Thursday, 26 December 2013

Classic Logo Designs That Suit Your Business

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Thursday, 7 November 2013

How To Buy Blackberry Phones With Complete Accessories For As Low As $29.99 (N4,500) Each Either For Personal Use Or To Establish Your own Business.

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Saturday, 21 September 2013

How to Reset Your Android Phone



Sometimes, you and your Android phone just don't get along: You want to watch a video and it won't stop pinging you with notifications. You have hundreds of apps installed on your phone and trying to figure out which one is incessantly bothering you would take too much time. In these situations, the scorched-Earth method works best—provided you don't mind losing all your personal data.

To reset your Android phone back to its pristine, fresh-from-the-factory state, simply head on over to your phone's Settings app and look for the Backup and Restore menu. Tap on it, and you should see an option labeled Factory data reset. Selecting this option will pop up a window asking you to confirm your selection.
At this point, note that if you choose to proceed, you'll lose all data on your phone, including your apps, photos, music, and any contacts that aren't backed up to Gmail's servers. If you're okay with starting over, hit the reset phone button and your phone will begin the process of reseting itself.

Reseting your phone can take anywhere between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on how much stuff you had on it. Some phones won't let you reset them unless you have over a certain percentage of battery, so it's best to perform this operation while the phone is plugged in and charging. Once the phone is done purging itself of all your data and apps, your phone will be just like new—software-wise, anyway—and you'll be prompted to go through the setup process once more.

Good luck amigos...

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Move around with your passwords in your pocket

What you need is a portable version of your password manager. A portable program is one that can run on a PC without installation, and thus can be launched from a flash drive. 
Password Safe is a good password manager.After you install Password Safe onto a computer, you can drag and drop the program folder onto a flash drive and safely remove the drive. Then you can connect it to another Windows PC and launch Password Safe. You'll want to keep your password database file on the flash drive too, of course. But this doesn't work perfectly. It has two flaws, neither of them serious.   
 
First, when you launch Password Safe from the flash drive and browse to open a password database file, the program will default to your Documents folder. You'll have to navigate drives and folders to get to the file, which will be on the flash drive.
Second, when you close the program, it leaves an icon running in the notification area. You must right-click that icon and exit the program before Windows will allow you to safely remove the flash drive.
You can find unofficial portable versions of Password Safe around the Internet. I've tried a couple, and they both had these same two problems.
Password Safe isn't the only option. The popular Keepass program is available in a portable version, which lacks Password Safe's portable annoyances.

Another option: If you have a smartphone or a tablet, both Password Safe and Keepass are available as Android and iOS apps.


The Nvidia Shield


It's a portable Android-based gaming device and taking a look at it, the Shield looks like an Xbox 360 controller with a flip-up, 5-inch display slapped on top. 
 
One of the most interesting gaming features for the Shield is its ability to stream gameplay from your PC to the handheld gaming machine. But game streaming is not for every system: To work, you’ll need a Windows 7 or 8 PC with a GeForce GTX 650 GPU or higher, a minimum 3.1 GHz Intel Core i3-2100 or 2.8GHz AMD Athlon II X4 630, and 4GB or more of system memory. You’ll also need a recommended 802.11n dual-band router, but an 802.11a/g router will work in a pinch. 
 

Friday, 26 July 2013

A high definition close up view of a human eye.

A high definition close up view of a human eye. mind blowing isn't it?

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Computer Tips & Tricks Everyone Should Know

Computer Tips & Tricks Everyone Should Know


Many hardcore computer users might think themselves above learning new tricks, but there's always new things to learn that will help improve your skills. Our bet: you will find at least one useful thing here that you didn't know before.
Inspired and with the help of this AskReddit discussion, we’ve compiled some of the most handy computer tricks you might not be taking advantage of. Our ultimate goal is to help you become more productive by shaving valuable seconds off your workflow. Of course, you can always pass along these tips to your not-so-savvy friends and family members to help them become better PC users as well.

General Tricks

Windows hidden "god mode" folder Windows offers a centralized Control Panel for all of the OS settings, which makes it easy for users to tweak everything from desktop background to setting up a VPN. To enter this mode, create a new folder with this exact name (copy and paste it): God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}. The folder icon will change to a Control Panel-style icon, and you will be able to jump in and change all kinds of settings. Note: Don't try this on Windows Vista 64-bit as it's known to cause a reboot loop.

Use Problem Steps Recorder This handy tool automatically records any mouse clicks and takes screenshots for you. If you need tech assistance with your computer, go to Run by typing Windows + R, and then type "psr." Use the tool and by the time you are finished, you can send this information, neatly compiled automatically, to the person helping you with the issue. It will make the process of finding the problem much easier for them, which means you will be able to get your system up and running faster.
Find/Delete large files wasting space A handy tool called WinDirStat (Windows Directory Statistics) can be used to easily find which files and folders are taking up the most space on your drive. From there, you can delete them and open up a ton of storage space.

Reduce the number of programs running at startup If your PC is taking too long to boot, it’s probably because you have far too many programs running at startup. Reducing this is easy, it will make your PC launch noticeably faster and lighter upon first load. To change the items running at startup, go to Run using the hotkey Windows key + R, and type "msconfig." A small window will appear (see the screenshot below), select the Startup tab. From here you will be able to turn off many startup programs, which can shave several seconds (or minutes) off your boot time. (Note Windows 8 has moved this functionality to the Task Manager). Try to make sure you research what you are turning off as some processes might be needed by third party programs or drivers you have installed.

Cloud backup important files If you’re working on a critical paper for school, work, or any other major project, make sure you are backing up the file not just locally. You can use services like Dropbox, Google Drive, or any of the other popular cloud storage solution which will do the legwork for you on the background. Of course, you can also throw the files on a thumb drive or external HDD just to be safe but backing up to the cloud can be done seamlessly which is twice the advantage.

Typing Tricks

Delete an entire word Instead of deleting a single letter, pressing CTRL + BKSP will delete the entire word behind the cursor. This makes deleting text quicker if you screw up a whole word.
Move Cursor to beginning of the next or previous word Moving the cursor around manually while typing is a great way to make your work take longer than it needs to. To speed of the process, move the cursor around with keyboard shortcuts. To move it to the beginning of the previous word, use CTRL + Left Arrow. To move it to the beginning of the next word, use CTRL + Right Arrow. In OS X you can accomplish the same using the Option key.
Making sub and superscript text If you need to make sub or superscript text (think exponents for superscript), press CTRL + = for subscript and CTRL + SHIFT + = for superscript.
Paste plain text of what was copied When you copy text from any source, programs will usually copy any formatting that comes with it. To paste this as plain text, press CTRL + Shift + V instead of the standard CTRL + V, and the system will paste unformatted text.
Note that many programs follow this parameter (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) but not all, particularly Microsoft programs like Word or Outlook. For those there's a few alternatives that go beyond copying and pasting in Notepad: 1) CTRL + ALT + V will show a 'paste special' dialog box. 2) CTRL + Spacebar will remove formatting in already pasted text. 3) Download Puretext and choose a hotkey to always paste plain text with it.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Copy only active window to clipboard Normally, the Print Screen key copies the entire display (or two displays if you got them), ALT + Print Screen only copies the currently active window to the clipboard. Whether taking a screenshot to diagnose a problem, or just because you want to show something to a friend, this will come in handy.
Fix those little mistakes Did you know you can undo almost any action? CTRL + Z is the ultimate hot key, and for sure you knew about it already, however note that undo doesn’t just apply to typing. If you accidentally delete or move a file, you can hit CTRL + Z to bring it right back to where it was. In Chrome and Firefox you can also undo closing a tab using CTRL + SHIFT + T.
Cycle through open windows Pressing ALT+TAB allows you to cycle through currently open windows. This makes switching back and forth between running processes quick and painless. If you want a more stylish method of cycling through open programs, Windows + TAB will do the job for you.
Interrupt all processes CTRL + ALT + Delete is one of the most common PC shortcuts, and one almost everyone is familiar with. The important thing to note is that it interrupts all processes, including the one that is bogging down your system, which can mean the difference between needing to restart or not.

Close the current program Typing ALT + F4 will close the program that is running. This is useful as it saves you time mousing over the "X" and clicking. People will often use this as a joke, telling you to press ALT + F4 to fix a problem. Don’t fall for it unless you want to close what you are doing.
Minimize all windows Sometimes you have a bunch of stuff running, and you want it all to go away so you can get to the desktop. Simply pressing Windows + D will minimize everything you have up, which will save you some time pressing the minimize button for each window. It should be noted that Windows + M offers similar functionality, but there is no undoing, so Windows + D is the more favorable approach.
Open the task manager directly If you want to bypass the interrupt that happens when pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL and jump right to the task manager, typing CTRL + Shift + ESC launches it directly.
Close the current window/tab Stick of moving all the way to that X button? Press CTRL + W and the current window will close. (Don’t do it now, or you will miss the rest of the tricks!)
Bring up the system information window This is so much quicker than digging this out the traditional way... Just press Windows + Pause/Break and the System Information panel will be ready to go. This might be the only use for the Pause/Break key you will ever find, so enjoy it!

Better multiple monitor control There are several useful keyboard shortcuts for controlling open windows on multiple monitors. Pressing the Windows Key + Arrow Keys will cause a window to quickly snap to each side of either monitor. Alternatively, hitting Shift + Windows Key + Arrows will cause the window to jump to the other monitor. Lastly, pressing Windows + P will allow you to quickly set up a second display or projector.

Web Browsing Tricks

Automatically add www. and .com to a URL You can shave off a couple of seconds typing in a URL by simply click CTRL + Enter after you type the name of the site. Need .net instead of .com, press CTRL + Shift + Enter instead.

Jump to address bar There are a number of ways to jump right to the address bar from anywhere in browser. Pressing CTRL + L, F6, and ALT + D all accomplish this goal.
Bring back a closed tab We covered this already, but it's super useful. Accidentally closed a tab? Simply press CTRL + Shift + T to reopen the most recently closed tab and get back to what you were doing.
Use private browsing The uses for not having cookies and history saved are obvious for certain activities, you know, like shopping for gifts on a shared computer (of course!). Pressing CTRL + Shift + N will launch a new private in Chrome, CTRL + Shift + P will do it in Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Cycle through open tabs Pressing CTRL + TAB while in a browser will flip between each one. This can be much faster than moving the mouse and clicking on a tab. CTRL + NUM (1, 2, 3, 4, n..) will also take you to certain tab in that numeric order.

File Management Tricks

Rename a file quickly Right-clicking and selecting rename is not very efficient. Instead, simply press F2 while a file is selected to change its name. To alter the name of another file, type TAB without deselecting the current file.
Rename files sequentially in Windows You actually don’t need to download any programs to perform a batch file rename in Windows. Instead, you can select all the files you want to change, right-click the first one in the list, select rename (or use F2), and type in the name. This will automatically change all the other files with the same root name with a suffix: (1), (2), and so on.

Select multiple files using the keyboard To select a bunch of files using your keyboard, you can press Shift + down arrow to select a single file or Shift + Page Down to select a large group of files at one time.

Security Tips

Run programs on an infected PC Often times, malware will prevent a computer from running certain programs. Changing the name of the .exe file can often override this. If that doesn’t work, changing the extension to .com is another useful alternative, and the program will still be able to run in spite of the extension change.
Read installers Even major programs can install toolbars and other unwanted pieces of software during installation. Take a few seconds to read each step to make sure you are not agreeing to install something other than the program you were actually seeking. Far too often people just push next over and over, and end up with a browser covered in various search bars that just aren't needed. In the worst of scenarios, these can have nefarious intentions.
Lock your computer if you get up Sick of your "friends" going onto your computer at work or home and posting things on your Facebook/Twitter page on your behalf? It’s certainly an annoyance, but an easy one to prevent. Windows + L will lock your system right away, requiring a password (if you've set one) to log in again.

Program-Specific Tricks

Photoshop: Drag the marquee without losing the ability to size it The marquee tool is, at its most basic level, designed for selecting a part of an image. It’s used constantly in Photoshop, and there is a handy trick many users miss. While dragging it around, you can press space, which will allow you to size it while moving it. This saves time by letting your perform two key functions at the same time.
Steam: Move games to another drive or partition By default, Steam installs all games to the same HDD or partition, but what happens if that fills up? The solution: download Steamtool Library Manager. It makes it easy to move games to another hard drive without messing with the functionality of Steam.

VLC: Fix unsynced audio and subtitles In the popular media player VLC, if your audio loses sync with the video or subtitles, there is an easy way to fix this. Simply pressing J or K will move the audio forward or backwards. Similarly, to sync the subtitles you can press H or G.

The combination of using these tips and tricks on a daily basis will most certainly make your computer life much more enjoyable, or at least more practical. And so, did you learn a thing or two that you didn't know before?

Monday, 24 June 2013

IM+ All Your Messaging In One App. (Save Memory On Your Mobile)

Hello people!
 This post is specifically for Blackberry users who operate on lots of apps on their mobile.
Obviously, everything's all about social networking. I'm talking about Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Skype etc. which all have there own mobile apps that makes it easy for us to stay online and updated.
Downloading these apps surely consumes more space than we imagine on our device, resulting in slow performance of the device which you'll agree with me, is a very frustrating experience for all Blackberry users, especially when that small square shaped image appears and the phone hangs. It makes me feel like smashing the phone on the floor.

But luckily for me, while searching for +Skype in app world (which does not exist), I came across a very amazing app, IM+.

 IM+ allows you to activate all your messaging apps in one, which saves a lot more space than installing all your messangers individually.

Now lets do a simple maths.
Yahoo messanger = 1mb           AIM = 2mb
Facebook = 3mb                      Twitter = 2mb
MSN = 2mb                             Skype = 4mb
Google Talk = 2mb                  
Totally, they takes up about 15mb.

Meanwhile, IM+ consumes only 4mb of your memory space. Now you get the logic.

IM+ also supports ICQ, Vkontakte, Yandex IM, Jabber, Mail.Ru Agent, Gadu-Gadu, Mamba, Mig33, Sina Weibo, Odnoklassniki and Renren.

Download IM+ here or from your app world and don't forget to put down what you think of it below.







Thursday, 20 June 2013

The MTN Magic Sim Card tweak

Use a non-internet compatible phone to follow the process

Working MTN Magic Sim Card Activation Process .

RECHARGE 300NAIRA ON ANY REGISTERED MTN SIM CARD

MIGRATE TO MTN PULSE IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE PLAN ALREADY

DIAL *406# TO MIGRATE TO MTN PULSE

ACTIVATE MTN 2HOURS PLAN

SEND 2H TO 131 ( USING NON INTERNET PHONE )

WAIT TILL YOU GET A WELCOME TO 2HOURS PLAN MESSAGE

AFTER CONFIRMATION OF YOUR 2HOURS PLAN

TURN OFF PHONE FOR EXACTLY 24HOURS

AFTER 2HOURS DIAL *123*4*5*2*4# AND THEN RESPOND WITH 1

YOU WILL GET A MESSAGE "" NSUFFICIENT CREDIT TO PERFORM OPERATION ,

NOW SEND 103 TO 131 TO GET THESAME MESSAGE AGAIN

NOW BROWSE WITH THE SIM USING YOUR MODEM FOR 30MINS OR AN HOUR

DISCONNECT AND REMOVE SIM CARD FOR 24 HOURS

FINALLY AFTER 24HOURS HOURS YOU SIM CARD AS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY MIGRATED TO
MAGIC SIM

Goodluck ..
Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

The MTN Magic Sim Card tweak

Use a non-internet compatible phone to follow the process

Working MTN Magic Sim Card Activation Process .

RECHARGE 300NAIRA ON ANY REGISTERED MTN SIM CARD

MIGRATE TO MTN PULSE IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE PLAN ALREADY

DIAL *406# TO MIGRATE TO MTN PULSE

ACTIVATE MTN 2HOURS PLAN

SEND 2H TO 131 ( USING NON INTERNET PHONE )

WAIT TILL YOU GET A WELCOME TO 2HOURS PLAN MESSAGE

AFTER CONFIRMATION OF YOUR 2HOURS PLAN

TURN OFF PHONE FOR EXACTLY 24HOURS

AFTER 2HOURS DIAL *123*4*5*2*4# AND THEN RESPOND WITH 1

YOU WILL GET A MESSAGE "" NSUFFICIENT CREDIT TO PERFORM OPERATION ,

NOW SEND 103 TO 131 TO GET THESAME MESSAGE AGAIN

NOW BROWSE WITH THE SIM USING YOUR MODEM FOR 30MINS OR AN HOUR

DISCONNECT AND REMOVE SIM CARD FOR 24 HOURS

FINALLY AFTER 24HOURS HOURS YOU SIM CARD AS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY MIGRATED TO
MAGIC SIM

Goodluck ..
Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Tips: How to use your headphones as microphones

Do you know you can use your headphones as microphones just by plugging them into the microphone jack of your computer."

Headphones are extremely common devices. With smartphones, there's practically no one who doesn't own at least one pair. Microphones — at least ones that aren't built into something — are significantly rarer. Both devices trade in vibrations, it's just that "headphones and speakers vibrate to create sound" while "microphones monitor vibrations from sound in order to record it."

So how do you use your headphones as microphones? Easy. Plug them into a microphone jack and start talking.

This isn't exactly secret knowledge, but if you weren't aware, I'll bet it just blew your mind. If you don't believe me, try it. I'll wait.

Crazy, right? Headphones and microphones do operate on the same basic principle, they also tend to be optimized to do their job well. So your headphones can be used as microphones, but not good ones, and your microphone won't make a good speaker.

That aside, it's still awesome and a fun surprise the first time you figure it out. So go ahead, takes some time to feel like a kid again and babble into your headphones a little. And if anyone asks you what you're doing, just tell them "MAGIC!"

Now this is a real party trick for DJs.


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How to Track Someone by Cell Phone Number

Tracing cell phone numbers can be tricky because cell phone companies have worked diligently to keep customer information private. However, there are companies that allow you to track someone by cell phone number. These reverse look-up services charge a small fee to provide the cell phone owner's name and address. Although there are free cell phone tracing companies, they only provide the cell phone carrier information and city where the owner lives.

Instructions

1. Use Cell Phone Tracer.
After entering the cell phone number, this company will give you the option of purchasing a full report to view the owner's name and address. The charge for this service is $14.95.

2. Check out Reverse Phone Detectives.
This company allows you to trace the owner's name and address for $14.95. Phone Detectives also provides customers with a money back guarantee, ensuring the results are what you expect.

3. Try Mobile Phone Number.
This company allows individuals to purchase a full report including the cell phone owner's name, city and state. The charge for this report is $14.95.

4. Use Intelius to trace a phone number.
This service allows you to get access to the state the phone number is registered in for free. However, if you want the name and address of the owner, you'll need to pay $4.95.

5. Contact Phone Searches, which is a good option for more complicated cell phone searches. If you need to trace a cell phone number that's disconnected, they offer this service. However this company is more expensive then the others, charging about $100 for cell phone number reports.

Tips

You may be able to track down the phone number using a search engine. Just type the phone number into the search bar (enclosing the phone number in parentheses), and if the number belongs to a business, their information will be displayed in the search results.


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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Tech researchers hack iPhone with malicious wall-charger

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology are claiming that they have developed a method to inject arbitrary software into iOS via a USB wall-charger.

This charger, which the researchers have named "Mactans," can be used to install malicious software without requiring the phone to be jailbroken or even any user input, and completes installation in less than a minute.

The team warns that a group with more resources could potentially build a device that is more advanced, suggesting it's possible to make it even smaller: "While Mactans was built with [a] limited amount of time and a small budget, we also briefly consider what more motivated, well-funded adversaries could accomplish."

What's more, the researchers say that the malicious software injects itself in a manner that disguises it similarly to the way Apple hides its own inbuilt software, so that the user cannot see or modify it. The hack can compromise iOS devices running the latest version of the operating system.

One of the Georgia Tech researchers, Yeongjin Jang, said that his team reached out to Apple regarding the exploit on Friday, but they haven't yet received a response.


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Koobface -- Hijacking of Facebook accounts

Koobface, the fast-spreading Internet worm cybergangs use to hijack Facebook accounts on a massive scale, is on the move once again.

McAfee this morning released a threat report showing samples of Koobface spiking in the Internet wild all through the first three months of 2013.

The logons, contacts and preferences stolen from Facebook accounts feed intelligence into the cyberunderground which spammers can use to hone their spam campaigns.

For instance, they can fake Facebook postings and messages to specific individuals at targeted companies to help them gain access inside corporate networks, where they seek out and usurp privilege accounts. It's not hard to imagine a well-positioned intruder discovering ways to overcome spam filters at targeted companies.

Koobface is a case study of how swiftly cybercriminals react to emerging trends. Its creators initially sent Facebook users friendly messages asking them to click on a link to see a video. Doing so called up another message asking the recipient to click on an executable file — a small computer program — needed to upgrade a video player required to view the video. In a classic bait-and-switch, clicking on the file instead turned over control of the PC to the attackers.

The worm then automatically sent similar viral messages from the victim's account to his or her Facebook friends.

By clicking on the malicious file, the victim intentially chooses to run the bad code. So no actual hack of the computer's hard drive is needed.

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Friday, 31 May 2013

Tech: Google Offers a New Bag of Gmail Sorting Tricks

Google has come up with a new way to let Gmail users sort their in-boxes -- a customized tab approach that appears to be particularly suited to mobile devices. It's not being force-fed -- users can stick with the old system if they like. In addition to streamlining the user experience, Google no doubt wants to streamline its ad targeting -- particularly on smartphones and tablets.

Google unveiled a new Gmail design to give users more organizational control over a cluttered in-box.

The revamped in-box is an option; users who like the approach can separate their email into four tabs: primary, promotions, social and updates.

Primary is for the mail from friends, families or colleagues that a user would want to read and perhaps save. Promotions include messages from daily deal sites like Groupon or notifications from stores about sales.

The social category includes the notifications Facebook and other social networks send when a friend posts a picture of the user, for instance.

The updates tab is for mail concerning receipts or bills.

The tabs are customizable, so users can pick and choose between those likely to get the most use in their in-box. However, it's not possible yet to create new tabs. Users can drag messages between categories or flag email from certain senders to always appear in designated tabs.


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Monday, 27 May 2013

How to back up text messages

It helps a lot if you use an Android phone, where your only hard part is deciding which app you want to use for the job.

And on that operating system, one of the most popular choices is the free SMS Backup+. Once you connect the app to your Gmail account, it automatically backs up your texts and multimedia messages to Gmail (or any other e-mail service that supports IMAP synchronization), where you'll find them under an "SMS" label.

There's also a newer competitor named Uppidy that copies texts to a password-protected page — which makes for a slightly cleaner presentation than shoveling them into an e-mailbox. But storing picture and video messages requires buying a $1.99 "Uppidy+" app.

Your wireless carrier may also have solutions of its own. AT&T offers a Messages app that syncs text messages, plus voicemails and your call log, between your phone, tablet or computer. Verizon recently introduced a similar service, also named Messages — although it syncs only the last 90 days' worth of texts.

Uppidy also makes a desktop iOS-message backup app for Macs and Windows PCs, as well as a Blackberry text-backup tool.

If you only want to back up one or a few special messages — maybe because they're from somebody particularly beloved or famous, maybe because they demonstrate the unintentional comedy of phone-keyboard autocorrect — you don't need to go to any of these extremes. Just take a picture of the screen (press the power and home buttons in iOS, press and hold the power and volume-down buttons on most Android phones) and copy or share that image at will.


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Teens Starting to See Facebook as Old and Creepy

It's hard to give up Facebook once you're addicted to it, but it seems teens may be pulling away from the social network, and that could deter the next generation of adolescents from even signing on. The trouble with Facebook, as some teens mentioned in some recent focus groups, is that it's old, and stupid and annoying. Too much drama and not enough privacy. Twitter, on the other hand, is fine. Teens expressed waning enthusiasm for Facebook, saying they disliked the growing number of adults on the site.

Despite those observations, findings do not suggest a massive exodus of teenagers from Facebook. They are still very present on the site, with 94 percent of online teens maintaining an active page. They also maintain a larger footprint on it, compared to Twitter. A typical teen Facebook user has 300 friends, while the typical teen Twitter user has 79 followers.

That 94 percent figure doesn't mean much. It's only the trend that counts, and it's clearly moving away from Facebook. Facebook will continue to lose appeal with teens, predicted Epstein, for two reasons:
1) Teen culture views parents and adults as the enemy, and as it happens, parents and adults have joined Facebook in droves; and

2) Teen culture wants everything to be new, and Facebook is rapidly becoming old.

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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Gizoogle

Have you heard about Gizoogle?

Gizoogle is a site that lets you translate anything on the internet into GANGSTA slang.

You can enter a search term, a website address or a Twitter @ handle, and there it is! Full of gangsta shitniz talks.

The site is intended as a satirical caricature of the google search engine.

In it's history, Gizoogle was originally created by John Beatty, who started the site in 2005 as a joke and now it currently possesses over 4,000 translations.

The website is only intended for mature audiences farmiliar with the gangsta slang used by Snoop Dogg, and anybody under the age of 13 should not visit the website without adult supervision.

The slanguage used has been quoted from Snoop Dogg himself and is commonly used in movies, conversations and music he has written. Gizoogle was created in honor of Snoop Dogg.

You shoud check it out,
1. Goto gizoogle.net
2. Type in your twitter name @name
3. Click the first result
4. Read your tweets
5. Drop your comments here later.
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Friday, 24 May 2013

Tech: What You Don't Know About Using Two Different Antivirus Softwares At A Time

I have seen people who run more than one antivirus program on a computer. They probably don't know it's best to use only one.

The fact is that you should "Never install more than one Antivirus and Firewall! Rather than giving you extra protection, it will decrease the reliability of it seriously! The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, your system may lock up due to both software products attempting to access the same file at the same time. Also because more than one Antivirus and Firewall installed are not compatible with eachother, it can cause system performance problems and a serious system slowdown."

If you use more than one antivirus i advice you uninstall one for better performance of your system.


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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

3 must-do steps to recover from a phishing scam

Phishing scams continue to fool even digitally savvy people.

It's a sinking feeling, when you realized you've been had by a phishing scam. In the frenetic digital world we live in, it can happen to anyone.

So you've clicked on a link that now seems very suspicious. You're concerned that the bad guys may be in control of your computing device. Or perhaps you've typed some account information into a web form , and you're having second thoughts about the authenticity of the form.

Recovering will require work. Here are three things you can do if you believe you've fallen prey to a phishing scam delivered by e-mail, a social media posting or even a phone call.

1. Update and scan: If you have clicked on or downloaded anything that might infect your system, then make sure you install or update anti-virus software and run a full scan of your system.

2. Contact credit agencies.
If you have disclosed any personal information or you're worried your account may have been accessed, you can place an alert with any one of the three major credit bureaus signals to potential creditors that you could be a victim of identity theft.

3. Update account logons.
If you have reason to believe that any of your email or social media accounts are compromised make sure you change the passwords immediately.


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Moon rocked by biggest meteorite explosion on record

A boulder-sized meteor that slammed into the moon in March caused the biggest lunar explosion ever observed by NASA.

The strike, which packed as much punch as five tons of TNT, was so bright that anyone looking up at the moon at that moment could have spotted it -- no telescope required.

"On March 17, 2013, an object about the size of a small boulder hit the lunar surface in Mare Imbrium," said Bill Cooke, from NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, in a statement on Friday. "It exploded in a flash nearly 10 times as bright as anything we've ever seen before."

NASA has been monitoring the moon for signs of explosions caused by meteoroids for the past eight years, detecting more than 300 strikes since the program began. One of the program's goals is to identify new streams of space debris that pose a potential threat to the Earth-Moon system.

A NASA satellite orbiting the moon is on the hunt for the newly formed crater, which scientists estimate could be as wide as 66 feet.
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