Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spamming gets innovative.

Spammers Hakckers keep finding new and innovative ways to reach out to the masses. Since facebook has been immensely popular social network, it becomes vert attractive media for spammers. It also seems to be very easy to convince users to click a few buttons and steal all your data. They also post links on your friend's walls to attract more visitors.

Found a couple of my innocent friends posting these materials again and again.
How do you safeguard youself?
  • Dont click on any link that you do not know or is suspicious.
  • If any application asks you to approve/join/like do not do it unless you know the website/link
  • They will have very attractive images/text - Eg. Osama bin Laden's uncensored pictures. If its too good to be true, it may not be safe link.

What do they get by spreading these kinds of links?
Any of the following
  • Viral marketing - Website may be trying to make some product/website popular
  • Stealing your details - They may be collecting your name, geographic location phone etc to sell it further.
  • Stealing your id and passwords .
So please safeguard our accounts and share the good messages/links/videos with your friends. Do waste your and your friend's time and energy by clicking the wrong links.
Happy socializing.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

QR Codes

Do you know what is QR Code?
A QR code (short for Quick Response) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.

Was checking a barcode reader and found that app that i was testing can read QR codes so this was it.
Here is a QR code of my Kannada greetings site.

These are easily readable by most smartphones with camera by installing small app.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Garmin nüvi 1450 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

My previous Tom Tom XL got banged inside car many times as the suction holder gave up because prolonged direct sunlight/heat. It had lost the speaker for some time, and recently after it was handled by a friend, it died completely. Time to buy a new GPS. Its a very valuable tool if you travel even little bit and not sure about your local roads. It saves lot of time, gas and most importantly guides you back on the correct road when you go in a wrong route.
Gramin is one the most popular names in navigation today

I have found this invaluable tool to navigate specially the urban part of western countries.


5 years writing this article, Both cars i bought have inbuilt GPS so that i do not have to scramble to connect gps or hook it to the windshield on need basis. In future they will all be tightly integrated in in cars rather than being optional. I already see this in cars like Tesla that has auto pilot that heavily uses GPS data.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

50th Post- Sony HDR-XR150 Full HD 120GB HDD, 25X Optical zoom

My Ex-Neighbor Mr. Ron asked me to suggest him a good handycam for him. Sony was the defacto brand suggestion for him. Other reasons for selecting this model.
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels Full High definition videos
  • It had a large 120GB space to record lots of videos
  • 25X optical zoom. I never had that much of zoom so far in any of my camera/handycams.
  • Other specs like
    • Exmor R" CMOS sensor
    • Smile shutter
    • Face detection
  • 4.5 User review ratings
Not buying a memory card as it doesnt need one, it has 120GB HDD :)
Hope he enjoys it for years to come.