Saturday, January 29, 2011

World Clock Applet

If you are interested in our world and want to keep up to the minute with all that is going on get this applet and run it on your desktop...amazing info and will make you think!
Get it HERE

Friday, January 28, 2011

Java...Problems viewing Web Pages

If you are unable to view certain pages because JAVA is not current go into Control Panel and Programs and uninstall the old versions first...then reboot the computer and install the latest JAVA program from the website...
Often it causes conflicts if you upgrade and the old version isn't overwritten properly-software-gotta love it...
keeps us tekkies in business!

Get JAVA Technology HERE

Don't forget-you need it to view websites that are interactive....

XBMC-Sounds like Ultimate Video to Me...check it out!

The perfect companion for your HTPC (Home Theatre PC)...open source, free, skinnable and fabuluous.
For those of you who want to come up to speed and cruise the Web, stream videos and such from your couch this is the ultimate.
Download XBMC HERE
Check out the goods HERE

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Disposable Email Address-You Might Need It Sometime

How does it work?

  1. Standard Mode

    Register to any service by giving a random@pepbot.com address then come back and check your mail from the above box.
  2. Auto Mode

    Bored of clicking on those annoying confirmation links? Pepbot can help!
    If a service need to verify your email address, register to it by giving a special address like random-a@pepbot.com and Pepbot will recognize the special -a tag and will click on every link from every mail it will receive for you. How awesome is that?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Google Chrome Extension-Keep My Opt Outs....Get It!

Here is the website to get the extension..just run the install from there and you will be opted-out of Google's
tracking cookies.....

INSTALL

Firefox soon to follow with extension...will keep you posted....

BitDefender-Facebook Safety Check

BitDefender has created a Facebook app for checking all your personal stuff on the site
for safety....how private IS your information?
bitdefender







From the app’s page, click Okidokie! Let’s See the App.
app click

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Foto Flexer- Another Free Online Foto Editor

Try it HERE

Edit photos from Facebook etc. plus upload from your computer...works like a charm...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Site to Phone....check this out Smartphone users!



The communication link between our computers and our phones is complicated. Sure, we can use a sync cable to transfer songs, pictures and data, but instantly transferring Web links and other quick information is just not sync-cable worthy. Most of us just email links and text-based information to ourselves, then open the email with our phones.

SitetoPhone.com has a better idea. After a couple minutes of setup, sending a link or block of text to your phone becomes a one-click affair.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Facebook Scams...Beware!

Just an FYI to all of you who LOVE Facebook....so do the virus creators and internet worm spammers etc etc....

because....they can click trigger you into redirecting your browser to where they want and plant things on your browser and through Facebook....

Please do not click on videos or links that redirect you!!!! Some will ask you to join so you can view the info on the video and share it with others....

One in particular I received today was about a girl who killed herself after her parents posted her on FB....this is one of them......here's the info on it:

"If you click on the link then you are taken to a Facebook page which says you have to like it in order to view the father's alleged message. In some cases, the page will use clickjacking techniques to trick you into sharing the page as a status update with your online friends, but the end result is the same - you'll be directed to a webpage which asks you to complete a survey.



And that's what makes money for the scammers who create these pages.

If you believe you may have been hit by this attack, view the recent activity on your news feed and delete entries related to the above links. Furthermore, you should view your profile, click on your Info tab and remove any of the pages from your "Likes and interests" section.



You should also check which third party applications you have allowed to access your profile, and revoke the rights of anything suspicious via Account/ Privacy Settings/ Applications and Websites."

Check your settings on FB and be safe in the World Wide Web

Monday, January 17, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Two Google Voice Shortcuts...ahhh!

When you are in your Google Voice page....

Hit "C" for "call"

Hit "M" for "message"

the boxes appear and away you go!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

XMarks and LastPass-no more sync conflicts!


With all the Firefox sync problems lately I have decided to post that uninstalling it is the best option....and since Xmarks is now back (yeah) and LastPass is the company overall..download both extensions into Firefox and you are off and running....

both are the most excellent programs for password and bookmark retention on the web today and free....

Download XMarks HERE

Monday, January 10, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Android NAND on HTC HD2- Video Tutorial

If you are one who wants WinMo off your HTC HD2 and Android to take over here is the video for you....
DO NOT TRY THIS if you are not sure of what you are doing as you could "brick" your phone and it is then a good paperweight!

But it works perfectly and Android runs great-everything works and battery life
is great also....

Mozy on over.....free file backup!

Mozy-the online solution for up to 2 GB of files stored on remote secure servers...and for free...if you need more storage it starts at $4.95 per month.

Check it out HERE

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Google Voice...Settings

If you are using Google Voice for your texting make sure you have disabled the
default message program on your phone...if you don't then you will have the texts still being charged to your phone...and also in the "settings" under Voice make sure you have that the "receive text messages on this phone" is unticked....
Disable your "notifications" on your cell phone message program....
Kinda tricky but have to do it if you want unlimited free texts..

Also there is no MMS texts available through Google Voice at this time...so not photos can be sent from one phone to another...just SMS....

Syncing Error With Firefox Sync.....Solved

Do you get the  "error while syncing" message....frustrating to be sure.....
The answer for it is updates....if you updated Firefox to current version, Firefox Sync doesn't always auto-update....so go and get the latest version under "tools",
"add ons" and put firefox sync in the search box....download and install it again over the top of the other one....
Then resync....done...done.....you have conquered the issue!

Monday, January 3, 2011

When using Lazarus with Firefox Sync....issues

There are some conflicts between the two programs running in the Firefox browser simultaneously....
Firefox Sync will not work properly if Lazarus is enabled and running....so disable or uninstall one or the other...