Stacy's Weekly Mashup: Jungle Crazy, Twittervision, Loopster, StumbleUpon, Changing File Associations...
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Web 2.0 Sites:
- Google Maps - Introducing My Maps, where you can create and share personalized, annotated maps of your world
- KushCash - Mobile payments with your cell phone
- Google Voice Local Search - Google's experimental service to make local-business search accessible over the phone
- Jungle Crazy - All the best Amazon deals in one place
- Measured Up - Read and write outrageous, funny or complimentary reviews about customer service and brand experiences
- Twittervission - A real-time geographic visualization of posts toTwitter
- Tick - A simple time tracking application
- Blinksale - An easy way to send invoices online
- Toodledo - An easy to use, web-based to-do list. Get organized, stay motivated, and be more productive
- Loopster -Connecting social networks among themselves
Freeware Feature of the Week: StumbleUpon Toolbar for IE - The StumbleUpon Toolbar for Internet Explorer allows you to 'channel surf' the Internet and discover great Web sites and Web content according to your interests.
Wallpaper of the Week: The Division Bell - Pink Floyd
The Week in Geek News:
- Thousands of Sites Exploiting Security Flaw - PC World
- Young Chinese Gamers Given Point Penalties After Playing For Too Long - TechDirt
- Kurt Vonnegut, Counterculture�s Novelist, Dies - The New York Times
- Windows XP to be phased out by year's end despite customer demand - APC Magazine
- `.eu' Domain Names Top 2.5M in Year One - International Business Times
- Microsoft to launch Halo 3 test demo - NineMSN
- New IBM chip to allow faster downloads - International Herald Tribune
- First a lawsuit, now Vonage loses CEO - GigaOM
- Award-Winning MGM Films Now on the iTunes Store - Apple
- The 50 Best Tech Products of All Time - Washington Post
Flickr Image of the Week: by sprintist86
Top Blog Picks:
Article of the Week: Nanogenerator Provides Continuous Electrical Power - Georgia Tech
Art Site of the Week: iSketch - A fun social drawing game online
Video of the Week: The Infinite Mind in Second Life with Kurt Vonnegut
Geek Tip: Changing a File Association - Have you ever wanted to change the application that launches by default when you double click on a certain type of file? There are two quick and easy ways to change which software is associated with the file.
- Right click on the file. Choose "Open With" and a new window will open asking you to choose a program from a list of recommended and other programs you have installed. Make a selection and tick the box next to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file". Then click the OK button.
- Or you can right click on the file and choose "Properties" from the menu. At the very top it will tell you what type of file it is and what program it opens with. Click "Change" and the "Open With" window appears again, allowing you to choose from the programs you currently have installed. Tick the box next to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" and click the OK button.
That's all folks! Thanks for stopping by and checking out another weekly mashup! If you're looking for more, you can find an archive of past articles here. Keep the links coming, everyone! My thanks goes out to Steve, Mike and Carla for submitting some interesting sites this week! Do you know of a great site that's worth sharing? Do you have any comments or suggestions? I'd love to hear from you! Click Discuss this Article below to post your comment in the forums or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.