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YouTube Bumps Uploads to 2GB, HD Embeds Now Available

July 2, 2009

If everyone’s not exactly wild about YouTube’s interface and instead opting for Vimeo, here’s good news for all: YouTube bumped uploads to 2GB today, and HD videos can now be embed. Good news for all!

Upload Size Doubles + HD Tips [from Lifehacker]

Google Updates Design, Adds Padding

June 30, 2009

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Google adds padding to the search results of each page. It improves the aesthetics by a small amount. Users accustomed with the old design (like me) will suddenly feel that something is out of place.

Firefox 3.5 Has Been Released

June 30, 2009

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Firefox 3.5 has been released to the public. Mozilla’s newest browser is up to two times faster than the previous version.

Some of the best features include TraceMonkey, the new JavaScript engine, as well as better speeds and a greater overall.

Maybe now is the time for speed crazers to come back to Firefox and see if it’s better than Chrome?

What do you think?

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Windows 7 Prices Are Set, Finds Me Crying

June 29, 2009

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The prices for Windows 7, Microsoft’s next operating system, have been released, and once again, I find the prices annoying.

The quality of the OS has been directly affected by the price, it seems, and Brandon LeBlanc from the Windows Team can say Home Premium is twenty dollars cheaper than Vista’s version, but still, it’s awfully expensive.

… estimated retail prices for upgrade … product of Windows 7 … are:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade): $119.99
  • Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade): $199.99
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Upgrade): $219.99

… estimated retail prices for full … product of Windows 7 … are:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (Full): $199.99
  • Windows 7 Professional (Full): $299.99
  • Windows 7 Ultimate (Full): $319.99

… Windows 7 Home Premium full retail product is $40.00 less than Windows Vista Home Premium today.

The Windows Team Blog (truncated)

Many users are complaining that the upgrade prices from XP and Vista are the same; while this is maddening for people who went through the burdens of purchasing Vista, it will help migrate XP users to 7 when they think of the price benefits.

Here’s something that makes me want to cry: my aunt purchased a laptop not a month ago. Today she found it unable to get a free upgrade to Windows 7. Why can’t Microsoft release a tiered price for upgrades system so she get’s a cheaper upgrade?

8 Things You Shouldn’t Do In A PowerPoint

June 9, 2009

written by Brandon Wang.

Incredibly, even with technology so advanced and the population of the world so incredibly knowledgeable, people still insist on doing the most spastic and annoying things in a PowerPoint.

Of course, we are talking about students here, we are talking about salesman who really just want to make a point, and for people who don’t exactly spend hours in Photoshop perfecting a design.

Of course, there are 8 things you can do to avoid the craze and make your PowerPoint stand out. We’re going to show you how to do that.

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Windows 7: Second Impressions

June 7, 2009

image-thumb.pngI’ve been doing a lot of examining on Windows 7 lately. It’s extremely popular, it seems to be the talk of everyone these days, and everyone seems to be offering first impressions (I did as well).

It seems as if Windows 7 is perfect, or at least as perfect as Microsoft can possibly make it. It is a definite improvement over the previous versions of Windows: better than Vista, and better than XP, in my opinion.

However, it isn’t perfect, and in order to find these imperfections, you must use it for a while. Installing it on my test machine wasn’t enough, so soon I backed up my files and put it on my main computer, something I didn’t think I had enough willpower to do.

Now that I am using it, however, I can really appreciate the OS fully. It’s definitely, in my personal opinion, extremely close to production status.

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The Basics of PHP

April 5, 2009
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This is a guide that intends you teach you the basics of PHP coding language, and with a knowledge so thorough that you will be able to immediately start to code a major project.

Persevere, learn it, understand.

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