NoScript (2.6.9.19) – Mozilla FireFox Add-on Review

March 28, 2015

NoScript (2.6.9.19)

A. Ease Of Use: 3/5 – Not as easy as it should be.

Often people just end up getting very frustrated with this add-on. Which often results in the person deactivating and or un-installing this add-on. But for the people who stick around long enough. End up having a very powerful tool to help stem the tide of pop-ups , banner ads and other Internet annoyances.

B. Security: 4/5 – NoScript is very helpful in securing your computer from a lot of seen and unseen Internet threats. All across the net during your day to day activities. This add-on will not impede your security. Instead it will boost it greatly, If used correctly.

C. Usefulness: 5/5 – NoScript has enhanced my life on the net. By giving me more options to control my day to day Internet experience.

D. FireFox Slowdown: There is some lag (But will vary based on computer stats and your Internet connection)

E. Computer Slow Down: Some minor lag on older computers.

F. Type Of User I Would Recommend To Use This Add-on: A more advanced Firefox user, would find this add-on way more useful. Then a novice.

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Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/

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Till The Next Review,

Kirbe


EPD 243: Fan Mail Friday’s (03/27/2015)

March 27, 2015

Dear (CSW) Team,

I’m in the market for a new laptop. I was wondering what your thoughts are on Netbooks.

Sent In By “Dawn

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I’m in the market for a new laptop. I was wondering what your thoughts are on Netbooks.

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Remy’s Reply: I think they are pretty pointless. I might even say useless. The only real positive is how light and portable they are. I would never buy anything without a DVD or Blu-Ray drive.

Your money is better spent on middle of the road laptop.

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Matt’s Reply: Okay, yuck. Netbooks are useless and pointless. Avoid them completely. I see no point in them at all. You’re best bet is to but a Laptop instead. Netbooks only advantages (if you can call them advantages) are they are lighter due to no optical drive (aka DVD or Blu-Ray) and a Solid-State Drive (SDD). Stick to buying a laptop everytime.

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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


SeriesGuide (22.0.2) – Android App Review

March 26, 2015

SeriesGuide (22.0.2)

Cost Of App: $1.30 CAD/USD (Google Play App Store)

App Description: (See Below)

Manage (re-)watching your favorite TV shows and movies.

– Track your watched episodes, keep tabs on new releases and your media collection.
– Check in, comment and rate with trakt to share what you are watching.
– Sync shows and movies between devices and media centers with trakt.
– No sign-in required, keep going without an internet connection.
– DashClock extension.
– Plug in extensions or build your own: http://seriesgui.de/api

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Get the subscription to unlock all features and support SeriesGuide! You will get more list widget options, notifications for new episodes and more. You also support continued fixes and new features.

http://seriesgui.de/whypay

NOTE: Dates and times are limited to the first release in the country of origin. You can’t watch episodes.

Are there in App ads ?: No

A. Ease Of Use: 4/5 – Super easy to use and set up. But it will take some getting use to to find all the hidden options & settings.

B. Security: No impact to smart phone or tablet security

C. Usefulness: 5/5 – Extremely useful for all the hardcore TV series watchers out there.

D. Smart phone Slowdown: Not tested

E. Tablet Slow Down: No lag, that I noticed.

F. Type Of User I Would Recommend To Use This App: I recommend this app to anyone who wants to keep track of all their favorite and not so favorite TV shows. In great detail.

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Remy “Se7en”


CCleaner (5.04.5151) Change Log

March 25, 2015

The following is the full change log for CCleaner new (5.04.5151) version:

  • v5.04.5151 (25 Mar 2015)
    – Added Include items option to ignore newer files.
    – Improved Opera history cleaning.
    – Improved Skip UAC functionality.
    – Optimized system restore detection routine.
    – Improved small screen size support.
    – Improved localization and language support.
    – Minor GUI Improvements.
    – 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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Till The Next Update,

William


New CCleaner (5.04.5151) Version Is Now Available To Download

March 25, 2015

Dear Readers,

Ok, everyone there has been a brand new version of CCleaner available to download. Which just came out on -March 25th, 2015- and this would be version (5.04.5151) for all of us who are still keeping track.

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

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Till The Next Update,

William


Nexus Media Importer (8.2.4) – Paidware Android App Review

March 25, 2015

Nexus Media Importer (8.2.4)

Tested On: Asus Nexus 7 (Model: ME37OT) with Android Lollipop (V5.1.0) Installed.

Cost Of App: $2.98 CAD (Google Play App Store)

Cost Of 100% (Necessary) USB OTG Cable: Which can run you anywhere from $1.99 CAD/USD to $20.00 CAD/USD. It all depends on which type of plating you go for. You can get a basic model with just a non-coated steel metal connector. And by the way that is basic steel for both ends the min-USB (AKA. Male End of the connector) and the Max-y USB (AKA. Female End of the connector). Or you can go all the way to the gold or platinum plated connectors. Now just because you go all expensive on your USB OTG cable. Does not guarantee the best fit for your device.

Now, I say this as I have bought 4 of these very handy USB OTG cables and have had very mixed results. The platinum or very high end connector actually fit my device on the very low end of the 4 I bought.

Now, I have to point out. I went very OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) here. I wanted the best fit regardless of the price tag. So, I went to my local computer store and asked for the top of the line USB OTG cable they had in stock. That would work with my Nexus 7. So after paying close to $20 CAD. I came back home and tested it out and it was a poor fit. The best fit was the the gold plated one from Amazon.ca. That cost me $6.99 CAD with free shipping. The second best fit was an eBay buy for $3.99 USD also with free shipping. Oddly, enough it did not mention a lot about the type of metal the connectors were plated with. But, if I were to guess with the price point and and magnet test. I ran. (Please don’t run any magnet tests on anything electronic or tech related. You may in fact damage or alter your device. You may even render said device or devices unusable) It is just very common steel alloy mixture or perhaps pure steel. It was not a perfect fit. But better then the so called top end platinum USB OTG cable. At least in my experience. Some cables will be more still and other a little looser. Just don’t force it, nor should you leave the connector on while you are not using your tablet.

App Description: (See Below)

Nexus Media Importer allows you to stream and transfer music, video, photos and documents from a USB flash drive or card reader connected to your Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (G1 & G2), Nexus 10, Moto X, Galaxy Nexus, Xoom or other Android 4.0+ devices with USB Host support. See technical notes for a list of supported file types and file systems.If you have the Nexus 7 2013 or Nexus 10, make sure you update to Android 4.4+ to avoid problems.

1. An Android 4.0+ device. Known compatible devices include the Google Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 & 10 and the Motorola Xoom. Please try the free “Nexus Photo Viewer” first if you do not have one of these devices. Due to hardware limitations, the Nexus 4 is not supported.

2. An USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable. Costs range from $1-10 USD

3. An USB Flash Drive or USB Card Reader with a flash memory card inserted. Please see the FAQ on our website if you are trying to connect an external hard drive or other device.

To use:

-If you are using an card reader, put the flash memory card in the reader first.

-Attach your USB device to the OTG cable.

-Attach the OTG cable to the Nexus or other device.

-The application should launch automatically.

-Photos can be browsed by selecting from the list then swiping back and forth.

-Videos can be streamed with the Play icon.

-The Advanced tab can be used to manage and transfer files.

-Use the Connect screen to determine the viewed device and the destination device for the Copy/Move operations.

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IMPORTANT: To use NMI offline, you will have to activate the license by opening it online after installing.

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Are there in App ads ?: No

A. Ease Of Use: 4.5/5 – Very easy to use once you get use to it.

B. Security: There is the possibility of importing viruses and or other software / files that may in fact damage your device. So caution is advised when trying to important unknown files or software to your Nexus device(s).

C. Usefulness: 4/5 – Very useful. It is an ever expanding application as each new update hits. You can now upgrade your previously non-upgrade-able “Nexus 7 32 Gig Wi-fi version G1 or G2 (Generation 1 or 2).” I still find that running TV shows and or movies off of a USB flash stick or a USB external hard drive. It does tend to skip and buffer like crazy. But if you decide to transfer it to your device and run it off of that. Then you are way more likely to have a buffer free experience.

D. Tablet Slowdown: No slow down, that I noticed.

E. Type Of User I Would Recommend To Use This App: Anyone who wants to drastically increase the usefulness of their Nexus device(s). Will find this app not only useful but needed.

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Remy “Se7en”


What is “4G” ?

March 24, 2015

4G – Short for fourth generation, is the fourth generation of mobile telecommunications technology, succeeding 3G and preceding 5G. A 4G system, in addition to the usual voice and other services of 3G, provides mobile broadband Internet access, for example to laptops with wireless modems, to smartphones, and to other mobile devices. Potential and current applications include amended mobile web access, IP telephony, gaming services, high-definition mobile TV, video conferencing, 3D television, and cloud computing.

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Source: Wikipedia


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