What Does The Year Of The Rooster Have In Store For The Digital World
Roosters are supposedly deep thinkers—capable of handling any challenge, they are outspoken, aggressive, talented, and courageous.
Which is exactly what we can expect this year from the digital world.
Just as Roosters are aggressive with whatever they do, Apple isn’t one to let the PC drag him out of the ring. The introduction of the Mac Mini, which measures 6.5” square and 2” tall is hitting sales hard with its stylish, yet convenient package. The company that made MP3s on the go the coolest thing not to mention iPods that play videos and store photos is ringing in the New Year with affordable yet chic products that are making other companies squirm in their seats.
Taking on the cue of the Mac mini, it’s all about going compact. Rumors of the Apple Powerbook G5 to be released in the second quarter of 2005 has gotten many laptop lovers reeling with excitement.
Fired up and ready to Google
Just as you’ve discovered Mozilla Firefox as the best ever browser on the planet if you haven’t, then you must be a fan of spyware and random pop-ups, you might have to familiarize yourself with yet another super-charged browser. Google.com has employed head programmer for Firefox Ben Goodger, to develop a browser for them—which could very much leave Microsoft’s IE in the dust.
Music on the Go
Cellular phones won’t be left behind—Motorola is introducing 13 new models this year, and Samsung’s light and compact clam shell phones are quickly winning the hearts of many text addicts.
Phones are quickly incorporating as much media as it can in one unit—but everyone will still be clamoring for their own mp3 player. Creative and Samsung have released compact and stylish players to pit against the iPOD—let’s face it, MP3 players are the new cell phones when it comes to being digitally trendy.
Although, as we get more connected, our precious PCs and PDAs become more prone to viruses. These won’t go away in the year of the Rooster, but instead, could be more rampant. It’s easier to get infected when we’re all wired up—expect random viruses as well as blue jacking, which are attacks on Bluetooth-enabled devices.
That shouldn’t get you down, though. After all, the Rooster can overcome whatever challenge is thrown his way. Now there’s something to crow about.
Beware of the Newest Activity Online… Phishing.
No. I’m not talking here about the outdoor activity enjoyed by many. And no again; I did not misspell it. Phishing is the name given to the latest online scam where millions of unwary Americans are getting their identities stolen.
Spyware: What It Is and How to Combat It
Spyware is software or hardware installed on a computer without the users knowledge which gathers information about that user for later retrieval by whomever controls the spyware.
Arm Yourself Against Snoops With Spyware Counterintelligence
Spyware is the cyber-equivalent of a peeping Tom. No one would think of sitting by while someone hide in the bushes watching their every move, so why do so many allow spyware snoops to moniter them online In some cases the answer is simple. They may not even know that they are being watched.
Be Aware of Phishing Scams!
If you use emails actively in your communication, you must have received various messages claiming to be from Ebay, Paypal and a number of banks. A recent email as if from U.S. Bank Corporation that I received contains the subject "U.S. Bank Fraud Verification Process" and in the body of the mail it says "We recently reviewed your account, and suspect that your U.S. Bank Internet Banking account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third party. Protecting the security of your account and of the U.S. Bank network is our primary concern. Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to sensitive account features. To restore your account access, please take the following steps to ensure that your account has not been compromised:". It continues with a link to a webpage, which looks very similar to original web page of the bank.
Is Your Web Browser Putting You At Risk
Its free, it comes with Windows and its used by approximately 94% of the Internet population. It also poses an unacceptable security risk. What am I talking about If you guessed Internet Explorer, youre right on the money. So, is your web browser putting you at risk If youre one of the 94% using Internet Explorer, the answer is a definite *yes*. By my math, quite a few people require critical information for protection.
Tops In Toolbars
Most internet marketers are aware of, and probably use, the Google Toolbar. After all, it has been the only indicator of Googles PageRank number that has been assigned to a given web page. Whether the number is accurate, important, or even updated any more is a matter of debate on the marketing forums. But the only feature that was really worthwhile for more casual surfers, other than being able to use the Google search box directly, was the popup window blocker feature, which oddly enough, is the least favorite feature of many an internet marketer. But for many surfers now, the Yahoo Toolbar may well be a better choice. A 3 megabyte download for computers running Windows 98 or higher and Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, the Yahoo Toolbar not only offers greater interactivity with Yahoo and My Yahoo, but now offers some benefits for your PC as well.
Computer Tips that Help Small Businesses Operate Profitably
When working properly, computers enable small businesses to make big business profits; however, get booted off your computer and you’re suddenly starving. In most instances, computers usually act up due to lack of care by its owners. Here are four computer tips that’ll keep you up and running smoothly.
Is Your Computer Sick
Viruses and spyware usually show up on your computer one of two ways.
Tips For Safer Computing Online
New computer viruses threaten the unwary user everyday. Hackers jeopardize your online security with invasive computer techniques to steal your passwords, personal information, even identity.
Protect Yourself with a Porn Filter
The harmful affects of pornography use and addiction are well documented by science. As with most things in life, prevention is the most effective way to avoid ever having a problem with pornography.
Network Monitoring for Serious eCommerce
In the real world, businesses come in every size, from self-employed entrepreneurs like me to mega malls like Wal-Mart.
The Identity Theft Epidemic : What The “Experts” Aren’t Telling You
Picture yourself walking down the street, all alone. Its late at night. Its a bit brisk, and the wind is blowing through the tall buildings on both sides of you. Suddenly, from out of nowhere, someone runs by you, knocks you over, grabs your wallet, and takes off.
The End of Spyware
The US House of Representatives has recently passed the "Spy Act" - or to give it its full title - the Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act. This aims to prevent software companies from installing spyware on users PCs without their knowledge, and anyone found guilty of breaching the act faces a fine of up to $3 million.
Can You Really Make Money with Surf for Cash Programs
This article will focus on the Spedia Surf for Cash Program.
The Cheapest Way To Speed Up Your PC
Is your computer running slowly but dont have much cash Windows XP telling you that you have low memory Then dont panic, adding memory to your current computer is one of the cheapest, easiest upgrades that you can do yourself! Dont start ripping apart your PC just yet though.
Avoid Internet Theft, Fraud and Phishing
Since its birth, the Internet has grown and expanded to unprecedented, unmanageable proportions. Information, software, news, and much more flow freely through its twisted pathways. Online services such as Internet banking save time and money. However, from the depths of its vast expanse have come the dregs of society intent on preying on the new, the naïve, and the less informed.
Protect Your System From the Internet Evils
Ads, Spyware and Popups: the Internet is an aggressively commercial place. Internet marketing is hugely profitable; owners of frequently visited websites can make a reasonable living just off a few banner ads placed on their site. Software was quickly developed that would attempt to block these ads from loading and being displayed leaving the Internet free from irritants so the user could just view the information that they were after. Not surprisingly the Internet fought back with ads becoming more and more tricky in their execution.
Spyware - The Internet Devil Of Our Times!
Spyware and Adware infest over 90 percent of computers in use today. Internet linked computers has made it easy for spybots, adware, and trojans to infiltrate and compromise online privacy. Installed toolbars can also contribute to browser hijacking and spyware related problems.
How to Protect your PC from Spyware in the Cyber Age.
Wouldnt you be shocked to find that your personal sensitive information, like files, credit card information, operating system / software and other non-disclosed data to be penetrated by unscrupulous prying eyes Even worse...
Burning Bridges is Bad, But Firewalls are Good
When you signed up for that ultra-fast DSL or Cable connection there was probably one very important piece of information that your ISP failed to mention. By accessing the Internet via a high-speed connection, you have tremendously increased your chances of being victimized by a computer hacker.
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