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Facebook in Online Privacy Breach; Applications Transmitting Identifying Information

via online.wsj.com

Facebook’s security settings and terms of service leave a lot to be desired. Changes that happen every now and then are difficult to follow and certainly not always for the better for users concerned about their privacy. On top of that, what apps are supposed to do and don’t do and how these […]

OpenOffice.org vs.Microsoft Office

via youtube.com

It is all over the news, but it’s not that new. Microsoft has just legitimized openoffice.org as an opponent office suite… Actually, Microsoft has been answering about Office vs. OpenOffice.org for quite a long time now.

Googling for “office vs. openoffice site:microsoft.com” (without the quotes) just returned “About 2,460 results” in the […]

Thunderbird – Temporarily Switch Composing Between Plain Text/HTML

TIP: Thunderbird – Temporarily Switch Composing Between Plain Text/HTML

In order to temporarily switch your composing format for a message, hold the [SHIFT] key while clicking the “Write” (Compose) button.

If your default format is Plain Text, the message format will be in HTML format. If your […]

Windows Phone 7 or Android for Horde, Lightning and mobile phone synchronization?

via cnet.com

Starting fresh with Windows Phone 7 was a bold decision on behalf of Microsoft. Whether it will be a successful one remains to be seen. Being an old Windows CE, Pocket PC and Windows Mobile user about to buy a new phone, I have been waiting for WP7’s release eagerly.

I have been […]

WM, Android, or, maybe, a Maemo smartphone?

I am a long time user of Windows CE, Pocket PC and lately Windows Mobile devices. I am no fan of Microsoft’s. However, I have always thought their mobile OS, although not always the best and, certainly not open, it was a step in the right direction with decent devices and plenty of software.

It’s time […]

Ning Greek Localization Error in Translation

Localization is no easy task and translations can be tricky themselves. Four wrong Ning Forum’s terms in greek are such victims of an honest […]

PeopleBrowsr: The Multi-Social-Networks Client Pros, Cons & Wishlist

PeopleBrowsr is an excellent multi social networks client. Although still in Beta RC 1.5, it is very rich in features and often leads the way for dedicated clients. On the flip side, it has a number of issues that prevent it from being the hands down client of choice, nor a one stop shop for […]

Twitter Lists Support: Management Status & Optimization Wishlist

I follow 2001 Twitter accounts (the limit Twitter inexplicably imposes for my number of followers). I have created some Twitter Lists and added some accounts in them, usually as I come across them. Twitter’s web interface leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to Lists management, so, this is a slow, painful process. […]

Twitter: Unable to follow more people (following 2000 limit)

Twitter has never been my favorite, especially compared to FriendFeed, but I can’t overlook the valuable community built around it. Lists have just made it much better, but there’s still no decent way to manage them that I know of and they come with limitations of their own.

Twitter: You are unable to follow more […]

PCs and the Internet: Addiction Magnets or just Tools?

The traditional Media (at least in Greece, where I live) don’t treat computing nor the Internet right. I don’t know if  it’s because of ignorance or because they feel threatened by it. However, I do get the impression that, most of the time, when radio, TV or the press mention PCs and/or the Internet it’s […]