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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How to Get a Secure Voicemail

Voicemail security is one of the things that is making headlines nowadays. This is because there are now more and more cases of hackers suddenly attacking both popular and regular individuals and trying to extract information from their voicemail accounts.
To help protect yourself, here are a few tips for being able to get a secure voicemail.

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One of the responses that the telecommunications providers made to the threat of voicemail security and other phone line breeches was providing people with a way to utilize pin codes for account security. Previously, simply dialing the voicemail number would already connect you to your voice mailbox. However, the latest trend is to now ask users to input a pin code before they could start accessing their accounts.

Remember that pin codes would be useless for voice mail security if you would not provide a strong one. Try to utilize a combination of numbers and characters (if allowed) and not just rely on the basic series like 123456.

Do not give your number to just anyone:

A very basic method of getting a secure phone would be to not give away your personal number to anyone. If hackers would not have any direct access to your phone line, then they would have a very difficult time of having to guess around for your mobile number. This means that they would just rather try to target other people who they know are already active mobile phone users.

On the other hand, simply listing your numbers anywhere and everywhere would make it very easy for hackers and other unscrupulous people to target you and your voicemail account. If you would really need to publicize your number, we recommend getting both a public one and a private line.

Get a separate provider that offers voice-mail security:

The most secure your way that you can ensure that you have a secure voicemail would be by actually going with a company that offers you one. There are some companies who are able to provide you with a voice-mail account which use military grade encryption technology to make it difficult for hackers and other types of fraudsters to tap into your account.

This advanced capability of having a complex method for protecting your voicemail would be a major deterrent for people who are trying to get into your voicemail account and browse the messages that you have saved in there.

Julia started out as an intern for a Secure Voice Mail Company in Northwest. She parlayed this position and moved up the ranks to become a lead administrator for network security issues. She believes that her innate interest in computer security and networking technology enabled her to rise up in this position immediately.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Utility to deal with corruption in Exchange Server

Exchange Server is a useful collaborative application product which acts as the server at the client side. There are various versions of Exchange Server which are widely used in the enterprises to keep track on e-mails, calendaring, contacts, tasks and numerous other aspects. Any single fault with the exchange server may result in data loss leading to disturbance in communication. To weed out such problems various troubleshooting mechanisms are available which recovers the exchange server and retrieves the lost data to restart the communication in an efficient manner. In this article, we will explain that how Kernel for Exchange Server Recovery tool helps in recovering the exchange server.

The Kernel for Exchange Server Recovery tool is an eminent and quick tool which instantly recovers exchange mailbox from corrupt EDB and STM files of all versions of MS Exchange Server. It also eliminates the problem of losing data from Exchange Dirty shutdown and Checksum Errors. The Exchange Server Recovery is a time and cost savvy tool that efficiently restores mailboxes from damaged, corrupt, deleted or inaccessible .EDB files and saves them to PST and EDB databases. The Exchange Sever Recovery tool is far better than the inbuilt utilities of Microsoft (Eseutil and Isinteg). Using these utilities (Eseutil and Isinteg) is a cumbersome and complex process which doesn't guarantee the exact Exchange Server Recovery:
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Note: The Eseutil and Isinteg utilities are pre-installed in the exchsrvr\bin directory with the Exchange setup. The exact path for this tool is \exchsrvr\bin.

Step 1: The process starts with running the Eseutil /R command for securing the data.

Step 2: Now the user would have to run the Eseutil /P command for restoring the exchange data back into the production line.

Step 3: After that Eseutil /D tool has to be initiated.

Step 4: Then the user would have to verify the results with Isinteg tool unless it discovers zero errors in the database.

Step 5: After securing the data one would have to move the folders to a new database.

How this lengthy process becomes easy and simple with Exchange Server Recovery tool:

The software recovers the data through three exclusive repairing modes which ensure quick data recovery from the exchange server and provides efficient restoration.

The repairing modes are as follows:

1.Automatic analyze and repair: this mode is meant for small and minor corruption and provides quicker access to data. It recovers the corrupted files and saves them to PST files.

2.Advance scan: this mode is more powerful than the automatic one and is recommended when the automatic scan fails. It deals with major corruption and saves the recovered mailboxes to PST files.

3.Rebuild corrupted database: this mode is used when the corruption becomes severe and EDB database gets damaged. It is a smart and efficient option which helps in dealing with inaccessible EDB databases and retrieving the mailboxes. It also generates a file for verification to verify the re-built Exchange database file.


1.Microsoft Outlook should be installed on the system

2.This tool supports almost all versions of operating systems including Windows 9x/Me//NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

3.A RAM of minimum 64MB is required

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The author is a master of technology reviewing with in depth knowledge and hands on experience in reviewing the performance of several data recovery software. He has recommended various tools and mechanisms for Exchange Server Recovery.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Why am I not able to edit a downloaded PDF file?

Are you not able to edit a PDF file that you downloaded from the internet?

Just in case you are not able to edit a PDF file that you downloaded from the internet, this article is just for you.

In this article, we have discussed as to why at times you are not able to edit a PDF file that you downloaded from the internet.
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Sometimes, it so happens that we download a PDF file from the internet thinking that we would further edit it to suit our requirements. However, we fail to do so. Also, we observe that at times we are able to easily edit a PDF file using a PDF writer tool.

This leads to a state of confusion as we are not able to understand as to why at times we are able to edit a PDF file and why sometimes we are not able to edit a PDF file.

In this confused state, we might just think that there is some problem with the settings on our system which is not allowing us to edit the PDF file; however, this is not at all true.

We are able to edit the PDF files on some occasions and are not able to edit them on some other occasions because restrictions such as edit, copy, and print are being imposed on the PDF files.

In simple words, we can say that we are not able to edit the PDF file on which restrictions are being imposed and we are able to edit the PDF files on which restrictions are not being imposed.

Now that we have come to know that restrictions are being imposed on the PDF files, let’s try to understand as to why the restrictions such as edit, copy, and print are being imposed on the PDF files.

Well, the basic fundamental behind imposing edit, copy, and print restrictions on the PDF files is that the author or the owner of the PDF file wants to prevent the PDF file from any unauthorized or undesirable access. In other words, when the restrictions are being imposed on the PDF files, no unauthorized users can edit, copy, or print the PDF file. This helps in preventing any tampering with the PDF file.

We are not able to edit the PDF file because PDF restrictions such as edit, copy, or print are being imposed on the PDF files and we are not authorized to edit, copy or print the PDF files.

Although imposing PDF restrictions ensures PDF security, it has some loop holes as well.

The problem with imposing PDF security in the form of restrictions is that sometimes it becomes very important to access or let’s say edit, copy or print a PDF file and since restrictions are being imposed, the user cannot edit, copy or print the PDF file.

Therefore, in such a scenario, you tend to remove PDF protection from the PDF files and you can very well do this with the help of a professional and proficient third party PDF restriction removal tool.

Numerous PDF protection remover tools are available in the market. Carefully choose the one that is as per your requirements.

Kernel for PDF Restriction Removal is a professional and efficient PDF protection remover tool that is specifically devised to remove restrictions from the PDF files and that too in an easy and efficient manner. Kernel for PDF Restriction Removal comes with easy to use features.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

General tips to choose Laptop Accessories

Laptop accessories are as important as laptop and many other things so buy these accessories are the most important when you are going for traveling or attending conference at overseas.
Here you will get the name and important of accessories that help you to buy right accessories and make your business more comfortable and peaceful.

1. Security Cable: Security should be the top priority for every person who reaches at high post or whose computer has important document and having to go outside more frequently. Security cable is the most important accessory and essential to buy when you are going to buy a laptop.

2. Travel Surge Protector: Travel Surge Protector is important accessories when you required multiple plugs that can be comes in a 3-Socket to 6-Socket Surge Protectors and there is no matter how the power lines in that area and that will safe your machine against power fluctuation.
Surge Protector

3. Extra External Storage: Sometimes we required extra external storage at that time we need either pen drive or external hard drive. Generally pen drive is used when amount of storage is less and external hard drive is used when amount of storage is going a medium to big now a days external hard drive comes up to 3TB of storage capacity.

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4. Power Adapter: Today in a market there are many power adaptors available for laptop, mobile and also for iPod so Power adapter is most important thing for charging a laptop. There are chances when you are going somewhere and you do not found the plug to charge so it is advisable to charge your laptop in advance.

6. Remote Control: Buy a remote control before you go for presentation it will make your personality very sound and allow you to walk around during the presentation and you can change your slide any where around the room very easily with the help of Remote Control.
Remote Control

7. Headset: Headset is an important when you want to listen songs without disturbing others and with USB headset and you can also call to others over VOIP platform.

8. Mobile Printer: Today all people are interested to travel and snap a photo and want a high quality of print directly with instant mobile photo printer.

9. Wireless Mouse: Buy a wireless mouse which is easy and comfortable to use and without requiring and wire option.
Wireless Mouse

10. Speakers: Buy a USB speakers which is easily to enable without any extra plugging and easy to use and make you’re business easy.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

How mobile phones can be used for spying

There's no question that mobile phones are truly useful gadgets, but did you know that they can be used for spying with relative ease? Since most modern cameras feature microphones and cameras, they already contain the electronics for pretty sophisticated surveillance, without the need to get any special gadgets or computers involved.

1) Spy phone bugs

Spy phones started appearing in early 2003, which were originally hardware-modified, and then software-modified Nokia 3310 mobile phones (the Nokia 3310 is shown here - looks primitive now doesn't it!?). When I started creating spy phones in 2003, I was doing both hardware and software changes. The changes were designed so that the phone appeared to be switched off, when in fact it was already switched on.
Mobile Phone Spy Camera

When you dialed the phone, it answered itself automatically without lighting up or vibrating, allowing you to hear what was going on around the phone! So basically they were listening devices, but you could call them up from anywhere in the world. Perfect for spying when you were away from the office or home.

2) Spy Cameras with a covert camera

Now we move on a few years to about 2008-2009, and now we have mobile phones that have embedded spy cameras inside them. The phone looks like a normal phone, but it has a pinhole spy camera concealed within the phone that points out from the top. So if the phone was laying naturally on the table, it could record what was going on opposite you. Since most cameras are on the face of the phone, they are not ideally designed for covert recording, as laying flat, they'd only see the table or ceiling.

Initially cameras were just transmitting (like the one pictured), but now you can get cameras that record to an internal memory card. These digital video recorders are much easier to use, and don't require a wireless camera receiver unlike the earlier models.

3) Spy cameras you can access by video call

Now we're on to technology that's been common from about 2010, and got really sophisticated in 2011. We're now seeing spy cameras that work on the 3G mobile phone networks, which you can access by doing a video call with the camera. So these work just like the original spy phones, but now with video.
Air Freshener Spy Camera

The actual camera is usually concealed within a clock, smoke alarm, PIR detector, air freshener, or similar. It features the electronics from a 3G mobile phone, but only activates when you call it from a pre-determined number. So a 3G-based spy camera gives you unlimited distance for spying with video. Very cool, but very scary!

So there you go, perhaps something you didn't know already, but some seriously impressive and powerful spying technology, all using a mobile phone!

This is a Guest Post by Dan Harrison.
Dan Harrison is an expert in spy gadgets, and designed one of the very first spy phones. These days, Dan collects spy equipment, particularly interesting covert spy cameras that have been hidden in everyday objects.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation on Cell Phone Users

Cell phones produce radiation. We’ve known that for years and we’ve been getting more and more worried about it. The hands free kit was initially developed not to make driving safer, but to allow cell phone users to operate their devices without actually putting the phone to their ears.

The facts of cell phones and electromagnetic radiation are as follows: loads of people use cell phones; cell phones produce electromagnetic radiation; these fields are potentially carcinogenic. Scared yet? Well don’t rush off the deep end. First of all – loads of stuff is potentially carcinogenic, including (apparently – I even had a girlfriend once who wouldn’t eat it because of this) burnt toast. So listening to scare mongers isn’t advised.

Have a look at the thinking around electromagnetic cell phone radiation and its effects. According to the IARC (the International Agency for Research on Cancer), the primary method by which electromagnetic radiation affects the human body is by raising the temperature of individual cells. Cell phones use such low levels of EM that the only temperature they raise is in skin cells and subcutaneous cells – there is very little evidence suggested that the prolonged use of a cell phone can raise the temperature of your brain or other internal organs.

Also, the power of the EM effect decreases hugely in exponential relation to the distance of the handset from the body. Ergo, when you send text messages, your cell phones are hardly affecting you with their EM at all. This is why (as noted above) the hands free kit was developed. Not to make driving safer but to keep the handset away from your head.

The IARC has commissioned studies looking at the potential effects of prolonged cell phone use on a person’s likelihood of getting head and neck tumours. After studies conducted in several countries the IARC has found no causal link between the one and the other – though results did show that the highest 10% of phone users – those who said that they routinely conducted phone calls that lasted for a long time, and by long time we mean hours, every day – did have a slightly higher instance of head and neck tumours.

Overall, the current wisdom is that electromagnetic radiation does have the potential to have a carcinogenic effect – but that using cell phones has yet to be proved to endanger you any more than, say, going to the supermarket or watching television. The simple fact of the matter is that the modern world is absolutely chock full of radiation signals, emitting from your computer, your TV, your phone, your alarm system – basically anything that receives transmissions without a wire.

There s a condition known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity, still debated by doctors but as real as anything for the poor people who suffer from it. In a very, very tiny number of cases patients have reported a host of illnesses triggered by electromagnetic radiation – but if you’ve got ERH (electromagnetic radiation hypersensitivity) you won’t just be affected by cell phones – it will be everything.

In short: cell phones seem no more or less dangerous than anything else in the modern world. Just use them sensibly, like you would anything else.

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Unique Gift Ideas this Christmas Season

Until now, the meaning of Christmas about the “giving and not receiving” concept is still true and people are still doing these kinds of stuffs. However, you can erase the fact that you are still expecting some goodies during the Christmas season. One of the traditional ways of people to share to wealth and blessing during the Christmas season is through stocking fillers.

Actually, this is already a traditional way of giving gifts. But, people decided to modernize this traditional way without removing the true essence of giving stocking fillers, Surprises. It is made to surprise the person whom you wanted to give the gift. Before you decide to surprise them with stocking fillers, here are some great Christmas gift ideas to help fill those stockings.

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The most basic goodies that you can add are chocolates. You do not have to worry about calories or fats. Besides, Christmas only occur once every year so it will not be a bad idea to sometimes give others a little treat of sweetness from chocolates. It may look a bit traditional but you can personalize the sweets to make it more unique. If you have the time to make chocolates, you can simply make them and send them as gifts. The best thing about this is that you can add anything you want on the chocolates to make it more unique. You can do it your own way.

Another idea will be accessories, such as top quality Asus laptops, as an alternative to mainstream tablet pcs like the ipad 2. The current era will not be completed without the occurrence of modern accessories. You can find different types of accessories that can suit the taste of your friends and family members. Actually, you can also make them if you prefer. You can personalize accessories and make them more unique for your friends and love ones. You can create bracelets, rings, earrings, key chains and other accessories for the stocking fillers.

Actually, you can make any kind of gifts more surprising if you know how to personalize them. Chocolates and accessories are only some of the basics and the ideas for stocking fillers are endless. You can personalize everything based on your preference and send them as gifts. You can consider some mini collections, foods, gadgets and others as stocking fillers.

Any gift that you provide can be appreciated especially if you do it yourself or you personalized them. The person feels more special if they received personalized gifts. You can surprise them by making these gifts as stocking fillers.

What unique gift are you hoping for this Christmas?

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Computer 101: Do a PRO-Active Computer Maintenance Approach.

Do a PRO-Active Computer Maintenance Approach, what, how to you do that well in simple terms, if you are a computer technical support at your work places or just happen to own one of things called a computer then you can do a pro-active approached in maintaining your computer.  Do not wait for your computer to show sign of problems. Most of the times doing a preventive maintenance in any machine is more effective than solving or trouble-shooting the problem itself. But I do not have the necessary tools to that? Well that not true especially for windows based system. Practically speaking it has all the tools you will ever need to do preventive maintenance. I will not go into details with those tools because I have already blog about each one of them.

The things that I am suggesting here is that you as a computer technical support needs to change the habit of waiting for the problems to show up before acting on it.  But most problems a computer could have is a result of the user of that computer not using the computer properly. Like downloading almost anything on the web from music, to files to picture and going from one website to another. Then when their computer has problem as a result of that usage they always will shout that their computer has a bug on it. To combat this you need to educate all the people in your work places regarding the harmful effects uncontrolled web surfing or downloading. It really pays to educate the workforce to make them aware of the danger they face when they surf the web and click on emails that are suspicious.

Speaking of email that are suspicious, you as the guy who knows not to click emails like that should always educate your co-workers about the risk of opening emails that they believe came from an unknown source. For clicking on this kind of emails will always result in a virus infecting the computer where it has been opened and will spread on the network where that computer is connected locally. But they always say that their computer has an anti-virus to deal with virus. This is also another dangerous mind set. Because not all anti-virus can protect the computer from unwanted malicious program that tries to enter the computer via emails. Again to combat these make sure you explain the real world truth running a programs via clicking and email ink is very-very dangerous even if the computer has an anti virus installed.  

Also educate them on what to do if they suddenly receive an email that came from an unknown source even if the email tell them to click  on the link because they have won a very large sum of money and needs to be verified. These are the kinds of line that most of us get our computer infected. Another is just using a simple message lines like from your love ones you now follow by click the link to see the message send to you. Educate them by saying if your love ones sent you a message would it be more special is he or she just email it clearly to you rather than telling you to click on the link. For male part of the workforce sometime it is very easy to have them click on the link jus by saying free nude picture of a known celebrity they know. Yup one of the most common trick for male person to click is using the word free nude picture, that really gets the adrenalin flowing. Then after clicking the link the virus or malware gets activated and your computer is now infected. Sadly even the anti-virus installed is now been disabled by the action of clicking the link.

To be pro-active is to educate the user who uses the computer. Educating them will take time and effort but the result is very rewarding and productive. Remember knowledge is power, the more they now things or stuff the better it is for them to always on guard and the more better for you as a  computer technical support because your work will be more productive and beneficial for all. 

How about you any pro-active ways that you want to share?

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dealing with All the Deals: From an Online Review to an HP Coupon

There are so many different types of televisions, mp3 players, and laptops available to consumers. Sometimes it seems like there should be a channel dedicated to all the different types of TVs you can pick up. Should you buy one with HDMI capabilities, one that is LCD, or one that is Plasma? And while we're at it, what the heck is HDMI? Which brands should you trust? There are also so many “deals” out there, how can you be sure you're getting a bargain? And if you use an HP coupon to buy a new laptop, will it really save you? Fortunately for you, there are a few web sites that make shopping surprisingly easy and give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are truly paying a fair price. 

The last thing you want to do is give someone a Christmas gift that turns out to be a flat screened, Blu-Ray capable, fancy shmancy lump of coal. The best way to ensure that this does not happen is to do your due diligence before making the purchase. Before you ever step foot in a store, search for something on eBay or do research on a company's products. You will want to know what you are looking for. Ask yourself what you're trying to buy. Are you willing to pay for a television that is HDMI equipped (by the way, "HDMI" stands for "high definition multimedia interface," which basically means it makes your movies and TV look awesome). Do you want a television that has Blu-Ray capabilities? Do you want one with 3D capabilities? What kind of special limitations do you have for the television? Make note of what features you want, and be sure you're not paying for features you won't use.

Next, look at a site like Consumerreports.org or Ratings.net. The latter site allows users to create reviews of products they've purchased. Look up the product you are interested in, and see how each brand stacked up in each of the areas that are important to you. Is the HDMI connection located in an inconvenient place? Was it impossible to get an actual human on the line for customer service?

Of course, price is going to be a point of interest to just about any shopper, so once you figure out what brand you believe to be the most reliable, figure out which stores sell that brand's products the cheapest. There are many websites that are dedicated to scouring the internet to find the best discounts on the best products. Take advantage of one of these sites to help you in your quest for quality savings.

If you know what you want, and you know how to utilize the resources at your fingertips, you can find the best deals on everything from DVD players to dishwashers. The only trick is to know what you want, who is the best at providing that, and where to find the best price for it. With those few tips in mind, you can start saving right now!

This is a guest post from Ryan. Ryan is a writer with the Blog Content Guild. He enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, and playing with his dog Crash.

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The Differences of the Electric Cigarette.

The benefits of e-cigarettes in comparison to traditional cigarettes are outstanding. By understanding the benefits, people would likely be more willing to consider the switch. Here are some of the most popular.

With the changing times, many more public locations are prohibiting smoking. Many cities and states have banned smoking in concert halls, restaurants, and even bars. The e-cigarette is not banned from indoor facilities because it does not produce any actual smoke. All that gets released into the air is harmless water vapor. For those that are always looking to get away from work or social activities for a cigarette break, e-cigarettes may be the answer.

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Another downfall of traditional cigarettes is the continually rising cost. They can cost $8 and higher in some locations due to the taxes. Thankfully, these taxes do not apply to e-cigarettes. While the upfront cost is slightly higher due to buying the mechanism, purchasing the cartridges is significantly cheaper. A heavy smoker can save literally hundreds of dollars a month by switching to e-cigarettes.

Everyone knows how unhealthy smoking is. There are commercial on TV, billboards, pamphlets, and clinics that deal with nothing but smoking cessation. Even though the jury is still out on whether or not e-cigarettes are healthier or work as a smoking aid, it is a known fact that they do not contain the over 4,000 chemicals that are mixed in with the tobacco of regular cigarettes. All that is inhaled is water vapor, and flavoring or nicotine if desired. More studies and time will tell if the e-cigarettes are healthier, but it is undoubtedly beneficial to not smoke thousands of chemicals regularly.

There are also many more flavors of e-cigarettes than are available with traditional cigarettes. Some of the flavors include coffee, menthol, cherry, vanilla, and of course, tobacco. While there are options to flavor regular cigarettes, they do not disperse even flavor and they often mix undesirably with the cigarette. E-cigarettes provide consistent, delicious flavor.
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E-cigarettes even cater to those who do not want the nicotine but still enjoy the act of smoking. The cartridges can be purchased with a choice of nicotine level. Whether the smoker is interested in a high level of nicotine, or a former smoker wants a device with no nicotine, e-cigarettes accommodate both and everyone in between. Switching from regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes does not mean that it is necessary to adjust the nicotine levels the smoker is used to.

E-cigarettes have many benefits that help them to rise above traditional cigarettes. The flavoring and nicotine options allow users to create their custom experience that they can enjoy anywhere.

Looking for a reputable place to buy e-cigarettes Australia? Heavenly Vapours are an established online store for a premium line of e-cigarette hardware and their flavored e-juice which is available with or without nicotine.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

IPhone Security and how to you add extra protection besides the built-in functionality.

Smartphones are widely used in our daily live. In the article we will look at some of the security features and apps for iPhone, one of the most popular smartphone.

Nowadays, many choose to use smartphones due to its various functionality. People use it to access their online accounts either for work or socialize. Some may even carry along sensitive data in their smartphone; therefore, security is vital in choosing the right smartphone. We had already discussed about Security Apps for Android and now it is the turn to look into another popular smartphone - iPhone.

Apple which is known for creating stable operating systems has developed the iPhone which is a popular choice among smartphone users. The iPhone is installed with iPhone operating system known as iOS which is readily equipped with some security features. Passcode Lock is a feature which you can choose to configure your phone to be locked and only access it by using a 4-digit passcode. There is also an "Erase Data" feature which will wipe out all information in you iPhone after 10 failed attempts. This is an excellent feature to protect your data in case your iPhone gets lost or stolen.

There are various security applications for use on an iPhone. Security Organizer and SplashID are applications which manage your usernames and passwords. All of your usernames and passwords are stored in a database and is secured with a master password which is encrypted securely. You will only need to remember one username and password to access all of your accounts.

Security Organizer and SplashID
Security Organizer and SplashID

Another cool security application you can install is the Big Brother Security which snaps photos of several action prompts like when someone enters a password either it is wrong or right. It will also provide the GPS location and time stamp. This is definitely a great way to know who have been fiddling around with your iPhone. However, this app had been pulled down by Apple. We hope that the author will appeal and resubmit his application to App Store in future.

Big Brother Security
Big Brother Security

It is great to have a firewall installed to prevent first level attacks from gaining access into your iPhone. You can use Firewall IP to block and manage outgoing iPhone connections. Firewall IP is only available in the Cydia Store and it costs $2.99.

Folder Lock

Folder Lock or iDiscrete are applications designed to encrypt a variety of file types which provides support for iPhone. This is a vital application to install if you need to carry sensitive data in your iPhone.


There will always be a way for an attacker to get what they want from you. There are many ways someone can get into your phone and steal your personal information as well as sensitive data. It could be by gaining access through an application vulnerability or even as simple as using clever social engineering techniques. Therefore, it is best that users make use of the security features readily available take precaution by installing essential security applications.

This is a guest post by Dickey. Dickey is a software engineer and the owner of  System Tool. He shares useful Windows applications and also Malware Removal Guides through his website.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

What Are Printer Cartridges?

Published-Articles.com | What Are Printer Cartridges?

By: richard james

Printer cartridges refer to the ink that is needed by a printer in order to print sheets of paper. It is often also referred to as toner or simply printer ink. There are a few things you need to know when setting out to buy printer cartridges to ensure you get the right one. This article acts as a quick cheat sheet of all the basics with regard to printer cartridges. Here you will find an explanation of the different types available as well as learning how to buy the right type for your printer.

First of all it is important to establish the differences between printer ink, cartridges and toner, because there is in fact a difference. Printer ink is self-explanatory - it is the substance needed to print. Ink cartridges refer to the container that the ink is held in. To keep things easy and free from spillage, printer ink is held in cartridges which can easily and simply be slotted into place in the printer. Toner also acts like ink but it is a different substance altogether. Toner is only used in laser printers. It is a type of powder rather than a liquid and is used by laser printers to create the actual printing. Although these terms all mean the same sort of thing, it is important to know the differences between them.

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When you set out to buy a printer you will be presented with a few different choices. If you want to do a large amount of printing then a laser printer that uses toner will probably be the best choice. Not only is the printing of excellent quality but it prints very fast indeed. If the printer is for a large office where regularly printing is carried out, this may be the best choice. If you don’t do very much printing but just need a printer very occasionally then an ink printer will be more appropriate. These are cheaper than their laser rivals and the ink is much cheaper in particular. Although the printing quality may not be as high, there is very little in it, and to the untrained eye the printing quality looks fairly similar.

You will be surprised at the cheap value of printers found in the shops. They are kept cheap because the manufacturers are aiming to lock the consumer into a contract of sorts. Each printer requires a different type of ink cartridge or a different type of toner. These are not cheap and are how the printer companies make their money. If they keep their printers low then they have more chance of enticing you in and thus locking you in to years of purchasing their own brand of ink cartridge. When you buy a printer therefore you should base it entirely on the price of the cartridge as this is where the real money comes into play.

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It is always better to buy your printers online because here not only can you compare prices easily but you have a large amount more on offer to you. Your local shop is likely to only stock one or two models and there will be a premium on them too. There are plenty of low prices and discounts available online so if you want to get the most for your money, shopping online is absolutely vital. If you already have a printer then you will need to match up the model number with the ink cartridge in order to make sure you select the right one. Buying online makes it much easier to ensure you get this right!

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Personal Milestone in this blog

This has been a great month for me personally, why? Allow me to enumerate those things.

1.   My youngest daughter was able to make a recovery from sickness which needed admittance for one week to a local hospital here. Her sickness was complicated with asthma so it is really very difficult for her considering that she is only 3 years of age. We thank the lord God for her recovery and also to both of my parents and my in-laws for helping us through these difficult times.  She is now fully recovered and well and we thank God for all the blessing.

2.    Another is about this blog; it has already reached 100 posts. Cheers, finally it has reached my initial goal of reaching 100 posts this year. I thought I would reach by December 2011 but as it turns out, this blog was able to reach that 100 post mark one month earlier. I thank God for that and also thank you to all the guest blogger who allow there article to become part of this blog. Thank you very much and hope to see all of you in the next 100 posting.

3.     The next personal milestone is getting this blog hosted on my own personal domain. This was my first objective or goal this year and I am glad I was able to achieve it. As you all know I stared this blog in a free blogging platform Blogger.com and my blog address was http://lifeintech-ryder88.blogspot.com/.  Now that i was able to purchased a domain name in blogger http://www.rydertech.com/ . This will be the new URL of my blog, even if you click the old URL in blogger you will be re-directed to my new URL hosted in blogger also. I also give thank to the lord God for this.

4.  Another personal milestone for me was that my first article submitted on EzineArticles.com was accepted. Although this was my first article on EzineArticles.com it will greatly help in establishing my blog. The logo of EzineArticles.com is now appearing in my blog on the side bar. To indicate that I have been accepted on EzineArticles.com.  Here is the link to my very first just click the link to view the article. http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Voice-Application-Software-of-Apple-iPhone-4S---A-Personal-Review&id=6670898. I hope you find helpful.

I hope all of this will keep me going to create more articles that will help the common people in their daily use of the computer and the internet for their everyday activity.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Computer 101: Using the Remote Desktop feature in Windows

Sometimes the best way to fix a problem is have someone to show you how. Today there are many software that allows you and your friends to do remote desktop. It only needs two basic thing one is both of your should be connected to the internet and is using the same software for the process. or you are in the same network Also if your are using windows based system, it already has a feature called Remote Desktop. But first a point to always remember that the user you are using should always be a member of the administrator group or the administrator account itself. This is important because if the account you are using is not an administrator or member of the administrator group then almost all feature in a windows based system will not be available to you. For one without it you will not be able to setup a remote desktop in you computer. What is the purpose of remote desktop and how does this feature going to benefit you.

Before we setup a remote desktop lets talk about the benefits of using it.

With Remote Desktop, you can have access to a Windows session that is running on your computer when you are at another computer. This means, for example, that you can connect to your work computer from home and have access to all of your programs, files, and network resources as though you were sitting at your computer at work. 

You can leave programs running at work and when you get home, you can see your work desktop displayed on your home computer, with the same programs running. 
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When you connect to your computer at work, Remote Desktop automatically locks that computer so that no one else can access your programs and files while you are gone. When you come back to work, you can unlock your computer by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL. Do not worry in these days pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL will not restart your computer automatically but it will display a dialog box asking you to choose a specific task to do.  You can keep your programs running and preserve the state of your Windows session while another user is logged on. When that user logs off, you can reconnect to your session in progress.

Another is  with remote desktop fixing a problem in you computer can be done as if the other person doing the trouble-shooting is just beside you. With remote desktop any problem by your computer that does not require formatting and any actual physical hardware installation can really be a benefit to the user and the technical support.

Now that we have discussed the benefit let's go to the setup process of a remote desktop. How o you prepare your computer for remote desktop? Open the system icon in the control panel. Please see picture below. 
Then click the remote tab and then under remote desktop check or click Allow users to connect remotely to this computer. Then in the remote user dialog box click add. In the Select Users dialog box, do the following:

To specify the search location, click Locations, select the location you want to search, and then click OK.

In Enter the object names to select, type the name of the user you want to add, and then click OK.

The name will be displayed in the list of users in the Remote Desktop Users dialog box.

Please see picture below for more information.

Notice on the picture above that several option is grayed out. This simple means that the account that is used to access the remote desktop is not member of the administrator account. That why it is very important that you need to verify that the account you are using is a member of the administrator group.

If your account that is used to access the remote tab then it should look like the picture above all the option is not gray out. to setup remote access just check the box beside the allow remote assistance to this computer and choose with option is needed for connection which can be found just below it. For this just your LAN administrator or the person in charge of your network to choose which option is best for the remote connection. Once you have setup everything do not forget forget to press all the necessary OK button to make all the changes effective and has been applied to the setting of your computer. Then you just wait for the sign that a technical support person is connecting to your computer. You will know this because your mouse begins to move on his own or windows keep opening and closing  as if your computer is posses by something. Do not be afraid because it not posses it just your technical support  fixing the problem you encountered and have reported. Pretty soon your computer will be back to normal and all the problems has been solve for now.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Setting up a Wireless Network in Your Home – P3

So far let’s check what we have and where we are in our goal of having or setting up a wireless home network. First we need a suitable Internet broadband connection from the local Internet Service Provider. Once we have taken care of that we need to find a wireless router to make the home internet connection wireless. Remember we are setting up a home internet connection so it should not be so hard in getting a wireless router for our requirements.  For setting it up the easiest way is to get a professional help to setup the wireless router. But I have found some resources in the internet that it is easy to setup a wireless router and every one of them is saying it is easy to setup that device. 

Well that is a yes if you have an intermediate level of technical knowledge in going through all those menus and configuring a wireless router. For one just accessing the configuration page of a router is quite tricky. First you need to know the default IP address of a wireless router to access it via the internet browser. If you know what is an IP address look like and how to use it then I think you can setup the wireless router by yourself. But is you do not know what is an IP address and does not know how to use it then do not setup by yourself. I suggest in contacting a professional help in setting it up for you.

But before you do that we need to know how to connect the big old desktop that we have in our home. Sure we have the entire latest internet enable WIFI device but we still have a computer desktop in our home that everybody uses. So how do we connect this computer? Since our objective is a wireless home network, a cable connection from the desktop to the wireless router is out of the picture. So what do we need for the desktop for a WI-Fi connection? Enter the Wireless Network Adapter, the what?
Wireless network adapters

A network adapter is a device that connects your computer to a network. To connect your laptop or desktop computer to your wireless network, the computer must have a wireless network adapter. Most laptops—and many desktop computers—come with a wireless network adapter already installed But if your desktop is n earlier model then chances are it has no wireless network adapter. What does a wireless network adapter look like? But there are still non USB base wireless adapter and they look different. Also there are at least five different type of a wireless network adapter, each suited for different use and connections. A picture of the wireless network adapter and another type of the same name is display below.

Now we need a device similar to the one display above, it may be different in color and brand but all wireless network adapters will function the same and that is to connect any device whenever it is attach to it. In our case we need to connect a desktop computer to the internet then this is the device that we need for that purpose. Another thing we also need to configure this one we need to give it a password to let it connect safely on the network. This device can be plug-in into the computer in any usb port since this is a USB based device once plug-in we do not need to remove it from the desktop computer.  This is the last piece of wireless device that we need to complete our wireless home network. If you are new to setting up a home wireless network you might want to get a help in setting up the wireless device like the router and wireless network adapters to make them secure and free of unwanted or unauthorized network user.

How about you any tips on how to build a home wireless network?

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