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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

FYI, Windows 7 'compatibility checker' currently masquerading as trojan horse virus.FYI, Windows 7 'compatibility checker' currently masquerading as trojan horse virus.

Once a victim has installed the software, criminals can pretty much do whatever they want on the PC, Cosoi said. That could mean installing a keylogger to steal banking credentials or even gaining full access to the hacked system.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:19 AM | Tags (9) | trojan | virus | windows7 | security | compatibility | checker | horse | vulnerability | keylogger |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

An interesting writeup on iPad usability from Jakob Nielsen.An interesting writeup on iPad usability from Jakob Nielsen.

This post contains most of my reasoning as to why I haven't purchased an iPad just yet. I can't seem to rationalize how the device fits into my overall usage scheme. The iPhone seems to do everything I would use an iPad for - and it does a heck of a good job at everything it already does.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 2:04 PM | Tags (14) | apps | design | device | findings | gadget | interface | ipad | iphone | nielsen | screen | size | studies | usability | wonky |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Steam gaming platform most likely coming to the Mac platform in the very near future.Steam gaming platform most likely coming to the Mac platform in the very near future.

There are currently over a thousand games on the Steam distribution system that Mac users may get access to sooner than later. Now you just need to find yourself a Mac with a decent enough graphics card to play some of these fine games (sadly, my wimpy MacBook Intel GMA card will most likely not cut it).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:00 AM | Tags (9) | gaming | platform | mac | steam | videogames | apple | laptop | graphics | capability |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

Your brain just might be to blame for your bad video gaming skills.Your brain just might be to blame for your bad video gaming skills.

The researchers recruited 39 healthy adults (10 men, 29 women) who had played fewer than three hours of video games each week during the previous two years. They then examined their brains with the aid of an MRI machine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:51 AM | Tags (8) | brain | gaming | videogames | study | ars | technica | bad | ability |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: January 7, 2010

You'll soon be able to tweet from your automobile thanks to the Ford Sync system.You'll soon be able to tweet from your automobile thanks to the Ford Sync system.

Yet another way that technology is going to make the roads safer. As if cell phones, smart phones, app phones, GPS, XM weren't enough to distract from you from you know, actually driving.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:39 AM | Tags (8) | autos | capability | cars | ford | microsoft | sync | technology | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.Disney would like you to be able to watch your movies anywhere.

Disney's new initiative is called 'Keychest' and you just might be able to have your movies delivered via some nifty cloud-computing concepts. They also hope that the initiative will prolong the relevancy of DVDs and Blu-ray so don't go throwing away all of your discs just yet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:13 AM | Tags (9) | availability | bluray | cloud | computing | devices | disney | dvds | movies | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Your beloved iPhone may get FM radio functionality with a software update.Your beloved iPhone may get FM radio functionality with a software update.

This wouldn't be the first time Apple awoke sleeping hardware functionality from its mobile products.  Apple sometimes chooses to leave hardware features dormant in their products until they feel the time is right.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:53 AM | Tags (8) | apple | fm | radio | functionality | capability | 9to5 | sleeper | dormant |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Ten useful usability findings and guidlines from the folks over at Smashing Magazine.Ten useful usability findings and guidlines from the folks over at Smashing Magazine.

Elements such as layout, consistency, typography, color and style all affect how users perceive your website and what kind of image you project. Your website should project not only a good image but also the right one for your audience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:49 AM | Tags (6) | design | findings | guidelines | interface | smashing | usability |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten movies where the sports athletic ability is just awful.Ten movies where the sports athletic ability is just awful.

This has got to be the single worst display of basketball in the history of cinema.  With the exception of the stunt man who played the wolf, not one guy in this entire movie knew how to play basketball.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 7:34 AM | Tags (5) | ability | athletic | funny | manofest | movies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Apple releases update for iTunes 9 that fixes some bugs.Apple releases update for iTunes 9 that fixes some bugs.

If you had issues with your copy of iTunes being unresponsive or just unexpectedly quitting, this update is for you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | bugs | fixes | itunes | itunes9 | macrumors | stability | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Five classic ways to boost your note-taking abilities.Five classic ways to boost your note-taking abilities.

Covers various methods, one of which just may be the right one for you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 7:31 AM | Tags (6) | tutorial | lifehacker | boost | notes | ability | retention |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Microsoft would like you to know about a very serious security hole.Microsoft would like you to know about a very serious security hole.

The so-called 'zero day' vulnerability disclosed by Microsoft affects a part of its software used to play video. The problem arises from the way the software interacts with Internet Explorer, which opens a hole for hackers to tunnel into.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:37 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | security | fyi | vulnerability | video | hole | software |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

Ten tools to help improve your site's usability on a low budget.Ten tools to help improve your site's usability on a low budget.

A good list of tools for my fellow web nerds out there. I just started playing with Google's website optimizer yesterday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:25 AM | Tags (6) | usability | tools | web | programming | development | optimization |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Google Voice may use number portability so you can keep your existing phone numbers.Google Voice may use number portability so you can keep your existing phone numbers.

Google isn't going to be your wireless carrier just yet; you'll still have to have some sort of account with a carrier to deliver your calls, texts, and e-mails.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:42 PM | Tags (6) | google | voice | phone | portability | wireless | carrier |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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