Monday, December 15, 2008

It's official! Google Chrome in version 1


Version 1 of Google's much-hailed browser, Chrome, isn't the same beast it was in beta. This version has gotten up to 1.5 times faster than it's ever been, fixes a slew of bugs, and tightens up its take on privacy and bookmarking.


Google's browser, Chrome, is officially leaving beta today.

Yesterday at the Le Web 08 conference in Paris, Google VP Marissa Mayer told TechCrunch's Mike Arrington that the move would be happening, but she did not say when. Google representatives have confirmed the Thursday change of status for Chrome.

How to get it
The first people to get the non-beta version will be new users who download the browser directly from Google. Also Thursday, a small proportion of existing Chrome users will automatically get the update. On Friday, all the remaining Chrome users (10 million, according to Google) will get the download. (You can also download it from CNET here.)

If you want to know whether you have the update, check Chrome's About page. If you don't have the current version, you can force the update from the dialog box. Normally, Chrome checks for updates every fifth hour of use.

The update system has been used for 14 updates of the beta product so far. This 15th update will be the first non-beta release.

Chrome's privacy options are now in one place.

What's included
Sundar Pichai, vice president of product development, told me that this release of Chrome will have "tons and tons of bug fixes," especially around audio and video playback, which should now be "more stable." Chrome will also be faster. Pichai said Google's browser is 1.4 to 1.5 times faster (depending on which benchmarks you use) than it was at launch.

There are new features, as well. The bookmark manager is being revised to do a better job for people who have lots of bookmarks, and for those who want to import or export bookmark lists. Privacy options have all been consolidated into one dialog box. And there are improvements in the security features of the browser.

Features that the team is still working on include autofill for forms, native support for RSS feeds, "and so on." But the top three features that Pichai says he and his team are working on are extension support and Mac and Linux versions.

"All the developement is in the open," Pichai said. Curious users can monitor Chrome's progress at Chromium.org, or download the Google Chrome Channel Chooser, which will tell their installation of Chrome to download either the betas between major updates of Chrome, or even the nightly (and often buggy) builds of the browser as it is developed. Pichai recommends that last option for those dying of curiosity about Chrome's upcoming extension support.

What's in a Google beta?
For a Google product, Chrome is leaving beta very quickly -- 100 days after public launch. Pichai said that Chrome now meets Google's "internal standards for stability and performance" and that its heavy use inside Google before its public release has contributed to its rapid graduation to released product status.

But clearly there's more at play here than that. For comparison's sake, only recently did Google remove the beta tag from Picasa, and it was years old and in its third major version. Gmail is still in beta, despite being relied on by tens of millions of users.

Google has big plans and goals for Chrome. Truly widespread adoption of the product won't happen in businesses or on the pre-installed software suites of new computers until the product is not just known to be stable by users but vouched for as production-ready by Google -- and that means taking it out of beta, even if the word itself means less than it used to.

Originally posted at Webware

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mozilla Firefox 3.1 beta 2 and Thunderbird 3.0 beta 1 is now available to download

















Mozilla Just Recently announced of the above 2 application new beta version for download. Click read more for more info:


Thunderbird:

Mozilla Messaging just announced that the Thunderbird 3.0 beta 1 is now available for download!
For more details about Thunderbird and this release, check out the Mozilla Messaging website.

Firefox


Editor’s note: Mozilla released Firefox 3.1 beta 1 on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 2:39 pm PT. Check out the Mozilla Developer News announcement reposted below for more details.
Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 now available for download

Please note: Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback. It includes many new features as well as improvements to performance, web compatibility, and speed. We recommend that you read the release notes and known issues before installing this beta.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 is now available for download. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 3.1. Ongoing planning for Firefox 3.1 can be followed at the Firefox 3.1 Planning Center, as well as in mozilla.dev.planning and on irc.mozilla.org in #shiretoko.

New features and changes in this milestone that require feedback include:

* This beta is now available in 54 languages - get your local version and let us know if it looks right.
* A new Private Browsing Mode that allows you to browse without Firefox storing any traces of where you’ve been - perfect for online holiday shopping!
* New functions that make it easy to remove the history of your past few hours of browsing, or remove all traces of a website.
* New support for web worker threads.
* The new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine is now on by default for web content.
* Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
* Removed the new tab-switching & preview behavior based on feedback from Beta 1 users
* Support for new web technologies such as the

Facebook Internet Marketing Workshop PLUS Business Opportunity



This is an Internet Marketing workshop to reveal how you can leverage on social network sites like Facebook to market your products and services.


Andy Hun is the founder of Online Profits Partner Pte Ltd and has coached basic internet marketing skills to thousands of students. He was a speaker at the Global Internet Summit and shared the stage with some Internet Marketing gurus such as Stephen Pierce, Tom Hua, Ewen Chia and Patric Chan.

In this workshop, you learn
- basic introduction to social networks and facebook
- 7 simple steps to start a marketing campaign
- Strategies for Advertisers
- how to get free USD100 Facebook Ads credit

BONUS Session!
A guest speaker will share how he made more than USD2million in his Internet Business... without having his own product!

Find out how a Chinese-educated Singaporean not only survive in a largely English-speaking medium but made his fortune in his internet business.

Workshop fee is RM88 for walk-ins.
Invited guests and those that RSVP using Facebook,
you pay only RM10


Time and Place
Date:
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Time:
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Location:
Eastin Hotel
Street:
13, Jalan 16/11, Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16 46350
City/Town:
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Monday, December 8, 2008

Google Friend Connect : Now Available...

Google Friend Connect Beta is now available... hurray.... will try it out soon....

We're pleased to share that Google Friend Connect is now available in beta to any webmaster looking to add a "dash of social" to his or her site. This service lets webmasters add social features to their sites by simply copying and pasting a few snippets of code — no advanced coding or technical background required.

We know that people want to be social on the web, and Friend Connect makes it easy for anyone to sign in to a website, share a little bit about themselves through a personal profile, discover other people with similar interests, invite their contacts, and interact with friends. Even better, you don't have to deal with the hassle of creating yet another username and password — Friend Connect lets you log in using an existing account from Google, Yahoo, AOL, or OpenID. Similarly, you can choose to either establish a new profile or use profiles and friend sources from other social networks that have opened up their services, like Plaxo and orkut. To learn more, watch the video tour below:



We launched Friend Connect as a preview release in May, and since then we have been working closely with a handful of website owners, social networks, and application developers to improve its speed and scalability, ease of use, and customization capabilities. We've also expanded the features available to users with richer, more integrated profiles and new ways to discuss and share content, like including YouTube videos in your comments.

Friend Connect's goal is to facilitate an open social web. Using open standards like OpenID and OAuth, Friend Connect makes it simple for people to instantly interact with one another on the sites that they already love to visit. Additionally, websites that use Friend Connect become OpenSocial containers, capable of running applications created by the OpenSocial developer community.

In the coming months, we're excited to see more webmasters add Friend Connect to their sites, helping their visitors engage with each other across the web.

To learn more, please visit www.google.com/friendconnect.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Malaysian Young Entrepreneur Conference 2008

The Malaysian Young Entrepreneur Conference 2008 is expected to attract 600 participants keen to explore business opportunities.



To be held on Dec 21 at the Putra World Trade Centre, the conference is organised by the Malaysian Intellect Development Foundation and managed by My Event Sdn Bhd.

My Events’ chief executive officer Shahul Hameed said among the highlights is a discussion on financial advice and various financial packages available for entrepreneurs.

The event also aimed to promote and develop the entrepreneurial spirit among young Malaysians and is open to those below 40 years old, Shahul said at a media briefing here Tuesday.

Among the key speakers are Jerlun Member of Parliament Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, AirAsia group chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes and Masterskill University College of Health Sciences group chief executive officer Datuk Edmund Santhara.

“The key speakers will be sharing their secrets of success, tips and industry information during the conference. Such information will benefit the participants,” Shahul said.

He said representatives from agencies like Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation (Smidec), financial institutions and Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Bhd will also be present to provide information on loan applications and business networking.

Those interested to attend the conference can register online at www.ypim.com.my .

from Bernama

Update: it is FREE for the First 200 participants and Rm 50 for the rest. Max participants is 500.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

KL SME ICT Summit by MIRC



Wow... just found out another ICT event.... It really full of interesting event this few month. Below is some details about it:


MCA ICT Resource Centre (MIRC) will once again be organizing the KL SME ICT Summit on the 1st to the 10th of December 2008 at the Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Our theme for this year¡¦s event is "Driving Innovation, Leading Change, Spearheading Transformation". This year's MIRC KL SME ICT Summit will begin with a series of workshops which will commence from the 1st until the 6th of December 2008, followed by a main conference and exhibition, MIRC KL SME ICT Conference (9th December 2008) and to be concluded with the MIRC Gala Dinner cum SME Development Recognition Award Nite ( 10th of December 2008). MIRC KL SME ICT Summit 2008 is expected to bring together entrepreneurs, SOHO Businesses, government agencies and private companies who are interested in exchanging ideas and experiences in knowledge enriching activities. We have invited the Minister of Transport, YB Dato' Seri Ong Tee Keat and Deputy Minister of Finance, YB Dato' Kong Cho Ha, to officiate the MIRC KL SME ICT Summit 2008.

For more information visit here

Free Ebay Basic Training Courses


Just attended the P1 Malaysia Ebay Preview, full of useful information, tips and few inspiring ebay seller story. Thank to the great effort of P1 Wimax and Ebay to conduct this training. Beside that they are giving out free Ebay basic training which cost RM300 for the attendees. For those who are interested can leave a comment here with your email. I will email you with the details to obtain the selected free basic training.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Barcamp JB is coming...



Barcamp JB is coming on this 6 & 7 December at Menara Cyberport JB. Barcamp is a great event which is a community driven event. I attended Barcamp KL, it is an awesome event. If can take your time to join in to this event. Unfortunately I won't be able to join in this Barcamp JB. ( A lot of Great event and wedding dinner in this few month for me) so for more details about Barcamp JB go to http://www.barcamp.my. There will be a competition and a iPhone 3G to be won.


Fellow Campers

There is a Free Pre loved almost new Apple iphone 3G to be won. The
thing is sponsored by Ganesh, CEO of MOL Access Portal.

To Win it all you need to do is to promote BarCampJB using any online
media and do blog post about the event itself.

Same rules. It will be based on creativity and amount of post/twits

Make sure you link back to www.barcamp.my and use the tag "barcampjb"
on your photos, videos and blog post.
Please include BarCampJB's logo in your blog post.

We hope to see some interesting post regarding about BarCampJB and
hope to see you in JB this 6 and 7 Dec.

Winner will be announced after the last session on Sunday 7th Dec and
only applicable for those who are attending the event.
Visit www.barcamp.my for more info.

YES We Can Preview Seminar

YES stand for Young Entrepreneur Summit for 2009 will be having a Preview Seminar on this Sunday 30 November 2008 at KL & Selangor Chinese Chamber of Commerce, at Kuala Lumpur. This event is free for more details please go to http://www.yeswecan.my . The site is written in Chinese. Below is the address and map to the above event.

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor
7th Floor, Wisma Chinese Chamber,
258, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 603-4253 2135 Fax: 603-4253 2524

Location Map

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bill Clinton to Give Lecture in Malaysia

It a lot of good events coming out in Malaysia, and best of all, all these event are free. Below is a events I saw on The Star Newspaper. So for those who interested please register fast.

KUALA LUMPUR: Former US president Bill Clinton will make his first trip to Malaysia to deliver the inaugural BC Sekhar memorial lecture on Dec 6.

And the good news is the lecture is open to the public, not just politicians and business leaders.

Petra Group founder Datuk Vinod Sekhar, who had invited Clinton to Malaysia, said any interested member of the public who wants to hear the lecture would be able to do so.

“We want to give everyone the opportunity. Clinton is a visionary leader and an inspiration to millions,” Vinod told reporters at a press conference here yesterday.

He asked those interested to send an e-mail to clintonlecture@petragroup.net after 1pm today with their name, address, contact number and identity card number. Applications sent before 1pm will not be considered.

“The venue for the luncheon lecture will be decided depending on the response. Everyone has an equal chance of attending and tickets are free.”

The lecture is being organised by the Sekhar Foundation with the support of the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute.

Clinton, who will be in Kuala Lumpur immediately after the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Hong Kong, will also be awarded the BC Sekhar Medal for Transformational Leader­ship.

Vinod said the new award would be given annually to individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to bringing about positive and practical change to the world.

He added that Clinton would be in town for about two days and was not sure whether Senator Hillary Clinton would be coming along.

“She indicated that she was keen but now with the situation in the US after the Democratic win, I think she would be busy taking care of what is happening there.”

Clinton said in a statement that he was honoured to visit Malaysia for the first time and that he looked forward to meeting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wireless@KL e-Commerce Month

This November & December is full of Exciting Event, such as FOSS, GEW, Startup, not to forget a lot of Chinese Wedding invitation too. I just got another email from my friend regarding the Wireless@KL e-Commerce Month with brought to you by P1 and Ebay. Below is some the details about it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Startup Camp KL


Event details
Startup Camp, a.k.a “The Unconference for the Startup Community”, is an unconference-style event that’s dedicated to bringing together the various members of the startup community for a face-to-face collaborative meetup where its the attendees that drive the agenda (in true unconference fashion).

Date: 22 and 23 Nov 2008
Location : Plug and Play Center

http://www.entrepreneurs.my/start-up-camp/

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Top 10 Firefox Add On


Firefox Add On is what make Firefox so special. The Top 10 Firefox Add On, a survey done by CNET, the add on list is as follow:

1. All in One Side Bar
All-in-One Sidebar (AiOS) is an award-winning sidebar control, inspired by Opera's. It lets you quickly switch between sidebar panels, view dialog windows such as downloads, extensions, and more in the sidebar, or view source or websites in the sidebar.

2. Adblock Plus

Ever been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them.

3. Tab Mix Plus
Tab Mix Plus enhances Firefox's tab browsing capabilities. It includes such features as duplicating tabs, controlling tab focus, tab clicking options, undo closed tabs and windows, plus much more. It also includes a full-featured session manager.

4. Cooliris

Full-Screen, 3D -- Cooliris transforms your browser into a visually stunning experience for searching, viewing, and sharing online photos and videos. Our "3D Wall" lets you effortlessly search and zoom your way around thousands of images, videos, movies, news feeds, and even online retailers. To share stuff with friends, just drag and drop.

5. Foxmark

If you use Firefox on more than one computer, you'll want Foxmarks. Install Foxmarks on each computer, and it works silently in the background to keep your bookmarks and (optionally) passwords synchronized. Foxmarks also keeps your data backed up and safe from computer failures. If you're away from your computer, Foxmarks allows you to access your bookmarks online by logging into my.foxmarks.com.

6. IE tab

IE Tab - an extension from Taiwan, features: Embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox...

7. Foxytunes

Do you listen to Music while surfing the Web? FoxyTunes lets you control almost any media player and find lyrics, covers, videos, bios and much more with a click right from your browser.

8. Video Downloader


9. Downloader Helper


10. MR Tech Toolkit

The primary goal of this extension is to provide the tools needed to install and manage extensions and themes locally and tons of other features. Note: With Toolkit 6.0 Auto Archiving is fully working in Firefox 2.0 and temporarily disabled for Firefox 3.0, fix coming soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FOSS.MY 2008 - The World is Just Awesome


FOSS.my 2008 is Malaysia’s premier Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) event. It is purely non-commercial event about FOSS. There will be no marketing/sales talks. The vendors will be encouraged to speak on the FOSS technical aspects of their projects/tools.

Date: 8th-9th November 2008
Venue: APIIT, Technology Park Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur (map)
Register: RM30 before 25th Oct 08, or RM50 later. Register now!

Below is the presentation and talk during the two days event.:

Presentations and Speakers:
1.Fun Things to do with Asterisk, by Alwin Chan
2.Git: The New Hotness, by Kamal Fariz
3. Hacking on phpMyAdmin (A Google Summer of Code project), by Raj Kissu Rajandran
4.Malaysian Challenges SAP!, by Redhuan Daniel Oon
5.Open Source and the ORCA Screen Reader, by Silatul Rahim Dahman
6.Anatomy of Fedora Kiosk Mode, by James Morris
7.OSS at mixi.jp: Behind the Scenes, by Toru Maesaka
8.memcached: Introduction to the Upcoming Goodness, by Toru Maesaka
9.How Linux Gets My Dream Job at IBM, by Fajar Priyanto
10.Linux High-Availability Cluster Presentation and Demo, by Fajar Priyanto
11.How Open Source is accelerating innovation in the field of SaaS and PaaS, by Jerome Gotangco

Aztech Festive Deal Contest 2008

Purchase any Aztech and Shiro Product from TMPoint and win great prizes. Contest from 15 Sept 2008 till 31 Dec 2008. The answer for the two simple question is 1. Aztech Homeplug 2. WL950RT4. Visit the site http://www.aztech.com/FestiveDealContest2008.html

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lowyat.Net got Hack?

Just want to visit Malaysia Tech Site www.lowyat.net and found out it was infected/hack by Rabbit. Hope the forum will up soon. The site wrote
"Rabbits have infested Lowyat.NET and unplugged it from the Internet!

We will be back when the exterminators arrive. Meanwhile, play around in our chatroom.. "

Here is the screen shot of the lowyat.net site.

Foxmark- Sync Your Password and Sync Different PC with Different Profile

Foxmarks 2.5 have added a few new features which I think it is quite useful. With the new foxmarks you can sync your password and sync your different bookmark to different PC using Sync Profiles.

Password Synchronization works silently in the background to make sure that your passwords are the same on all your computers. If you add, remove or update a password on one computer, Foxmarks will make sure that your change will automatically be made on all your other computers as well. It works in a similar manner to bookmark synchronization with two major differences:

  1. Password Synchronization is completely optional and is turned off by default. Foxmarks will ignore your passwords until you decide to synchronize them.
  2. Password Sycnhronization encrypts your passwords using a secret PIN of your choosing before they ever leave your computer. This ensures that nobody but you, not even Foxmarks, can gain access to your passwords.
For More information about Foxmarks Sync Password visit
While Sync Profile makes it easy to keep some bookmarks from syncing to all your computers. If you use different Toolbars at work and at home, or if you have some private bookmarks that you don't want to sync to your work machine, Sync Profiles is your solution.For more infomation about Foxmarks Sync Password & Sync Profile visit http://www.foxmarks.com/

Monday, October 20, 2008

The WIN A FREE AN ATI RADEON™ GRAPHICS CARD CONTEST from AMD for Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand Resident


AMD if currently having a The WIN A FREE AN ATI RADEON™ GRAPHICS CARD CONTEST for the residents of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Hurry and visit the website below to win attractive prizes every week.

http://www.game-amd.com/home.htm

Friday, October 17, 2008

EXPERIENCING CONVERGENCE. MyBROADBAND Exhibition and Conference 2008

The Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications (KTAK) and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, SKMM, will celebrate together with the industry, the 13th Anniversary of industry convergence by organising the EXPERIENCING CONVERGENCE. MyBroadband Conference and Exhibition 2008 . Held from 28 - 30 October 2008 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, this three-day commemorative event comprises:

Convergence and MyBroadband Expo at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre which will be opened to the trade and public. , The industry will be showcasing the applications of Convergence and broadband technologies where visitors can have a hands-on experience on what Convergence can deliver today. The Co-organiser AMB exhibitions, will in parallel host the Asean ICT Expo, ACM 2008 which will house a "business-to-business' ICT and Media tradeshow on the latest technologies and solutions for communications, IT, digital multimedia and broadcasting.

Experiencing Convergence. MyBroadband 2008 Conference provides a landscape towards convergence - today and tomorrow. Stakeholders from every facet of the communications and multimedia industry convene to share delivery platforms, develop business models for convergence and address consumer expectations in a converging environment.

Please visit converging broadband http://www.ecmybroadband.com/ for further information.

Event: MyBroadband 2008 - Exhibition and Conference
Date: 28/10/2008 - 30/10/2008
Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

New stuff in iGoogle



If you wish you could deal with all your stuff without having to leave your iGoogle page. With today's release, you can. Google had rolled out an updated design for iGoogle to all U.S. users, which includes full canvas views for gadget and support for full feed reading. Hope they will launch for other countries soon. Below is some details of the new features of iGoogle :


Not all of iGoogle gadgets have canvas views yet, but here are some of the best:



  • News - New gadgets from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post give me full-page views of what's new in the world. Nice.

  • Games - The Sudoku gadget lets me play thousands of full-page Sudoku puzzles without squinting at 6-point type. The GoComics gadget gives me my fix of Garfield and Doonesbury and lets me choose from all of their other comics. I've also spent many coffee breaks browsing through videos from YouTube and CurrentTV.

  • Entertainment - I've configured the TV Guide gadget to my zip code and just used it today to figure out when the newest episode of The Office is playing. Flixster's movies gadget lets me access trailers, ratings, and theater information for any movie. I also use the iLike gadget to browse news, concerts, and free MP3s from my favorite musicians.

  • Google stuff - The new Gmail gadget lets me read my full email and perform simple actions like send or reply to emails without leaving iGoogle. Last but not least, a gadget that I authored and use every day is for Google Finance, which provides full-screen finance charts and news of the stocks in my portfolio. Here's a full list of our highlighted canvas view gadgets.

Google also replaced the tabs at the top with a left navigation that allows for access to any gadget with one click. These changes makes iGoogle a more useful homepage and a better platform for developers. And this is just the beginning: Expect to see more canvas gadgets created by developers and more new features on iGoogle soon. Not in the U.S.? Don't worry. Google will be rolling out this updated version in other countries very soon.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Google DevFest - Singapore


There will be a Google Hackaton happening this 28th Oct in Singapore. The transport and accommodation will be subsidized for 50% up to S$125.

4 Engineers from Google in Mountain view will be with us for a day of coding and fun. They will cover topic ranging from Open Social and App engine to YouTube and Google Maps API.

We are only selecting 50 Developers from Malaysia for this event and the closing date is 17th of October.

For application and more details visit http://www.entrepreneurs.my/google-devfest/

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2008: Speednetwork The Globe

For those who are not going anywhere in KL this coming Wed 1 Oktober. Oli Barrett will be in town to talk about his "Speed Networking the Globe" in Wisma MCA 11am. You can find more info from here http://www.entrepreneurs.my/global-entrepreneurship-week-2008-speednetwork-the-globe/













Thursday, September 4, 2008

Google Chrome - A new web browser



Google just launched another web browser which called Chrome. For more info check it out http://www.google.com/chrome. You can direct download and try it out here:
http://www.google.com/chrome/?hl=en

Below is a screenshot of chrome:

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Free Parental Control Software - Blue Coat K9 Web Protection


For Parents who are concerning about the web content browse by their children, this is a great free tools to protect your children from accessing unwanted content. I personally tried this service and it is very easy to use and it would slow down your browsing experience. Below is an overview of K9 Web Protection:



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Blue Coat® K9 Web Protection is a content filtering solution for your home computer. Its job is to provide you with a family-safe Internet experience, where YOU control the Internet content that enters your home. K9 Web Protection implements the same enterprise-class Web filtering technology used by Blue Coat's Fortune 500 customers around the world, wrapped in simple, friendly, and reliable software for your Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista computer.

Blue Coat's unique Web filtering technology divides Internet content into 60 distinct categories. These categories are stored in the master Blue Coat database, through which we maintain and update more than 15 million ratings of websites and domains. A Web site will fall into one or more of these categories, based on the content of the site. To meet your particular needs and preferences, you can configure the software to block or allow specific categories.



K9 Web Protection is different from other solutions for the home in several important respects:

  • Service-based filtering – Blue Coat's filtering database operates as a service. It receives and rates over 80 million requests every day, making it the most accurate content filtering database available. This accuracy is important in protecting your family, given the Internet's rapid changes and growth. Plus, there is no database to download. K9 Web Protection won't clog your Internet connection, get "stale" or out of date, or slow down your computer like other products do.
  • Dynamic Real-Time Rating™ (DRTR) – Blue Coat's patent-pending DRTR technology is a very powerful element in our solution, and is vastly different from the old-fashioned "key word filtering" that is so frustrating to users. Using a method of statistical analysis and artificial intelligence to rate new or previously unrated Web pages, DRTR can determine the category of a URL on the fly, without human intervention. However, DRTR only renders a rating when it is confident that it has reached an accurate conclusion.

    We've focused DRTR on recognizing the kinds of categories most likely to be blocked. In particular, DRTR is highly accurate in blocking pornography and other "adult content" sites. This focus for DRTR is particularly important because these kinds of sites are constantly – daily and even hourly – popping up on the Internet, and no static database can keep up.
  • Automatic updating – Automatic updates of the K9 Web Protection application ensure that you are always protected by the latest features. For example, in Spring of 2005, we added two new categories to our solution: Spyware/Malware Sources, and Spyware Effects/Privacy Concerns. By electing to block sites in these categories, your computer's rate of infection by unwanted software can be reduced dramatically. We have a variety of new features planned, and your K9 installation will automatically receive updates that include them.
  • Efficient caching – K9 Web Protection is a product from Blue Coat. Blue Coat is recognized world-wide as expert in high-performance caching and secure proxy technology. We take advantage of that expertise in K9, so your Internet experience is as fast, reliable, and safe as we can make it.

Unlike other filtering solutions, K9 Web Protection ensures the highest level of protection by building the most relevant ratings database available. Its effective coverage reaches more than one billion Web pages. With K9 Web Protection, you finally have a chance to build a family-safe Internet experience for your home, simply and easily.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Synchronized All your Firexfox Bookmark with Foxmarks



If you use Firefox on more than one computer, you'll want Foxmarks. Install Foxmarks on each computer, and it will work silently in the background to keep your bookmarks synchronized. You can also log in to my.foxmarks.com to manage your bookmarks from any computer.

Here is some features of Foxmarks:


Seamless Sync

Install Foxmarks on all your computers. Foxmarks will automatically synchronize any changes you make, ensuring your bookmarks stay the same everywhere. You won't even know it's there.

Backup & Restore

Never lose a bookmark again. Foxmarks backs up your bookmarks every time you make changes. View and restore your old bookmarks on our web site.

Web Access

Away from your computers? View, add, edit and delete your bookmarks on our website. Your changes will automatically be saved to your other computers.

Mobile Access

A pocket full of bookmarks! Visit our mobile site at mobile.foxmarks.com to access your bookmarks from your iPhone, Blackberry, or any other web-enabled device.

Share

Share your favorite bookmarks with friends. Our sharing server can display your bookmarks on a web page, in an RSS feed, or as a widget that you can add to your own blog or website.

Sync Profiles

Keep your work bookmarks at the office and your personal bookmarks at home. Synchronize only what you need. Foxmarks lets you customize which bookmarks appear on which computers.

Import & Export

You own your bookmarks. Import bookmarks from other websites, or export your bookmarks to a file on your hard drive. Your entire bookmark collection is never more than a click away on our web site.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Kingston Blog Happy Hour

Kingston Blog Happy Hour!!

August 20th, 2008~K-Bi to Give Away ~ From 1pm to 4pm and 7pm-11pm, ( Malaysia , Singapore and Taiwan Time, GMT+8) on August 20th, every successful post will be rewarded 200 K-Bi!! For more information on posting rules, please visit http://www.kingston-blog.com/en/bbs_rule.php

Kingston Blog Grand Opening Gives Away the Hot Prizes

※Post to Win

There will be Nintendo Wii, Limited Edition Swatch, HyperX PC-8500 modules and USB drives to give away!! Any effective posts or threads on Kingston Blog will be rewarded with “K-Bi”, which is not exchangeable and refundable and only can be used to claim the valuable items listed above. For more information on K-Bi, please visit http://www.kingston-blog.com/en/bbs_thread.php?gid=1&aid=14

※ Special Promotion

In order to thank Kingston ’s loyal users, Kingston Blog is launching striking promotional events from August 11 th to August 31 st . The detail is as the following,

~Win K-Bi. Take Prizes Home ~

From August 11 th to August 24 th 2008, Kingston sincerely invites you to join Kingston Blog and become our member. During this promotion period, every registered member can get 300 K-Bi. Any member who posts the congrat successfully will stand a chance of winning a great prize of “K-Bi”.

First Prize: 2000 K-Bi x1;

Second Prize: 1000 K-Bi x1;

Third Prize: 500 K-Bi x1;

Forth Prize: 300 K-Bi x1;

~Share with Kingston and Double Your K-Bi~

From August 17 th to August 31 st 2008, any member who posts on sharing the experience about using Kingston products will get a double “K-Bi” reward.

Visit Kingston Blog to get the further information

www.kingston-blog.com

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

P1 starts offering Wimax service in Klang Valley, Malaysia


Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (P1) today officially opened its doors for Malaysians to subscribe to its WiMAX services, branded as P1 W1MAX. Yang Berhormat Dato’ Shaziman Abu Mansor, Minister of Energy, Water and Communications was there to officiate the historic accomplishment at the grand launch of P1 W1MAX services. P1’s CEO Michael Lai said, “We are indeed proud of the fact that we have put Malaysia on the world map of WiMAX.


Today, not only is P1 the first WiMAX operator in Malaysia to open for subscriptions, but we are also one of the first in the world to offer WiMAX service commercially. We believe that WiMAX will change the Malaysian broadband landscape and the way we live, learn, work and play, and lay the foundation towards achieving Malaysia’s National Broadband Plan and MyICMS 886 objectives because of the very strong proposition of the WiMAX eco‐system known as the DNA‐Device, Network and Applications are, all in place.”

Lai also thanked the Malaysian government for having the foresight on the potential of WiMAX as a catalyst for the nation’s development, and being one of the first countries in the world to issue the WiMAX license as early as March 2007. P1 today introduced two promotional packages to meet consumer and business needs. The promotion runs from 20 August to 30 September 2008. They are:


P1 W1MAX broadband is now available immediately in the following areas: KLCC, Golden Triangle, Pekeliling, Setapak, Gombak, Seri Rampai, Sentul, Pudu, selected areas in Subang Jaya, USJ 1, USJ 7 and Subang Hi‐Tech area. P1’s deployment is supported by Intel, which recently invested RM50 million (approx. US$15m) in P1’s parent company, Green Packet Berhad.

In addition, by the end of 2008, P1 targets to extend its WiMAX broadband coverage to Petaling Jaya, Damansara, Klang and Port Klang and others within the Klang Valley; Johor Bahru; Kedah; Perak; Negeri Sembilan; Melaka and all major towns and cities in the West Coast of Peninsula Malaysia.

P1 made another historical milestone today having received the honorable status in the Malaysia Book of Records on two counts,

1 The First WiMAX Telco
2 The First 10 WiMAX subscribers

Ryaz Patel, Country Manager, Sales and Marketing, Intel Malaysia who attended P1’s grand launch today said, “This is a significant milestone in the growth of WiMAX globally. “IDC Malaysia indicated that notebook sales in Malaysia had continued to outpace desktops during 2008, with more than 1.3 million1 units sold – representing nearly 60 percent of the total available market in Malaysia. Intel believes the increasing availability of high‐speed wireless broadband, such as P1’s 802.16e WiMAX network, will accelerate this trend towards adoption of mobile computing in Malaysia and beyond.”

“The value proposition of 802.16e WiMAX is the Internet as it was meant to be: open, fast and mobile,” Patel continued. “2008 is a milestone year for WiMAX, with more than 300 trials and commercial deployments underway worldwide. Intel will continue to support the growth of the WiMAX ecosystem in Asia,” said Patel.

For more information about P1 W1MAX, please contact our customer careline at 1300 800 888 or log on to www.p1w1max.com.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Get your Google Calendar in 38 Languages

Another good news from Google. Keep up the good work.

One of our goals at Google is to give everyone the information they want in the language they speak. We've been hard at work making Google products available in as many languages as possible. Recently we launched Google Calendar in eight more languages, bringing our total number of supported languages to 38 (and closing in on Gmail's 50). The new languages are Latvian, Romanian, Filipino/Tagalog, Serbian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Hindi and Indonesian.

To use Google Calendar in your preferred language, just sign in, click Settings in the upper right hand corner and look for Language.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Free Site to Watch Beijing Olympic 2008 Live




The fever for Beijing Olympic 2008 is heating up, especially the Opening Ceremony on 8 August 2008. Here are some site, which you can watch the Beijing Olympic 2008 Live Online and Live. If you got any good site to share please let me know I would love to add it here.

- Login to NBC Olympics site.
- Australia residents, Yahoo! 7 provides real-time coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- US residents with computers running on Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate can download free videos of the latest Olympic events via NBC Olympics on the Go delivered by TVTonic.
- UK residents will have unlimited access to BBC’s Olympic coverage via media network.
- Yahoo! Sports will also deliver the latest Olympic updates, news, and videos.
- Log in to the official 2008 Beijing Olympics site
- Go to http://www.youtube.com/beijing2008
- A Chinese Site Call PPstream http://2008.pps.tv

-NOS (Dutch)
-Veetle.com
-Myp2p.eu

For US User please note:

A more convoluted option: Watch video that's supposed to be online, but not for your eyes. As we've noted, for instance, YouTube has a dedicated channel -- but only for users outside the U.S. In order to watch it, you'll need to trick YouTube into thinking that you're watching from somewhere else. That means you'll have to configure your browser to use a proxy server and then redirect your Internet connection through a country on YouTube's whitelist like South Korea.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Google Knol - Another way to share your Knowledge


Google recently just announced the open of Google Knol for everyone. Since it first annouced, Google only open this service for invited user only. Now it is finally open to everyone. For more details you can check out this two blog posted by google:



First Annouced: Encouraging People to Share Knowledge

Public Launced : Knol is Open to Everyone

Official Site of Google Knol

This some brief details about knol.

Knol : A unit of knowledge.

A knol is an authoritative article about a specific topic.

Knol makes it easy for you to write and share your knowledge with the world.

Knol offers:
  • Ease of use
    All you need is an account, a name and a desire to write and we'll take care of the rest.
  • Control
    You specify the level of collaboration you want with the community. Your knol, your voice.
  • Community
    You can connect with other experts in your area of interest to share and grow knowledge.
  • Visibility
    We value and promote authorship. Great content will be visible on any search engine.
  • Growth
    Sharing your knowledge with the world is rewarding for everyone.

The Knol site has one goal: to help you share what you know.

The Knol project is a site that hosts many knols — units of knowledge — written about various subjects. The authors of the knols can take credit for their writing, provide credentials, and elicit peer reviews and comments. Users can provide feedback, comments, and related information. So the Knol project is a platform for sharing information, with multiple cues that help you evaluate the quality and veracity of information.

Knols are indexed by the big search engines, of course. And well-written knols become popular the same as regular web pages. The Knol site allows anyone to write and manage knols through a browser on any computer.

So what subjects can I write on?

(Almost) anything you like. You pick the subject and write it the way you see fit. We don't edit knols nor do we try to enforce any particular viewpoint – your knol should be written as you want it to be written. Of course, knols are

subject to Terms of Service and Content Policy to ensure a good experience for all users and compliance with applicable laws.

What if someone else has already written an article on that subject?

No problem, you can still write your own article. In fact, the Knol project is a forum for encouraging individual voices and perspectives on topics. As mentioned, no one else can edit your knol (unless you permit it) or mandate how you write about a topic. If you do a search on a topic, you may very well see more than one knol in the search results. Of course, people are free to disagree with you, to write their own knols, to post comments and ratings.

Can I collaborate with other authors?

Of course. For each knol you can choose to write on your own or collaborate with other authors.

Can I write knols in languages other than English?

Absolutely. However, it will take us some time to localize the interface into various languages. Sorry, we cannot pre-announce when any given language will be available.

Can I search for knols on a specific subject?

Yes, you can search on Google or other search engines to find knols, like any other web pages. You can also use the Search button found on the Knol homepage and on each knol to search.

How do I get started writing my own knols?

Here are some links to knols that may be helpful to you:

Basics of Writing Knols
  • Creating and publishing a new knol
  • Entering text into a new or existing knol
  • Using the formatting bar

Managing Knols
  • Listing all of your knols
  • Managing your author profile
  • Managing versions of your knol
  • Specifying settings for your knols

Advanced Knol Techniques
  • Inserting Images
  • Creating and formatting tables
  • Creating links and references
  • Working with the HTML source
  • Changing your bio/profile

Best Practices: Writing Good Knols
  • Things to do
  • Things to avoid
  • Publishing tips for authors

Knol Bugs and Current Issues

  • Indexing and search
  • Internationalization and localization
  • Stability, reliability, latency

Where else can I discuss or get help on Knol?

Several authors have noticed that there is a forum at http://groups.google.com/group/knol-users/topics where people share tips and tricks about Knol. Keep in mind that this forum is user-driven and not moderated by the Knol team (although we do take a peek from time to time to look for great suggestions...)

Have other questions? You can also send us email at knolhelp@google.com.


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