الخميس، 31 مارس 2011

Firefox 4 now available to download, official release tomorrow

It isn't available from the official Firefox website yet, but Firefox 4 is now available to download from the Mozilla releases FTP server. Update: you can hit a random FTP mirror by using these links: Windows / Mac OS X / Linux. Update 2: Firefox 4 has now officially launched.

Despite what we reported last week, there was an unexpected (and unannounced) RC2 released on March 18. The final release build seems to have followed quickly after on Saturday, March 19. The official launch of Firefox 4 is due tomorrow.

Firefox 4 brings with it a slew of new features, including, most notably, a completely overhauled user interface that makes it look a lot like Chrome, but hardware acceleration and the jet-powered JaegerMonkey JavaScript engine also jostle for center stage. In true Mozilla style, Firefox 4 also brings support for many emerging standards, such as HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL. Finally, there are neat features like built-in Sync, restartless add-ons, and workspace management with Panorama.

For more information about Firefox 4, check our complete guide. We also have a fine selection of Firefox 4's finest restartless add-ons.

Update: Mozilla has asked us to say that this might not turn out to be the actual final build. It's still going through QA right now, and something might come up. Don't worry though: your browser will automatically update if a new build is released.

There are also some exciting goodies planned for tomorrow, and Mozilla doesn't want us to satisfy your Firefox 4 hunger just yet. Basically, if you want to enjoy the 'true Firefox 4' experience (including the pretty first-run splash screen), you should hold off installing until it's released tomorrow.

[thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Firefox 4 now available to download, official release tomorrow originally appeared on Download Squad on Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:06:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sendoid offers simple zero-config P2P file sharing, doesn't work that well

Sendoid: P2P file sharing
Yet another file sharing tool is doing the rounds, but this time it has a rather interesting selling point: zero-config peer-to-peer transfers. Sendoid, which has nothing to do with Android and everything to do with sending, lets you send files directly between two users without a server in between.

Simply pop open the Sendoid website, and use either the built-in Flash client or download the AIR desktop client to select a file to send. A short URL is generated, which you then send to the recipient. You can put a password on the URL -- but that's it, as far as configuration goes. The recipient can download the file via the website, or via the AIR client.

Being P2P-based, Sendoid has a few great features that set it apart from its central-server cousins. Sendoid has no file size limit, and your download speed is only limited by the sender's upload speed. Then there's the fact that it's a lot more secure: files are sent directly to other users and never touch Sendoid's servers.

Ultimately, though, Sendoid is hampered by peer-to-peer's (P2P) well-known and time-honored issues. If P2P was meant for sending individual files, file dumps like Megaupload and RapidShare, and tools like YouSendIt, wouldn't exist.

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Samsung Laptop 'Keylogger' Was a False Positive [Blip]

Turns out Samsung wasn't installing keyloggers on their laptops after all. VIPRE, the antivirus software used by a NetworkWorld contributor, assumes any folder with the name SL carries the Starlogger software. VIPRE developer GFI has their official statement here. [NetworkWorld] More »

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/_KPniQOms-M/samsung-laptop-keylogger-was-a-false-positive


Google Pulls PlayStation Emulator From Android Market

By Ben Kuchera, Ars Technica
Google has yanked a PlayStation Emulator from the Android Market and the developer is claiming his program is being targeted due to the upcoming release of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. After all, why would someone pay for official copies of PlayStation games when they can download and play pirated, or [...]

Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/03/google-ps1/


OS X Lion Dev Preview 2 Is Here [Apple]

If you're an Apple developer, you can now download the a second developer preview release of OS X 10.7 (Lion). TechCrunch believes it's pretty close to the finished version of the operating system. Aside from sweeping bug and stability fixes, Developer Preview 2 will install on 2011 MacBook Pros and apparently has an updated version of iCal. MacRumors Forums has a running thread of the latest discoveries regarding the release. [TechCrunch and MacRumors] More »

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/qqjUDOmM130/os-x-lion-dev-preview-2-is-here


How to Play Music from Amazon's Cloud Player in iOS [Annoyances]

Amazon recently introduced their awesome new Cloud Drive service, which was strangely without iOS support. Weblog TUAW discovered an easy, albeit imperfect, way to listen to your music from Mobile Safari. More »

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/ZO6etA6mhc4/how-to-play-music-from-amazons-cloud-player-in-ios


Help Bob make money in Sticks, a fun physics game

Sticks is another one of those rare games where the intro is actually worth watching. It introduces you to office worker Bob, who is basically a wage slave fantasizing about a better existence.

Then, on his way back home from another grueling day at the office, he passes a huge sign which says "Sticks." This is where the game starts.

Each level has a number of coins hovering in mid-air, and your goal is to place sticks that lead those coins to Bob -- but you only have a limited amount of wood to play with. As soon as you're done placing your sticks strategically, hit the big Play button and let nature, or rather gravity, run its course. The coins will drop down, and if you place your sticks correctly, they will roll all the way to Bob.

The soundtrack is soothing and playful, and didn't get on my nerves even after playing for quite a while. All in all, a very cute game, especially for a day at the office.

Help Bob make money in Sticks, a fun physics game originally appeared on Download Squad on Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Exclusive: Apple in talks to open an Apple store in Jerusalem (Israel)

Apple is known for its Apple stores, both for the location and the architecture of the stores. In 2008, Apple opened the first store in Israel. Apple is considering a second store and the leading location is Jerusalem. The location is in the new entrance to the city (see picture), next to a first of [...]

Source: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2011/03/27/exclusive-apple-in-talks-to-open-an-apple-store-in-jerusalem-israel/


الأربعاء، 30 مارس 2011

EcoModo - The Best of TreeHugger [Roundups]

This week on TreeHugger, $3 solar radios made from Altoids tins, crazy mechanical bird mimics seagulls, hack your iPad 2 smartcover to work with the iPad 1, see-through solar powered cell phones and more! More »

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/d9rAMsToLW4/ecomodo-+-the-best-of-treehugger


Lenovo T420s and W520 notebooks hit the streets, one with Quadro Optimus graphics

You knew they were coming, but today it's time to choose -- will you withstand the temptation of a tricked-out ThinkPad W520 workstation or T420s thin-and-light with Sandy Bridge CPUs? Yes, Lenovo's rolling out the red eraserheads this month for Intel's new chips as fast as it possibly can, with these latest two models hot on the heels of the ThinkPad T420 and T520 and ThinkPad Edge E420s. The $1,199 14-inch T420s distinguishes itself with slightly slimmer construction, a 1600 x 900 resolution and a 2.5GHz Core i5-2520M CPU in a package that weighs less than four pounds -- strangely, there's no Core i7 or discrete graphics here -- while the $1,449 W520 workstation comes standard with a 2.7GHz Core i7-2620M chip and an NVIDIA Quadro 1000M GPU with Optimus graphics-switching tech. Of course, the W520 base configuration comes with only a 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768 screen, but don't you fret -- an additional cash infusion can get you a 1600 x 900 or even a full 1080p display to render your video with. Go ahead, spec them out to your heart's content, while we wait for an even more groundbreaking rig to drop from the ThinkPad heavens.

Lenovo T420s and W520 notebooks hit the streets, one with Quadro Optimus graphics originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 30 Mar 2011 05:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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