January 30, 2010

The first 6-minute Footage of Lost Season 6 Episode 1

Lost Season 6 Episode 1 sneak preview - part 1

So the Oceanic 6 were able to "undo" the Oceanic 815 crash ?

"You betcha"!

Ah, the video was found in a USB key password-protected with 4 8 15 16 23 42 also known as the Lost sequence numbers, which came out from a bottle that was won by someone from the "Lost the final season sweepstakes" an online contest from ABC.com on January 17th

January 28, 2010

Apple's iPad Tablet - A disappointment or an Elation?

Yesterday (on Jan 27th, 2010 - 3 days after the Mac's 26th anniversary), Apple announced the launch of the iPad, its new Tablet device - a completely new product line which fits somewhere between the iPhone and the iPod Touch, and the MacBook.

While some call iPad a great innovative device which could go handy as a portable multi-touch HD video player, eBook and ePaper reader i color and style, a 3D game console, and an Internet surfing and communication device as well as a basic portable Mac computer (thanks to Apple's adapted suite of photo editing tools, a Cocoa-touch version of iWork which I would call Apple's answer to Microsoft Office), others call it as a disappointment regarding to the tablet as an enlarged version of iPod Touch or an iphone without a camera - probably because of the fact that the the tablet device works much like an iPhone, running the applications presently available for the iPhone thanks to its iPhone OS-based operating system running on a microchip called A4 - Apple's own chip for the first time after about a decade.

The disappointed also complain about the limited storage capacity of iPad as well as its lack of multi-tasking capability.

iPad also lacks a camera, although it has a built-in microphone.

Maclord's Blog has a comprehensive coverage of Apple's iPad where you cand find the full specs and pricing information.

January 27, 2010

Convert Word documents to clean HTML.

I stumbled upon a site called word2cleanhtml.com which is a simple and easy to use web app where you paste the contents of a Microsoft Word document and it instantly converts the text into clean HTML.

Especially useful for SEO-centric webmasters who have content in MS Word format to be published on the web.

How to generate clean HTML from your Word document in 3 easy steps

  1. Open your Word document.doc now. Edit > Select All then Edit > Copy
  2. Go to http://word2cleanhtml.com/ Paste the contents of your Word document in the large (editable) text area box.
  3. Press the big yellow button labeled "Convert to clean HTML"

January 24, 2010

Star Wars - The Old Republic - The Video Game

Cinematics of computer games nowadays seem to outmaster those of sci-fi movies themselves.

As a Star Wars fan myself, while looking into the new video games of Star Wars, I ran into the official cinematic trailer of a new game from LucasArts named Star Wars - The Old Republic.

Here's the awesome trailer which I thought is much more stunning than the movie Star Wars Episode III : The Revenge of the Sith itself:

January 17, 2010

Alternatives to Rapidshare for free file hosting & sharing

Tired of the annoying Rapidshare error messages such as the following to force you into a paid membership at unreasonable prices for file hosting:

Unfortunately right now our servers are overloaded and we have no more download slots left for non-members. Of course you can also try again later.

See what happens in most cases, when you try again later - hit the browser's refresh button and here it comes:

Currently a lot of users are downloading files. Please try again in 2 minutes or become a Premium member.

Please note, the server is not going to check again within the next 2 minutes if downloading is possible again. To provide a fair platform, all user get the same options. Your last attempt was 12 seconds ago.

Recently nothing changes and you get the same annoying messages whether you try two minutes later, or in another two hours.

Rapidshare says too many free users are downloading right now to sell more paid memberships - oh so-called - as low as 7 Euros/month. This is a price for which you can get unlimited web hosting including free site builders, databases and free CMS set-ups and not to mention e-mail with gigs of storage quota.

What free alternatives do we have to Rapidshare?

Join 4Shared Now!4Shared is a large online storage facility where Internet users store their text, audio, video, photo, and other files and share them, if they wish, with other people. It is easy, handy, and free!

It also offers premium services, but unlike Rapidshare, it doesn't fool you that the servers are overloaded because of free users to force you into paid membership.

Join 4Shared Now!

Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers.
Put your files into your Dropbox on one computer, and they'll be instantly available on any of your other computers that you've installed Dropbox on (Windows, Mac, and Linux too!) Because a copy of your files are stored on Dropbox's secure servers, you can also access them from any computer or mobile device using the Dropbox website.

Sign up free with Dropbox

Great formule for treating flu and bad cold using onion and sugar

January 02, 2010

Beware of Fake Facebook notifications and Other Phishing MessagesN

I received another fake Facebook phishing message, and this time, I decided to share it with my friends and readers of my blog, since some scam are so realistically designed, non-techie people could hardly tell if it is fake or real!

Ever if you receive a message which has the following to say (or anything similar), don't you dare click on the link :

Dear Facebook user,
In an effort to make your online experience safer and more enjoyable, Facebook will be implementing a new login system that will affect all Facebook users. These changes will offer new features and increased account security.
Before you are able to use the new login system, you will be required to update your account.
Click here to update your account online now.
If you have any questions, reference our New User Guide.
The Facebook Team