Archive for April, 2010

Browser Wars

April 26th, 2010

There are two websites that I manage, this one (GregMS Universe), and Universal Equipment Inc.

The website you are on is very geeky/techie while Universal Equipment, Inc. is a heavy construction equipment rental company. Every so often I look over statistics for the sites to see information about my visitor’s computers such as Screen Resolution, Operating Systems and what Browsers they use and I was surprised by the numbers I saw today. Specifically what surprised me was the trend in browser usage and that is what this article focuses on.
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Boxee Walkthrough-Beta

April 20th, 2010


Boxee has been getting a lot of press this year and it’s no wonder. Each version is better than the last and the Beta version is no exception. The following is a walkthrough of Beta build 9.21.114 and can be downloaded at: For a rundown on just the latest features now available in this latest version of Boxee, be sure to checkout my post at:

For those who don’t know, Boxee is a free cross-platform media center application based upon XBMC. Boxee can scan your network for shared (or hosted) video, music and photo files. It then searches the web for album art for each file and organizes them within Boxee by media type (TV Show, Movie, Music, Photos).

The best part of Boxee is its ability to play a wide-variety of Internet content all from within its own application. Instead of going to to watch episodes of Fringe, V or Caprica, you can watch it from within Boxee and if you like the episode, you can recommend it to your other Boxee friends. And now with the latest beta version, video shared from your friends on Twitter or Facebook now show up for you view from within Boxee. The latest version of Boxee is available for Windows, Linux and Mac/ATV. Internet content currently available for all these platforms include Hulu, CBS, Comedy Central, PBS, Pandora, Last.FM, Flickr and much more.
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New Boxee Beta Released

April 20th, 2010

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The Boxee team has been hard at work and a new version has been released with a plethora of new features. Many of these new features are things I’ve been waiting for. If you were one who has previously held off on upgrading from the Alpha version, it is now time to upgrade! Wait No Longer! Download at:

Below the break is the short-list of new features available from Beta v0.9.21.114:
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