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A Rainy Wednesday…

Dear Reader, I don’t know if you like movies, or Hollywood, but today there was some news that has – with some help from the gray and the rain – put me in a nostalgic mood..

Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

Los Angeles Times – Daniel Trotta, John Whitesides – ‎1 hour ago‎
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, whose violet eyes, tumultuous love life and passion for diamonds became a byword for Hollywood glamour, died on Wednesday at age 79. The star of “Cleopatra” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”…

I also don’t know if you are a “Liz fan”. I’m not, particularly. But there is no doubt in my mind she was beautiful, remarkable woman, and a “Hollywood Legend”. Another great star passes, and it feels to me, the glory days of Hollywood slip farther into the past. For those who are fans, you might also like:

Elizabeth Taylor: Never-before-seen pictures (blog) – ‎1 hour ago‎
In 1948, Mark Kauffman captured the young actress and her home life. Here, she gazes into the distance while wearing an “All America” sweatshirt; the pin she wears belonged to Glenn Davis, a 1946 Heisman Trophy-winning athlete she was dating at the

And now for some tech: You may already know about the ‘alternative browser’ Firefox. And you may already know that a brand new version (v4.0) was released yesterday..

Faster, Sleeker & More Stable: Hands-on With Firefox 4 [REVIEW]

Mashable – Christina Warren – ‎1 hour ago‎
The web browsing landscape has changed significantly since then, with Google’s Chrome browser winning converts left and right, while mobile and tablet browsing gained new ground


Firefox 4 thumps IE9 in first day download contest

Computerworld –
Users downloaded nearly 7 million copies of the new Firefox 4 in the 24 hours since its launch yesterday, Mozilla’s running tally claimed.

That number was almost triple the 2.4 million copies of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) that Microsoft claimed were downloaded in its browser’s first day of availability last week.

Unrelated tech news…

Tablets Overshadow Smartphones

InformationWeek – Eric Zeman – ‎28 minutes ago‎
Samsung, HTC, LG, RIM, and other vendors unveiled the most promising round of iPad competitors yet, pushing phones from the spotlight, at CTIA Wireless.

Motorola Apparently Not Satisfied With Android

InformationWeek – David Berlind – ‎3 hours ago‎
Between the dwindling opportunities for hardware differentiation in the smartphone and tablet markets, and the Windows-like commoditizing effect that Android is having across mobile device makers, Motorola Mobility (like its competitors) have few

And some tips:

Take charge of Windows 7 with these 10 power tips

You can get a lot more mileage out of Windows 7 if you perform a few tweaks and tap into some timesaving tricks. Here’s a collection of 10 popular Windows 7 Quick Tips

Geek Squeak (#108): WinPatrol 2011 is Top Gun

The NEW version of WinPatrol is worthy of the NEW What’s On My PC – Geek Squeak Trophy. If you never experienced WinPatrol, I highly recommend this software as a “must have” install. It is definitely a Top Gun security app.

The Best Security Suites for 2011

Which security suite should you choose? We’ve reviewed 21 of
them to help you chose the one that’s right for you.

Eight free Windows 7 tools you gotta try

Our Windows blogger recently found these utilities, which have made his PC environment that much more capable

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