Thursday, December 31, 2009
popup...or you see a kind of a flash across the page?
Well, you could have gained some spyware....not good....
My suggestion is to run a good spyware program and clean up that thing....
Malwarebytes has a free one you can use and it works great!
SAN FRANCISCO: A day after Google announced a media event for its Android mobile phone system next week, new details leaked out on Wednesday
According to technology blog Gizmodo, the Nexus One will be sold unlocked on a Google website for $530. The phone will work on GSM cellphone networks and will be offered at a subsidised price of $180 in the US by fourth-ranked carrier T-Mobile with a two-year talk and data contract costing $80 a month.
But then again, your XP installation is probly about ready to be revamped anyhow....
Go ahead, make the leap and start enjoying Windows 7 in 2010!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Let's take this as a celestial sign of a better decade to come, shall we? This New Year's Eve, there will be a blue moon in the sky. No, not literally blue; the term "blue moon" actually refers to when there are two full moons in a given calendar month, an astronomical rarity that occurs just seven times every 19 years, hence the famous phrase "once in a blue moon."
What's more, this New Year's Eve, people living in the Far East will see a lunar eclipse, making this an even rarer rarity. A blue-moon eclipse only happens once roughly every 15 to 20 years.
Though we prefer to view this as a portent of good things to come (they can't get any worse, can they?), some believe that a full moon -- not to mention a blue one -- can cause strong emotions to flare. Evidence shows that arrests for public drunkenness increase 5% during a full moon, and police expect extra aggressiveness and antisocial behavior from revelers whenever a full moon occurs during a holiday.
you can view them....if you keep them all in the tab bar it uses the resources but a new "add on" can save your resources and make Firefox run fast, fast, fast and still keep all your tabs where you can see em-check it out and install it!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
It has been a few days since I posted something.....needless to say I have been
busy with EVERYTHING.....
Just one FYI....if you are booting into your system and it goes through the main
screen and then comes to a black screen with just a cursor blinking....guess what?
you probably have a dead hard drive....
sorry....but as the system goes through and searches if it doesn't find anything that's the usual response.....
what a way to start a new year huh???
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Don't forget you can listen to internet radio from all over and have continuous
Christmas music streamed to your computer!!!!!!!!
All I want for Christmas is YOUUUUUU....my blogger friends!
(Be sure and give Maukie the Cat a little petting while you're onboard)
The statistics prove it will lower your heart rate and give you peace!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
things to the blog...
the IPhone Dizzler music player is very cool....you put in the search box the
artist you want to listen to and it will pull up all the songs and just click on it
and enjoy while browsing...not only my blog but keep it open in your tabs and you
can enjoy music while surfing all around! A very, nice feature...
also added the virtual cat for those who want to play with it....we'll try it and see
how much it adds to the blog?!?
Happy Holidays and enjoy these few days before Christmas!
on your lower toolbar if you mouse over the highlighted icons it will show you
which windows are open. If you then want to view those windows just hold your mouse
over the windows that pop up and you can view them - without having to flip back and forth like Windows XP used to....
nice graphical views.....enjoy!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sorry I haven't been posting much the past few days! Am just trying to catch
up on Christmas shopping etc....
But for those of you who do online shopping with your credit card/debit card....
please remember, it is safer to use your credit card than the debit....should
you happen to run into problems....the credit card companies will protect
theft and only charge a minimal amount if it is lost, stolen, phished or whatever....
the debit card is another story...it can drain your account cuz it is like cash....
Happy Shopping and will try'n catch up on the posts when I am not too busy!
Friday, December 11, 2009
"These new privacy changes aren't so great for privacy," said Nicole Ozer, northern California technology and civil liberties policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) rights group.
"It's great that 350 million people are being asked to think about privacy, but if what Facebook says is true about giving people more control over their information, they have a lot more work to do."
Online rights organization Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) labeled aspects of Facebook's privacy change "downright ugly."
The world's leading online social network fired back, saying its critics are wrong and that time will prove that Facebook is taking "a giant step forward."
The controversy came a day after Facebook began requiring users to refine settings with a new software tool that lets them specify who gets to be privy to each piece of content uploaded to the website.
While the Facebook privacy overhaul has laudable features, there is a push to get the online community's members to expose information, according to EFF.
"Facebook's new changes are obviously intended to get people to open up even more of their Facebook data to the public," EFF lawyer Kevin Bankston said in a blog post.
"The Facebook privacy transition tool is clearly designed to push users to share much more of their Facebook info with everyone, a worrisome development that will likely cause a major shift in privacy level for most of Facebook's users, whether intentionally or inadvertently."
Prior to the change, Facebook users could keep everything but their names and networks private.
A newly created "public" category at Facebook now includes names, profile pictures, home cities, pages users have joined as "fans," gender and friend lists.
"There is a whole lot more information that users have no ability to keep private," Ozer noted.
Software that walks people through modifying privacy settings recommends making more personal information public and doesn't allow stricter settings than were previously in place, according to the ACLU.
"If users aren't careful, the transition tool will transition them to less privacy," Ozer said.
The privacy change doesn't address the ability of third-party applications installed in Facebook profiles to mine data from the social network, according to the ACLU.
"Facebook's system now is if I am friends with you, I am friends with all the stupid apps you run too," Ozer said. "Even if your friend takes a quiz, they could be giving away your personal information."
Names, profile pictures and claimed home cities are public, so people can find friends, colleagues, and other acquaintances they want to connect with in the online community, according to Facebook.
Users are not required to provide profile photos or specify the town where they live.
"It is not that big of a change," said Facebook director of global communications Barry Schnitt.
"The vast majority of users have already made this information available to everyone."
More than 20 million Facebook members used the new privacy tool Wednesday night and more than half selected their own settings instead of relying on automated recommendations, according to Schnitt.
"This data shows that privacy advocates are wrong and that users are much smarter in paying attention to privacy than advocates think," he said.
"The process is more transparent and transformative than they give us credit for. When they see how many people around the world have made choices about privacy this will be hailed as a giant step forward."
Facebook said its privacy settings let members avoid being listed in Internet search engines or receiving unsolicited messages.
"People come to Facebook to connect and share, not to hide," Schnitt said. "When users find their friends or are found by friends, they get a much better experience and that is what they want."
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
You will see the calendar link just above your email "compose" link..
Click on that and it will open up the calendar box and you can add events
by clicking on each day and entering data to your hearts content...It is accessible
from any computer by just signing into your GMail account.....and it will send you
a reminder to your phone (if you have text enabled) on the day, or even the hour of your "event" to remind you of it...you can sync the calendar with outlook, blackberry and a bunch of other things too....and you can create new calendars of different types...you will just hafta check it out for yourself, jump right in and have fun!
Another feature...you can print it, or share it with someone else. Can you tell I am
a Google Fan.....!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Today we will learn a little bit about networking.....if you have more than one computer and you want to connect them all together off of one modem (which is where you signal comes in from your ISP provider) you have to get a "router"....be it "wireless" or hard wired-(which is kinda outdated now)
when you get a wireless router make sure it is at least a "g"--the newest is "n"
now you take your ethernet cable from your modem and hook it into the wireless/hardwired router in the WAN in the back of the unit..then you take another ethernet cable and hook it from the router -usually 4 port- and stick that into one of those ports and then into your computer ethernet jack (for desktops) ...now the network is rigged up right...that's the first step....your wireless laptops don't need a physical cable...
then you have to turn off everything, computers, modem, and router...this allows it all to "set" properly and see everything once it boots up.....now the process is this......and must be followed exactly....
turn on the modem...wait for all the lights to come on and connect to ISP
turn on router....wait for all the lights to come on and connect to modem
then turn on computer and let it see the network.....Call your ISP and have them record the MAC address on that router otherwise all is in vain....make sure you do this...most people don't and can't understand why it doesn't work!
once all is up and running you should see your wireless router and connect to it via your browser...read instructions that came with your router....and make SURE you secure it with WPA/PS2 security....
make sure all the computers on your network have the same "network name"....if not they will not link together...to do this go into >control panel>network setup wizard> and from there follow the steps...if you want to share your files and printer check that too....make sure all the computers have the same name as I mentioned....you put that in yourself....after doing this network setup you will have to reboot all the computer to make them see each other...Happy Networking!
Did you know that using Firefox you can also run the GSpace Add On and have 2 gigs of online storage that you can access anywhere! Very easy interface...
here's the info on how to do it....
User's guide (Flash pop-up)
1. Once installed Gspace, open your Firefox browser. To access Gspace go to: Tools > Gspace. The Gspace console will appear on screen.
2. Manage your Gmail accounts. You can set up as many as you want. Remember that each one provides 2Gb of storage.
3. Login to any of your Gmail accounts.
4. Gspace console is divided in 4 key areas for you to manage your files: My Computer / My Gspace / Transfers / Status.
5. Enjoy Gspace features:
* File Transfer: to manage files
* Player Mode: to listen your stored music files directly from Gspace
* Photo Mode: to view your collection of pictures
* Gmail Drive: to manage your Gdrive files as well
GSPACE FOR WINDOWS
Friday, December 4, 2009
Boot up time is literally 20 seconds and I am online and surfing the Net....even if you have slooow internet it connects wirelessly right away and surfing is fast.....
Next year this thing will be an option to buy installed on a netbook....you can try it right now using Google Chrome browser cuz within the browser is all you need to do any applications.....even build a website....pretty cool huh?
And Google gives you 7 gigs of space......to store photos for sharing, calendars, documents, websites, etc etc....
we will learn all about it as we travel along in coming days..........
Thursday, December 3, 2009
So....if you are typing along and something goes haywire and you delete the message by
accident (after all that typing!) you can just go into "drafts" and you will see in little white letters above the message "draft autosaved at...and the time"...very cool .....that is if you are like
me and get typing so fast and whoops.....just look on the left hand side and you will see
"drafts" and there it is when it was last saved (it does it every few seconds or so)
just one more awesome thing about Gmail.......Happy Webbin'
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Now for those of you who are jumping into the new Windows 7 operating system...there are some things we need to learn.......
first off is the compatibility feature.....as we all know, when a new OS comes out there are our dearly loved programs that no longer work! duh.....well, same thing here.......until the companies that put out the "old" software come up with new "drivers" etc the little buggers will not run on Windows 7...
so here is what you do!
Click on "Run Programs Made for Previous Versions of Windows"
you will now see a list of old programs that you may be using...if you don't see the one you want click on "not listed" and then browse to that folder where the .exe file is in program files for that particular program.....
you will see it pop up and usually says Windows Xp Service Pack 2 or whatever.....
then click "start program" --if the program starts up ok you have settled the problem...
click "next" and "save these settings" and OK....
MEOW......it is a working program again.......PURR
Friday, November 27, 2009
Let's say you are on Craigs list and looking for a bunch of different items....when you get to that
particular page and you want to save that "link" just left click on the icon in the address window and drag it to the desktop....continue to do that with all pages you are looking at.....
when you want to view them all again...just open Firefox.....drag an icon into the address window and the page will pop up...then go to "file" in upper left hand corner> "new tab" and drag another icon into the address bar...this will keep all the tabs open and you can just click between tabs to your pages....and nothing has to be stored in bookmarks as it will all disappear when you close your browser....
by the way
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I am now testing the OS by Google....self contained browser operating system which is very fast and smooth....
by the way, if you haven't downloaded Google Chrome Browser, do it now..it is faster by the day and is a preview of what is coming soon....
For those of you who use Facebook please do not open any emails from Facebook that
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
the old dead files must be out of the system or the software can get corrupted and not install
properly and then you have nothing.....
Monday, November 9, 2009
is now offline and will be back for larger audiences shortly....the beta testing is
done so watch for the good stuff coming soon!
make just plain google.com your search again and thanks for checkin it out!
on the desktop
go to properties
then in there you will see the setup you can adjust
go to Power Schemes
there you can adjust the computers modes
i suggest put it on the drop down "home-office desk" one
that turns off the monitor after 20 mins of non use....and never turns off the hard drive
however- you will note when you go into the next tab which says "advanced"
you can set what it does when you push a coupla buttons on the keyboard...
I suggest this
"when I press the power button on my computer-shut down"
"when I press the sleep button on my computer-standby"
both these buttons are on your keyboard-usually with a Moon looking icon for sleep
and the power shutdown button is next to it...use the Moon one for just overnight napping for the
computer....the other one for complete shutdown.
Friday, November 6, 2009
For those of you who use Facebook please, please go into the Settings link
and click on Privacy....
on all the dropdown boxes, click "ONLY FRIENDS"....otherwise you are out there
for all the world to see......
make sure you save those options and restart Facebook from your tab or homepage...
be safe in the world net.............
then when you get that installed and restart Firefox, go to File> New Tab and
Viola! you have another Homepage up and running to search.....Keep Google Sandbox as your
Homepage ( which is their new one-and I have it in an October post) and you will be
cruisin' along speedily......
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
get the newest version here:
Google Chrome 4.0 BETA
the newest feature is that you can synchronize your bookmarks across the board on whatever computer you are by simply logging into your google account- of course you must be using Chrome first of all....
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
when you get there save it as your home page by going to
the address bar and highlighting the addressing and right click and copy it
then open a new tab in firefox (file>new tab)
then in the toolbar go to
and in the homepage box
right click and paste the link there
(that is if you are using firefox browser-which I hope you are!)
Friday, October 23, 2009
if you see a photo anywhere, the web, in your picture folder, etc....
and you want it as your desktop background>
just right click on the picture and go to
"set as desktop background"
if you "center" it it may not fill the whole monitor, especially if it is a small photo...
soooo > right click on your desktop>Properties>Desktop>Position>Stretch....viola and it will
fill the screen.....make sure the pixels are enough though....small photos will look blurry...
you can tell what the pixels are by right clicking on the photo and going to properties....
it should be at least 1024 x 800 to look like anything....if you have less than that the picture
is way too small....
The AVG Free Edition 9.0 software protects your computer on multiple levels. In case you need to disable AVG Free, please consider which part of the protection you need to switch off. The AVG parts and their purpose are:
- AVG Resident Shield
The Resident Shield is the main component protecting you from viruses. It scans accessed files and if a virus is found, the access to the file is blocked. This applies to executing infected programs, as well as to opening of infected documents or any other files.
Disabling of the Resident Shield is sometimes recommended before installation of a new software or drivers, since it can prevent conflicts that would otherwise occur during their installation. This however applies only to limited number of specific programs and drivers, and there is no general reason why AVG Resident Shield should interfere with an installation of any application.
To disable the Resident Shield, please:
- Open AVG User Interface.
- Double-click on the Resident Shield.
- Un-tick the option Resident Shield active.
- Save the changes.
- AVG E-mail Scanner
The AVG E-mail Scanner may affect your sending/receiving of e-mails, since it is designed to scan the messages and needs to access them in some way. The way of accessing the messages depends on your e-mail client, but only the Personal E-mail Scanner plugin can interfere with the communication between your computer and the e-mail server.
To disable the Personal E-mail Scanner (if it is installed), please:
- Ppen AVG User Interface.
- In menu Tools select Advanced settings.
- Go to E-mail Scanner - Servers - POP3, and click on the POP3 server (usually AutoPOP3:10110).
- Un-tick the option Activate this server and use it for receiving e-mails.
- Repeat the same for SMTP server.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
here's how to disable that....
go into AVG User Interface
then on "Schedule settings"
uncheck "enable this task"
make sure the two boxes at the bottom are unchecked too...
that way you can scan when and if you want to....you are in control
then click SAVE...... MEOW.......
however, I noted when installing it halted at the end and said Avgt DX error....or something of that nature.....
here's how to correct.....
when you get to this...close down the program....restart the computer.....then reinstall AVG from
the exe file you downloaded....let it go through the install like normal all over again....evidentally
it has to reboot/reinstall to get it right....
Keep safe with AVG!
then when you are on a page you want to keep...here's a cool trick....left click mouse>hold down and drag the icon of the page in the address bar down onto the toolbar below it....viola ....you will see the tab and that page there so you can click on whenever you want it up without going into "bookmarks" to do it....and if you want to change the name of it you "right click">
"properties" > and in the title just type in what you want to call it and hit OK...
same thing if using IE....though again I recommend Firefox....
you must be using IE 8 for this to work
"view" > "toolbar" and make sure "favorites" is clicked..then you can drag and drop
the page from the address bar into it and there you have it.
Monday, October 19, 2009
loads quickly...with links on the top to take you to just about anything.
so if you haven't set your home page to Google yet...here's how
type in google.com
hit Okay at the bottom..
Viola...start Googlin' around the Web
in the box where it says "home page" type in...you guessed it google.com
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Setup a Gmail Account as we discussed earlier....
Then go to "Settings" tab in upper right corner of your Gmail inbox and you will see this
Click..then to to "accounts and import"
it will pull up a box and ask for your email address...
Gmail has made it easy to get this done because it automatically puts the server etc. in the boxes....
if it asks for a password put that in...
Then....follow prompts....till you get to the finish line....within 24-48 hours all your contacts and mail from the other email programs will come into Gmail...
Quick, Easy, and FAST....
Add to Firefox- copy and paste this link and download and install this useful tool.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
GMail leverages its users to improve the antispam engine every day. How? Users who encounter spam are encouraged to click on the “report spam” button within GMail. Two immediate results:
* The offending message is removed from the user’s inbox.
* GMail’s antispam software learns to recognize spam based on the types of messages rejected.
WisdomGroup has evaluated antispam software from many companies. Our conclusion: GMail’s free antispam software is better than other packages that cost thousands of dollars per year. GMail’s system is taught by the best teachers around: Real people. Millions of people instruct the antispam engine every day (at no cost to Google) by clicking “report spam.”
In GMail, Google has created a system with multiple winners. Users get less spam and free email. GMail gets an outstanding antispam engine with free “instructors.” And Google gets millions of potential customers for their advertising business, their real cash cow.
So head on over and sign up with GMail and help Google fight spam!
Friday, October 16, 2009
if you have a Gmail account ( and I hope you do) to into the "settings" button on upper right corner...
click on "themes"
there you can see all the ones available..click on whatever you choose...
make your own colors etc.....makes life more fun!
Total Security is a fake security software which uses fraudulent strategies by displaying false or exaggerated security issues on your computer rather than any legitimate ones to coerce you into purchasing their software.
It will not allow you to
Run any .exe or any other file
Cannot use IE or Chrome
Cannot use task manager
Cannot boot in safe mode.
No antivirus, or spyware remover will work because you can't open it or run it.
Once you get this virus the hard drive is finished and needs to be reformatted.
As, I said I may looked confused but trust me, looks are deceiving.....meow
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Of course, not to mention the security features. Once you know, you'll not go back to the other.
Here is the direct link to download and start surfing faster and safer.
Ultimate Virtual Drive within Gmail....very cool...
GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google GMail account, allowing you to use GMail as a storage medium.
GMail Drive creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google GMail account and enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your GMail account directly from inside Windows Explorer.
GMail gives you 7 Gigs of storage....wow...and free!
Internet Explorer 7.0
- Click on the Internet Options item in the menu - a new window opens.
- Click on the Sites button - another window opens.
- Enter timeanddate.com in the text field and then click Allow. timeanddate.com will appear in the "Managed webis tes" list below with a Setting of Allowed
- Save changes by clicking Ok in each window and go to one of the configuration pages again
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
and Gmail is the ultimate email client now....
with 7 gigs of mail space it is just super...
and in the "settings" option you can
pull in all your other email from other
addresses, pop accounts.....
easy, fast and you'll wonder why you didn't do it before!
more next tip!