Saturday, June 5, 2010
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Using the camera to see how you look
The camera can be real handy in those times when you don’t have a mirror around to check yourself out before a hot date or getting to work. Narcissism anyone.
Using the Stylus as a Toothpick or to clean your nails and ears
The pointy tip of the stylus’ that accompany a mobile seems to makes a great toothpick after hearty meal. Don’t want to be visiting that Dentist too often now.
Verbal Stress Buster
Using your handset as a mode to release stress by calling up the service providers
A convenient way to avoid verbal confrontation via SMS
With weird advertisements that depict messaging is the way to go these even in close proximities, is it any wonder that the art of conversation is dying. What happened to say it with flowers? I think the Smiley emoticons eat ‘em all. On the plus side it does help avoid some pretty weird conversations.
Buying a BT headset so it looks like you’re talking to yourself
I never understood the concept of a BT headset although I’m a huge fan of the technology and the concept. As paradox-y as that seems, what I mean is it does seem rather odd when you see someone who's apparently talking to themselves or even in a heated argument with themselves. You tend to pass judgment on their mental state of mind only realize that they have a BT headset in the ear you can't see and are simply having a fight with a significant other.
Pretending to be on the phone to avoid a conversation
This is extremely rude but can be very suitable for those times that you need to get out of sticky situation. Simply pretending to be on a call so as to avoid a conversation or attending a meeting works like a charm. At least until an actual call comes in while you’re in the middle of the act.
Saving personal messages from the ‘ladies’
It’s no big deal to save those weird forwards to forward or pretty much any other random messages on the handset. What one should be VERY careful about are those extremely ‘Personal’ messages from the ladies. You never know when your girlfriend may ask to use your handset when her handset’s battery runs out. What then enh? A regular clean up is very necessary considering these circumstances.
Word of advice – While some of these things may seem like they come in handy sometimes, the potential of ending up looking extremely foolish and getting into a mess of trouble is extremely high. I don’t recommend any of these cockeyed concepts, but I have seen most of them done, so in the spirit of keeping it real, don’t try this at home.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Be cautious about what disks and files you accept from other people.
Don't reuse disks that have been in other computers, don't download files from insecure sites, and don't open e-mail attachments unless you are expecting them. Be wary of messages and attachments, even from people you know, with vague subject lines and contents, such as 'Check this' or 'See these pics!!!'
- Obtain an antivirus program to more safely share disks, download files from the Internet and open e-mail attachments.
- If your system gets a virus, visit your virus-scan software manufacturer's Web site and install any virus updates that are available. Then run the software. The software may not be able to delete the virus, but it may be able to identify it.
- Search the Web for information regarding your specific virus by typing the name of the virus or its associated file into a search
engine, followed by the word 'virus.' For example, 'Melissa virus,' 'BubbleBoy virus,' and so on.
- Download and install any software patches or other programs that will help you eliminate the virus. Or follow any instructions you find on deleting the virus manually.
- Run another virus scan to make sure the virus was dealt with properly.
- Employ extra caution when you receive attachments that end in the commonly used extensions .doc, .exe, .com, .xls or .ppt. Never open attachments that end in .vbs or .js, since a typical user would never have a reason to open these files.