WARNING: Phishing Scam on MySpace. Test your profile themes!

I went to post a comment on a friends MySpace profile tonight, and I clicked the top navigation banner to go Home to my main screen. I could have chosen Mail or Bog does not matter. Instead I got re-directed to a login screen and thought it was a corny flaky MySpace server. It was not, I looked at the URL and guess what? I had been phished. And IE7’s Phishing filter does not even have a clue (Nor does the latest version of FireFox.). I had to report the profile to MySpace saying I think the user did not … Continue reading WARNING: Phishing Scam on MySpace. Test your profile themes!

BlueScreen Screen Saver v3.2

  One of the most feared colors in the NT world is blue. The infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will pop up on an NT system whenever something has gone terribly wrong. Bluescreen is a screen saver that not only authentically mimics a BSOD, but will simulate startup screens seen during a system boot. • On NT 4.0 installations it simulates chkdsk of disk drives with errors! • On Win2K and Windows 9x it presents the Win2K startup splash screen, complete with rotating progress band and progress control updates! • On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 it present … Continue reading BlueScreen Screen Saver v3.2

Windows® Defender has been updated!

  Overview This is the most current release of Windows Defender. If Windows Defender informed you that an update is available, you are running an older version. We encourage you to upgrade to this version. You can check your version of Windows Defender by clicking the down arrow next to the help icon and choosing ‘About Windows Defender’. Note: If you have version 1.1.1592.0, you must first manually uninstall Windows Defender before you can install this newer version. To configure or remove the existing version, use Add/Remove programs in the Control Panel. This release includes enhanced features that reflect ongoing … Continue reading Windows® Defender has been updated!

Microsoft Live Labs: Photosynth – What is Photosynth?

  Our software takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and displays them in a reconstructed three-dimensional space. With Photosynth you can: Walk or fly through a scene to see photos from any angle. Seamlessly zoom in or out of a photo whether it’s megapixels or gigapixels in size. See where pictures were taken in relation to one another. Find similar photos to the one you’re currently viewing. Send a collection – or a particular view of one – to a friend. Source: Microsoft Live Labs: Photosynth

Windows Live OneCare (v1.5) and Windows Vista set to Launch Same Day (Plus Special Deal)

  Windows Live OneCare Team Blog: Windows Live OneCare (v1.5) and Windows Vista set to Launch Same Day As you may have heard, Microsoft announced some big news today – the Windows Vista has now been released to manufacturing and the general availability date is set for January 30, 2007!  So what does this mean for Windows Live OneCare?  Quite a bit.  The next generation of Windows Live OneCare (v1.5) will launch globally the same day Windows Vista rolls out to the general public.  Because the new version of OneCare was designed with Windows Vista in mind, we think every … Continue reading Windows Live OneCare (v1.5) and Windows Vista set to Launch Same Day (Plus Special Deal)

BetaNews | Microsoft Shuts Down ‘Max’ Project

  Microsoft Max, a beta application that was a testbed for new technologies and was designed to showcase the capabilities in Windows Vista’s new graphics and communication frameworks has concluded, Microsoft disclosed this week… Source: BetaNews | Microsoft Shuts Down ‘Max’ Project   I really liked this product, even saw a presentation by the team. I wish this product would come out as a free add-on, like Windows Live! Max.

BetaNews | Microsoft Relaxes Vista License Terms

  Responding to a wave of criticism following news that the licensing terms in Windows Vista allowed the operating system to be moved to another computer only once, Microsoft has changed its position and relaxed the restriction for retails copies of Vista… Source: BetaNews | Microsoft Relaxes Vista License Terms

BetaNews | Novell, Microsoft Ink Linux Partnership

In a surprise move that left many jaws on the floor, Microsoft and Novell held a joint press conference Thursday afternoon announcing a broad partnership to make sure Windows interoperates with SUSE Linux, and includes promises not to sue over patents Link to BetaNews | Novell, Microsoft Ink Linux Partnership