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Smart Group, what brillant overlooked idea.

Let's face it, Mail.App is a good app, but contact management would be a pain if Address Book wasn't invented. Despite this, one often overlooked feature is the "Smart Group", a quickly way to organize contacts together. If you're familiar with Smart Playlists in iTunes, it's practically the same but with contact info. Once you setup a Smart Group...

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Google testing new style in the SERPs

Along the past few months Google seems to have been very productive about testing visual improvement while returning their SERPs: Underlined links, breadcrumbs, snippets … Google team is always at work, but the question is, how this visual result improvement can really change something? And how do they really track the results of their tests if...

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Inquisitor, the best friend of Safari

After having tested Safari for a while, I'm pretty sure I don't like its own way to impose things to the users. To be more clear, if I live in Italy, it's likely I need to use Google.it, so somewhere in the preference panel I would like to find an option to specify my default search engine. The same if I live in UK; and supposing that I hate Google...

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Google is dabbling with real time search? May be.

Looking for a specific time frame result set has probably been one of the most ambitious tasks that Google users ever attempted.And that's the reason why internet users continue to spend more and more of their online time using social networks. They are interested in friend, partner … more in general relationship with which share everything, especially...

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Sharing an assignment on a well written HTML code

Last week I read an article about the semantic and the importance of a well written HTML code, and at the same time I had been contacted by a recruiter on behalf of an agency which - after the initial screening - gave me a task: propose a new way to represent the results set in the B&W image. The coloured image below is what I though about; they...

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Troubleshooting a remote FTP connection between a MS FTP server and a Mac OSX client

About two weeks ago, I need the necessity to change the IP address of my housed server toward a new C class range. The operation, which normally requires just a change on the DNS and the Firewall's rules in the IIS console, got myself in troubles for about half day as I was not anymore able to remote write any file. The strange this was that I was...

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