Earth Alerts Tracks Severe Disasters Globally

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Earth Alerts tracks severe disasters including volcanic events, earthquakes, cyclones and of course, weather. This small app can alert you via email or SMS and has options to use visual and audio cues to notify you of changes.

Very cool.

Earth Alerts

How to Burn ISO or IMG Disk Images in Windows 7

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One of the less known features in Windows 7, is its capability to burn image files (.iso or .img) without requiring you to install any third party burning software. If you want to know how it’s done, check out this tutorial.

Burning ISO or IMG Disk Images in Windows 7

Microsoft Security Essentials New Beta Version

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You can register for the beta (higher version) at Microsoft Connect.

Security Essentials v 1.0.1901.0

Windows 7 vs Windows Vista: the UAC Benchmark

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Personally, I’m a big fan of UAC (User Account Control) and the additional security it brings to the world of Windows. And one of the things I enjoy about Windows 7 is the fact that Microsoft tweaked a lot the number of UAC prompts, versus Windows Vista. If you want to know by how much, check out this very interesting benchmark. The Conclusion? In Windows 7 you have both good security and a more pleasant user experience.

Windows 7 vs Windows Vista: the UAC Benchmark

SPlayer – A Truly Lightweight Media Player

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If you are tired of using your old media player and you want to try something new, you must try SPlayer. This player is very minimalistic in its approach: low resource consumption, no ads, small size, portability, discrete interface, free of charge. I’ve been trying it out and played a few videos and movies with it and i like a lot. I might actually consider to switch from my heavily used GOM Player.

SPlayer Official Website | Direct Download

Enable ‘God Mode’ in Windows 7

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Unbelievable Windows 7 trick that reveals dozens of options previously unavailable in one place. Create a new folder, rename it GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} and it magically appears. See original post below:

Enable God Mode in Windows 7 from IthinkDifferent

Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks from Windows 7

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We’re sure all TinyHacker readers know how to connect to wireless networks from their Windows 7 laptops. However, when it comes to connecting to hidden wireless networks, things might get a bit more tricky. We’ve found a pretty good tutorial which shows you how to do this, step by step. So, if you ever visit the house of  geek who’s ‘paranoid’ enough to hide his wireless network, you know how to do it.

How to Connect to Hidden Wireless Networks

Quick Hack: Show Your Name in the Windows 7 or Vista Taskbar

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The folks from the WinVista Club, have published a geek tip for how to put your name or any other text on the right side of the taskbar. It works with both Windows Vista and Windows 7 and it takes seconds to do it.

Show Your Name In Windows 7 or Vista’s Taskbar

To you and yours,

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From tinyhacker and Lego

Picturing the Last 10 Years

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via The NY Times, click for larger chart.




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