Thursday, December 31, 2009

Beware of Spyware

Have you ever been clicking around the Web and all of a sudden you have a strange
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!

Get Here

MALWAREBYTES

Give a little pet to the kitty for New Years!

Don't forget our furry friend on the page.....if you pet his tummy he will
purr...his head, he will meow....

all with your mouse......

Happy New Year!

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.

How to Install Windows 7 from XP

Once you get a Windows 7 DVD, you will need to do a fresh install on your machine if you are using Windows XP (although you can upgrade to Vista and then to Windows 7). Microsoft recommends Windows Easy Transfer which can be used to preserve your files and settings from your XP machine, but please note that it will NOT back up and transfer program files and applications. You will need to reinstall all the applications again.

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

Blue Moon on New Years Eve- please read!




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.

Save memory resources in Firefox

Here's a neat tool for you who use Firefox and want to keep your tabs up where
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!

Download here

TooManyTabs

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Post Christmas!



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

A Special Greeting!

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Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

I hope you are all enjoying the Dizzler Iphone plug-in on the blog....
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

My Blogger Gadgets Added!

Since I have a few minutes this morning I added a coupla fun
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!

Windows 7

For those of you who are now using Windows 7- one nice feature is the window view...
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

Christmas Cheer!



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

Facebook- Please Check This Out

PSAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Privacy advocates slammed revamped Facebook privacy controls on Thursday, saying the change masks a move to get members to expose more information online.

"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."

Google Chrome -Beta Version Download

To keep your browser "up to speed" please download the latest version of Chrome.

As always, I recommend Chrome or Firefox for surfing the internet- between the speed
and safety both are excellent.

Chrome Download

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone

Click and Enjoy!

Santa and Reindeer

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Windows 7 Christmas Theme


One of the nice features of Windows 7 is the theme packages....along with sounds it is quite good...

here is a free one and fit for the season we are in


Download Jal’s Christmas Theme

PS-The things I am giving you I have installed myself.

GMail Calendar

Today we will learn a little bit about the "calendar" option in Gmail.
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

Setting up a home network- basics


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!

Use Free GSpace for Online Storage


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

Chrome Operating System

I am doing some testing with Google Chrome operating system on a usb stick and using my netbook....it is simply amazing !

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

The Reason For The Season- Happy Holidays!

Using Gmail- AutoSave feature

As you are typing a Gmail message it is auto saving the draft....did you know that?
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'