A new version of the open-source Mozilla Firefox Web browser is scheduled for release on Tuesday, June 17, with improvements in security, speed and design. Many of the enhancements in Firefox 3 involve bookmarks. The new version lets Web surfers add keywords, or tags, to sort bookmarks by topic. A new “Places” feature lets users quickly access sites they recently bookmarked or tagged, and pages they visit frequently.
There’s also a new star button for easily adding sites to your bookmark list – similar to what’s already available on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 browser. Other new [...]
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Takeaway: Whether it is for troubleshooting or collaboration, sometimes you just need to see what is on a user’s screen to really know what is going on. The free software utility CrossLoop makes connecting any two personal computers as easy as typing a phone number and clicking Connect.
For more images of CrossLoop in action, check out the TechRepublic image gallery: here
Under certain circumstances, connecting two personal computers over the Internet can get more complicated than many are willing to accept. Tools like Microsoft’s Remote Assistance can be intimidating [...]
Connecting 2 Lans in Different Locations Let’s say you are currently operating an office of 10~50 users, running Windows Server 2000/2003, mainly to share printers and files. You need to open a new office or add new location to work from. You want to create a WAN or VPN so that the users can still access files on the server. Your current Internet setup is ADSL Modem, to a Router, to a switch. Server connects to the Switch and the rest of the office connects to a switch also. Also, another possibility is to say you just want to connect your Home to your Network at work. Or even two different [...]
Noting that the word “computer” is disappearing from technologists’ vocabularies, science fiction author and futurist Bruce Sterling believes that as the Internet subsumes computing, we are truly on the path toward a highly embedded wireless network in which nearly everything is a node:
In 2007 the computer gave up taking over the world. Instead the world took over the computer. The Internet became a wholly owned subset of Reality 2.0. When the actual world invades the virtual world, it scatters the computer into tiny physical pieces, some no bigger than dust. “Intelligent printing,” [...]
Fresh Download is an easy-to-use and very fast download manager that turbo charges downloading files from the Internet, such as your favorite freeware and shareware, mp3 files, movie files, picture collections, etc. Unlike any other similar utilities, this software is 100% free, no charges, no banners (which steal your bandwidth), no spyware inside it.
Key features of Fresh Download:
Turbo charges downloading files in FTP, HTTP and HTTPS protocols using your current internet connection (dial-up, cable, DSL / ADSL, satellite, T1, etc).
Pause and resume broken downloads, [...]