Archive for August, 2010

Blogging Using WordPress App for Nokia E71

August 27, 2010 | By | 6 Replies More

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It has been quite a while since the last time I posted on this site as I have been extremely busy with a lot of things including work and clients so I’m trying to catch up at least on the fastest way I could.

Last week, I just bought my newest buddy, a Nokia E71 phone. It’s a nifty qwerty phone capable of transferring data via WLAN connection so I’m very happy with it. It has a built-in GPS and can also transmit files via the old timer IR and Bluetooth technology.

Since I am using it as my small business phone and it’s one thing that’s also keeping me busy though I thought that I might use it for my cause thus, I installed WordPress for Nokia, an application for creating content on Symbian phones using the WordPress platform.

For the Nokia E71, it’s quite hard to find WordPress compatible apps I was just persistent in looking for one and glad to have been using it as I write. I actually used the USB Cable and the Nokia PC Suite to make the file installation possible. Mobile WordPress App Screenshot I have a lot of things to write about in the next few days hopefully when I get the time to sneak out of work but this time, It’ll be through my Nokia E71 WordPress app. I’m very excited to write more so I do hope that you guys will stay around as I’ll be sharing some tricks using Nokia E71 and WordPress for mobile blogging. Have a great day everyone! You can download the WordPress for Nokia specifically Symbian S60 v3.1 here. Link last updated 13th October 2010.

Algadon: Not Your Ordinary Fantasy Online Game

August 1, 2010 | By | 5 Replies More

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Rarely do I feature online RPG games on this site but I simply can’t afford not to look at this fantasy online game known as Algadon, a medieval land. AlgadonPlayers can enjoy this free online role-playing game via a web browser to explore the land of Algodon, perform specific quests, battle with monsters and other ferocious beasts, compete with other players, place bounties on other players, and attempt some delicate elite missions.

Players like in any MMORPG can buy weapons, armory, food, and potions for additional help while advancing to the levels of the game, for training to be more equipped in the battle fields and for performing quests within plays

Of course, an online game would not be complete without the ability to IM or send messages to other players, join groups, or post public messages to other player’s profile. As the player advances through each stage, more adventures and challenges awaits plus more weapons, guests and lots of excitement.

Getting hooked on online games sometimes have its consequences but making sure that the habit of playing will not in any way interfere with one’s studies, work or social well-being is absolutely fine. Leisure is supposed to be fun and not the other way around.

Be a part of the growing community of Algodon Fantasy Online Playing game by visiting http://www.algadon.com now.

Securely Delete Files from Your Mac Easily

August 1, 2010 | By | Reply More

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How to ensure that your confidential data is securely erased from your Mac? It is not good enough to just delete files and empty trash. When you delete a file in your Mac hard drive, only the file reference deleted. The file remains intact on the drive. You will not be able to find a deleted file using Finder, because Mac OS X cannot locate and access the deleted file since file’s reference is missing.

For extremely sensitive data, you need to use tools that will ensure, beyond any doubt, that your data has been completely erased and is beyond any possible hope of recovery.

How To Permanently Shred Mac Files?

The only way to ensure that your file can never be recovered again is to shred the file. File shredder Mac does not refer to tearing up your file into tiny pieces, though that is the metaphoric reference we are using here.

File shredder Mac refers to overwriting the traces of your deleted file, or your entire hard drive, repeatedly until no trace of the original data remains.
Note that before you shred your files, you must be very sure that you will not need any of that data ever again.

Shred Selected Files Using Secure Empty Trash Option

If you want to permanently erase selected files, use the Secure Empty Trash option. To do this:
1. Move the files you want to permanently erase on your computer to the Trash.
2. From the Finder menu, click Secure Empty Trash.
3. Click OK if you want to continue with the deletion(s). This method erases all your data.

Data that has been shred using this method is not easily recoverable, and if recovered, only delivers a lot of garbage. However, there are some truly sophisticated and therefore frighteningly expensive tools out there that can retrieve data that has been wiped out using the Secure Empty Trash method.
It is best to follow up this method with a permanent eraser action, which might be a little time-consuming, but worthwhile.

Using Mac OS X Disk Utility To Shred Mac Files

To completely erase a Macintosh hard drive that runs OS X 10.3.x or above (not just individual files, but the whole drive) use the Disk Utility that is built into the Macintosh operating system.

Note: Erasing a hard drive deletes all the volumes and files on the drive. Therefore, before you erase the hard drive, if you want to keep files on the drive, copy them to a form of external media.

To permanently shred files in your Mac OSX:
1. Reboot your computer using the OS X system CD that came with your Mac, as follows:
a. Insert the CD into the CD drive.
b. Hold down the C key during the startup process.
2. Select your preferred language; you will see the Welcome to the Mac OS X Installer window.
3. From the Installer Menu Bar, click Open Disk Utility. The Disk Utility window opens.
4. From the left pane of the Disk Utility window, select the drive you want to erase.
5. In the right pane of the Disk Utility window, open the Erase tab.
6. From the Volume Format drop-down menu, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
7. In the Name field, highlight the existing text and type the name you want to call the hard drive after it is formatted.
8. In the Erase tab, select one of the following security options:
• Do not Erase Data: This option only rewrites the headers on the disk and is NOT secure. Note that your files can be recovered by forensics, disk utilities, and other advanced recovery software.
• Zero Out Data: This option is secure for most commercial use. Note that data can still be recovered by sophisticated forensics utilities. There is no documented evidence to this fact, however.
• 7-Pass Erase: This option is considered secure enough, going by Government standards. It writes random data over the disk seven times, taking several hours to complete the process.
• 35-Pass Erase: This is the most secure option available on your Mac to shred data permanently. Using this option ensures that it is absolutely impossible to regain any data off the drive. This option takes an extremely long time, possibly more than one day.
9. Click the radio button in front of 7-Pass Erase
10. Click OK.
11. Click Erase.
Confirm your action; the program will unmount the volume, partition the drive, and rename the volume to the name you provided. Once this is done, leave the machine to do its work. Do not close the lid of your laptop.

This article for the MacKeeper is a guest post by Callins. The above software is not duly tested by The Editor.