Month: April 2012

Choosing between Cloud storage services.

Jared Newman /

Jared Newman /

Cloud storage is in the spotlight this week with the launch of Google Drive and the relaunch of Microsoft’s Skydrive. Along with competitors such as Dropbox and SugarSync, you’ve now got lots of good choices for storing files online. (more…)


Precise Pangolin is here.

Following our last post, it seems 30th April was just too far away afterall. Canonical (Ubuntu’s parent company) today released version 12.04 LTS (long term support) of what’s arguably the most popular Linux distro following the conclusion of its Beta testing phase.

If you are a green horn who’s has a curiosity gene (like most of us) or a veteran of the series distro, point here to download the 32bit ISO file or the 64bit version. (It is advised that you download the recommended version for your pc)

If for some reason you still don’t want to dive into the pool, you can dip your toe here to take a tour from within your browser and see what the buzz is all about 🙂

“Google Drive” your virtual harddrive.

Its official, Drive is operational. Google’s own cloud storage facility which will rival existing services such as Dropbox, Apple’s iCloud and Microsoft’s SkyDrive.

Google Drive is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.

Google offer users up to 100 GB of online storage—for a fee. Not to worry, Google will also be offering its non-paying customers  5GB for free. Other changes include an increase of the Gmail inbox size from 7.5GB to 10GB and the Documents tab is now renamed Drive. (more…)

Online Security Tips

Does someone want to transfer millions of dollars into your account because they don’t trust their relatives or their government is after them?

Does someone want to pay you to cash cheques and send them the money?

Received a mail from a lady requesting for a long distance relationship? 

Has a dying person contacted you wanting your help to give his money to charity?

Have you sold an item and are asked to accept a payment larger than the item amount?

Did you receive a mail congratulating you on winning a lottery you never entered for?

This are avenues that scammers use to get their preys. (more…)

Cashless Banking. How to protect your Money.

Cash is something that can be destroyed or stolen without chance for recovery by the victim.  In a cashless society, you could still have theft, but there are better chances of reversing the charges when there is an intermediary under contract as a merchant with the provider of the cashless transfer instruments.   This adds to the fees that we all will have to pay to maintain the cashless systems, but it also provides incentives for improved security, the cost of which is often spread across all consumers of the systems, and not just the people who happen to be in riskier environments. (more…)

Technology Websites You need to Visit for News, Reviews, Leaks …

Below are links to technology websites that you can visit for news, information, updates, reviews and the likes.

AllThingsDigital – The Wall Street Journal’s tech blog hub continues to provide us with hard-hitting, far-reaching news, opinion and commentary on the tech industry.

Anand Tech – If you’re looking for hardcore analysis of news about hardware, this is the site for you. The site covers CPUs, motherboards, mobile and more.

Android-Apps – Created shortly after Google  launched the Android platform, this Android-centric site provides daily news about the Android platform and reviews of Android apps, as well as a growing depot of new and old Android Apps that mirrors the Android Market. (more…)

The All New Google+ layout. Simpler and user-friendly.

More than 170 million people have upgraded to Google+, enjoying new ways to share in Search, Gmail, YouTube and lots of other places. It’s still early days, and there’s plenty left to do, but we’re more excited than ever to build a seamless social experience, all across Google.
A critical piece of this social layer is a design that grows alongside our aspirations. So today we’re introducing a more functional and flexible version of Google+. We think you’ll find it easier to use and nicer to look at, but most importantly, it accelerates our efforts to create a simpler, more beautiful Google. (more…)