Web mail services like Hotmail and Gmail are powerful and convenient, but one issue that can stress out heavy users is keeping track of attachments. You may be bumping up against storage limitations, shutting down an old address, or reorganizing files to a single offline location, but it can be a daunting grind without some way to download files in bulk. Windows users can use a free customizable program that makes it simple. Here's how to use it:Download, install, and run the free Mail Attachment Downloader (MAD) software.Enter an e-mail address and password (you can use as … Read more
Sony said today most PlayStation Network services are working now. For real, this time.
On Saturday, Sony announced that after almost four weeks its entire portfolio of online games, game forums, and Web sites would go back online. After service resumed in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East, however, heavy traffic on the network caused it to be inaccessible again. Sony said it had to "turn the service off for 30 minutes in order to clear the queue" of too many password resets submitted at once.
But today most things are back to normal, said Sony Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein in a blog post. That includes signing in to PSN and Qriocity, the ability to reset passwords, playing online with the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable, and watching unexpired video rentals. Third-party services like Vudu, Hulu Plus, MLB.TV, and Netflix are accessible now, as well as Friends Lists, chat, trophies, in-game leaderboards, and PlayStation Home.
For those still waiting to receive their new passwords following the reset, Rubenstein asked customers to be patient. … Read more
Once you've settled in with Dropbox (and convinced all your friends to do the same to boost your space), it doesn't take long before you're wishing for a simple e-mail-to-Dropbox function. Maybe you're at work, maybe your phone doesn't yet support the mobile Dropbox app, or maybe you have friends who want to send files straight to your shared folders. With a quick 10-15 minute investment, you can set up a dedicated email address that sends attachments straight to the Dropbox folder of your choice. Here's how:Get a Dropbox account, if you haven'… Read more
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says the second round of Android tablets are far better than the first generation of devices, which were met with complaints about pricing and performance.
During a conference call to discuss his company's quarterly earnings yesterday, Huang said concerns over the first generation of Android tablets, many of which did not have an operating system designed for tablets, have been "largely addressed."
"The first generation of tablets initially came out from our carriers and with 3G, and I think that is recognized that the vast majority of tablet users are actually buying … Read more
The filesystem in OS X is relatively clean by default when viewed through the Finder. The only folders you see are the system folder, applications folder, user home directories, and a few others that might be useful when configuring the system for your needs. In reality there are a number of hidden files and folders that help govern the behavior of OS X, and occasionally when configuring software packages you have to interact with these items.
The drama surrounding the departure of Acer's CEO is ratcheting up, as both Gianfranco Lanci and his former board of directors have taken their dispute public.
Following an interview the ousted executive Lanci gave AllThingsD on Monday, in which he pointed to Acer's fear of "de-Taiwanization" of the company, the company released a statement denying his assertion. It also went further, blaming Lanci for being unable to execute on a mobile strategy.
Acer today said that despite Lanci's claim that the company feared hiring for software and hardware development outside Taiwan, the globalization of its … Read more
Linex Technologies has filed suit against the makers of several technology companies, accusing them of violating patents it owns on wireless communications.
Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Aruba Networks, Meru Networks, and Ruckus Wireless are listed in the complaint filed with the International Trade Commission on May 6. Linex has asked the commission to ban the import of offending products. Among the products listed are HP's Pavilion and Envy laptops, Apple's MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Airport Extreme, and Time Capsule.
Linex, a Florida company that licenses wireless technologies, also filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the … Read more
One of the convenient features in early versions of Windows (yes, Windows) was the ability to easily create an MS-DOS boot disk out of any floppy disk, which could then be used to troubleshoot certain problems with the system. Given how difficult it was to load and reload operating systems, this type of feature came in rather handy, but while current operating systems can be loaded and configured much easier, having an alterate boot source is just as important (if not more so) to have around.
In OS X creating an alternate boot device can easily be done, with no … Read more
In a recorded message directed atNetwork users outraged by the cyberattack that has kept it offline for three weeks, the hacker group Anonymous again denied orchestrating the attack.
The audio statement was posted online today at Anonops.blogspot.com, and for the first time allows for the possibility that individual Anonymous participants may have acted apart from the group as a whole.
"While it could be the case that other Anons have acted by themselves, AnonOps was not related to this incident and does not take responsibility for whatever has happened," the message says.
While Anonymous … Read more
There are a couple of reasons--besides replacing a broken drive--why you might consider swapping out your Mac's hard drive. One is to increase your available storage capacity, and another is to better the performance of your drive. While most Macs ship with 500GB to 1TB drives that should be adequate for most home purposes, you can now get up to 3TB of data on a single drive, and the standard 7,200rpm mechanical drive crawls in comparison to the performance of some SSD drives these days.
Generally if you are just looking to increase the storage capacity of your … Read more