Oct 30th, 2008
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Well, it is quite a difficult task to find out which softwares and gadgets are best suited for you. If you go ahead to Mozilla and have a look at the addons and plugins available there, you will realize that there are a lot of useless or unimportant plugins over there. And if you are hoping that you can find out the best softwares by yourself, it’s almost impossible because while you are observing a few plugins over there, news softwares will already be released. So, at this field I prefer selected plugins and softwares which are already reviewed by experts and users both. E.g. Gadgetadvisor.com gives a list of best extensions for Firefox after properly reviewing almost all of the Firefox extensions available at Mozilla.
Besides, best Windows software downloads are over there just like the above extensions of Firefox – All observed and tested by experts and customers. Now, what is the benefit of such observed softwares? Well, one thing is that as they are recommended by experts, you don’t have to be afraid of spyware or fraud softwares. And above all, you are not an expert in software evaluation and it’s always a good idea and safe to follow expert’s instructions.
Another interesting software I found over there is from their Blaze Media Pro review which is about an all in one multimedia software. With this all in one multimedia software, you will be able to fulfill all your multimedia needs like music playback, movie editing etc. Now, the most interesting fact is that this is not the end. For any of your needs like hardwares, computer softwares, and tech equipments; you can read the technology news which will not only help you decide for yourself the best choice but also where to buy such items from the online stores.
Oct 25th, 2008
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Out of the various antivirus softwares available for your PC, Kaspersky can be the most effective antivirus and can protect your PC from all kinds of threats. Although there are hundreds of antivirus reviews out there on the internet and there, you may find some reviews saying that some other antivirus is better than Kaspersky. But as far as I know, Kaspersky is the best antivirus. The major reason that Kaspersky might not be rated the top antivirus is because in those reviews they consider price, easy to use, etc. and many other factors which in some keeps Kaspersky a little lower in the chart. But what matters the most is “how secure your computer is to virus and spyware attacks?” and this is where Kaspersky beats all of the other antivirus softwares.
I have tested many antivirus softwares like Norton, Antivir, Avast, Symantec, McAfee, etc. but none of them has ever given my PC so much protection like Kaspersky does. In a computer network like ours where there are hundreds of virus filled computers connected in it, I’ve found the real taste of a good antivirus. No matter how many virus attacks come from the Local network when you try to read someone’s shared file or folder, Kaspersky protects my PC from any kind of threat. The fact is that Kaspersky is not just an antivirus which detects virus based on virus definitions; it also warns you of suspicious programs which can be a virus or spyware even though there’s no definition for it. Its protection systems including the three main features – Application Integrity Control, Registry guard and Application Activity Analyzer keep your PC in complete protection from viruses and spywares.
Now, let’s have a look at how these protection systems protect your PC from viruses:
- Application Integrity Control: This is a protection system which acts like a guard to ensure that a process doesn’t alter other processes or files out of its jurisdiction. It detects any process which tries to alter another process or load an unknown module and asks for confirmation from the user. And the process is paused until the user confirms to allow it. This is how Kaspersky can detect or protect from any unknown virus whose definitions are not yet in its database. However, this can be a big threat if the user doesn’t know about the nature of the process and allow it to continue thereby making the virus free to exploit the system.
- Registry Guard: As I’ve seen in many of the virus infected computers in my hostel, the major attacks of computer viruses are targeted to the windows registry. You might have seen the “folder options” gone from your explorer’s ‘tools’ menu or your Task Manager and Regedit disabled by some viruses. All of these are because of changes in the registry made by the virus. Now, Kaspersky antivirus has the registry guard which detects any change in the registry and blocks it until confirmation by the user. In this respect also, the user must be careful enough to block registry changes made by unknown processes and allow changes made by system processes and trusted programs.
- Application Activity Analyzer: This is also a feature which is helpful in detecting dangerous threats which can be viruses or other dangerous programs. It detects the threat based of the process’s algorithm and activity. If the process/program’s algorithm contains segments of codes which are dangerous or virus like or activities which can harm the system, it blocks the process and mark it as a possible threat.
Besides these three features Kaspersky’s reputation is also a contribution of its fully customizable option. You can turn off the virus alert sound, store updates in your drive, update from a local source, and many more. But while using its fully customizable option, you should be careful enough and make sure you know what you are doing.
In fact, Kaspersky is not a great antivirus for those who don’t know how to use it – it can even lead to problems but to those who know, it is the best antivirus you can get at the moment and maybe in the coming years too.
WHERE TO BUY KASPERSKY?
Kaspserky Lab UK – Buy the latest kasperky antivirus or download the trial package.
Oct 14th, 2008
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Once again, Nikon’s new Camera D300 has been rated the best camera of the Year 2008. Nikon is also the best camera manufacturer of the year. Well, the new d300 is quite an attractive camera with new features. When I first saw a D300, I was impressed and thought of buying one for myself. So, I went through a few details of the camera and here it is that impressed me more.
Features of Nikon D300 Digital SLR Camera
• 12.3 Mega pixels Camera
• 8fps rapid shooting using AC adaptor/Multi-power pack MB-d10 batteries
• 6fps rapid shooting using Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
• EXPEED Technology Digital Image Processing
• 51 point autofocus system for sublime performance
• 3’’ VGA LCD with 920,000 dot resolution
• Two Live View modes – Handheld and Tripod
• Dust reduction function
• HDMI output with support for HDTV Display
• Exclusive Wireless Transmitter WT-4(optional)
• New Picture Control System
• Active D-Lighting
• ISO 3200
The camera is the winner of the Smart Photography Awards 2008 and is popular for producing the highest quality image amongst other cameras of its price range. It is also popular as the best all round camera. And now it’s a great time to buy the camera as prices are lower than ever. Price range is $1,321 to $1,869 in various online stores. For India, Online retail might be difficult but I’ve got the information you need to buy it. Indian Market price range is Rs. 78999 to 99950.
Where to Buy Nikon D300 DSLR?
• Newegg.com ($1,759.99)
• Amazon.com ($1,558.00)
Where to Buy in India?
• FutureBazaar.com (Rs. 99950)
Oct 11th, 2008
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October 2008 has started and along with that namecheap’s old coupon code – BACKTOSCHOOL won’t be working anymore. You need a new coupon code to buy your domains at reduced prices. Once again, I’m sharing this coupon with you. This coupon will help you buy your domains at a reduced price of $8.41 instead of its original price of $9.29. The coupon code for july is given below:
Coupon code: INDIANSUMMER
Expires on: 31st oct 2008
Hope this helps you guys save your money while buying your domains from namecheap. Cheers .
Oct 10th, 2008
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It’s been days since I last met my friend Jordan and I thought I’d send him some ecards. So, yesterday, I was searching Google for some ecards and found some interesting things about ecards. I was kind of searching some funny ecards and I found what I searched for. This site for Funny ecards has the most exciting collection of ecards that you can choose for sending to your friends and colleagues. The ecards are funnier because some of them even have real videos and can be quite an adrenaline pumping when it comes to excitement. Besides, it has many other jokes and ecards that you might want to check out like the naughty ecards. The Naughty eCards are in fact wonderful pieces for flirting with your partners and friends. They are funny and both naughty and can be quite an interesting piece if you want to flirt with someone.
And if your friend is a close one and you are frank with each other, you can even try their Adult e Cards which is funnier and more exciting than the previous ones. Although these ecards are most adult jokes, they are not x- rated and that’s why you can send it to a friend without much problem. They don’t have offensive scenes but just jokes which simplifies naughtiness. It can also be a very good one for your partner too.
Aug 20th, 2008
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It was in one of my site’s adsense ads that I saw about it first. In.com – the shortest email id you can get. In.com is like yahoo although it is for Indians particularly. The site is a very fast loading one which took only 32ms when I first tested it with ping. With this new mail provider, you will be able to have email ids of your choice (only if you rush now) with very small length as possible. Imagine how short your email id would be if it is like firstname.lastname@example.org. Well, there are many things I like about this site:
Firstly, Your email Id will be very short. As the domain name is short (in.com) your email can be a very short one. You can try email@example.com. Imagine how easy it would be to type your email. You won’t have to type lengthy ids anymore. This would make your internet experience comfortable and faster.
The 2nd thing is that In.com loads quite fast – Very faster than sites of its kind. Well, today I ran a ping test and the result shows that the servers are quite good and fast at the moment. Let’s see some of the results of the tests I made from Bhopal.
Ping Test result of In.com
IP Address: 22.214.171.124
Round Trip Time (RTT): Min: 66ms Max: 100ms Average: 82ms
Ping Test result of google.com
IP Address: 126.96.36.199
Round Trip Time (RTT): Min: 115ms Max: 117ms Average: 116ms
Ping Test result of gmail.com
IP Address: 188.8.131.52
Round Trip Time (RTT): Min: 107ms Max: 116ms Average: 111ms
Ping Test result of yahoo.com
IP Address: 184.108.40.206
Round Trip Time (RTT): Min: 233ms Max: 236ms Average: 235ms
Well, the server speed is quite good and loads fast especially for Indians as the server is in India itself. So, if you are an Indian, you should get an id for yourself because In.com is the best for Indians – Even faster than Gmail .
Aug 15th, 2008
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Until recently, I had been using the free sitemap generator of xml-sitemaps.com. The sitemap generator works fine and is useful for getting your page indexed by Google. Specially for putting the sitemap in Google Webmaster Tools, the sitemap generated by this tool is great. However, the main problem with this tool is that it can’t create a sitemap with more than 500 pages if you are using the free version. You can definitely create a sitemap with infinite number of pages using the pro version but hey, who gets a paid one these days? Everyone’s looking for a free one.
But now with the new Free Google sitemap generator plugin for wordpress, your blog doesn’t need to buy a pro version. All you have to do is download and install the free plugin which is available here. With this new plugin, you will be able to dynamically generate xml sitemaps which are compatible with google and therefore can be much more useful and easy to use. With this new plugin, you don’t need to recreate the sitemap again and again. So, cheers to Arne Brachold who created this plugin. By the way, feel free donating him a few bugs if you really like this plugin.