Another Google+ tip. Chrome extension, to be precise. You can now add a small notification checker extension in Google Chrome which displays your new notifications number and will take you to Google+.
Not just this. This extension now also supports desktop notifications and sound. Google+ Notification Checker is a very simple Chrome extension that displays the number of unread notifications in Google+.
Download Google+ Notification Checker
You can download this Chrome extension from here: Download Google+ Notification Checker
When I blogged about Danish schoolchildren that complained about OpenOffice I revived a lot of feedback and a lot of comments on the topic. Now there’s more bad/sad news for OpenOffice in Denmark.
After testing OpenOffice for about six months, the IT manager at Roskilde municipality has now chosen to abandon it and return to Microsoft Office 2007.The reason is, according to the Danish news site Version2, that teachers, pupils and parents have experienced major problems in the application of OOo. It is especially compatibility and conversion problems, but also the speed [...]
HP has unveiled its first smartbook, the Compaq Airlife 100. The device features a 10.1-inch touchscreen, (purportedly) a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 16GB SSD, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, an SD card slot, a webcam, a QWERTY keyboard around 92% the size of a standard laptop’s, and it runs Android. HP says the system boots up instantly and it’s good for up to 12 hours on single charge or 10 days on standby. It’s nice to see that a lot of products will be shipping with Android in 2010, rather than jumping on the Windows 7 Starter Edition wagon. Pricing hasn’t [...]
Google has taken a major step towards becoming a social network – and thereby firing a cannon salvo against both Facebook and Twitter.Google has a brand new service is called Google Buzz that was presented Tuesday at a press conference in Mountain View, California. Buzz combines Google’s own Gmail mail system with status updates and the ability to share links, images and video with friends.
While we’re talking about social network services, I should mention that a few days ago a huge pile of updates for the “Social from the start” initiative landed [...]
I just came across this very interesting UI concept video. The video by Barton Smith, a designer from Australia, appears to be a prototype UI for a conceptual “Locus OS” which is described as a “location-based operating system”. What makes it special is that it appears to be Microsoft branded, however without any background information I can’t say for certain if this was commissioned by Microsoft or not.
The video itself presents some very interesting concepts, the main focus of which is a multiple “desktop” arrangement that is location-aware – giving you flexibility in [...]
The Ubuntu QA blog has send out a call for help in the noble quest to ensure that ATI and nVIDIA users will have a smooth experience in Ubuntu 10.04. It says:
Do you have a nVIDIA or ATI graphics card? Do you want to help ensure users have a smooth experience if they choose to use the proprietary drivers?
We are looking for committed volunteers to test nVIDIA and ATI proprietary drivers on a weekly basis. The goal of this testing is to catch regressions early in the cycle, and fix bugs before they reach a major audience.
If you want to be part of the team you will need:
In the spirit of the holiday season, I want to wish you all a merry christmas.
Sources:- http://gerry.ws/2008/12/417/going-loco-over-the-ubuntu-logo.html- http://skyisgrey.org/blog/ubuntu-desktop-course.html- http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Christmas-Tux-ubuntu?content=70260
WorldShift | PC Game | Genre: StrategyDeveloper, distributor: Black Sea Studios, Playlogi | Language: English
WorldShift is a next-generation, cyber-fantasy RTS game set in a dark future of Earth, where after a mysterious object from space hits the planet and releases the Plauge, many civilazations are wiped out. Now the remaining population must defend itself against the Tribes, successors of early humans that were affected by the Plague.
WorldShift is a next-gen cyber-fantasy RTS game designed to be quick and very easy to learn and play. It offers hectic, fierce encounters all around [...]