Archive for July, 2009

July 17th, 2009 by Keith

Windows 7 Release Candidate

Posted in Beta, Business Software, Software Companies, Windows

This is the last reminder for all those who receive invites from Microsoft to download Windows 7 Release Candidate. This offer will last until August 20, 2009, as the starting on October 22, 2009, you will see Microsoft Windows 7 officially sold on the shelves and PC stores.

Note that, users who download the RC edition from the site will require a key, which can be obtained by accessing the Download Link below and follow the instructions to obtain yours.

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July 11th, 2009 by Keith

Pidgin 2.5.8 Releases and Fixes Yahoo! Issue

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Web Apps, Windows

When I was using Pidgin a couple of weeks back, I realised that it was almost impossible to log on to Yahoo! account. The first thing that came into my mind was, has my account been hacked? I checked, it seems okay. I did not bother to rectify this connectivity issue with Yahoo! as most of my contacts are from MSN. Only a few days back did I checked the update from Pidgin website that Yahoo! has changed its security protocol that disallowed previous versions of Pidgin to connect; therefore, Pidgin 2.5.8 has been released to rectify this issue.

Amongst the changes were fixes to ICQ crash, MSN crash for users with long buddy lists, Yahoo crash, as well as receiging messages from the web version of MySpace IM and signing on to MySpace IM if users have empty buddy list.

The strong recommendation from the Pidgin developers is: Upgrade to this 2.5.8 version if you have not done so.

Download Link
Pidgin 2.5.8

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July 11th, 2009 by Keith

WordPress 2.8.1 Official Release

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Web Apps, Windows

A few days ago, WordPress releases the next version of WordPress 2.8.1, in which this version fixes several bugs and strengthen the security for plugin administration pages. One of the flaws was discovered by Core Security Technologies, who informed WordPress that admin pages added by some plugins can be viewed by unprivileged users, resulting in leakages of secured information.

There are also a couple of changes in this version:
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July 8th, 2009 by Keith

Google Removes Beta from GMail

Posted in Business Software, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows

It has taken a long 5 years, and finally Google has decided to remove the beta tag from GMail. Over the years, Google has developed several Google Apps even when GMail is still in the beta stage.The fact that Google has taken a long time to pull this well-matured GMail from the beta tag has shown that Google is getting serious into businesses.

Large companies and enterprises are normally concern with beta tags; the official full release simply spell a whole new business plan for Google, leveraging on its large base of Google Apps developers.

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