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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.

Best Farming Strategies in DomiNations

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Games |

DomiNations top imageThe raiding or farming is the essential part of DomiNations gameplay; it is the most effective way of gathering resources and medals in the game.

However, many decisions must be made as there are many various options available, so how to make right choices?

  1. Focus on Raiding/Farming

When I started to play DomiNations I had the impression that I would only worry about my army formation, that I would spend the most of my time in rearranging my troops and sending them into thrilling battles. Wrong!

DomiNations is most of all about resource management! You need resources in this game if you want to progress.

Otherwise you will be stuck, unable to build or produce a single unit. In the beginning, your valuable sources of resources are wild animals and mines, but after you discover raiding/farming, you will focus only on that.

It is the fastest way to get necessary resources, but it is not easy! In fact, the fastest way to get resources is DomiNations Hack, but you can also focus on classic raiding/farming strategies.

  1. Farming Doesn’t Mean Constant Winning!

What? Well, the above sentence is true when it comes to DomiNations. The actual goal of farming is to get resources, not to win every battle. So, it is a strategy where you are focused only on gain and loot, nothing wrong in such orientation, I suppose?

Farming should be done with the smallest possible amount of units to start next assault immediately after your battle. Time is money, they say, in DomiNations time means more resources!

  1. Use Only Basic Units

There are almost unlimited army combinations in the game, but for raiding purposes, the best strategy is to build an army made of basic units.

You could think that such units are weak, well they are, but they are not expensive, and they are easily replicable. That is important if you have in mind your desired goal – to get as many resources as you can.

Basic units are perfect for that task and many players in the game are using this strategy – create an army of basic soldiers and archers.

That is all, simple and effective. You may also consider adding a few more troops like Horse Riders, but in most cases you will do fine with soldiers and archers. One problem that emerges if you have a lot of soldiers is food, but you can solve that problem by using DomiNation cheats.

  1. In Search for Ideal Raiding Base

Creating an ideal army is just a half of a job, another task is to find a good farming base. There are many things that you should take into consideration when you need to choose a base for attack. First, you must be sure that the base has enough resources.

Otherwise, there is no point in attacking an empty base. Look for Market and Mill, observe and attack if they are not full, in that case, you will get a lot of resources from farms. Pay special attention to defense and completely neglect Town Hall and other structures.

When you are sure about all those things, send a least possible amount of units in the attack.

Focus entirely on resources; it doesn’t matter if you are losing battles, if you are getting resources you are on a right track! In case you are not good at gathering resources, try using our DomiNations Hack Mod online, which can be easily downloaded on our page.

 

Priceless computer gadgets of 2016

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Technology |

Priceless computer gadgets of 2016 - Image 1Computer gadgets may often seem unnecessary, overpriced devices, but it really isn’t like that. Anyone who spends a lot of time on the computer surely knows how important computer gadgets can be.

Some of them are overpriced, but if you look carefully, you will find decent priced and useful ones. These gadgets, even though they are priceless, have a price suitable for every wallet.

1. Roll-up keyboard – every gamer knows how important it is to have the best possible keyboard that will suit you and your gaming style entirely. This flexible keyboard is made of rubber and its suitable for everyone.

You can easily pack it up in your backpack if you are heading to gaming tournament and you don’t have to worry about spilling something if you are playing at home. Coffee or juice accidents can happen to anyone, but it is all right since this keyboard is completely waterproof and washable.

2. Kill a Watt – is the device that will help you get your parents of your back and save some energy in your household.

This device takes care of your devices and the energy they consume. It will show you exactly how much energy each device consumes, and you will be able to take care of it yourself.

If you are constantly on your computer, and you are worried about your bills at the end of the month, this is the perfect solution for you.

3. Koss PortaPro Headphones – these on-ear headphones have an outstanding design that hasn’t been changed from 1980’s. These lightweight headphones sound great, and they are suitable for every gamer out there.

The feeling you will get when you put them on will remind you of the past, and the price will amaze you. These perfect headphones will cost you less than 40 bucks.
Priceless computer gadgets of 2016 - Image 24. Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse. This cool looking flexible mouse is everything you will need when you are on the go, especially if you are heading to a gaming tournament.

It is flat when you aren’t using it, but when you want to use it, it will be a perfect fit for your hand. This mouse curves to fit your palm perfectly, and it is full-featured.

It has touch strip which is important for scrolling. Its design is outstanding, and it costs about 40$ which is nothing if you think about its features.

5. Apple Digital AV Adapter. If you are a fan of video game consoles you will be amazed by this device. It is an outstanding HDMI connector used for iOS devices. It can literally turn your iOS device into a gaming console.

This device will allow you to play your favorite game on different sized displays and use your mobile phone as a controller. It isn’t designed just for this purpose, but you can also use it to stream Netflix or play music.

Each of these devices is very useful, and it can provide you with quality gaming time, their price is not one dollar above 50, and it will undoubtedly improve your gaming experience.