Live Search Maps Gadget Mess (Updated)

Live Search Maps Gadget Mess (Updated)

This is hands-down my favorite gadget for Windows Vista Sidebar. The Live Search Maps gadget gives you live traffic on your desktop, and in a very non-intrusive way. It’s great for checking the local traffic, to see if you should put off that quick shopping run by an hour or so. It has already saved […]

Building the Next Generation Windows Home Server

Building the Next Generation Windows Home Server

Tonight, I finally got around to setting up my Windows Home Server… although I’ve been testing the betas since it stopped being called “Q”. My new system is pretty much identical to the old one, Intel Celeron D, but with bumped up case (Antec Sonata), Graphics (Radeon X700) and Chipset (Intel D915). Overpowered, but hey, […]

Drive-bys Pick Up Comcast BitTorrent Throttling

The Associate Press today covered Comcast throttling BitTorrent traffic. And this, of course caused the drive-by blog world to pick up on the story… as if it were brand new news. Of course, it’s not new news, and it has been happening for awhile. I’ve personally encouraged you to call and email Comcast (1-800-COMCAST and […]

Mozy for PC Updated to

Yet another non-descript Mozy update. The online backup service was acquired this month by EMC… yet another great startup getting bought by another… company (you thought I was going to say great there, didn’t you). The version for Windows now stands at The Mac version (though not updated) is still in beta at version […]

ARMing iPhone for Apps

As I blogged last time, Apple would have preferred to wait for iPhone to be on Intel before opening the device up to third-party software. Thankfully though, Apple has done the right thing, and announced iPhone will be open to third-party software. I only blew a few blood vessels over this whole (insert nicer word […]

Fox Business in HD

Fox just ran some new network-promos for the Fox Business Network, set to launch this week (tomorrow, actually). The good news is, as I (and I’m sure many others) suggested to Mr. Cavuto in the past… that it is going to be in full HD. This makes FBN the first cable news channel to run […]

iPod touch Gets Mail

I was one of the first to point out that iPod touch lacked Mail. And, I also predicted that hackers would manage to get the job done, and carry the app over from iPhone. Sure enough, Engadget is reporting that this has indeed happened… though details of the workflow are forthcoming. The code, of course, […]

Vintage PS3… Gets Better With Age

One thing that continues to amaze me about Sony’s PlayStation offerings, is how counter-intuitive they’ve been. Thankfully, the market is finally responding. Granted, in the beginning PlayStation faced little competition. The original was pitted against Sega Saturn, a more powerful system which was ruined by terrible software development kits that couldn’t tap all that extra […]

Windows Home Server Now in Stores…

Windows Home Server has finally landed in the United States. It’s in-stock on sites like (product link). For some reason, foreign localizations were shipped to stores about a month ago, but at least you can finally buy a copy. In case you missed out on the betas, Microsoft says they will be offering a […]

Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS Update

The Inspiron 530 has quickly become quite a popular system… especially for the bargain-hunters out there. So, I’m happy to report that BIOS 1.0.5 was released late last week. It fixes some nasty issues that were introduced in 1.0.3… so everyone should head on over to, download, and update. Update: Old post, but popular […]