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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!


Details for BlackBerry Thunder July 19, 2009

Filed under: Technology — janiesmiling @ 11:41
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well.. here’s a follow up to a previous post on the new Thunder. This BlackBerry Storm 9530 – also known as Thunder  is said to be a great multimedia device. 

Here you can see a  comparison between BlackBerry and iPhone.

Also I found this nice review.. maybe you find it interesting.

Enjoy your reading 😉


Blackberry Thunder. Thunder and lightning July 15, 2009

Filed under: Technology — janiesmiling @ 15:16
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My boyfriend is a BlackBerry fan.. he changed 3 models.. and now he’s using BlackBerry Bold.
For some time.. I wanted to have a BB.. just for the wifi.. and internal IM.. But I think they look too heavy.. and bold.. and mannish.. And I’m still a Nokia fan.
Yet.. this new BlackBerry Thunder looks great. And I bet it feels great too. Can’t wait for my bf to turn to this one 😉
Here are some details I found about the new BB:
* Tactile Response – when you press on the Thunder’s screen, it pushes in “just” a little bit (the whole screen is sort of like a big button) and you get immediate “real” feedback – you hear an audible clickety sound, and can feel a buzz in your finger where you actually pressed on the display.
* Full QWERTY and SureType entry – hold the phone in landscape mode and you can take advantage of a full-qwerty keypad. Use the phone in portrait mode and you can enter data on a SureType keyboard. You will be able to choose/change your screen/keyboard orientation at anytime.
* Screen is made of glass and will feature multi-touch – the Thunder is said to be utilizing WebKit for it’s browser engine (same as the iPhone), so hopefully that means a solid web browsing experience for the Thunder.
Maybe it will even beat the iPhone!! who knows..


Easy reading. Google Reader. July 11, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 12:47
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Haven’t you found yourself searching for useful information through 1000 different pages without any luck? Well.. nowadays Google Reader makes reading easier! This tool provides access to updated news and information available from previously added sites.

One can subscribe to his favourite sites through his Google account. Once subscribed, the list of articles will apear in Google Reader. You can also save and manage articles. This feature can even be used instead of bookmarking. Another interesting thing is that you can share all links and feeds with friends.

Google Reader makes you more efficient and also helps you gather actual information from the web :p


New communication tool.. from Google July 9, 2009

Filed under: Technology — janiesmiling @ 21:22
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I’m a Google fan.. I have a Gmail adress, I use Gtalk, Google translate..  and now I’m thinkig of switching to Google Voice.

Google Voice is the new GrandCentral, relaunched this march. You get one Google phone number to use for all you phones: cell, home or office using Voice over internet protocol to link them together. This new version even has voice mail and voice mail transcripts, sms managing, call screening and call conferencing. It sounds better than a cell phone 😉

For more info and a presentation video see Google Voice.


Trade Internet Explorer for Firefox July 7, 2009

Filed under: NewMedia — janiesmiling @ 18:44

I’ve been using IE all my life.. until I stumbled upon Firefox.

That’s when I made the switch. Firefox loads quicker, the interface is simpler and easier to use, and I just adore tabbed browsing 😉  IE 8 has it too, but I find it more appealing in Firefox. People even say that Firefox is safer than IE.. It might be, I haven’t tested this yet.

The newest version of Firefox is 3.5. I downloaded it a few nights ago.. To read mode about it, please visit

Enjoy 🙂