Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lazyscope makes your twitting easier and fun.

This video shows how lazy twitters like me can read every bit of information on their tweets..Click here for more

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

TechSoft Solutions Interactive Network: Blows Rains a policeman on Nairobi Kenya, Thika hi...

TechSoft Solutions Interactive Network: Blows Rains a policeman on Nairobi Kenya, Thika hi...: "A traffic police officer found himself on the receiving end in Nairobi, after a motorist he had flagged down for an alleged traffic offense ..."

TechSoft Solutions Interactive Network: TechSoft Solutions Laptop Comparison of Ultraporta...

TechSoft Solutions Interactive Network: TechSoft Solutions Laptop Comparison of Ultraporta...: "Under 4 pounds What You'll Get: Portability: Not everyone wants to run through an airport looking like a pack mule. With an ultraportable ..."

TechSoft Solutions Interactive Network: MAKE YOUR MENUS LOAD FASTER

TechSoft Solutions Interactive Network: MAKE YOUR MENUS LOAD FASTER: "This is one of my favorite tweaks as it makes a huge difference to how fast your machine will 'feel'. What this tweak does is remove the sl..."


Toshiba Mini NB305-N440BL 10.1-Inch Netbook (Royal Blue)This is one of my favorite tweaks as it makes a huge difference to how fast your machine will 'feel'. What this tweak does is remove the slight delay between clicking on a menu and XP displaying the menu.
Step:1  Go to Start then Run
Step 2: Type 'Regedit' then click 'Ok'
Step 3: Find "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\"
Step4: Select "MenuShowDelay"
Step 5:Right click and select "Modify'
Step 6:Reduce the number to around "100"
This is the delay time before a menu is opened. You can set it to "0" but it can make windows really hard to use as menus will open if you just look at them - well move your mouse over them anyway. I tend to go for anywhere between 50-150 depending on my mood. Log on to TechSoft Solutions for more computer fantastic tips.

Windows 7 - Tweaks,Tips and Tricks

Sunday, January 16, 2011

TechSoft Solutions Laptop Comparison of Ultraportables

Sony VAIO VPC-EE31FX/BJ 15.5-Inch Laptop (Black)Under 4 pounds

What You'll Get:

  • Portability:
    Not everyone wants to run through an airport looking like a pack mule. With an ultraportable notebook you can skip to the departure gate.
  • Compact Size:
    Pack your smallest bag because the ultraportable has few demands. The extra room you have in your luggage can accommodate a projector or printer.
  • Envious Looks:
    A fringe benefit of the smallest notebooks is the big stares you'll get for having them.
    If you want to make a good impression, you're better off with a small, futuristic looking notebook than with a dinosaur.
What You'll Miss:

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  • Performance:
    Ultraportables smaller mobile processors are designed for portability, not performance. Expect reluctant obedience in high-demand business applications and graphically intense games.
  • Battery Life:
    Batteries are the heaviest notebook component, so the lightest of notebooks have understandably shorter battery lives. Though you may often purchase extended batteries, they will add considerably to your travel weight.
  • Screen Size:
    Ultraportable notebook screens are typically 9 to 12 inches diagonally. Higher-resolution screens mimic a full-size notebook's but can be hard on the eyes.
  • Keyboard Space:
    Like the screen, an ultraportable's keyboard is smaller, so it fails to accommodate those with larger fingers.
  • Optical Drive:
    To save space and battery life, optical drives are often omitted from ultraportables. CD and DVD drives are often an external accessory, though they can be found on a select few of the heavier ultraportables.
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Blows Rains a policeman on Nairobi Kenya, Thika highway

A traffic police officer found himself on the receiving end in Nairobi, after a motorist he had flagged down for an alleged traffic offense rained blows on him. What a society? Check this entertaining episode.

What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running?

Partition Commander 10Have you ever wondered does your computer seem to be running so many processes with the name svchost.exe? The most bothering thing is that you cannot kill them. I will describe it to you why they are processes list in the task Manager
What Is It?
According to Microsoft: “svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries”. We can have that in english  if Microsoft wish to give out its dictionary.
Some time ago, Microsoft started moving all of the functionality from internal Windows services into .dll files instead of .exe files. From a programming perspective this makes more sense for reusability… but the problem is that you can’t launch a .dll file directly from Windows; it has to be loaded up from a running executable (.exe). Thus the svchost.exe process was born.
Why Are There So Many svchost.exes Running?
If you’ve ever taken a look at the Services section in control panel you might notice that there are a Lot of services required by Windows. If every single service ran under a single svchost.exe instance, a failure in one might bring down all of Windows… so they are separated out.
Those services are organized into logical groups, and then a single svchost.exe instance is created for each group. For instance, one svchost.exe instance runs the 3 services related to the firewall. Another svchost.exe instance might run all the services related to the user interface, and so on.
 What Can I Do About It?
You can trim down unneeded services by disabling or stopping the services that don’t absolutely need to be running. Additionally, if you are noticing very heavy CPU usage on a single svchost.exe instance you can restart the services running under that instance.
The biggest problem is identifying what services are being run on a particular svchost.exe instance… we’ll cover that below.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Convert Any File Online

ZamzarI know you may be stressed up by buying new softwares to convert different files all the time. I want to inform of this website which will convert all of your types of files in just four steps. Convert any file using the free online Zamzar service. This service allows your to convert any image, document, music, video, e-book, or compressed file format into another. Below are some different common examples of how this service could be used.
  • Convert a .jpg image into a .png, .gif, or .bmp, etc.
  • Convert a YouTube video into a .avi, .mov, .3gp, .flac, .m4a, .wmv, etc.
  • Convert a .docx to a .doc, .pdf, .html, etc.
  • Convert a .pdf into an e-book format your e-reader supports.
  • Convert a .rar into a .zip
Visit Zamzar.com

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Murata Boy

Range Murata Ultra Jump Uj-14 Statue FigureLAS VEGAS--From robo-dinosaurs to mecha-masseurs, robots at CES 2011 ran the gamut of wacky novelty products like the Sphero iPhone-controlled ball and the WheeMe back massage robot to practical but funked-out floor cleaners like dancing Mint sweepers.
There wasn't a whole lot that was new, but there were enough debuts and upgrades to keep it interesting.

Read more: cnet.com

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Imagine Yourself Without Facebook from March 15 2011...This must be the Joke of the Year!

The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the WorldShocking news came from Facebook. The biggest social network in the face of this earth will be preached immediately closed within two months by the owner, Mark Zuckerberg. As quoted from weeklyworldnews.com, Sunday (09/01/2011), history of Facebook, which has 500 million users worldwide will soon be over on March 15, 2011.
“Facebook is completely excessive, I must end all this madness. All the pressure is now managing this company has ruined my life,” Zuckerberg said in a statement as claimed weeklyworldnews.com.
Statement Zuckerberg allegedly reinforced by Avrat Humarthi, vice president for Technical Affairs up. “After 15 March, everything will be closed. If you want to look back at your photos, we recommend immediate download from the internet. You will never again take it up our cap,” he said.
Still according to claim that site, Zuckerberg assess its decision to close up very heavy. But he felt that the best way for everyone.
“Frankly, this is the best way. Without up, people will go out and create friendshipsthat’s true. It is always a good thing,” he said.
Until now, the only site weeklyworldnews.com who wrote stories is about going to the closing up. There is no official media reported, because the site is only weeklyworldnews.com. The content is far from the truth.

Convert or View Documents Online Easily with Zoho, No Account Required

Have you ever received a file from someone only to find that it will not open with the software you currently have installed? It can be extremely frustrating to deal with and that is where Zoho’s new online conversion and viewer service comes to the rescue.
You can use Zoho’s online document converter to change a file’s format to one that is compatible with the software on your computer. Just browse to the document’s current location, upload it, choose the desired file format to convert it into, and then save back to your computer. Simple and smooth!
Photos by Zoho Viewer
Just need to view the contents of the document? You can do that too with the View Function. You can select a file from your computer or if you prefer you can choose to view the document by entering its’ URL.

Here is a listing of the file formats currently supported:
  • Microsoft Office – doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, & pps
  • OpenDocument – odt, ods, & odp
  • OpenOffice – sxw, sxc, & sxi
  • Other Formats – rtf, txt, html, csv, & tsv
Zoho’s online service can save you from the headache of installing additional software or having to request a new copy of the document in a compatible file format for your computer. Best of all, you can get on with your work without signing up for a new account!
Credit goes to Zoho

Saturday, January 8, 2011

How To Disable Windows Balloon Tips

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Balloon tips are the little popups that come from your system tray area near the clock in your start menu.  Sometimes these popups can be quite anoying as they can cover up something that you were looking at,  and when you click on the x to close down the popup another 2 or 3 pop up in there place.  Vista and XP users can turn these popups by editing the registry,  click on start > run and type in   regedit   and hit enter.  Not Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced  now right click on select New > DWORD and call it  EnableBaloonTips and give it a value of 0 and click ok.
Windows 7 users can go to start menu > Control panel > System and Security and select the option to review your computers status.  Click change action center settings on the left and untick anything you dont want to be notified about

Friday, January 7, 2011

How many other YouTube Videos did you watch other than Safaricom ad. Watch This.

You Tube is one of the biggest video sharing websites in the world and last year alone, there were more than 700 billion videos viewed on the video sharing website. This is a huge amount of videos to say that the website has only been around for only few years. There have been some extremely popular videos released on the website this year as well and some have even got millions of views.
A lot of the videos that are now released on YouTube are from large corporate companies who have chosen YouTube as a great outlet for them to release music videos as well as viral marketing. YouTube and other video sharing websites have become a great way to get things known around the world without any cost to companies at all. Of course, there were many other videos that were released by individuals around the world that got extremely popular.
YouTube also experienced a lot more views of their videos last year than previously because of the growth of social networking websites. More and more people are viewing videos and then tweeting them to friends or posting them on Facebook, thus giving more people the chance to view them. It is also thought that there was around 13 million hours of videos uploaded last year alone which gives a lot more content to the website.
As a blogger this a new way to climb the charts and way of reaching you market places all over the world with ease without costing you even a penny. It only requires a free registration.

Turning a computer on and off regularly is bad for it. Is this a myth?

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Another myth I heard when I canvassed my social networks was that a computer can be damaged over time by being regularly turned on and off.
In fact, said the TechSoft Geek Squad's Leumas it's specifically recommended that you do power your machine off on a daily basis, for example at the end of each work day.
According to Leumas, "Every computer needs its rest time," in part to be sure that if you're away from it and there are power fluctuations or surges, it isn't damaged by them.
As well, he said, it's recommended that if you're going to be away from your computer for small periods of time, you let it go to sleep while you're gone. But in any case, he said, a regular on/off pattern is definitely good for the computer, not bad.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Skype Worries

ASUS Skype Videophone Touch SV1TW (White)With the increased focus on VoIP, it's important to keep an eye on what happened with Skype last week, how it's coping in the wake of a widespread outage, and how it is dealing with China's threat to ban Skype in that country. We'll have  more coverage on this later this week on this review
It Skype still going to hold its planned $100 IPO this year as per predictions?..Thats a  big question i am going to be answering in the next weeks Skype Worries.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Kenya Police website Hacked!

Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd EditionAs Kenyans we thought that the only target is Amazon. Paypal and the rest of the biggest E-commerce website that are the target of the DDOS. Today Kenya Police Website has been hacked and this is the message you can read as per now as i Quote "Got in and all i could think about was zuckerberg!!! This' for you Mark!" With a heading Qouted "I am CEO, BITCh". Click here to access it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Girls don't Play Video games is a Myth!

Call of Duty: Black OpsThe stereotype of gamers is clearly a teenage boy sitting in front of his Xbox, pounding away at one Halo or Call of Duty game or another for hours and hours on end. And while the industry certainly brings in many, many, many millions of dollars because of that pimply-faced teen, he's by no means the only face of the gaming community.  
Indeed, women and girls make up a very large bloc of gamers--they just are a little quieter about it.
"Girls and young women are a 'pot of gold' for the [video game] industry," George Van Horn, a senior analyst at market research firm IBIS World, told Reuters. "The gaming industry has market characteristics that many would die for."
Reuters reported that in an IBIS World study, "38 percent of World gamers are female, up from 33 percent in just five years. From January through August of 2008, females ages 18 to 45 made up 28 percent of the total industry revenue, ranking second to males ages 18 to 45, who made up 37 percent."
So while they may not be the largest group of gamers, it's clear that women and girls are spending their fair share of time playing.

Google Apps Challage Microsoft

Cloud Computing, A Practical ApproachWith a $20 billion business selling desktop versions of its Office software, Microsoft Corp has a “cash cow” revenue stream that has allowed it to foray into different markets to expand its base.
Now it finds that base threatened with Web-based versions of office productivity products, notably from Google and from smaller, entrepreneurial companies like Zoho. 
 For businesses considering a move to cloud-based office productivity software, the primary driver appears to be cost, since no one relishes retraining an entire workforce in document word processing, mail, spreadsheet creation, presentation design, or even elementary Web page generation.
Microsoft sells Office Professional to businesses for $350 to $500. An academic version of the product retails for about $100. Meanwhile, Google is rolling out Google Apps at $50/head for business users, with many more Google account holders using the office applications for free; and Zoho is largely distributing free, cloud-based office productivity software, with only a small percentage of its business users paying a fee.
Is the strategy working as a revenue cultivator? At the end of the first quarter 2010, Google announced that 25 million people had “switched to Google Apps,” a 67 percent growth in eight months. Google also acknowledged that paying business users of Google Apps are a small minority (in the “hundreds of thousands”). This means the balance of Google Apps users are individuals with Google accounts who signed up to try the office tools -- many of them casually signing up to “take a look” in the same way that they opted in for gmail.
Nevertheless, the arrival of Google Apps has been enough to prompt Microsoft to offer a free online set of Office Web Apps, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
So what does this do for corporate IT? Potentially, more competition will continue to drive down prices for office software, which, although not formally categorized by all companies as “mission-critical,” certainly is crucial in a de facto sense. Organizations without word processing, spreadsheets, and internal email exchanges don’t run well for long.
The rest of the value proposition of Web-based office software goes directly back to cloud computing -- and what enterprises like and dislike about it. When asked about the challenges in getting consumers to try cloud-based software, Zoho founder and CEO Sridhar Vembu answered:
The first and foremost is trust: Can I trust my documents with an online provider? Will they be safe? Will they be secure? What if the service goes down? These concerns are fairly typical of a market in its early stages, and it is our job as a cloud vendor to earn the trust of consumers through actual daily execution, not just talk.
In the IT worlds of mid- to large-sized enterprises, these concerns are multiplied exponentially, since security, data protection, disaster recovery and failover, vendor risk management, enterprise control, and sacrifices in software functionality are worries -- not to mention the

Kenyan Granny Busted. This is what we call “What you feel like”

Very interesting series of Busted in Kenyan Radio Classic 105. Click here to listen to Kenya Classic 105 Radio

Sunday, January 2, 2011

How to download Videos from internet Using Mozzila Browser

I will show case how you can save your favorite YouTube video using a Mozilla NetVideoHunter Video Downloader Add-on. 

  •    Click here to Install NetVideoHunter add-on for Firefox (if not installed)!
  •    Play the video on the original site.
  •    When the play begins then the NetVideoHunter captures the video link.
  •  Click on the blue icon (at the lower right corner of Firefox) to open the NetVideoHunter window.
  •  You can preview the videos with the built-in player in full screen
  • At the left side of the window you can see a list of videos you watched.
  • You can download videos if you click on the Download button in the list or you can preview it with the Play button to be sure you downloading the right video.
      After the installation you can download for example from the following sites:
    YouTube, Google Video, Metacafe, Dailymotion, iFilm, Videoegg, Veoh, Blip.tv, etc...
    Watch the Video Below for better understanding!
Enjoy watching your internet videos on your computer now!. You can get this information also from TechSoft Solutions home page.

7 Tips for Creating Powerful Content for Outdoor Digital Signage

Today, both large and small companies are increasingly using digital signage for capturing audience attention and improving sales. Until recently, however, LCD and plasma displays were predominantly used only indoors.
Now that advertising on outdoor digital signage has gained in prominence, many companies are realizing the effectiveness of this strategy. With powerful and creative content and attractive graphics, outdoor digital signage has the potential to take businesses to great heights. An added advantage is that since the content is played through a computerized system, there is no limit to the variation in the content and scheduling, based on feedback.
As compared to indoor signage, outdoor digital signage offers enhanced 24-hour visibility. However, there are certain unique challenges that have to be dealt with as you place the LCD or plasma screens in outdoor locations.
Digital screens placed outdoors are viewed by a passing crowd whereas indoor screens are generally viewed from a stationary location. Passersby exposed to outdoor signage may be walking briskly or traveling in a fast-moving vehicle. Outdoor digital signage must therefore contain content that is powerful enough to catch their attention and send information or a message in just a split second.
Here are a few digital signage content tips for outdoor locations:
  1. Ensure that the advertisement is not crowded with a lot of information. It is a good idea to design powerful key elements. With just a brief glance, viewers must be able to receive the message you are promoting.
  2. Another factor that governs the effectiveness of outdoor digital signage is the ambient lighting. To ensure that the content can be viewed with clarity under any lighting condition during the day or night, the lighting and angle of the screen must be worked on precisely.
  3. Use graphics and moving images as sparingly as possible. Digital signage is not TV, and most people do not have the time to stand around looking at it. If you do have transitions and moving images, make sure there is a focal point where you can draw the attention of viewers. This stationary key point should be the main message you are promoting.
  4. Do not draw attention away from the main message with complicated fonts. Use fonts sparingly, and do not use more than a couple of them. Try not to mix fonts, as uniformity is important to capture attention.
  5. Do not display the content in all caps. The shapes of the words must be clearly legible to people to ensure that they are able to read them well at a glance. It is a good idea therefore to use both upper and lower case lettering.
  6. Use colors sparingly, too. Choose colors that complement each other well.
  7. Test the content before you display it. Ask for people’s opinions and fine-tune the content for maximum effect.
In today’s world, where signs are jostling for attention, it pays to give deep attention to creating a display that grabs attention and has a lasting impact on the viewer.

What you have never been told about data you delete from Your hard drive

Given that we lay our lives bare on our computers--what with doing personal banking, storing family photos, researching our medical conditions, and so forth--it would be comforting to be able to believe that if we erase something on our computers, we don't have to worry about that data being available to anyone who might want to access it later.
Sadly, that would be a naive assumption. The truth is, it's very difficult to permanently get rid of your data. And if you want to do so, you probably need to go get a drill.
That's the advice of the Geek Squad's Matos, who said that, "When you delete [data], yes, [its] icon may be gone, but that information is still intact on the hard drive. The only thing the computer does is [mark] that section to be overwritten. It just gives the operating system the OK to write over that area."
So if the operating system isn't actually removing the data from your hard drive, how can you get rid of it?
Matos said it's not so easy, and you may not ever want to just hand an old computer off to someone else if you're worried about them accessing your private data.
The only way to ensure that no one can ever access it is to bring tools to bear. "Let's say you're getting rid of an old computer," Matos said. "You're going to want to take the old hard drive, take a drill, and drill 10 to 12 holes through the drive--and not in a straight line. Scatter the holes and make sure they go straight through.". You can also access this blog from TechSoft Solutions homepage.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Laptops Guides

As the year starts, you may be having a simple resolution of changing your laptop model. It can also happen that you want to acquire a new laptop this year to keep up with the changing world.  s.Blogger has  done the best research for you and I have decide I would direct you to the best advice on buying your new laptop depending on what you are going to use it for.
The guideline outlines the different categories of laptops and which types for different users. It has also took a look at CPU, hard-drive, and networking options that different users may be using. Go to Cnet.com which has clearly outlined the guidelines. You can also access the details from TechSoft homepage for more information. May you get the best laptop for this year!

TechSoft Solutions: What are your 2011 Social Networking Predictions?

TechSoft Solutions: What are your 2011 Social Networking Predictions?: "Who could have thought that Face book which has grown in a spree, twitter, YouTube could be this big last one year?Are there any possibil..."

Are you creative as these guys?

How is your face book outlook to your friends and the face book family? I was impressed by some of the most impressive and greatest creative face bookers on mashable.You can go to Techsoft Solutions home page to access this. Have a look!