Thursday, March 21, 2013

Google Keep--alternative to Evernote....

Quickly capture what’s on your mind and recall it easily wherever you are. Create a checklist, enter a voice note or snap a photo and annotate it. Everything you add is instantly available on all your devices – desktop and mobile.
With Google Keep you can:
• Keep track of your thoughts via notes, lists and photos
• Have voice notes transcribed automatically
• Use homescreen widgets to capture thoughts quickly
• Color-code your notes to help find them later
• Swipe to archive things you no longer need
• Turn a note into a checklist by adding checkboxes
• Use your notes from anywhere - they are safely stored in the cloud and available on the web at

Get it HERE for your Android Phone

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Takeout.....take advantage of it

Now that Google is doing away with the RSS feeds in Google Reader you may want to backup your whole google account....please go to google takeout and create an archive and download it to your
then you will have everything you need stored in one zip file....and can take with you....

Google Takeout HERE

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Don't lose your phone's how...

How to Automatically Back Up Your Photos

If you have upgraded your Google account to Google+, you can open the Google+ app and enable “Instant Upload” for your photos. Any photos you take on your phone will be automatically uploaded to a private album in your Google+ Photos account online (Google+ Photos is the new name for the service previously known as Picasa Web Albums.) You can have Android upload your photos immediately or wait until you connect to a Wi-Fi network.
You can access photos from your Google+ Photos in Android’s Gallery app, so you’ll never have to worry about losing your photos if you use the Instant Upload feature.
Google+ isn’t the only app that offers this type of feature. You can also use the Dropbox or Facebook apps to automatically upload your photos to your Dropbox or Facebook accounts. It’s your choice where you want to store your photos online.

Friday, March 1, 2013

If you have not disabled JAVA do it's how

If you don’t use Java for anything, you should uninstall it right now. if it’s installed, you’ll find it in the list of installed programs in your Control Panel. If you’re not sure whether you need Java, try uninstalling it anyway. You probably won’t even notice that it’s gone.
If you can’t uninstall Java yet and still need it, we’ll give you some strategies for mitigating the security problems you face with Java installed.

If You Only Use Java Desktop Programs

If you need Java installed, there’s a good chance you only use it for desktop programs like Minecraft or the Android SDK. If you only need Java installed for desktop applications, you should ensure Java browser integration is disabled. This will prevent malicious websites from loading the Java browser plugin to silently install malware using one of the many Java vulnerabilities that regularly becomes exploited online.
First, open the Java Control Panel by pressing the Windows key, typing Java, and pressing Enter. (On Windows 8, you’ll need to select the Settings category after typing Java).
Click the Security tab and uncheck the Enable Java content in the browser checkbox. This will disable the Java plug-in in all browsers on your computer, although downloaded applications will still be able to use Java.

This option is fairly new and was introduced in Java 7 Update 10. Previously, there was no easy way to disable Java in all browsers on your computer.

If You Use Java in Your Browser

If you’re one of the minority of people who needs to use Java applets in your browser, there are some steps you can take to lock things down.
You should have multiple browsers installed –  your main browser with Java disabled and a secondary browser with Java enabled. Use the secondary browser exclusively for websites where you need Java. This will prevent websites from exploiting Java during your normal browsing.
Follow the steps here to disable Java in your primary browser. Use the secondary browser only to run Java applets on trusted websites, such as your company’s intranet. If you don’t trust a website, don’t run Java content from it.

You may also want to enable click-to-play plugins in Chrome or Firefox. This will prevent Java (and Flash) content from running until you allow it.

Keep Java Updated!

If you do keep Java installed, ensure you keep it updated. To change your Java update settings, open the Java Control Panel from earlier and use the Update tab.
Ensure Java is set to check for updates automatically. (You can also run a manual update by clicking Update Now.)

You should also click the Advanced button and set Java to check for updates once per day. By default, it checks once a month or week – way too infrequently for such as vulnerable piece of software. Whenever you see a Java update balloon appear in your system tray, update Java soon as possible.

Older Java versions left the old, vulnerable versions installed when they updated. Luckily, newer versions of Java clean up older versions properly. However, even the latest security patches won’t protect you from everything. The latest version of Java is still vulnerable, even after an emergency patch.

Courtesty HTG