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You don’t Always Need to Play Online

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Games |

image-1Whether it is the weekends or the holidays there is always a way for you to entertain yourself during these times. When it comes to games, there sole purpose is to entertain you and give you fun, but the question is what are the games that you can play? If you think that you are too old for hiding and seek then, you should try and use your imagination and resourcefulness to create fun games to play with your friends and family during a long weekend or the holidays.

If you don’t want your family and friends to use their technology when you are gathering together, then you should think of games that are fun to do. You need to realise that not all age groups can interact with modern technology, some the vary old or young may struggle with the coordination & reactions that may be required.  If you have a family gathering and you want to play a game where everyone can join in without feeling bored, then you can always play charades or twister.

There also many board games available for all ages on the market today which can give hours of pleasure. If it is a large gathering why not split into teams of varying ages & genders to add some extra competitiveness. In this way, you could then introduce your games system as each team could select some players to represent them as the rest of the team cheer them on.

image-2Games are fun to play with when you are sharing the pleasure and entertainment with your friends and family.

If you have a new game that you have thought of, then you should share it so that the joy of creating games will not be lost through the years.

Though there are games now on the internet for your convenience, playing with each other is the best.

Protect your PC against malicious software

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Computer Aplications |

pc-protection-img-1You must have had to deal with malicious software in the past since you found this article. Indeed, we have all had to deal with malware, even though our well-paid anti-virus software was active. Anti-virus software is useful, but it can’t stop all kinds of malware, and therefore it won’t protect your PC from all external threats.

This isn’t something new as everyone knows that anti-virus has its limitations. There are other ways through which you can increase the protection of your PC and make it almost malware-proof. Some of these tricks require advanced knowledge of the PC and its options. If you don’t have the knowledge to set those defenses up, then seek assistance from people who are versatile with computers.

Basic anti-malware protection tips

Very few people install a firewall, and even fewer of those people utilize all of its options. The latest PCs come with a pre-installed firewall. People don’t touch it, and it stays dormant while performing its essential functions. This software is very versatile when it comes to protection from web-based malware. You can set it to block all types of data transfer from the Web. In that case, you will be the one that will have to authorize every data transfer, including cookies as well.

Installation of the anti-virus software is mandatory if you want to protect your PC. It does have its flaws, and it slows down the processing speed of the PC, but it provides excellent protection against certain malware.

Using complex passwords may be boring, but it does help with the security. You can find a lot of programs that crack passwords and the complexity of the password determines whether the program will be successful or not. A program like that will require around 20 hours to crack a simple password that contains a word or several numbers. But if you mix words and figures as well as capital letters then the program will take several days, or even a month to crack that password. No one is patient enough for that.

pc-protection-image-2Some additional ways to protect your PC

Never use generic passwords that you get from the site. A skilled hacker can crack a password like that in less than an hour. Whenever you create an account on a site and share your personal data, be sure to change the password you are given. Use a complex password that has numbers and letters, capital letters and other signs.

Spam, both in emails and social networks, carries malicious malware. This malware may be a virus that will destroy your system, software that will slow down your computer or spyware that will transfer your personal data to someone else. Never open spam messages, no matter what they say.

The latest type of spam are the messages on social networks like Facebook. Those messages contain files that require unzipping. Once you do that, the malware is free to do anything with your system. Don’t touch those files. Whenever someone messages you something that looks suspicious, ask them about it. There is a good chance that they didn’t send it and that it is virus.

Protect your USB flash drive against viruses

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Computer Aplications |

1st-imageDo you remember diskettes? The floppy drives that are just about obsolete and a thing of the past? These were the biggest virus spreaders in their day.

If you had a clean computer, there was no other way for a virus to enter your computer, but through the floppy.

The Internet changed that a bit, but nowadays it is unlikely that you get infected from the Internet if you have a decent virus scanner and a firewall. If your internet provider is good and you are behind a router, then there is almost no way a hacker will bother to enter your machine.

But flash drives travel around like the diskettes of the past used to and the most common threat nowadays is to get infected by putting such a virus infested USB stick into your machine.

What can you do? One of the most likely carriers of infections on a USB Flash drive is the autorun.Inf file paired with the auto-run option of the system that automatically opens such files without a prompt.

It can be very easily remedied with a handy free utility called USB Vaccine by Panda Security. Downloadable for free from their web site, the Panda USB Vaccine disables the autorun feature on the computer you run it on and on any USB drive you select it to vaccinate.

You can, of course, re-enable the function in your computer at a later time just as easily. You should note, however that the USB drive that is vaccinated cannot be reversed and accept autorun again, the change is permanent. With this little vaccination, you can fix your flash drive that you intend to carry around with you.

What shall you do if you do not want to remove that capability, but would still like to carry your USB around?

The solution is another little program that is called Protect My Disk. This program copies a little folder onto your disk that will prevent any program to install an autorun.Inf file in future and remove any such existing files as well.

What is different here, is the fact that this program has the capability of restoring your drive at a later point. After running the Protect My Disk program, you can take your USB flash drive anywhere else and not run the risk of getting infected.

While the files that you copy on that drive may still have dangerous properties, none of the files will auto-execute.

2nd-imageIs my USB flash drive now safe?

If the data on your USB drive should not be erased and you do not want any other data to enter your USB drive, unless you directly specify so, you may also use one of the existing write protection utilities that make your USB drive read-only.

Whilst such programs remove your capability to put something onto your USB drive when away, they also protect you from accidental infection other than the mentioned autorun. Inf routine. All above programs are available for download online. No driver installation is necessary.

Watchdogs Are Back with a new Sequel

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Games |

first imageThose who witnessed the amazing presentations at the E3 Convention Centre in Los Angeles know that there are some great game titles to be expected in 2016 and 2017.

Most of them we have seen or at least heard of, but one, in particular, was not expected.

We are talking of course about Watch Dogs 2. This time, Aiden is not the main protagonist but his work from the previous storyline is heard of and recognized as a contribution to their cause that is focusing on bringing down ctOS 2.0 and the government anti-hacking organization known as Blume.

What we know about the plot so far.

In this sequel, the story is set in California, Los Angeles, as you take control of Marcus Holloway a computer genius, who is accused by Blume of hacking operations that he wasn’t involved in.

Shortly after the accusation, Marcus is contacted by DedSec operatives and recruited. DedSec also informs him about Blume’s previous mischief in Chicago regarding the usage of ctOS system.

So as we can see, Aiden’s and T-Bone’s actions from the previous chapters of the game inspired DedSec members to continue to fight corruption in the system.

What can we expect from the gameplay itself?

The gameplay is not totally changed, but rather redeveloped using the old system of profiling in a new and advanced way. Using the Profiler system has changed in a way that it is no longer represented in a square from which you operate.

Now you can choose your actions like hack car, hack a phone or any other piece of technology available for manipulation through hacking, by selecting the shape of it as everything turns black.

In this case, hackable objects are highlighted so it is more obvious what can be interacted with and what not. New vehicles and equipment are also available in the California Bay Area so players will be granted with more freedom in completing their tasks.

For example, Marcus has a drone that he can control, which can monitor the surroundings as well as interact by hacking cameras, security systems, and every available electronic device. This brings more to the covert and tactical angle of the game, as players can explore the vicinity by staying hidden under cover.

secondGame release, system requirements, and other related information.

This game, as announced by Ubisoft’s team, will be available from November 15th for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Minimum system requirements are at least a dual core processor running on 3.0GHz, 6 GB of RAM, a graphic card equivalent or better than Nvidia GeForce GTX460 and 25 GB of free space for the game itself.

As no official system requirements are announced, this is what should be required to run the game and play it without low framerates.

The game will also support a multiplayer option, so you will be able to team up with other members of DedSec, controlled by your friends and complete the main objective and various side quests. The gameplay from E3 conference provided extremely interesting gameplay so we expect a lot from this sequel.

A short guide to buying a laptop

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Technology |

buying a laptop first imageLaptop computers are still very popular all over the world, despite the fact that smartphones and tablets carry some similar functions.

However, laptops are compact, versatile and affordable, which makes them a perfect option for people who need a reliable but portable piece of equipment.

They come in all shapes and sizes, and the prices of laptops can be dramatically different, but all in all – portable computers are something we all need. However, it is not so easy to find a perfect laptop, mostly because there are so many options on the market and choosing the right one can be a tricky task.

Like a kid in a candy store, buyers can get overwhelmed by the large selection of features and specifications, and it is not easy for them to focus on the most important aspects of the new device.

Buying a laptop from a reputable manufacturer is the safest “way to go”, and this is recommended by all experts or by anyone who knows a thing or two about the technological market.

However, branded laptops are slightly more expensive than the rest, and this can be a bit problematic for some customers. Establishing a budget and knowing your price range is the first step you need to take when buying almost anything, and the same applies to buying computer equipment as well.

Normally, the more money you invest – the better the product, or, at least, this is usually the case, so try to spend as much as you can in order to receive a device that will serve you for years to come.

The first thing you need to investigate when you look at a laptop is the quality of the construction. If anything is squeaky or loose – move on to the next laptop on your list! Ergonomics are also important when buying a new machine, so try to see if your laptop will suit your needs and your preferred style of typing or surfing the web.

The size and weight of the machine are closely connected to these elements as well, and you should always try to buy a laptop that will follow your needs and patterns of daily usage.

image 2 for postIf you use your portable computer only for Facebook and music – go for a light one, but if you need a super-powerful device for gaming or constant multimedia reproduction – you will have to buy a larger laptop with a big display and a heavy battery.

Naturally, every computer is only as good as its components, and customers should always try to learn as much as possible about the characteristics of their new machine before making a purchase.

Integral components, such as the processor, graphics unit, RAM or hard drive, are the ones that will affect the performances of the device, and they can make the life of your laptop longer or shorter – depending on their quality.

Also, the quality of your work and your productivity will be significantly improved if you do your work on a fast and responsive laptop, so choose wisely!

Four Top Facebook games

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Games |

Facebook gamesDragon City

Now Dragon City is my all-time favorite Facebook game. This game reminds me of Pokemon so much. You enter a world of magical islands where you breed dragons.

Your goal is always to breed all the various dragons and enter combat against other player’s dragons.

There are eight different basic elements that you can breed initially. Eventually, you will want to get some hybrid dragons to help you mate some rare and powerful dragons.

Once you can get the Legendary Dragon, you’ll have an easier time inside the player league and dragon tournaments. It may be a very addictive game that serves to want to play it at a moderate pace.

Candy Crush Saga – the first choice for players who travel by bus

This game might be fun and also a hair puller from time to time. The cool part about this is that you could make some special candies that help you to clear the puzzle.

The basic premise of the game is you have to complete your stage by either removing the selected squares, collect fruits, gaining a certain amount of points or remove the stage using a time limit.

There are many combos that you can use that will help you attain your goals. If you lineup four back to back you get a color candy that will wipe out a full row vertically or horizontally. There is also the candy bomb that can blast a location of 3×3 or 5×5 if you’re able to manage to get two combined.

They are extremely powerful. There is also the chocolate candy that can remove the same colored candy.

This game is also extremely challenging sometimes because some stages require some thinking for a bit before you make a move. The opening puzzles could be easy and require very little brain power.

However, as you arrive at the latter stages beginning from 50 plus, they amp up the difficulty. You can buy Facebook credits to help you get some good bonus special abilities to clear the puzzle, but I wouldn’t recommend it as it removes the challenge in the game.

Sometimes, I spend just as much as an hour trying to solve one from the puzzles. I would recommend this game to puzzle game lovers. It really will get you addicted so be warned!

FarmVille

FarmVille has approximately 73,800,000 monthly users and is also growing with a steadily. FarmVille is aa game where you turn into a farmer. FarmVille permits you to interact with your friends and even become neighbors with them.

You will do everything a farmer does while playing FarmVille. Planting, plowing, harvesting and growing a successful farm. Just make sure when playing the bingo that you harvest your plants punctually. Different plants have different times for harvesting.By taking care of your farm, you’ll get more points and climb in level.

 Café World

The fourth hottest game on Facebook is Café World that is made by Zynga. Café World has approximately 31,000,000 active users a month. Café world can be a fun game to try out if you ever thought of owning your own restaurant.

When playing mafia wars, you can cook, bake sauté to make anything you want when playing Café World. When playing Café World, you’re the cook and also the restaurant owner. Therefore, you’ll have to hire servers.

When finding a server on Café World, it is possible to select one of your Facebook friends. Make sure you have plenty of food ready for your guests.