Hackers are targeting everything from defense contractors (for obvious reasons) to PBS (for slightly less obvious reasons related to their journalistic integrity), and frankly, we were sad to hear that Tupac actually isn't alive somewhere in New Zealand. Also, my report from Area 51, what Apple will deliver at WWDC, and the best Lady Gaga/KFC chicken Photoshop we've ever seen. --MollySubscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Samsung's new 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab tablet is slated to reach consumers in June, with Best Buy revealed as one of the retailers, but Samsung is also busy prepping a 4G edition due to hit the market later this year.
Best Buy's product page touting the Galaxy Tab says only that it's "coming soon," however, comments made recently by J.K. Shin, president of Samsung's mobile communications division, confirmed that the new 10.1-inch tablet and its smaller 8.9-inch cousin will reach consumers in June.
Sony Ericsson is launching the Android 2.1 "Eclair" upgrade to Xperia X10 devices running on the AT&T network in the U.S., the handset maker announced today.
Owners of the device, which boasts a 4-inch touch screen, a 1GHz processor, and an 8-megapixel camera, will be able to access the upgrade today. With the upgrade, the phone records video in 720p, offers multitouch support, gets facial detection in video capture, and increases the number of available home screens from three to five.
In order to update the Xperia X10, users will need to download a PC Companion application to get the process started. From there, they'll need to plug their devices into their computers and start the update. According to the company's Web site, the update will take about 30 minutes to complete.
The addition of Android 2.1 to the Xperia X10 comes rather late. Many other devices are already running the newer Android 2.2 (Froyo). There are even some running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).… Read more
Samsung will officially launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on June 17. A couple of weeks back we were one of the lucky 5,000 to receive the Google I/O version of the tablet and put it through its paces.
The version to be released next week will sport a slight design change, eschewing the bathroom wallpaper-looking backside, replacing it with a more uniform chassis, like the iPad 2.
In fact, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 bears more than a passing resemblance to the iPad 2 with a profile that's just as thin and an even … Read more
We encounter lots of programs that are either image editors or image organizers, but rarely do we see programs that do both. Kestrel GX is an exception, providing people with both a set of basic editing tools and a sleek way to organize and view images.
The program's interface is reminiscent of Adobe products such as Lightroom and Bridge, with a sleek black layout that's fairly easy to navigate. The image viewer portion of the program allows people to view and edit metadata, assign keywords and other identifying information, and search images using a variety of parameters. A … Read more
While the casual movie fan might be content to keep her or his movie collection on a shelf and pay little attention to it, true film buffs tend to be a bit more proactive when it comes to organization. GrieeX Movie Archive Program is a database that lets people keep track of the movies they own and import a variety of related information from the Internet, too. We like the premise of the program, but in practice, it leaves a lot to be desired.
The program's interface is plain and fairly easy to navigate, although some of its features … Read more
Animated Water Drop Desktop Wallpaper is a free app from Artdocks that creates a realistic effect of water droplets slowly moving down your screen. While it does vary your screen's pixels somewhat, it's not a screensaver; it's a wallpaper enhancement that you can use with your usual background images. The effect is attractive and subtly soothing.
We activated Animated Water Drop by clicking its desktop icon, though there's also a Start Menu entry as well as icons in the Artdocks folder, which also contained an uninstaller for the wallpaper. You can't access the program from … Read more
Efficient Software's personal organizer comes in several versions, including freeware editions that offer most of the functionality but fewer features than the full versions. There are also versions optimized for men and women, Efficient Lady's Organizer Free and Efficient Man's Organizer Free. It's the same program, except that the ladies' version is decorated with pink hearts while the men's version is skinned in bolder, starker tones. Sure, it'd be easy to joke about gendered software, but at least there's a choice that doesn't involve a default theme that looks more like a … Read more
We tend to be somewhat dubious of time-management software. More often than not, the time spent creating tasks, dividing them into smaller tasks within tasks, assigning them priority levels, and setting reminders is time that could be better spent just getting your work done. Autofocus, however, is different. This innovative program relies on a simple process and your own intuition to keep you productive, and we think it's a great alternative to more structured time-management options.
In truth, the Autofocus system could be followed using a regular notebook, but the fact that there's a software version makes sense … Read more
Comma separated value (CSV) files store tabular data as text files. Lots of programs use them, including spreadsheets, e-mail clients, and databases. CSVed is freeware that can manipulate any CSV file with any separator. It can add, delete, edit, and insert items; import and export data; remove duplicates; join and split columns; add, delete, and rearrange columns; search and sort; and more.
CSVed has a full-featured interface with a four-in-one toolbar, a navigation/clipboard sidebar, and a main document view above a handy editing panel that is tabbed with all the program's major functions. There's a Font manager, … Read more