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New Flickr Desktop Uoloaders

Flickr.com announced new versions of their desktop uploading software for Windows and Mac. I am glad to see this, as the current versions were a bit flaky under Mac OS X 10.5. I have just installed and am testing them out now on both my Vista laptop and Intel-based Mac Mini. Upload from your desktop — more better! from FlickrBlog by Josh Nguyen Since our last main release, we wanted to provide a better uploading experience — more stable, more accepting of different file formats and more capable to handle heftier uploading needs. We’ve worked hard on the new Uploadr version 3.1.3 to process batch uploads and different types of files, including video, better. As always, you can use the Uploadr to sort, edit and organize your images before presenting them on Flickr. We’ll continue to improve on the Uploadr experience. For now, we hope that Uploadr 3.1.3 will help get your images on to Flickr faster and easier. As always, please feel free to share any issues in this Help Forum topic .

Recently from Friends in Tech: An Interview with Robert Scoble

Image via CrunchBase Chuck and Kreg from Technorama (a fellow Friends in Tech Member) scored an interview with prominent tech blogger, Robert Scoble. Interview: Robert Scoble from Technorama by Kreg Chuck and I had the honor of Interviewing the seemingly Omnipresent Robert Scoble. Robert Scoble is a blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer , which came to prominence during his tenure as a technical evangelist at Microsoft . He currently works for Fast Company as a video blogger. He is also the co-author of Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers with Shel Israel. In this interview we talk about his background, Social Networking, the challenges of being open and accessible, and where it all leads. Listen

Software: Ad-Aware Updated

I found this noticed in my RSS feed reading for today. I often use Ad-Aware to clean up spyware infections on Windows computers and highly recommend the free version. Ad-Aware Updates, Boasts 10 Years of Malware Protection By Adam Pash , 9:15 AM on Wed Jan 21 2009, 9,936 views Popular malware-detection app Ad-Aware is celebrating its 10th year of computer crimefighting by releasing a new and improved Anniversary Edition. Here's what you can expect from the new release. Read the entire article

Tech Question of the Day: Computer image doesn't fit the screen

I got this great question as an anonymous comment on an older post on the My Word blog . Since this problem can still effect people still using older CRT monitors, I wanted to include my answer here. Question : The screen position on my monitor is not in the center. I've connected different monitors and the image is still off. I've checked the drivers and i've updated them, but there's no improvement My Ansswer : It sounds like you have an older CRT monitor, as the the newer LCD monitors do not exhibit this problem. The fact is, it probably has nothing to do with your PC settings, but rather with the settings in the monitor itself. Each monitor has a built-in settings area, usually accessed using one of the front panel button on the monitor that allow you change a variety of settings. These settings include adjusting the position and size of the image. Older monitors can react badly to different resolution settings on the computer itself and you use these setting

Computer Equipment Failure

Heat sink detached Originally uploaded by dewelch I was called out today to check out a system for a client only to find that the system was really sensitive to movement and was shutting down after only a few minutes of operation. Opening the unit I quickly discovered why. The heat sink that keep the main processor from melting down had broken its attachment and was sitting, ineffectually off to the side. No wonder the system didn't work. The client is off buying a new computer now as this unit was about 5 years old. I am unsure how anyone would heave repaired it though, as the attachment where the springs loops connect to the motherboard had failed completely. A couple of more photos are available on my Flickr photostream. Click the photo for more.

Recently from Friends in Tech: Livescribe Pulse Smart Pen Demo at Macworld 2009

This is a recent post from Friends in Tech member, The Typical Mac User podcast . Livescribe Pulse Smart Pen Demo at Macworld 2009 from Typical Mac User Podcast by typicalmacuser@gmail.com (Victor Cajiao) The Livescribe Pulse Smart Pen won a best of show award from me. Here is why. www.livescribe.com

Time Warner Cable Support Fail

I have been having some issues with my cable system over the last several weeks and last night I finally decided to request some assistance via the Time Warner Web Site. This is what ensued. DEW : For the last several weeks we have be seeing KCET with a reduced picture size, bascially a small box in the middle on the larger black screen. We are using a standard def television on analog cable so this isn't an issue with HDTV zoom or any of the typical issues I see with those sets. Additionally, we have been experiencing issues with bad ghosting, and signal cut outs regularly on a wide variety of channels on both sets in the home. Douglas Time Warne Replied... Thank you for your email. I am sorry to hear about the problems you are having with your cable service. I checked and did not find an outage in your area. Since there is not any equipment with which I could troubleshoot, I will have to schedule a service call. Your appointment has been booked for January 1 between 8- 11

Tech Question of the Day - Canceling Apple MobileMe account

I just had an email from a client and though the information might be useful you, too. Question : How do I cancel a MobileMe (formerly .Mac) account so it does not auto-renew? Answer : I found this document on Apple's site explaining the online process. Canceling your MobileMe account Since this is a sales-related issue, you might be able to call the Apple Store at 1-800-MY-APPLE, but I am not sure.

Noted - Clickfree Transformer Cable gives any USB hard drive auto backup functionality

Clickfree Transformer Cable gives any USB hard drive auto backup functionality from engadget.com by Darren Murph

Technology Information you should have in the New Year

If you want to make your computing life a little easier in 2009, there are several pieces of information that you should have at hand. Start the New Year right and collect this information before you need it. The least you should know: Name of Internet Service Provider Here in Los Angeles this might be Time-Warner Cable AT&T, Verizon, Earthlink or a few others ISP Telephone Support Number Router information Router Address Typically this is 192.168.1.1 or 10.0.0.x Router User ID This is often a default name which is the same for each manufacturers equipment i.e Linksys, Netgear. etc and is often printed on the router Router Password This is often a default password. This should be changed when the router is installed to protect yourself against certain attacks that try to use the default password to break into the router. Wireless Network Password You should be using WPA Security on your wireless router, if available. If your wireless network password is something like 0AD

Auditorium - A Musical Game

Bounce the light beams through gravity circles to strike the chimes and make beautiful music while solving each level. Addictive! Discovered via Twitter Play Auditorium

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