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Flickr Related Tag Browser

This is by far the best application we have seen for Flickr. This photo browser starts off with you entering a tag; it then shows you some pictures related to that tag, which you may click so that they will show up on the magnified side of the screen. Here’s where the best part lies, move your mouse pointer to the sides and related tags appear that lead you to more great pictures relating to the ones you are viewing. Check it out.

Read More | Airtightinteractive.com


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Michael Krax was paid $500 per bug and got a free Mozilla T-shirt for finding and submitting five Firefox bug reports to Mozilla. This shows how serious Mozilla is about perfecting their browser.  Krax is the fifth person to receive a monetary award from Mozilla. We would settle for the T-shirt. Just goes to show: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems, Mo’ Zilla!

Read More |CRM Daily


Blaster VirusThe 19-year old that created the 2003 W32.Blaster-B worm will not have to pay Microsoft almost half a million for the damages he caused after all. Instead, Microsoft has agreed to let the teen pay off his debt by performing 225 hours of community service. According to the court document filed, the community service cannot involve computers or the Internet. The teen had already been sentenced to 18 months in prison and has to do 100 hours of community service for creating the worm that led to tens of thousands of infected computers. Maybe now he can do something constructive with his time instead of thinking up ways to cause havoc and cause many companies a lot of money trying to fix the mess – not to mention the head aches and stress IT personnel had to endure because of the attacks.

Read More | PC World


iPoseThe Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and Alpha Pi sorority at the University of Arizona are hosting the iPose Competition. Basically, you have members of ten different fraternities and sororities posing with iPod shuffles. Visitors can vote for who they think has the best pose, and the winners will walk away with iPod related prizes. The best part, though, is that for every vote cast 10 cents will be donated to tsunami relief efforts. The winners will be announced live at ASUA’s Spring Fling carnival on Friday, April 8th.

(Thanks Tim!)

Read More | iPose


DescriptionOver the weekend word got out that a TiVo add-on for the HME (Home Media Engine) has been released. According to eHome Upgrade, this “must have” add-on is actually quite limited with its initial functions. It reportedly allows users to log-in and read their Bloglines feed subscriptions through the TiVo interface. This sounds great, but it doesn’t seem to work all that well. The feeds aren’t sorted in any particular order, folders in your Bloglines feeds are completely ignored ,and the screen title positioning is bad.

Read More | eHomeUpgrade


Description DVForge had put up a challenge on their website over the weekend, offering $25,000 to anyone who could write a virus that would infect a couple of Mac computers. The stance was that this was in response to a Symantec report that stated that Mac OS X is very close to seeing its own share of attacks. DVForge says they were simply trying to prove that it could not be done. Other are saying that this was a nicely planned PR move to get people talking about the company, and buying their products. As of today, the challenge has been taken off of the DVForge site, and there is no mention of it anywhere.

Read More | applematters


Hacked PSP

Using Wipeout Pure, a custom DNS FreeBSD local server and some hacking tricks a couple of people have been able to browse the web using their PSPs.  Wipeout Pure includes an in-game link to a Sony download page that for now only states it is “Coming Soon”, this sparked an idea from some people such as roto/mozy to find out just what was the page the PSP was accessing. After “sniffing” around they were able to find out just what link the PSP was accessing and set their local server running FreeBSD to redirect the PSP to their local file via custom DNS mapping. The result is being able to make a local file with some links to various pages of their choice. Not only are they able to surf the web using links, but also dialog box input via the PSP’s Keyboard API. The website set up for information just has information they have gathered and promises a guide to be made available soon.

The site is down right now, but here’s a mirror for now.

Read More | PSP Web Browser


Microsoft Unified UpdateMicrosoft has begun testing the Unified Update service, which is what the expect to replace the all-too-notorious Windows Update. The public beta is being tested by about 25,000 users, most of which also participated in the Windows Update version 5 test in preparation for Windows XP SP 2. The plan for Unified Update is that it will provide all downloads for Windows, as well as Microsoft Office, Exchange, and SQL Server. In the long haul, the hope is that the platform will be able to update any and all Microsoft products, including games.

Read More | TechWeb


bbBuddy ArchiveLast month weeks ago we reported on a new web application that allows users to organize and archive their textual content. The idea was excellent but the execution was a little weak. Members had to cut and paste their textual content to bbBuddy. The site has just released a new bookmarklet that automatically fills in the subject, body and source of every post that you highlight with your mouse. Now you can archive your textual content with just 2 clicks. Unfortunately, it looks like it only works on a Windows box with later versions of Internet Explorer or Firefox. If you leave comments on blogs, or post on a message board, you may want to try this.

Read More | bbBuddy Bookmarklet


FirefoxIn an effort to be one step ahead of security exploits, Mozilla has released a critical update to its Firefox Internet browser. Our favorite browser goes out to prove once again that no software is safe, but they will take every step necessary to provide its users with the most secure and stable web browsing possible. If you haven’t tried out Firefox yet, you may do so here.

Read More | Mozilla.org


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