Saturday, February 21, 2009

lastpass is an online password manager and form filler that makes web browsing easier and more secure. I've been using LastPass and thought you might also enjoy it. To get started just go to:

Free Anti-Spam Tools

Spam, or unsolicited email, used to be just a pain to deal with. But as the popularity of the Internet grows spam has become more of a threat than a bother. Today, spam is used by cyber criminals to transmit spyware, trojans, worms and viruses to new hosts. Fortunately, there are many ways you can combat both the annoying and the malicious varieties of spam using both free anti-spam tools and anti-spam techniques.

The Free Belarc Advisor Utility

The free Belarc Advisor utility that retrieves lost Windows product keys, among other maintenance and troubleshooting functions.

Medpedia makes medical information easily accessible

The Medpedia Project is a joint effort of Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, and other global health organizations. The site features a repository of up-to-date medical information, contributed and maintained by health professionals from around the world.

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Facebook: Relax, we won't sell your photos

Last weekend a small change to Facebook's terms of service became a very big deal. The company changed it stance on content ownership, allowing it to retain control over things like notes, photos, and videos--even if users had deleted them or canceled their account. A few days later, amid criticism from both users and the media, Facebook reverted back to its old terms. However, this is the third major privacy misstep the popular social network has made within the past two years. Can you entrust your data to Facebook? We investigate.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Free Firewall Protection Category: Security

"Everyone says that if you have an Internet connection, you should have a firewall. But can I use a free firewall, or should I pay for one of the commercially available firewall packages?"

What is a computer worm?

A computer worm is a software program that is designed to copy itself from one computer to another, without human interaction. Unlike a computer virus, a worm can copy itself automatically.

I will be away

My wife and I are going on a week long Caribbean cruise. We will return on March 1st. See you then.


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Where’s Bin Laden? New theory, Google Earth offer clues

A couple of geography professors at UCLA have done some legwork that just might help the U.S. get closer to capturing Osama Bin Laden.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

1-800 Free 411

Say hello to free directory assistance. Away from your phone? Find all the free phone numbers you need right here.

How to add clip art to e-mail

1. With the cursor where you want the picture click on Insert > Picture.

2. To make sure recipients receive the pictures click on Tools > Options > Send tab and under Mail Sending Format click on HTML settings.

3. Make sure the box for Send pictures with messages is checked.

If what you want is to create a clip art signature to send with every message try this link.

Why Comcast Hates and Fears the Internet

Comcast lost corporate credibility last year over Internet bandwidth management: breaking FCC rules; enraging customers; and packing public meetings with Comcast employees. All that over network management? Nope. Comcast has a much bigger problem -- and it isn't with Torrent users.

3D tabbed browsing for Firefox

FoxTab brings innovative and attractive 3D tab management to Firefox.
With its 5 fascinating eye candy layouts, FoxTab takes the tabbed-browsing experience to a new level.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Photozig Albums Express

This free program offers an excellent way to organize, view, manage, and edit your photo, by creating photo albums out of them. Once you have them organized, you can play a slideshow of each album, upload an album to a Web site, and send an album via e-mail. You'll also be able to use the program to send the photos via e-mail, copy photos to a CD, copy them to a memory card or create a screensaver from them.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

How to save YouTube videos

Ever want to save a YouTube or other video that you've found online? You've come to the right place. Here, you can enter the Web address for the video and download the video to your Mac or PC.

Friday, February 13, 2009

How does using BCC help reduce spam?

Is it true that if I use BCC to email attachments, it will mean less danger of spam? How's that?
It's not so much about attachments, as it is any email you receive and then forward.
And it's not so much about saving yourself from getting more spam, but saving the people that sent you the email you're about to forward.
It's all about keeping their email addresses private and un-harvestable.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Polling Point

PollingPoint conducts surveys over the Internet about public affairs. PollingPoint conducts surveys over the Internet about public affairs and other topics of general interest. The information you provide helps write laws, frame news stories, plan campaigns, and analyze social questions. PollingPoint is managed by Polimetrix , a non-partisan polling. PollingPoint is managed by Polimetrix,a non-partisan polling organization located in Palo Alto, California.

Fake Infection Warnings Can Be Real Trouble

Michael Vana knew something was up when he saw the pop-up from "Antivirus 2009" in the middle of his screen. The former Northwest Airlines avionics technician guessed that the dire warning of a system infection was fake, but when he clicked on the X to close the window, it expanded to fill his screen. To get rid of it, he had to shut down his PC.

Sound familiar? Dirty tricks like these, designed to get you to install and buy fake antivirus products, are more common than ever.

Online Safety Tips for Facebook Fogeys

Grownups, take note! Here is what you need to know before "friending" your first Facebook connection.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


You'll find a ton of free online tools at Audit My PC. Home internet users will enjoy our security audits, speed tests and free software while webmasters will love our website utilities, such as our link checker, sitemap creator and our website monitoring services. There is something for everyone!

Microsoft: Patch now or face attacks

Microsoft today shipped four bulletins with patches for at least 8 documented security vulnerabilities affecting Windows users and warned that “consistent exploit code could be easily crafted” to launch attacks via the Internet Explorer browser. Read this!!!

Windows XP's Days are Really Numbered Now

In 10 weeks, Microsoft Corp. will begin to retire Windows XP by shifting the seven-year-old OS into a more limited support plan.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

So how do you stay safe this Valentine’s Day?

  1. Be wary of any e-mail received from an unknown sender and do not click on any links provided.

  1. Run up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spyware software with behavioural protection รข€“ such as Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus.

  1. Ensure your software is up-to-date and run Smart Updates regularly.

  1. Keep the programs running in the background at all times.

  1. Use common sense.

Google As a Dictionary

Meanings of any word in an instant
Now you do not have to carry a dictionary or install a dictionary software just for the purpose of finding out a meaning of a word. With the wealth of information in Google’s hands, its a piece of cake to find out the meaning of the word. Just use the define: keyword. The meaning would of course be displayed but also a set of other links which might have an alternative definition are also given out with the link to read more about it.


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* Only the best software, we focus on quality not quantity.
* Very fast servers with 100Mb connections, to make your downloads as fast as possible.
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* Filtering feature to allow you to only show Freeware and/or Non-beta software.
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* Change log and technical details for downloads.

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* New European and US download servers.
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* Update Checker to scan your machine for old software.