Items tagged with Timeline

Well, that’s one way to prove a point. One Khalil Shreateh (pictured), after discovering a bug in Facebook that allows users to post on someone else’s Timeline even if they’re not friends, failed to get Facebook’s attention regarding the matter. So he used the exploit he found to post on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall. “Dear Mark Zuckerberg,” he wrote , “[Errors included] First sorry for breaking your privacy and post to your wall, i has no other choice to make after all the reports i sent to Facebook team.” Shreateh went on to describe how his interactions... Read more...
Facebook is tricky. The site layout changes all the time, with menus, settings, and the like moving around, disappearing, reappearing, and being reworked with a slightly different name. Despite that, deleting a post from your Timeline seems mercifully easy: You just click the little icon in the upper right corner of a given post and then click Delete. Boom, done. Except apparently, that post isn’t actually deleted. Laura of “The Well-Prepared Mind” wrote a blog post detailing how she deleted everything on her Timeline, only to log back in some time later and find that everything... Read more...
If you don’t have it already, surely you’ve seen some of your friends’ Facebook profiles converted to the new Timeline format: a large, (probably low-res) wide picture with a little profile pic inset on the lower left, a bit of personal info below that, and a two-column stream of stuff about them and their personal histories, including their friends, likes, places they’ve visited, photos, and so on. Like some, perhaps you’ve been dreading the day you have to spend an hour rejiggering your profile to suit the new format, untagging yourself in everything unflattering... Read more...
See anything different on your Facebook page? No, not from yesterday, silly. Today! Today, Facebook's F8 conference got underway in California, where creator Mark Zuckerberg took the stage to unveil quite a few new things that will definitely serve to push Facebook beyond that "just a social network" stage. The "Profile" as you know it will be transformed into a Timeline, which will reportedly help users "tell their story" in a more logical, seamless way. This supposedly puts a focus on the most important things that you've posted, not just the newest. This makes sense now that Facebook is many... Read more...
If there's one thing Acer isn't lacking for, it's model numbers. The company has just introduced two more notebooks in their quickly expanding Timeline series, the Timeline 8573 and 8473. Both of these promise up to 8+ hours of battery life, and they ship with Acer ProShield security, a suite of essential security and manageability tools that integrates fundamental features in a unified user interface. Acer ProShield secures the notebook from unwanted access from BIOS level all the way up to application level. It features pre-boot authentication (PBA) with BIOS/HDD password, alternative Windows... Read more...
Acer revealed its latest series of TravelMate Timeline notebook PCs. Targeting business customers, this line measures one-inch thick and offers a variety of display sizes including the 14-inch TravelMate Timeline 8473 and 6495 and the 15.6-inch TravelMate Timeline 8573 and 6595. The TravelMate Timeline series features second-generation Intel Core processors and Intel HD Graphics 3000. The notebooks can also be equipped with discrete graphic options including NVIDIA GPUs with NVIDIA Optimus technology. The TravelMate Timeline models offer up to 8GB of DDR3 memory and up to 750GB of storage capacity.... Read more...
It's clearly the year of the Tablet PC. That was drawn into stone just as soon as Steve Jobs took the stage in California and announced that the iPad would soon be shipping. A million units later, and it's clear that the tablet has the world's collective attention, even if we're still attempting to figure out exactly where to use them in place of smartphones and netbooks. Acer has a new machine that straddles the divide, as the Aspire Timeline 1825PT "netvertible" is half netbook, half tablet PC. Opened like a notebook, you'll never be able to tell it apart from the average 11.6" netback, but give... Read more...
Maybe this is a case of "we just couldn't help ourselves," but whatever the reason, Acer has decided to introduce a flurry of business notebooks during a period where most of corporate America has taken off (and also just a few weeks before CES). Interesting timing aside, the newest Timeline machines are actually quite interesting on paper.The TravelMate Timeline series of notebook PCs for business customers are actually stylish enough to double as your main fashion rig, with the Timeline 8571, 8471 and 8371 all offering up mobile workstation performance and battery life for those who live a life... Read more...
Acer may be dealing with some lingering issues on its standard Timeline series, but evidently the company's R&D labs are whirring in an effort to pump out what will amount to being the first-ever Timeline tablet PC. The Aspire Timeline 1820P has yet to be officially confirmed or announced by Acer itself, but the always knowledgable Macles has images and specifications of what could be just around the bend. We're told that the 1820P shares a lot with the 1810T--so much, in fact, that the actual hardware specifications are exactly identical. The internal components, port layout and technical... Read more...
Acer's Timeline series launched with quite a bit of momentum behind it, but ever since, we've heard almost nothing about the ultra-light, long-lasting crew. Now, Acer is hoping to give the series a new lease on life with the introduction of the Timeline 8000 family. This set is a sleek, classically styled gaggle of machines that aims at both business users and general consumers.The 8000 series will be comprised of three machines: a 13.3", 14" and 15.6" model. Unfortunately, there's little benefit to snagging the largest model over the smallest, as all three share a 1366x768 resolution, and thus,... Read more...
Not content with jointly announcing the world's first commercial Ion-based nettop, Acer also delivered an all new line of notebooks this week. The suitably named Timeline series aims to take on the likes of Adamo (from Dell) and the X-Slim family (from MSI). The standout features on the Timeline rigs are excellent battery life, stellar design and prices that actually aren't outrageous. Interested to hear more?Hailed as "featherweight notebooks that can give you an entire day of computing on a single charge," the Aspire Timeline series has re-engineered the way power is used in a laptop, basically... Read more...
The crew over at Accelenation.com has compiled a comprehensive list of major GPU announcements from the last half-decade or so. Lots of milestones in there, along with some interesting commentary and analysis. I can probably map the "highs" and "lows" of my tech. writing career based on this article.  :)  Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom and check out the "Pre-Voodoo" and Late '90s stuff."Let us return to the beginning of 2001 and the release of the first programmable GPU - the GeForce 3 from NVIDIA. At this time ATI was lagging far behind with... Read more...