Archive for August, 2005

New Microsoft Phishing Filter and Games Add-Ins Provide More Tools for MSN Search Toolbar

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

"MSN today unveiled two new MSN® Search Toolbar Add-ins, enabling people to customize their toolbar to their specific interests and providing a smarter searching and browsing experience. These latest add-ins for MSN Search Toolbar include a beta of the Microsoft® Phishing Filter Add-in, which helps protect customers from potential risks of phishing Web sites and online identity theft, and the Games Add-in, providing one-click access to some of the Web’s most popular online games via MSN Games.

The additional MSN Search Toolbar Add-ins are part of MSN’s long-term commitment to deliver services that enable people to improve their searching and browsing experience. Add-ins are available to download for free at, and consumers can obtain the free MSN Search Toolbar at The latest add-ins are currently available in the U.S. only."
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Norton AntiVirus 2006 beta preview

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Here's a sneak preview of the upcoming Norton AntiVirus 2006. This slide show is based on the beta for NAV 2006 currently being dished out by Symantec.

Initial thoughts - some new stuff, lot of old stuff.

More detailed thoughts to follow soon ...

Norton AntiVirus 2006 beta

This new release will most probably be out in a couple of months or so, all being well with it.

Wink – Screen capture to Macromedia Flash tool

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Wink is a very cool (and very useful and best of all very free!) screen capture program that can carry out screen captures, mouse movements and keyboard inputs and then save them as a flash or an .exe file.

Designed for making tutorials I think this can have loads of other applications.

I'm already finding this useful!!! (OK, maybe not that useful yet!)

Many thanks to Jim Walton at Church Tech Matters for the link!

Hacking Firefox: Speed Up Your Browser

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

This is an excellent article (from the book "Hacking Firefox" by Mel Reyes) on the ExtremeTech website on making modifications to the Firefox browser to make it faster.

A real in-depth "geek your browser" article. Some of these tweaks are ubergeek and some make quite significant changes to your installation of Firefox but all are worth trying - if things go wrong just roll-back the changes and try again (or leave that setting along!).

Go ahead - hack away!!! 😀

Hacking Firefox  : More Than 150 Hacks, Mods, and Customizations (ExtremeTech)

T-Mobile offers free Wi-Fi to areas affected by Katrina

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

"In the aftermath of [tag]Hurricane Katrina[/tag], T-Mobile USA Inc. said it will offer its Wi-Fi services without charge to the general public of the tri-state area, including Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. T-Mobile said that the services will be free until the end of the week, and possibly beyond that if the situation warrants it."

A full listing of hot spots is available here.