AVG introduced Internet Security Home Edition for 3 Computers and 2 Years of Update at special price

AVG introduced Internet Security Home Edition with 2 years of update and protect a total of 3 computers at a special price of RM 43.33 per computer per year (RM 260 for 3 computers and 2 years of update). AVG Internet Security Home Edition offer complete security protection against all of the most serious Internet threats, including viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, adware, hackers and spam. Now available as a special offer for up to 3 home computers at a special price. It is also compatible with Windows Vista! Best of all, the AVG Internet Security Home Edition is also compatible with Windows 98 and that make a suitable Internet Security solutions for old computers. AVG Internet Security Home Edition can also be purchased online

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AVG Offers New Free Anti-Rootkit

Being a user of AVG Network Edition for years, it is great to know that grisoft has recently began to offer free version of the Anti Rookit and immediately available for user to download. GRISOFT, the developer of AVG Internet security software, today introduced a new, free product aimed at detection and removal of Rootkits. Rootkits are a specific malware type which hide in other applications or a computer‘s operating system kernel. This allows malicious applications to then collect passwords and sensitive data from the infected computer without user knowledge for personal information theft, spam relay and other criminal intents. Rootkits have become a severe threat in comparison to traditional malware because conventional antivirus often misses the hidden rootkit. They execute by embedding applications within the operating system, which is also an essential application to many necessary programs including antivirus protection, so it is important to correctly distinguish between malicious rootkits and legitimately hidden processes. GRISOFT conducted six months of open beta program testing to ensure AVG Anti-Rootkit is able to protect users and operating systems without the confusion and hassle of false alarms. Rootkits were originally used by hackers to cover their tracks after unauthorized access to computers. Today, …

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Apple Provides Volume Limit Setting for iPod

CUPERTINO, California—March 29, 2006—Apple® today announced a software update for the iPod® nano and fifth generation iPod, allowing customers to easily set their own personal maximum volume limit. The software update also gives parents the ability to set a maximum volume limit on their child’s iPod and lock it with a combination code. “As the leading provider of digital music players, Apple continuously brings iPod customers innovative and easy to use solutions,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod Product Marketing. “With the increased attention in this area, we want to offer customers an easy to use option to set their own personal volume limit.” The new software update 1.1.1 is available immediately as a free download for the iPod nano and the fifth generation iPod from www.apple.com/ipod/download. The new Volume Limit feature works with any headphone or accessory plugged into the iPod headphone jack as well as the iPod Radio Remote. For further information on safe listening with iPod, please visit www.apple.com/sound. Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its …

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Portable speakers for iPod and other MP3 Players

I was at the computer store to try out the portable speakers for iPod and tried two models, one from 2GO and the other Logitech , both of around RM 220 range. I found that mm22 from Logitech offer better sound quality and bought the mm22 for RM 220.00. mm22 from Logitech come with three holders that can be used to hold my iPod 20Gb and iPod Nono 4GB. Pictures as follow:- Logitech mm22 with iPod Nono 4GB Logitech mm22 with iPod 20GB iPod or MP3 Players’ holders All components can be arranged and placed in a nice trendy contaner for travelling.

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Folder Share – a great folder synchronization services

FolderShare is one synchronization service that I tried and used for more than 2 weeks. I have set FolderShare to synchronize 10 folders (20GB) of my office PC and home PC and it just work beautifully. With that I can do away with thumb drive that I normally carry with the files that use very regularly. FolderShare by Byte Taxi has been acquired by Microsoft and the Basic version is now being offered for free. The limitation of the basic version allow you to synchronize folder with up to 10,000 files. This is surely one service that will help many to increase their productivity. Folder share can be downloaded at www.foldershare.com I have also subscribed to www.beinsync.com paying USD 6.95 per month and will install on my PC soon. The reason to try out Beinsync is the ability of Beinsync to synchronize Outlook File and at the same time it can handle folder with more than 10,000 files. I will post the result of test soon.

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Vice Versa Pro 2.0

With most information stored in digital format. Having an automatic backup system is critical these days to protect your data. I have been a happy user of Vice Verso Pro 1.3 at home and have recently upgrade to Vice Versa Pro 2.0. The best feature that attracted me to upgrade is the ability of VV 2.0 to backup locked and open file. Can ViceVersa synchronize, backup, replicate files and folders? YES * Can I visually compare folders to see the latest changes? view YES * Can I use it with USB disks, flash drives, hard disks, DVD, CD? YES * Can I use it over the Local Area Network and VPN? YES * Does it track file conflicts (files changed on both sides)? YES * Does it track file deletions properly? YES * Does it copy / backup locked file, open files? details YES * Can I schedule it to run at a specified time interval? view YES * Can I schedule it to run in “real-time“? YES * Can I run it on all Windows platforms, including servers? YES * ‘ Is it easy to setup and use? YES * How many customers are using ViceVersa? 10.000+ * How …

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‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

While performing s search on Apple, I came across this interesting and motivating speech by Mr. Steve Job of Apple. Read on ….

Full Text of Speech by Steve Job of Apple

‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says

This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: “We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?” They said: “Of course.” My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

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Apple steps up iPod ‘tax’ push

Apple Computer is stepping up its push to get iPod accessory makers to pay for the right to connect to the popular music player. For some months, the company has been seeking royalties from accessory makers that want to display a “Made for iPod” logo on their products. The program, which one analyst has likened to an “iPod tax,” applies to devices that connect electrically to the player and not to cosmetic things like cases. Now Apple has made the program a requirement for manufacturers who want their gadgets to plug into the “dock connector” at the bottom of the music player, Senior Vice President Phil Schiller confirmed to CNET News.com last week. Full Article at News.com Many accessories manufacturers make a lot of money out of Apple’s success in iPod and obviously Apple want to have some share of their profit.

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iPod Nano

Got got hold of a new iPod Nano 4GB. When compared to the old 20GB ipod that I have, Nono is much smaller and lighter. Battery of the Nano last for about 14 hours compared to 8 hours of the old 20GB ipod. Managed to squeeze in 1101 songs into the new Nano which is only a portion of the music collection in my library. The 20GB ipod can hold all with still some space to spare. The downside of Nano is that it can only be charged via the USB connection whereas the 20GB ipod can be charge via power adaptor. The has been some report that the screen of certain batch of ipod is susceptible to scratch and may crack. Was told that Apple will offer replacement only for unit with cracked screen. So we shall see from here how long the screen of my Nano will hold.

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iPod and FM transmitter

Apple iPod 20GB is a good MP3 Player as far I am concern. For once , I am able to store all the songs, sone 3000 of them, in my CD collection to a single iPod. Song from those from the 80’s and current pop song can be retrieve from the iPod with ease. The iPod also made CD changer in my car obsolete. In my earlier car, I used to transmit the song to my car audio system via a casettte adapter. The audio system of my the other car Volve S80 however come without a cassette player and I am forced to look for a FM Transmitter. Look around and finally got hold of the Griffin FM Transmitter. Configuration and setting of frequency through the playlist is a bit tricky but the worst set back is the poor sound quality it transmitted when the car is moving. With such set back, I finally stop using the Griffin Transmitter in my car and instead I used it now at home to transmit the song to my FM Receiver. By placing the transmitter close to the receiver, the sound quality is infact good enough. Griffin recent launched the new FM …

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