Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Plug-N-listen?

Fully Functioning power strip/extensions PLUS it is used as a listening device. WOW.

You can connect to it remotely and listen in to what is going on at your house or Apt.

http://gadget.brando.com.hk/sim-card-spy-ear-power-extension-eight-sockets_p00839c024d001.html

David and Goliath: search war's continue

BING.com - Microsoft's new search tool. Announced on Monday.

Will it have an affect on Google's dominance in the search world.Well Paul Savage, and Irish Programmer, quickly made this site where you can compare GOOGLE to BING side by side.

http://www.blackdog.ie/google-bing/search.php


It's interesting whenm doing basic searches. What BING does have it is the quick ability to drill down for more options.

Try IMAGES on BING. Then you can choose: b/w or color, layout.

Try video's: Drill down.

Try shopping: another set of drill downs.

I don't know what I will do other than try BING.

It's just that google has "all those wonderful toys" included in google.

Monday, June 1, 2009

How to backup for Free( or almost free $50)

How to backup my Home Desktop computer to protect my files?

There are 2 ways you can and should be backing up. Majority are free.


Here are a couple that do a good job.

1. Local backup.

There are FREE local backup solutions and paid for ones(backup everything to a local external harddrive)

Windows has a built in backup solution call Windows Backup NT. Very Simple, not "pretty", but can backup.

Backups only files.

Another File backup free backup solution that is nice is GFI Backup solution:

http://www.gfi.com/backup-hm/

** all you need is an external harddrive to backup to. Purchase at any store.

2. Remote Backup

This system backups all important files(you choose), to a secure remote storage.

a. FREE REMTOE backup: 2 gigabytes worth

http://mozy.com/

https://mozy.com/registration/free


* MAC and PC

b. Carbonite.com - $50 per year, BACKUP EVERYTHING.

* Has trial period to see if you like it.

http://www.carbonite.com/

* PC only


Give it a shot!