Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Here are some of the highlights:
AVG Anti-Virus is the market leader and is gaining serious ground. While trailing far behind, Microsoft is also gaining ground fast on the likes of Symantec and McAfee.
As more users use anti-spyware, there has been a decline in installed spyware.
Most popular anti-spyware apps are Ad-Aware, SpyBot S&D and Windows Defender.
WinZip is losing ground as the most popular compression tool (because they have started to become more aggressive when it comes to charging), WinRAR is gaining ground.
Windows Backup usage has increased 1% over the past year.
When it comes to browser toolbars usage, Google and Yahoo! are on the increase, with Microsoft and AOL are in decline.
Skype is by far the most popular choice for VOIP, up nearly 3% in the past year.
iTunes is on the way up, up over 5% in the last 12 months.
Most popular Office suite, Microsoft Office, followed by Microsoft Works, followed by Microsoft Works Suite. Way behind is Open Office.
Read the report here.
Watch the Video below for more info.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Dubbed a reverse cross-site request, or RCSR, vulnerability by its discoverer, Robert Chapin, the flaw lets hackers compromise users' passwords and usernames by presenting them with a fake login form. Firefox Password Manager will automatically enter any saved passwords and usernames into the form.
The data is then automatically sent to an attacker's computer without the user's knowledge.
Read more about this here
Thursday, November 16, 2006
"It is simply unacceptable that after years of economic growth, 35.1 million people in this country face a constant struggle against hunger," said FRAC president Jim Weill. The group urged an expansion of the food stamp and school meal programs as well as a higher minimum wage.
Read the rest of the Article here
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
1. Go to about:config in your URL bar
2. Search for spellcheckDefault
3. Change the value of spellcheckDefault to 2
That’s it. Now Firefox will spell check all input boxes automatically.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I have been busy. I finally ordered two movies that I have not seen in a long time, Sharkys Machine, and Three Days of the Condor from Wal-Mart.com. I would have just rented them but our local rental place ( Movie Gallery) doesn't carry them, it seems like they only carry movies for young people, by that I mean 18-25 year olds. It is almost funny, every time my wife calls them and ask do you have this movie or that movie the answer is no we don't. Luckily the cost of buying them is not much more that the normal rental fees. My movies should be here by the end of the week, that will be nice.
We did rent three movies last weekend, "Click" which had a good concept but was full of sophomoric jokes tailored for teenagers, "Failure to Launch", which was not too bad. "Failure to Launch", is about a guy that does not want to move out of his parents house, apparently this is happening allot now in real life. When we were growing up we couldn't wait to move out and be on our own, not so nowadays. The last movie we rented was "the break-up", we will watch that one later this week.
In other news we did get our Flu Shots yesterday, I am glad that we got them early. When I had the flu last year I was sick with 103-104 fever and on the couch for a week feeling like crap. I don't want to do that again. Hope everyone has a great week and make sure you get out and exercise your right to vote today. :)