Category Archives: Techie

Technology Strikes Again

Technology is dominating more and more aspects of our daily lives, but now, technology is taking it to the next level. It seeks to prevent humans from procreating in what could be the next step in a technological overthrow of our species. See the full story later at Fox News.

Anyway, read it and weep, boys.


Attention Apple Acolytes

My lifelong friend (and one-time college roommate) and his brother have started a new company and have just released their first iPhone application.

It is a task manager and it looks great. Sadly, I do not have the necessary hardware (iPhone or iPod Touch) to take full advantage of this app, but the least I can do is share the news to those who, like me, are always on the look out for tools that make life simpler. That is the aim of CDEV, their company, and hopefully this app is the first of many to come.

I know for a fact CDEV is willing to listen to any ideas for new software, so if you have an idea for something that your iPhone, iPod Touch or Macbook are not doing right now, contact these guys on their website. I know what I want: CDEV’s app on my MacBook Pro.

UPDATE: I forgot to mention what may be the most important part to some of you, and that is that the app is FREE! Gratis. Yep. So go and download it from the iTunes App Store, try it out, and give CDEV your feedback.

Mac Users

Calling all Mac users. Does anyone out there know how to import google tasks using iCal? What about putting google tasks on the dashboard? I found a way to do that using Safari, which has a function that allows you to open web pages in the dashboard, but I am not a fan of Safari. Does anyone care to convince me to switch from Firefox to Safari and thus eliminate the need to both import google tasks with iCal and figure out a way to add tasks to Dashboard?

Google OS

The Economist is reporting that Google intends to launch its own operating system for PCs. The implication here is the move to compete against Microsoft Windows. The Chrome OS will start on netbooks before becoming available to all PCs. A snippet:

Yet Google’s intention is clear. It is plans to do what the now-defunct Netscape attempted when it launched its first browser in the mid-1990s: to make Windows obsolete and turn the browser into the dominant computing platform. Eventually Chrome OS will be used to power full-fledged PCs. All applications written for the software will be web-based and will work with other browsers that are compliant with the latest web standards (even those running on Windows). Chrome OS would also allow users to work offline and synchronise changes later.

The following is from Google’s official blog, courtesy of Lifehacker:

We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web. And as we did for the Google Chrome browser, we are going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don’t have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work.

Firefox 3.5

It is here!

Once you download, I recommend the following add-ons:

Adblock Plus
Better Gmail2
Better GReader
Better GCal
Any Color

Firefox has plenty of other cool and useful add-ons, which can all be found on the Mozilla download site.