SOPA and why popular websites are joining the blackout

  SOPA – Stop Online Piracy Act – A proposed Bill to stop or restrict access to sites that host pirated content. Sopa is basically looking for a way to finally completely shutdown all torrent sites such at Pirate Bay. Good you say…… So then why are so many social media or websites and search engines supporting or joining the black out protest against SOPA and PIPA  which is the Protect IP Act the companion bill. Sopa Blackout Sites such at Google, Reddit, Wikipedia, Minecraft, Twitpic, Flickr, Tumblr, Umgur, Boing boing, and many other sites are opposing the acts saying that American companies being […]

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Setting up MMS or Internet on your T-Mobile Phone

If you have changed your phone or swapped sim cards to another handset you might be frustrated to find that you cannot connect to your social media networks or send MMS (picture messages). That is because you need to be setting up MMS again. You may have even received a text message from T-Mobile asking your to set up these services and to reply to 34967 however it sometimes it doesn’t work – the message comes back that it cannot be sent to this address. Strange! I’m not sure why this happens but it appears to be happening to a lot […]

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Yay! Free Angry Birds now for Chrome

At last we have Angry Birds for Chrome web browser: you can download it immediately (beta) at the Chrome web store Now we can play Angry Birds on every device we have phone, laptop, tablet and PC. With new exciting Chrome Exclusive levels and a big screen there is no stopping us from helping the angry birds dish out revenge on the evil green pigs who have stolen the poor birds eggs! There are 70 levels available with SD or HD options and you can even play it offline. Summary – You might see me soon, off to defeat those little […]

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How to change your settings to use HTTPS on Twitter – its safer.

I recently explained how to change your settings on Facebook to HTTPS since they added the option due to a hacking indecent, and now finally Twitter has actually added this option for users to always use HTTPS. When a user connects to a website via HTTPS, the website encrypts the session with a digital certificate. A user can tell if they are connected to a secure website if the website URL begins with https:// instead of http:// HTTPS helps to protect your password from being stolen, especially if you are using a public WiFi network When using Twitter.com we could always […]

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Helping kids learn about Virtual Lives – Gaming and Networking.

Tuesday the 8th of February 2011 is Safer Internet Day.  Safer Internet Day is organised by Insafe to promote safer and more responsible use of mobile and online technology for children and young people around the world. Insafe are Co-funded by The European Union. This is the 8th year that Safer Internet Day will be celebrated, last year saw 500 events in 65 countries worldwide. Each year Insafe chooses a different theme for people to base the activities on. This year is its Virtual lives, and the slogan is – Its more than a game, its your life.  Virtual lives: […]

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