If you really need to watch your Internet bandwidth, you need ShaPlus Bandwidth Meter. Unlike online bandwidth meters, ShaPlus monitors your Internet bandwidth instead of testing your connection speed. ShaPlus is designed to stay open in the Windows system tray, with a more detailed (but still compact) display for the notification area or anywhere on the desktop you care to drag and pin it. This free tool keeps track of your bandwidth use for the current session, the day, and the month. You can set it to track your billing period and even to stop tracking between specified times. Recent … Read more
Every year, CES gets better and better. And every year, CNET has the pleasure of bringing the biggest tech show of the year straight to you.
For the 2012 International CES show, we're pulling out all the stops to bring you more video, news, photos, blogs, and reviews than ever before.
For starters, we're the official digital media and live streaming partner of CES this year. That means that we're going to live stream the heck out of this show, including every major press conference and the coveted Best of CES Awards from the CNET stage. Plus--and … Read more
Looking for a more hands-on way to share photos online? Flickr earlier this week introduced a new feature called Photo Session that lets you share a real-time, collaborative slideshow with up to 10 people. Any of the 10 can navigate the slideshow, which offers chat and drawing features. All viewers will see the same photo as the group browses through the slideshow.
To start a Photo Session, go to your Flickr Photostream or open one of your photo sets. Click the Share button in the upper-right corner and choose Start a Photo Session. From here, you can invite people to join your Photo Session. They'll get an e-mail inviting them to join.… Read more
Rock music on TV has a long history, starting with "American Bandstand," which ran from 1952 to 1989, and in the 1960s shows like "Hullabaloo" and "Shindig" had the biggest bands, groups like the Beatles, James Brown, the Rolling Stones and the Who were on every week. In the 1970s "The Midnight Special" had the likes of ABBA, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Marvin Gaye, Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, The New York Dolls, and Fleetwood Mac.
If you have a system that you allow other people to use, you may at times want to be able to see when others have logged into your system. This may be particularly true with systems you use as a server, a workstation at a school, or even a family computer that may have multiple accounts on it. Though the system has tools like the Console or Activity Monitor, which can show information about users on the system, using these to track when they logged in can be a bit cumbersome.
To view this information specifically, the terminal has a … Read more
They will defend her as an intellectual heavyweight who can build consensus. And the plan to make this hearing as much about the conservative Roberts Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, as Elena Kagan herself.
I'll be filing regular posts the next two days on the questions--and also on the Senators themselves. With the help of my researcher, Georgetown Law grad Tim Middleton, we're going to show you what some senators have said in past nominations, and how they're taking directly opposite positions now on issues like timing, document production, filibusters, etc.
We'll call this Reality Check.
Elena Kagan called the confirmation hearings a "charade" and a "farce" back in a 1995 law review article. But are the Senators helping fuel that narrative by making these hearings overtly political?
You may have seen a little bit of that on Sunday's Face the Nation, when Bob Schieffer and I pressed Sens. Patrick Leahy, the Committee's Chairman, and Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican, for flipping their positions on the idea of a filibuster. Remember the Democrats efforts to filibuster Justice Samuel Alito after President Bush nominated him in 2005? And the Republican outcry?… Read more
Did you miss out on attending Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this year? Not to worry. If you are a registered developer, you can now download all the session videos from apple.com for free. With more than 100 sessions available in HD or standard definition as well as presentation slides, you will be able to get all the information.… Read more
Apple has released recordings of iPhone and Mac development sessions from the 2009 WWDC. The sessions are available to members of its Apple Developer Connection (ADC) Select or Premier programs, free ADC Online program, and registered iPhone developers. Premier members and anyone who attended WWDC have already been given free access to the session videos, but anyone else will have to pay.
The WWDC 2009 sessions cost $299 each for iPhone or Mac sessions, or $499 for the complete set that includes both sessions. Though that may seem expensive, remember that a full WWDC ticket costs between $1,295 and $… Read more
As performance reasserts its prominence and features become less of the driving force behind browsers, I find myself looking at the list of inactive extensions in Firefox with jaundiced eyes. It's been months since I've added a new extension, but the ones I still have I use regularly, and several are actually new to me for this year.
Part of the problem with add-ons is that they're such a personal, subjective thing. What do you need? Why do you need it? One of my favorites is a minor, tiny thing, but it saves me so much time … Read more
Session Manager can save, backup, restore, and manage multiple Firefox tab sessions. It comes with the option of loading the last saved session, not loading a previous session, loading a specific older session, or asking the user to choose. If it stopped there, it'd still be more powerful than the native Firefox session manager is but it has more to offer.
In addition, it can save more than 20 older sessions, and offers users several options for session management when closing Firefox. The plug-in automatically backs up sessions in the event of a crash. Users can also configure how … Read more