Just in time for school: Free Adeona service tracks stolen laptops

As college students head back to school with gleaming new laptops, some will, unfortunately, see the last of their machine in a library, cafeteria or dorm room. And it’s not just college campuses that are hot spots for computer theft, or just students who are the targets. Newspapers recently reported that airports in the United States record hundreds of thousands of laptop thefts annually. Such thefts are not only expensive, they also often mean losing sensitive data. Continue reading “Just in time for school: Free Adeona service tracks stolen laptops” »

WebAnywhere

A Screen reader on the go

WebAnywhere is a web-based screen reader for the web. It requires no special software to be installed on the client machine and, therefore, enables blind people to access the web from any computer they happen to have access to that has a sound card. Just visit wa.cs.washington.edu to go directly to WebAnywhere. No $1000 software program required!

WebAnywhere will run on any machine, even heavily locked-down public terminals, regardless of what operating system it is running and regardless of what browsers are installed.Please read our WebAnywhere Paper for more information about the system. Continue reading “WebAnywhere” »

What better way to mark a Windows anniversary than a big bash

By JOHN MURRELL This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it reprinted from SiliconValley.com

Twenty-five years ago yesterday, Bill Gates unveiled Windows 1.0, which means it was probably 25 years ago today that the first critical assaults on the operating system were launched. A quarter century later, both Windows and its legions of detractors are bigger than ever, as evidenced not only by the pummeling taken by Windows Vista, but by some recent rips on Windows 7, barely in its alpha stage and apparently targeted to ship by this time next year. (Note, though, that Windows 1.0 didn’t actually get to market for two years after the unveiling, establishing another ongoing tradition, delivery slippage.) Continue reading “What better way to mark a Windows anniversary than a big bash” »