Archive | October, 2008

Sony Will Arrange Replacement Batteries for 100,000 Notebooks

Posted on 31 October 2008

Over 100,000 laptop batteries will be replaced as Sony declares them unsafe. Last time this happened, Sony replaced 9 million batteries causing a major dent in companies profit. PC makers have reported 40 cases of overheating, including four cases where users suffered minor burns, and 21 cases of minor damage from fires and overheating. US Govt., after a review of situation , issued a notice to Sony to recall 35,000 of it’s batteries and the Tokyo-based company said it would recall a further 65,000 batteries worldwide.

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Our Editors Pick Gadgets Of the Month: October 2008

Posted on 30 October 2008

Editors at ixibo.com have chosen gadgets of Month for October 2008. we truly love these gadgets. especially the IQ Cube. most of us are still struggling to solve it. we are not as smart as you :) . We hope that you will like these gadgets. The Waterproof laptop bag is also everyone’s favorite and we think it’s a must have gadget for keeping MacBook Air and BlackBerry Storm safe from showers. enjoy the list and let us know what you think of these. looking forward to your comments

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Top 5 Gadgets of the Week 43 of 2008

Posted on 26 October 2008

We are back with another edition of Top 5 Gadgets of the Week for our readers. we hope that you will enjoy reading about these gadgets and my like to buy some of them. May be all of them..! Our team’s favorite is the iWear AV310 wearable display. Which one is your favorite? Do share with us through comments. Enjoy the Gadgets…

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Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Office 2007 Might Get Delayed

Posted on 24 October 2008

It seems that Service Pack 2, that was scheduled to be released for Windows Vista and MS Office 2007 by February 2009, might get delayed further. We are not expecting it to see the daylight until late June 2009. Reports around the tech world are saying that Microsoft has still not started beta testing it. In a statement on Microsoft website it says:

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Windows XP: Microsoft Releases Critical Patch MS08-067

Posted on 24 October 2008

Today Microsoft surprised everyone with release of its latest security patch for Windows XP customers. MS08-067 is a patch for a vulnerability in RPC Service. RPC is a critical Windows XP service that allows programmers to run code locally or remotely.

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List of Free Linux/Unix Shell Account Providers

Posted on 22 October 2008

A Unix shell or Linux console is a personal account which allows users access to a command prompt on another machine. With these accounts you can login to a remote server and execute commands on it. These accounts are normally accessed via SSH. Historically we used telnet for that but now telnet is fast becoming obsolete due to security concerns. These free shell accounts can be used to practice your Linux / Unix skills as well as making most out of IRC, Email, webhosting etc.

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Writers and Editors Required!

Posted on 19 October 2008

We need your help to take this blog to next level. we aim to make ixibo (eg-zee-bo) one of the top 100 technology blogs by the end of next year. If you have a passion for technology and want to write about any topic related to technology like science, gadgets, games, latest software, hardware.. this is the place to be.

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Top 5 Gadgets of the Week: 42 of 2008

Posted on 18 October 2008

We set the maximum price of top gadgets of week at $100 this time. we were looking for great gadgets at lower end of price spectrum. Our favorite ones are chimp mirrors. We loved the USB Hamster that rolls as fast as you type. the keylogger shocked us all. I would be careful to see at the back next time I use a public computer. We selected Toilet Roll for Paul Acoins (our tech guy) as he spends a lot of time in loo. The bubble maker is also a great gift as it sets the mood for relaxing bath. Enjoy the list and let us know what you wish us to review next week.

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50 Common Linux Console Commands You Should Learn By Heart

Posted on 14 October 2008

We have listed below 50 commonly used Linux / Unix commands that we think every geek should learn by heart. These commands are vital for your complete access to Shells and Consoles. Print them out. Hang them near your monitor. Practice them. Only constant practice will let you retain the usage and utility of all these console commands. Enjoy the list

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Windows XP Secrets: Discover 3 Hidden Desktops

Posted on 12 October 2008

Anyone, who likes to multitask, will tell you that Virtual Desktops are a great way to increase productivity. Ability to make most out of monitor real state and ability to switch between desktops with touch of a button is priceless. This is one of the reasons why geek’s love Linux. In almost all distributions of Linux, these days, you get at least 4 desktops. Each of them have their own background and taskbar.

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