Firefox Download May Have Set a New World Record

What is your favorite browser? For many it is Firefox by Mozilla, a browser that I personally like. Apparently, many other users feel the same way that I do. Firefox fans are busy downloading the new Firefox 3 at a rate of 9,000 copies per minute! Firefox has many loyal fans who collectively attempted to set a world record for the most software downloads in a 24-hour period. The category is a new one for the Guinness Book of World Records, and it has to be verified, a process that could take up to a week. But for users, it … Continue reading

Computing Week in Review: June 2nd Through June 15th

Have you checked out the new iPhone yet or printed up some free Father’s Day cards and gifts? If not, you may have missed some of the articles from the last two weeks. Check them out now in the Computing Blog Week in review. June 2nd Computing Week in Review: May 26th Through June 1st Do you worry about your computer security? Experts tell us that we don’t worry enough. We really should change passwords often and set up firewalls at the very least. If you are a Comcast email subscriber, then you know how even a large company packed … Continue reading

Printable Father’s Day Cards and Gifts

Are you having a Happy Father’s Day? I hope you day is a great one for you and your family. We are having a very low key day here today, but it will include a shopping trip to Sears at the request of my husband. Hmm, to celebrate our special day (Mother’s Day for me) I think spa, and he thinks Sears. I guess that is what makes us different. Just in case you are running a little bit behind on the gifts, you can check out one of several websites that allow you to print Father’s Day cards and … Continue reading

Will the New iPhone 2.0 Prompt a Trade-in Policy?

Users all over the world are anxiously awaiting for Apple to announce a new iPhone 2.0 or iPhone 3G later today. Of course, Apple has never officially announced such a phone, but rumors from reliable sources insist that the new iPhone is indeed coming. For one thing, Apple stores all over the country are out of stock on the current iPhone, and mysterious boxes have begun to appear in stores. Among the features expected for the new iPhone 2.0 are 3G network connectivity, GPS, larger storage and “fixes” to those things that iPhone users have been complaining about over and … Continue reading

Three Portable MP3 Players

Are you traveling this summer? You might want to take along some tunes. Here are some of the topic picks. Each player has its own set of selling points, so choose one that fits you best. Apple iPod Let’s start with the most famous MP3 player out there, the one that started it all, the Apple iPod. Sleek and a major performer, you can’t go wrong with an Apple iPod. There are plenty of different iPods from which to choose, from the very cool iPod Touch with its integrated touch screen and the ability to download music, movies and YouTube … Continue reading

Computing Week in Review: May 26th Through June 1st

Do you worry about your computer security? Experts tell us that we don’t worry enough. We really should change passwords often and set up firewalls at the very least. If you are a Comcast email subscriber, then you know how even a large company packed with security measures can come under attack. Learn more about this story and others featured this past week. May 26th Guitar Hero World Tour Band Kit Ready to be a star? GameStop has just released the latest information on the upcoming video game Guitar Hero World Tour Band Kit. The bundle for this bit of … Continue reading

Typeracer: A Fun Way to Improve Your Typing Skills for Free

In my household, pretty much any chore gets turned into a game. Whether it is putting toys away or seeing how fast the dishes can be done, the competitive aspect of a game seems to give us all motivation for doing those things that aren’t fun on their own. That is why when I cam across Typeracer, I knew I just had to try it. Typeracer is a fun and free online program that helps you improve your typing skills. This is something that I desperately need. While many years of writing on a word processor has gotten me over … Continue reading

Comcast Email Hacked

If you use Comcast email or Internet services you might just be in for a big headache. Last night, unknown hackers got in to Comcast email, despite extensive security measures that were taken by the company to prevent such hacking. Last night, the Comcast.net website (which is linked from Comcast.com as well) was broken in to and displayed a cryptic hacker’s message. Users could not get to their email accounts and the main page is down. Comcast has since taken back control of their domain, although there are still several problems with their website. The website still may not display … Continue reading

Amazon.com Lowers Price on Kindle

Do you dream of reading your books electronically? If so, you may be excited by the latest news about the Kindle device on Amazon.com. The Internet retail giant announced a 10 percent price cut on the Kindle, bringing the device down from $400 to $360. Will it make a difference. I suppose for people who have been debating buying a Kindle, the $40 price cut may just be the little push off of the fence that they need. Shipping on the Kindle is free, too. The price cut comes at a strange time. We are still so very far away … Continue reading

Japan Warns Parents about Kids and Cell Phones

In Japan, concern about cell phones has nothing to do with cancer. Instead, the focus is on the dangers that cell phones pose to children. In fact, the Japanese government feels that the threat is so real, that it is starting a program to warn parents and schools that they must restrict cell phone use among children. In Japan, cell phones are packed with features, such as high speed Internet access, although Masaharu Kuba, a government official overseeing the new program told the Associate Press (AP) that �Japanese parents are giving cell phones to their children without giving it enough … Continue reading