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Sunday, March 21

Plants VS. Zombies

Do you like strategy games or you just simply like a fun and challenging game? I'm recommending Plants vs. Zombies if you haven't played it yet. It is the fastest-selling game developed and published by Popcap Games. Enjoy hours of fun by playing this game. There is adventure mode available in this game wherein you must defend your house against zombies by planting different types of plants with unique functions on your lawn. There are many mini games to unlock and there is an Endless Game where defending against zombies is really fun but challenging. 

Did you already finish this game? If so, how many times and what is your favorite plant? Mine was the Cattail. :)

(WARNING: PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES is a very addicting game)
 Try Plants VS. Zombies (Trial)

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Tuesday, March 9

Best FREE antivirus, trojan, worms and malware protection

Every computer needs its protection against viruses. An antivirus software is designed to do its job which is to detect and remove viruses from your computer. But not only viruses are harmful to your computer. There are also worms, trojans and malware that can be found everywhere on the internet. There are commercial antivirus solutions that provide complete protection for your computer but do you really need to pay for the software just for your computer protection? 

The answer could be a YES and a NO.

YES if your running a business and you have the budget to buy it. Providing paid antivirus solution for your computer can ensure you that your important files are fully protected.

I'm recommending Kaspersky Antivirus for the best commercial antivirus solution. I tried it for years and viruses, trojans, worms and other malicious files never had the chance to infect my computer. Kaspersky Antivirus provides intense virus protection wherein when it detected virus patterns on your files it automatically informs you and asks for the step you want to make. It has less false-positive detection on viruses that why I'm recommending it. It is the antivirus software that most large companies and schools use.

NO if your a casual computer user. There are many free antivirus software out there that provides a complete antivirus solutions par with some of the commercial antivirus. But not all popular free antivirus software are good. Some software detects only viruses without the capability to detect other malicious content on your computer. Some antivirus software provides but hogs and slows down your whole system and comes with annoying pop-ups and advertisements.

I'm recommending Avast 5 for best free antivirus solution. It provides complete antivirus solution but costs nothing. It provides real-time protection for your computer and provide on-demand scan for thorough and light detection of virus, trojans, malwares and worms whenever you need it. It could also be set to silent/gaming mode where avast won't display notifications for updates and scanning  results. I actually like this feature.

Kaspersky Antivirus (30-day trial)

Thursday, March 4

icloud: Your desktop, files and applications on any computer

A friend of mine suggests that I should try icloud. First question that came into my mind is “what is icloud?” icloud is like having your own computer, your desktop, files, applications, gadgets on any computer. It is virtually your working environment wherein you can view your pictures, edit your documents and share it to others for free. It's like having your operating system on any computer where there is an internet connection whenever you need it.

At the first time you log into icloud. You’ll see a fresh, good looking desktop with sidebar, taskbar, searchbar and instant messenger. With its preloaded applications like icloud’s Productivity tool, ‘Write’ which is compatible with MS Office 97-2003 documents, so you can start working right away.

You’re given 3GB of cloud storage but if you’re paying for a premium service, and then you’ll have 100GB storage.

Icloud also let you access your icloud storage from Windows Explorer without needing to open your web browser with its WebDAV tool. It is compatible with Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, iPhone and Windows Mobile.

Both Firefox and Internet Explorer are support as of now. Too bad Chrome isn’t supported yet.
Also, the latest version of Java Runtime Environment is needed by icloud for it to work.
Start Today. Register account at icloud here.