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Archive for January, 2006

IE7 enters public preview

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

For those that have eschewed Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser you might wanna take a peek at IE7, which is now in a public beta. Download it here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/default.mspx
They have added tabbed browsing (like Firefox has).
As well as a protected mode to stop drive by downloads - aka spyware sneaking onto your computer.
And it has a new […]

Ugliest cellphone of all time

Monday, January 30th, 2006

Anyone out there have an opinion on what was the ugliest cellphone of all time? If you still have the phone and can take a picture of it, all the better. I am working on an article for an inflight magazine, so I need your help.
-Andy

Vista Beta 2 for April?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

It keeps getting later and later. A Microsoft employee posted that Windows Vista Beta 2 - a public test version of the next Windows operating system will be released in April.
That’s 4 months behind schedule. Beta 2 was originally slated for end of last year. The company claims it is still on track for a […]

LPs to MP3 animated demo

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Thought I might share with you a little experiment I have undertaken to see if it works in helping people better learn about technology.
I recently retrofitted an article about how to convert your old record albums to Mp3 files so you can play them on your computer or MP3 player.
In doing so I found an […]

My book available in PDF

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

I am delighted to let you know that my book - Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Security Spam, Spyware and Viruses - is now available in PDF, but there’s a small catch. You get it on CD when you buy Leo’s new book Leo Laporte’s Guide to Safe Computing.
I don’t see it on Amazon yet, […]

seeking video editor

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Seeking a video editor for an andywalker.com project. If you have editing skills and would like to try them out on a project that will be published to the web, then let me know! andy@cyberwalker.com

Pix at Twitcast

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

Jean Troiano and her charming hubby dropped in to see the TWITcast at Macworld and got me to autograph a copy of my book.
Check out the pix on her Flickr account.

Lab Rats in Las Vegas

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

Sean and I just got back from Las Vegas where we attended the Consumer Electronics Show…check out what we saw…2 reports up with a couple more to come in the next day or so.
-Andy