VirtualBox 4.2.0 released!

The VirtualBox team today released a significant new version of Oracle VM VirtualBox, its high performance, cross-platform virtualization software.

This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:

  • Improved Windows 8 support, in particular many 3D-related fixes
  • GUI: VM groups (bug #288)
  • GUI: expert mode for wizards
  • GUI: allow to alter some settings during runtime
  • Support for up to 36 network cards, in combination with an ICH9 chipset configuration (bug #8805)
  • Resource control: added support for limiting network IO bandwidth; see the manual for more information (bug #3653)
  • Added possibility to start VMs during system boot on Linux, OS X and Solaris; see the manual for more information (bug #950)
  • Added experimental support for Drag’n'drop from the host to Linux guests. Support for more guests and for guest-to-host is planned. (bug #81)
  • Added support for parallel port passthrough on Windows hosts
  • Enhanced API for controlling the guest; please see the SDK reference and API documentation for more information

Besides, there are numerous fixes and minor items added.

You can download the software from:  http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

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New Notifications API for apps on Facebook.com

Facebook had just launched a beta version of the new Notifications API for apps on Facebook.com that enables Facebook application developers to send short, custom messages to their existing users through the Facebook notifications jewel. Just like sending Facebook AppRequest, we can … Continue reading

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Field Expansion in Facebook’s Graph API – a new feature

Just 30-minutes ago, Facebook has announced in its blog that Graph API now support “Field Expansion”. According to Facebook, Field expansion significantly improves performance for API calls and reduces your coding effort for retrieving data from the social graph. You … Continue reading

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Best offer of the year! 40% off on all Hostgator hosting packages

This is the largest special offer Hostgator ever ran so far this year! Starting today, HostGator is offering 40% off on all of our shared hosting packages! Both Linux and Windows Hosting are included! This promotion wil last until 31 August 2012. To get the discount, … Continue reading

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Facebook PHP SDK v3.2.0 released!

Just in case you are not aware of, Facebook PHP SDK v3.2.0 has been released on 03Aug. It can be downloaded from the official site. If we compare the latest vesrion (for which the zip file is marked as facebook-facebook-php-sdk-v3.1.1-76-g98f2be1.zip) to … Continue reading

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Facebook does care about developer’s comments and feedback!

From time to time, I have reported to Facebook about errors, bad links, not updated information etc that I seen in their documentation by using their bug tool.  So far, I am happy with their response time! Recently, Facebook has … Continue reading

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Facebook places more restrictions on Facebook Applications for sending email to Facebook users

As we all know, Facebook applications send email to its user via the notifications.sendEmail (for details of theAPI, see here). While Facebook is in the progress of deprecating this API, Facebook has recently placed even more restrictions on this API can … Continue reading

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New and Easy Way to Get Facebook User Profile Pic in Alternate Sizes

It is very common for a Facebook application to display profile picture of the current Facebook user and/or profile pictures of the user’s friends. In the past, Facebook provides only a few “sizes” for us to choose from, like normal, … Continue reading

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