Monthly Archives: September 2010

How to Switch Off GMail Conversation View

424-gmail-conversationGMail’s threaded conversation view is now optional. It’s a welcome change for those who prefer a traditional, easy-to-understand inbox. Continue reading

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Programming Amazon S3, Part II

SitePoint’s latest title, Host Your Web Site in the Cloud: Amazon Web Services Made Easy, has just hit the shelves. In this excerpt, author Jeff Barr takes you through the steps of using the CloudFusion library to leverage Amazon’s S3 storage servi… Continue reading

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The End is Nigh for Xmarks Browser Bookmark Synchronization

422-xmarks-endXmarks Inc, the company which produces the popular cross-browser bookmark synchronization service, has announced that it will close its service within 90 days. Continue reading

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Happy 12th Birthday Google

421-google-birthdayToday is Google’s birthday and it’s hard to believe the company has only been with us for 12 years. Continue reading

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Orkut Hit by XSS Worm

420-orkut-wormGoogle’s Orkut has been attacked by the virulent Bom Sabado worm. Although the problem has been fixed, Craig discusses whether we will see a rise in attacks on the social networks. Continue reading

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Facebook Resolves Worst Shutdown in Four Years

418-facebook-shutdownFacebook engineers have fixed a catastrophic failure which caused the whole social network to fail on Thursday as 135 million users attempted to access the site. Continue reading

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Google Reveals its Government Censorship Map

415-google-censorship-mapWere you aware that the US, UK and Australian governments demanded removal of 1,500 items from Google services during the first 6 months of 2010? Craig examines Google’s Transparency Tool and asks whether it’s the regulatory authorities or Google we should fear the most. Continue reading

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Twitter Attacked by Thousands of Tweet Worms

414-twitter-wormTwitter’s website has been exploited by a simple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability which allowed anyone to inject JavaScript code into a tweet. Continue reading

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It’s IE9 Beta Download Day

387-ie9-betaThe beta version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 is available today. Craig provides important download links, times, and useful information for anyone considering IE9 installation. Continue reading

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Google Instant Search: Is it an Improvement?

406-google-instantInstant Search is a new feature which attempts to make Google’s search engine faster and more usable. Is it better? Let us know what you think. Continue reading

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