When a friend or family member comes to you asking for help with a program that’s not working correctly, the first thing most of us ask is: “Did you try restarting?” When I’m talking web sites, it changes to: “Did you Shift+Refresh?”
Note: For the purposes of this discussion, I’m assuming the person with the problem still has an active internet connection and every other web site is working just fine. And this isn’t a new browser feature or shortcut by any means, but we’ve never fully covered it, and it’s a lifesaver. Continue reading
We’ve paid a lot of attention to Google Voice over the past year, from its App Store rejection to our guide to turning it into a desktop app. But now that it’s out of beta, it’s got even more room to grow.
We’ve offered our advice for deciding whether Google Voice is right for you, but, now that it’s out of beta, integrates well with Google’s now more widespread Android OS, and can even be tweaked to make free VoIP calls—a feature which we assume Google will implement themselves in the future, what with their acquisition of VoIP service Gizmo5—it seems as good a time as any for people to try it out.
I have Taken Some Awesome Wallpapers from random desktops around the globe.Check Them out… Continue reading
We love what Microsoft’s done with Windows 7, but when we boot into Windows after spending a good amount of time on a Mac, here are 10 applications we sorely miss.
Note: In almost all of these cases, we’re not saying that “This exact application should be ported to Windows.” What we are suggesting is that there’s a need for a particular kind of application, and that this application, on OS X, fills exactly that need. Also, for most purposes, we stuck with free applications. For a counterpoint, check out these 10 Windows apps that should be on Macs. Continue reading
The adventure of egg buddies continues with this new set of pictures
It looks like three glasses of wine served at the Pisa Tower. (Actually the photographer tilted the table and the camera at the same angle). Continue reading
Scientists have sounded alarm bells about how growing concentrations of greenhouse gases are driving irreversible and dramatic changes in the way the oceans function, providing evidence that humankind could well be on the way to the next great extinction.
The findings of the comprehensive report: “The impact of climate change on the world’s marine ecosystems” emerged from a synthesis of recent research on the world’s oceans, carried out by two of the world’s leading marine scientists.
One of the authors of the report is Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, professor at The University of Queensland and the director of its Global Change Institute (GCI). Continue reading