Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview: A Visual Tour

From PCWorld here is a preview of what Windows 8 will look like.

Windows 8 has come a long way since the Developer Preview last year. While you wait for the download, here’s a look at what you can expect.

Click the following link to find out:

George Freire

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

PokerTH Texas Hold-Em Portable

PokerTH Portable is a Texas Hold-Em style poker game with computer-generated opponents as well as network play against opponents all over the world. You can play against up to 10 computer-controlled players or jump into an online game against real people all over the world.

This is a portable program, and can be installed on a USB flash drive so you can take it with you and play on any computer. It can also of course be installed in your computer. Some security programs will flag it as a potential virus. Don't worry; it's perfectly safe

PokerTH Portable is a classic Texas Hold Em style poker game. With support for up to 10 networked or computer players, custom avatars, custom cards, online chat, sound and an easy-to-use graphical interface, it's sure to provide hours of fun play. Learn more about PokerTH...

To download, click the following link, and... have fun!

George Freire

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pendulums: A joyful experiment

For you guys who enjoy scientific experiments, this is absolutely mind boggling.

A good friend sent me this and after I watched it, I said to myself, "I have to post it on my blog".

I hope you all will enjoy it as much as I did.

Harvard students built a device with a series of 15 pendulums in a row, each one slightly longer than its neighbor, then set them in motion and filmed the result.

Just click on the link below and be entertained for a couple of minutes:

The result in this short video is quite fascinating. I want one!

George Freire

Monday, February 13, 2012

5,000 Visitors!!

I opened up my blog this morning and noticed that during this week-end the number of visitors reached 5,000.

Just a word of thanks to you all for your continued interest and loyalty.

I have however one request to make to you all: PARTICIPATION.

Please participate by writing comments, by telling us about your computer problems, how you solved them or if you were not able to, ask us for advice.

This blog would be a lot more interesting and helpful if some of you would participate. Don't be shy, tell us stories and experiences, (I am sure many of you must have lots of interesting experiences that happened along the years you have been working with computers).

As for me, I'll try to keep bringing good material and advice to this blog, but PLEASE think about it and do PARTICIPATE !!!

George Freire

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Digital Spam: How Bad Guys Try to Trick You; How to Avoid the Traps

Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of news these last few weeks.

Today i have to link you to a very good article from PCWorld, which has the perfect timing, taking into consideration the spam attacks we all are subjected to every time we turn our computers on.

The latest forms of digital spam include clickjacking, junk apps, bad QR codes, and much more and unfortunately some of you will fall for these if you are not alert and careful.

Let's not waste any more time, just click the following link or copy/paste to your browser address bar:

I am sure you'll enjoy it and learn how prevent being taken by the bad guys...

George Freire