Month: December 2010

Security, Apps, FreeNAS – TechJaws Year in Review

I stopped myself from listing all the top stories in the news in 2010, because so many media sites had already captured the true essence of the hottest trends, news and passing’s in 2010. I wanted to list our top articles that created the most buzz in 2010. Before I dig into the archives, I would like to thank all our friends and fans who have supported us for the last 3 years. I would like to give big thanks to our contributors who have submitted articles here on TechJaws. Bob Jamieson James Adams Nikola Ranguelov Again, thank you for your time and effort in supporting TechJaws.com. 2010 Year in Review Listed below are the top 10 articles that had the greatest buzz and drove in the most traffic. Title/Pageviews/Author How to Remove Security Tool Virus / 695,764 Pageviews / Frank Jovine Watch Movies and TV on your iPhone for Free! / 57,743 Pageviews / Frank Jovine Unblock Blocked Calls for Free / 29,132 Pageviews / Brad Kelley When is the next Google Pagerank Update? / 19,984 Pageviews / Frank Jovine iTunes Gift Certificate Hoax Email / 15,308 Pageviews / Frank Jovine FreeNAS as Media Server / 11,739 Pageviews / Brad Kelley How to Remove Antivir Solution Pro / 9,540 Pageviews / Frank Jovine How to Crack Windows XP and Vista Login Passwords / 5,997 Pageviews / Frank Jovine...

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6 Tips on How to Print Faster

Smaller personal inkjet printers have come a long way since first appearing. Whereas the first printers may have had a capacity of 4-5 pages per minute (ppm), even the smaller, more inexpensive printers can have a capacity speed of 25-30 ppm. The capacity doesn’t mean you will regularly obtain such a quick printing speed; your printing speed should be close to the printer’s rated speed. If your printer is still printing at 4-5 ppm, there is a good chance a problem exists, either in memory, configuration or hardware. There are a few things you can do to speed up the processing time of your printer, as well as the printing speed itself. Many of these methods are easy to accomplish, or require a minimal financial investment. 1. Print in the Lowest Quality Setting Acceptable to You You may be surprised how well a document is printed in draft mode, or a smaller DPI. This is especially true of black and white documents. Photos may not have to be printed in fine mode either, if you are happy with the quality of a lower DPI. Not only will you save printing time, you will be saving ink in your printer cartridges. Try different settings and find the DPI setting you are happy with by running a test page or 2. This should always be done prior to printing a large...

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Cyber Criminals Armed and Dangerous for 2011

Cyber crime continues to grow at an alarming rate and in 2010 this proved to be very true with all the security breaches, exploits and viruses. What could we expect in 2011? You can bet that many scammers and criminals are already orchestrating their next attacks and most of these will be in the social network space. When you have an audience of millions of users, it’s the perfect sandbox for criminals to play in. It’s the masses in which gives them the drive to reap rewards from their online exploits. As long as you roam the internet, you are in harm’s way of being the next victim regardless of how web savvy you are. In order to keep your family safe, you need to educate each person in your household on the do’s and don’ts. Most of what you can teach is common sense, but it’s the things that you are unaware of that can get you in the most trouble. Having all the security software still doesn’t keep you fully protected. It’s the human factor that does keep you and your family safe. Assuming every site you visit is safe could put you at risk. Sure you been there before, but do you really have 100 percent trust in the site you visit often? How can you be so sure, when it’s only you who feels this...

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Best Wireless Router for High Speed Internet

In my opinion – The Cisco Linksys High Performance Wireless-N Router E3000 is by far worth the price for the performance and features this wireless router offers out of the box. If you are a Comcast customer who has “Blast” (Up to 15 MB download speeds), this wireless router provides the wireless performance needed for streaming videos such as Netflix “Watch Instantly” and playing online games. The Cisco Linksys High Performance Wireless-N Router E3000 not only provides high speed wireless connections, but it also allows you to hook up an external storage device via the built in USB port. This is a great way to backup data right to the USB device. The Cisco Linksys E3000 High Performance Wireless-N Router offers several other great features. True dual-band 2.5 and 5 GHz Gigabit Ethernet Fast throughput Long range NAS functionality Slim design The router comes with 4 LAN ports and one WAN port on the back. All are Gigabit-capable, meaning they support throughput up to 1,000Mbps. Cons: The Cisco Linksys E3000’s built-in network storage function is somewhat slow, and the Guest networking feature has its limitations. It doesn’t support USB printers. I have owned 4 wireless routers and the Cisco Linksys Router is by far the best in performance and features. Price: $140 to...

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eBay Certified Check Scam

If you are internet savvy,  you are less likely to fall victim of the thousands of scams that fly around cyber space on a daily basis. If you’re not, you may fall victim.  This scam can easily trick even the most savvy internet users. I recently listed a car on eBay for a non-internet savvy friend, who would have lost $2500.00 in the process, I listed a used car and my eBay feedback is a 100% rating with over 425+ items having been purchased and sold since 2004. My item sold to a user that had 0% feedback and had only joined less than a month ago. The used car started at 100.00 and had a buy it now price on it for $500.00. A day after the listing was placed, I got an item has sold message, I sent an email to the buyer that said, please contact the owner with a phone number included, to arrange pickup of this vehicle. This is the buyers response Thank you so much for your fast reply. I would be sending you a certified check through USPS. I would inform my husband to do that asap because I am a busy type, Our pick up company would get to your home address to move the Merchandise after the check clears, ok? I would need your correct full Name and address so that my...

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