FCC fast tracks text-to-911 service

Soon there will be more than just one way to contact 911.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced today that the four largest wireless carriers in the U.S. have agreed to fast track a service that will let people text the emergency 911 line.

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile have all signed on and major deployments are planned to roll out in 2013 and the service should be fully available nationwide by May 15, 2014.

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Edit, organize, and publish your photos with ease using iPhoto 11

iPhoto 11 is the latest version of the popular photo management and editing software from Apple. There are quite a few new features in iPhoto 11 that will appeal to users, as well as tweaks of the veteran software app. iPhoto 11 is preloaded on new Macs, and can be downloaded from the App Store.

iPhoto 11 is used to organize photos into categories, produce slideshows, and create photobooks and cards, as well as share your photos online easily. More than that, iPhoto 11 is a photo-editing package that lets you manipulate images to make them more attractive. Improvements in … Read more

The ultimate tool for managing your PC

Despite the constant nag screen each time a command is selected, this utility comes packed with options for keeping your system in check. If offers users a file and registry cleaner, along with tools for tweaking your user interface and network.

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Rider 8 Tools may have been written by a lawyer with other lawyers in mind, but the well-designed text-searching application is versatile enough for anyone who frequently authors or refers back to long or technical documents--business professionals, academics, researchers, and so on.

The application bundles four search tools into one to search one or more documents for specific words and characters within a number of parameters, and within one document or many. Fast. You can limit the search for a whole word, case, or root (wild card); a dates bracket, even part of the file name.Rider 8 Tools will … Read more