Beta Watch – 2.25.09

A couple of big applications were released to beta or release candidate in the last two days. The first big one is Apple’s Safari web browser, which has released a beta version of Safari 4, which was released yesterday. New features include cover-flow style browsing of your history and bookmarks, faster browsing and a thumbnail […]


Make PC-Compatible ZIP Files on a Mac

Working with compressed file formats can be a real pain, especially when trying to use them across both Macs and PCs. Files with the .ZIP file extension are compressed archive files that are very common on the PC. Unfortunately, ZIP files that are created on the Mac contain a lot of Mac-specific metadata that when […]

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Microsoft’s “Ultimate Steal” Deal

Microsoft is the proverbial “800 pound gorilla” in the software world when it comes to operating systems (i.e., Windows XP and Vista) and office software (that is, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.). Students enrolled at most traditional four-year universities are able to legally purchase either of these lines of products through their schools at greatly […]

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Find Great Tech Bargains at

We are well known to a small group of people as the go-to guys for good technology buying advice. We habitually save the Sunday circulars from the paper and often direct people to go to this place or another for an inexpensive laptop or projector. We also have a number of sites on the Internet […]


Live Search Maps – A Google Earth Alternative

Google Earth is the king of online virtual mapping. If you want to see what almost any area of the Earth looks like from above, it is the default choice. However, Microsoft has an alternative, and its pretty awesome in its own right. It is called Live Search Maps and it allows you to view […]

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