Apr 15, 2012

TIPS: Why isn't Windows Live Messenger display "What I am Listening to" on Windows Media Player?

This works on Windows 7:
1) Open "Windows Media Player"
2) Select "Tools"
3) Select "Plug-ins"
4) Click on "Windows Live Messenger Music Plugin". If the plugin is not installed, click on "Download plug-ins".
5) Your music/song should be displayed by now.

Apr 6, 2012

TIPS: Google Maps Malaysia's New Traffic and Transit Features

Now you can see the Live Traffic conditions on Malaysian roads using Google Maps Malaysia, yes, you need to logon to google.com.my. You can do this by turning on the Traffic layer on Maps (look at Box 1 in the first image), users can quickly see whether roads are congested or traffic is flowing freely based on colour coding (Box 3 in the first image)— red for chock-a-bloc, yellow for slow moving, and green for smooth flowing. As you can see from the map in the image below, it is the infamous Puchong toll along the LDP in Klang Valley in the morning going towards Kepong.
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In the image below, you can see that "Get Directions" "by car" now shows you the estimated time taken to arrive at your destination.
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For the public transit, Google Maps now shows the time taken for users to get to their destination using public transportation and the estimated time of arrival.
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Check traffic conditions now at google.com.my. Share this with your friends and keep techknew alive!

Apr 4, 2012

Infographics: Facts About Internet That Will Blow Your Mind

Do you how massive is the internet and how much we do there? Here's some facts about a day in the internet that will blow your mind. And Trend Micro Malaysia is having a weekly giveaway here. Join now! :)

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(Source:MBA Online)

Apr 3, 2012

TIPS: Google Account Activity

Google now allows you to know what information it holds of you: How emails you've sent in the past month, your most contacted person in Gmail, your sign in location, your web browser and on what device you used to sign in to 60 Google's services. 

This feature can also be used as a security measure. If you notice sign-ins from other countries that you haven't been or devices that you never used, you can change your password or sign up with Google's 2-step verification (for more information on Google's 2-step verification, read here), where in addition to your username and password, you'll have to enter a code that Google will send you via text or voice message to your phone upon signing in.

Google users who are interested in this service can sign up for it at Google's Account Activity website.

This should also remind you of the privacy issues and what Google can do with the vast amount of information Google has of each user. What if Google get hacked again? 

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Apr 2, 2012

HOW TO: Remove Smart HDD Virus (SOLVED)

Smart HDD is a PC virus that will display fake alerts, saying that several hard drive errors were detected on your computer. It is only used to scare you into buying Smart HDD and stealing your personal financial informations.

> How to Remove Smart HDD Virus:

TIPS: Google Easter Egg

Qingming or 清明节, is when Chinese people visit the graves or burial grounds of their ancestors. This time, Google come out with its new "easter egg". Just go to Google.com and type in "Qingming" or "清明节" (without the inverted commas).