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Google's SafeSearch mode gets safer with new lock feature (Download Squad)

Nov 12th 2009 4:05PM Not sure if this feature is more idea then useful. I'm almost certain that kids now a days are more then capable of finding questionable material. As popular as google is, there are tons and tons of other search engines out there. What needs to be implemented is a browser wide setting. Not sure that would ever happen though.

Interesting idea anyway.

Monica S
Los Angeles Computer Repair

Now you can browse Windows Mobile Marketplace on the web (Download Squad)

Nov 12th 2009 4:03PM I only briefly looked at this, and can see that like all other similar market places, its too jumbled and a mess. Not as bad as the App store, but still needs serious help before it makes browsing even remotely useful. Also, I'm wondering just how much popularity this is getting. I don't know too many people that are all excited about getting a winmo phone.

Monica S
Los Angeles Computer Repair

Chrome for Mac due in December? (

Nov 12th 2009 4:00PM My experience with Chrome has been pretty hit and miss. In some ways its actually a great browser, and seems lighter and faster then Firefox if only by a little. I love how each tab takes up its own instance. However for some reason I've been getting lots of hang ups and crashes.

As for it coming to OSX? I don't know how well it will compete with Safari or if it will be stable enough to make people want to change.

Monica S
Los Angeles Computer Repair

Gartner: iPhone has 17.1% of worldwide smartphone sales (

Nov 12th 2009 3:58PM I think that I read somewhere that Apple has passed Nokia in phone sales profit. Not sure if thats true, simply because Nokia is so massive. Still if it is the case, then its pretty damn impressive. As for the iPhone, I think the drop in price was a big push for all the sales. Obviously Apple is still getting loads of profit from it, and now selling that many more units.

Will be interesting to see how things change now that Android has some respectable phones.

Monica S
Los Angeles Computer Repair

Old Man IE6 shakes fist as Firefox surpasses him in browser share (Download Squad)

Nov 4th 2009 7:10PM I think IE6 is the bane of any web designers existence. It always felt like you were building two websites, one for the normal public, the sane and rational browsers out there, and another for IE6 and all its problems. It never occurred to me to hate MS despite running the world, but after having to deal with IE6, I really did.

Anyway, good to see it dying. Terrible technology.

Monica S
Los Angeles Computer Repair

Google hates passwords, wants you to sign up for sites without them (Download Squad)

Nov 4th 2009 7:07PM I don't mean to be too obvious here, but isn't this a huge security issue? I can see where the convenience comes in, but I can't understand why anyone would want to do this. What would be several break in points for someone trying to steal your password such as your email account, bank account and so on, now becomes a single break in point. All you have to do is accidentally type your password on a key logging public computer and everything you do on line is available. This happens far more to lay people then you can imagine.

Just a thought.

Monica S
Los Angeles Computer Repair

iPhone user survey gives excuses to dump gadget-undesirable romantic partners (

Nov 4th 2009 7:04PM Oh Apple, how you inspire so much with so little. As far as I'm concerned, the new hotness is the Sony Xperia X10 running Android 2.0. The hardware is far far above that of Apple, and far above that of even whatever iPhone 4 will be. As for the software. Apple's end game was always apps, but as far as I know Android now has around 10,000, which is a whole lot more then we need.

OK, don't get upset, it was bound to happen! I can't wait till the X10 comes out so I can lose the iPhone toy and finally get a real phone.

Monica S
Los Angeles Computer Repair

N64 emulator for jailbroken iPhones on the way? (

Nov 4th 2009 7:00PM I actually don't agree with gib, right now there are a lot of games that have a joystick type controller on the iPhone. Albeit its they are not perfect, they the trick. Also, a great deal of the 14 buttons you mention are hardly used. Remember Mario is being played on this, there no way you need more then 2 or 3 buttons for that game. Still, if this manages to run well on the iPhone its interesting. I've actually tried the PS emulator and its just about useless simply because the games run at 5fps.

Monica S
Los Angeles Computer Repair

An illustrated guide to Boot Camp and Windows 7 (

Nov 2nd 2009 5:10PM My only complaint about Boot Camp is that first the drivers are nigh impossible to find. Maybe I missed something. Once I did find them however I had two very distinct problems. Btw, I have W7 on an older Macbook Pro (no unibody). The first problem was the trackpad is terrible to use in W7 while working perfectly in OSX. It doesnt' seem like it would be that complicated to fix. The second is for some reason the batter doesn't talk to W7. So no warning before it just dies. And it usually dies very quickly compared to OSX for some reason.

Monica S
Los Angeles Computer Repair

27-inch iMacs reported to have Flash playback issues (

Oct 30th 2009 3:04PM This is not surprising at all. Apple seems to have a deep rooted hate for Adobe Flash, and seems content to simply let the problem pan out. Unfortunately Flash is like Windows. Like it or not, its everywhere and Apple needs to start playing nice. Its not as thought the hardware out there now can't handle it. Even in the mobile market we're seeing phones with 1ghz processes and embedded graphic processors, so handling Flash is no longer an issue. I think this is more Apple being Apple for no reason other then, well, being Apple.

Monica S
Los Angeles Computer Repair

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