22 January 2009

Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0 Training Kit is available for download

The November preview of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 Training Kit is available for download. This following content is available: Presentations Overview of the .NET Framework 4.0 This presentation goes over the new technologies and enhancements being made in the version 4 release of the .NET Framework. Overview of the Visual Studio 2010 This presentation covers is …

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22 January 2009

How well do Search Engines understand user intent?

What type of results are returned for generic searches? This could develop into a much bigger article and probably should. But for just now I was thinking about Apple based on their latest quarterly profit results. So what does a search for 'Apple' actually produce on the key search engines – I am being kind to the other two here! …

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22 January 2009

Apple still juicy in the crunch

So my finger was bang on the pulse when I noted that Apple's 5th Avenue store seemed to be booming on my recent trip to New York. The company has just posted the best quarterly revenue and earnings in its 10 year history (for the fiscal quarter ending December 2008).  Steve Jobs said that Apple surpassed '$10 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time ever' …

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22 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #10 Thinkprogress,

According to Wikipedia, the Thinkprogress website is “a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all.”.  It is funded and run by the Centre for American Progress, which is a liberal political policy research and advocacy organisation.   Checking the website for myself, I found blogs divided into categories …

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21 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #9 Boing Boing

It has been nearly 3 years since I have started reading Boing Boing and I am perfectly happy to watch a few more go by while I continue to read it.  I was forwarded a story that featured on the blog, and since then I have been pretty much hooked into the varied stories and insights offered on a daily …

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21 January 2009

Google cuts services

Even Google is not impervious to the current economic climate and last week we saw announcements that they were closing engineering offices in Texas, Norway and Sweden, are rationalising a range of free servicessuch as Google Video which will be superseded by YouTube, Jaiku – the twitter clone- which will be wrapped up in Google Apps, and other less popular …

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20 January 2009

CNN and Facebook – watching the world watch Obama

On a day with the occurance of such a significant world event, the inauguration of such a key new US President, it seems world news and social networks have combined to provide us with a brilliant tool to watch the events unfold, and keep up with your friends and the worlds thoughts at the same time. CNN and Facebook have …

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20 January 2009

Coming Soon… The 2nd Annual TLC Pub Quiz!

On March the 5th, at the George IV pub in Chiswick, we will once again be hosting a sensational pub quiz to raise money for the Tamar Lifeline Charity – and we'd LOVE you to be there! Those of you that came last year will be pleased to hear we'll be following a similar format – a tough, competitive but …

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20 January 2009

Windows Worm Numbers ‘Skyrocket’

Discovered in October last year, a malicious program known Conficker, Downadup, or Kido has already infected about 8.9 million machines according to the anti-virus firm F-Secure. Experts recon that the figure could be far bigger, and that all users will need to have an up-to-date anti-virus to avoid their machine’s from being infected. Users also need the Microsoft MS08-067 patch …

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