What is Team Viewer? Team Viewer is a proprietary software for remote control. It can be used for desktop sharing, online conferences and even to transfer files between computers. The application is available for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS, Android and even Windows Phone. While it is possible to access a computer that runs Team Viewer from the browser, its main function is to control computers remotely. So, what is it exactly? Team Viewer enables you to provide technical support remotely. Basically, with this software, you can get a friend or a professional to help you solve some of the problems with your computer remotely (only software), without having them to physically travel to you.
A few days ago, while reading an article about User Interaction (in Web Design), I had a revelation. In that article there was a link to a video in which Chris Cox (VP of Product at Facebook), was talking about what Facebook actually wants to be. “If you think about Facebook as a blue and white college dating site, you’re making a mistake. If you look underneath that, what you will see is the seed of the first ever collaboratively created Directory of People.” – Chris Cox Of course, I never thought that Facebook could be a dating site, but that doesn’t mean that Facebook is not a place to meet new and interesting people. Facebook is very useful in so many ways. It is a place where you can be heard, where you can show who you are, what you do and what your passions are.
Because I’ve received countless messages and comments on the subject, I decided to write an article about it. Many of the problems with security certificates have a relatively simple solutions, while others have more complex ones. So I’m going to present you some of the solutions to solve these problems. What is a security certificate? A SSL security certificate is a digital document issued by a Certification Authority which certifies that the site in question is secure, recognized and safe. The security certificate is used to create an encrypted connection using a protocol called Secure Sockets Layer. This ensures that personal data used on some sites does not fall into the hands of criminals or hackers.
Launched at the Computex and IFA trade shows last year, the new VivoBook S200 and S400 ultrabook series ensures ASUS a hefty slice of Windows 8 pie. The new models come with 11.6″ and 14″ touch screens, ASUS SonicMaster sound and the Instant-On function that allows the notebooks to resume work in just 2 seconds. In addition, ASUS provides each VivoBook user with 32GB storage space in WebStorage, free of charge, for 3 years. With this new series, ASUS brings a new and pleasant experience in using an ultrabook, reflecting the Consumer Happines 2.0 standard, designed to provide a happy and rewarding lifestyle. The VivoBook ultrabooks benefit from a simple, elegant and well defined design, similar to ASUS Zenbook. The aluminum housing is light weight and provides high rigidity to the ultrabooks.
You’ve probably noticed that lately, more and more websites and more and more programs require you to enter a strong password when you create your account. All this to protect you against brute force attacks. But with the advance of technology, value graphics cards have become more accessible, and all security efforts become useless. You think that an eight-character password, consisting of uppercase and lowercase characters mixed with numbers, can protect you against a brute force attack? Think again! With the help of a Radeon 5770 video card and a free software called “ighashgpu” a NTLM password such as “fjR8n” can be broken by CPU in 24 seconds, with a speed of 9.8 million password guesses per second. On a GPU, the whole process takes less than a second, at the speed of 3.3 billion password guesses per second.
I bet that most of you reading this article on Google Chrome, have this problem! It seems that in the latest versions of the browser, Google Chrome is not quite in excellent shape. From the fastest browser it became one of the slowest and most problematic browsers. The reason? Flash Player! We all know that Google Chrome comes with its own version of Flash built in. The problem occurs when you already have installed (or installed subsequently) in your system a separate version of Adobe Flash. Unfortunately Google Chrome tries to use both versions of Flash, and when that happens, a conflict occurs, causing the plugin to crash. More disappointing is that after uninstalling the external version of Adobe Flash, Chrome continues to crash! The reason? Simple … Google Chrome comes with two versions of Flash preinstalled.
Are you aware of how many applications access your personal information on Facebook? Check your applications permissions and ready for a surprise! Facebook continues to “improve” their design so that we can install applications without realizing that we allow access to personal information. In fact the access to our information and identity is the currency that Facebook uses for trading and that’s also what is driving its stock up or down. We shouldn’t be surprised that Facebook made through the new App Center another step forward in its efforts to expose personal information, without us noticing it. A Single Button The old Facebook design used two buttons (“Allow” and “Don’t Allow”) that automatically prompted you to make a decision. But in the new App Center, Facebook has chosen to use a single button.
As you probably know, Microsoft released Office 2013 Consumer Preview and we decided to do a “test drive” for this new version of Office. It seems that Microsoft has changed the strategy a bit with the new Office suite and now poses a serious competition for Google Apps and Apple iCloud, due to integration in the cloud with SkyDrive. For installation, you need a Windows Live account, so you can join the Office 365 service and install the suite. This time the instalation is done online, directly from Office 365 account and you will have 5 new licenses that allow you to install Office 2013 on up to 5 PCs. The instalation procedure doesn’t take long and during the setup, you can start using Office 2013 applications without having to wait until it completes the installation.
One week after launch, we come with first impressions about Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. Why after a week? Because we wanted to make sure that the new version of Ubuntu deserves our attention. Precise Pangolin doesn’t include any dramatic changes, but offers a number of improvements and refinements to the Unity interface. As an LTS release, the OS will receive support and updates for five years for both versions (desktop, server). Unlike previous LTS releases, which received support for three years for the desktop version and five years for the server version, Canonical decided to offer support for five years for both versions. Even though it’s the most popular Linux distribution, with the introduction of the new Unity interface in the previous versions, Ubuntu was very unstable and problematic.
Next in the series of recommended settings is Google Chrome. We previously wrote about it and we were accused of being subjective and that we favor this browser. All we can say is that we will write about each browser separately. So, let’s start. The Installation: The installation process is relatively simple. But you have to pay attention to two settings. Under the Google Chrome Terms of Service that Google will ask you to read and accept, you will find two options. The first one (Set Google Chrome as my default browser) asks if you want Google Chrome to be the main browser. This option is enabled by default and Google Chrome will replace Internet Explorer for any activity related to the Internet. If you don’t want Google Chrome to be the default browser, you can uncheck this option.
Starting today we will make a series of tutorials with recommended settings for different applications. The first in this series is Yahoo! Messenger. This is one of the most used programs, but also one of the most annoying (with the default settings). The Installation: In this section we will not cover the installation process step by step, but instead we highlight the settings that you need to make when installing. Many applications have options to install toolbars or other additional applications. Some of which could damage the operating system (viruses, spyware, malware, etc). During the installation process, Yahoo! Messenger will automatically set Yahoo website as the homepage and also as the default search engine in your browser.
After the official launch of Windows 8 Customer Preview a few days ago, we come with the first impressions about the next version of Windows. Unfortunately we didn’t had a multi-touch capable device, but we thanked ourselves with testing it in a virtual machine. To our surprise, the installation was quite quick. We managed to install Windows 8 in about 15 minutes. Considering that the virtual machine that we used had only 2GB of RAM. The installation process is relatively similar to Windows 7. Among the differences that we spotted include the fact that at partitioning, instead of a System Reserved Partition of 100MB, Windows 8 automatically creates a 350MB partition. Another difference is that you can’t install Windows as a trial version anymore. When prompted to enter the Serial Number