Prism brings webapps to desktop.

Prism is an application that lets users split web applications out of

their browser and run them directly on their desktop. Prism lets
users add their favorite web apps to their desktop environment,
when invoked, these applications run in their own window.

This sounds very very interesting. Go and give it a spin.

GMail IMAP is launched.

Some Gmail users are seeing IMAP support appear in the settings
area of their account. This morning Google
confirmed: IMAP just launched, and if you're not seeing it yet you

will soon, as they are "rolling it out to everyone in the next few days."

What does IMAP mean and what's the implication ? Unlike POP access,
IMAP is a two-way syncing mechanism between your email client and
Gmail. That is, if you mark a message as read in Thunderbird, for
example, it will appear as read in Gmail. (Here's more on why
IMAP is better than POP.) Gmail's IMAP support even
syncs message stars, labels (as folders), as well as
their Spam and Trash folders
. Here's a list of IMAP client actions
and how they will be reflected inside Gmail
. Check out some screenshots
of this in action from Rafe Needleman from CNET's News Blog.

Gmail's supported IMAP client list includes Thunderbird,,
Eudora, Outlook Express/2003/2007 and Windows Mail,
as well as the iPhone.

See Gmail's Help Center's IMAP section for setup howto's and frequently
asked questions. If you point your browser to Gmail Help documentation
outlining the steps necessary to get your mail clients setup for IMAP
you’ll soon realize the the directions are the bare minimum.
There is more detailed article by 5thirtyone.

Having been a loyal IMAP user for years before switching over to full time
web-only access to Gmail, this is a very exciting option.

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Quickly switch between networks

Most of the laptop users must have faced this problem. You have to switch between DHCP and static IP settings when you switch between different networksat home and in office. There ways to switch profiles but netsh comes in handy if you want to quickly switch networks. On the Windows command prompt, give the following commands for the type of network you want to switch to.

Using DHCP (dynamic IP Address)
netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" dhcp
netsh interface ip set dns name="Local Area Connection" dhcp

Using Static IP Address
netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" source=static addr= mask=
netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" gateway= gwmetric=0
netsh interface ip set dns name="Local Area Connection" source=static addr=
netsh interface ip add dns name = "Local Area Connection" addr =

Awesome screensavers.

Another dose of awesomeness from Smashing Magazine. This time its screensavers. A nice collection of free and paid screensavers.

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