Posted: January 26th, 2012 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: Review, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Anti-ID Theft, Anti-spam Module, B-HAVE, Backup and Recovery – Safebox, Bitdefender Toolbar, Bitdefender Total Security 2012, Cloud, Firewall Module, IDWatchDog, Network Module, Parental Control Module, PC Tune-Up, Privacy Module, Rescue Mode, Review, Safebox, SafeGo Module, SOFTWIN | 2 Comments »
Our lives are divided into two distinct realms, online and offline, and as we start taking up more online time, security becomes a serious issue, protecting our online lives from the malicious, dubious and nefarious is a pretty serious business.
Bitdefender Total Security 2012 - BTS2012 - was developed by Romania based software company SOFTWIN. Bitdefender Antivirus has a great tradition of providing leading edge antivirus technology in a simple to use interface. Bitdefender was the first antivirus applications that allowed automatic software updates, the first to include a personal firewall, and the first to include behavioral detection – B-HAVE – to spot virus’s without a virus definition. SOFTWIN continues to push these boundaries of technology, staying one step ahead of the steadily evolving world of virus and antivirus.
There’s a bevvy of Antivirus/Protection software out there, so what seperates Bitdefender from the pack? First up, BTS2012 doesn’t require a reboot after install – we like this a heap, it’s also a clue at just how clever this suite is – the program is up-and-running In-Full, immediately. We downloaded BTS2012 which was pretty seamless, and were immediately struck by BTS2012′s ease of use, for such an outwardly simple application, BTS2012 certainly packs some serious tech-punch.
- Antivirus and Antispyware, Vulnerability Scanner, Social Networking Protection, Search Advisor, Personal Data Filter, Scan Dispatcher and Antiphishing
- Antispam, Parental Controls and Two-way Firewall
- File Shredder, Encryption, Tune-up and Online backup/file synchronization
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Posted: October 6th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Bow Down, Digital Camera News, Digital Camera Review, Favorite New Thought, Michael Courtenay, Olympus, Review, Technoid Computer News | Tags: 12-Megapixel, Digital Camera News, Digital Camera Review, Micro Four-Thirds, Olympus, Olympus PEN E-P2, Olympus PEN E-P3, PEN E-P3, PEN Lite E-PL3, PEN Mini | Comments Off
We’ve held off writing this review for more than 8 weeks, why, well put simply – it was hard to believe a camera could be this good. Literally, we fell in love with the Olympus PEN E-P3. Those clever little boffins at Olympus make some pretty bold claims on the E-P3, Geat Lens Range ✓ World’s Fastest Auto Focus ✓ Superior Picture Quality ✓ HD Video Stabalisation ✓ Ooh, and that Popup Flash ✓ Brilliant User Interface and OLED Screen ✓ PEN E-P3 ticks all the boxes, seems the mighty claims Olympus make aren’t simply rhetoric? Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 25th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Android, Favorite New Thought, Google, HTC, Review, Smartphone, Technoid Computer News | Tags: android, Beats Audio, Dr Dre in-ear Headphones, Favorite New Thought, Google, HTC, HTC Sensation XE, marcus dangerfield, Review, smartphone, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off
Introduced back in May, HTC’s 4.3-inch Sensation flagship smartphone will soon be available in an upgraded version – the HTC Sensation XE.
There are two major differences between the original and the new XE. The main improvement will the incorporation Beats Audio, a technology that improves the audio playback on the model by enhancing both software and hardware that is supplied with the phone.
Hardware wise, the update is via high quality new headphones, offering a much better frequency response especially on lower frequency sounds.
The software built into the phone detects when these headphones are plugged in and switches the handset from standard audio mode to Beats mode, optimizing frequencies.
You don’t have to be a music lover however to benefit from some of the other improvements that this model offers.
The original Sensation was a very slick phone, the XE steps speed by offering a brilliant 1.5Ghz dual core processor, coupled with an impressive 768MB of RAM memory – expandable to 1gb :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: June 18th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Michael Courtenay, Review | Tags: Getac, laptop, mcsixtyfive, Michael Courtenay, Military Certified, Uber, Überlappy, Überspecked, Ultra Rugged | Comments Off
Getac are legendary for Ultra Rugged, Purpose Built Field Computing. They’ve just outdone themselves with a NEW Überspecked Military Certified Laptop, meet the X500. Getac’s range of rugged notebook, tablet and handheld computers continues to grow with the release of this heavy-weight Überlappy. Aimed squarely at Getac’s core military and explorer customers, the X500 combines extreme durability, ultra fast speed and expandability to produce the ultimate computing solution for field operations. the X500 is designed to withstand the most extreme working conditions. With Intel Core i5-520M 2.4GHz and Core i7-620M 2.66GHz processor options, 2GB of RAM and the option of a NVIDIA GeForce GT330M MXM GPU with 512MB of VRAM, the X500 is also the most powerful ultra-rugged PC in the company’s 22-year history.
Getac X500 Features
15.6″ Widescreen high-definition display, 1000 NITs QuadraClearTM LED display, Intel® CoreTM i7 2.66GHz processor, Glove-friendly multi-touch LCD, MIL-STD 810G and IP65 certified, MIL-STD 461F ready, High-Power WiFi booster option, Night Vision display option, Expansion unit (PCI or PCIe) option, Industry best 5 year bumper-to-bumper warranty, Ultra Rugged! MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD 461F and IP65 compliant with a magnesium alloy case, shock-mounted hard drive, and sealed I/O caps and doors to prevent damage from solid particles and moisture. The display is also multi-touch capable and pressure sensitive, so it can be register touch input from almost anything, including gloved fingers. There’s also a glide touchpad with scrollbar, a full-sized – waterproof and backlit – mechanical membrane QWERTY keyboard.
Loaded with Windows 7 pro, Intel’s 2.66GHz i7 CPU boostable to 3.33GHz thanks to Turbo Boost technology, RAM can be upped from 2 to 8GB. The X500 comes with a 320GB HDD as standard, with an optional 160GB SSD also available. The multimedia bay can be filled with an optional Super multi-DVD, a second battery or a second HDD or SSD to operate as a RAID system.
In its standard configuration the X500 boasts a range of I/O ports, including three USB 2.0 ports, one USB/eSATA combo port, two RS-232 serial ports, two PCMCIA ports, an ExpressCard, SmartCard, dual RJ-45 ports, HDMI and VGA outputs. Custom options include the addition of USB 3.0 ports, fiber optic connections, RS-485 or a high-powered Wi-Fi booster.
Military-certified for extreme conditions, the X500 is MIL-STD-810G certified for ruggedness and shock protection, MIL-STD-2169B certified for High Altitude Magnetic Pulse (HEMP), boasts an IP65 rating for protection from water and dust, and has UL1604 certification to ensure it can be safely operated in the presence of potentially flammable or explosive materials. The X500 is also NightVision-ready for working under the cover of darkness using night vision goggles, and is EPEAT gold certified.
The X500 measures 16.1 x 11.41 x 2.56-inches / 410 x 290 x 65 mm. You may need a sherpa to lug this baby around, weighing in at 11.68 lbs /5.3 kg in its standard configuration X500 is surrounded by weight adding protection. It will be available from Getac from July 6 with prices ranging from $US4,999 to $US6,599.
http://getac.com/X500 for details and orders.
Checkout X500′s Specs Below
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