Monthly Archives: March 2007

Microsoft’s Brian Peek Releases “April Fools’ Day” Application

  First Brian released his Halloween prank involving "dripping animated blood down a victim’s screen". Now Brian unleashes an April Fool’s Day prank that wait until the assigned time and then runs one of two (or both!) effects:  Desktop Zoom In/Out … Continue reading

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Photoshop Preview Handler for Windows Vista

  "The Code Project" has released a preview handler for Adobe Photoshop (PSD) files. Not only is the program free — the programmerr Rajesh Lai shows you "How he did it!"  (Thanks Quartz!)   –> Download Adobe Photoshop Preview Handler for … Continue reading

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Apple Updates Boot Camp for Mac to Support Windows Vista

  Apple’s Boot Camp 1.2 beta contains several updates and is intended for all new and previous Boot Camp beta users. Boot Camp 1.2 beta includes:   Support for Windows Vista (32-bit) Updated drivers, including but not limited to trackpad, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool

  The Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool checks your Internet router to see if it supports certain technologies. You can use this tool on a PC running either the Windows Vista or Windows XP operating system. If you’re planning to run … Continue reading

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Microsoft Confirms Upgraded “Black” Xbox 360 Elite Game Console

  Not that it was a well kept secret; but Microsoft has released details on the April 29 release of the new Xbox 360 Elite. Most of the rumors were correct:   Retail $479 120GB Hard Drive HDMI Port & … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases “Change Analysis Diagnostic Tool” to Track Changes to Windows XP

  The Change Analysis Diagnostic Tool simplifies the identification of recent changes to computers running Windows XP. The diagnostic checks for recent changes to the following:   Operating system components, such as patches, that are installed as hotfixes or downloads … Continue reading

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Free “Brainstorming” Software for Microsoft Windows Vista & XP

  Microsoft’s Joseph Cooney has launched Thoughtex.Net that captures "brainstorming" ideas. His "Mind Mapping" software was written for Microsoft’s new Windows Presentation Foundation in Windows Vista and Windows XP with .Net 3.0 framework (so it’s useful AND beautiful).   Create Graphical … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s “Asirra” Asks: Do You Know a Cat When You See One?

  When creating a new account on a website, or posting a comment online — you’re sometimes requested to type a "password" that is written against a grid in a font that is extremely difficult to read.   The purpose … Continue reading

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Missing Windows Vista HyperTerminal Program “Found”

  While Microsoft has stated that "HyperTerminal is no longer part of Windows. However, you can use Telnet. " – you can still download the original HyperTerminal Private Edition from Hilgraeve software! –> Download HyperTerminal Private Edition <–   Click … Continue reading

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Yahoo Updates Their “Widgets”

Microsoft’s New Windows Vista has Sidebar Gadgets  — and Apple Mac users have their Dashboard Widgets. But since Windows XP users will not be getting Gadgets from Microsoft, the only solution is (still) Yahoo’s Widgets. (Which I’ve recommended when it was written by … Continue reading

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