Saturday, April 30, 2011

Using Protection on Facebook

This free browser add-on disables scam and virus links on any Facebook page you view. Other than the warnings it inserts when a threat is found, it's almost totally invisible. It doesn't seem to catch the newest threats, but as more users install this free product it should become more effective.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Why Outlook Express Must Die

Outlook Express's day has come and gone. It's unsupported and often loses email. I'll explain what I think you should do instead.

PCMag's Guide to Security Software

These days a Web-connected computer simply can't be without security software. Many different types of security protection are available; here are the best of each.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Free Computer & Internet Books Online

This is a listing of sites that legally offer free computer and internet related books, for reading and listening (audio).

All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute and for you to download and/or read.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

What do we do?
We find what are the best cheap products out there, and tell you what they are.

We scour the internet for news stories and resources that are informative and fun and can help you save money.

Microsoft Launches Free On-Demand Virus/Malware Scanner

Microsoft has launched a new, free virus/malware scanner, that's designed to be used if you think your computer might be infected.The program is called the Microsoft Safety Scanner. To use it, download the file from Microsoft and then run it on your PC. The app is portable, so doesn't need an installer. When you run it, it will analyze your computer and detect, and remove, many of the most prevalent viruses

Saturday, April 23, 2011

How to Buy a Scanner

A scanner is a device that captures images from photographic prints, posters, magazine pages, and similar sources for computer editing and display. Scanners come in hand-held, feed-in, and flatbed types and for scanning black-and-white only, or color. Very high resolution scanners are used for scanning for high-resolution printing, but lower resolution scanners are adequate for capturing images for computer display. Scanners usually come with software that lets you resize and otherwise modify a captured image.

Finding the right scanner can be a challenge. Most can scan just about anything, but they come in a variety of types and sizes that are fine-tuned for different purposes. Here are the key questions to ask to help make sure you pick the right scanner—or scanners—for your needs.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Maps of all countries

This is a most unusual web site. Look around beyond the maps.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Khan Academy

Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything—for free.
This site is absolutely amazing!!! 

TED: Ideas worth spreading

Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.

Talks related to:
Global issues



What Else Have You Just Downloaded?

These days, more and more programs are being bundled with extra components such as the Ask toolbar or Open Candy which Gizmo has written about here.

There are varying opinions about the nature of these add-ons, but without joining the argument about how developers choose to fund their existence, how can users ensure that what they download is what they get, and nothing more?

What Files Should You Backup On Your Windows PC?

Everybody always tells you to make sure that you are backing up your PC, but what does that really mean? And what files do you actually need to backup? Today we’ll walk you through the basics of backing up your PC, what you should back up, and why.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Your Pictures Reveal Your Location

Your online photos could lead strangers directly to your house or child's school. Learn how to protect yourself.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Teach Parents Tech

Send your parents (or anyone else) a tech support care package.

Every December, millions of tech-savvy young people descend on their homes only to arrive to a long list of tech support issues that their parents need help with. A few of us at Google thought there had to be a better way that would save us all a few hours each December...

The result of our brainstorm was, a site that allows you to select any number of simple tech support videos to send to mom, dad or uncle Vinnie. The site is not perfect and hardly covers all the tech support questions you may be asked, but hopefully it’s a start!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Could criminals shop for free online?

A group of security researchers say they have found ways to trick online cashier systems into ordering items for free or at a discount. Read more: 

How I nearly got scammed on Facebook

Posted by Charles Cooper 

So there I was browsing through my email while sucking down the first coffee of the morning today, when I came across a distress message from an old industry contact. We had just reconnected on Facebook. For reasons that will soon become apparent, I'm changing her name in this account to Jane. The message read:
I'm writing this with tears in my eyes, my family and I came down here to North Wales, United Kingdom for a short vacation. Unfortunately,we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed,all cash and credit card were stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us. Read more...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

National Do Not Call Registry


The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Controversial Advertising Program Now Being Embedded in More Software

OpenCandy (OC) is a relatively new advertising product that more and more software developers are bundling with their programs. It can now be found in the installers of dozens of popular programs.

OpenCandy employs some controversial techniques in its operation and this has created some heated discussions in internet forums and blogs. Some say it is adware or spyware while others say it is just another legitimate form of advertising. Whatever, you need to be aware of this product and its potential pitfalls.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Internet Scambusters

We are home from our Caribbean cruise. Great!!!

Now, let's get serious. The bad guys are out there in ever larger numbers.

"Internet Scams, Identity Theft, and Urban Legends: Are You at Risk?"
Unfortunately, as we hear every single day, being smart is NOT enough to protect yourself from dangerous Internet scams, frustrating spam, or devious identity theft.

Here is a partial list of topics at Scambusters web site:
Latest Scam, Scamlines, List of Scams, Identity Theft, Phishing, Urban Legends, Scam Check
Viruses, Anti Virus, Credit Card Fraud, Stop Spam, Mesothelioma