Thursday, June 23, 2011

Asus GeForce GTX580 specs are leaked

Asus GeForce GTX580 specs are leaked

Leaked specs of the upcoming Asus branded GTX580 have given everyone something to talk about - their model number being ENGTX580/2DI/1536MB. It is described as the "Standard Edition" which leads us to believe there will be higher clocked or better editions of the card to be released eventually - with the "Standard Edition" having 1.5GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4008MHz on a 384-bus.

The core clock speed is set at 772MHz, it features dual-DVI connections, HDMI and a VGA output - compared to the GTX480 which had a 700MHz Core frequency.

The big thing is price - the GTX580 is going to be $599 US... which is a pretty outrageous price, even for the hardcore NVIDIA fan, being that this card is really what the GTX480 was meant to be before it was cut down to be released. With the HD69x0 cards so close to release, it is a big decision to jump on the GTX480 1.0, I mean GTX580... or wait it out and make a decision once both cards are on the market. But, that $599 US price is going to push a fair amount of people away - considering you could set up CF 68x0 cards for much less than that...


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Temporary Email Addresses with Hotmail

hotmailA temporary email address could come handy in situations where you don’t want to share your primary email address because of the risk of spam.

Now there are quite a few services on the web, Mailinator and 10MinuteMail for example, that have long offered temporary email addresses for free but with certain limitations.

For example, these services provide receive-only inboxes so you can’t send email to someone using your temporary address. Second, these addresses auto-expire after a certain time and then you may have to generate a new one. Finally, we don’t have much of a clue about the companies that run these services and their privacy policies.

If you have been looking for a more reliable temporary email service but without any limitations, it’s time to log in to your old Hotmail account at

Microsoft has added a new feature in Windows Live Hotmail that will let you create aliases for your main email address and the good part is that all these aliases can be managed though the same Inbox. Google Apps also supports email aliases but not Gmail.

I really like the way they have implemented aliases in Hotmail (see the video above). All incoming email for an alias gets stored in a separate folder, outside your main Inbox, and if you are getting too much spam for an alias, simply delete it from your account.

You may associate up to five different aliases with your Hotmail account.

Technically, this is quite similar to creating a new Gmail account that auto-forwards to your main Inbox and then you set up a filter for routing those messages. However, for people who aren’t that technically inclined, Hotmail’s approach is a winner.

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Guide to Choosing an Internet Based Fax Service

send fax from computerAlthough most people have moved to e-mail, there are those rare occasions when you will need to send documents signed with the signature and the fax seems to fit the resolution.

You do not have a dedicated fax machine, no more, because there are quite a few good web-based services, both paid and free that allows you to send and receive faxes using your computer, even without additional hardware. You do not have a "fax modem" or even your traditional landline phone to send a fax via the computer.

How Internet Faxing Works?

Online fax services more work in a similar way. You get a dedicated fax number and any fax message sent to this number are sent as attachments. On the other hand, if you want to send a fax from your computer to another fax machine can send the document as an attachment with the fax service online which in turn sends it to the recipient's fax machine.

Choosing an Internet Fax Service

After reviewing the plans and specifications of a service-based Internet fax dozen, I selected the top 5 services that have all the necessary functions and is more profitable. They have plans for everyone from the consumer who needs to send or receive a fax with the occasional business traveler who needs to send several faxes a day.

1. – With Got Free Fax, you can send up to two faxes in a day for free to any number in the U.S. and Canada.

You can either use its online rich text editor to compose a fax or upload a PDF /Word file from your computer, type the recipient’s fax number and hit send. The service won’t add any advertisements or branding to your faxes. If you would like to send a fax to an international number, you can buy credits through PayPal.

2. – My Fax allows you to send two faxes, with up to 10 pages each, per day for free. Unlike “Got Free Fax,” which only lets you send free faxes to US and Canada based numbers, My Fax supports a much large set of countries even for their free service.

MyFax offers a dedicated Fax number for an extra fee where you can receive faxes. All faxes sent to your personal fax number will arrive in your email inbox as PDFs.

3. – With Green Fax you can again send and receive faxes via email. They offer a unique prepaid plan where you are only charged per page for sending faxes to US and Canada numbers without any monthly fees.

If you are sending a fax to an international number, you are billed per-minute of fax transmission time and unsuccessful transmissions are not charged.

4. – If you need a fax number outside the USA, eFax is probably the best option for you. They offer your local fax numbers in 45 different countries for your incoming faxes. For a fixed monthly fee, you may receive up to 130 pages by fax per month while you pay a per page fee for sending faxes and this varies based on the destination.

With eFax, you may either send and receive faxes via your email program or they also offer integration with Microsoft Office programs.

5. RingCentral Fax – With RingCentral, you can send faxes worldwide through an email message, via their web interface, or from any Windows application. They charge a fixed monthly fee and their outgoing fee seems to be among the lowest in the industry.

Internet Fax Services – Plan Comparison Chart

The following chart (full version) compares in detail the pricing plans of various online fax services and also the cost of sending faxes to some popular destinations.

online fax - comparison

These rates often apply to fax pages that take less than 60 seconds to transmit. If the fax transmission is taking longer than 60 seconds, some companies may bill you on a per-minute basis instead of per page. 

[*] FaxPipe and MaxEmail are two other Internet based fax services that let you send and receive faxes and they have an overall lower monthly fee but it has be paid annually.

Which is the best Internet Faxing Service for me?

It depends on your country of residence, the volume of documents that you plan to fax in a month and the location of your client (if you wish to receive incoming faxes).

For most consumers, who have to send a fax occasionally , GotFreeFax looks like a perfect service. They do not charge a monthly fee, the rates for international outgoing faxes are competitive and you can send a fax from the browser without requiring any setup.

If your clients /contacts are based outside the U.S., you can go with eFax as they will give you a local fax number in that country and your clients won’t have to dial an international number in order to send you a fax. RingCentral and myFax also offer attractive pricing plans for volume faxing.

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Apple Stuffs A 3TB Hard Drive Priced At $499

Apple has a new Time Capsule, and is rocking ton storage. Inside the case is familiar with the class server, 3 TB hard drive, without notice, the Pedigree, which is more than the outgoing version of the 1TB. But this is all that has changed. The unit is part of the three Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB printer host and disk sharing. Encrypt 802.11 a / b / g / n with 40/128-bit WEP WPA/WPA2 and back up data to a massive 3 TB Drive via Time Machine in OS X..

Time Capsule's withdrawal was due to an upgrade. $ 499 for 2 TB is a little hard surface in 2011 (or in2010, for that matter), even the most dedicated of 2 TB external hard drives on the market for about $ 80. Unfortunately, the madness continues with the new model as 3 TB model is priced in the price level in spite of that $ 499 3 TB drives on sale for only $ 150. Well, not that Apple is forcing people to buy their products.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Logitech powered by Jabra

Partnerships can bring great things for society and the Jabra Logitch just announced an agreement that allows the Logitech offers a variety of Unified Communications Headset Jabra co-branded with the name "Jabra powered by Logitech". This Agreement shall be placed as part of UC Jabra Logitech's U.S. channel partners, and corporate co-brand headphones hitting the international market by the end of the year. The Jabra is great, though. The company will continue to sell their products just as they were.

The first three re-brand the product should arrive in July that the Logitech USB Speaker BSP420 (Jabra Speak 410), the Logitech Wireless DECT Headset BH970 (Jabra GO 6430) and the Logitech Wireless BH870 Bluetooth (Jabra PRO 9450).


Nashua, NH – June 21, 2011– In order to seize the significant growth opportunity within Unified Communications (UC), Jabra and Logitech have entered into a distribution agreement, where Logitech will be offering a number of select Jabra headsets under the co-branded name “Logitech powered by Jabra.”

From July 2011, Logitech will sell select Jabra UC headsets to Logitech’s channel partners and business customers, initially in the North American market. As a second step, later in the year, the co-branded headsets will be rolled out globally. By combining the channel reach and broadly known brand of Logitech with high-quality Jabra headsets, Jabra has taken an important first step in significantly expanding the presence of Jabra headsets in all relevant North American sales channels where Jabra headsets are currently not present.

Jabra will continue to sell its wide portfolio of Jabra branded headsets to its current channel partners and the enterprise sales team will continue to address large UC opportunities with the Jabra branded headsets.

“Jabra’s intention is to be a leader in the UC space and the agreement with Logitech is an important step in achieving this. We are very pleased to announce the agreement with Logitech which we believe will lead to more people using Jabra headsets for their UC solutions,” said Jabra CEO Mogens Elsberg.

“Adding voice to the UC experience is one of the most important factors for a successful deployment and adoption of the technology. We expect that the combination of Jabra’s quality headsets with the Logitech brand and channel reach will increase the awareness of UC headsets as a category to the benefit of both parties and the existing Jabra channel network,” Elsberg continued.

“This collaboration with GN Netcom will enable Logitech to be a full solution provider for Unified Communications,” said Gerald P. Quindlen, Logitech president and CEO. “Businesses will now have a single company for a full range of UC solutions – from the meeting room with LifeSize video conferencing end points and infrastructure products to PCs, Macs and tablets with webcams, headsets and speakerphones.”

The first three “Logitech powered by Jabra” products will be available in July and will include the Logitech BSP420 USB Speakerphone (Jabra SPEAK™ 410), the Logitech BH970 Wireless DECT Headset (Jabra GO™ 6430) and the Logitech BH870 Wireless Bluetooth Headset (Jabra PRO™ 9450).

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