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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Facebook alternative Diaspora goes live :

Diaspora screenshotThe early Diaspora screenshots revealed a familiar look

An open source alternative to Facebook - called Diaspora - has gone live.
The "privacy-aware" social network was founded earlier this year during a period when Facebook came under fire for its privacy settings.
The community-funded project is currently only open to a small number of invited people.

Analysts have questioned whether the network can ever challenge more established sites such as Facebook, which now boasts nearly 600m members.
Diaspora says it hopes to begin adding more people in the coming weeks.
Read full report :: BBC News 24 Nov 2010 :

Friday, November 26, 2010

Facebook news feeds beset with malware.

Facebook login pageMalware writers are targeting social networks because of their enormous user base

One fifth of Facebook users are exposed to malware contained in their news feeds, claim security researchers.
Security firm BitDefender said it had detected infections contained in the news feeds of around 20% of Facebook users.
By clicking on infected links in a news feed, users risk having viruses installed on their computer.

Facebook said it already had steps in place to identify and remove malware-containing links.
BitDefender arrived at its figures by analysing data from 14,000 Facebook users that had installed a security app, called safego, it makes for the social network site.
In the month since safego launched, it has analysed 17 million Facebook posts, said BitDefender.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving :: 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For.

As we prepare to give thanks for our delicious Thanksgiving meals (and impending food comas), let's not forget to pay tribute to the wonderful developers who bring us our favorite free apps [ori pic].
Earlier this week we asked you to share the free apps you're most thankful for, and you came through with thousands of votes for apps covering the desktop, mobile phone, and devices in between. With a little spreadsheet magic and a few choices of our own, we bring you the top 50 free apps we're all most thankful for. Whether you're celebrating the holiday or not, it's a great list of free software that ought to make for some gluttonous downloading. The popular apps are some of the more obvious, however, so be sure to look further down the list for new free software you may not yet know about. Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For ::

  1. Dropbox

Sunday, November 21, 2010

MySpace deal looks to Facebook to gain and retain users

facebook myspace screenshotThe new service will start rolling out to users globally right away

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The once dominant MySpace has turned to the company that stole its crown, Facebook, for help to drive users to its ailing site.
The two launched Mashup with Facebook, to let MySpace users log in to their Facebook accounts through their MySpace page.
This means users can port over their likes and interests listed on Facebook.
In turn users will get a stream of entertainment content based on these preferences.
"We feel this is a complementary service to Facebook," said Mike Jones, MySpace chief executive.
"This new feature is a great illustration of our strategy around social entertainment and enabling the real-time stream."
MySpace is among more than a million websites letting Facebook members extend their social graph on the world's biggest social network to other parts of the web.

BBC News 18 Nov 2010 Read full report :

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jolicloud 1.0 Netbook OS - First impressions

minipcpro | July 14, 2010 - We are taking a first look at the new Jolicloud 1.0 which features a new HTML5 frontend. You can download the recent version at jolicloud

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Ultimate Netbook Operating System: Jolicloud

revision3 | August 21, 2009 - Hands on with Jolicloud, the best operating system for netbooks, it just might be the ultimate Netbook OS for the internet! Check out how it works, and what it looks like, and the secrets of installing it!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gmail Priority Inbox (Beta)

Get through your email faster:

Google | July 19, 2010 - Email is great, except when there’s too much of it. Priority Inbox automatically identifies your important email and separates it out from everything else, so that you can focus on what really matters.

Learn more about Priority Inbox.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Facebook revamps messaging system

Facebook screen grabFacebook's current messaging system can only be used within Facebook
Confounding rumours about what Facebook would announce, founder Mark Zuckerberg said the system was "not e-mail".
Instead, he said, it was modelled on instant messaging systems and will route messages to people no matter how they are using Facebook.
"It will handle messages across all the ways you want to communicate," said Mr Zuckerberg.
Fast friends
"This is not an e-mail killer," said Mr Zuckerberg. "It is a messaging system that includes e-mail as part of it."

BBC News - Read full report :

Facebook to launch email service, would you use it?

foxprovidence | November 15, 2010 - The grapevine is abuzz with rumors that Facebook will be launching its own webmail to compete directly with GMail and Yahoo Mail.

Posted by John Moe on November 15, 2010 8:14 AM

By all accounts, Facebook is rolling out an email service. It’s pretty much the most-leaked Facebook announcement I’ve ever seen, actually, so I’d be shocked if that wasn’t the case. Not sure what they’ll call it yet.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gmail voice and video chat

Google | November 07, 2008 - Talk face to face right in Gmail with free, high quality video and audio. Get started at

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf warns over address changes.

The internet could face years of instability as it moves to a new addressing system, one of the network's original architects has warned.

Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet, spoke as the UK was urged to begin using the new addressing system.

With current addresses (pic) due to run out in 2012, nations and businesses must get on with switching, said Mr Cerf.

During the switch internet links could become unreliable, making sites and services hard to reach, Mr Cerf said.

"This has to happen or the internet will stop growing or will not be growable," he said of the move to the addressing system.

BBC News 11 Nov 2010 - read full report :

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Facebook eyes mobile domination.

Facebook has set out a strategy it hopes will make it as dominant in mobiles as it is in social networks.

At the heart of its plans is making the mobile phone a more social experience and offering shopping discounts.

The company announced the opportunity for businesses to offer deals to users via their phone.

Facebook also revealed plans for a single sign-on that lets users log in to other phone applications with their Facebook name and password.

Read full report :

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Google Buzz ...

Intro to Google Buzz :

Google | February 05, 2010 - Start conversations about the things you find interesting. Share updates, photos, videos, and more