For the Next 30 Days Box Will Give you 50GB of Free Storage!

Box, not to be confused with Drop-Box just updated its Android App for the better. If you get the application within the next 30 days, you will bet 50 GB of storage in the “Cloud” for free. No strings attached, you will never have to pay for anything.

Additionally, if you get the app right now, they will increase the max file size from 25MB to 100MP but you have to get it before March 23 at 11:59:59 PM. Check out the video above so you can see how the box can help you and your business / personal life stay connected and organized. I know 50GB doesn’t sound like too much, but it’s definitely worth it, especially when it’s free storage that you can access via your cellphone! Check out Box.net  if you want to learn more about the system. Via MaximumPC

Windows 8 Picture Password Sign In

Windows 8 will be implementing a Picture Password

If you know anything about security, this only smells like trouble. The user selects a personal picture. After a personal picture is selected the user must implement a series of gestures. These gestures are tap, line, and circle.

In my opinion, this is a horrible idea that Microsoft’s Engineers came up with. I sense this will only cause chaos for the user, and a headache for Network Administrators.

A large part of workplace user calls are because they have locked themselves out.

What do you think? Good Idea from Microsoft’s Engineers, or a headache in waiting?

The initial Beta release of Window’s 8 is set for February. The launch is expected late of 2012.

Report: BlackBerry’s Last Hope BB10 Is May Not be Enough to Keep the Company Afloat

It saddens me associate the video at the top with RIM and the BlackBerry phones, but it’s the truth. The company has been going through some rough couple of months, and they are doing everything in their powers to keep it running smoothly. But just when we thought the company was over, RIM said – we can have one last shot – with BlackBerry 10.

Everything around them is sinking, but there are a couple of people that still have enough loyalty to stand around hoping for the best.

Then out of the blue, comes a secret source. An insider working for RIM reported to the BGR that things are much worse than they are being reported. If he is correct, BlackBerry 10 is already dead and it hasn’t even been released yet. BlackBerry 10 has gone through a hell of a path, they had the legal name change, and then there were delays after delays and then the insider says says: BB10’s firmware has no native e-mail, no BBM, and is worse than the BB 8700. He claims that the “awesome” BB10 “isn’t even as good as an Android 2.0”

According to the source the real reason on why RIM’s BlackBerry 10 smartphones are delayed, has nothing to do with a new LTE chipset that RIM is waiting on. The source said that Mike Lazaridis was lying when he said the company’s new lineup was delayed for that reason. ”RIM is simply pushing this out as long as they can for one reason, they don’t have a working product yet,” So if this doesn’t scream out – Failure in every single language there is, I don’t know what does.

Thanksgiving Giveaway – Free DVD Ripping Blu-ray Software before Nov.29

Well, it’s that time of year again when everyone is giving out free stuff to all their loyal customers. To celebrate Thanksgiving 2011 in a giving way, Digiarty Software is holding a luxurious software feast to thank you all. We are giving away a Total of 30K copies of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum Thanksgiving Edition, worth $1 million. The rules to claim these are very simple, “First Come, First Server”. An interesting game is also prepared for users, all participants have the chance to free get a gift valued $49.95, unlimited copies. This giveaway is valid before Nov.29, 2011. Now hold the last chance to free get your Thanksgiving giveaway.

How to join in this Thanksgiving giveaway?

  1. Go to  http://www.winxdvd.com/giveaway/
  2. Click “Get Register Code”. The system will auto show the license code and download link for you.

PS: if you are Mac users, you are able to free get a WinX iPhone Ripper for Mac($29.95) to rip & backup any DVD to iPhone, iPad, iPod, and iTunes on our Facebook by click “Get gift for Mac users

3.  Join “Roast Turkey Game”, Win WinX Blu-ray Decypter.

It is a Blu-ray decrypting & backup software that is able to decrypt and copy any Blu-ray video disc to hard drive as MPEG2 video file and Blu-ray video folder for playing with media player, or further edition, protect your beloved Blu-ray disc from scratch. All Blu-ray related copy protections supported, even including the recent AACS MKB V25, BD+ and BD-Live, etc. It can also transform 3D Blu-ray video disc to 2D video.

If you have a lot of DVD and Blu-ray video disc, just visit http://www.winxdvd.com/giveaway/ and grab this good opportunity to get this powerful software to enrich your digital life.

 

Amazing Sixth-Grader Creates iOS Apps and Starts Programming Club

Do you remember what you did during your freetime as a sixth-grader?  I for one spent my days running around outside playing tag… maybe I played catch with my friends or threw around a football in a light-hearted game of two-hand touch.  The last thing on Earth that I would have been caught doing during my early double-digit years of all times, is programming applications on a computer.  That is exactly what this awesome pre-teen named Thomas Suarez has been doing in his free time, and he’s pretty darn good at it too!  He has created two best-selling iOS apps named Earth Fortune and Bustin Jeiber (a whack-a-mole game?).  Not only has he been spending his time learning a very important and innovative trade but it turns out his creations are phenomenal and have been receiving recognition from some of the power players in the App creation market. He was recently seen giving a speech at a TEDx ‘Transforming Learning’ convention, and it turned out extremely well, his soft-spoken and yet super innovative ways puts him on the same level as Steve Jobs when it comes to giving a good speech.

Onto his creations, Earth Fortune is an interesting yet simple app that has a ‘mood-ring’ feel to it.  It gives you a (possibly random) selection of a colored earth and then explains what that specific color means.  It essentially gives you a fortune in a new and interesting way.  The creator describes it as “Earth Fortune is not like any fortune teller you have ever seen. It shows different color Earths, randomly, color coded depending on if your day will be peaceful, etc. Also, you can share your fortunes with your friends and family!”  Cool idea, and being completely free to download and try out I can’t see why anyone would bash this app!  Next up is his best-selling application, appropriately named Bustin Jeiber.  In essence this is a take-off of whack-a-mole and you gain points by taking the floating JB heads that come across the screen at varying speeds depending on the level you have reached.  This app retails at 99 cents which seems to be the app store average for a cute game in the ‘time-waster’ genre.

Another interesting way that Thomas is involved with Apple and App creation is through one of Apple’s own pilot programs based around learning and putting iPads into school environments for the purpose of learning.  Essentially Apple gives a certain allotment of iPads to a school that demonstrates some need, and then they are asked to show how they have integrated the devices into their everyday classrooms to see just how much of a difference some added technology can make.  It turns out the young Mr. Suarez actually helped start this program up at his school, and is running the new App/Programming club.  Having this type of experience and well thought out plans for future inventions means that this kid is someone to watch for in the coming years, and as for his parents, can you say scholarship?

How to Profit by setting up a paid Wi-Fi hotspot

Living in an apartment complex has really opened my eyes to a lot of things. I tend to see some crazy things going through my windows, but I see some crazier things going through my internet router.

Before I had my encryption set up and changed my password on the router from the default : “password” I was getting some traffic that I didn’t like. Perhaps the main thing that really annoyed me was that almost 15 people were jumping on board my connection, and it slowed my internet down dramatically.

But, since I wasn’t at home that much, I really didn’t care, until I realized that all of these people were getting free internet access while I payed $60 a month for them to enjoy it.

If you are anything like me, you really don’t mind people piggybacking on your connection, as long as you get something back. Fortunately for you, I found an awesome service called Fonera, you can get a Fonera router, which gives you free roaming at Fonera Spots all over the country in return for sharing a little bit of your WiFi at home. But here is the awesome thing, if you live at an apartment complex, you can actually charge the people around your house a predefined monthly fee to use your internet. Something that’s as little as $10 a month, if you’re in a busy apartment complex like mine, can get you $150 a month. Enough to pay your internet bill, for doing absolutely nothing.

Just some tips on how you can make some money out of something that’s already happening for free. If you live near a coffee shop, you can probably bring in more money than that from all the visitors that come to the shop.

5 Reasons Hosted Exchange is Vital for Businesses

Microsoft Hosted Exchange service has been serving the business users for almost a decade now. It has been met with great response and growing number of people are installing Hosted Exchange service for their business.

This should not imply that Hosted Exchange is the only horse in this course. There are two other emailing or data exchanging systems which are very popular POP and IMAP. In my diverse professional experience in which I had the pleasure to examine all the email and data exchanging systems, I would recommend Hosted Exchange hands down.

There are many reasons for which I’m impressed with Hosted Exchange. Some of which are discussed below:

1.      Hosted Exchange is one step ahead

Microsoft Hosted Exchange has advanced features, where POP and IMAP are ‘just’ emailing services. Hosted Exchange allows you to schedule meeting, leave notes, see calendars, set tasks, assign tasks, use applications on mobile phones – all in all a better communicative service which stands out. In other words, it is one step ahead of its competitors.

2.      Hosted Exchange is cost effective

Having an in house Exchange server is although effective but is very expensive. You need a special team of specialists to look after that. It is suitable for large businesses. Contrary to that Hosted Exchange is very affordable; its cost is considerably low when compared to the vital service it gives. Small and medium size businesses should go for Hosted Exchange. An IT company will provide you services for a minimal monthly fee.

3.      Hosted Exchange is hassle free

Acquiring Hosted Exchange service is hassle free. You do not need systems, in house servers and a team to look after your Exchange. When you get a Hosted Exchange service and specialist company operates the service for you from their end. If the server breaks down and connectivity is lost, you don’t have to go through the trouble to set it right, the company to which you have outsourced the service will do that.

4.      It allows you to focus on your business

When there is no responsibility to look after little things, you know better than I do that the focus increases on the actual business. Logical reasoning says that you should do away with any ‘extra baggage of responsibility’ you carry when you are doing business, even if you have to pay a little extra. When you give your core business more attention, it is needless to say that it will prosper.

5.      Work efficiency increases with Hosted Exchange

Communication in any business should be regular. That means that the communication channel should be interrupted and handled by an expert. When there is no communication hindrance, the obvious outcome is that the business will be carried out more efficiently. You will get more work done in little time.

There are the above mentioned benefits are some more of the Hosted Exchange service. One thing I would like to at the end is that Hosted Exchange is more secure than any other email service. Most companies which offer Hosted Exchange service provide it with SSL or other security measures.

About the author:

Nuur Hasan is a professional website developer and a freelance writer. Throughout his professional career, Nuur has been fascinated by Microsoft Office 365.

Google’s “Your Computer Appears to be Infected” Risks

If you are a frequent Google user, then you should have already seen the black bar at the top of the page introduced when Google+ was launched a few weeks back. That bar is also going to be used to deliver messages to their users.  The first message that was sent out looked similar to the one above, it reads:

Your computer appears to be infected:
It appears that your computer is infected with software that intercepts your connection to Google and other sites. Learn how to fix this.

The only problem is that many of us, if not all, have had horrible experiences clicking on “click here to remove a virus” or any other weird message. So when you see something from Google stating “your computer is infected with software learn how to fix this” the first thing that comes to mind was “silly hackers, you thought you had me!” but this time, the message really was from Google and not hackers.

Damian Menscher, a security engineer over at Google, found that millions of computers world wide were infected with a computer malware that automatically modifies your search results served up by Google. The malware attempts to point you to websites that serve up additional malware, or other websites instead of the planned search results.

Google hopes that this new warning message will help raise the awareness to  security problems and will encourage people to update their anti-virus software. Unfortunately, I see something else, a huge flaw that could be exploited in the future by cyber criminals that will copy the warning message from Google to direct their users to dangerous websites full of malware… after all they were directed by a Google copy so why would you doubt that? I give it less than a year before someone comes up with a scam message.

I’m not saying that google shouldn’t be warning their members, but I think this is a double edged sword. If you have gotten the message labeled above, click on the “Learn how to fix this” area It will take you to one of its webpages for really offer you some assistance on the matter.

One of the options that the page offers is to search Google for anti virus software, but again, you need to be careful when you are searching for that, ALWAYS make sure the site has been verified… AKA if you are searching for Norton Anti Virus, do NOT click on the Free-Norton-Antivirus-for-life.com link… even though the page might look like an original page, it’s not and in fact, you will end up getting infected by the very virus the page is claiming to protect you from.  And please, do NOT try to download Norton from a  “free Norton anti virus download link” those hardly ever work. Overall, just be safe, and like the old saying goes, be smarter than what you’re working with.