Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:14:23 PM
Microsoft mentioned on their blog that they are releasing Internet Explorer on March 14! The final version of Internet Explorer 9 will be available for download beginning at 9 p.m. Pacific.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 6:27:12 PM
Microsoft shocker blunder! A Microsoft employee mispells own domain name in the dialogue of a Windows Update discussion!
Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:58:29 PM
Today I have seen a new interface for YouTube.
The interface looks like QuickTime X bundled with Mac OS X Snow Leopard
New Interface vs Old interface (New on top old on the bottom):
YouTube new interface
YouTube old interface
Copyright notice: Doctor Who episode "Midnight" and the Doctor Who series is the intellectual property of the BBC. Suite Life on Deck episode "Snakes on a Plane" and the Suite Life on Deck series is an intellectual property of Disney. To watch the full episode see ElieKorForever's Channel. Mac OS X and Quicktime is the interlectual property of Apple. All screenshots herein is used under the fair use agreement which states that "copyrighted material may be used without acquiring permission from the rights holders for commentary, criticism, news reporting, research, teaching, library archiving, and scholarship."
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 4:53:10 AM
The final version of Internet Explorer 9 is touted to be released on March 24.
According to a MSDN India Twitter post that they have quickly removed:
For more information see http://www.winrumors.com/microsoft-promises-internet-explorer-9-launch-on-march-24/
Internet Explorer 9 is a major release of Internet Explorer containing many new features including but not limited to HTML5. IE9 java script engine is reported to be faster than previous versions. In addition, the GUI is cleaner with less icons. However, I prefer the GUI of Internet Explorer 8 though.The GUI of Internet Explorer 9
I will be reviewing Internet Explorer 9 once the final version has been released.
Friday, February 25, 2011 2:51:22 PM
It seems people have no honor for the veterans who have lost their lives to preserve freedom and democracy. In the past I've read about Muslim protesters disrupting the Rememberance Day by shouting and burning poppies:
They did not honor the dead by remaining silent. They also burned the poppies, which traditional worn to commemorate those who died in war. This poppy is a common weed in Europe and is found in many locations, including Flanders, the setting of the famous poem "In Flanders Fields," by the Canadian surgeon and soldier John McCrae. The song is attatched below:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky2WKqmrnnI
Another news I've read is the Westboro Baptist Church members protesting and disrupting and disturbing military funerals or just about any funerals where soldiers are present where people are moaning the death of their loved ones. Then the "church members" sue if the moaners inflict harm or step over the line. This is the most sinful thing I've ever heard!
Had they not forgotten the reason they could protest? During World War II, soldiers from Allies countries gave their lives to prevent the spread of Nazism all over the world. Had the Nazis won, things would be a lot different nowadays. Also, in the War in the Middle East, the soldiers are cracking down terrorism. Because of them, Alquida has grown weaker and no longer stage "large" attacks against countries in the west.
All in all, whatever your opinion about the war, at the very leat, have the decency to not protest or disrupt during times when people are moarning about the dead.
Friday, February 25, 2011 3:40:39 AM
This is a response to this blog post: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/02/24/anonymous-hacks-westboro-baptist-church-in-live-radio-interview/
Basically its a dog vs dog fight. The so call church is disturbing funerals where people are moaning the death of their loved ones. Then they sue if the moaners inflict harm or step over the line. That's the most sinful thing I've ever heard of. On the other hand, anonymous is ddosing everyone they hate and disrupting businesses in the name of free speech. I think both organization should be cracked down.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 2:40:44 AM
Today Microsoft has released the first service pack for Windows 7 (Windows 7 SP1). Version change 7600 to 7601. Go to http://update.microsoft.com and click on "check for update" to download and install the update. It should to take about 30 minutes (at least on my X64 machine).
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:46:53 AM
Edit: All the links to the latest version of Norton Internet Security (NIS), Norton AntiVirus (NAV), and Norton 360 Standard (N360s) and Norton 360 Premier (N360P) are forward compatible so that the links would download the latest version whenever you visit and I no need to update the links every year.
You may not realize it but starting from 2006, Symantec has allowed all users with a valid subscription of their Norton software to make a FREE upgrade to the latest version (Version 2012 as of the publishing of this post. Just go to http://www.norton.com/nuc to check if you qualify!
Alternatively, you can download the direct installer from these URLS. Be sure to download the latest version to the product you already have! For example, Norton Internet Security users cannot upgrade to Norton AntiVirus and vice versa. Also for Norton 360 make sure you check if you have standard or premier (25 GB of online storage) and download the file accordingly!
Unless the previous version is glitching, Symantec recommends an over the top installation. However, I prefer to use the Norton removal tool first (http://www.norton.com/nrt).
- Download the required files to upgrade
- Download Norton removal tool from http://www.norton.com/nrt
- Back up identity safe if you are using it (Norton AntiVirus doesn't have identity safe so they need not to worry).
- Disconnect your internet by turning off the router or turning off the wifi switch or removing the cable.
- Uninstall the Symantec product through the conventional way (Through add/remove)
- Run the Norton removal tool you downloaded earlier.
- Go to %programdata% and delete the "Norton" and "NortonInstaller." DON'T delete any other files other than those two.
- Install the product from the installation file you downloaded in step 1.
- Restore identity safe
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:25:45 AM
I've just received the following "optional" update through Microsoft Update system.
Microsoft - Other hardware - Microsoft Hardware USB Keyboard
Download size: 174 KB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Optional
Microsoft Other hardware software update released in December, 2010
Help and Support:
However, when I install it, every time I restart the PC, it tries to "install" the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 drivers. Usually, PC remembers the installation and you do not have to re-install the driver every time you unplug the keyboard or restart the PC. This update, for some reason, forces the PC to install the drivers and download the "keyboard" configuration ever time you restart or unplug/replug the keyboard. Reinstalling Intellipoint does not work! Its pretty annoying this installing thing.
In the end, I just did a system restore to the point BEFORE the update and hid this update.
Edit: Apparently this update has been pulled by Microsoft. It no longer appears in the hidden update.
Update: I have published an update to this blog post. Click here to read more.
I found out that the release of the driver update is coupled with the release of a new version of IntelliType, Microsoft's software to customize your keyboard. The software ALREADY include the driver that Windows Update wants to update. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/downloads and chose the Microsoft hardware product you have. Then chose the operating system that you have (make sure to correctly identifying whether your PC is 64 bit or 32). After download the IntelliType sofware and installing it. After installing the new version of IntelliType, the update will go away.
32 bit or 64 bit
The following instructions is copied from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/32-bit-and-64-bit-Windows-frequently-asked-questions
To find out if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, do the following:
Open System by clicking the Start button , right-clicking Computer, and then clicking Properties.
Under System, you can view the system type.
If your computer is running Windows XP, do the following:
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
If you don't see "x64 Edition" listed, then you're running the 32-bit version of Windows XP.
If "x64 Edition" is listed under System, you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP.