Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Apple iPhone is a complete multimedia smartphone that has so many features such as built-in camera, video, messaging, visual voicemail, portable media player, web browsing, e-mails, and many more. With these capabilities, iPhone can be considered as a very important all-in-one gadget which means that it contains significant amount of sensitive information that when stolen, can put you at great risk for identity theft or other malicious intentions. Your iPhone may also have confidential information like e-mail addresses or financial information that you don’t want to fall into the hands of identity thief. Fortunately, Apple has introduced a subscription service that will protect your privacy in case of stolen iPhone by remotely wiping out all the data completely. MobileMe is a service that organizes all your devices and keeps them in sync plus protects your data from identity theft.
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Monday, February 22, 2010
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Google Android smartphones are very powerful devices which is why it was considered as the iPhone killer due to its many features. Having to own one of this smartphone is a great thing and the last thing you want to happen is to lose it somewhere or misplaced it. This is the reason why “Prey” created a free application that can help you find your missing Android smartphone using its built-in GPS or GSM triangulation. You never have to pay a single cent to get this application on your Google Android mobile phone. The Prey mobile application basically runs in the background waiting for your command to take the actions that you initially setup in order to send you reports on the whereabouts of your Google Android phone.
Posted by HDY at 10:37 AM
A QR code, derived from “Quick Response”, is a two dimensional matrix bar code created by a Japanese corporation back in 1994 to allow its contents to be decoded at very high speed. QR codes are very popular in Japan and most Japanese mobile phones can read this code using the built-in camera. It is no surprise that Motorola Droid inherited this capability to scan and read QR bar codes to easily get apps. Most users think that QR code is created because Android Market has a terrible search mechanism to find apps but actually it is the other way around. There is not much effort exerted on the search mechanism because Droid has faster way of getting to the apps.
Posted by HDY at 10:29 AM
Saturday, February 20, 2010
If you love taking photos then stock photography is probably the easiest way for you to earn passive income while having fun with your hobby. The more realistic your images are the more buyers are willing to pay for your stock photos. Web developers and other customers of online royalty stock photo site are from around the world and work in diversified field or industries so diversified stock images will produce stronger sales. If you are thinking about bringing your passive income into the next level then you should consider diversity as a stock photographer.
Posted by HDY at 7:34 PM
Flat-panel TV offers high resolution pictures, sleek design, very thin and light weight which makes them more ideal for wall mounting. Wall mounted flat-panel TV gives you the optimal picture quality from any seat in the room. It is also safer for flat-panel TV to be mounted on your walls especially if you have kids and prevents accidents or even deter theft. A flat-panel TV placed on top of furniture or TV stand can easily get bumped or tipped which might damage your precious LCD or plasma TV. The sleek and thin design of flat-panel TV can also complement your room by mounting it on the wall and out of the way so you create more space and cleaner look on your room.
Posted by HDY at 7:09 PM
Friday, February 19, 2010
Organic foods are greatly restricted in terms of the use of non-organic pesticides, insecticides, or antibiotics for livestock which makes it healthier. Organic farming also minimizes the negative effect on the environment by producing less waste and releasing no synthetic pesticides. However, organic products or health foods are more expensive than its conventional product counterpart so people are a bit hesitant to transition to organic foods. There are several ways in saving money when shopping for organic products and health foods if you will just take the time to look for it.
Posted by HDY at 9:00 AM
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Your iPhone is not your ordinary mobile phone because it contains a lot of sensitive information like your email, contacts, photos, or videos that may put you at great risk if some crazy guy got a hold of it. One can even steal your identity using all the information from your iPhone so it is only best that you protect your privacy by protecting your iPhone in case it went missing or got stolen. If you are an Apple fanatic then you will find MobileMe as a good tool for all your Apple devices – a service subscription that enables you to sync emails, contacts, calendar events, music, etc with your iPhone, Mac, or PC. One of the many features of MobileMe is “Find My iPhone” that helps you locate your missing iPhone whether you left it in a restaurant or lost it in your own place.
Posted by HDY at 10:12 AM
Laptop computer is a very powerful yet portable device that contains confidential information that you never wish to fall in the hands of a thief. Even if you left it and someone is lucky enough to find and keep it, your sensitive information might put you at risk. For some corporate issued laptop computers, IT department sometimes utilize a system that can wipe the sensitive data remotely to protect the company. However, it does not help recover the missing laptop computer. There is a free software application called “Prey” that you can use to help you recover a stolen or missing laptop. Prey connects to the internet and periodically checks if there is a notification that the laptop computer is stolen. If so, it sends a report to help you locate the device such as network or Wi-Fi information, screenshot of the current desktop, and a photo of the background if your laptop computer has a built-in Webcam.
Posted by HDY at 6:55 AM
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
So you own an old computer and you finally feel like you are ready to let go but you just want to make sure you are disposing it safely. Computers that are well-maintained can run a good three years and may be extended for two to three more years if you continue with good maintenance. After five to six years, you may need to upgrade or replace your computer because with the fast-paced technology today, chances are; there are going to be a lot of incompatibility issues that you will encounter. New software won’t work properly on your old system and you may even have difficulty getting technical support. Whether you decide to sell or recycle your old computer, it is very important to understand that the personal data stored on your hard drive can be recovered by identity thief that might put you at risk.
Posted by HDY at 4:40 PM
Phishing is one of the techniques used by cyber criminals to acquire confidential information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a legitimate websites, auction sites, or online payment processing sites. Phishing scam is usually carried out by sending links via email or instant message that directs users to enter details in a fake website that looks and feel like its legitimate version. Any unsuspecting user will easily fall victim for this technique of stealing identity and sensitive information. The term “phishing” may be a variant of the word “fishing” where the bad guys used baits to catch confidential information.
Posted by HDY at 4:02 PM
When you delete files from your computer or even empty recycle bin, the hard drive do not actually erase any data. What happens is that the locations on the hard drive where the data were stored are just marked as “deleted” which signals the system that the locations are considered unoccupied and ready to accept new data. As long as there is no data written on the same locations on the hard drive, deleted files can still be recovered by data recovery software. Often times, users are trying to recover deleted or lost files because it was deleted by accident or due to hard drive failure. But sometimes, you want to wipe out the sensitive data on your hard drive before you sell, donate, or recycle your computer so that data can no longer be recovered by identity thief. This process is called “shredding” where the deleted files on your hard drive are overwritten by random series of binary multiple times to make sure data could not be recovered. File Shredder is free software that deletes files beyond data recovery.
Posted by HDY at 7:21 AM
There are a few rules men should keep in mind when going to a formal job interview:
Suit Colors: Navy blue or a darker gray are good. Some dark brown suits are ok but should generally be avoided. Earth tones aren't formal enough and shouldn't be worn. Black suits are plenty formal but are inappropriately flashy, like something you'd wear to a wedding. Blue suits are usually the favorite.
Posted by HDY at 6:30 AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Almost all transactions are moving online from shopping to social networking and it always involves an online user account. To protect you from cyber criminals and identity theft, it starts with a strong complex password when doing transactions online. Most users give less importance to the passwords that they use but actually it is the first line of defense against the bad guys and a robust password will always save your day from headaches. Cyber criminals use a bunch of sophisticated tools that can quickly decode your passwords if it is weak so create strong and complex passwords by following these simple steps.
Posted by HDY at 7:32 PM
Monday, February 8, 2010
You can connect two computers using crossover UTP cable and it’s called peer-to-peer network connection. You can also network two computers in a wireless peer-to-peer connection and it is called Ad hoc wireless network. Peer-to-peer or P2P connection means that two computers or devices communicate directly without any access point or server. This type of network connection is sometimes desirable when you only need a quick and temporary connection to share files, when the network infrastructure is having problem, or when you require guest connection.
In order to create an ad hoc wireless network, each computer running Windows Vista needs to have wireless network interface either built-in network interface card (NIC) or by using wireless dongle USB device. Both computers should also share the same network Service Set Identifier (SSID) with corresponding passphrase key.
Posted by HDY at 10:57 AM
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Laptop computers or even netbooks today provides a good interface that allows you to connect with your TV. Hooking up your laptop computer to your HDTV gives you better display when watching movies online, playing videos, or showing photo slides. Windows XP laptop computers can also expand your workspace by enabling dual monitors or dual display feature. You can do something on your laptop computer while somebody is watching movies online through the TV using the same laptop computer. You are actually doing it at the same time but splitting the display between your laptop monitor and your second display which is the TV.
Posted by HDY at 2:34 PM
Saturday, February 6, 2010
More and more offices today utilize dual monitors for computers to expand workspace and improve productivity. Having dual monitors makes computing tasks easier by allowing you to work on different applications by keeping them visible all the time without switching windows. This is especially beneficial to users doing e-mail and application, online research, digital photo editing, or even video editing. Dual monitors are really not that difficult to setup and can only takes a few minutes to get it done. Windows Vista also provides a great Display Settings option that makes setup very simple.
Posted by HDY at 11:42 AM
Friday, February 5, 2010
Malicious software, also known as malware, is software that’s designed to intrude your privacy with your computer without you knowing. You are lucky if all it does is annoy you instead of steal your confidential information. Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is a free tool that checks Windows computers for prevalent malicious software like Trojans, worms, and other malware. However, it is not a replacement for an antivirus program because it is more focus on particular malware like Blaster, Sasser, or Mydoom. You can find the complete list of malware that it can detect and remove by clicking the link below this article. Microsoft releases an update every second Tuesday of the month and you can automatically download and install newest versions by setting “Automatic Updates” to Automatic. It usually runs in the background and notifies you if an infection is found.
Posted by HDY at 2:32 PM
Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is a free antivirus software created by Microsoft replacing the Windows Live OneCare subscription-based antivirus and the free Windows Defender version. Microsoft Security Essentials provides protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans, and adware for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. You don’t get to see a lot of free stuffs from Microsoft so this one is worth to try. Microsoft Security Essentials was released in the end of September 2009 and has received positive reviews due to its low resource usage, ease of use, and of course it’s a freeware. If you want an added layer of virus protection for your home PC then get the Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus software.
Posted by HDY at 10:52 AM
A digital notepad is a device that holds a pad of paper that looks a lot like a clipboard. It is not just a clipboard however because it has a special sensor that knows and records what ever you write. Some Digital notepads require a proprietary pad of paper while others do not. A digital pen is used to write on the pad of paper and anything that you write, draw or doodle will be recorded by the digital notepad base unit.
Posted by HDY at 7:44 AM
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Over the past decade, the damage caused by malware, virus, and spyware amounts to billions of dollars worldwide. Even the websites that seems very safe can unknowingly be threatening to visitors. Once your computer gets infected by malware or virus it is a pain to get rid of them and you’ll surely spend a lot of time cleaning infected files… not to mention it will cost you some money. There are several security practices that will help you minimize the risk of exposure to virus, malware, and spyware. After all, prevention is always better than cure.
Posted by HDY at 3:08 PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Sony keeps on pushing to the limit when it comes to what PlayStation can do that’s why it is more than just a game console, it a complete media device. You can watch movies in Blu-ray, view photos and videos, surf the internet, and many more features. And with all these capabilities, it is a good idea to upgrade to a higher capacity hard disk drive to give you almost limitless storage space for your PS3. It only takes a couple of minutes to swap a new hard drive into your PS3 and it’s cheaper.
Posted by HDY at 12:18 PM
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
If you own a laptop or personal computer then at some point you need to backup your data in case of hard drive crash, system restore, or simply to protect your documents, photos, music, videos, etc. There are couple of ways to perform data backup like getting an external hard drive or burning the files into DVD but you have spend money for that. Windows Live SkyDrive is a good free alternative to backup your files which offers 25GB free space online storage for your files and documents. It also allows you to access your data anywhere and even share them if you need to.
Posted by HDY at 12:16 PM
Monday, February 1, 2010
So you have finally decided what franchise business to start and you are now hunting for the location to rent, lease or buy. The success and failure of a business is very much influenced by the right location. Each retail and commercial business has its own criteria when it comes to choosing the right location. Coffee shop, for example, should be located on the side of the street that is on the way to work.
Posted by HDY at 11:45 AM
Franchise business is one of the popular ways to distribute products or services by expanding retail outlets owned by independent third party operators. The good thing about franchise business opportunities is that the name is already established, the marketing methods are tested so the risk is lower, and the franchisee can get supports from the company. Franchising is a great opportunity for those who are looking to start a small to medium business even with little experience. But just like any other business, it is very important to evaluate the franchise opportunities beforehand in order to increase the probability of success.
Posted by HDY at 10:34 AM