Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3 due in Q1 ’08
Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3 due in Q1 '08 – The first service pack for Windows Vista is on its way, and PC Magazine has a preview of an early private beta version. [Digg Main]
Creative Zen Stone Plus lobbed at consumers -
Filed under: Portable AudioCreative pelted the market with its Zen Stone, and now they're rolling out a re-upped and revamped version known as the Zen Stone Plus. While pretty much keeping the form factor the same, Creative has added a blue OLED screen, FM tuner, karaoke mode, and a stopwatch. The capacity has been increased to 2GB, doubling the original Stone's, but the color choices remain the same. Price and release date haven't been mentioned, but you'll know as soon as we do.
Office Depot Featured Gadget: Xbox 360 Platinum System Packs the power to bring games to life!EnGadget]
Why I Don't Use WordPress - You may be surprised to hear that this blog does not run on WordPress- like much of the blogosphere- but rather, Movable Type 4. I've given WordPress plenty of chances to be my CMS of choice, but for my own blog, it just doesn't cut it for me. [Digg Main]
It All Comes Together: Laptop roundup -
- Secure your laptop with the LaptopLock
"Don't let the creep who stole your computer paw through your private files, passwords and personal information."
- Turn a t-shirt into a keyboard cover
"Great for saving your lappie's screen from keyboard scratches with an old or free tee, this project requires only a bit of cutting, ironing and sewing."
- Stuff We Like: Laptop CushTop
"Man, there's nothing worse than frying your thighs with a hot laptop in the middle of some very important web surfing."
- DIY magnetic power connector
"If you're familiar with the MagSafe magnetic connectors on the new MacBooks, this is a DIY version for Thinkpads."
- Use your laptop as a giant clock
"To always end your presentation on time without glancing at your watch (a gesture that communicates to the audience that you can't wait to finish and leave), place a laptop on the floor in front of where you're speaking, and set it up to display a giant clock."
- Make your own laptop stand
"I've always liked the iLap laptop stands, but I've never been able to justify the price..."
- Laptop Troubleshooting Tip: Re-seat your RAM
"...the moral of the story might save you a trip to the computer hospital.."
- Video demonstration: Fix your wine-soaked laptop
"Save your laptop from the heartbreak of liquid spills."
- MacGyver Tip: Silence your laptop with snipped headphones
"Repurpose those old crappy earphones into a laptop silencer."
- How to secure your laptop for air travel
Pack laptops with soft foam or bubble wrap and place laptop bags inside other luggage to protect them from rough handling and to keep them inconspicuous."
- Use your cell phone as a modem
"You're stuck with the laptop in the land of no Internet, but you've got unlimited minutes or a great data plan on your cell phone."
Talk about the ultimate iPhone hack. Mobile Complete, a software-services company, has pulled an iPhone to pieces and lashed it to a remote-controlled server. Every input and output on the dissected iPhone is electrically hooked up to the net, providing access to would-be iPhone programmers over the web.