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If you want to repurpose an old Windows Mobile Phone that you may have lying around, you can convert it to an Android phone in a few simple steps.

Links:

Android Eclair for HTC Vogue – http://www.tinkernut.com/downloads/android_eclair_vogue.zip
Gen.YDualBoot – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=623792

Popular Android Ports:
NOTE- If your phone isn’t listed, just google your phone adding “android” after it.
HTC Touch – http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/androidhtc/
iPhone – http://www.redmondpie.com/install-android-on-iphone-3g-2g-with-iphodroid
Samsung i900, i910, i780, i907- http://andromnia.net/wiki/home

Source: Tinkernut

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According to news agencies, Kaspersky Antivirus founder Eugene Kaspersky’s son has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom in Russia. Unconfirmed reports, including a bulletin from BBC News, state that 20-year-old Ivan Kaspersky was nabbed while on his way to work.

Eugene Kaspersky is the founder of Moscow-based security company Kaspersky Labs, a world leader in software designed to protect PCs from viruses and malware. The firm says its products are currently being used by more than 300 million people around the world, making it the third-largest security software company in the world.

Annual revenues for the firm grew 42 per cent over the last year, projecting Kaspersky Labs to a fifth-place ranking in terms of software revenues from sales of enterprise security software. (Source: pcworld.com)

Kaspersky a Very Wealthy Man

Of course, all of this means that Kaspersky Labs’ founder, Eugene Kaspersky, is worth a heck of a lot of money.

His efforts in reducing malware and virus attacks in Russia and Asia have earned him various national accolades, including the Russian State Award and the People’s Republic of China Friendship Award, both in 2009. It’s believed Kaspersky is worth an estimated $800 million. (Source: msn.com)

Reports say that Ivan Kaspersky has been missing since at least Tuesday, and that both the Russian secret service and other law enforcement agencies are currently trying to find him. BBC says the kidnappers are demanding the senior Kaspersky pay a ransom of $4.3 million to secure his son’s return.

Kaspersky Keeping Quiet

Attempts by the media to elicit a comment from Kaspersky’s American operations have failed, with no one at the company willing to offer any information on the sensitive matter.

Not everyone is convinced something is wrong. Prominent security expert Graham Cluley, technology consultant for Sophos Labs, claims he recently spoke to a relaxed Eugene Kaspersky. “I spoke to Eugene last night and he was very chirpy,” Cluley told reporters.


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As of today and a couple of days forward researchers from the Cybernorms research group will collect survey data together with The Pirate Bay. The researchers are based at Lund University in Southern Sweden and are studying habits and norms within the file-sharing community, and there is no better place to do so than on The Pirate Bay – the greatest file-sharing site of them all!

You can help them (and us!) out by clicking our front logo to go to their short online survey. If you haven’t done that yet, please do!

The survey will be open occasionally during this period to ensure that users from all over the world can participate. To make the selection correct this means not everyone will be able to answer the question.

If you have arrived to this blogpost without first filling out their survey, this still helps them to make their calculation thingies. Do not feel let down by this, but be happy and keep share those files.

The statistics and outcome will be presented here at The Pirate Bay (and with the help of other file-sharing communities) when it is completed and scientifically prepared. Please help them by giving your point of view on file-sharing related issues. This may be the time when YOU can tell the world about the real mind of the torrent community.

Oh, if you were worried: No IP addresses or other personal data will be collected. The privacy of our users is our number one priority.

Source: http://thepiratebay.org/blog

Windows 7 Milestone1 leaked on Torrent trackers

An early Windows 8 build has finally leaked and will soon be accessible to the general public. While we’ve seen leaked screenshots that clearly indicate some users have been using for a while — after all partners have access to Windows 8 builds on Microsoft Connect — it appears that this is the first leak that anyone will be able to download.

The build that has leaked has the following file name: “6.1.7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508_x86fre_client-enterprise_en-us.iso.” In other words, this is quite an old build, given that it is from Milestone 1, screenshots for which leaked three months ago. In fact, the build string shows that 7850 was compiled on September 22, 2010.

As such, if you grab this build, you won’t see many of the leaked and rumored features we’ve seen so far. That means no native SmartScreen file checking, no built-in PDF reader, no Office ribbon in Windows Explorer, no new logon screen, no system reset feature, and no other features we’ve discussed but don’t have screenshots for yet. In other words, it will look very close to Windows 7.

Download Torrent (2.46GB) @

Anti – Virus

Paid n Recommended :

~ Norton Internet Security 2011 NIS has an excellent protection level. I consider this as the best as a pose to all AVs I have ever tested.

Download Norton Internet Security 2011

Price:Free to try; annual subscription; 30-day opt-out trial; $69.99 to buy

~ Kaspersky Internet Security 2011KIS offers almost the same level of protection with Norton Internet Security. I also highly recommend this due to it’s effectivity.

Download Kaspersky Internet Security 2011

Price: Free to try (30-day trial); $79.95 to buy

~ Trend Micro Titanium Maximum SecurityThis antivirus offers almost the same level of protection both with NIS and KIS. I use this at the moment since I got a license for free from a friend. I also highly recommend this AV.

Download Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security

Price: Free to try; annual subscription; $55.99 to buy

Free n Recommended Anti-Viruses

~ Microsoft Security EssentialsThis antivirus is decent. MSE less frequently cause BSODs as a pose to others probably since this AV is made by Microsoft.

Download Microsoft Security Essentials
P.S. This AV requires your copy of windows to be genuine to be able to run this on your computer..

Advanced Malware n Spyware Scanners (not recommended for real time av protection)

~ Malware Bytes Anti-MalwareThis is a highly accurate malware scanner. I recommend this for removing threats which are irremovable or undetectable by your current AV.

Download Malware Bytes Anti-Malware

Price: Free; $24.95 to enable real time protection

~ SuperAntiSpyware – This is a highly accurate scanner. It’s excellent in scanning and removing spywares.

Download SuperAntiSpyware Professional

Price: Free to try; $19.95 to buy

Download SuperAntiSpyware Free

A lot of people today use programs which are said to significantly speed up Windows 7. These programs include registry cleaners, 3rd Party Disk Defragmenters, and Registry Defragmenters. These programs do not actually speed up Windows 7 at all. It won’t even make any minor performance improvement as well. Windows 7 is a closed source operating system hence developers of such programs which are said to effectively speed up Windows 7 do not have the core code of Windows 7. Such developers aren’t even working on definitive information, but rather they are relying on past knowledge and experience, most of which are not applicable to Windows 7. Such software will probably do some guesswork.

There is no known effective tweak out there yet for Windows 7 to speed up. Windows 7 is designed to maintain and take care of itself which it does remarkably well.  Windows 7 maintains itself including the registry.
Registry cleaners are pure snake oil. They do nothing effective, except use resources which will make your system perform slower. They can even mess up your system, and even crash it. There is no utility out there anywhere which can speed up Windows 7 effectively without causing conflicts, at least not yet. Only programs which are made by Microsoft are able to speed up Windows 7 since the developers obviously have access to the core code of Windows 7.

Modifying registry keys is harmful to your system since it can cause Windows to run improperly or it can even make Windows unbootable. No registry cleaner is completely safe and the tendency is always present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

No registry cleaner can identify good or bad keys in the Windows Registry. Most registry cleaners will remove keys which are old and unused; but in reality, those keys may be needed by a program or by Windows at a later time when it is needed. Removing such keys is absolutely pointless since removing these won’t result to any performance improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 is remarkably better in managing the registry than previous Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. Even if you use ‘CCleaner” to get rid of left over registry keys of an uninstalled program, removing these left over keys will not even make 1 millisecond improvement in performance. If you run registry cleaners and do not know precisely what you are doing, you will have a lot of problems on the road. There is no actual advantage of registry cleaners and the risk is high.

Windows 7 is not Windows XP, and it does not manage the registry the same as how the old decade Windows XP manages it. This should by why Windows XP speed-up tweaks aren’t applicable to Windows 7.
This does not mean that Windows does not need to be maintained.  Uninstall programs that you don’t need. Delete unnecessary files. Defragment your hard drive with Windows Disk Defragmenter. Never modify or screw the registry if you are not a depth expert of the Windows Registry.

Using Ccleaner to get rid of unnecessary files is fine. TuneUp Utilities is not only unneeded, it can actually harm your system. Don’t use such program.

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