Category Archives: Technology

Protecting Your Identity On Line With Miicard

Protecting Your On-Line Identity – Like millions of others, I am concerned about protecting my on-line identity. I decided to do something about it and have signed up with miiCard The process was NOT trivial, nor should it be. I had to provide a valid email address, a working number for SMS and then a bank card. Every time I updated something or added information, I needed to verify that by text. Which is the way that it should be. While it is too early to tell how effective it will be, I was pleased with how thorough the process was.

http://www.miicard.com/

 

 

The Jewish Dot Com Entrepreneurs (Updated)

**Note: Contains some updates, some new material and some corrections. Peter Thiel and Elon Musk have been removed.

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google, Mark Pincus of Zynga, Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn and Mark Cuban have all changed the internet and have grown fantastically wealthy along the way. This is their story.

The Jewish Dot Com Entrepreneurs Updated

 

Cloning Your Phone SD Card

I recently bought a new and faster Micro SD card for my Epic 4G. I tried to copy the files on my old Micro SD card over through my Windows computer; however Windows Explorer failed. I have a number of applications installed on my SD and Windows was just not happy with .gz format files, etc.

A number of back up and cloning utilities were suggested at various forums; the one that I found be the best, in terms of small footprint and ease of use, is the HDD Raw Copy tool from HDD Guru. It is free, so small and light that you can run it as a portable app, easy to use and did I mention free? 

You can try it for yourself from: http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-Raw-Copy-Tool/

 

If you want to discuss your experience, I have also posted this article at the XDA Developers forum at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1376009

There are may other utilities that have fancier interfaces or more functions, but this did the job for me and fits easily on a USB stick.

It is going to be part of my tool kit from here on out. I hope this helps someone.

Making the Ultimate PC Toolkit

If you are like me and people ask you to fix their computers, you probably carry a set of applications on a USB drive, your PC toolkit. SARDU, developed by Davide Costa, is a meta-tool, an application that lets you create and customize a bootable USB or CD/DVD toolkit. Get it? It is a tool for making a really cool toolkit.

You download and unzip SARDU to your computer. Using a very simple interface, you can add components, as you wish, to create a really powerful and customized bootable USB drive or disc. You can have, for example, more than a dozen anti-virus Rescue discs residing on the same USB, for example. The AVG Rescue disc didn’t clean everything? Well, just run the Bit-Defender Rescue disc.

Can’t get everything sorted that way? Well try going in running one of the Live Linux distros available. Not a Linx fan? There are Windows utilities available as well.

SARDU doesn’t force you to use one over the other. The application lets you pick and choose (although it does manage downloads for some or point you to the websites for others) to create what you want.

SARDU is free for download, although it is certainly worthy of support via donation.

Download from: http://www.sarducd.it/