Friday, March 26, 2010

Facebook's virus spreading Email

I had earlier written an article on malicious emails being sent to Facebook users telling them that their password have been changed and that the new details are enclosed in the attachment. Any one then downloading the attachment will get infected with the malware present in it. You can read more about it here.

Things to look for when buying a new Laptop

The need for computers have been changing ever since its inception as personal computer. Be it programming, gaming, surfing the net, watching movies or just listening to music, the personal computer has evolved and so have the demands.

In the current scenario, the demand for mobile computing has seen a huge surge in demand as against the decreasing market share of desktop computer.

A person must fully understand his needs before he can decide whether to buy a laptop, a netbook or may be a tablet pc. These days, with so many brands and their subsequent models, it has become difficult for the average user to decide on which type/configuration of laptop to buy.
Just give a visit to the Dell website and you will be bombarded with details like Sata, 7200x, HD5770, Level 2 or 3 Cache and other similar computer related jargon. This gets confusing for many average users wanting to buy a new laptop computer.

This quick reference guide will help one look through and understand the basics before they can make sense to all the information that is fed to them. The following are the few things can one must attend to before deciding on their choice.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New password stealing virus targets Facebook

(Reuters) - Hackers have flooded the Internet with virus-tainted spam that targets Facebook's estimated 400 million users in an effort to steal banking passwords and gather other sensitive information.

Microsoft IE9 Platform preview available for download

Microsoft today launched the Platform preview of their latest browser Internet Explorer 9. Platform preview basically means that it is a browser without the user interface which you would normally associate a browser with. It is basically a developer version released for them to take a look at the latest features of this new IE9.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Foobar2000 - best alternative to Winamp

For those who are still sticking around Winamp  (or any other media player for that matter) to play their audio files should seriously have a look at Foobar2000. "Foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player for the Windows platform. Some of the basic features include full unicode support, ReplayGain support and native support for several popular audio formats."

Monday, March 8, 2010

How to enable the secret Windows 7 GodMode

Since the past few months of Windows 7's release, there has been a sudden interest in something that people are calling the Windows 7 GodMode. Don't know how it got the name GodMode; probably the kind of GodMode cheats that allow gamers to play the game without any vulnerability. But there is no such thing here. All Windows 7 GodMode does is, give you a folder where users can access all of the operating system's control panels from within a single folder. All kinds of modifications you may ever need to do, you will find their links here. It is a 2 step process needed to create such a GodMode folder in Windows 7 and it works on both 32 and 64 bit versions.
Here is what you need to do

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Auslogics Disk Defrag

Disk defragmentation has become an important procedure in computer maintenance. It not only optimizes how data is stored on the hard disk, but it increases overall performance of the computer by making it faster.

Auslogics Disk Defrag is one of the tools that has recently been acclaimed by many expert sites and individuals. It does its work very efficiently and its completely free for home users! And surely, it's a much faster and better alternative for the default Windows Disk Defragmenter.

Opera 10.50 final release available for download

Opera has finally come up with their stable Opera 10.5 browser after weeks of beta testing. It promises a lot of improvements over its predecessor and is supposed to be blazingly fast. Infact, many experts are already claiming the latest Opera to be faster than both Firefox and Chrome. Seems like there's stiff competition brewing up there.
Key features:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Facebook Mafia Wars hack

Facebook has gained a lot of popularity in the last couple of years and that is mostly due to its famous apps and games that keep users glued to this site. One of the most famous games on Facebook currently is Mafia Wars made by Zynga Inc. This game is a browser based multiplayer game that has won many awards since its inception. There are many people who want to keep up with the leveling stuff and all but can't be sitting in front of their computer the whole day, or maybe someone has just got bored enough to keep playing that game monotonously. As you know, most games have cheats that help people to bypass difficult portions of the game with ease. But unfortunately, this game doesn't have any cheat codes to apply. Instead there are some hacks for this game that can make your gameplay in Mafia Wars a breeze.