Watching The Codebreakers on my phone

I never got to watch the BBC documentary on free and open source software that first aired in May. I missed the first few airings because these were broadcast at crunch time in the newsroom, when I’m off chasing page deadlines. While browsing Google Videos for clips to watch in my phone during times when… Continue reading Watching The Codebreakers on my phone

Make your Windows PC look, act like OS X

Refresh your boring Windows desktop by transforming it to resemble the sleek Mac OS X with the FlyakiteOSX transformation pack. The free software package automates the installation of tweaks, third-party programs, desktop themes and menus to make your Windows PC look and act like OS X (see screenshots below). I tried the software and found… Continue reading Make your Windows PC look, act like OS X

Adobe releases Lightroom beta for Windows

Adobe Lightroom, the software “built from the ground up by photographers, for photographers,” now has a Windows version of its beta. I tried it and I was blown away with the way it allows you to edit your photographs. The Windows version is labeled Beta 3 but Adobe’s announcement says the program is slightly behind… Continue reading Adobe releases Lightroom beta for Windows

Running Bon Echo Alpha; uninstalling Google Browser Sync

I have been using Bon Echo Alpha, the test version of the upcoming Firefox 2 release, these past few days and Google Browser Sync for a couple of weeks. Yesterday, I decided to stick with Bon Echo Alpha, removing my Google Browser Sync extension, which doesn’t work with the program yet. Ive decided to stop… Continue reading Running Bon Echo Alpha; uninstalling Google Browser Sync

Download, er, borrow e-books, e-magazines for free

I found UP2U (site already down) through del.icio.us and I’ve been hooked. UP2U lists a lot of e-magazines and e-books in PDF format for download. It’s a site you’d know won’t last long because I’m sure, pretty soon publishers of the magazines listed there would be ganging up on it. UP2U offers The New York… Continue reading Download, er, borrow e-books, e-magazines for free