Windows Vista Ultimate Extras: Extra useless?

By Fred Roth, Contributing Writer, [GAS]  As of this month, the first round of Windows Vista Ultimate Extras have been sent out to customers “lucky” enough to have purchased the highest caliber of Microsoft’s newest operating system. These supplemental downloads are available through Windows Update and are described as “Cutting Edge Programs, Innovative Services and […]

Online office apps and os’s: Why they won’t gain significant traction

By Brett Williams Contributing Writer, [GAS]  In one day, Yahoo acquired Zimbra, an online e-mail, document-authoring, and collaboration software suite with offline capabilities; Google officially launched its online presentation software; and on Read/WriteWeb, an article titled “Fear of Web2.0,” was posted about enterprise adoption of Web 2.0 applications.

Spam is now 83% of all e-mail

Yes folks, more than eight emails out of every ten sent out today on the net is SPAM. Let’s face it, SMTP really needs a replacement, and while many exist out there, the current messaging infrastructure of the Internet leaves us powerless. Solutions do exist to help you filter all that spam, but regardless of […]

Autopatcher shut down by Microsoft

By Rob Dunn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Autopatcher, a frequently updated project devoted to compiling all the Windows Updates into a single installation package (geared toward offline system updating and quick system rebuilds), has been shut down by Microsoft as of yesterday (08/29/07). Citing security and intellectual property as reasons for the action, Microsoft contacted the […] Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?

It hasn’t been a very good year for  Last summer, the job search giant was implicated in a stock options back-dating scandal, resulting in the resignation of a number of officers, including two successive CEO’s. When the company reported that second-quarter profits in 2007 were down 28 percent, it announced that Monster would eliminate 800 jobs.  Maybe one […]

The Prize Steal (Video)

Just imagine yourself in this situation: Someone calls you up to announce that you won a free meal at a local restaurant. You decide to take advantage of this offer and head over to the restaurant at the appointed time and date. When you get back home, you notice that your house has been emptied […]

Brush up on your anti-phishing skills

By Rob Dunn Contributing Writer, [GAS] McAfee has posted a quiz on their website to educate users on the nuances of various phishing techniques used by scammers. The quiz runs as part of their Site Advisor campaign, and is actually pretty useful. Even if you have friends who aren’t terribly savvy or observant, this could […]