Posted by Dickey on Sep 17th, 08 | Filed under Accessories
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If you are going to buy a laptop, i am sure you will do a lot of survey to gather more information. You may want to know the laptop’s spec, the pros and cons of the model, and probably some screenshot of the laptop in different views. So, you may need to go through a lot of websites and put a lot of time to gather the information.
So, why not give Laptopical a try. They list down the specification, pros and cons and a full and detail review of laptops. You can even found similar laptops and view the photo of the laptop at different views.
The above screenshot is the main page of Laptopical, which clearly shows the laptop news and latest reviews, while you can find more information through the sidebar. The Interesting Laptop News section covers all latest information about laptop and computer accessories.
How you define a computer/laptop speed? How fast is fast? It is actually according to how you are going to use the laptop. You may interest to read more on how to choose the best laptop in their The Best New Laptops section.
You may also read the reviews by each brand. For example, you may go through the Samsung reviews by entering the Samsung Laptops category.
If you want to get the latest news from them, you may consider to subscribe to their RSS feed or follow their Twitter.
Posted by Dickey on Sep 8th, 08 | Filed under Blogging
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QuarkBase is a powerful tool, which can “dig” everything about a website. For example, you can get the WHOIS information, traffic ranking, social popularity, total feed readers, and also the blogging platform (if the website that you traing to check is a blog).
To get information about a website, simply provide the domain name and press the “Search” button. I try to search for “techsnack.net” and below is the screenshot of the summary of my blog:
At the rught hand site, it will show you the domain owner, summary of the website, alexa ranking, and also the blogging platform that you are using.
There are also some tabs at the top of the page, which will bring you more details of the website information. For example, the Intro tab will show you the introduction of your blog, your blog description, about and contact page.
The Popular tab will show the social popularity while the Traffic tab will show the details of alexa ranking. The Technical tab shows you the framwork and programming language that had been used to create your website. You may also get hosting information through this tab.
Posted by Dickey on May 19th, 08 | Filed under Firefox
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Secure Login is a Firefox extension which similar to Opera’s Wand login. It use the built-in password manager and provide extra security features for users.
If you have multiple accounts on the same URL, Secure Login will let you choose which account you want to use. You also have the option to play a sound when login data found on the current page. The screenshot below shows Firefox highlighted the username and password fields when Secure Login found login information:
If you use Firefox password manager very often and would like to protect your login information, i would recommend you in install this plugin.
download Secure Login extension
Posted by Dickey on May 18th, 08 | Filed under Application
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ESET SysInspector is a free yet powerful application which able to examine malware-affected system and troubleshooting a lot of system issues.
It will analyze the whole system, and list out the drivers, running processes, network connections, and also the system informations. For each individual file/process, SysInspector will rank it within 1-9, where rank 1 is safe applications while higher ranking means unsafe applications.
Currently, SysInspector still in beta stage, and it just collect informations from the system and won’t make any changes to it. Personally, i think this application is really powerful as it will automatically rank the files and processes risk and i can then look into them one by one.
SysInspector take around 5 minutes to analyze my PC, but it depends on your computer speed and applications installed. I hope the future release allow us to install and do real-time monitoring the system and processes.
more information | download from MediaFire
Posted by Dickey on Feb 6th, 08 | Filed under Tips
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This tutorial will discuss about how to hide a text file in a jpeg/bitmap image file. It can be done without any other application.
Sometimes, we save our email-account and password inside a text file, but we scare other people get the file and then access our email. So, we always thinking method to protect our own password. We may use some password manager to save all the password with a master password. But, what happen is we lost the master password or other people manage to hack the master password? So, why not we hide the important information inside an image file?
How it work?
- First of all, you need to save your informations in a text file and then prepare an image (either jpeg or bitmap format). In this example, i will user secret.txt as my text file and photo.jpg as my image file.
- Put the text document and image together. Here, i put them in my C: drive.
- Go to Run, the type cmd. This will bring you to the command prompt.
- Now, type cd\ to go to the root. In this case, the root is C:. You can proceed to the next step if you save your image and text file in C: drive. But, if you save them in other folder, such as c:\testing, you need to type cd\testing to go into the folder.
- Now, you reach the most important part. Type copy photo.jpg/B+secret.txt/B output.jpg. The image file need to come first. If you put your text file before image file, the output image file maybe cannot open properly. Beside this, the input image and output image must be same format (either both in jpeg or both in bitmap).
- Now, try to open the output.jpg using any image viewer. Looks no different with photo.jpg right?
- Now, try to open output.jpg using notepad, you will found the secret.txt contents inside.
Now, your informations are safe enough, because you are the only person which know which image contains the informations. Even they can access the file, they won’t open an image with notepad, right?
Advice: It is better to choose smaller size image, else you need longer time to open it using notepad.