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David Silversmith

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27 March 2009


David Silversmith is a consultant with more than 20 years of geeky experiences


  • Apple Blocks Palm Pre from iTunes Sync

    Apple said the day was coming and here it is: Apple has blocked the Palm Pre from syncing with iTunes with its latest iTunes 8.2.1 update. 

  • Secure Your Social Media

    With MySpace laying off hundreds of employees around the world - including two-thirds of its non-US workforce, you have to wonder what the future holds for social media sites.  More importantly if you "live" on MySpace or Facebook, what are you going to do if these sites go offline? 

  • Comedians of the World Unite!

    YouTube has brought the art of video making to a new level and JokeyPhone is hoping to the same thing for the art of joke telling.  Sure you can find a host of websites that have lists of jokes - but a majo

  • Facebook Rewriting Privacy

    Last week Facebook held a conference call outlining changes the site is starting to make with regards to its privacy options. Facebook claims the changes are to make privacy setting easier but clearly they also want users to become more comfortable sharing their content with the "everyone" category.

  • The Double Dare Goes High-Tech

    Once upon a time a double dare was simple - "I double dare you to eat the worm in that apple."  Though often it involved the lure of cash with, "I'll give you 2 dollars if you dare sit next to Betty at lunch."  Of course, whether you actually got the two dollars was always in question.  Until now that is with PayPal asking you to "Do Stuff for Money."

  • Bogus Internet Myths - "I'm not dead yet!"

    Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Ed McMahon have all unfortunately passed on in the last week.  If you believe everything you read on the net then you probably think that Jeff Goldblum, Natalie Portman and Britney Spears are all dead too.  You need to know where to check out these rumors before you join in the spreading of these Internet lies.

  • FBHive Shows Facebook to be an Open Book!

    FBHive, a new site covering news and opinions about Facebook launched with a blockbuster story with clear proof that they had discovered a security loophole allows anyone to view private Facebook profile information even if that information has been shielded off by privacy settings.

  • Remember the Milk!

    What can be more fun and relaxing than heading out to the supermarket.  The lines, the prices, trying to remember all the items you need - what more could you ask for?  Well, if you are like most folks, what you could use is a darn good shopping list to make this chore just a tad bit ea

  • Songkick - Never Miss a Concert

    Ever wonder why you are the last to find out about great concerts?  Ever wonder about a concert you saw years ago? With Songkick you can keep in touch with bands that you like, get the inside scoop on their schedules and research all their past gigs. Songkick will also link to sites that offer opportunities to purchase tickets - either straight from the venue or via resellers. 

  • Firefox Add-In Collections

    One of the best features of the Firefox browser is that there are literally thousands of totally free ways to customize your copy Firefox to fit exactly what you like to do online.  There are plugins to improve the way you work with Twitter, with LinkedIn, with maps, with ads - you name it you can plug it in to Firefox.