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Winextra | April 21, 2014

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It’s Here Folks – Windows 8.1 Prime For Updating

October 17, 2013 |

Next to XP Service Pack 2 this update for Windows is probably the most anticipated Windows operating system. There will be a lot written about the update, or full install, over the next week or so but for now the download has gone live. Read More

Oh Those Silly Android Guys

October 16, 2013 |

I have a lot of admiration for the code divers that discover all kinds of goodies buried in the depth of the source code behind the apps and the sites we visit or use. This scouring of source code isn’t easy considering that there can be thousands, if not tens of thousands of lines of code making up those apps and sites. Read More

Friendcaster Is The Facebook App For Android That Facebook’s App Should Have Been

October 8, 2013 | 2

On August 11, 2012, I wrote about the first step of my moving to a more Google world and buying an Acer Iconia A200 tablet, and on the whole it’s been a fairly satisfying transition. Read More

An In-Depth Look At The Windows 8 Task Manager [Video]

June 9, 2013 |

Say what you will about Windows 8, love it, like it, or hate it it doesn’t alter the fact that this version of Windows saw a lot of changes whether it be the new Metro interface of the applications that come with Windows. Read More

The Photoshopping Of Our World [Video]

April 13, 2013 | 1

One of my favorite web video series’ is the Off Book series by PBS and this newest one titled Is Photoshop Remixing the World? takes a look at Adobe’s Photoshop program and how it has changed the way we visualize our world. Read More

SaferCar app from NHTSA lets you track recalls, safety ratings

April 1, 2013 |

The NHTSA is the Federal agency that is meant to provide consumers with information relating transportation and the vehicles we use on a daily basis. Its mission is to “Save lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes”, but chances are most Americans don’t know much about it or what its purpose is. Read More

Amazon Prime Instant Video links showing up in IMDb’s iOS app

February 20, 2013 |

Back in 2008 Amazon bought up the movie and television database site IMDb but strangely it never integrated the service into any of the company’s properties. Even after Amazon launched its Instant Video service for its Prime members IMDb was still absent; but it seems that the time has come for that situation to start changing. Read More

Another Nasty Malware Botnet Taken Down Thanks To Microsoft And Symantec

February 6, 2013 |

One of the tactics that Microsoft has been utilizing over the last few years in its fight against malware botnets is by filing lawsuits against botnet providers; and it has proven to be quite successful as evidenced with the latest takedown announced today. Read More