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Google calendar updates

Google calendar updates

Google has recently added a couple of very nice new features to the Google Calendar application. Since the beginning of the year, I've been using Google Calendar as the "glue" that binds all of my devices witht he assistance of some helpful utilities including Spanning Sync for Mac OS X and SyncMyCal for Outlook on my Windows Vista devices.

published June 26, 2007 by

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New OneNote Powertoy adds search and replace

New OneNote Powertoy adds search and replace

Daniel Escapa has just released a new PowerToy for OneNote that adds a basic search-and-replace feature to the application. I've long wished for this ability in OneNote. The add-in currently supports text only (no support for searching against pre-recognized text which makes sense in a certain way since what would it replace a result with?). Like all PowerToy releases, this is unsupported by Microsoft or the author so use at your own risk, your mileage may vary, back up all of your data before installing, and other cautionary admonitions apply.

published June 23, 2007 by

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iGTD just keeps getting better

iGTD just keeps getting better

I've been using iGTD for some time and am planning a review of how I've integrated it, MailTags, Mail Act-On, and a few other tools into a very powerful GTD system on my MacBook. But I'm on vacation in Telluride right now at the Bluegrass Festuval and that will have to wait.

published June 21, 2007 by

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Enterprise 2.0 coverage

Enterprise 2.0 coverage

I'm at the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston this week. There's a tremendous amount of energy at the show – the exhibition space was packed wall-to-wall yesterday. As I'm working at the show and attending some meetings in Boston, there's been less time than I'd hoped for visiting with companies to see what they're announcing and showing here at the event, Thankfully, ZDNet's David Berlind and my good friend Michael Sampson are doing a terrific job talking with companies and posting analysis of what's new in this space.

published June 19, 2007 by

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Zoho Meeting now in public beta

Zoho Meeting now in public beta

Zoho has just announced that Meeting, their web conferencing and desktop sharing tool, has been opened for public beta testing. The service, which has been in private beta for some time, provides the following features and capabilities:Meetings allows you to share your desktop with multiple attendees.

published June 19, 2007 by

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Dell selling Nokia phones - bad news for carriers

Dell selling Nokia phones - bad news for carriers

Stefan at intomobile points to new listings on the Dell website showing unlocked Nokia handsets. This is a big deal. One of the stumbling blocks Nokia (and other high-end handset manufacturers) faces is getting distribution for these devices in the company stores operated by AT&T and T-Mobile (the two largest GSM carriers here in the US). I always treasure the look on the faces of the young people working in the local T-Mobile store when I walk in with a new unlocked Nokia handheld multimedia computer. Brief but enjoyable rock star status.

published June 16, 2007 by

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Is Safari a honeypot for the iPhone?

Is Safari a honeypot for the iPhone?

I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next person. I came across the interesting notion that Apple chose to release the Safari for Windows beta to have the hacker community expose and document holes in the browser in advance of the iPhone release at the end of the month. Macenstein has a good theory on this. Sounds pretty plausible to me.

published June 16, 2007 by

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Microsoft and Linspire play nice

Microsoft and Linspire play nice

Wow. Talk about the lion laying down with the lamb! In a joint announcement today, Microsoft and Linspire, a Linux distribution popular with consumers and SOHO said they will collaborate ina number of areas to promote interoperability and a better user experience for Linspire's customers. While maybe not the biggest deal Microsoft has announced recently, it's noteworthy as another indication of the company's increasingly relaxed posture towards Linux and has more than a bit of irony attached to it.

published June 13, 2007 by

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A cautionary Vista story - steep curves ahead

A cautionary Vista story - steep curves ahead

Chris Shipley, the executive director of and impresario behind the DEMO Conferences is hardly a technology lightweight. Every year, she and her team evaluate hundreds of emerging technology companies and products and cherry pick the best and brightest to appear under the DEMO microscope for their legendary six minutes of scrutiny. So when I read something like this, I know there's trouble in Vista-land...

published June 13, 2007 by

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Zoho launches Creator 2.0

Zoho launches Creator 2.0

Zoho announced today that a new, improved version of Creator, their database application builder, has been released. If you've ever struggled with "simple" tools like FileMaker Pro or Microsoft Access you know that constructing an application that draws on one or more database files can get very complex very quickly.

published June 12, 2007 by

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Parallels 3.0 a worthy upgrade

Parallels 3.0 a worthy upgrade

I've been using Parallels Desktop on my MacBook for some time to give me access to certain applications for which there is no counterpart on the Mac and have been generally quite pleased with the performance and usability of the virtualization software. I run a Vista Ultimate virtual machine and have found virtually nothing I do on a regular basis on a standard PC beyond its capabilities.

published June 8, 2007 by

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Treo 700p patch problems - bad to worse

Treo 700p patch problems - bad to worse

This is beyond bad. I've heard from a number of people through various channels about the post I put up a few days back concerning the ongoing delays in getting a patch out for Treo 700p users and the ham-handedness with which they're being handled by Palm. Some are concerned it is a sign of the imminent demise of the company's remaining good name. In the latest tragic chapter in this affair, the company has now pulled the lone patch made available to date for Sprint customers.

published June 6, 2007 by

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Kingston does it again with microSD reader bundle

Kingston does it again with microSD reader bundle

Check this little guy out! Kingston has just introduced a tiny USB reader made specifically to support the microSD cards that are increasingly being used for data storage in phones and other mobile devices. This unit is literally the same size as the tip of my index finger.

published June 6, 2007 by

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Big day for browser releases

Big day for browser releases

While the browser market is still essentially a two-horse race, that is not stopping other contenders from trying to break into the game. Netscape has just released version 9.0 (beta 1) of their Navigator browser (based on core Mozilla code) which has a number of very interesting ideas in play, And Camino has just been revved to version 1.5 and uses the same Gecko rendering engine as Firefox and the same Mac keychain as Safari.

published June 5, 2007 by

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