“Flash Player Pro” Is Not A Legit Release Of Flash – Don’t Install It

There have been reports of Flash update pop-ups that are leaving people with infected computers. There is always one rule of thumb. Never install anything that isn’t directly released from the distributor. This is really the only way to ensure that you are not installing a tainted piece of software.

In this case, I would go directly to adobe.com and download any updates that might be offered. You can see by the below url that this “update” is suspect and shouldn’t be trusted. It was released by treyeats.com/flashpro/download5.php?src=114695&kw=sear&lp=4n. This is obviously NOT an adobe domain and therefore should not be trusted.

Below is the message that these people are receiving and leading them to download corrupt software. Beware when on the internet. You computer, school work, and work life might be under attack.

Flash Player Pro is distributing custom installers which are different from the originally available distribution. These new installers comply with the original software manufacturers’ policies and terms & conditions. Optimum Installer is an install manager, which manages the installation of your chosen software. In addition to managing your download and installation, Optimum Installer will offer free popular software that you may be interested in. Additional software may include toolbars, browser add-ons, game applications, anti-virus applications, and other types of applications. You are not required to install any additional software to complete your installation of your selected software. You can always completely remove the programs at any time in Windows’ Add/Remove Programs.

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Playstation 4 Steals Xbox One’s Thunder

Just a couple weeks after Xbox made its huge announcement about the new Xbox One, Sony comes along and releases the specs and pricing on the new Playstation 4. This gaming system is stacked with the latest technology and carries a price tag $100 less than the Xbox One.

The Playstation 4 is using an eight core processor with a next-gen Radeon graphics engine. This console is designed for hardcore gaming. It’s definitely not as fast as an Intel designed chip, but stripped away from all the extra bells and whistles of a regular OS, this processor will run the most complex and processor intensive games seamlessly.

It will include the Blueray player and the good ol’ DVD player. It also has HDMI, AV, and optical output.

The Sony camera is amazing. 1280 x 800 and can even cut out players from background or separate players in front from the players in the back. Very intuitive technology.

Photo via Playstation Facebook

PlayStation 4 Specifications

  • CPU: low power x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
  • GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ Graphics Core Next engine
  • Memory: GDDR5 8GB
  • Hard Disk Drive: Built –in
  • Optical Drive (Read only): BD 6xCAV, DVD 8xCAV
  • I/O: Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX
  • Communication: Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
  • AV output: HDMI, Analog-AV out, Digital Output (optical)

DualShock 4 specifications:

  • External Dimensions: Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm
  • Weight: Approx. 210g (tentative)
  • Buttons: PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button, Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), R1/L1/R2/L2/R3/L3, Right stick, Left stick, Touch Pad Button, Touch Pad 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
  • Other Features: Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
  • Ports: USB (Micro B), Extention Port, Stereo Headset Jack
  • Wireless communication: Bluetooth® Ver2.1+EDR

PS4 camera specifications

  • External Dimension: Approx. 186mm x 27mm x 27mm
  • Weight: Approx. 183g
  • Video Pixel: (Maximum) 1280 x 800 pixel x 2
  • Video Frame Rate: 1280×800 pixel @ 60fps, 640×400 pixel @ 120fps, 320×192 pixel @ 240fps
  • Video Format: RAW, YUV (uncompressed)
  • Lens: Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
  • Field-of-View: 85 degrees
  • Microphone: 4 Channel Microphone Array
  • Connection Type: PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
  • Cable Length: Approx. 2m (tentative)
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Lenovo’s New Bad Boy – The X1 Carbon Touch Screen

Lenovo has always had some of the toughest and well built laptops and desktops on the market, but now they have taken things to the next level. Breaking the mold from the Lenovo look and design with a new smoking fast computer that looks and feels like no other Lenovo.

The new Lenovo Carbon carries the Intel Core i7 processor running at 2 Ghz. Upgradable to 8 MB of RAM and a 240 GB solid state drive. It also comes with all the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi bells and whistles. This is a mean machine.

The feel of this laptop is a dream. A true joy to use. If you’re a Lenovo fan, you’ll love this laptop. If you’re looking for power and portability, you have found your new computer.

The keyboard might look a little different, but the feel is very close to Lenovo’s keyboards of the past. That’s a good thing as Lenovo laptops have been touted to have some of the most usable and preferred keyboard.

The X1 Carbon is super thin. Less than 3/4 of an inch thick. It’s easily light enough to hold in one hand and faster than most other laptops on the market. This Ultrabook is also dockable and usable as a full purpose desktop system.

It also has the USB port that is active even when the computer is turned off. Great for plugging in a tablet or mobile phone for charging while the computer is off.

While the Carbon isn’t a tablet and doesn’t try to be a tablet, it offers full multi-touch screen with Windows 8 (I recommend an instant upgrade to 8.1). Touch is and will continue to be a secondary point of interaction with computers, at least for a while. You won’t use the touch screen for every aspect of regular use, but it makes it easy to zoom, scroll, and many other things that we take for granted while using a point and click input.

Photo via lenovo.com

 

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5 Features That You’re Going To Love About iOS 7

Apple released the details on their new systems and OS upgrades. OS X Maverick has some major upgrades to free up processor usage and organizational file categorization that has the Apple fans cheering. But, the most anticipated features are those made to the mobile OS.

Here are some features that Apple users are going to love.

1. Design

Over the years, the look and feel of iOS hasn’t changed much. Functionality has been added and upgraded, but it still has that old textured look and feel. Now, they have done away with the textures, bevel, and all the other ‘old school’ designs. Now with a larger color palette and cleaner design, the new iOS will finally be something fresh to look at.

2. Control Center

They have taken a tip from android and built in a ‘Swipe Up’ control center that gives instant access to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Airplane mode. You can also control your flashlight and music throught this feature.

3. Multitasking

It will still be the same old double tap to the home button to get to your apps, but now when you launch an app you will see a ‘card’ that shows you what’s happening with running apps. From there you can choose the app you wish to use. Swipe up to close similar to Android and WebOS.

4. Siri

Siri will have an upgraded digital voice. It will answer questions faster and even have a male and female voice. Siri will also be making its way into vehicles in 2014.

5. Photos/Camera

Brand new camera interface that will do away with the old look and feel. You will be able to apply filters to your photo on the fly. Using the new sharing option AirDrop users will be able to select other iPhone users and share photos with them via Wi-Fi.

 

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Tim Cook Reveals What’s In Store For Apple In Keynote [LIVE]

It’s that time of year again. Apple will be telling us what’s coming up from the tech giant. This keynote is one of the most anticipated in the world after Apple’s rise to greatness over the last 15 years.

12:22 – Finder tabs is the first new intruduction.

12:23 – All finder windows will be dragged together into tabs

12:23 – Tagging system for files

12:23 – You can tag a file in addition to selecting a saved location

12:23 – Multiple display

12:24 – AirPlay TVs will as as full power display

12:25 – You can merge windows from the menu

12:27 – Search for tags in the finder window

12:28 – Multiple displays more like having multiple desktops

12:30 – Advanced “Maverick” – Accelerated scrolling and timer coalecing

12:31 – Can use Apple TV as separate display

12:32 – 32% CPU reduction

12:33 – App Nap for battery life

12:33 – Compressed memory makes free space available constantly

12:32 – Safari Bookmarks appear in sidebar

12:33 – Shared links in sidebar as well

12:34 – Faster loading of common javascript

12:35 – Safari to use less energy than Chrome

12:35 – App Nap means when you’re not viewing your browser, it will not use processor

12:35 – iCloud Keychain keeps passwords secure

12:36 – iMessage: you can now reply right within the notification window

12:37 – Apps will update in the background

12:41 – Send maps directly to the iPhone from the desktop

12:43 – iBooks comes to MAC

12:44 All iBooks on devices will sync to desktop

12:45 – Projected weather for locations in new maps

12:48 – Developers get OS X Mavericks Today, public fall

12:50 – Macbook Air – All day battery life

12:52 – Haswell ULT Chip cor of new Macbook Airs

12:53 – Extended battery life in new Mackbook Airs

12:54 – 12 Hour battery life on MBA

12:56 – New networking means new airport

12:58 – Desktop battery  is a giant tube

12:59 – Double CPU performance. 1866 Mhz

1:00 – Dual graphics chips. First time ever

1:01 – Supports 4K displays

1:02 – Thunderbolt 2 coming to Mac Pro

1:03 – Mac Pro made and assembled in USA

1:04 – iTunes in the Cloud has 300 million users

1:05 – iCloud and iWork integration

1:08 – Experia study shows iPhne users use the iPhone 50% more than Android users

1:10 – 82% of tablet users are iOS

1:13 – 93% of iOS users are using OS 6

1:15 – Desktop is now on the back of the phone

1:17 – “The biggest change to the iOS since the iPhone” Says Cook

1:18 – Parallax – Wallpaper is now parallax

1:20 – Muliple pages within folders

1:25 – Swipe up from bottom for controls, flashlight, etc.

1:27 – Multitasking to preserve battery life – all apps

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How To Secure Your Digital Life Through Password Protection

It is happening more and more these days. People get their accounts emptied and their identities stolen. Whether it be on facebookgoogle+, online banking, or ebay, people are going to try to steal from you. There are some things you can do to protect yourselfs..

Here are some simple ways to protect yourself from online thieves and hacker

First: Make sure that you use a secure password. I know this goes without saying, but you’d be surprised how many people use the ol’ wife’s birthday or lastname123. The online atmosphere is changing and if you want to be safe, you need to make sure that you be pro-active in your action. Some things you can do to make your password more secure would be to add upper and lower case lettering. Also, adding numbers and punctuation will really beef up the security of your password.

Example of weak password: lastname123

Here’s how to beef up that same password: lAstnamE#123! – Still quite easy to remember, yet will protect much better from online predators looking to hack into an account.

Second: When creating an account on a site and it asks you for a security question (Which is what will be used if you lose your password and need to retrieve it), always use the ‘other’ option (if it is offered). Rather than using the standard questions that it asks you, which can be easily attained if someone spends enough time, fill out your own custom and personalized question and answer. This ensures that a hacker won’t have predetermined avenues to look down to find your information. This is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and also one of the easiest ways for someone to gain access to your account.

Below is a list of the most used passwords that you never want to use:

1. password (Unchanged)
2, 123456 (Unchanged)
3. 12345678 (Unchanged)
4. abc123 (Up 1)
5. qwerty (Down 1)
6. monkey (Unchanged)
7. letmein (Up 1)
8. dragon (Up 2)
9. 111111 (Up 3)
10. baseball (Up 1)
11. iloveyou (Up 2)
12. trustno1 (Down 3)
13. 1234567 (Down 6)
14. sunshine (Up 1)
15. master (Down 1)
16. 123123 (Up 4)
17. welcome (New)
18. shadow (Up 1)
19. ashley (Down 3)
20. football (Up 5)
21. jesus (New)
22. michael (Up 2)
23. ninja (New)
24. mustang (New)
25. password1 (New)

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