Security Tech

What to do when all your Saved Passwords Disappear from Chrome

Ever had this happen? It’s quite a shock and a lot of dismay. Today when I went to sites I visit often I noticed the Username and Password field weren’t automatically filled out like normal. So I went to the password manager in Chrome and everything had disappeared! Well I found a solution HERE on a Google Groups discussion board. It seems to have worked.

This is for a Mac. What you do is first quit Chrome. Then you go to Applications>Utilities>Keychain Open up your Keychain Access program and all of your passwords should be in there. Mine were. Then you re-open Chrome and all the passwords and sites are re-populated in the Password Manager in Chrome. At least it worked for me. Whew! The Passwords in Chrome are in Preferences>Personal Stuff>Manage Saved Passwords.

Hope that helps. Let me know.

Iphone Tech

How to Sync Any Phone to Itunes

Update 1/18/10 – There’s also another option. It’s called DoubleTwist. It was recommended by Leo Laporte on one of his podcasts and he’s the most trusted man on the internet. I think he was using it to sync his new Nexus One phone up with his iTunes Library.

Cross-platform Salling Media Sync updated, syncs Palm Pre and other devices with iTunes and photo applications

Stockholm, Sweden—July 16, 2009—Salling Software AB on Wednesday updated its application for syncing media from iTunes to mobile devices.The new version supports Palm’s popular Pre smartphone, and includes the ability to also sync photos, letting users to bring their favorite photo albums with them.

“I admit the timing of this release is no coincidence,” said Salling Software president Jonas Salling. “We’re betting there are a lot of Palm Pre owners who feel burned by the new iTunes, 8.2.1 update. But they can keep syncing with iTunes using Salling Media Sync! It’s totally free for basic use, with no track limit, no playlist limit, and no expiration—ever. And it syncs photos, too.”

In addition, the new version of Salling Media Sync brings compatibility with Blackberry Bold and Storm, as well as support for several new devices from other manufacturers.

Salling Media Sync couldn’t be easier to use. Once the phone is connected to a USB port, the users simply select the playlists, podcasts and photo albums they want on the device. Salling Media Sync not only uploads the music tracks and podcast episodes, but also replicates each actual playlist on the device and—on devices that support it—transfers play count metadata for each item to the device, reinforcing the sense of having a piece of iTunes in your pocket.

Pricing & Availability

Salling Media Sync 1.1 is available now through Salling Software’s web site ( at no cost for basic use.

At a price of $22/ €15 per user license, the application intelligently updates your phone, resulting in faster syncs. Windows and Mac licenses are sold separately, and the bundle can be bought at a 25% discount.

Salling Media Sync for Windows is compatible with Windows XP SP2 (with Windows Media Player 11) or better, iTunes 7.6.x – 8.2.1 (for music and podcasts), and Adobe Photoshop Album SE 3.2 or Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.x – 7.x (for photos).

Salling Media Sync for Mac is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.11 or better, iTunes 7.6.x – 8.2.1 (for music and podcasts), and iPhoto ’08 – ’09 or Aperture 2.x (for photos).

Please see for details.

Salling Software is a pioneer in mobile phone software for Macs and PCs and inventor of the award-winning Salling Clicker, turning a mobile phone into a two-way computer remote control. Salling Software is committed to bringing innovative, fun, and easy-to-use software applications to users worldwide.

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Press Contact:

Jonas Salling

Salling Software AB

+ 46 8 5250 5150

[email protected]

Salling Software and Salling Media Sync are trademarks of Salling Software AB. Other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.


How to Network A Mac to Ubuntu Easily


On your Mac click the Apple logo in the upper left of your screen then>System Preferences>Internet & Network>Sharing

Then check the box that says, “File Sharing.” Click the ‘Options’ button and uncheck the ‘Share files using AFP.’ Then check the box that says ‘Share files and folder using FTP’

Now go to your Ubuntu machine click on ‘Places’ then ‘Network’ and your Mac will show up. At that point you’ll have to enter in your Mac’s username and password. Doesn’t look like ‘log in anonymously’ will work. Now you can transfer files and folders easily from Ubuntu to your Mac. Simply open a folder within the Ubuntu Computer, click the files you want to share (to choose them individually) or from the upper tool bar you can click ‘Select All.’ Then select ‘Copy’ and go to your Mac folders that you’ve opened up in Ubuntu and select ‘Paste’ into anywhere on the Mac that you want to put them. And now all those files are on your Mac in an instant, instead of having to save them to a disc (Oh did I tell you that my CD drive on my old machine was kaput, so that wasn’t an option, and the DVD drive was holding the Ubuntu boot disk) or buying a USB thumb drive (But hey, that wouldn’t be bad, every one needs a thumb drive!)

It’s that simple.

Now, the story behind this. I have an older Windows XP machine that got infected a while back when I clicked a supposed link to a video of Paris Hilton having sex (:-)). Anyway, even after removing virus, the damage was done, and although all my files were still there, the bug had hacked my registry to where I couldn’t open the C: drive. Then in an effort to fix it, I tried to use the original XP CD but only made it worse to where I couldn’t even boot windows at all. So Ubuntu comes to the rescue. I boot it from the disk, and I can read all the files on the computer that were originally created on Windows. But all I want to do is get those files off there and on to my Mac. So this does the trick.

Now, I suppose I would have to install Ubuntu on the hard drive in order for the Mac to ‘see’ the Ubuntu because at the moment, just booting it from the CD I don’t seem to have the choice to “Share Files” but I’m not willing to install Ubuntu onto the hard drive because it will wipe out all my old files. Once I get all the files I want to keep off the old machine, I’ll fully install Ubuntu onto the old machine. Ubuntu is really clean, looks cool, and is a lot of fun. So I’m going to stick with it on this old machine instead of paying for Windows 7.