Scan Facebook Account for Privacy Leak Risk

May 18, 2010

Facebook is the largest social networking website where you can probably find a lot of personal information about people. It is useful in a way to keep in touch with friends that you have lost touch with but if you did not configure your privacy settings properly, you will end up leaking a lot of your personal private information which you don’t want people that you are not so closed with to know about it.

One easy way to quickly check if you have a privacy risk on your Facebook account is by using the free online service ReclaimPrivacy. If you are using Firefox web browser, all you need to do is drag the “Scan for Privacy” link to your bookmark toolbar, then login to your Facebook account and then click on the bookmark which you have just added. ReclaimPrivacy will automatically inspect your Facebook privacy settings and warn you about settings that might be unexpectedly public.

Facebook Privacy Risk

If your Facebook account has privacy risk, there is a button which seems to be able to fix the privacy setting automatically but we have tested it and it doesn’t seem to work. However there are direct link which brings you to the setting so you can turn it off.

Facebook Privacy Scanner

Finding Menu and Toolbar Commands in Microsoft Office 2010

May 18, 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 comes with a ribbon interface which looked very nice and got a mixed reactions. Some people thinks that it takes too much time and patience to learn while some people thinks that it is easier since it uses tabs and can place more commands to the ribbon toolbar. Microsoft Office 2003 was the last version of Office suite which comes with a classic menu and without the ribbon toolbar. If you have recently switched to Office 2010 from 2003, you could have trouble finding the menu and toolbar commands to bold the fonts, changing the background color, underlining text and etc.

There are third party plugins to bring back the classic menu but it would be best to learn the new ribbon interface because when you not using your computer, you will have trouble working with the Office suite. Instead of paying money to go to Microsoft Office classes to learn about it, you can learn by yourself online, thanks to Microsoft Office team.

Learn Office 2010 ribbon menu

They have created a free interactive guides that shows you where your favorite menu and toolbar commands are located in Office 2010. Just click the command or button that you want to find and the guide will show you its location in the 2010 version of the program. It uses SilverLight plugin for the animation and all you need to do is select the commands in Office 2003 that you see on the screen and the animation will show you where to locate it in Office 2010. Currently only Word, PowerPoint and Excel guides are available and the rest will be available soon.

Microsoft Office 2010 Ribbon Interface Interactive Guide

Free McAfee VirusScan Plus, Personal Firewall and SiteAdvisor with 6 Months Subscription

May 18, 2010

We have previously shared with you on how to obtain a free 180 days subscription for McAfee VirusScan Plus by becoming McAfee’s fan in Facebook. Here is another free subscription offer by McAfee which allows anyone to have a free 6 months subscription in their McAfee account. McAfee VirusScan Plus comes with a SecurityCenter module where you can manage your McAfee products and also configuration, a VirusScan module to scan and remove viruses, Personal Firewall module to keep hackers out and a SiteAdvisor module to check on dangerous websites.

Free McAfee antivirus

Licensing McAfee products is not as simple as downloading the trial version and then activating or registering it with a serial number. It requires a McAfee account which subscription will be tied down to the account. Follow the steps below on how to get your free 6 months McAfee antivirus for free.

1. Visit http://us.mcafee.com/root/basket.asp?PriceID=31016&BasketAction=Add&PkgQty=1

2. Fill up the form to create a new McAfee account

3. You should see a McAfee VirusScan Plus (6-month subscription) in the receipt. Check your email and click on the link from McAfee to activate your account.

4. You should now see “Account Activated. Thank you.” page. Click the “click here” link from the webpage.

5. Click the Download button and then followed by I Agree button.

6. Again click the Download button to download the DMSetup.exe file.

7. Run DMSetup.exe and login with the McAfee account that you have created by keying in the email address and password and click Next.

8. Proceed with the on-screen installation instruction.

Free 1 Year Advanced SystemCare Pro Registration Key

May 17, 2010

We have previously shared with you a genuine license key that can be used to register Advanced SystemCare into Pro version and it has over 100 days left. IObit, the company that is famous for their automated Windows system maintenance software called Advanced SystemCare Pro is celebrating their 5th birth anniversary and they are giving away free genuine 1 year license to 50,000 license seats for the PRO version of Advanced SystemCare.

Advanced SystemCare PRO

Here are the steps to get your free Advanced SystemCare Pro license valid for 1 year.

1. Visit http://db.iobit.com/license-free/asc-free-license.php

2. Make sure that the agreement checkbox is checked, select any of the answer for the question and type in the verification code and click the Get Free License button. Note down the account name and license code.

3. Download Advanced SystemCare Pro and install.

4. Click the Upgrade button and then click Enter License Now button.

5. Type in the account name and license code exactly the same that you received and click Activate Now button. It will then validate the code online.

The account name and license code are the same no matter how many times you generate it. You can use the code below.

Account Name: ASCfrhdaz
License Code: 97FE-97FE-F0FF-44CC

Calculate Minimum and Recommended Power Supply Unit

May 17, 2010

One of the most important hardware when anyone wants to build a custom computer is the power supply unit (PSU). If the power supply is too low and not strong enough to support the available hardware on the computer, the computer will experience problems such as random auto shutting down, USB devices not working due or no power and etc. However having too powerful PSU is also a waste of money since it pushes more power and also cost more expensive.

One easy way to calculate the minimum and recommended power supply unit is by using an online eXtreme Power Supply Calculator. The database now contains 1100+ CPUs including latest processors from Intel and AMD, latest graphics cards from NVIDIA and AMD (ATI) and more. All you need to do is go to the online calculator page and simply select the hardware that you have or intend to have on your computer. Once done, click the Calculate button and you will get the recommended and minimum PSU wattage.

Calculate minimum power supply

The online Pro calculator cost $9.99 USD for a lifetime usage and it provides extra features such as support for multiple Video Cards (up to 4), 3-Way SLI and Quad CrossFire X, Amperage on +12V Rail, Amperage on +5V Rail, Amperage on +3.3V Rail, Recommended UPS Rating and Print Results Page with Amperes per Rails.

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator