What is “Nokia” ?

December 27, 2016

Nokia Corporation – A Finnish multinational communications and information technology company, founded in 1865. Nokia is headquartered in Espoo, Uusimaa, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area. In 2014, Nokia employed 61,656 people across 120 countries, conducts sales in more than 150 countries and reported annual revenues of around €12.73 billion. Nokia is a public limited-liability company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. It is the world’s 274th-largest company measured by 2013 revenues according to the Fortune Global 500.

The company currently focuses on large-scale telecommunications infrastructures, technology development and licensing. Nokia is also a major contributor to the mobile telephony industry, having assisted in development of the GSM and LTE standards, and was, for a period, the largest vendor of mobile phones in the world. Nokia’s dominance also extended into the smartphone industry through its Symbian platform, but it was soon overshadowed by the growing dominance of Apple’s iPhone line and Android devices. Nokia eventually entered into a pact with Microsoft in 2011 to exclusively use its Windows Phone platform on future smartphones.

In September 2013, Microsoft announced that it would acquire Nokia’s mobile phone business as part of an overall deal totaling €5.44 billion (US $7.17 billion). Stephen Elop, Nokia’s former CEO, and several other executives joined the new Microsoft Mobile subsidiary of Microsoft as part of the deal, which was completed on April 25, 2014. In November 2014, Nokia began to license product designs and technologies to third-party manufacturers, to enable a continued presence for the Nokia brand in the consumer electronics hardware market. Since then the company has started to expand its telecommunications business and enter the virtual reality market. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.

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What is “Digital Distribution” ?

December 20, 2016

Digital Distribution (also called content delivery, online distribution, or electronic software distribution (ESD), among others) – The delivery or distribution of media content such as audio, video, software and video games. The term is generally used to describe distribution over an online delivery medium, such as the Internet, thus bypassing physical distribution methods, such as paper, compact discs, and DVDs. The term online distribution is typically applied to freestanding products; downloadable add-ons for other products are more commonly known as downloadable content. With the advancement of network bandwidth capabilities, online distribution became prominent in the 2000s.

Content distributed online may be streamed or downloaded, and often consists of books, films and television programs, music, software, and video games. Streaming involves downloading and using content at a user’s request, or “on-demand”, rather than allowing a user to store it permanently. By contrast, fully downloading content to a hard drive or other form of storage media may allow offline access in the future.

Specialist networks known as content delivery networks help distribute content over the Internet by ensuring both high availability and high performance. Alternative technologies for content delivery include peer-to-peer file sharing technologies. Alternatively, content delivery platforms create and syndicate content remotely, acting like hosted content management systems.

However, the term is also used in film distribution to describe distribution of content through physical media, in opposition to distribution by analog media such as photographic film and magnetic tape.

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What does “AMD” mean ?

December 13, 2016

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) – An American worldwide semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale, California, United States, that develops computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets. While initially it manufactured its own processors, the company became fabless after GlobalFoundries was spun off in 2009. AMD’s main products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors and graphics processors for servers, workstations and personal computers, and embedded systems applications.

AMD is the second-largest supplier and only significant rival to Intel in the market for x86-based microprocessors. Since acquiring ATI in 2006, AMD and its competitor Nvidia have dominated the discrete graphics processor unit (GPU) market.

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What is a “Computer Case” ?

December 6, 2016

Computer Case (Also known as a computer chassis, tower, system unit, cabinet, base unit or simply case and sometimes incorrectly referred to as the “CPU” or “hard drive”) – The enclosure that contains most of the components of a computer (usually excluding the display, keyboard and mouse). Cases are usually constructed from steel (often SECC — Steel, electrogalvanized, cold-rolled, coil) or aluminium. Plastic is sometimes used, and other materials such as glass, wood and even Lego blocks have appeared in home-built cases.

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What is an “Intranet” ?

November 29, 2016

Intranet – A private network, accessible only to an organization’s staff. Generally a wide range of information and services from the organization’s internal IT systems are available that would not be available to the public from the Internet. A company-wide intranet can constitute an important focal point of internal communication and collaboration, and provide a single starting point to access internal and external resources. In its simplest form an intranet is established with the technologies for local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs).

Intranets began to appear in a range of larger organizations from 1994. The launch of a free webserver from Microsoft in 1996 helped make the technology accessible to a wider market.

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Toluna Survey Panel – Survey Site Review (November 2016)

November 28, 2016

Name: Toluna Survey Panel

Link: http://us.toluna.com/US Site Link

Link: http://ca.toluna.com/Canadian Site Link

Who Is Eligible To Participate: US or Canadian Residence Only

Type of Award Or Payment: Credits / Paypal Money / Facebook Credits / Amazon.com or .ca e-gift cards / Sweepstakes / Product Samples

Points Or Cash Normally Earned Per Survey:  0 – 1,000 credits

Sign-Up Time: Fairly Short

How Many Survey Invitations Should You Expect Per Week: 0 – 10

How Long Does It Take To Collect A Reward Or Cash Out: Between 5 to 12 months on average.

Do They Spam You: No

Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 – I still feel the amount of credits required to cash out could be a lot less. Imagine needing over 20,000 credits just for the $20 USD/CAD Paypal payout. That is a pretty insane notion to me as a participant in this survey site company. Well you could always gamble and trade in 1,000 points to enter one of their random sweepstakes contests. Some of which have rather good prizes.

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AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets for Android (5.9.0.1) – Paid Android App Review

November 24, 2016

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 AntiVirus PRO for Tablets App Review Template

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Tested On A: Nexus 7 (2013) (Model: ME37OT)

Operating System: Android (V5.1.1)

Price: $15.49 USD (Google Play App Store)

Is This App Worth The Price – Without a doubt it is the best way to have piece of mind. In regards to a safe and secure Tablet.

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

B. Un-installing AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets4.5Great – 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 PRO for TabletsProtection

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.

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AVG Anti-Virus PRO for TabletsPerformance

E1. Battery Usage4.0Great“- This option could of been so much more then. Here’s your phone and this where you are at ##% wise.

E2. Task Killer – 3.0 Average This option is exactly what you would expect and nothing else.

E3. Clean Junk4.0Great” – A great app to clean out al thous useless files

E4. Data Plan – 4.0Great” – Great, if you are on a set data plan.

E5. 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 PRO for Tablets Anti-Thief

G. Camera TrapNot Tested

G1. Device Lock5.0Excellent” – This option will lock up your Smart Phone if someone tries to remove your SIM chip and put their own in.

G2. Anti-Theft PIN5.0Excellent” – This option will allow you to unlock your Smart phone in case it ever gets locked up.

G3. Enhanced Protection5.0Excellent” – This option allows you to remotely wipe your phone and use the Camera trap remotely from your lock screen.

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AVG Anti-Virus PRO for Tablets Privacy

F. App Locker4.0Great” – A great app to lock up all your apps on your Smart Phone. With a 4 digit pin code.

FF. App Backup 4.0Great” – This option allows you to back-up all your apps on your SD card.

F1. Online Privacy4.0Great” – This option helps protect all your sensitive social media data from falling into the wrong hands.

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.

F3. Wipe Device  (AKA. Factory Re-set) – 4.0Great” – Great tool for people who unwittingly corrupted or infect their device with something really nasty.

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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. Updating4.0Great – Updates Automatically. So you have one less thing to worry about.

J. AVG SupportNot Tested

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My Overall Score: 88/100

88 % = A

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My Final Verdict –Part 1 The main difference with AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets. Is that is it split into 4 different layers of protection.

The 1st layer would be 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 AntiVirus PRO for Tablets Performance

1. Battery Usage

2. Task Killer

3. Clean Junk

4. Data Plan

5. Storage Usage

The 3rd layer is the AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets Anti-Theft

1. Camera Trap

The 4th layer is the AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets  Privacy

1. App Lock

2. App Backup

3. Wipe Device

4. Online Privacy

5. Wipe Data By Category

6. Wipe Device

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.

**As per the norm it is highly recommend that you upgrade to the newest version of AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets when available. 

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Here are 1 links to download AVG AntiVirus PRO for Tablets App:

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

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