Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Great Browser for Your Kids....Check it Out



Created by hundreds of parents and teachers....


Get it HERE

Angry Birds....wanna figure out every level....here it is!

Head on over to the How To Geek and a whole page of cheats will get you through it.

Now you don't hafta have withdrawals.....enjoy

LINK

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wanted - Drivers....check out SlimDrivers Free Program!

Ever have drivers for your system that you simply cannot find or update no matter what?

well, here's the scoop:

SlimDrivers automatically updates a PCs drivers with real-time scanning and cloud technology. SlimDrivers provides instant optimization of the interaction between a computer and its system components and periperhals, such as printers, graphic and sound cards, motherboards, USB ports, game controllers and other devices and hardware. SlimDrivers scans a PC, identifies the correct drivers needed, and retrieves them from the cloud, automatically installing the most current, precise drivers for each individual PC.

What's new in this version: Version 2.0.4103 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

Head on over to CNet and get it!

LINK

Thursday, March 24, 2011

More Facebook Scams.......Be Careful!

My Facebook profile has been visited more than 15.000 times!



A friend who is new to Facebook asked, “How is it possible? I just created a Facebook account a few days ago, but my profile has been visited more than 15,000 times. I feel like a celebrity!”

“wow, i just found out that i had total 15158 visits to my profile and among these my ex was one that visited my profile the most with 121 visits just for last 7 days. You can check also your visits here http://apps.facebook.com/XXXXXXXXstalkers/”

My friend then realized that he visited one Facebook application that claimed to be able to know who and how many people visited your profile. This scam application is known as “List your stalkers”. Previously, similar applications have also been closed by Facebook. But the bad guys out there never cease creating the same application under different names.

When users want to visit an application page on Facebook, normally the application will ask for permission from the user. When the user allows it, it can then access all the information about you, from biographical data, to allowing the application to be able to post on your wall.



Before being able to use these applications, users are asked to fill out surveys, which they say is a verification method called “Facebook Verification Spam Bot”, which is of course nonsense. Because, they just want to get money from every survey that are successfully completed by visitors.



After a user visits the application, there will be a post on the wall, with a link that leads to the application. If your friend sees this and is curious, he will also visit the application and follow the same prompts that you just followed. This is one reason why this kind of application spreads so quickly.

It can’t be denied, until now there are still many people who still wonder, “Is it true?”

Is it true that it can be done? Facebook has the answer here:

“Facebook does not provide applications or groups with the technical means to allow people to track profile views or see statistics on how often a particular piece of content has been viewed and by whom. If an application claims to provide this functionality, please report the application by going to the application’s About page and clicking “Report Application” at the bottom of the page, or by clicking “Report” at the bottom of any canvas page within the application.

Applications you use may ask for permission to access content from your News Feed and Wall. Granting this permission does not allow applications to see who has viewed your profile. It simply allows applications to see which friends have interacted with posts, such as which friends liked or engaged with a particular wall post.”

Most of them believe what they read or see on the wall of their friends. Be careful, it’s not entirely true! And remember – if it looks suspect, it probably is.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Chrome's New Tab Redirect

If you want to get a new tab to direct you to say "google" for the homepage you need this tabber extension...here's the scoop

Go to the Google store and find this extension: "new tab redirect"

or just get it below!


Download it HERE

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Windows 7 theme pack- Ireland with Celtic Music

Ireland theme

Green landscapes, gorgeous seaside cliffs, and mysterious rock formations—it must be Ireland. Download images of the Emerald Isle, as well as Celtic sounds, in this free Windows 7 theme.

Download HERE

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FixIt patch for MHTML issue- get it Here


After there was no patch for the MHTML issue in this month’s security release from Microsoft, attackers are targeting a vulnerability disclosed earlier this year. The attacks have grown in number to such a level that Google has felt the need to comment, urging users to apply the FixIt option from Microsoft while a patch is developed.

WUBI install problem? pyrun.exe -no disk popup

For those of you who want to install Ubuntu on your computer through the WUBI "windows ubuntu installer" and all of a sudden you get the "pyrun.exe-no disk" windows.....

there are many forums out there about this but the simplest way to get rid of it is to keep hitting "cancel" one right after the other till the box disappears and then the WUBI will pop up to the window you need for installation....
there seems to be some issues with external drives plugged in causing the WUBI to not find the proper disk to install... IE..smartphones plugged into the usbs and card readers etc....

so don't go into device manager and disable all this stuff...just do what I recommend and you are on your way to enjoying the wonderful Ubuntu Lucid Lynx operating system....Enjoy!

Monday, March 14, 2011

How Can I Download Every Attachment From Gmail?


 There may be several ways you can accomplish this, here's how we'd do it: You can easily download every attachment in one fell swoop using a combination of Gmail's IMAP capability, Mozilla Thunderbird, and the AttachmentExtractor extension for Thunderbird. We'll take you through the steps, which might take a little while but will end up with a local folder full of attachments.
  1. Use our guide to turning Thunderbird into the Ultimate Gmail IMAP client to setup local access to all of your email. Make sure to fully sync all folders, including your All Mail folder.
  2. Install the AttachmentExtractor extension by going to Tools \ Addons and dragging in the downloaded file.
  3. Sort the All Mail folder by the attachment icon, and then select all the email that has attachments. Right-click and choose "Extract Selected Attachments to..." from the menu, and pick a folder to save your attachments.
  4. Wait, for probably a very long while, for all the attachments to download.
  5. All done!

This technique should work for any email account that works in Thunderbird, so you aren't limited to Gmail. For an alternate way to access your Gmail attachments, check out Adam's guide to advanced file and attachment management in Gmail.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Streaming Your Media via the Internet in Windows 7

First, start up Windows Media player, then, click on Stream:
Stream Menu Choice inside Media Player
You will bring up this screen:
Allow Internet Access to home media
Click on Allow Internet access to home media… that should bring up this screen:
Allow Internet Home Media Access
Click Allow Internet access to home media, that should bring up this next screen:
Link an online ID
Before you can allow Internet access to your home media, you have to link to an online ID, which means a Windows Live ID.
Note: If you don’t have Windows Live Essentials installed on your computer, you will be prompted to do so before proceeding.
Click on Link an online ID, you should get this screen:
Link onlinie ID's with Windows user account
Click WindowsLiveID, to get this screen:
Sign in to Windows Live ID
Type in your Windows Live ID (the one for the computer that will be doing the sharing) then click the Sign in button, the sign in screen should disappear and the Link Online ID screen should be left behind, wait a moment or two for it to update; then it should look like this:
Windows Live ID Updated
Click the Ok button to accept the Windows Live ID.
The popup asking if you want to allow Internet access should still be on the screen, this time, click Allow Internet access to home media:
Allow Internet Access Menu Option
You should get this popup:
Allowing of Sharing Media Access Succesful Popup
Click the Ok button. At this point, you have successfully allowed “others” to have access to your media library as shown in your Windows Media Player.
Next, bring up the Windows Media Player on the remote computer, you should see the name of the computer that is sharing with you under Other Libraries.
Other Libraries showing up
To access the remote media library, click the diamond next to it, then click on whichever library you wish to browse; from here on in, it’s just as if you were playing media located on your local hard drive.
Once you have everything shared properly, the information will “stick” which means both computers will remember all the work you’ve done, which means in the future, you won’t have to do anything to play media off of your home computer accept launch your Windows Media Player, and click on the remote library.
Note: The home computer must be turned on, and not in sleep mode for remote access to work.

Free EPub Creator Program - Calibre - Check this out!

With all the flurry about ebooks anymore this little gem is a real must....take any pdf file and turn into an epub file for viewing on your smartphone or ipod/ipad/iphone via that particular items ebook reader programs....Android offers FB Reader for free and "I Things" offers Stanza...

Get it....get free books online or anywhere else or create your own!

Enjoy the world of the word !
Calibre Download HERE

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Team Viewer - Remote Desktop Client

Click HERE

You can either install it or run it on a one time basis-very fast Virtual Network Client--good for Windows, Mac and Linux

Make that PDF file an EPUB....free

What is all this about....well if you have a PDF file -  (Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange) and you want to
view it on your IPhone or any other mobile phone....Android has the FB Reader that will read the EPUB format also)  you have to convert the PDF file to EPUB..
Here is the website to do that for FREE
CLICK HERE
Upload the PDF file and the converter will do it for you...then transfer to your phone...
Iphone uses Stanza to read this type of file
Android uses FB Reader or Aldiko--both free downloads
Enjoy!

What is a Terabyte?

Anaylitical term:  A Terabyte is 1,099,511,627,776 bytes (2 to the 40th power)

Basic:  1000 Gigabytes

Most older hard drives contain about 40 to 80 Gigabytes.....then on up into the 100's as time has gone on...160-200-320-500 Gigabytes etc etc...

Now the Tera's are here!
Most have two platters inside spinning at a rate of 7200 spins per minute...whew...imagine that!  

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sky Drive- 25 GBs of Free Online Storage!

If you have not backed up your files yet....do it NOW....all computers die eventually, or have intermittent crashes, or get virus ridden....Windows Live let's you create a Hotmail - Windows Live account and have 25 GBs of online storage for FREE....so get crackin' and get uploading those files (50MB) limit per file and make 'em safe in the Cloud.....you can also use MS Office 2010 to create Office files for free and store them right in Sky Drive to access wherever you are via internet connection and sign in...

Here's the Link

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Price Blink

For those of us who do online shopping this little gem is a must...it is a Firefox extension and a Google Chrome Web App....just go to the Web App page and get it for Chrome or go to
Tools>Get Add Ons> and search for Price Blink...it works grand and will give you the lowest price online of the item you are looking at (a drop down box in the browser)