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Bleeding Edge TV 330: D-Link Boxee Box

At we were able to get a look at the very awesome , a set top box that runs the Boxee software, allowing you to pull in audio, video, and photo content from your home network, attached USB drives, as well as from the Internet, from hundreds of different locations. It even has a built-in Mozilla web browser, so you can pull up content like Hulu as well. We also got the news that the Boxee Box remote is two-sided, featuring a full QWERTY keyboard on the back, which eliminates the frustrating on-screen keyboard experience. For a better look at the Boxee Box, check out this episode!

A big thank you to Bing for sponsoring Gear Live’s CES 2010 coverage.


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Bleeding Edge TV 326: Windows 7 tips and tricks

In this episode, we give you a look at a bunch of the new little features that you’ll find in . They’re all small things that, we think, will lead to a nice increase in productivity and time-saving. We are talking about things like Aero Peek, Snap, Pin, and the like. None of those terms ring a bell? Then you might wanna hit the play button up there on this episode of Bleeding Edge TV.


Mac OS X 10.6.2 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, PC / Laptop, Software

Mac OS X 10.6.2

just released the second big update to with Mac OS X 10.6.2. You can fire up Software Update right now to grab the good, which on my system looks to be about 500 MB in size. Here is a look at some of the fixes

  • an issue that might cause your system to logout unexpectedly
  • a graphics distortion in Safari Top Sites
  • Spotlight search results not showing Exchange contacts
  • a problem that prevented authenticating as an administrative user
  • issues when using NTFS and WebDAV file servers
  • the reliability of menu extras
  • an issue with the 4-finger swipe gesture
  • an issue that causes Mail to quit unexpectedly when setting up an Exchange server
  • Address Book becoming unresponsive when editing
  • a problem adding images to contacts in Address Book
  • an issue that prevented opening files downloaded from the Internet
  • Safari plug-in reliability
  • general reliability improvements for iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, and iDisk
  • an issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account

There’s a lot there, and that’s without mention of the rumored killing of Intel Atom support in 10.6.2 as well. If you are running OS X on a Hackintosh, you may want to wait and see how this plays out. As for the rest of you, get to downloading!


Google Chrome 4.0 Includes Bookmark Sync

Posted by Dan Hughes Categories: Google, Internet, Software, Videos

announced Monday that its Chrome browser’s 4th version has gone Beta.  Most important feature in my eyes: Bookmark syncing.

Back when I was an Firefox fanboy, Delicious’ method of syncing bookmarks was magic to me, and was the epitome of the internet experience.  When Chrome was released, its speed sang to me, and I willingly sacrificed my bookmark sync to Chrome’s seductive quickload times.  Now, Google makes everything magical again as Google announced Monday that its Chrome browser’s 4th version has gone Beta, including with it Bookmark Sync.

According to the announcement, XMPP is used to keep your browser in touch with your Google Account, which will keep track and sync down your bookmarks.

In a side note: Google also claims to have increased performance by a brain-spanking 30%!

Read More | Google Chrome Blog

Video: A look at Android 2.0

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Software, Videos

Google has released a video that shows off all the new features. Of course, Android 2.0 is what powers the Motorola Droid. A few of the highlights:

  • Android 2.0 can pull in contacts from multiple sources, and supports two-way syncing. There is a new feature called Quick Contact, that shows you just about every way you can possibly contact someone when you tap their user icon.
  • Apps will now be able to turn on Bluetooth to set up connections with other devices
  • Android 2.0 supports multiple screen resolutions. In the video, we see an application running at 800x480 and 854x480, as an example

Definitely some good stuff here. Color us excited.


Windows 7 launch imminent! Order your copy now for delivery tomorrow

Windows 7 UltimateIt’s the eve of the launch, and if you haven’t heard, it’s pretty great. So great, in fact, that this is the first version of Windows that we are recommending people upgrade to on day one. We are that impressed. In a nutshell, Windows 7 is what Vista should have been back in 2007.

You can order Windows 7 today from Amazon, and they’ll have it on your doorstep tomorrow:

You can purchase the upgrade version of WIndows 7 if you are currently running Windows XP or Windows Vista. Anything earlier, and you’ll need to buy the full version.


Major Snow Leopard bug causing massive data loss

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: PC / Laptop, Software

Snow Leopard bug

All you users, take heed: if you have the Guest account enabled, you’ll wanna remove it until Apple fixes the latest bug that’s been found, if you don’t want to lose your data. In a nutshell, what’s happening is that if you attempt to log into the Guest account, and the system hangs, it could lead to mass deletion of all user files on the primary account. That means everything. So you reboot to clear out the frozen system, log in to the main account, and files have vanished. Yeah, that’s pretty bad, and worse, Apple has yet to acknowledge it and issue any sort of statement to users on how to avoid this until they release a patch.

To be safe, we recommend simply disabling the Guest account on all your Macs that happen to be running Snow Leopard until a fix is released. Seriously, better safe than sorry.

Read More | Neowin

Palm webOS 1.2 now available

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

Palm webOS 1.2

Hey, all you owners out there, it’s update time, as 1.2 has just been released. What’s new in the software? Quite a bit, according to Palm:

For starters, we’ve beefed up Palm Synergy to include LinkedIn contact syncing. Info from LinkedIn profiles (like job titles) will now appear in your Palm Pre contacts. The new update also facilitates links across more different flavors of IM contacts. Business-oriented webOS 1.2 customers will also appreciate support for heterogeneous EAS policies (for workplaces with a mix of end-users in which some accounts support EAS policies and others don’t).

And we heard your feedback on a number of topics loud and clear:

  • We know you love email—and you’ll really love the ability to filter the emails in the current folder just by typing a search term.
  • You asked for the ability to download files in the browser—and now you’ve got it.
  • Music fans will be glad to hear that the Amazon MP3 Store can now download songs from either WiFi or WAN.
  • You can now tap a phone number in a calendar note to dial it (so you can get to the joy of music-on-hold for your conference calls even faster!).
  • Pause a podcast and, by default, you’ll pick up where you left off when you unpause.
  • Web pages and emails are now cut-and-paste-able.

You can download the webOS 1.2.0 update right now. Let us know how it goes!

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MMS feature released for iPhone 3G and 3GS

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds

iPhone MMS Carrier Update

Hey, don’t look now, but all of you who didn’t opt to enable iPhone MMS yourselves, the time has come for you to let iTunes do it for you. A carrier update file is now available that, once installed, will enable MMS officially for AT&T iPhone users throughout the US. All you need to do is connect your or to your computer, and tell iTunes to check for an update. Install the file, and let the pictures of kittens start flying.

Oh, and yes, if you are an iPhone OG owner, you are left out in the cold on this one.


Zune 4.0 software now live - go get it!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Microsoft, Music, Software

Zune 4.0 install

It is now September 15th, and that means that you are now able to go and grab the 4.0 update. Go ahead and do it, if you love music. The Zune.net site is still undergoing maintenance, but if you have the old version of the Zune player, just launch it and have it check for updates, and you’re golden.


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