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MySpace Creates Widget For Traditional TV Viewing

MySpace Creates Widget For Traditional TV Viewing

By Bruce Houghton January 8, 2009

 MySpace has launched a widget designed on the new Widget Channel TV application framework being  co-developed by Intel and Yahoo!.

Enterprise 2.0 in InformationWeek

The InformationWeek cover story is Enterprise 2.0, based on a survey of engagement:

 Despite the risks and problems, a solid minority of the 250 business technology pros surveyed by InformationWeek are behind this IT strategy push that has come to be known as Enterprise 2.0 (even if the overplayed 2.0 terminology makes some people wince). Nearly a third, 32%, describe their Web 2.0 strategies as fully engaged, our survey finds.

Take Advantage Of Vistas Powerful Search

The Windows Sidebar team blog has a tip for getting the Vista Sidebar Slideshow Gadget to use images based on a search, rather than all the images in a specified location. The trick is to take advantage of Vista’s powerful search functionality (which regrettably, is hidden and handicapped in the Vista Explorer UI) to get the Gadget to use a virtual folder (known as a saved search) as its picture source.

New Vista Sidebar Gadgets

I’m always on the lookout for Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets (since the number is low, and the Gadgets hard to find), so here are a few more from Tom at Cener:

Web Developer Tools Rock Firefox

An assortment of extensions for Mozilla’s Firefox web browser make it even more useful for developers who prefer using it for their work.

Make XP Media Center Look Like Vista
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Green Button community member CM_MC has created a theme for Windows XP’s Media Center that gives it some of Windows Vista Media Center’s stylings.

Google Personalized Homepage Drops Sidebar

Google recently changed the way content gets added to its personalized homepage, making the “Add content” link bring you to the widget/module directory.

New Vista Build (5342)

Recently, Microsoft released a new build of Windows Vista to testers, Build 5342. 5342 included some new stuff, like new Windows Sidebar Gadgets:

More choice with WordPress widgets

Some interesting moves going on with the free WordPress.com hosted blog service in the area of ease of use in design and layout that adds to its attraction as an alternative to TypePad, the hosted service you pay for.

Excellent hack for K2 WordPress theme

One of the things I continue to find a bit tricky with WordPress and the customized K2 theme I have on this blog is tweaking the sidebar to include or exclude elements on certain pages.

Mozilla Extends Prizes To Firefox Winners

The contest to find the best of the extensions and their developers for the Firefox browsers yielded ten winners out of the over 200 submissions received.

Get The Vista Sidebar In Windows XP
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I am now running the Windows Vista sidebar in Windows XP. How to do it? Well, its not easy

Crisis On Infinite Gadgets

The previously unknown market space for gadgets now has a crowd containing Apple, Yahoo, and Microsoft.

Google Sidebar Tops Apple Dashboard

A Gartner analyst finds lots to like about Desktop 2, and favors it over the widgets of Yahoo and Apple.

Google Introduces Sidebar Plug-ins

It seems as if Internet companies, especially search engines, are releasing utilities that allow users to “mod” them (develop 3rd party add-on widgets) by using software development kits (SDK) and application programming interfaces (API).

Google Desktop Beta Gets A Sidebar

An updated beta version of the Google Desktop search tool has a new look and a new module to gather web content.

Google Releases Desktop 2
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Google has released a new version of its desktop search product, now called Google Desktop 2, and now back in beta. The big difference in this new version is a sidebar which goes on the side of your desktop and gives you access to your Gmail, news, weather, photos (not from Picasa, but folders and RSS feeds), stock quotes, RSS headlines (or Web Clips), a Scratch Pad (for quick note-taking) and a Quick View list for web pages and files you use often.