Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Best Free PC Games

This is the showcase for some of the most top-notch, high quality, freeware games out there in each respective category. Not all free games have viruses. In fact, a vast majority don't. There is actually a huge, thriving, community centered around creating free games, for their own satisfaction, and the enjoyment of others.
Come, take a look at this wonderful selection of known, and less renown freeware games.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

All-TIME 100 Gadgets

Check out this list of the 100 greatest gadgets since 1923, according to TIME Magazine.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Urban Legend Web Sites

An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend, is a form of modern folklore consisting of stories usually believed by their tellers to be true. As with all folklore and mythology, the designation suggests nothing about the story's truth or falsehood, but merely that it is in circulation, exhibits variation over time, and carries some significance that motivates the community in preserving and propagating it.

Investigate that story you received before forwarding it to others. Here are three good sites to check out the stories.

Occasionally I have received stories which include the statement: "Checked be Snopes". When I go to the Snopes website they often do not corroborate the story being passed around.

eBay revamps home page, offers shared gift giving

eBay is getting ready for the holidays with a new take on its home page and a new shared gift-giving feature.
The auction site refreshed its home page yesterday with the goal of helping people find and buy items more quickly and easily. The redesign, which eBay said was months in the making, offers a different look and feel to the home page as well as several behind-the-scenes changes. Read more:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Profile Watch:What is your online privacy score?

About Profile Watch

Social media sites grow only when they have members actively sharing their lives. Recently, some of these sites have started changing privacy settings to expose members to a wider audience. While this benefits sites like Facebook, it can expose information in your profile you meant to keep private.

To protect yourself you need to understand what those who are not connected to your profile can learn about you. Poor online security has caused from bullying to burglary and stalking in real life. Check your own profile here and see what you're sharing with the world. Note, you can also enter just your ID or Facebook Username into the Search box.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Leaked U.S. Marshal body scan images revealed

After news hit that U.S. Marshals operating a body scanner machine in a courthouse had stored 35,000 images — despite the fact that the machines were supposed to be incapable of saving them — Gizmodo made a Freedom of Information Act request and received 100 of the shots. 

Slim Down Your New Computer

New computers come pre-loaded with promotional software, ad links, toolbars and trial offers. SlimComputer uses crowd-sourced feedback to make optimization recommendations for your computer. It removes unneeded programs, start-up entries and services and slims down your new machine to make it run fast and clean like it's supposed to.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Can't Find My Phone

Losing your cell phone is a big pain. But misplacing it just as bad. You can always call it from another phone. Then, follow the rings to find your phone. But what if you don't have a landline to use?

With "I Can't Find My Phone", type in your phone number, and the website will call your phone. This also works with a cordless landline phone.

Koobface is a malicious program that has plagued Facebook for more than two years

A friend on Facebook suggests that you watch an amazing or funny or sexy video. The link may seem innocuous enough. But with a few simple clicks, you could end up infecting your PC with the Koobface worm. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

More trouble for Amazon, this time with photos

Amazon sells books and videos containing images of children in possible sexual situations.
You may have heard that there's something rotten on 

We have learned that it doesn't end with the company's dropping of "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover's Code of Conduct." Books and videos depicting pre-pubescent Eastern European and Asian girls, some of whom are nude, are listed for sale on Amazon in the U.S. and Japan, as of press time. Read more...

Why You Should Never Trust Facebook

Facebook has a dismal reputation when it comes to privacy issues. This is evidently a problem that starts at the top, with Facebook co-founder, President, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day - 2010

Remembering those who served.


FireSheep, in essence, is a Firefox extension that can sniff out your login information to many sites and let a stranger login as you and do stuff. Here is a little more background on how it works. Read more...

Retinal Implant Brings Bionic Vision to Blind Patients

Scientists have successfully implanted microchips in the retinas of three blind volunteers, allowing them to see shapes and letters within days of surgery.
Retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration are diseases that affect the light receptors in the retina, one of the eyeball’s outer layers. (This is fantastic!!! Don)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Google Pack

Google Pack is:
  • Software selected by Google
  • Always free
  • Ready to use in just a few clicks!
Google Chrome
Google Apps
Spyware Doctor with Anti-Virus
Google Picasa
Mozilla Firefox with Google Toolbar   
Google Earth
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Google Desktop
Adobe Reader
Google Talk

Facebook Business Pages Hit By Malicious Links

The latest security fiasco on Facebook's application platform may involve business pages rather than personal accounts: Sendible, a company that makes software for businesses to manage accounts and presences on various social-media services, looked like it was hit by a virus or hacker on Tuesday afternoon: TechCrunch pointed out that Sendible-managed brand pages on Facebook appeared to be posting malicious links. Read more...


Hipmonk: A Better Flight Search

We make it faster and easier to find the flight you want. Most flight search sites haven't changed in years. They have an intimidating search page and endless pages of flight results. Finding the right flight often takes all afternoon—or all week.

At Hipmunk, we make your experience a lot better. We're building better interfaces for searching, browsing, and filtering your flight search results. 

A New Favorite Link

Everyone has been to PC Hell at one time or another. It's that place you visit when your personal computer is driving you insane with problems, glitches, and so on. To try to soothe the frustration, we'll provide some tips, hints, and troubleshooting remedies to help you get out of PC Hell. Be warned however, sometimes there is no exit....

Advanced SystemCare Free

Advanced SystemCare Free (formerly Advanced WindowsCare Personal) has a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC. With over 50 MILLION downloads since 2006, this fantastic, award-winning, free PC repair software is a "must-have" tool for your computer. 100% safe with no adware, spyware, or viruses; a PC maintenance program that’s incredibly easy to use.

Why waste money on expensive "registry cleaners" to fix your PC when Advanced SystemCare Free will repair, tune, and maintain it for you – for free!

I liked this program so much I upgraded to the paid version (rare for me). It is unbelievably easy for anyone to use. Don

Watch the video

Click below to download the program:    

Download All Must-have Free Apps in One Single Click.

The best Easy, Fast and Safe Way for Freeware Downloads!
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

Sunday, November 07, 2010

My Website

Finally! My website is back up and running. I will be making a lot of additions. I welcome suggestions for topics you would like to see. If you need help with your computer, email me and I will try to get answers for you. Please visit:

Humorous Egg Art

 Very clever work. Imaginative.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Facebook Uncovers User Data Sales

Facebook has taken action against developers it caught selling user names and contact lists.

The sales were uncovered as Facebook investigated a web browser bug that let user IDs be shared inadvertently. Read more...

TVKim - Kim's Picks

Kim Komando (also known as The Digital Goddess) has been delighting her fans for years with her daily video pick. Funny, poignant, informative or incredible, each day brings something new that's sure to please. Kim cuts through the clutter of online video content to bring you one family-friendly selection, fresh every day.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Games for the Brain

These will keep you busy!!!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Slim Down Your New Computer

SlimComputer helps identify software that comes pre-installed on a new computer. If you've ever gotten a new PC and it came loaded with promotional programs, toolbars, links to advertising or trial offers, then you know how frustrating these things can be.

Also see my previous blogs on the subject. 

Use Paint.NET to Remove Red Eye From Flash Photography

Going to a lot of night parties? We all know that the flash will give your pictures red eye, but here’s a simple way to use freeware Paint.NET to remove the red eye from any of your pictures. The How-To Geek is amazing. He is also very reliable.

7 Steps to Make Computers Accessible for the Elderly

These steps all use tools that are built in to Windows and can help with eyesight and other difficulties.
The main focus is on improving visibility with some tips on using sounds and keystrokes for pain and stiffness in fingers.
There are tips on these topics:

  •     Screen Resolution
  •     Contrast
  •     Sizing Fonts and Icons
  •     Start Menu buttons
  •     Magnifier
  •     Keystrokes
  •     Mouse
Some of the tools are useful for almost everyone, have a look and you might find something that will make computing easier.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Online Shopping - Just how safe is it?

A reader writes to Leo: 
I visited an online store and someone else's information appeared; should I be worried?

I'd seriously reconsider shopping at that site again. Let me review how this might have happened. Continue reading:

Monday, November 01, 2010

Walt Disney's wonderful life (photos)

San Francisco is host to the Walt Disney Family Museum, which opened its doors to the public for the first time on October 1, 2009.

The museum is a fantastic tour through Disney's life--and the works that made him and his company so famous. Stretching from his earliest days as an animator all the way to his death, it is ten galleries full of original concept art, posters, figurines, and much, much more, all guaranteed to delight any Disney fan.