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Firefox 4 to have tabs on top

As you may know, Firefox 4 will have the tab bar placed on top of the navigation bar by default, significantly changing the way it looks and, to some degree, behaves for long time Firefox users. As Alex Faaborg emphasizes in this video, this is all about the default layout. Reversing to tabs below the navigation bar is a matter of right clicking on...

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Microsoft Kills Kin

Just six weeks after launch, Microsoft’s Kin, the social phone we wanted to love, is dead. Microsoft is ending its short life, sources close to Microsoft tell us. There won’t be a separate Kin product anymore. Effective immediately, Andy Lees is shoving the entire Kin team into the core Windows Phone 7 team, so there will just be one big group to focus on...

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Adobe lists Android devices that can expect Flash Player 10.1

Adobe began testing Flash Player 10.1 on Android 2.2 in late May, and hit the beta 3 phase last week. Today, Adobe announced that the final version of Flash Player 10.1 has been sent to mobile platform partners, and that Flash Player 10.1 will be available as a final production release on the following “Froyo” (Android 2.2) devices:

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Google ties Blogger, Docs, Picasa, and more to the command line with GoogleCL

Google announced a Python-based command line utility it’s calling GoogleCL. The tool brings various Google services to the command line, including Blogger, Calendar, Contacts, Picasa, Docs, and YouTube. Once it’s installed, you can then access Google’s services from the command line. Access to the services is generally limited to a few commands, usually “Add/Upload,” “Delete”, and “List.” YouTube, Picasa, and Blogger all let you...

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Congratulations to gUiTaR_mIkE!

We wanted to say congratulations to gUiTaR_mIkE as being the latest member of the Lunarsoft Community to be selected as a valued Contributor. As such, his group has been upgraded to reflect this change. He has contributed excellent news on our forums about popular software. Plus, he has given sound advice and been extremely helpful to fellow members and guests. Thanks Mike for all...

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Beta invites for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack arrive

As announced at Tech Ed 2010 in New Orleans a little more than a week ago, Invitations for the first beta of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) have reportedly begun arriving in potential testers’ mailboxes. The beta of SP1 is expected to begin in July, with the release to market some time in the fourth quarter. According to...

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IE6 Falls Below 5% for First Time in US and Europe

Usage of web browser Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) in the US and Europe fell below the 5% mark for the first time in May, according to web analytics company, StatCounter. The firm’s research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that IE6 US usage has fallen to 4.7% from 11.5% 12 months ago. “At these levels web developers now have valid justification not to support IE6...

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Microsoft warns of (another) zero-day XP bug

Microsoft warned users Thursday of a zero-day flaw affecting Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, occurring ironically in the Windows Help and Support Center, that could enable hackers to launch malicious attacks. Specifically, the security flaw, first detected and published by Google researcher Tavis Ormandy, occurs in the Windows Help and Support Center. The bug is accessed through the protocol handler and can be...

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Caffeine, Google’s new web index system goes live

Today, we’re announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine. Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it’s the largest collection of web content we’ve offered. Whether it’s a news story, a blog or a forum post, you can now find links to relevant content much sooner after it is published than was possible...

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Preview of the new Windows Live Essentials

In recent posts we’ve talked about the new Messenger and the re-invention of Hotmail. Today, we’re going to spend time on the new Windows Live Essentials. Windows Live Essentials – the essential software for Windows Windows Live Essentials includes Messenger, Mail, Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Writer, Sync and Family Safety. Essentials is available for free and in many cases may already be installed on...