July 25th, 2008
I came across a great tip today on Google Blogoscoped which described how you could set up Gmail to default to a secure HTTPS connection.
The process is pretty simple:
- Click on Settings in the top-left hand corner of the Gmail page.
- The page will open in the General section, which is the one you want. Scroll down to Browser connection and choose Always use https.
- Click Save Changes.
- You're done!
July 18th, 2008
Got a Windows Vista problem? Not sure where to turn? Why not give Microsoft a call.
Microsoft is offering unlimited, toll-free installation and compatibility tech support to all users of Windows Vista SP1 until March 2009 (e-mail and chat support also available).
How do you take advantage of this fine offer? Here's how:
- Make a note of your Product ID (Don't know it? Click on Start and right-click on Computer and choose Properties.).
- Click this link and choose your location.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
July 17th, 2008
That's some apology!
Seriously, there have been times when I've had my images mixed up (sometimes components all start to look the same) but this blunder is pretty obvious!
July 17th, 2008
Yesterday it was the turn of Firefox 2.0 to get an update, today it's the turn of Firefox 3.0
Firefox 3.0.1 plugs up the following vulnerabilities:
Crash with malformed GIF file on Mac OS X. Where a specially crafted GIF file caused the browser to free an uninitialized pointer. This can crash the browser and allow arbitrary code execution on the victim’s computer.
Command-line URLs launch multiple tabs when Firefox not running. Now this one had an easy workaround…. Just always run Firefox!
Remote code execution by overflowing CSS reference counter. This vulnerability affects the CSSValue array data structure.
Release notes for this new version can be found here.
July 16th, 2008
For a while now I've been wondering how to take screenshots with the iPod touch (or iPhone). Today I found out how. It's a one-step process:
Step 1: Briefly hold down the power button on the top of your device. While it's down, press the ... uhh, well, the only other button these things have. The one on the front. And that's all! Your screen should flash momentarily, and your screenshot should be saved in a new folder under Photos.