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Apr 11, 2008
SY Tan

Get Rid of Traffic Jam Problems With Clearflow

People staying in cities will definitely experience traffic jam or traffic congestion. When you are rushing for an important meeting or appointment, extreme traffic congestion will probably drive you mad. To minimize drivers’ traffic jam, Microsoft has introduced a web-based service, Clearflow, to its Live.com site lately.

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Apr 10, 2008
SY Wong

Microsoft SMSOfficer – New SMS Service in Outlook 2007 for Fast SMS Sending

SMS text messaging becomes another trend of communication tool replacing voice calls in mobile world. Regardless of where you are, as long as there is cellular network coverage, the user will be able to send and receive message at very affordable cost. However, there is always a concern – the typing is not as fast and convenience as compared to computer keyboard due to small form factor or soft keyboard. Hopefully, with this tool in place, it will able to change the way on how user sends SMS in the future. Named as Microsoft SMSOfficer, it is compatible to be used with Microsoft Outlook 2007 that enables user to send SMS from PC screen to any mobile phones in the world more effectively.
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Apr 7, 2008
SY Tan

Spoof Wikipedia Websites

Have you got an assignment due the next day? What do you do? Look up Wikipedia, cut and paste and type furiously through the night to present your completed assignment to the lecturer the next day. Welcome to college in the twenty-first century. But, wait! Not all the information is accurate. If you just swallow hook, line and sinker without question, you could make a fool of yourself. The latest challenge to face students doing assignments last minute is not problems with the computer or printer, but the mushrooming of parody Wikipedia websites in the Internet.
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Apr 5, 2008
Nic Cho

Apple Announces iTunes Now No.1 Music Retailer In US

The American multinational corporation focusing on designing and manufacturing consumer electronics and closely related software products, Apple has announced that its iTunes digital media online store (www.itunes.com) is now the largest (No.1) music retailer in US, surpassing Wal-Mart, based on the latest data from market research firm – NPD Group.
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Apr 5, 2008
SY Tan

Shine For Women in Their Prime

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Women have their own world, their own talk and their own clique. To offer an online platform for women in their prime, ranging from 25 to 54 years old, Yahoo has recently launched a site called Shine. This is to target the increasingly visible but mature female group which has been sidelined by male dominated sites.
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Apr 2, 2008
Nic Cho

Send-To-Garmin Feature For Google Maps And MapQuest

The global leader in satellite navigation devices, Garmin has announced the new “Send-to-Garmin” feature for MapQuest and Google Maps, allowing consumers to send data/locations from MapQuest and Google maps directly to their Garmin personal GPS navigation devices, which aimed to enhance your navigation experience.
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Apr 1, 2008
SY Tan

Web Applications to Track Flight Delays

Flight delays are always a common problem for travelers. Most travelers have surely faced this problem before. In our previous post, we have discussed how to use the Google search engine to track and check the status of a flight. If you think using Google search engine is not efficient and sufficient enough, there are two more web applications which provide flight delay tracking that perhaps you could try.
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Mar 31, 2008
SY Tan

Test the Strength of Passwords Chosen

Users are often required to give passwords to access personal information that is stored in a computer or online account. What are the elements which constitute a strong password that can reduce the possibility of hackers or information thieves cracking into your system and stealing your private data? We have discussed this in our previous post and suggested the use of the password chart to create a strong password. Once you have created your password, you can actually test its strength or safety with some online applications.
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