Google Maps has a new feature called "Street View" that lets users browse cities from the perspective of a vehicle driving about town. The service captures storefronts, residences and roadways to help users visualize their destinations.
The Wall Street Journal's personal technology guru offers some tips for notebook shopping. Walt Mossberg thinks that right now might not be the best time for buying a notebook and suggests users wait for Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Vista Sideshow to become widely available. He particularly likes Lenovo and Sony designs. Mossberg likes MacBooks and MacBook Pros, but notes they lack built-in wireless broadband options.
These apps can make you look like the smartest guy in the room, reduce the amount of wasted calls and even save you money. No more awkward calls to your friends when you really don't want to talk to them and just want to hit them up for info or directions.
Walt Mosberg of the Wall Street Journal bought a Sony Vaio SZ series notebook a few weeks ago and was upset about the amount of trial software, demos and ads that came installed on it.
He blames these 'craplets' for slowing down his system and making the experience of buying a new Vista notebook unpleasant. The craplets can slow down boot times, hinder performance and take up valuable hard drive space.