StarCraft II Overheats Your Laptop? We've got help! Google Voice vs. Phone Service, Free Project Manager, Kill Messenger in Windows Live, Software Radio Hacking? Must be DEFCON! Windows 7 Beats Vista, but XP is Still Number One, Android Outselling iPhone, Free Phonecalls Forever?
Tekzilla feeds your tech hunger! Patrick Norton, Robert Heron and Veronica Belmont bring you hands on reviews of the latest gear, tips and tricks that improve the tech you already own and conversations with the most informative experts around.
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Neilsen (the ratings people) know What American's Do Online. Why, yes, there's a new Kindle, and Plastic Logic is MIA. Gigaom and many others reported that Google Andoid is Outselling the iPhone and XP is still the most popular OS out there!
Wondering why your iPad won't charge from most USB ports? We explain what's going on, and search for a custom USB cable that Daniel can use to sync his iPad and charge it at the same time! (Need a car charger for your iPad? Check out the Car Charger and Combo Charger from Incase.)
Ryan "@spazlon" wanted us to check out Tom's Planner, a web-based planning and project management tool. Well, color us impressed, Ryan! (and, Tom, who ever you are.) You can drag and drop and color code your own Gantt Charts, which are a really efficient way of showing timelines for projects, and which are also really annoying to make using Excel or MS Projects... and, yes, you can export 'em. You can sign up for a free beta now!
Wondering what happened at the annual DEFCON security conference last week? HAK5's Darren Kitchen is back with the scoop on software radios, hacking the controllers in C130 Hercules aircraft and quite a bit more!
With the help of GoToAssist Express, Veronica's helping our buddy Stephanie figure out where all the hard drive space on her MacBook went to, and showing what files are safe to delete. JDiskReport is a great tool for OS X and Windows!
Lan Bui writes, "StarCraft II keeps overheating my MacBook pro and shutting it down." Lowering the frame rates to a weak15fps keeps it going for over an hour. What can he do? We've got suggestions in the video... and the hardware coolers we mentioned are the Cooler Master Notepal U2 and the Zalman Notebook Cooler
Can Google Voice replace a land line or cell phone? Good question, Chris! Veronica weighs in, comments on the Unlinited Free Calls Hack and offers up the major fault that makes Google Voice fall short of traditional phone service!
"Every time I log into Hotmail to check my email, it also logs me into Messenger at the same time. Please help me find a way to just log into Hotmail without having Messenger start up at the same time!" Bummer, Blair, but Veronica's got some help for you!
Aaron had more to add on the Google re-directing malware. He says it's "likely the TDSS rootkit. It's been infecting/patching the storage drivers and all sorts of nastiness. There's a free tool from Kaspersky called TDSSKiller which can also nuke this thing from orbit. Malware lately has been getting more interesting. I've seen rootkits infecting drivers and then masking themselves from the OS for a while now but also lately seen them inserting a scheduled task on the system so it will reinfect itself at a later date." Run security software and keep it updated, people!