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A Look at the New Ubertwitter Beta-6

I just heard about this – a newer version of Ubertwitter that supports Lists and more features? if you haven’t seen it or heard about it – you’ll want to download this version with your blackberry (Over-The-Air) right here¬†(Note: this link is now dead).

I thought I’d give you a look at some of the improvements and changes in this version with a few screen shots. Please keep in mind this application is in Beta, so treat it as such.

A Free Utility That Should be Built Into Windows: GreenPrint

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I’m always looking for new and interesting utilities. The Internet is a wealth of these utilities and many of them are free. In this series of blogs I’ll go over some of the best and most interesting I have found – I welcome you to go try one of them and let me know what you think!

Today, I’m going to look at a small utility that acts simply as a Print Manager or a Print Previewer. This utility gives you the ability to print ONLY the pages you need or want to print and remove the ones you don’t need. This is such an important function on a computer, I’m not sure why everyone doesn’t do it – and what’s more –¬† why the current version of Windows doesn’t include this utility!

Why I Think The JooJoo Tablet Device Is A Dud

You may have heard or seen the recent controversy related to Fusion Garage’s JooJoo/Crunchpad that was demoed yesterday. The JooJoo would be the first (of many?) tablet devices to hit the market. These devices let you browse the web and use applications with a great form-factor – it would be great if you were to sit on your couch and read the news or browse the web wirelessly. I have been looking for the live stream of the original demo event, but I haven’t been able to find it? If you know, please share. There are a couple hands-on demos that have floated around also – like this one from Gizmodo:

The device looks great – but – beware – this thing is a dud. Here’s why.

A look at Brizzly – filtering the noise for a better Twitter experience

One of the bigger trends of the social web space has to be the ability to “filter” the stream of data. We’re getting too much data from services like Twitter and Facebook to get meaningful use out of it.

I’ll give you an example of this problem. Your away from Twitter for a few hours and you come back to using your favorite application to read tweets. You find that the movie star you follow has decided to “live-tweet” his experiences at the newest award show he/she is attending. This is great, but it produces upwards of 30 tweets in a very short timeframe – stuck in-between those tweets is one from your best friend mentioning that they’re taking a road trip to the cottage. What can happen in the process is the tweet you might want to see could get lost in the noise.

Windows 7 Released Today

Windows 7 logoIt’s here – for the first time since 2007, Microsoft will release a new Operating System. The newest version of Windows is arriving today (October 22, 2009). I’ll be giving you some of the more important details about this new version of Windows and some of the implications of your choices.

Be careful where you buy a computer!

I thought I had seen everything, and then I came across a computer sold (to one of my clients) from the company IT Waterloo (itwaterloo.ca).

Here’s the problem – they sell you a computer with what they call “OS License Only”. This computer is shipped to you with a blank hard disk, no CD-ROM of Windows to install with and simply a sticker on the outside case of the system to install with. You are not given the option to have the CD shipped to you – nor are you given details on the history of the computer or that copy of Windows. In fact, one of the questions Microsoft asks when you try to re-activate Windows (by phone) relates to the history of the computer.