Windows Live Messenger 9 Beta M2 Hands On Test Drive

The latest installment of my Hands On Test Drive series features Microsoft Live Messenger 9.0.14.0.3921.717 M2 (beta build). This beta version was released to beta testers last week from Microsoft Connect Program, and I got my copy from a friend. I instantly installed it on my system, but had problems signing in. So I switched back to version 8.5. Well I decided to give it another try today and, thankfully, it worked.

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WindowBlinds 6.3 and SkinStudio 6.3 Betas in time for GUIC 2008

The latest version of the Stardock’s flagship products, WindowBlinds and SkinStudio were released to the public two days ago. The public betas are available for download to all subscribers via Stardock Central. The news came on September 2 on WinCustomize, when most of the world was waiting for the launch of Google Chrome. Here’s what the official press release had to say: Read the rest of this entry »

Sony Recall VAIO Notebooks


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Did you purchase a new Sony VAIO in between May 2007 and July 2008? If so then you may have a malfunctioning system. Earlier today, Sony Japan had issued a recall for all its VAIO TZ series notebooks sold between the above mentioned date.

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GamersX (PK) server back online

The GamersX (PK) servers were back online for a couple of hours yesterday. We launched a new server in Karachi called 4th GamersX (PK) Match Server. The new server running the same technology as the one in Lahore.

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Firefox gets Ubiquity

Web browser market is all set for a tough competitive season. Apple is getting ready to Launch Safari 4, while Microsoft is testing its newest iteration of Internet Explorer. And now Google has also jumped into the competition head on by launching Google Chrome. Needless to say that Opera and Firefox are also doing best to keep up with the pace of today’s industry. But is that really enough?

The product I’m showcasing today has just got into the incubator at Mozilla Labs. Its a project striving to give a common language to the web by helping us do what we want in our own way, and that is natural language. Its called Ubiquity. Before I explain any further, I’ll show you the presentation which Mozilla gave in their labs.

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Page Hits soar over 20000%

Yesterday, with the release of Google Chrome, my blog had seen a rise in page views of over 20000% from the previous day. This partly attributed to the fact of my report on the sites claiming to give the browser before its release and partly due to the fact that I was one of the first to get the public release version of Chrome.

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Google Chrome Hands On Test Drive

I took the newly released Google Chrome web browser for a test drive today. I Had the official web page on refresh and so I had downloaded my copy as soon as it became available there. Using a newly released browser, which has also taken most of the known Internet by storm was a pretty overwhelming experience for me.

The browser’s currently released build is 1583 (first public beta) and is based on Mozilla 5, Gecko 1.9.1 and most importantly on¬†WebKit 525.13, ¬†meaning that it has the ability to achieve a 100/100 pixel perfect score on Acid3 Tests. It uses the V8 engine for ECMAScript compilation, which is reportedly two times faster than Firefox 3 and Safari 4.

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