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Google Checkout is down in UK and US

Posted by 7 April, 2010 (0) Comment

Google’s alternative to Paypal, Google Checkout is down in the UK for last two days without any kind of explanation from the company which is making the merchants very uneasy and frustrated, reports on Twitter also suggest that the service is down in the US.

Unlike Paypal, they do not have technical support line by phone so the merchants and users are in the dark about what’s happened to the service. According to Google they are looking into it. Google usually is on top of their game but something seems to be wrong with them, i.e. the privacy woes with Google Buzz release were also not expected by the tech community.

Head over to Twitter for real time updates by Google Checkout users for the latest information.

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BitDefender solution for flagging Windows 64-bit files as Trojan.FakeAlert.5

Posted by 23 March, 2010 (1) Comment

Happened with ESET’s NOD32 once when everything was being flagged as Kryptik.JX trojan but this time its BitDefender, they pushed an update file that rendered Windows 64-bit systems useless since many were falsely flagged as Trojan.FakeAlert.5 and moved to quarantine. This might have left many users with a useless non-bootable Windows or other problems. Here is the solution to fix the false alarm by BitDefender which detects important files as Trojan.FakeAlert.5.

The BitDefender products effected were: Home user, BitDefender Business Client and BitDefender Security for File Servers.

    All BitDefender 2008, 2009 & 2010 Users With 64-Bit Systems

Download BitDefender Rescue CD that will fix the problem

    BitDefender Business Client: False positive Trojan.Fakealert.5 on Windows x64 systems

Read HERE

    False positive Trojan.Fakealert.5 on Windows x64 systems – How to fix your BitDefender for File Servers product

Read HERE

BitDefender has a dedicated page for the said problem which can be accessed HERE

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Apple iTunes 9.0.3 – Direct Download Link

Posted by 8 February, 2010 (2) Comment

iTunes is a free application for your Mac or PC. It organizes and plays your digital music and video on your computer. It syncs all your media with your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. And it’s a store on your computer, iPod touch, iPhone, and Apple TV that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime.

iTunes latest version direct download links

iTunes version 9.0.3 – 32bit (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 7)
Direct download link from Apple

iTunes version 9.0.3 – 64bit (Windows Vista, Windows 7)
Direct download link from Apple

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Microsoft Office 2010 reaches Release Candidate stage

Posted by 3 February, 2010 (1) Comment

Microsoft Office 2010 has been shaping up very good. It’s public beta release was mentioned earlier.

Officials at Microsoft have confirmed to Neowin that Office 2010 has reached the Release Candidate stage. This coming in just a few days after Office 2010 RTM escrow build 14.0.4734.1000 leaked through torrents.

Keep it coming MS!

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How to disable “open new tab next to current active tab” in Firefox 3.6

Posted by 3 February, 2010 (2) Comment

A reader, Mukesh sent an email saying that he just upgraded to Firefox 3.6 and now the tabs are opening next to each other instead of old Firefox behaviour i.e. tabs opening from links via middle click etc. at very end of the tab bar/at right in Firefox. This can be a bit confusing for old Firefox users, although it’s a good change since one will know which group of tabs is it, i.e. of a particular website.

Anyhow, the reader wants to know if there is any way of changing this behavior, there sure is when you mention Firefox. Given below is the method to change the new behavior of Firefox so it opens new tab at far end/right side of tab bar instead of opening it next to current active tab.

1. Open Firefox, type about:config in address bar.
2. Don’t worry, that’s a standard warning, just click I’ll be careful, I promise! button.
3. Paste browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent in Filter area, so its filtered out for you. The default value for this will be true. You just have to change the value to false, simply by right clicking browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent and selecting Toggle, so the value is changed to false.
4. Close the tab and restart Firefox, you are done!

Hope this helps you Mukesh (and of course other readers too).

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