Friday, June 25, 2010

A little laught moment never hurts! The seagul & the cat!

My daughter Isabel sent me this little video that is absolutely killing

Talk about lazy, lazy cats!

Just click and have a funny good time!:

George Freire

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I received an e-mail from dear good friends , which covers a very interesting subject that can be very helpful to all of us who own a cellular phone; and who doesn't?

Here it is:

"5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.)
There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.
Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency
tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:


The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find
Yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an
Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to
Establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.

Have you locked your keys in the car? Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys In the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot From your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other 'remote' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).

Editor's Note: It
works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked Our car over a cell phone!'

Hidden Battery Power

Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time.

How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following
Digits on your phone: *#06#. A 15-digit code will appear on the
screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it
somewhere safe.

When your phone gets stolen, you can phone your service provider
and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset
so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally
useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know
that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there
would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

And Finally....

Free Directory Service for Cells

Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for
411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not
carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation
even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information

option, simply dial: (800)FREE411,
or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all.
Program this into your cell phone now."

I for what it is worth, am going to follow the above tips, right away.

George Freire

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Newspapers Around The World"

A friend of mine from Portugal, (Aurelio Peixinho is his name), who sends me lots of e-mails, sent me one that is well worth being made known to you all readers of my blog.

By going to the following address you will be able to read most newspapers around the world with one simple click of your mouse!

Just put your mouse on a city anywhere in the world and the newspaper headlines pop up.. Double click and the page gets can read the entire paper

Also, if you look at the European papers, the far left side of Germany will
Pop up as The Stars & Stripes (European edition, of course). AND, this site
changes every day with the publication of new editions of the paper.

This incredible address is:



George Freire

HP’s ePrint: Print from Just About Anything

I bet that all of you, who are owners of IPods, IPads Blackberrys etc. have a very common annoying problem: you cannot print contents of your wander machines.

I know, I have a Blackberry and my wife is a proud owner of an IPad.

Well, in a very near future, a matter of weeks, HP will come up with printers for all kinds of budgets, (starting at about $100.00), that will solve this annoying problem.

The following, sent to me by PCWorld explains what HP is planning to bring to the market in a very near future:

4 new Photosmart printers enable printing from gadgets that have no built-in support for printing.
Harry McCracken, Technologizer
Jun 7, 2010 11:18 am

Major development this morning: The iPad can finally print! But this breakthrough isn't being unveiled at Apple's WWDC keynote. Apple can't take any credit for it, either -0 and actually, the news also involves the iPhone, Android phones, BlackBerrys, other smartphones, and other devices that do e-mail and file attachments.

This Monday-morning eye-opener is being announced by HP printing honcho V.J. Joshi at an event in New York. It's a new feature called ePrint that HP is building into a trio of all-in-one printers. The goal is audacious: enable printing from gadgets that have no built-in support for printing, without requiring so much as installing an app. It's a logical one for HP to pursue, given that devices that can't print can't help consumers use up ink. And the way HP did it is surprisingly simple: It built drivers into the printers themselves, and gave them Wi-Fi networking and e-mail addresses.

To print a document -- like a photo, a PDF, or a Microsoft Office-format file -- you e-mail it to the unique e-mail address associated with an ePrint-capable printer. It receives the message, detaches the file, and prints it. You can also e-mail attachments to the printers from a PC or Mac, bypassing the computer's driver; people who bring these printers into their homes or workplaces will presumably want to print the old-fashioned way, but ePrinting might be handy in transient-printing scenarios such as at hotel business centers.

Are there security issues here? Well, you won't want to print anything you're not comfortable sending as an unencrypted file attachment. There may also be some risk of spammers trying to target printers' e-mail addresses with junk documents. But HP assigns printers randomly-generated e-mail addresses which it says will be hard for spammers to determine, and lets you set a printer up so that it'll only accept e-mail from whitelisted addresses which you specify.

ePrint doesn't make lack of printer support in devices such as the iPad a non-issue. For one thing, it's available on a grand total of four printers from one company. There's no way to specify options, so it's plain-vanilla, quick-and-dirty printing. And if there's no way to get something into a file attachment, there's still no way to print. Want to print a Web page from an iPhone or an iPad? The best you can do is to create a screen grab, then print that. But what HP has come up with is still ingenious and useful.

The new printers, which HP calls "e-All-in-Ones," include the $99 Photosmart, the $149 Photosmart Plus, the $199 Photosmart Premium, and the $299 Photosmart Premium with Fax. All four build on features introduced last year in the original Photosmart Premium With TouchSmart Web, an all-in-one printer with an iPhone-like touchscreen interface and the ability to run apps that print out content such as maps, crossword puzzles, coupons, and coloring pages directly from the Web. All the new models can access the existing apps and new ones which HP is introducing with partners such as Crayola, but only the $199 Premium has the sexy 4.3″ touchscreen. The other versions all have smaller screens with more prosaic user interfaces; I get the sense that HP thinks that people are interested in printer apps, but aren't willing to pay a premium for an extravagant interface.

In a real sense, the new Photosmarts (some of which won't all be available until September) are autonomous networked computers that happen to be dedicated to the task of printing. And the HP executives who briefed me on today's news were up-front that these first models just scratch the surface of the idea. HP is already saying its buyout of Palm will let it build printers that run Palm's powerful Web OS, and the execs I talked to spoke of possibilities such as customized newspapers that automatically print from the Web every morning, so they're ready to grab from the paper tray when you wake up.

There's huge potential in the concept of Web-based services talking directly to a printer without a PC serving as middleman, especially since browsers are notoriously lousy at printing. If HP builds on this idea, it'll enable scenarios such as Web-based office suites being able to send richly-formatted documents directly to the printer, or Webmail clients that can automatically print certain messages based on rules you specify. Pretty cool, potentially -- especially if ePrint-like features end up being standard equipment in all sorts of printers from all sorts of companies

I don't know about you, but I am already planning to buy the e-All-in-Ones, $99.00 Photosmart.
I hope this is good info for those of you who are desperate to be able to print stuff from your IPods, IPads and Blackberrys.

George Freire

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Google Maps new version 4.2 for BlackBerry.

For those of you who own BlackBerry phones, here is a new Google Maps free app that is super.

I use it on my BlackBerry and it works really well. If you want to download this app directly to your phone, just go to:

Once there, just click on the button "send to phone".

This opens a box where you enter your BlackBerry phone # and the app will be auto downloaded to it. It is that easy!

This updated app now offers what Google calls a "simplified search results page." This gives you images along with one-touch access to directions, phone dialing, and other users' ratings for the location you're trying to find.

Perhaps more noteworthy, though, is the link you'll now see entitled "Share This Place." After finding a destination, you can simply tap that link to fire off a packet of info -- the building's address, phone number, even a photo of its exterior -- to your friends or colleagues. You can choose to use either e-mail or text messaging.

Have fun with it!

George Freire

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Live From The Bottom Of The Sea

If you want to see how BP is trying to cap the oil leak, the following link will bring you to live transmission, from the bottom of the sea, at this very moment in time:

It is indeed fascinating.

George Freire