Saturday, June 26, 2010

How to install a printer.....any printer......

The MAIN thing with this is......do not plug in the printer, or turn it on at all until you have the driver CD or .exe file installed.....THEN.....plug in the printer and turn it on.......

So many folks have issues with their printer installations....and this is why.....

Rest easy ....you did it!    Ahhhhhhhhh......

How to put text into your own photos!

First of all get XNVIEW     HERE
Here is the info on it too...

  • Import about 400 graphic file formats
  • Export about 50 graphic file formats
  • Multipage TIFF, Animated GIF, Animated ICO support
  • Image IPTC, EXIF metadata support
  • EXIF auto rotation support
  • IPTC editing
  • Resize, rotate, crop support
  • Lossless rotate & crop (jpeg) support
  • Adjust brightness, contrast...
  • Auto levels, contrast
  • Modify number of colors
  • Apply filters (blur, average, emboss, ...)
  • Apply effects (lens, wave, ...)
  • Fullscreen mode
  • Slide show with effects
  • Batch convert, batch rename
  • Create WEB page easily
  • Screen capture
  • Create contact Sheet
  • Create or edit Multi-page file (TIFF, DCX, LDF)
  • TWAIN & WIA support (Windows only)
  • Print support (Windows only)
  • Drag & Drop support (Windows only)
  • Compare image side by side
  • Filmstrip layout
  • 44 languages support (Windows only)
Get it- it works fantastic and personalize your photos however you want!

Google Adds Flash Player Plug-In to Chrome

Google on Thursday released a Chrome upgrade that integrates the Flash Player plug-in into the browser by default.
The release (version 5.0.375.86) is now available on the stable version of Chrome for Linux, Mac, and Windows, Google wrote in a blog post. The move comes just one day after Google released the same upgrade for the beta channel.
Google also fixed five security issues.
Google first announced plans to integrate Flash Player into its browser in March. At that point, the Flash Player plug-in was made available only to those using the developer version, with plans to extend it to the stable version in the future.
Google said at the time that Adobe's Flash Player is "the most widely used Web browser plug-in" but the traditional browser plug-in interface is "is loosely specified, limited in capability and varies across browsers and operating systems, [which] can lead to incompatibilities, reduction in performance and some security headaches."
As a result, Google worked with Adobe, Mozilla, and the larger community to develop a next-generation browser plug-in API.
As CNet notes, those who do not want the Flash plug-in can type "about:plugins" into the Chrome address bar and click the "disable" button to turn it off.
By: Chloe Albanesius

Friday, June 25, 2010

Panda Cloud Antivirus latest version update to 1.1

Get it HERE
And keep enjoying a great free antivirus system!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rogue Antivirus/ Antispywares

If you have not dealt with any yet....you are very lucky!  Here is the data direct from MS concerning some of the "plagues" that are "out there" in Cyberworld.....be careful.....be safe in the Net!




Watch out for fake virus alerts

Rogue security software, also known as "scareware," is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions.

How does rogue security software get on my computer?

Rogue security software designers create legitimate looking pop-up windows that advertise security update software. These windows might appear on your screen while you surf the Web.
The "updates" or "alerts" in the pop-up windows call for you to take some sort of action, such as clicking to install the software, accept recommended updates, or remove unwanted viruses or spyware. When you click, the rogue security software downloads to your computer.
Rogue security software might also appear in the list of search results when you are searching for trustworthy antispyware software, so it is important to protect your computer.

What does rogue security software do?

Rogue security software might report a virus, even though your computer is actually clean. The software might also fail to report viruses when your computer is infected. Inversely, sometimes, when you download rogue security software, it will install a virus or other malicious software on your computer so that the software has something to detect.
Some rogue security software might also:
  • Lure you into a fraudulent transaction (for example, upgrading to a non-existent paid version of a program).
  • Use social engineering to steal your personal information.
  • Install malware that can go undetected as it steals your data.
  • Launch pop-up windows with false or misleading alerts.
  • Slow your computer or corrupt files.
  • Disable Windows updates or disable updates to legitimate antivirus software.
  • Prevent you from visiting antivirus vendor Web sites.
Rogue security software might also attempt to spoof the Microsoft security update process. Here's an example of rogue security software that's disguised as a Microsoft alert but that doesn't come from Microsoft.
Example of a warning from a rogue security program known as AntivirusXP.
Example of a warning from a rogue security program known as AntivirusXP.
For more information about this threat, including analysis, prevention and recovery, see theTrojan:Win32/Antivirusxp entry in the Microsoft Malware Protection Center encyclopedia.
Here is the legitimate Microsoft Windows Security Center:
Screenshot of legitimate Microsoft Windows Security Center.
Screenshot of legitimate Microsoft Windows Security Center.

Google offers Secure Search on Homepage....check it out

Want your internet experience to be a bit safer?  Well, Google has the option for you to set your home page to their secure search now....here's the scoop on it direct from them!


SSL Search

With Google search over SSL, you can have an end-to-end encrypted search solution between your computer and Google. This secured channel helps protect your search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party. This provides you with a more secure and private search experience.
To use search over SSL, visit https://www.google.com New window
 icon each time you perform a search. Note that only Google web search is available over SSL, so other search products like Google Images and Google Maps are not currently available over SSL. When you're searching over SSL, these properties may not appear in the left panel.

What is SSL?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol that helps provide secure Internet communications for services like web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, and other data transfers. When you search over SSL, your search queries and search traffic are encrypted so they can't be read by any intermediary party such as employers and internet service providers (ISPs).

What can I expect from search over SSL?

Here's how searching over SSL is different from regular Google search:
  • SSL encrypts the communication channel between Google and a searcher's computer. When search traffic is encrypted, it can't be read by third parties trying to access the connection between a searcher's computer and Google's servers. Note that the SSL protocol does have some limitations — more details are below.
  • As another layer of privacy, SSL search turns off a browser's referrers New 
window icon. Web browsers typically turn off referrers when going from HTTPS to HTTP mode to provide extra privacy. By clicking on a search result that takes you to an HTTP site, you could disable any customizations that the website provides based on the referrer information.
  • At this time, search over SSL is supported only on Google web search. We will continue to work to support other products like Images and Maps. All features that are not supported have been removed from the left panel and the row of links at the top. You'll continue to see integrated results like images and maps, and clicking those results will take you out of encrypted search mode.
  • Your Google experience using SSL search might be slightly slower than you're used to because your computer needs to first establish a secure connection with Google.
Note that SSL search does not reduce the data that Google receives and logs when you search, or change the listing of these terms in your Web History New window
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Information for network administrators
Additional security provided by SSL search prevents you from appending &safe=strict to enforce strict SafeSearch on Google searches done through SSL search. To restrict adult content on Google search services, including SSL search, you can lock SafeSearch. The SafeSearch lock is designed to help keep adult material out of search results and works seamlessly with encrypted SSL search. (Note that this has to be done on a per-browser basis.)
As stated, SSL Search is not the default search option and only applies when a user explicitly visits https://www.google.com New window
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.

Does SSL provide complete security?

While SSL helps prevent intermediary parties, such as ISPs, from knowing the exact search that you typed, they could still know which websites you visit once you click on the search results. For example, when you search over SSL for [ flowers ], Google encrypts the query "flowers" and the results that Google returns. But when you click on a search result, including results like images and maps, you could be exiting the encrypted mode if the destination link is not on https://. If your computer is infected with malware or a keylogger, a third party might still be able to see the queries that you typed. We recommend that everyone learns how to prevent and remove malware.
Remember that only Google web search supports search over SSL, so searching Google Images, for example, will not be encrypted.
Technical discussion of SSL protocol-level limitations
While SSL is a clear privacy and security benefit, we are aware of some technical limitations to SSL at the protocol level that are not specific to Google's implementation:
  • A determined, skilled malicious party could potentially interpose himself into the network traffic and present a spoofed certificate to the user. In many cases, this will result in a certificate warning to the user. If you see a certificate warning, the protection may not hold.
  • An adversary with the ability to install root certificates on the machine could potentially interpose himself into the network traffic without any warnings appearing.
  • A highly capable source may be in a position to sign certificates with a standard, pre-installed certificate authority (CA), which again would allow intercept without any apparent warnings to the user.
  • Even if all web searching occurs over SSL, a passive traffic listener may still be able to observe DNS look-ups.

How can I confirm whether I'm on a secure connection?

Check to see that the URL you're on starts with https:// instead of http://. Most browsers provide a visual confirmation (such as an icon of a lock) in the address bar or in the status bar at the bottom of the page. On Google SSL search, you'll also see a special Google SSL logo with a lock icon. In addition to this logo, be sure to also check the https:// text in the address bar and any browser lock icons.
When you perform a search on https://www.google.com New window
 icon, you might see a warning if a page has some non-secure components: depending on your browser settings, you might see the lock icon turn into a warning sign, a pop-up message, or some other form of alert. This issue is often referred to as a "mixed mode error."
Since this is a beta feature, there might be some rare cases in search over SSL that generate a mixed mode error. We're working to prevent such errors, and you can help if you report any errors New window
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

IE in Firefox....in case you need to view webpages

Need to view a webpage with Internet Explorer but don't want to use that browser?
Well, here is your option in Firefox....download and install the IE View add-on..works great and you just toggle to IE from the "tools" option in the toolbar....

Get it HERE

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 available for update

Adobe has today released version 10.1 of its ever popular Flash Player, which fuels much of the web's multimedia. The release covers Windows, Mac and Linux users.
10.1 is a major upgrade which improves performance and power management (memory and CPU usage should now be much more optimized and videos should play more smoothly), and adds new features like multi-touch, browser privacy, Mac specific improvements, and more.
Download it HERE

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

HTC D2 - If you own one check out this site!

Want to dress up your HTC D2?  Check out this
blog for all the latest dope on it.....

Click HERE

You'll be one cool cat with all the apps!

MS Office - FREE and Live in "The Cloud" Check it out!

Here's the scoop from the program manager himself:

Office is now live on SkyDrive!

Over the last few months, we've gotten incredible feedback from the hundreds of thousands of users in our Office Web Apps Technical Preview.  We’ve been busy incorporating much of that feedback, and today, Office Web Apps on SkyDrive are now available to everyone in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland. We’ll have more to share next week when Office 2010 is released to consumers, including how Office 2010 + SkyDrive + Office Web Apps give you the best productivity experience across the PC, phone, and browser.
In the meantime, if you live in the US, UK, Canada, or Ireland, you can head over to Office.live.com today to start viewing and editing Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote documents right in your web browser – and share them with your friends.
If you don’t live in one of those regions, you can still get access – just click here. You might not get the Web Apps in your favorite language yet, as we are still rolling out updates to different regions. Note that people you share documents with may also need to visit the link above before they can access the documents you share with them.
A few weeks ago, I blogged about what our team has been working on, and since then, we’ve been busy adding a little more polish, so we could present them to you today.

Let’s get started

There are so many new things for you to explore that trying to cover them all in a single blog post would be like trying to gift wrap the Space Needle. Still, there are quite a few great features for you to try out right away.


  • Upload your docs. Go to Office.live.com and upload a doc (or lots of docs). If you have Silverlight (install it here), you’ll get an extra bonus: the ability to upload many more files at once, simply by dragging and dropping them all in your favorite browser. Don’t have a doc to upload? No problem, you can create Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote docs right in the browser.
    Picture of Dragging files from your desktop directly into the 
browser
                Drag files from your desktop directly into the browser
  • Edit a doc right in your browser. On Office.live.com, you’ll notice that all the files you’ve recently viewed or edited—or your friends have shared with you—show up right in the “Recent documents” section so they’re easy to find.
    Picture of the Office page on SkyDrive
                   The Office page on SkyDrive 
    Click Edit in browser, and start working away in the Web Apps without having to install any special software. If you need a feature (like 3D charts, for example) from Office on your PC, it’s really easy to open your document on your PC with little interruption.
    Picture of editing a Word doc in my browser
                 Editing a Word doc in my browser
  • Work together in real time. Sometimes two brains (or ten brains) are better than one. Like when you’re updating a party invitation list in Excel, or planning a group trip using OneNote. With co-authoring in Excel and OneNote Web Apps, you can work with your friends at the same time and never be locked out of a document when someone else is working on it.
  • Read your docs on your smartphone. Browse to Office.live.com  on your phone and you’ll be able to view Word and PowerPoint documents without any extra software (on most smartphones).
    Picture of a PowerPoint slide viewed on a mobile phone
              Viewing a PowerPoint slide on my mobile phone
  • And lots more. Across the board, we’ve worked to give you a smoother experience sharing and collaborating with others, with features such as sending and receiving instant messages using Messenger on the web, whether or not you have Messenger installed on your computer. To make sure you can share without worries, we’ve built in features like version history, which allows you to go back to older edits of your documents, and enhanced search, which lets you search across all your documents and those shared with you by others. Plus, when you’re done sharing, you can print your Word and PowerPoint documents right from the browser.
    Chatting in Messenger on the web while editing an Excel workbook 
using Office Web Apps
    Chatting in Messenger on the web while editing an Excel workbook using Office Web Apps
There's more – but you probably want to just try it yourself. Get going!

There’s more to come

You might be asking, when do I get access to all the cool Office features in Hotmail that were announced recently? We’ll have more to share on the new Hotmail updates very soon.
And of course, you get even more cool features  when you combine Office Web Apps with Office 2010, for example, enabling you to edit offline,  and to co-author documents using revision marks, comments, and other rich features in Word and PowerPoint. You can learn more about Office 2010 here.
That’s it for now!
Jason Moore
Principal Lead Program Manager, Windows Live SkyDrive

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Search This Blog

If you come on this site and you want to know what is on the blog you can go into the
search box on the upper left hand corner of the blog and put in whatever it is you are trying to find.....
See what's in the blog from whenever a post was made!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lost your recycle bin icon? Here's the fix!

This is the fix for Vista and Windows Xp......

To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.

Fix this problem
Microsoft Fix it 50210


Note This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.
Next steps
Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can try the procedure in the Workaround section.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Google Homepage Wallpaper...nice feature!

If you set Google as your Homepage you can now put your favorite "desktop wallpaper" on the page for the background...it will either put on of theirs or give you the option to search your computer and upload one of your favorite photos!

Very fun feature...check it out!

Here's the scoop and photos how to do it....



Google wrote in a blog post:

Today, we're introducing a new feature that brings a whole new level of personalization to Google by letting you add a favorite photo or image to the background of the Google homepage. You can choose a photo from your computer, your own Picasa Web Album or a public gallery hosted by Picasa which includes a selection of beautiful photos.
Information Week reports that, according to an email from Google, customizing Google.com with a background image will not slow the search engine's load time.
Here's how to add your own picture:
Click "Add a background image and make Google your own" (under the search box).


Log in to Google and select a background image (from a public Picasa gallery, your Picasa album, your computer, or 'Editor's Picks')

You're done! To remove, click "Remove background image," located on the bottom right-hand side of Google.com
The "wallpaper Google" feature will let users make Google.com look more like how they'd like it to appear--but it will also make Google look more like Bing, Microsoft's rival search engine, which features a new background image every day.