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Personal social network.. August 19, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 11:55
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Tired of sending messages to your YM groups.. Don’t like facebook or myspace?
A solution was invented for this problem: some good guys from california invented the NING platform.
Ning allows you to create your own social networks and join and participate in other networks. There are different features available that allow you to read news or learn about related events, join groups, read and comment on blog entries, view photos and videos, and other activities as set up by the network creator. RSS feeds let users subscribe to updates from specific parts of the social network.
In one word.. you can do whatever you like..

Send me an invite.. to your network 🙂


Cybercriminals can be smart. Good thing we’re smarter. August 17, 2009

Filed under: Technology — janiesmiling @ 12:02
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well.. this is BitDefender’s new motto.. Like it?
maximum protection and usability


Today.. BitDefender 2010 version was officially launched simultaneously in 6 corners of the world 🙂

This version comes with a lot of changes and improvements in usability, design, a new e-commerce provider, on others.. For more details.. you can check out the press release.

Personally.. I really like the new interface.. It’s blueish.. and they finally got rid of all that gray 🙂 And about all its improvements.. only time will tell just how good they are.. And of course.. independent tests 😛

But I don’t doubt it.. 2009 products were very good.. 2010 will be just as good.. and with a twist.. of lemon 😉

Let me kno how you feel about it..


Earn money just by changing your YM status.. August 13, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 14:13
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Who ever thought that one could earn money just by hanggin’ on yahoo messanger, or gtalk.. or skype.. I didn’t..
But today i got a presentation on social media networks.. and i was presented Status Pimp .

It’s a Romanian project.. interesting project.. and on their site you can find every information you need.. There’s nothing new i can give you that isn’t already there..

Tell me what do you think about it 🙂


why social networking is not the best option!! August 10, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 12:14
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everyone knows that Twitter faced a “denial-of-service” attack last Thursday.. more exactly.. computers infected with malware floded twitter’s servers.. and they crashed.. (why don’t people learn their lesson and install an antivirus!!??!!!)
what were the consequences? well.. everyone that lives their life depending on social networking felt lost.. lost in translation.. (do you remember that movie?)
do you think that’s good? i don’t! one should not depend on so untouchable things..
that’s why i only use my facebook account from time to time.. and i rarely post on twitter 😉
what happened to the old fashion “writing a letter”? i should answer that myself.. it takes to much time!!
and of course.. we live our lives on fast-forward! why? because if we do otherwise.. we’ll be lost too..
stupid paradox!


How to use Google Reader.. August 5, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 17:59

Hey guys..
I saw that Google Reader interests you.. so I searched for a tutorial on how to use this tool. And my searches came up with this video tutorial.
Hope you find it useful too..

But.. if you don’t like videos, here’s a news post on Google Reader on CNET.
But I tell you.. it’s looong.. and you must do the reading 😀

Good luck!


No more malware! July 31, 2009

Filed under: Malware — janiesmiling @ 12:19
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Well,well, well.. it’s a known fact that we live in dangerous times! And I’m not  talking about the threats out there.. I’m talking about theats in here 🙂 Yes.. viruses, spam, hackers, phishing and the list goes on..  They are generic called malware. And they are dangerous! Maybe more dangerous than a crazy man with a gun 🙂

The crazy man with a gun might kill 10 people before he’s hunted down by the police.. but a crazy man that spreads malware will definetely infect thousands of computers and he might never be found 🙂

To stay protected.. one needs a good security software.. And I discovered 3 months ago BitDefender 2009. I had BitDefender before.. I mean.. a few years back.. but I wasn’t quite pleased with it.. Slow computer.. the antivirus slowed it down even more.. and I decided not to use any protection at all.. But back then.. there weren’t so many viruses.. But now there are!

BitDefender Internet Security 2009 scans all web, e-mail and instant messaging traffic for viruses and spyware, in real-time and also proactively protects against new virus outbreaks using advanced heuristics. It has a module that blocks attempted identity theft (phishing) and prevents personal information from leaking via e-mail, web or instant messaging.

You don’t have to take it all for granted.. but you can chose to read this review from PC World.

Good luck and stay protected!


Fighting cybercrime July 25, 2009

Filed under: Malware — janiesmiling @ 11:18

Malware City

Threats appear on a daily basis. And it’s a known fact.. that people don’t know what things await for them out on the web.. or how bad they are..

That’s why the nice people at BitDefender created this site.. more like a blog actually.. where one can find all he needs to know about viruses.. rogue software.. security products.. and so on..

Good luck and stay protected!