Google Finds Themselves In Hot Water After Courts Rule Against Them

Good Thing Google Has Deep Pockets… The search engine tycoon, Google, was recently ordered to pay $20 million after the courts found they infringed on four different anti-malware patents.  The infringement involved the development of the company’s popular web browser, Chrome. According to The Next Web, the suit originated in 2013 after Alfonso Cioffi and, […]

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Google – Stop Following Me

google privacyDear Google: I am writing to tell you one important fact. I bought the Sony NEX-5N camera. As you know, a friend of mine contacted me through my Gmail account, because he had recently purchased the Sony and he was ecstatic. I purchased the camera with the 19-55 mm lens, and then I also purchased the 55-200 lens as well. If you must know, I also purchased a bag, a tripod, and some filters. I paid roughly $1000 from Amazon.com and used my personal credit card. The stuff arrived about a week later, and I paid my Visa bill one month later.

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Chris Pirillo: Can Google+ Beat Facebook?

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Can Google+ beat Facebook? That’s the question I’ve been asked again and again as early adopters are beginning to understand what Google+ has to offer its users. A full analysis of its potential won’t be possible for some time, as features are just not beginning to really take form and bugs are being worked out. In order to “beat” Facebook, Google+ would have to have a larger user base using it as their primary social network. That’s a tall order, considering Facebook’s 750 million users. The fact is, Google+ has the potential of “beating” Facebook, if they concentrate on a few key points moving forward.

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Bits from Bill Pytlovany: Favorite Tips for Online Shopping

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By Bill Pytlovany

It’s been five years since media coined the term Cyber-Monday but the truth is everyday is a  great shopping day online.  I planned on writing an article about the safety of online shopping but noticed everyone was already doing it.  Many sites provide the same duplicate tips. So I thought I might include some of the best tips and post them along with my favorites.

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Ask Leo: How do I block people from finding information about me on the internet?

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By Leo Notenboom

How do I block people from finding me and information about me on
the internet? I want to erase myself from the internet. How do I stop
my name and my information from showing when people google me or search
for me on the internet?

This is, sadly, an extremely common question. I say sadly, because
the answer is both disappointingly complex, and ultimately
unattainable.

The short answer is very, very simple…

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Ask Leo: How do I maximize my battery life?

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By Leo Notenboom

When I first got my laptop (8 mos. ago) my battery life was about 2 hours 45. Now after daily use (mostly with plug but using battery as well) it is down to 1.5 hrs which is basically useless. I have tried draining totally recharging etc and still only 1.5 hours. SO I am buying a new one. My question is how do I make my battery keep its charge so I can have it when I need it?

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5 Ways To Improve Windows7

It’s no secret that I love Windows7. I started using it with the beta version, moved to RC 1, and then purchased the Windows 7 Pro version as soon as it was available.

But as much as I love it, there are a couple of things that I think are missing and a couple of things that can be improved. Listed below are the things I add as soon as I install the program. I know they’re not the only things available, but they are the things I must have to feel comfortable using Windows 7.

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Look At My Appliance

It is my appliance! It provides all forms of entertainment. It buys airline tickets and makes hotel reservations. I can write and publish articles with it and I have access to every piece of software ever written. It’s one whole wall of my living room and it’s in my pocket.

Recently I’ve written several articles on whether Windows 7 is worth the change, what will happen to XP, how bad was Vista? There is always interest in the latest about operating systems, but mostly I write about how to fix them, how to keep them working.

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Google Chrome OS to be Released Next Week?

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So, have you heard anything about Google’s Chrome Operating System being released next week?

It’s open source. It’s free. It’s going to have limited drivers available. It has fewer partners than expected. It’s supposed to be quick and lean, designed for today’s computing. First commercial availability will be on netbooks

I hope it’s as innovative and exciting as Google want’s it to be but, somewhere in the back of my mind I worry about The Cost of Free.


Grab some speculation here.

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Technologizer: Firefox 3.5 Review

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By Harry McCracken

Was it really fewer than five years ago that Firefox 1.0 debuted? Its arrival ended the dismal period in which only one browser–Microsoft’s mediocre Internet Explorer–seemed to be viable. With Firefox, Mozilla proved that millions of people were itching to adopt a better browser. And today, we find ourselves with multiple better browsers: Not just Firefox, but also Google’s minimalist Chrome, Apple’s flashy Safari, the ever-inventive Opera, the highly social Flock, and even the no-longer-calcifying Internet Explorer 8.

All of which means that Firefox 3.5–which Mozilla plans to formally release today–is no longer a shoo-in for the distinction of being the favorite browser of browser fans.

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BrowserWars II

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According to Wikipedia, “The term “browser wars” refers to the competition for dominance in the web browser marketplace. The term is used to denote two specific periods of time: the competition between market-dominating Netscape Navigator and its eventual defeat by Microsoft Internet Explorer during the late 1990s, and the competition from 2003 onwards between the dominating Internet Explorer and several other emerging browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera and, since mid-2008, Google Chrome.” I couldn’t agree more, so now it’s time to look again at browsers and their respective performance. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

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Some Whine With Your Beta?

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IE8 Beta is gone and hopefully replaced by an improved RC1. A browser capable of remembering passwords doesn’t seem like too much to ask. With any luck at all the tabbed browsing and other improvements will be worth while because the browser will be able to render pages and do the small things that so far have escaped recent Internet Explorer releases.

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Windows 7 Wish List

I am very excited about Windows 7. In fact, I can’t wait. It can’t happen soon enough. Without flat out admitting it, Microsoft is finally realizing what we, as users, have known all along. Vista delivered far less than expectation after a five year wait from the smartest, wealthiest, largest, and savviest software company in the world.

But let’s not look backwards, now is the time to look forwards to a bright future for Windows and its suffering users. Having purchased Vista in March 2007, and one of its first guinea pigs, here is my wish list for Windows 7 and why.

Windows Movie Maker. As I reported almost two years ago, there still is a major problem with Windows Movie Maker. In the middle of editing (sometimes at the end), a horrible error message “Windows Movie Maker has stopped working.” appears. If you Google the above error message, it is easy to imagine millions of people getting the same error message.

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