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Google Labs has now released the long awaited Offline viewing option for its famous Email client Gmail. So now you can sync your mail and read it offline if you wish. It does require you to install Google Gears found here. and it will only sync you newest 10,000 messages but that should be enough for most people.  Then its pretty easy to enable the offline settings. It works in Internet Explorer and Firefox, but if you set it up on Firefox the decide to switch to IE you will need to perforn the install again and vise versa.

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Lifehacker’s Hive Five series Best of the Best is out, staring”What’s the best tool for the job?” The list is from the top user submitted programs in different categories. On to the list. I also included my Fav’s

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Google launched a new web browser called Chrome yesterday, so far it seems to load web pages fasted than Firefox 3 and IE 7 and is displaying pages with no problems on every site I visited. It imported all my bookmarks without a problem. It’s a free download from Google.

One of the nice features of Chrome is the way it handles its tabs, each one is run as it’s own instance in Windows, what that means is when you look in the task manager each tab has its own entry so when you close a tab all that memory is released, also if a page crashes it won’t crash the whole program.

On the down side I miss my Firefox extensions and don’t think I can use it in place of Firefox until those features are added, But judge for yourself and check out the comic below.

Look under the hood of Google Chrome in this comics interpretation of key engineering decisions, by Scott McCloud.

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Get in the green zone and lower your carbon footprint and save some oil. Here’s a program I found that will help you save a few bucks on your power bill by letting you turn off your monitor spin down your hard drives then put your computer in suspend mode. From the folks at Verdiem

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How many times have you bought a new computer and turned it on only to find the screen full of trial software. I run into this problem every time I setup a new computer for someone, and I?m sure you have too. Here?s a great program I use to clean out the crap. The PC Decrapifier. They offer a free and a paid version.

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Do you like the new Vista start menu and its ability to do instant search but aren’t ready to switch to Vista. Well I found a cool program called ViStart from Lee-Soft that gives you a Vista like start Menu with instant search.

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Wouldn’t it be cool if you could connect to your friends music library across the internet and browse their music collection, listen to their music and dare I say download the songs you like to your computer. Then Mojo is your answer. I’ve been using it for a awhile now and really like it. They have a Free and a paid version, give it a shot. I can’t vouch for the legality of this program, you’ll need to check the laws where you live.

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Dropbox

 

Dropbox is an online file syncing and sharing solution to help you keep files in sync across multiple computers. Dropbox gives you 2 gigs of free storage space that you can use to backup or share files with. The service is in private beta right now but I have 10 invites available to the first people who leave a comment, Be sure to leave a valid Email address so I can send the invite.

To get more info checkout their FAQ.

https://www.getdropbox.com/faq

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Download Firefox 3 today and help Mozilla set a Guinness World Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours.

With more than 15,000 improvements, Firefox 3 is faster, safer and smarter than before.

Download Day 2008

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camera snapshot Have you ever deleted pictures off your cameras media card then realized that was your only copy. Or maybe you or your camera reformatted the card by accident, they you need the free PC INSPECTOR™ smart recovery program. I had to use this program a few time in the past and it worked like a champ, except for the SD card that went thru the wash, but that another story.

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