Saturday, September 22, 2012

Neo BB1EL: My New Laptop

I recently purchased a new laptop. It made possible by selling my more than a year old netbook and applied for a loan.  The laptop came from a local company named Neo and the model is Basic BB1EL.  So how's the new laptop perform in everyday scenario?  You'll find out after the break.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Any Video Converter: My Ultimate Video Converter

Need to convert your video to play in your iphone or ipad?  Or on your android phone or tablet?  No need to worry because I have a freeware that can convert almost any type of video and that is called Any Video Converter or AVC for short.  I've been using this freeware for a long time now and it has all the features I need plus some extras to boot.  Although, the time it took to convert a video depends on the file size of the original video.

The freeware can convert various video formats such as OGM, RMVB, RM, WMV, QT, WebM, FLV, MOD, TS, TP, DVR-MS, Divx, etc. to AVI, WMV, MP4, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, FLV, SWF, MKV, 3GP and 3G2.  It can convert the videos to portable devices such as Apple products (iphone, ipod touch, ipod video, ipod classic, ipad, apple tv), Sony products (PSP, PS3, Walkman), Android tablets and phones (there are selected model of android tablets and phone), Microsoft product (Zune and Xbox 360).

One of the extra features of the freeware is it can download the videos directly from YouTube/Google/MetaCafe/Nico.  All you need to do is to copy and paste the URL in the "Import Video from Internet" window by clicking the "Add URLs" button.  Another extra feature is that the freeware supports CUDA acceleration from NVIDIA video cards.  So if your PC has a NVIDIA CUDA-enabled video card you can utilize this feature.

If you want to know the full features of this awesome freeware please go to this link.  I really recommend this freeware for your video conversion needs.

Monday, August 20, 2012

PIXresizer: Another Way to Resize Your Pictures

I have another way to resize pictures and this software is called PIXresizer.  I used this freeware for more than a year now and this is what I used when I just want to plainly resize the pictures.  It can support BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF file format.  You can resize a single picture and group of pictures.  The interface is easy as 1-2-3.  Below is the description of the freeware from the site:

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Recently, I wanted to have a retro-effect like Instagram that can be use online.  After searching I found a really cool alternative to Instagram and it's called Pixlr-O-Matic. Pixlr-O-Matic is free online picture editor that can add retro effects and more.

Monday, July 2, 2012

First Award

The first award given to this blog.  I thank Balut of Balut Manila for giving this award.  And here's my seven random things about me:

1.  My height is 5 feet 5 inches.
2.  I'm currently working in a Telecommunications company.
3.  I started blogging last year.
4.  The main reason why I started blogging is because I want to earn extra.
5.  Currently, I'm in a relationship with a beautiful lady (hehe)
6.  I support healthy living lifestyle - fitness, diet etc.
7.  This blog is my third and latest that I created.

Now that I answered seven random things about me, I will now award this badge to one of my co-bloggers.

Below are the rules.
  1. Thank the blogger who gave you this award.  Don’t forget to link his/her blog.
  2. Post seven random things about you.
  3. Give the award to other bloggers as many as you can and let them know you gave them this award.

And that's it, my very first award for this blog.  Happy blogging.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My Alternative Ipod Touch: LG-LU3700

For a while, I longed to have a portable media player (PMP).  I have my eyes on different models but the iPod touch stood the crowd.  But due to my budget limit, I end up buying a second hand android phone.  The picture above is the LG-LU3700, a Korean-only phone.  It's specs is similar to LG Optimus One (P500) but the difference is that the LU3700 is a CDMA phone so it can't be used to call and text in a GSM network.  That's the only feature of the phone that you can't use directly however there's a device called Gmate that will allow you to call and text to a GSM network.  But I have a GSM phone already so I used this phone just for playing music, video and casual gaming.  

Like I said earlier, the phone is similar to LG-P500 so it runs an Android OS.  I'm able to update the phone from version 2.2 to 2.3.4 by using the update software from LG website (using LG-P500 as the search device).  I tried to root the phone in different methods but to no avail.   I'm still happy with this phone because I can still install different apps.  Stay tuned for my upcoming posts regarding android apps that I used.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Free Online Storage Part 2

Here's the second part of free online storage.  If the first seven services are not enough click more to know more.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Free Online Storage Part 1

Looking for a free online storage?  There are so many cloud-based online storage today that you don't know what service you'll use.  I list down some of those services for your convenience.  Here's the first part of the list.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

BurnAware Free: My Choice in Burning Software

Since the computer I used in our office is ancient I searched for a free burning software that will require minimum space in hard disk and ram (nero is out of the list) so after using various free burning software I finally settle in using one, the BurnAware Free.   Here's a description from the developer:
BurnAware Free is a full-fledged disc burning tool – fast, lightweight, feature-packed and, most importantly, free. The program burns all types of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray discs containing data, digital photos, music and video. With BurnAware Free, you will be able to create bootable or multisession CDs and DVDs, high-quality audio CDs, make and burn disc images, copy and backup discs. -
So what's in the freeware that makes me stick to it?  You'll find out after the break.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

PDF Converter

Last week I discussed about alternative PDF reader.  So how about converting word, excel or powerpoint to PDF? Is it possible?  Yes it is and you will know the free programs that you can used in your Windows computer after the break.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Alternative to Acrobat PDF Reader

If you are looking for an alternative to Acrobat PDF Reader and wanted it to be lightweight (less disk space in your hard drive).  I listed some freeware that you can use for free.  Are you using one of them?  Check it out after the break.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Learning Web Development Online

Wanna try to learn java script but don't know where to begin?  Or you already know the basics and want to know the advance in java script? How about HTML? HTML 5? CSS? Don't worry because I have a great site that can help beginners and advance users.  You'll know the site after the break.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Quest for Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office Suite

Looking for free alternative to Microsoft Office?  In search for the free counterpart of the popular office suite from Microsoft, I listed several free software that can be used in your windows computer.   These softwares  mostly compatible to MS office format of word, excel and powerpoint.  There will be disadvantages of each freeware compared to the MS office but there's no harm in trying, right?  Before you click the 'read more' button, try to make a list of free alternatives that you can think of and then let's see if it will be on my list. Ready? Click it away!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Watermark Your Photos No Trials Needed

I have been searching the net for a free software that can make a watermark on photos.  The top searches gave me a bunch of software that only good for a couple of days.  After all the searches I done with the friendly Google, I found a free software, yes a really free software, not the ones that you can only used for a short time.  So what's the freeware?  You'll find out after the break.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Malware detected

Recently when I went to my blog using Chrome browser the tab shows a message like the picture above.  It says that a site linked to my blog has a malware so it cause my blog to be blocked by the browser.  When I try to go to my blog using Firefox, it does not have this kind of message.  What I did is checked the site which is linked to my blog who had a suspicious malware.  I found out that the suspicious link is in my backlinks so I immediately deleted the javascript of the said link.  When I refreshed my blog's url using Chrome browser the warning message no longer occurs.  I first encountered this message when I went to some of my friends' blog using Chrome browser and the suspect is in their backlinks.  So if you happen to encounter this message in your blog, don't fret, calmly poin the suspected site that's linked to your blog and go to your dashboard to delete the javascript.  Cheers.