Monthly Archives: April 2004

The Punitive Pop-up

By | April 30, 2004

Following a posting here a few months back, here’s another one of those services that promise to bypass pop-up blockers to deliver pop-ups. The company’s called Falk eSolutions AG, it’s based in the German town of Moers and says it’s “a leading and global provider of sophisticated ASP-solutions for online marketing” (I’m still waiting for a company that… Read More »

This week’s column – Mailbag

By | April 29, 2004

This week’s Loose Wire column answers readers’ questions on Bluesnarfing, the unpleasant term for the unpleasant process of remotely stealing the data from a Bluetooth-equipped cellphones, the wonders of PowerDesk and ExplorerPlus, and browser wars. Full text at the Far Eastern Economic Review (subscription required, trial available) or at WSJ.com (subscription required). Old columns at feer.com here.

Tinderbox The Note Machine

By | April 28, 2004

A great piece of software for the Mac, Tinderbox, has just gone to version 2.2. Tinderbox is a note taker but has moved into interesting new areas, not least blogging. Tinderbox 2.2 offers a nod in this direction, offering new features such as Quick Lists and support for formatting in RSS and Atom, but it is, at its heart, “a… Read More »

X1 and NewsGator Get Together

By | April 28, 2004

X1 Technologies, Inc., the hard disk indexing guys, have teamed up with NewsGator Technologies, the RSS-in-your-Outlook guys, to allow fast searches through your subscribed RSS feeds and Usenet newsgroups. This basically involves an extra element in X1, which “lets a user sort through the aggregated messages and find the content they want, narrowing and displaying results as they… Read More »

Bluetooth, Women And Guerrilla Research

By | April 28, 2004

An interesting survey of Bluetooth, both in its results and methods, found by Gizmodo. The survey (PDF) was conducted by, as far as I can work out, something called Guerrilla Research using technology provided by Zero Sum (I can’t find out much more about these folk, and the PDF file doesn’t deliver up any clues). They seem to have set up… Read More »