Enabling Google Calendar in Mozilla Sunbird or Thunderbird Lightning Add-on

Firefox extension, Google
This one is simple.....to set up CalDAV support for Google Calendar in Mozilla Sunbird, follow these steps:Open the Sunbird application (or under Thunderbird with Lightning Add-on) and select File >New Calendar.Select On the Network and click Next.Select the CalDAV format option.In the Location field, enter https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/username@gmail.com/events and click Next.Enter a name and select a color for your calendar.In the pop-up screen, enter the following information: Username: This is the complete email address you use with Google Calendar (ie: username@gmail.com). If you're using Google Apps, be sure to enter your Google Apps email address. Password: This is the password you use to sign in to Google CalendarClick OK.Your Google Calendar will now appear in the Calendar tab of Mozilla Sunbird, and Sunbird will sync any changes to and from Google Calendar.…
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Enabling Google Calendar in Apple’s iCal under OSX 10.5+

Apple, Google, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server
Yep, It works I just transfered all my calendar appointments from local iCal calendar to Google calendar in one easy step. First you need to go into iCal and export your current calendar. If you're starting fresh with google calendar you don't need to do this.To set up CalDAV support for Google Calendar in Apple's iCal, follow these steps:Open Apple iCal, go to Preferences and then the Accounts tab.Click on the + button to add an account.Under Account Information, enter your Google Account username and password (make sure username does NOT have @gmail.com added).Under Server Options, add the following URL:https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/YOUREMAIL@DOMAIN.COM/user (replace 'youremail' with your Google Account username and domain.com is usually gmail.com unless you've got google apps setup.Click Add.Under the Delegation tab, select the calendars you'd like to add to…
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Chrome makes google proud….The one browser they couldn’t crack…

chrome, Firefox extension, Google, IE, Safari, Windows
A recent contest at CanSecWest, an event that brings together some of the most skilled experts in the security community, has demonstrated that the three most popular browser are susceptible to security bugs despite the vigilance and engineering prowess of their creators. Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer were all exploited during the Pwn2Own competition that took place at the conference. Google's Chrome browser, however, was the only one left standing—a victory that security researchers attribute to its innovative sandbox feature.Way to go Google....but then again what else were you expecting from THE internet company. So if you wanna be safe while wandering through the tubes, go grab a copy ....you'll be sorry you didn't.
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Disk for Iphone….Turn your IPhone (IpodTouch) into a portable HD.

Apple, Google, Linux, MacFUSE, Macintosh, Opensource, OSX, osx Server
MacFUSE project has grown a lot since we last covered it here and here. MacFuse 2.0 is here and it's looking really nice. MacFUSE is the mac implementation of FUSE (File-system in USEr space) filesystem originally developed for Linux. For those of you who've not heard of this gem before, MacFUSE allows you to extend Mac OS X's native file handling capabilities via 3rd-party file systems. Pretty much anything that has some order to it can be turned (viewed as) into a filesystem (ie: sshfs, youtubefs). As a user, installing the MacFUSE software package will let you use any 3rd-party file system written atop MacFUSE.Disk for iPhone is a MacFUSE based filesystem that allows you to read and write files on your iPhone. It uses the MobileDevice API (like iTunes)…
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Gbridge, a must have utility for MS Windows….

free, Google, Windows
Gbridge is a free software that lets you sync folders, share files, chat and VNC securely and easily. It extends Google's gtalk service to a VPN (Virtual Private Network) that connects all your computers directly and securely. No matter if they are behind Firewalls, NAT or anything else for that matter. Here are some of it's main features:Access your files cross your computers, e.g. instant mp3 play, securely and easily through SecureShare.Use AutoSync to copy big files and sync folders between your computers.Use EasyBackup to auto backup your important directory to another computer.Remote control your computer easily and securely through DesktopShare (build-in VNC) or Microsoft Remote Desktop.Gbridge automatically forms a VPN among your multiple PCs no matter where they are. You can also extend the VPN to include your Gtalk…
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Quick Tip for Bloggers/Youtubers/Flickerites/etc……

Blogger, Flickr, Gmail, Google, tumblr, Youtube
If you've ever come across the email gateways of most social sites, you know that -- in order to protect you and your account -- they produce some very forgettable email addresses. I'm talking about those special email addresses you can setup where for example you can Email a picture to, which will automatically be posted to your flickr stream.Well here is a easy way to use Google mail's filter function to create easy to remember gmail addresses that would inturn forward your precious postings to the appropriate social site.First get a gmail account if you don't already have one. I'll call mine middleman@gmail.comSetup your Flickr (or any other) account to accept posts via email. My special flickr email address is manthisemailishardtoremember@photos.flickr.comBack in your gmail account create a filter. In…
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Searchme: Visual Search Rocks!!!

Flash, Google, Searchme, Technology
Just came across Searchme: today (thanks to Leo Laporte). It is to search engines what OSX is to GUI's. It uses flash for interface design and it's absolutely beautiful (and functional). It's great to finally be able to "SEE" your search results before leaving the search site. I know there are several "preview" extensions out there for firefox that preload the website in a small popup window, but searchme is so much nicer and easier to use. If you're doing any sort of research the ability to reorder things (hits) in a stack and to create multiple stacks is god sent. The best way to start is to try your own name, once you get familiar with the GUI, then start searching for other stuff.
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