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One Click Linking With Dropvine

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet,

DropvineHow many times have you tried to send a link to a bud, but either couldn’t send it from the site or it never arrived? Dropvine simplifies the process with a bookmarklet. After a free signup, you click on the link and select friends on your contact list (who don’t have need an account.) You can add comments on the links so your contacts will know it’s you. Hit send and the link arrives in their Dropvine inbox. They are then sent an email notification and can share in your joy.

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Free SMS2Desk Sends Blackberry Messages to PC

SMS2DeskCortado is offering their free SMS2Desk that allows you to send and receive messages via your PC to your BlackBerry OS 4.2.1 or higher through your email. You can also organize with the handy tool. Cortado promises that everything you do will be saved securely. Although you can download the program on a .zip file on your PC, you can get SNS2Desk from your Blackberry. There is a Premium Version that provides multiple SMS sending simultaneously, editable e-mailing, limit to the number of messages sent and SMS confirmation for about $6.00.

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Valentine Devkit Virus

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet,

Valentine DevkitAnother virus has reared its cute

ugly head, this time in the guise of puppies for Valentine’s Day. Known as the Valentine Devkit, click on it and you will see the pooches and but also download lloveexe.exe, start.exe.or something similar. Be very careful if you decide to create an e-card for the holiday as there are those above as well as fake Hallmark cards that will infect your computer with malware.

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Amazon Two For One Peek

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Hot Deals, Internet, Misc. Tech,

PeekAmazon has joined the ranks of other companies to offer a sweet deal for Valentine’s Day. Can’t get enough emails from your loved one? The online company is offering a 2fer deal. Buy one Peek for $79.99 and get a second free with instant rebate. The device comes in grey, pink or aqua, and has a color display, full keypad and simple menu usage. To get both, add an extra one at checkout.

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Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle Notebook

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, GPS, PC / Laptop,

VAIO PSony’s new VAIO P Series Lifestyle claims to be the world’s lightest at 1.4 lbs. Available in a choice of four colors, this is one social computer. Use it for emailing, IMing, or catching up with your work when you travel. The P includes turn-by-turn GPS navigation, an Intel Processor (1.33GHz) and Windows Vista. It has an 8-inch LED blacklit display with a 1600x786 resolution, 2GB RAM, and 60GB HDD. You can pre-order now at a price starting at $899.00.

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Monster Database Hacked

Monster logoLooking for a job on Monster? Then you may be at risk of security theft. Apparently their database was hacked into worldwide and data such as user IDs and passwords, email addresses, names, phone numbers and some basic demographic data was accessed. The site suggests that you change your password and has a security page with more guidelines. They do not ever contact you by email, so if you see one that looks Monster related, delete it quickly as it may be a phishing scheme. We would suggest that you never post a resume online as this is way more info than you should put out there.

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SEAmail, the New Email?

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Science,

SEAmail

Think you get a lot of spam now? Just wait. Stanford University has been testing a new email system that could let users send them without specific addresses or names. SEAmail (semantic email addressing) directs messages to those who fit certain criteria, i.e. “all professors who graduated from Harvard University since 1960.” It works in a similar way to a search. The group has also worked on another prototype where the user simply types in a name and the most recent email addy would be chosen automatically. That one sounds like a winner to us.

 

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Automatic Motion Tracking Camera

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, PC / Laptop, USB,

Motion Tracking CameraThis may be better than a watchdog. The Motion Tracking Camera automatically captures movement by panning 180° and tilting 60°. Control the camera remotely with software via the Internet and set it up to automatically email you when it knows someone is in the room. The cam captures 640x480 res video at 30 fps and has a 4x zoom and built-in microphone that can record up to 20 ft. away from the subject. Compatible with Windows XP/Vista, you need a high-speed connection. The 4 1/4 x 3-inch webcam plugs into your USB 2.0 and carries a price of $89.95.

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Woman Sends Emails While Asleep

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Science,

SleepwalkerWe know an email addict when we hear of one. Seton Hall University published a study about a woman who was given Ambien (zolpidem) for her insomnia. Her doctor increased the dosage when she claimed it wasn’t lasting all night. The next day a friend of hers called and accepted an invitation to dinner by email that the woman could not remember. She also sent two more the same night. Lead author Dr. Fouzia Siddiqui claims that this is the first case of its Sleep Emailing and added that he was amazed at all the complex actions the woman would have to go through to write and send the emails. We’re not.

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SMS text messaging comes to Google Chat

Google SMS ChatThe folks over at Google Labs have been hard at work, trying to tighten the grip of your virtual leash, and today introduced a new way to feed the desire for instant gratification: SMS text messaging for chat. How often have you tried to chat with somebody, but they don’t respond because they “just walked away from their computer?” Well, Gmail chat will now send those messages along to your intended recipient’s cell phone so it’ll be that much harder to ignore you; and if you’re in the middle of a conversation you want to continue, but they need to leave their computer, you can now do that seamlessly.

Just go to the Labs area in Preferences to turn it on - you can type any US phone number into the search box in the chat window on the left, then select “Send SMS.” You can also select the contact you want to SMS first and then add their phone number. You can send messages to US numbers from anywhere in the world. If you’re on the receiving end, when you get a text message from Gmail on your phone, messages from each contact will come from a unique number with a 406 area code (406 spells G0O…), reply like you would to any other text message and the reply will be routed through Gmail’s servers straight to your friend’s Gmail chat window.

If your recipient REALLY doesn’t want to talk to you, it’s easy enough to reply to the message with the word BLOCK and you’re just out of luck, no more SMS delivery to that contact! If you’re someone who doesn’t have a text messaging plan or are limited in the number of messages you can receive for free, you can simply reply with the word STOP and you won’t receive texts from anybody using Gmail. Another awesome innovation that makes it that much harder to hide…

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