1/22/2010

YouTube Takes On Last.fm, Pandora and Jango

Filed under: — Aviran

Popular video site, YouTube holds many of music videos, as more and more users compile play lists and use YouTube as a music player, YouTube debut a new section called Disco, where you can search for music by artist, mix and create play lists with a push of a button.

Another interesting feature which compete directly with streaming music sites such as Pandora and Last.fm is the related artist tab where you can discover and find new similar artists to the one you like.

Make Extensions Work With Firefox 3.6

Filed under: — Aviran

As Mozilla released a new version of the popular open source browser, Firefox 3.6 many add-ons will stop working. Previous workarounds to enable extensions may not work. However there are two new workarounds that will make your favorite plugins work with the new version of Firefox.

The first one is an extension called Add-on Compatibility Reporter After installing the Add-on Compatibility Reporter, your incompatible extensions will become enabled for you to test whether they still work with the version of Firefox or Thunderbird that you’re using. If you notice that one of your add-ons doesn’t seem to be working the same way it did in previous versions of the application, just open the Add-ons Manager and click Compatibility next to that add-on to send a report to Mozilla.

Another method is to simply add a new configuration to Firefox. Here is how its done:

In the address bar type: about:config
Right click on the setting page and select: New->Boolean
Type: extensions.checkCompatibility.3.6 and set the value to false

Tax Preparation Software Roundup

Filed under: — Aviran

For those small business owners who choose to do their own taxes this year, there are more software choices than ever to help them file. Indeed, tax prep software companies, like banks and credit card companies before them, are now increasingly targeting small businesses. And recognizing that many small business owners seamlessly blend their personal and professional lives, some software companies are now bundling their individual and small business tax return products together to save you time and money as well.

But sorting through the many different product tiers, price structures, and claims can be confusing, so here’s a quick rundown of what three popular tax prep software companies are offering this year.

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