Tech Thoughts Daily Net News – February 27, 2012

WinBubble: Take control of your Windows experience – WinBubble is an application for Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 that is designed to take the TweakUI concept to the next level.

How to Jailbreak an iPhone 4s – When you first hear someone talking about Jailbreaking an iPhone or an Android device, it sounds illicit, unethical or even illegal. But the fact is, it isn’t any of those things. When you Jailbreak your iPhone you are simply untying yourself from Apple’s restrictions which are designed to benefit Apple and not you.

Remove Internet Explorer and more with the Windows Features tool – The Windows 7 version of the Windows Features tool allows you to remove more than just optional features.

AT&T Appeals Ruling in Throttling Case – The company?s move is no surprise: Half of its smartphone users — about 17 million customers — are on so-called unlimited plans and it could find itself in a legal nightmare if other customers win similar cases.

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Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview: What We Know So Far – The preview essentially is an open beta for users who want a sneak peek at the new operating system. It is expected to be announced at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona on Wednesday.

Browser Add-On Stops Google (and others) from Tracking You Online – Abine offers browser add-on that prevents Google, advertisers, Facebook, and other marketing companies from tracking you online via a free browser tool.

How to Opt Out of Google’s New Privacy Policy (Sort Of) – Google’s policy update is unavoidable, but you can partially side-step its effects. Here’s how.

Which Browser Should You Use? – Everyone needs a browser, but it can be hard to decide which one you actually want. Are you looking for something blazing fast? Or maybe you ve been burned in the past and you’re looking for a browser with the tightest security. Or you need add-ons–lots and lots of add-ons. Each of these browsers has its own appeal.

How to Overclock Your Graphics Card – Overclocking your graphics card will increase performance and potentially stave off an expensive upgrade. We’ll show you how to do it.

How to Make Your Windows PC Boot Faster – Looking to slash your Windows PC’s boot time to the bone? We’ll show you how we made one system boot 30 percent faster–without any hardware upgrades.

Company News:

LinkedIn Buys Rapportive Gmail Contact Plug-In – Professional social network LinkedIn has acquired startup Rapportive, which makes a browser plug-in that injects contact information from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and into Google’s Gmail application.

HP Profit Dives as Whitman Positions for a Turnaround – HP is starting off its fiscal 2012 year on a down note financially. HP reported first-quarter fiscal 2012 earnings late Wednesday with declining revenues and income. For the quarter, HP reported net revenues of $30.0 billion, which is a 7 percent year-over-year decline. Net earnings were reported at $1.5 billion, a 44 percent year-over-year decline.

Aruba Networks Delivers BYOD Control with ClearPass – Networking vendor Aruba is now debuting a solution for BYOD, built on Linux and leveraging the open source FreeRADIUS access control solution to help return control to enterprises.

GreenBytes Debuts All-SSD Storage Arrays for SMBs – GreenBytes joins a swarm of storage vendors debuting flash-based products this month. Companies like HP and Nimbus have unveiled solid state disk storage arrays for enterprises. However, the Ashaway, R.I.-based firm has an unconventional type of customer in mind: small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Webopedia Daily:

RAM – Pronounced ramm, acronym for random access memory, a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly; that is, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computers and other devices, such as printers.

Off Topic (Sort of):

WikiLeaks publishes Stratfor emails stolen by Anonymous – WikiLeaks has begun publishing internal emails exfiltrated from the systems of strategic intelligence company Stratfor and has teamed up with 25 media organizations who will be going through them all, revealing the most interesting information to the public.

Top Smartphone Apps for Pet Lovers – Use these 12 apps to treat, manage, photograph or even save the life of your cat or dog. There are some for both Apple iPhone and Google Android smartphone users.

The beautiful 3D behind America’s great engineering feats – The Historic American Engineering Record contains gorgeous 3D documentation of big projects like the Space Shuttle Discovery, some of the country’s great bridges, and more.

Studies wrong to link IQ to specific genes – Most of the genes thought to be linked to human intelligence have nothing to do with it at all, according to Harvard researchers.

Today’s Quote:

“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”

–     Samuel Johnson

Today’s Free Downloads:

TreeSize Free – If you’re looking to free up hard drive space, TreeSize Free can give you the answers you need. Just pick a drive to scan, and let TreeSize do its thing. The program gives you in-depth info on every folder: Size, allocated space, number of files and folders, percentage of parent, and change/access times.

Password Safe – Whether the answer is one or hundreds, Password Safe allows you to safely and easily create a secured and encrypted user name/password list. With Password Safe all you have to do is create and remember a single “Master Password” of your choice in order to unlock and access your entire user name/password list.

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