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Windows Home Server 2011 released to manufacturers

Just a little under two months after its release candidate went live, Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 has been finalized and released into the wild. The new version of Microsoft's slick, do-it-all server OS is a big step forward from its predecessor. Built on the Windows Server 2008 R2 base, Home Server 2011 features a simpler dashboard, a better backup solution, dead simple remote access to...

Go Launcher is a slick, customizable home screen for Android

Now that my Android device is cluttered with apps and games, I figured it was time to tidy up my home screen -- and Go Launcher is up to the task. It's a highly customizable home replacement which supports app folders (like iOS), and widgets, multiple pages, and a huge number of user-configurable settings. Tap the grid icon and Go displays all your apps in a paged 4x4 grid -- which you can...

AeroTweak is an option-filled tweaking app for Windows 7

A while back, I ran down a list of 7 tweaking apps for Windows 7. One more worth knowing about is AeroTweak, a fully-portable Windows tweaking app which allows you to modify and disable a wide range of features. AeroTweak lets you painless flip the switch on things like AeroShake, taskbar thumbnails, and low disk space notifications. It also provides one-click disabling of autoruns on all your...

Firefox Friday -- "Beta 2 is coming, and it'll break stuff" edition

As Sebastian jaunts around Montenegro snapping photos, the task has fallen to me to cover this week's spate of Firefox news... So grab your stuffed Foxkeh and pull up a chair -- it's time for the Friday Five! Firefox 4 Beta 2 is coming soon (as in today, maybe)! ... Which is great news! I've been using Firefox 4 for my primary browser since the first beta builds showed up on the Mozilla...

Firefox home arrives in iTunes store, apparently contains naughty content

Just yesterday I was musing about why Firefox Home had yet to appear in the App Store, and today it finally has! Approval was pretty much a foregone conclusion: like Opera's app, Firefox Home is not actually a browser and doesn't utilize any undocumented APIs. Both apps were designed from the get-go to be approved -- and, ultimately, they were. Don't worry, you're free to install both on your...

Firefox Home headed to the App Store

...pending Apple approval, of course. Late yesterday, Mozilla submitted Firefox Home, their not-quite-Firefox-Sync app for the iPhone. Back in May, our own Nik Fletcher compiled the Objective C source for the app and took it for a trial run. Everything functioned well at the time, but the apps' UI still needed polishing. One thing worth noting is that Firefox Home only pulls data down to...

That Firefox iPhone app we showed you: official screencast, coming next month

About a week ago, our own Nik Fletcher compiled that mysterious Mozilla iPhone app they had mentioned back in October of 2009. As it turns out, Mozilla was apparently just about ready to show off the app -- dubbed Firefox Home -- on their official blog. What you'll see in the 32-second screencast is just about the same experience Nik presented in still images. Functionality-wise, things look...

10+ great, free Windows programs for your small or home business

Purchasing software for your business can take a pretty big bite out of your budget, but finding programs that you're actually allowed to use on a home business computer can be tricky. There's a lot of free software out there, but much of it is only free for personal use -- and you can't use it legally on your business systems. Here's a list of 13 great, free programs that you can definitely...

AutoDesk Dragonfly becomes Homestyler, does easy 3D home design for free

AutoDesk has been working on their free online 3D home design tool for quite some time. Last year, Project Dragonfly debuted and I was impressed with the early effort. Now the easy-to-use web app has been relabeled AutoDesk Homestyler, and it's better than ever. What's new in Homestyler? The biggest change is that you can now do landscape design as well -- something I was hoping they would add...

Best Linux software for new users

For new users, I recommend the openSUSE-Edu Li-f-e(Linux for Education) Live DVD. You can get it at http://en.opensuse.org/Education/Live#Download. There are some screen shots here. This is a Live DVD - you simply place the DVD in the computer's DVD drive and reboot the machine from it. When the machine comes up, you will be running Linux. Normally, the software won't write to your computer's...

Fugly Friday: Cybertown

Do you tire of your humdrum, meatspace world? Does Sony's PlayStation Home look too real? Are there too many flying penises in Second Life for your taste? Well, strap on your hippie goggles and head over to Cybertown, where VRML never really went out of style, it just got better textures. I remember stumbling into Cybertown around the turn of this century and being plenty impressed. Back then,...

Web based home design site Floorplanner adds 3D objects

Whether you want to design a dream home or figure out how to cram a new couch into your living room, Floorplanner can help. The site, which we first covered last year, lets you design, share, and export floorplans. The site recently launched a new beta version with a bunch of updates, including support for 3D objects. In other words, your couch, bed, table, or dresser might show up in 3D. Not...

Choose where to call home with the help of StreetAdvisor

Having a hard time deciding where to live? StreetAdvisor makes those decisions a little easier for renters and buyers. TechCrunch posted about an array of new features added to the website, but since DLS has not yet covered this helpful product that launched earlier this year, and the fact that its starting to generate more street reviews we'll give it a little rundown. StreetAdvisor plain and...

Toodledo, the killer task-list application

There are many task-list applications out there, but not many with the impressive feature set that Toodledo has. Its deceptive simplicity of task entry using inline editing via AJAX makes for lightning fast tasking and better productivity, while providing integration with Google Calendar, Google Personal Homepage, Firefox, and IMified. One of the best features of Toodledo is the distinction...

Yahoo! Real Estate adds school information

If you're looking to move your family to a new abode, an important consideration is often the quality of the schools in the areas you are looking for. To help with the decision, Yahoo! Real Estate has added a nationwide school search feature to it's service. The schools are displayed on the embedded Y! Map, so you get all the zoom \ pan \ images that you'd expect. Each school is linked to more...