Posts Tagged 'OS'

HTC First Facebook Home Android Smartphone: Facebook All the Time!

After a long period of speculation, we finally know about the “Facebook phone”. In fact, it’s not really a dedicated Facebook phone at all, but a custom build of Android which has a special Facebook home screen. While I’m no power-Facebook user, I can imagine that people using Facebook a lot will enjoy this new offering.

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StormFly – A Bootable Operating System in a Wristband

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If you don’t like dragging your laptop around, because of the weight or just because it’s too big, then StormFly offers you a stylish alternative. StormFly is supposed to have a bootable OS built-into this wristband, so that users can have an entire OS without disturbing the settings of others.

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Keon Firefox OS Smartphone: Orange Phone, Freshly Squeezed

While Chrome is fast and stable, I like using Firefox because of some of the specific extensions and plugins that work with it. If you still love Firefox, then you’ll love the fact that Mozilla has just announced a Developer Preview Phone that will come with the lightweight Firefox OS, which is still being developed.

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Why This Mac User Is Excited About Windows 8

There’s been a lot of chatter about Windows 8 in the last two weeks, even though Microsoft hasn’t yet announced the official release date of their next OS (current tech insider information predicts a Q4 2012 release). If you’re wondering what all the hoopla is all about (and even this Mac user is feeling anticipation after seeing some of the features) then you should read on for all the major changes on the horizon…

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The Mysterious Case of Missing OS X Lion Icon Images

080211_rg_IconFolderImageOSX_04.jpgWith many Mac users now playing around with Apple’s recently released OS X Lion, we’re all getting used to all the updates. But sometimes these new additions can lead to strange additions…and subtractions. We don’t know why or how, but we noticed that our Applications icon from the dock had gone missing since updating. Here’s how to get it back, in a few different ways…

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OS X Lion Coming to a USB Drive Near You

I have been playing around with OS X Lion on my MacBook Pro for the last few days, and naturally I also upgraded my wife’s computer to the latest edition. But for the people who don’t or can’t download OS X Lion from the Mac App Store, there’s good news, as it will be coming to you on a USB stick too.

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Xi3 ChromiumPC Runs Chrome OS in a Tiny Box

From some reason, I like small desktop computers, not that I have one, but I find the concept useful and want to have them everywhere so that I can slave them into some kind of personal mini-botnet. The ChromiumPC is a modular computer and is the first “desktop” designed to run Google’s Chrome OS.

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Windows 8 Fixes Blue Screen of Death

I’ve been fortunate enough with my current desktop PC never to have seen the Blue Screen of Death, but it was a common occurrence in Windows Vista, Windows XP and many versions before it. While it hasn’t completely eliminated error messages, it looks like Microsoft has decided to change the colors of the infamous BSoD from blue to black in the upcoming Windows 8.

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Fringe Os S03E16 (Fox)

Fringe intertitle, image via Wikipedia

Fringe intertitle, image via Wikipedia

It’s fitting that this show will premiere on Fox, since this was the network of the X-Files. Fringe has got much in common with the X-Files, yet it is different. Fringe is the latest show of wunderkind J.J. Abrams. Like most new shows, the pilot was leaked on the internet a few weeks ago.

Just like a few other shows, like True Blood, I’m happily surprised by Fringe. The production values are great and I’m enjoying it a lot. A lot of money has been pumped into this show, and it just looks fabulous. The protagonists are also an interesting bunch. There isn’t much more that we learn of the Pattern, but Massive Dynamics is most definitely deeply connected with those events, even though they aren’t sharing their information with Agent Dunham.

I think that this show takes a few common elements from Alias, especially for all the things that concerned the mystic scholar Milo Rambaldi. The same kind of esoteric science is involved in this show. It’s done very well. I’d actually like to see this type of mystic science have more of an impact on the show. It would suit the show very well. A bit of the supernatural wouldn’t be bad either.

Warning: spoilers ahead
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Using Files Between OS X and Windows

020111_rg_FileCompOSXWin7_01.jpgWe’ve recently started the process of transferring over some files from our Windows PC to our MacBook Pro. It occurred to us that in the past there were file compatibility issues between different operating systems, like Unix and Windows, as well as Macs and PCs. Is this still a problem in OS X?

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