Get your Xobni invites...

Want to try Xobni, which I reviewed lately?

Want to try out Xobni, which I reviewed live from the TechCrunch 40 conference? The company has opened up 25 invitation slots for Webware readers. Go to the beta sign-up page and enter the invitation code, "Webware." Act fast if you want the bits.

Fair warning, though: I have uninstalled the Xobni add-on from my system. I found that it slowed down my Outlook performance so much that it became unusable. The company knows that the current beta code has performance issues for people with big e-mail stores (mine is about 7GB, which is probably not uncommon). I will revisit the product when the team says it's fixed the issues.

In the meantime, I may try Clear Context, which a few readers recommended to me (on top of the comment from the company itself in my Xobni review).

Featured Video

Why do so many of us still buy cars with off-road abilities?

Cities are full of cars like the Subaru XV that can drive off-road but will never see any challenging terrain. What drives us to buy cars with these abilities when we don't really need them most of the time?

by Drew Stearne