Archive for August 2009

Splashtop instant start to have instant search soon

Here is an interesting news. DeviceVM, the makers of Splashtop, has announced that they will be adding instant search bar on their desktop from September 09 onwards. This will allow users to search instantly after the splashtop instant on. You can configure the instant search to use almost any search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing. The default will be Yahoo or rather Bing since Microsoft will be taking over the search on Yahoo. (Default for China is Baidu and Default for Russia is Yandex).

If you still remember, I tested the Splashtop on the Lenovo S10-2 and it works beautifully, booting up in mere 10 seconds. The browser takes around another 20 seconds to start. I wish all netbook comes with Splashtop.

With this instant search, you can start keying in your search phrase before the browser start up. Isn’t that cool? Now, I wonder if existing Lenovo S10-2 users can get this new Splashtop too.

Get sneak preview of HTC Hero

Hi everyone, this is my first time being a guest blogger at DK’s. Well I really wanted to do an entry titled “The dark & dirty secrets you never knew about DK” but I realised that he’s got none of such secrets that I know of. Haha oh well so anyway here’s my first entry.

I am sure some of you have heard of the new HTC Hero, and yes it’s coming to Singapore, and yes the public finally haveĀ  a chance to get a sneak preview of this “Hero”.

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So for those who are keen, do register early. You might catch me there at the event! *Winks*

P.S. Too bad someone will only be released on the 5th and cannot go… …

Study says IE8 is the most secure browser in the world

According to a recent study, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 is the most secure browser in the world. The study was conducted by US based security research company NSS Labs, and included testing for Google’s Chrome, Firefox 3, Opera 10 beta, Safari 4, and Internet Explorer 8.

The study says that Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3 were the most consistent in the high level of protection they offered while Apple’s Safari 4 performing the poorest in every test. (Brilliant. And I’m typing this blog entry on a Safari 4)

But here is an interesting part. The study is funded by….. make a guess. YES! Microsoft. Haha.

I don’t know about you, but I’m taking this study with a pinch of salt. There is no doubt that IE8 is a lot more secure. But the most secure? Maybe we need a truly independent study to find out.

Yoo Hoo!

Hello fellow readers!

Firstly, thanks DK for giving me the opportunity to vandalise his blog for the very first time :P

A short introduction first, I am Jacelyn and I blog at daintyflair.net :) Shameless plug I know, that’s what I am here for (kidding :D)

I am still cracking my brains what to blog here. Feel free to give me ideas! Too techie like DK, I don’t know la. But I don’t mind plastering cutesy stuff here LOL! :P

Singapore blogathon 2009 post-event video

Kiehls New York also blog about the Blogathon. Check it out.