How safe is facebook ?

Facebook (FB) has come a long way since it was launched in 2004 by Mark Zukerberg. It is one of the most popular social networking sites around, boasting more than 500 million active users and increasing daily.

Its growth has been met with a lot of criticism on a range of issues, especially the privacy of users, child safety, data mining etc. A large number of tech blogs have emerged recently, criticizing the recent changes made to the privacy policy. Some blogs have urged people to remove or delete their FB accounts altogether.
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KDE 4.5 released

It has been a long time since I have worked on the KDE or any other linux graphical desktop environment. The latest release of KDE version 4.5 brings some improvements to the environment’s stability, performance and functionality. It is reported that this release has more than 16,000 bug fixes and many of the feature requests made by users have been filled.

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Apple Magic Trackpad is out

Finally Apple unveils the Magic Trackpad for Macs. The new Magic Trackpad is the first Multi-Touch trackpad designed to work with the Mac desktop computer. It uses the same Multi-Touch technology available on the MacBook Pro. This is basically a larger version of the MacBook Pro touchpad and it supports a full set of gestures, allowing for a whole new way to control and interact with what’s on the screen. Swiping through pages online feels just like flipping through pages in a book or magazine.

Apple Magic Trackpad

Apple Magic Trackpad

Some of the main features:

The largest Multi-Touch trackpad

Magic Trackpad is just like the trackpad on the MacBook Pro — but bigger. It’s made with the same advanced touch-friendly and wear-resistant glass surface. But with nearly 80 percent more area, it’s the largest Multi-Touch trackpad made by Apple. So there’s even more room for you to scroll, swipe, pinch, and rotate to your fingers’ content. And since the entire surface is a button that clicks, you can use it in place of a mouse.

It fits in perfectly

Magic Trackpad features the same sculpted aluminum design as the Apple Wireless Keyboard, and side by side the two sit flush at the same angle and height. Go from typing to gesturing in one motion, or do both at the same time. How perfect is that?

Effortless Wireless

Magic Trackpad works using Bluetooth technology, so you don’t have to deal with an annoying cable that dictates where you place it. Once you pair Magic Trackpad with your Bluetooth-enabled Mac, you’ll enjoy a reliable, secure connection up to 33 feet away. Magic Trackpad detects periods of inactivity, and it’s equipped with an on/off switch. Together these features help to conserve battery life, so you can keep gesturing for months at a time.

System Requirements

  • Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer
  • Two AA batteries (included)
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard v10.6.4 and latest software update

Finally the Trackpad will set you back $69. [Apple]

Dell Dock High CPU Usage

Dell Dock™ has been around since mid 2008. For those how are not familiar with Dell Dock, It allows for OSX-like functionality, placing a bar of frequently used shortcuts at the top of the screen specially developed for Dell Laptops/Desktops. Additional icons can be dragged-and-dropped onto this bar, creating a useful time-saver that may help to make Vista / Windows 7 more user-friendly for those struggling to adjust.
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