Archive for the ‘Tech’ Category

Considering Selling Your Mobile Phone?

July 26, 2010

Considering selling your mobile phone? Well, if you took so many pictures of your travels, for your family members, or for your friends, and you have stored them in the phone memory and then deleted all of them to sell the phone, do not think of selling it. Either recycle it, or if you could, remove the internal memory card.

Why you ask? Because your privacy can be in grave danger if the phone was acquired by an evil person.

I own a Nokia N95 8GB phone. I was considering selling it so I can buy a new phone. I heard many stories about some criminals who’s hobby is to buy used mobile phones for the sole purpose of digging into people’s private lives by extracting deleted images and videos in the memories of the used phones. Do a search in Google about the subject. It is really a dangerous matter.

I tried a software that is sold for the purpose of recovering images deleted by mistake. I tried this software and scanned my Nokia phone’s internal memory, and here is the shocking results: (more…)

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Play Videos on Your PSP

July 17, 2010

Simply, download free PSP Video 9 and start converting video files to be played on your PSP.

Free Japanese Font Sets for Windows & Mac

July 16, 2010

Japan Reference has some free Japanese fonts for Windows and Mac operating systems.

Also, you can find many commercial Japanese fonts on Dyna Font.

So beautiful.

NJStar Japanese Word Processor

July 13, 2010

I was afraid of downloading the Global IME tool on my office’s computer, so I searched for a software for writing Japanese and I found a commercial Japanese word processor by NJStar. It has dictionary functions, too.

Give it a try.

Write Japanese Characters in Your PC

July 12, 2010

So, I was using a computer in my office to write some Japanese characters when I knew it does not support writing Japanese. I looked in Google for a tool and found one by Microsoft called Global IME (Japanese). Before downloading and installing the tool, please read the information presented in the Download page carefully.

“I’m Feeling Lucky” Discoveries

July 9, 2010

Do some “I’m Feeling Lucky” random searches on Google. It is fun.

Here is a list of some of the searches I did and their results:

Most of what I searched for landed in Wikipedia.

There is one strange “I’m Feeling Luck” search. Try “2204355”.

Funny, is not it!

Free Text-to-Speech Software with Natural Voices

July 3, 2010

NaturalReader is a free text-to-speech software with natural voices in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Arabic.

In the free version, you can only play the audio file in English using the voice provided by Microsoft. It will assist you a lot if you are learning English. To save the audio file, you must purchase a paid version.

Web 2.0 Tools and Applications on One Page

June 26, 2010

I like to navigate Go2Web20 to discover the latest Web 2.0 tools and applications.

One File Uploaded to Several File Hosting Services

June 23, 2010

It is possible to upload one file to several file hosting services at a time using Sharebee.com. With this service, you can make sure that every person can get your file if one of the hosting services is busy or denied access.

Create and Edit Your Spreadsheets Online with EditGrid

June 21, 2010

EditGrid is a free service offering online spreadsheet editor for you to create, import, and edit Microsoft Excel sheets. You can collaborate with others in working on the same file and chat online.

It is good if you are working on a computer that lacks Windows Office.

Fun With Excel: Fish Following Mouse Pointer

June 19, 2010

Fish Following Mouse

Here is a nice flash embedded in a Microsoft Excel file. There is a fish that follows your mouse pointer.

Credits: Unknown

Back-Up Your Files

June 18, 2010

Have you, or some one you know, encountered the following situation?

You worked so hard on that spreadsheet for a week to be presented in a meeting. You spent nights working on it. You have finally finished it. You transferred it into a flash memory card. Next day, you take it with you when going to a meeting in another city. Your turn to present the spreadsheet has started. You plug the flash memory card into the computer, but, oh my God! it is crashed!

What to do?

There is only one way to open the spreadsheet anywhere you go without using a flash memory card, and that is to use the Internet. It is very smart to have Plan B ready when Plan A fails you.

Disaster Recovery Plan. Credits: Dilbert.com

Disaster Recovery Plan. Credits: Dilbert.com

Box.net offers you a range of online storage options with 1 GB being the lite free option. Give it a try. It may save your life one day. It sure will.