Monday, August 30, 2010

'LOL is this you?' spam spreading via Facebook chat

Facebook on Friday afternoon was investigating what appeared to be a new spam scheme that results in users getting messages from friends over Facebook chat that have malicious links. Read more: 

LOL = laugh out loud

Easy, Fast and Safe Way for Downloading Freeware!

Tested Virus/Spyware Free
1. Choose free apps you like best
2. Get FreeApps installer
3. Have a cup of coffee and all work will be automatically done in a few minutes


Dimensions takes important places, events and things, and overlays them onto a map of where you are. Dimensions simply juxtaposes the size of historical events with your home and neighbourhood, overlaying important places, events and things on a satellite view of where you live. Certain "Dimensions" can be transformed into short walks, so you can get a physical appreciation of the distances involved. put in your area code or town name.

Type in your postcode or town name to get started. The outline will be overlaid on your area. It helps you visualize just how large or small it is. Very innovative!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Users are still idiots, cough up personal data despite warnings

Study after study has shown that users are the weak link when it comes to security.

But the study does show that it's pretty easy to manipulate users into being more or less likely to divulge personal information, and that users can be fooled by cues that are the exact opposite of those recognized by an independent observer. Which is precisely the reason that maintaining high security standards can be so difficult.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Malwarebytes is a site dedicated to fighting malware. Malwarebytes has developed a variety of tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. When your computer becomes infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Iobit Tooolbox

IObit Toolbox - Free Software
All-in-one toolkit for diagnosing and fixing PC problems

  • 26 powerful tools in one kit
  • Completely portable solution
  • Diagnose and fix PC problems
  • Clean and optimize system 
This is an increbible free program. It is very user friendly. I would love to hear your opinion - Don


National Archives Experience

About the National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Best Free Security Software for PC

Welcome to the Gizmo's Freeware Security Wizard

This Wizard has been designed to help you select the best free security software for your PC based on the version of Windows that you use, your technical computer skills and your general level of security risk. More...

This wizard is provided free as a community service and we do not collect any private information about you or your computer.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How do I know that this web address is safe?

Domain names are simple in concept and yet can be constructed in ways that might fool you. I'll look at some examples, and discuss what's important. Clicking on a web site that only looks legitimate could bring you to a bad place.

 If you use the Internet at all, this is a must read.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Astronomy Picture of the Day from NASA. Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 

Be sure to look at the calendar

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Internet Archive - Free Movies, Concerts, Books and More

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide FREE access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
  • Web -150 billion pages     
  • Moving Images - 303,326 movies           
  • Live Music Archive - 81,631 concerts               
  • Audio - 596,909 recordings           
  • Texts - 2,457,136 texts    
This web site will knock you socks off!!! Don. Click below:

Friday, August 13, 2010

Google Docs

Create documents, spreadsheets and presentations online
  • Upload Documents to Google Docs With One Click
  • Create basic documents from scratch or start from a template.
  • Upload your existing files

Upload Documents to Google Docs With One Click

Google Docs is a great solution for saving and sharing documents online, but browsing to the site every time is time consuming. Here we look at a Desktop Gadget that lets you upload files with a simple drag and drop.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Facebook Loophole Reveals Names, Pictures With Sign-On Errors

It looks like there's yet another little bug that compromises the privacy of Facebook users--all 500 million of them--and it doesn't matter how a user has set the account's privacy settings.


Windows Live Family Safety

Help protect your kids online

With Family Safety, you decide how your kids experience the Internet. Limit searches, monitor and block or allow websites, and decide who your kids can communicate with in Windows Live Spaces, Messenger, or Hotmail. 

Family Safety is part of Windows Live Essentials, which includes free programs for photos, movies, instant messaging, e‑mail, blogging, family safety, and more. Get Family Safety or get them all—they're free!
A new version of Family Safety is coming! Learn about the beta

Best Free Online Applications and Services

Online applications (also known as web applications  or webware) are getting more popular, particularly when broadband Internet access has become more common and readily available to more users. With online applications and services, you do not need to download and install them into your computer for using them—you just need to open up a browser and access them online.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Create, Store, and Print worksheets, studysheets, exams and quizzes online.

The website lets you create worksheets, study sheets, exams and quizzes online. These can be organized, printed and shared online.You can build a question and answer library. Click on the box below.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Best Free Word Processor

If you don't write novels, reports and documentations all the time, but like to use a Word Processor for letters, memos and how-to's, you will love some of these word processors. They are mostly lightweight, load in a jiffy, and give you many more features than those you find in Wordpad that comes with Windows.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Internet Scams, Hoaxes, and Urban Legends

If you receive a message that says "send this to everyone you know!", read on.
Internet scams, hoaxes and urban legends take many forms so it's good to have a few places you can go to see if something is true or not.

The next time someone sends you email exclaiming "send this to everyone you know!" you know where to check it out. I constantly receive stories that are half true of completely false.


MilkandCookies is an archive of internet memes from sarcastic, pop culture geeks about humor, video clips, independent media, music, technology, toilet humor, television, politics, risque behavior, bloopers, celebrities, cults and religions.

MilkandCookies is designed to allow the users to interact to not only help build up the site's massive database of links, but also to weed out the good, entertaining links, from the bad, boring or horrible links. It also allows the users to report malicious and/or unsuitable content. The best links of the day are added to the front page in the form of headlines.


You can help scientists studying diseases by simply running a piece of software. 

Folding@home is a distributed computing project -- people from throughout the world download  and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer takes the project closer to our goals. Folding@home uses novel computational methods coupled to distributed computing, to simulate problems millions of times more challenging than previously achieved.

Protein folding is linked to disease, such as Alzheimer's, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers.

Our goal: to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Five Tips: Get Rid of Bloatware

Give your PC a performance boost by eliminating unwanted, system-dragging crapware. (also known as bloatware).

When you buy a brand new computer from an OEM (original equipment manufacturer), they’ve already installed an operating system ( like Windows) for you. And, while they were at it, they’ve tossed in a few extra “features” that they (have been paid) to think you would like. These range from the useful to the somewhat harmless to the downright obnoxious. Read more...

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Create your own social network

  • ChatterTree allows you to create a private social network. 
  • Only people you invite can join your network and see what you post. 
  • The site allows photo and video posting. 
  • It can help you keep track of important family dates and events. 
  • It also allows six-way video chatting. FREE!!!   

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Microsoft Site Map

This site has links to everything Microsoft. Below is a partial list of categories.
  • Business Software
  • Design & User Experience
  • Developer Tools
  • Entertainment
  • Hardware
  • Home & Educational Software
  • Macintosh
  • Mobile Devices Software
  • All Windows Products (this link is invaluable)