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Showing posts from February 13, 2011

Apple issues fourth beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7 with no known issues

For the fourth consecutive week, Apple has issued a beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7, the next update to its Snow Leopard operating system, to developers, who have been asked to focus testing on the Mac App Store.

Apple released build 10J855, available either as a 1GB combo update or 412.6MB delta update, on Thursday. According to people familiar with documentation for the update, there are no known issues with the build.

The first beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7 was seeded on Jan. 20, with updates following roughly within a week of the previous one for the past month.

Developers have been encouraged to focus on the Mac App Store, Airport, Bonjour, SMB file sharing and Graphics Drivers, said those familiar with the beta.

It is unclear what new features, if any, will be included in Mac OS X 10.6.7 when it is released to the public, but the launch of the Mac App Store last month is expected to be the last major feature added to Mac OS Snow Leopard.

Apple announced last October its plan to releas…

iRU AIO All-in-One Desktop with Windows 7 or MeeGo OS

iRu has recently announced the release of its all-in-one desktop PC, called as the iRU AIO. I can only say, its an innovation to desktop PC lineup from iRU. The new iRU AIO desktop is bundled with some impressive configurations. As far as its specs, the new iRU AIO desktop series are powered by a 2.4GHz Intel Core i3-370 or 2.53GHz Intel Core i5-460 processor, and preloaded with Windows 7 or MeeGo operating system. Beside these, this new all-in-one desktop PC has a 21.5-inch display which supports Full HD, and includes lot more features. Lets have a look on the below specs list to collect more information on the new iRU AIO desktop. iRU AIO Desktop Specs21.5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution (Full HD)Preloaded with Windows 7 or MeeGo OSPowered by a 2.4GHz Intel Core i3-370 or 2.53GHz Intel Core i5-460 processorIntegrated graphics (Core i3-370) or a 512MB nVidia GeForce G310 graphics card (Core i5-460)2GB/4GB RAM, and 320GB to 1TB hard driveWebcam and DVD writerBu…

What’s On Your Windows Phone 7? 8th Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to the end of another week which brings us the next installment of our What’s on Your Windows Phone 7? feature. This week I welcome Jason Coombes, aka @databasejase on Twitter, to the site.  I am going to let him tell us about his Windows Phone experience and all the apps he has installed at the moment since he does such a good job of it.

Internet Explorer 9 RC Now Available: Here’s the Most Interesting New Stuff

Yesterday Microsoft announced the release candidate of Internet Explorer 9, which is very close to the final product. Here’s a screenshot tour of the most interesting new stuff, as well as answers to your questions. The most important question is should you install this version? And the answer is absolutely yes. Even if you don’t use IE, it’s better to have a newer, more secure version on your PC. What’s New Under the Hood in Release Candidate vs Beta?If you want to see the full list of changes with all the original marketing detail, you can read Microsoft’s Beauty of the Web page, but here’s the highlights that you might be interested in. Improved Performance – they’ve made a lot of changes, and it really feels faster, especially when using more intensive web apps like Gmail.Power Consumption Settings – since the JavaScript engine in any browser uses a lot of CPU power, they’ve now integrated it into the power settings, so if you’re on battery it will use less CPU, and save batt…

BoxCryptor, Dropbox Realtime Encryption

Some Dropbox users encrypt part of the data to make sure it is protected from unauthorized access. Dropping an encrypted TrueCrypt container into the Dropbox folder is probably the most used solution. Its main advantage is its multi-platform support, its disadvantages the complicated setup and resizing issues (see Resize TrueCrypt Volumes With Extcv, Increase Size Of True Crypt Container Instantly and TruPax, Create TrueCrypt Containers Without True Crypt for software solutions that improve the usability of the encryption software). Setting up an encrypted BoxCryptor folder is a lot easier. Users need to enter a password which will be used to encrypt and decrypt the data in the folder on the fly. The folder can either be a folder of the Dropbox folder (selected automatically) or another folder on the hard drive. The folder is mounted as a drive in Windows Explorer which makes it independently accessible in the file manager. It is possible to move, copy, create and delete files …