What is “BASIC” ?

September 1, 2015

BASIC (Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) – A family of general-purpose, high-level programming languages whose design philosophy emphasizes ease of use.

In 1964, John G. Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz designed the original BASIC language at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. They wanted to enable students in fields other than science and mathematics to use computers. At the time, nearly all use of computers required writing custom software, which was something only scientists and mathematicians tended to learn.

Versions of BASIC became widespread on microcomputers in the mid-1970s and 1980s. Microcomputers usually shipped with BASIC, often in the machine’s firmware. Having an easy-to-learn language on these early personal computers allowed small business owners, professionals, hobbyists, and consultants to develop custom software on computers they could afford.

BASIC remains popular in many dialects and in new languages influenced by BASIC, such as Microsoft’s Visual Basic. In 2006, 59% of developers for the .NET Framework used Visual Basic .NET as their only programming language.

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VIP Voice – Survey Site Review (August 2015)

August 31, 2015

Name: VIP Voice (Formally known as NPD Online Research Panel)

Link: http://www.vipvoice.com/Toluna.MR.TrafficUI/MSCUI/Page.aspx?pgtid=1&utcoffset=4

Who Is Eligible To Participate: Canadian & US Residence Only

Type of Award Or Payment: Sweepstakes And Auction House

Points or Cash Normally Earned Per Survey: 0 – 100 points

Sign-Up Time: Fairly Short

How Many Survey Invitations Should You Expect Per Week: 0 – 30

How Long Does It Take To Collect A Reward Or Cash Out: A really long time, if you want anything good.

Do They Spam You: No

Overall Rating: 1.5 out of 5 – Still not worth your time or effort. So still a really STRONG NO on my part. But the site has improved in quality since my last review. They really seem to be upping the number of survey invites and community related activities with the promise of (25 x $25) dollar gift card give-a-ways for Visa and Amazon.

It peeks my interest, but I’m not into the whole be a part of a community and do community activity’s thing. In the end for me it just takes to much of my time. But if you do have the time and are willing to put in the effort. My score would easily go up to a solid 2.5 out of 5. And I imagine in a years time that could easily go upwards to a 3 or even 3.5.

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Kirbe


Blog Update #389 – This Week (CSW) Reviews 2 Paidware Android Apps

August 30, 2015

Dear Readers,

This week the (CSW) crew will be bring you 2 paidware Android app reviews.

Till The Next Blog Update,

Erin


EPD 265: Fan Mail Friday’s (08/28/2015)

August 28, 2015

Dear Matt,

How do you find it working for (CSW) ?

Sent In By “Please Notice Me

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How do you find it working for (CSW) ?

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Matt’s Reply: I find it to be quite interesting and fulfilling on a daily basis. As our readership may already know, I have taken over the role of running the Terms & Definitions Feature on Tuesdays, I also contribute to the Fan Mail Fridays Feature, and I also write reviews every so often, like one going up next week.

I do enjoy writing and working for (CSW) as it’s different from other writing roles I’ve done in the past, and I have an awesome friendship with Remy “Se7en”, the Editor In-Chief of (CSW). It’s not my main job though, as the majority of my day is spent running my own PC Hardware Repair Business that runs for six days a week, and I’m also involved in the Gaming Industry via my contacts with each of the major publishers.

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So if you are keen and want all the latest (CSW) news, reviews and features. You can follow us via our main Twitter Page @ https://twitter.com/#!/Computer_Savvy or via Remy’s own personal Twitter Page https://twitter.com/#!/RemySe7en .PS: Just a heads up to all our readership. He does indeed follow everyone back. If you follow him on his own personal Remy “Se7en” Twitter account.

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Erin


AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security (4.4.1.1) – Free Android App Review

August 27, 2015

The Rating Scale Breakdown:

  • 0  – 0.5 – Abysmal
  • 1.0 – 1.5 – Terrible
  • 2.0 – 2.5 – Poor
  • 3.0 – 3.5 – Average
  • 4.0 – 4.5 – Great
  • 5.0 – Excellent
  • Undetermined – Too soon to tell or lacking evidence to provide a solid answer
  • Not Tested – Has yet to be requested or there is some limitations to prevent accurate test results
  • N/A – Not Available and or Not Applicable to this program

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V. 7.5 – “AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security for Android” Review Template

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Tested On A: Asus Nexus 7 (Model: ME37OT)

Operating System: Android (V5.1)

Price: Free (Google Play App Store)

A. Installation AVG Mobile Anti-Virus Free – 5.0 Excellent” – Very easy just click on AVG Anti-Virus Free  App icon and press Install.

B. Uninstalling AVG Mobile Anti-Virus Free4.5Great – It could be a little easier to remove. Just follow the steps below to un-install your AVG App.

B1. Go to your “Settings

B2. Then go to “Applications“.

B3. Then choose the “Anti-Virus App“.

B4. The press and hold your finger on the app

B5. There should be a screen that appears where you can uninstall the AVG App.

B6. Wait a few seconds till the App is fully uninstalled

B7. Then your good to go

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – No crashes or freezing. Since I downloaded the app.

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AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security – Protection

D1. App(s) Protection5.0Excellent” – AVG will tell you is the app is rouge and not affiliated with the Android App store. It does an excellent job at this. Thus far it has warned me 3 times.

D2. Settings Protection5.0Excellent” – This option is very simple yet very important. It makes sure in your options to install and download apps of “unknown sources” will not be allowed to occur. Other then that super important job. I saw no other reason for this Protection option.

D3. Content Protection4.0Great” – This feature is by no means outstanding. But I have had a few “AD” detection’s. I’m assuming that means “AD”-ware. But I can’t be sure at this point.

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E. Real Time Scanner5.0Excellent” – This feature works like a charm. You can ever see it in action.

E1. SD Card Scanner – 3.5Average– Nothing special here. This is pretty much an external drive scanner. In this case your SD card.

E2. File Scanner5.0Excellent” – This feature works like a charm.

E3. Safe Web Surfing3.5Average” – Nothing special here. No detentions or warning. I’m still unclear as to what this protection is suppose to do.

E4. Deep File Scanner – 3.5 Average” – Nothing special here. No detentions or warning.

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AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security – Performance

F1. Task Killer – 3.0 Average This option is exactly what you would expect and nothing else.

F2. Battery Consumption3.0Average” – This option could of been so much more then. Here your tablet is at ##% left.

F3. Data Usage – 4.0Great” – Great, if you are on a set data plan.

F4. Storage Usage – 4.5Great” – A really great option to check on both your Internal Memory and your SD card memory stats.

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AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security  Privacy

F. App LockerN/A – Not available in Free version

FF. App Backup N/A – Not available in the Free version

F1. Wipe Device  (Factory Re-set) – 4.0Great” – Great tool for people who unwittingly corrupted their device.

F2. Wipe SD Card5.0Excellent” – Great for when you are upgrading your devices memory or if you wish to trade or sell your SD card.

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AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security  Anti-Thief

G. Anti-TheftNot Tested

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H. Speed of Scan4.0 Great – A little slow. But what do you expect with very limited Smart phone system resources.

I. Updating3.5Average – It needs to be updated manually and it won’t always update. The first time.

J. AVG SupportNot Tested

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My Overall Score: 80/95

76.0 % = B

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My Final Verdict –Part 1 The main difference between AVG 2013 for the PC and AVG for the Android Tablet. Is that is it setup into 4 different layers of protection.

The 1st layer would be your Protection

1. Apps -This is where the scanner will pick up any rouge apps. That are not certified via the Google Play Android App store.

2. Content – This is where you’ll find out if you downloaded or transferred a virus on to your tablet. Via Wi-Fi, USB or Bluetooth.

3. Settings – Is also very important and often overlooked when people first get their phone. Often there are settings with in setting that make your smart phone less then secure. Such as letting unknown or un-certified apps (We Are Talking About Non-Google Play App Store Certified/Approved)  to your private data, or transmitting your location without your permission..

The 2nd layer is the AVG Anti-Virus FREE for Android Performance

1. Task Killer

2. Battery Consumption

4. Wipe Personal Data

5. Data Usage

6. Storage Usage

The 3rd layer is the AVG Anti-Virus FREE for Android Anti-Theft

1. Device Locator

The 4th layer is the AVG Anti-Virus FREE for Android Privacy

1. App Locker – Only 10 day limited trial

2. App Backup – Only 10 day limited trail

3. Wipe Device

4. Wipe SD Card

My Final Verdict –Part 2 Now performance wise. This is no watered down version of the full blow PC version. Yes, there are less options and scanning is a little slower. Due to tablet limitations. But other then that you get what you would expect. A rather good free Anti-Virus program.

**As per the norm it is highly recommend that you upgrade to the newest version of AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security for Android when available / prompted. Also important is to update your AVG virus definitions as often as possible. Which in the case of this app there are new virus definition updates nearly everyday.

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Here is a link to download AVG FREE Tablet AntiVirus Security
for Android

1.  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antivirus.tablet&hl=en (Google Play Store)

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Remy “Se7en”


AVG AntiVirus FREE for Android (4.4.1.1) – Free Smart Phone Android App Review

August 26, 2015

The Rating Scale Breakdown:

  • 0  – 0.5 – Abysmal
  • 1.0 – 1.5 – Terrible
  • 2.0 – 2.5 – Poor
  • 3.0 – 3.5 – Average
  • 4.0 – 4.5 – Great
  • 5.0 – Excellent
  • Undetermined – Too soon to tell or lacking evidence to provide a solid answer
  • Not Tested – Has yet to be requested or there is some limitations to prevent accurate test results
  • N/A – Not Available and or Not Applicable to this program

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Tested On A: Samsung Galaxy Ace Q (Model: SGH-I827D)

Operating System: Android (V2.3.6)

Price: Free (Google Play App Store)

A. Installation AVG Mobile Anti-Virus Free – 5.0 Excellent” – Very easy just click on AVG Anti-Virus Free  App icon and press Install.

B. Un-installing AVG Mobile Anti-Virus Free4.5Great – It could be a little easier to remove. Just follow the steps below to un-install your AVG App.

B1. Go to your “Settings

B2. Then go to “Applications“.

B3. Then choose the “Anti-Virus App“.

B4. The press and hold your finger on the app

B5. There should be a screen that appears where you can un-install the AVG App.

B6. Wait a few seconds till the App is fully un-installed

B7. Then your good to go

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – No crashes or freezing. Since I downloaded the app.

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AVG Anti-Virus FREE for AndroidProtection

D1. App(s) Protection5.0Excellent” – AVG will tell you is the app is rouge and not affiliated with the Android App store. It does an excellent job at this. Thus far it has warned me 3 times.

D2. Settings Protection5.0Excellent” – This option is very simple yet very important. It makes sure in your options to install and download apps of “unknown sources” will not be allowed to occur. Other then that super important job. I saw no other reason for this Protection option.

D3. Content Protection4.0Great” – This feature is by no means outstanding. But I have had a few “AD” detection’s. I’m assuming that means “AD”-ware. But I can’t be sure at this point.

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E. Real Time Scanner5.0Excellent” – This feature works like a charm. You can ever see it in action.

E1. SD Card Scanner – 3.5Average– Nothing special here. This is pretty much an external SD card memory scanner.

E2. File Scanner5.0Excellent” – This feature works as expected.

E3. Safe Web Surfing3.5Average” – Nothing special here. No detentions or warning. I’m still unclear as to what this protection is suppose to do.

E4. Deep File Scanner –  5.0Excellent” – This feature works as expected.

E5. Text Message Scanner – 3.5 Average” – Nothing special here. No detentions or warning.

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AVG Anti-Virus FREE for AndroidPerformance

F1. Task Killer – 3.0 Average This option is exactly what you would expect and nothing else.

F2. Battery Consumption3.0Average” – This option could of been so much more then. Here’s your phone and this where you are at ##% wise.

F3. Data Usage – 4.0Great” – Great, if you are on a set data plan.

F4. Storage Usage – 4.5Great” – A really great option to check on both your Internal Memory and your SD card memory stats.

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AVG Anti-Virus FREE for Android Privacy

F. App LockerN/A – Not available in Free version

FF. App Backup N/A – Not available in the Free version

F1. Wipe Device  (AKA. Factory Re-set) – 4.0Great” – Great tool for people who unwittingly corrupted or infect their device with something really nasty.

F2. Wipe SD Card5.0Excellent” – Great for when you are upgrading your devices memory or if you wish to trade or sell your SD card.

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AVG Anti-Virus FREE for Android Anti-Thief

G. Anti-TheftNot Tested

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H. Speed of Scan4.0Great – Way faster scans then in past versions of this app. Way to improve AVG Team.

I. Updating3.0Average – It needs to be updated manually and it won’t always update the first attempt.

J. AVG SupportNot Tested

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My Overall Score: 84.5/100

84.5 % = A –

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My Final Verdict –Part 1 The main difference with AVG Anti-Virus FREE Smart Phone App. Is that is it split into 4 different layers of protection.

The 1st layer would be your Protection

1. Apps -This is where the scanner will pick up any rouge apps. That are not certified via the (Google Play App Store).

2. Content – This is where you’ll find out if you downloaded or transferred a virus on to your smart phone. Via Wi-Fi, USB or Bluetooth.

3. Settings – Is also very important and often overlooked when people first get their phone. Often there are settings with in setting that make your smart phone less then secure. Such as letting unknown or un-certified apps to collect your private data, Or transmitting your location without your permission (Also known as Geo-tagging).

The 2nd layer is the AVG Anti-Virus FREE Smart Phone App Performance

1. Task Killer

2. Battery Consumption

4. Wipe Personal Data

5. Data Usage

6. Storage Usage

The 3rd layer is the AVG Anti-Virus FREE Smart Phone App Anti-Theft

1. Device Locator

The 4th layer is the AVG Anti-Virus FREE Smart Phone App Privacy

1. App Locker – Only 10 day limited trial

2. App Backup – Only 10 day limited trail

3. Wipe Device

4. Wipe SD Card

My Final Verdict –Part 2 Now performance wise. This is no watered down version of the full blow PC version of AVG. Yes, there are less options and scanning is a lot slower. Due to mobile phone limitations. But other then that you get what you would expect. A rather good free Anti-Virus program.

**As per the norm it is highly recommend that you upgrade to the newest version of AVG Anti-Virus FREE Smart Phone App when available. Also important is to update your AVG virus definitions as often as possible. Which in the case of this App there are new virus definition updates (Nearly) everyday.

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Here are 2 links to download AVG Anti-Virus FREE Smart Phone App:

1. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antivirus (Google Play App Store)

2. http://free.avg.com/us-en/for-mobile (AVG’s Main Site)

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Danny


CCleaner (5.09.5343) Change Log

August 25, 2015

The following is the full change log for CCleaner new (5.09.5343) version:

  • v5.09.5343 (25 Aug 2015)
  • – Improved Microsoft Edge cleaning.
    – Faster UI and styling improvements.
    – Improved Windows 10 Registry detection and cleaning.
    – Improved Internet Explorer 11 DOMStore cleaning.
    – Optimized 64-bit build architecture for Windows 10.
    – Improved Paint.NET and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware cleaning.
    – Improved localization and language support.
    – Minor bug fixes.

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Link To View Original Change Log Or To Look Back At Older Change Logs: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/version-history

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Link To Download CCleaner: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

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William


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