Solved: Microsoft AutoUpdate Not Working

I was not sure when AutoUpdate did not work for the first time. I could not update all my Microsoft softwares like , , Power Point, and also as my primary .

Checking available updates always gave me this alert.

After searching for solutions, I found that the easiest way to fix it is by re-downloading Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU) from Microsoft .

Go directly to Release history for Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU and download the latest available download. Once I have it installed, I can the available updates

BlackBerry Torch 9860 Sample Photos

I have been using this BlackBerry Torch 9860 (also known as Monza) for about 2 months. So far, I’m enjoying it even I don’t use all . Well, I only use features like BlackBerry Messenger, , , applications, and of course… !
I will not write the whole technical specifications. You can go to GSM Arena, and read the details. About the camera, it’s equipped with 5 MP. I have to say that the quality is not bad at all. When I look at taken using BlackBerry, I usually didn’t expect much on the quality. On this Monza, I’m really impressed. It’s really good.
Here are some photos taken using BlackBerry Torch 9860. All photos are directly uploaded to Flickr without any extra editing processes.
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How To: Install Opera Mobile on Nokia N9

already has a built-in . It’s not the best, but it works. I like having some browsers for my Nokia N9, and currently I have Mobile and Mobile installed. Both browsers (Firefox Mobile and Opera Mobile) are not available from Ovi Store. If you’re using Symbian for your Nokia, you can . Firefox is not yet supported.
I’m not considering the installation process as something difficult. Yes, it’s not like the regular installation procedures. It’s my first-time experience too. So far, everything works without any issue at the moment. For Opera Mobile installation, I just follow the installation from Nokia N9 Fans Club. It’s an unofficial , not maintained by Nokia.

Now, let me share a bit about how I installed Opera Mobile. Anyway, my N9 is running MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan with version PR1.1 (20.2011.40-2_PR_005). And, if you’re not familiar with command line, you can continue reading.

Google+ is now available for Google Apps Accounts

Finally, Apps users now can have the full access to Google+ . Previously, if you’re using Google App for your , you need to migrate to other Google to get the service. I did that already. But now, Google made it available for Google Apps user.
Quoting from Google Enterprise blog:

Starting now you can manually turn on Google+ for your organization. Once Google+ is turned on, your users will just need to sign up at google.com/+ to get started. For customers who use Google Apps for Business or the free version of Google Apps and who have chosen to automatically enable new services, Google+ will automatically become available to all of your users over the next several days.*
Google Apps users will have access to the same set of features that are available to every Google+ user, and more. In addition to publicly or with your circles, you’ll also have the option to share with everyone in your organization, even if you haven’t added all of those to a circle.

I don’t use Google+ on daily basis. And since I’m already linked my other Google account to Google+, I am not sure what I need to do with my current Google Apps account. Here are some screenshots about the registration/activation processes.
If you’re already logging in to your Google Apps account from your — opening an for example — you can directly go to plus.google.com or google.com/+

Since Google+ needs Picasa Web Albums for sharing and Google Talk for chat, you need to link it to you existing Picasa Web Albums.

Opera Mini 5 beta and Screenshots

I just downloaded Opera Mini 5 beta for my 5800 XpressMusic. This new version of offers many new features like Speed Dial, Tabbed browsing, Manager, and much more. I think, “Tabbed browsing” feature is a super feature — with other new , of course. If you want to , you can go directly to m.opera.com/next/ from your web , or download it to computer first. Anyway, I still keep my Opera Mini 4 installed. So far, I’m happy with this new Mini 5!
Here are some screenshots (click to enlarge):
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Zeldman on IE 6

IE6 is the new 4. The hacks needed to support IE6 are increasingly viewed as excess freight. Like Netscape 4 in 2000, IE6 is perceived to be holding back the web.

Jeffrey Zeldman

Bring Down IE 6

Bring Down IE 6 campaign — A campaign to encourage using more modern browsers and bring Explorer 6 down.

Web Browsers' Homepage Designs

I only visit web browsers’ sites when I want to — sometime, I don’t even have to go to their sites to get updates — or, only when someone/something refers me to an address in those sites. Those are some possibilities. Their have beautiful designs, and sometime can be a great . :)

So, here are some screenshots. I like their designs as inspirations. Not in a particular order:

Camino Browser Homepage

Camino: http://caminobrowser.org/

Pixlr, Online Image Editor

Here another alternative for online . It’s called Pixlr. We can upload and image images directly from . To enjoy this , we need to have plugin installed. Learn more.

Pushup: Encourage others to upgrade their browsers

I just added some and in this blog. You probably will notice them, or not. You will not see something different in this page if you’re using an updated . But, if you’re still using old browsers, you should see a notification — it’s on the upper right of the browser window — telling you about your browser status (updated or outdated).
Pushup : Pushing up the web
Anyway, I got this from Pushup campaign.

Pushup is an effort to push the web forward by helping users their outdated browsers. Give your users a better web experience today by installing Pushup on your ! A subtle upgrade link is shown when visit your using an outdated browser. They can click this link to visit the upgrade website for that browser, or choose to be reminded after a time you specify.

The (adding Javascript and CSS) is easy. Go to Pushup website, and you will get everything you need to get it installed in your website/blog. Demo is also available there. Anyway, remember Browse Happy?

Internet Browser Memory Battle

I have some installed in my PC and like Opera, Firefox, Flock, Safari (for ) and also Internet Explorer. For my OpenSUSE and Ubuntu, I only have and . Among those, I only use two browsers regularly. For the other, I only use it for web purposes.
Even I — think — I have enough memory to run some at the same time, I love when those browsers do not eat too much memory. So far, I like Opera and Firefox (I use the latest version). Not only that I feel comfortable using them, but also because they have good memory management. If you want to reader some detailed analysis, there are some articles on the . Here are some:

The good think is that… I use my favorite internet browsers, and they’re also good. Nice.