Archives For August 18, 2010

The rumors and speculation are over and Facebook Places has launched.  What is a little bit of a surprise is that Bing Maps is behind the location part of the location-based services on the Web-based version.  Good to see courtesy the latest post by Chris Pendleton.  Uncle Walt Mossberg’s take can be found here.

Tip: Check your privacy settings for Facebook Places here (via

DigitalTrends has a wrapup of the Best Speakers for your PC.  My personal favorites are the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 – we took these through their paces in Windows Media and they were well received, even among the audiophiles.

5226_NewFacebookchatintegration_thumb_3EFAC101You can read all the details here on the Windows Blog.  New features include ability to post video to Flickr and instant message friends on Facebook.  Both welcome additions in our household.

If only for the time you’ll save tagging pictures in your photo library, Windows Live Essentials is a welcome update.  Even my wife has started using Windows Movie Maker for clips of the kids.

Download Windows Live Essentials Beta