Saturday, November 18, 2006

Oscar's Multi-Monitor taskBar

I run a twin monitor (dual-head graphics card) system both at home and at my office. One card is a high spec Nvidia card, and the other PNY. The Nvidia has some nice application integrated tools for switching apps to the alternate montior, the PNY card has none.

Having found this neat, and free, tool, I'm now test driving it on both systems. The tool gives me a task bar on both monitors, and minimises apps to the appropriate monitor taskbar. It has a tidy little option that adds a small icon to an apps title bar allowing you to "throw" the app to the other monitor.

Oscar's Multi-Monitor taskBar

Monday, November 06, 2006

Blane Street Magic!

Great video spoof of "Blane" doing some street magic.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Java Gmail Application for the Blackberry 8700

An updated Java based application's now available from Google for handhelds. It looks nicer, and appears to be pretty fast too. One downside I have noticed is that the current version doesn't allow me to switch my "send as" address when composing an email.

Browse here from your handheld device to download directly.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Google Talkabout: Offline messages

Trusty Google Talk continues to add expected features, the neat aspect is that offline messages addressed to you appear in your Gmail account.

Offline messages Tired of getting the old "did-not-receive-your-chat" error message every time a friend disconnects while you are writing? If so, you will be pleased to hear that we're making things a little bit better by turning on another top requested feature in Google Talk: offline messages.

Source: Google Talkabout: Offline messages

Google overtakes Channel 4 in ad revenue


An interesting pivot point..... as is also Channel 4 considering making its programming available via Google

Google overtakes Channel 4 in ad revenue Jason Deans Wednesday November 1, 2006 Google will make more money from UK advertising this year than Channel 4 according to Andy Duncan, the broadcaster's chief executive. Mr Duncan told that Google UK's ad revenues for 2006 would be around £900m, overtaking Channel 4 for the first time. The broadcaster's ad revenue for the year will be around £800m, he added.

Source: Google overtakes Channel 4 in ad revenue

SyncToy v1.4

Updated version of this useful toy recently released. I use it regularly back up my data to my NAS...

SyncToy v1.4 Brief Description SyncToy helps you copy, move, rename, and delete files between folders and computers quickly and easily.

Source: Download details: SyncToy v1.4