Windows 8 apps are meant to be run from the Windows 8 Start screen and in full-screen mode. You can snap them to the side of the Start screen, but they're still limited to the Start screen. If you're simultaneously using desktop programs and apps, you'll have to toggle between your desktop and Start screen to use them. This inefficient back and forth can be alleviated with the use of a program called ModernMix. ModernMix, just released by StarDock as a public beta, aims to give Windows 8 users the flexibility to run Windows 8 apps right … Read more
A star's been on our radar lately, and it has nothing to do with the recent horoscope brouhaha.
The Satarii Star is a docking accessory for your iPhone 4, iPod Touch, or mini camcorder (6 ounces or less) that allows you to shoot videos without anyone having to man the camera. It's not just a tripod (like the Gorillapod), though.
Once the device is placed in the battery-powered cradle, a "marker" is attached to whoever's being photographed, allowing the base to track and stay focused on the wearer using infrared technology. It has the ability to rotate 180 degrees and follow the subject of the photo for a range of about 26 feet, inside or outside. … Read more
While Power Downloader was sifting through criminal case files recently, he received an e-mail from Kitty Kilobyte who had gone back to school. After telling him of her latest "impossible" assignments and new "amazing" friends she had made, Kitty had an interesting software request. Kitty wanted some way to make her computer stand out from the rest of her classmates. She figured, if she's the niece of a famous software superhero, it should show--perhaps even if it's just in her computer's interface.… Read more