobs revealed Apple tablet computer, dubbed the iPad, in a ceremony at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.

Here’s a rundown of its specs and coverage around the web.

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January 30, 2010 | Digital Security

backupify-logo

These days many people prefer to have their applications in the cloud, instead of hosting them by themselves.

For example, people who use Gmail prefer accessing e-mail through a web browser instead of downloading their e-mail and viewing it with an e-mail program.

But what happens if Google loses your e-mail? The answer, for some, might be Backupify, a new cloud backup service.

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January 29, 2010 | Digital Security

Visa

It seems that, anymore, Visa is increasingly encouraging credit cardholders to use their “Verified by Visa” program, in which you’re supposed to enter a secret code to confirm that it’s really you using a credit card number.

The problem is, it’s insecure.

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January 28, 2010 | Blogging

Graffiti

The technology blog, TechCrunch–which runs on WordPress, was hacked for the second time in 24 hours.

It’s unclear who exactly it was that did the hacking, or how they did it.

But what is clear is that you should take the following basic precautions on your own WordPress blog:

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January 27, 2010 | HowTo

Miro Windows Install: Main Window

I covered installing Miro on Windows the other day.

Miro is a free and open source podcast downloader and viewer. But did you know you can also download and view torrents in Miro?

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January 26, 2010 | Interesting Web Sites

Medicine

There are a lot of different websites out there for patients to get medical information that once was only accessible by doctors and other healthcare providers. This has led to a plethora of information disseminated throughout the internet right into the hands of patients themselves. How do you know which sites to trust? How do you know which sites are accurate?

A review of three medical sites by a medical student.

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January 25, 2010 | Software and Downloads

Miro Windows Install: Main Window

Miro is a free and open source podcast viewer for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Here’s a run-through of the installation process for Windows so you know what to expect before you start.

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January 24, 2010 | Blogging

WordPress

Matt Mullenweg recently posted the first blog entry at http://wordpressfoundation.org/ , which is the website of the newly created WordPress Foundation. The WordPress Foundation is a legally-constituted 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This puts WordPress on a solid base as far as being available far into the future on a free and open-source basis. I think this [...]

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January 23, 2010 | Software and Downloads

Twitter

The Tarangana blog has a great post about the top 10 Twitter clients for Windows.
Just about all are free, and many are open-source, too.

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January 22, 2010 | HowTo

Technorati

Once you’ve signed up for a Technorati account, you should claim your blog. Claiming your blog allows you to use Technorati tags to drive traffic to your blog from Technorati, which is the biggest blog search engine and aggregation site on the Internet. Before Technorati associates a given blog on the Internet with your Technorati [...]

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