Be aware that Snow Leopard seems to have a problem with how guest accounts are handled on systems that had them enabled before upgrading from Leopard. In several cases, people have accidentally logged in to their guest accounts and upon logging out and back into their normal accounts have found their data missing. We reported on this problem in the past, but here are some extra options for restoring the lost home folder from a backup.… Read more
A few people on the Apple discussion boards have found a problem with Snow Leopard, where the system has deleted their home directories after logging in to the guest account.… Read more
Our guest today is Stone Newman from Go!Animate, enter The 404 animation contest, Spore porn, pay per sick note, GTA copycat killings, geeks as better lovers, and TV shows on the big screen.
Stone Newman drops by the studio today to tell us about an awesome Web site that allows you to create your own custom Flash animation without all the tech nonsense! Go!Animate is all about simplicity. You can choose from a variety of locations and a ton of different characters, or even upload a picture of your own! Very cool, I can't imagine how many … Read more
There's something to be said about Web services that have been set up to help people coordinate things in the least stressful way as possible. I dig sites like CircleUp (coverage) that offer a way to set up polls, or to solve quick logistical questions within a group, without requiring the creator or the users to agonize over the interface and execution. That's why MyPunchBowl's new checklist feature is pretty much the best addition to a party-planning service yet.
The idea is simple: you, as party creator, make a list of things you need for the party. … Read more
Genuine computer-security guru Bruce Schneier mentioned one of these videos in his blog (here), but apparently couldn't bring himself to comment further.
I covered security products for Microprocessor Report, and I've been following the subject for about 25 years. I even won a CNET-sponsored contest by writing about hardware-based computer security and got a free trip to speak at Esther Dyson's PC Forum 2005 (… Read more
CNET Live will be a half-hour technology call-in show hosted by myself and Brian Cooley, along with the whole CNET TV crew. We'll be answering calls and e-mails and doling out tips, tricks, and picks, every Thursday at 4 p.m. EST, 1 p.m. PST, and 10 a.m. HST.
This week, we have Justin.TV confirmed as a guest, we'll show you a free way to play any video from the Web, and we'll take a look at a … Read more
MyPunchBowl, the party planning service I covered in January, has added some neat new features, including publicly viewable RSVPs--one of the few things I griped about. The service has also added YouTube integration to let party goers share videos of the event.
Like competitor Evite, MyPunchBowl's new RSVP options let you see who has been invited, along with whether or not they're coming. You can also turn the visibility of the party's guest list on and off at any time, which is a nice touch if people start nagging you about wanting to see who's coming, … Read more