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Friday, June 30, 2006

Google Checkout

Google Checkout

The Google Checkout officially launched, it offering users a unified shopping process that emphasizes safety and user control of the online retail experience. With Google Checkout we can shop from multiple online stores with single login. Click here to check the online stores that offering by the Google Checkout.

Google Checkout

We can have a faster, safer and more convenient way to shop online with Google Checkout. Google says on the main page for Google Checkout. Hope Google will keep their promise.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Blogging Tools - Blogger Templates

Since WordPress theme been update and just available for WordPress. How about Blogger and where can we get the template for Blogger? I just found a website for the Blogger templates. We can view the template before we download by click on it.

How: If we need to test the template with our blog, just simply press on the Download link and another windows will prompt out with the code. Just copy the code to Blogger control panel paste into the template area. Last, press the Preview button to preview your blog.

Remark: Better backup your current template before test with new template or install.

Blogger Templates

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Generate Traffic for your Blog

When start blogging, i always asking myself how to generate traffic for the blog. Generate traffic for the blog is not as fast as one day or one week, some of them take about few months to generate traffic but some of them just take about few weeks. Here are the 10 steps that can do to generate get more traffic for your blog.
  1. Post every day
  2. Use hot word in your blog with Technorati Tag
  3. Get a clear theme that people find valuable so can get more reader to come back to your blog.
  4. Get blog friends and link to other people blog. (they will probably link back to you.)
  5. Create your original and timeless contents.
  6. Do some search engine optimization on your blog.
  7. Use Ping services. (Pingoat or Ping-O-Matic)
  8. Use Flickr for your public photos and link to the articles in your Flickr descriptions.
  9. Use extensive tagging and keyword inside your articles and on services like
  10. Bookmark every article at (and other appropriate bookmarking services).

Feel free to add to this list in the comments area. What works for you?

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Blogging Tools - WordPress Theme

Good news for blogger who look for the WordPress theme, The WordPress Theme Viewer has now been updated. From the WordPress Theme Viewer we can easily search for the theme with the sorting options. Beside that we able to test run the themes with a blog with test content before download the theme.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Stat Counters So Called Website Tracker

Website Tracker

Stat Counters so called website tracker is much when we want to know how, where and when the visitor come to our website. There is a lot of free stat counter on market, some of them are provide some limited service where some of them just provide the daily report via email. The free stat counters that common use by the web developer or blogger is sitemeter.

Once sign up for the free stat counters service, most of them will email the HTML code that we need include in our website. So base on the HTML code, there manage to get all info of visitor when visit the website. Most of the free stat counters service will provide the info for the last visitor by location and by referrals.

website analytics

But not all blogger are using just one stat counters to track for the visitor,some of them use 2 stat counters for track the visitor. What do you all think about for those who use up 2 stat counters, is because free service report was not accurate as what we aspect ! Even i also use 2 stat counter (sitemeter and onestat) for my blog. What you think ?

Why we got to know how, where and when the visitor are visit our website ? Is because base on the info that we gather, we can know more about the visitor. If most of the visitor are visit the website from the keyword there look for where been include in our website. From that point onward then only we can put more effort (put more keyword in the content that will post in the website) so that more and more visitor are visit our website.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Weblog Tools

WordPress was the best weblog tools for blogger in year 2005. It come with a lots of plug-in features for blog. Now the latest version for WordPress is 2.0.3 and some of the hosting plan like is bundle with WordPress for easy setup.

Since it was develop by open source, is easy for those where want to modified for their own personalized view. The most popular theme or so call blog layout template used by blogger was "kubrick theme". The template was separate into 3 part as header, content and sidebar.

The header part is the top of the layout with light blue color, for the content part is the white color and the sidebar are in grey color. Some blogger use this template and do some modified at sidebar so it split to 2 part as sidebar1 and sidebar2. For those who look for the original template, click here. Some of the site where using the original template with some modification as slackermanager and blog.tmcnet

For who are keen to know more about the WordPress, can go to the WordPress official website. For those are want to start their own blog, may consider of using WordPress. Other then that, there also have fews blog tools for blogger as and Flickr. So what you think about WordPress as your blogging tools !

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

IE7 vs Firefox 1.5 (part 3)

Managing RSS feeds

If there is one growing technology online that has captured the heart of millions, it's RSS feeds and their ability to be used as "live" bookmarks. Firefox was the first to offer the capability of turning RSS feeds into such bookmarks since version 1.0 in November 2004. Clicking on any of the Live Bookmark icons from the Bookmarks menu displays a list of headlines available from that specific feed. And that's great for feeds with well written descriptive headlines, but it's horrible for information-rich feeds with graphics and lots of text.

In IE7 RSS feeds appear as formatted web pages along with a link subscribe to that specific feed; overall a much simpler and more elegant way of using the popular RSS feeds. What's even better is that the box on the right side of the page lets you filter the list by entering search terms or clicking category names, which are automatically extracted from the feed. But one of the greatest features is the fact the RSS feeds can be shared with other applications, like Officer 2007 (due late 2006). We'll likely hear much more about this new feature later on, but it looks really great so far because you can view your RSS feeds in your browser or right alongside your email messages.

RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds Advantage: Undoubtedly, IE7

Resistance to Viruses, Spyware, and Online Attacks

One of the most common reasons people give for switching to Firefox is security. Since it's introduction 18 months ago Firefox has tempted millions to switch to it's more secure browsing experience. After IE6 was plagued with infestations of viruses, spyware, and other malware it was a simple choice for most users. Now that IE7 is here, the playing field is a bit more level; perhaps how much though remains to be seen. We've already seen how Vista and IE7 will relate, but what about users not upgrading to Vista? Will they be protected? Here's what IE7 seems to promise:

  1. It includes the latest updates to code introduced in Windows XP SP2 that blocks downloads, including ActiveX controls, unless you specifically approve them by clicking the Info Bar and selecting the appropriate menu.
  2. A new URL-parsing module should lessen the impact of "specially crafted URLs" that exploit flaws in browser code, especially buffer overruns that can lead to malware installation. In theory, at least, the URL parser should be able to identify and discard dangerous URLs before they reach potentially vulnerable code.
  3. With IE7, you manage ActiveX controls and other potentially dangerous browser extensions using the same Manage Add-ons dialog box that was introduced to IE6 with Windows XP SP2. One noteworthy change: a new Delete ActiveX button lets you automatically uninstall an ActiveX control. And a Web page won't be able to use an ActiveX control installed with Windows unless you specifically approve.
  4. IE7's optional Phishing Filter automatically checks Web sites to see if they look suspicious or are on a list of known sites used by online thieves to steal identities, displaying a bright red bar for a known phishing site and a yellow bar for suspected but unconfirmed sites. Access to known phishing sites is blocked with a bold red bar -- continue at your own risk.

Whether all of these new features are security gimmicks or genuinely useful layers of protection remain to be seen. Will the criminals who worked there way around the bugs of the first version be able to do so here as well? Perhaps. The greatest weakness of IE is perhaps the bad rap it has coming onto this playing field to begin with. All-in-all IE7 looks a lot better than it's predecessor, but no one will be able to pronounce IE7 suitably secure until it has survived a year or more without an embarrassing security crisis. And quite honestly, if Microsoft can't get their act together on this, it might spell a lot of trouble for their browsing future. For now, Firefox remains the best choice for secure browsing, and they got it right the first try (score for Mozilla).

Security Advantage: Firefox, at least for the time being.

Final Thoughts & Conclusions

IE7 is truly a vast improvement over IE6. However it still has a few areas that greatly concern me, and I'm sure countless other users who have made the switch to Firefox. The first is the ever-expanding library of Firefox extensions, small user-written programs that add features and fix annoyances in the officially released browser. By contrast, the number of add-ons for Internet Explorer is much smaller -- not surprisingly, the tightest levels of integration are between IE7 and Microsoft Office. If you're a fanatic about tweaking and tuning your browser, Firefox offers many more choices. Providing many of those who switched are 'advanced' computer users, luring them back with the current features in IE7 likely won't work for Microsoft. For 'normal' users, IE7 seems to provide users with what they felt was missing before (security, tabbed browsing, RSS feeds, etc); so like me, they'll likely consider switching back. That is, unless the other critical failing in IE7 significantly bothers them. IE7 has a weak set of password management tools. Just as in previous versions, IE7 can save a username and password combination for any Web page, but there's no way to edit saved passwords or copy them to a secure location. By contrast, Firefox allows you to view and manage saved passwords; it even imports saved passwords from IE7's protected store (score for Mozilla).

So looking at IE7 and Firefox side by side for a feature-to-feature comparison, IE7 performs very well against Firefox (especially for a Beta). If security can be improved to match that of Firefox and if Web Standards can be tuned in the browser, then IE7 has a very good chance of not only keeping Microsoft's grip on the web secure, but tempting many Firefox users back to what they know best, Microsoft itself.

One of the biggest hurdles that IE7 and Microsoft will have to overcome however is themselves and a bad reputation earned with IE6 and previous browser versions, especially in regards to security and features available. Even if the final release of IE7 improves mightily over the current beta, building that new and improved reputation will be an uphill climb. For now, I'll at least humor Microsoft by playing with IE7, but Firefox will remain my personal browser of choice until the Final IE7 debuts. Then I'll make my final decision, as I'm sure will countless others

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IE7 vs Firefox 1.5 (Part 2)

IE7 vs Firefox

Support for Web standards

It's hard to believe this is often an overlooked part of browser review, at least from a end-user point of view. After all, most users just assume the internet looks how it looks (given they use one browser consistently). For developers, who use multiple browsers however, is not simple for them." Fact is, the way it looks from IE6 may or may not be how it looks through Firefox or another browser.

IE6 has been the poster-child for years of how NOT to develop a web engine in regards to web standards. Developers have to utilize countless unnecessary hacks and workarounds. This is why the site runs so much faster in Firefox for most users; IE6 has to compute all the "work around" codes so it'll look right. IE7 is a god-send for developers, as it promises to fix the most critical bugs and generally do a better job of following those all important web standards (it's about time Microsoft; how about making FrontPage do this too?). Granted IE7 still is a little quirky, but all-in-all favors much better in regards to web standards. Ultimately Firefox still provides the best support for web standards however. That may or may not change by the final release of IE7.

Support of Web Standards Advantage: Currently, Firefox

Managing Tabs Inside the Browser

When I first switched to Firefox the idea of tabs amused me but didn't seem that useful. As time has gone on I've realized these are the greatest tools in the world, and now I can't live without them. Microsoft too has noticed this popular feature and has added it to IE7. But it's what Microsoft did that really makes them shine here. They didn't just add Tabbed browsing to IE7, they made it easy to use and they made it better than anyone before them (score for Microsoft).

IE7's controls for opening, closing, and managing tabbed windows are noticeably simpler than those in Firefox, with a button on the tab bar to open a new window and a red X to close the active Web page.

Open Tap Close Tap

Open Tap & Close Tap

If there is one feature I absolutely love about IE7 in regards to tabs, it's the fact you can click the "Quick Tabs" button to view thumbnails of all the open tabbed pages . This is where IE7 really puts the nails in the coffin for Firefox in regards to tabbed browsing. Firefox's ability to handle multiple tabs at once is very poor. While you can manage two or three open pages easily enough, opening a dozen or more pages the tabbed interface becomes essentially unusable.

Firefox Tap

IE Tap

IE7 vs Firefox

Compared to Firefox, IE7 is much simpler to use in regards to tabs, especially closing them. Firefox may eventually change how it utilizes tabs, but for now IE7 has it beat.

Tab Management Advantage: Undoubtedly, IE7

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Monday, June 12, 2006

IE7 vs Firefox 1.5 (Part 1)

IE7 vs Firefox 1.5
Microsoft released a new public beta of its popular Internet Explorer. Microsoft claims that IE7 Beta 2 is more stable and ready for use by the general public. But how does it stack up against the likes of Firefox? Let's take a look.

Basic Layout & Features

One of the first things most users switching from IE6 will notice are the new menu bars and navigation menu. While relatively unchanged since the Beta 2 preview in February, the change from the IE6 interface is pretty dramatic. IE7's page layout is probably it's greatest change though, in a good way. Compared to IE6 or Firefox, IE7 provides more room for viewing the contests of the current page you're on. I installed the Google Toolbar on both and then took screenshots of both IE7 and FF at the same screen resolution to show the difference:

IE7 Sample

Firefox Sample

IE7 Sample vs Firefox Sample

One change in IE7 that can be slightly confusing is the fact the traditional top-level menu is hidden until you hit the Alt key. While the standard toolbar vanishes as well, the fact it only shrinks down to a much more compact version of itself is less confusing than one that disappears all together. Granted I don't think this will be any major concern to most users, because the top-level bar is rarely used anyway. The most common command, printing, can be done directly from a new button on the top right-hand corner of the "tab menu".

IE7's new 'Favorites Center' combines the Favorites menu and Explorer Bar into a single drop-down list that users can choose to pin to the left side of the browser window (much like Explorer in Windows). IE7 also includes a rather nifty new Zoom button located in the lower right-hand corner. Clicking on the various zoom levels will increase the page size from 100% up to 400%. Printing pages is also significantly easier in IE7; the browser automatically shrinks the pages to fit on a single sheet of paper (width-wise) and offering a very helpful preview screen as well.

Zoom Preview & Print Preview

The best part of all the changes in IE7's user interface however is that while it's new it's also familiar. It's easy to accomplish common tasks, and the menu's that aren't needed are kept out of the way. Ultimately it's a much cleaner look for the IE browser that takes it ahead of Firefox. It's also easier to use for everyday tasks like printing. Is it enough to switch (back) for? You'll have to decide...

Basic Layout & Features Advantage: Just barely, IE7

Most Secure in 'Windows Vista'?

If you're an individual using genuine (IE7 checks) version of Windows XP (SP2) or Windows 2003 Server then IE7 is a free upgrade. If you're using Windows Vista then you're already set, as IE7 code is build into Windows Vista (due later this year to corporate customers and in early 2007 to retailers.) Both versions incorporate the same security improvements over IE6, but Vista is especially unique in the fact that it along with IE7 provides protected Mode browsing. Even when trusted add-ons are used they are quarantined and given write access only to a select set of virtualized folders (see our Vista area for more details on Virtual Folders in Windows Vista). Combined with Vista's more strict user Account Control this feature should make it significantly tougher for malware and spyware to sneak onto any system.

Security in Windows Vista Advantage: Currently, IE7

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Yahoo, Microsoft IM Intergration Soon !

Yahoo MessengerMSN Messenger

From the photo above is take long time for Yahoo and Microsoft instant messenger work together. Since Oct. 12, 2005 Yahoo and Microsoft agreed toward interoperability between Yahoo Messenger and MSN Messenger so that users who are using either one of the messenger have the ability to interact with each other.

Until today a fully functional version of Windows Live Messenger with the Yahoo network integrated is being tested internally, but however the final testing has not begun.

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Windows Vista Beta 2 Now Officially Released To The Public !

Microsoft Windows Vista

Good news for Microsoft supporter !

The new operating system from Microsoft (Windows Vista) Beta 2 now widely available to the public. For who are interested can download Here.

Once we talk about the Windows, it's always related to the security issue. What about the new operating system (Windows Vista) by Microsoft. I think it will be alot of patches or service pack coming in after Microsoft officially release the Windows Vista.

But you all still can go ahead and have a try on Windows Vista Beta 2 where just officially release to public.

Windows Vista Beta 2

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Kuala Lumpur International Motorshow 2006


Sunday (4-5-2006) was the last day for Kuala Lumpur International Motorshow 2006 (KLIMS 2006) where locate at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). Still many visitors are coming yesterday.

For those who never or not yet go for the KLIMS 2006, you all are welcome to visit this website (KLIMS 2006) for all the photos that been taken in KLIMS 2006. In there we can get to know more about the new car and technology used by Ferrari, Honda, Nissan,Mitsubishi, Lotus, Mazda and etc. Below are some of the photo that taken from KLIMS 2006.

Volvo LogoVolvo 3CC

Firefox Browser

Nowadays, lots of the people are using firefox as their default browser. Even the Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 also having the same concept as mozilla firefox whereby it can have multiple tap in one browser. But for me, i still prefer mozilla firefox as my browser.

Yesterday mozilla firefox has been update to, the update provides improvements to the browser's stability and several security fixes. For those that not yet update, below is the step show how to update to the latest version.

  1. Open the firefox browser.
  2. Go to Help and click on "Check for updates"
  3. Follow the instruction to complete the update.

The Mozilla Foundation also offers an update to the mail client, Thunderbird. The updates also provide improvement to the browser's stability along with several security fixes. For Mac OS X users, Thunderbird is a universal binary, which means you no longer need to use Rosetta to run Thunderbird.

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