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By now, you’ve probably heard the news that Google had a bit of a “glitch” this past weekend, when it warned that every single site in existence (including Google) was rated as potentially dangerous and could put malware on your computer. It lasted for about an hour on Saturday causing amused chatter around the web. But, of course, it does highlight one key issue: whenever we end up with various “automated” warning systems, we tend to start believing what the systems tell us — even when we know they’re not completely reliable. Similarly no software model is 100% reliable. We always find some bugs. Don’t we? So Don’t blindly trust what a computer tells you.

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I found this cool site which gives you all the details of programmes being aired on any chennel in India.

I used it to check for all thr repeat telecasts of the 9 PM shows on the Discovery channel as everyday at 9 PM my mom watches some slow motioned terrible regional soaps. They also have a free reminder service which sends you an sms on mobile when you set a reminder. Visit zipazap and you will find it useful.

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Well most of you have used some version of Microsoft Office and some might have tried their hands on OpenOffice.org. Here comes another Office Suite from IBM – Lotus Symphony, based on the Openoffice.org. It supports the Open Document Format(ODF) and OpenOffice.org 1.1 files. The Symphony Lotus version 1.2 was released on 03 Nov 2008. It’s available for Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu, Windows and Mac OS X( there is beta version for Mac OS X ). OpenOffice.org version 3 has got many features it now has MS Office 2007 import filters. But Lotus Symphony is worth checking out.

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Are you using Windows Vista? Do you miss Windows XP? Do you want to switch back to Windows XP but keep Vista untouched? No, I am not suggesting a dual boot system. How about virtualization. Yes, it’s possible with a software which allows you to create a Virtual Machine on your machine :) . One of them is Microsoft’s Virtual PC 2007. It’s a free program that let’s you run many Operating Systems on your systems in a virtual machine window, without affecting your primary OS.

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Google’s Chrome has been on the go for a few days. With Google’s brand name attached to Chrome, the world was waiting anxiously for it’s launch. After the launch many curious users and security firms downloaded Chrome. I was one of those users who immediately had Chrome on my Desktop. I have used it for few days. Before writing anything about Chrome I surfed through a lot of blogs, and got to know more about Chrome. So, here’s my review and findings on Google’s Chrome.

Well if you haven’t yet downloaded Google’s new browser Chrome, you can do it by clicking here.

Also Google has released a comic book presentation to let the world know it’s features. Have a look at it here.

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This is a very bad news guys. The Guardian reported that Captcha is broken. It’s been noticed earlier that Captcha could be broken by Spammers and malware authors. You might have noticed inĀ  spam folder of mailbox lots of messages coming from nowhere. Many of the Captcha codes are broken. Companies are trying to improve their Captcha algorithms but again Malware authors would be ready to break it after a period of time.

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During the month of May, Microsoft revealed it’s Surface computer through the media. later it launched it in the market. Now it is available to the visitors of Disney Land and Sheraton Hotels also a few other places. Alas! home users are going to miss it for now unless they are willing to spend a whooping US$10,000.

The Microsoft Surface tabletop PC, for which Microsoft has created both the hardware and software, represents a fundamental change in the way we interact with digital content. It took around five years to develop this amazing device. For more info about his visit the Microsoft Surface web page. Have a look at the Microsoft Surface Table-top PC below:

Microsoft Surface
Microsoft Surface PC

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