Seagate 3TB external hard disk – FreeAgent GoFlex

30 06 2010

FreeAgent® GoFlex™ Desk Kit 3TB

STAC3000100

The GoFlex Desk external drive gives you plenty of storage capacity and it’s easy to upgrade to any interface you choose. Simply pair the desktop hard drive with a GoFlex USB 3.0 or FireWire® 800/USB 2.0 adapter to increase your performance by up to 10 times. Works interchangeably between a PC or a Mac® computer.

Safe, secure, easy to use

With the GoFlex Desk, it’s easy to backup, secure and access your content.

  • Ensures automatic continuous backup of your data
  • Secures your backed up files and protects your privacy with powerful encryption software
  • Includes the Seagate® Dashboard management tool for easy management of backup schedules and file encryption, and viewing drive statistics
  • Includes the GoFlex Desk USB 2.0 desktop adapter with illuminated capacity gauge
  • Offers vertical or horizontal orientation to fit in any desktop environment

SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number STAC3000100
Interface GoFlex
Capacity 3TB
PHYSICAL
Height 158mm (6.22 in)
Width 124mm (4.88 in)
Length 44mm (1.73 in)
Weight (typical) 1080g (2.38 lb)
Shipping Weight 1.080kg (2.381 lb)
FEATURES
Encryption AES 192-bit (Windows OS)
Automatic Backup Software PC & Mac
Warranty 2 years
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Malaysia Web Hosting

28 06 2010

Perfect Couple, Perfect Web Hosting ?

Web hosting in Malaysia, compared to the other neighbour countries in Asia, still in the growing stage. However, when Malaysia’s economy heading towards self-destruction due to weak and unreasonable government’s policies. Local businesses are looking into the opportunities of doing business online, that is, to open a website and start selling their products and services thru the Internet to the clients worldwide.

Do you know?

Every website need a server to host it. Therefore, the hosting server is a key for the website. All the webmaster must know where to host their websites. But not every webmaster choose the right web hosting company. Normally, a fresh and new webmaster will like to choose a cheap web hosting company. But an experienced webmaster will choose a reliable web hosting company.

Then, how to choose?

Every web hosting company has some bad histories. Due to lack of experiences and knowledge in the beginning. After many years of “hit the wall” or “knock on the head”, many web hosting companies survived and learnt from the mistakes made. KKBOSS.com is one of the small web hosting companies in Malaysia that start and grown together with some mistakes made in the past.

Nowadays, KKBOSS.com knows what are the mistakes and will not repeat itself to make those mistakes. Many newcomers in web hosting industry still making those mistakes KKBOSS had made before. With the experiences and knowledges gained from 7 years of business in web hosting, KKBOSS can offer you a reliable web hosting service for your websites.

If you are looking for a perfect web hosting company, then KKBOSS is not for you. There are many such “perfect web hosting companies” in the world.

So, how perfect is perfect?

Maybe the following are the “perfect” standards:

  • 100% uptime (meaning the server will forever never reboot or disconnected) – so far, only cloud computing can meet this standard. Cloud computing means more than 1 server hosting your website.
  • Free – yes, everyone hope to host their websites for free of charge. If so, then how do the web hosting companies survive? Unless it depends on other source of income such as advertisement (e.g. Google)
  • Unlimited disk space – KKBOSS has a plan offer this.
  • Unlimited bandwidth – KKBOSS also can offer this now.
  • Unlimited email storage space – KKBOSS also can offer this now.
  • Fastest connection speed – this will depends on the Internet Service Provider (e.g. Streamyx in Malaysia), the location of your web hosting server and your website visitor’s location. If a visitor from a small village in Sabah (the poorest state in Malaysia which has plenty of natural resources) who only use a dial-up internet connection to access your website which is hosting in USA. Do you think your website can be opened as fast as you expect?
  • Many features and useful goodies – such as free gifts, free search engine listing, etc.

So far, none of the web hosting companies until today can meet those “perfect” standards. But there are some companies trying to become the “perfect” web hosting company. KKBOSS is just one of the small player trying to become “perfect” or “near perfect”.

No one is perfect, same to the web hosting company





Broadband spurs new businesses and ideas in Kenya (Africa)

25 06 2010

The internet has created new ways and opportunities to do business in Kenya. – Reuters pic

NAIROBI, June 24 – When Kenyan graduate Roy Wachira, 25, set out to start his first business, he turned to the Internet, whose growth in the east African nation is spawning opportunities unthinkable even a year ago.

Wachira runs a free social photography site that allows users to view special occasions or travel photos online and provides firms such as telecoms operator Safaricom with a channel to reach their targeted consumers.

The site is one of many innovations in east Africa’s biggest economy spurred by faster Internet speeds through three fibre-optic cables which link Kenya with the rest of the world.

Since the arrival of the TEAMS and SEACOM cables last year and a third one called EASSy last March, costs have fallen to as low as US$22 (RM71.2) per megabyte from US$4,000 previously. Usage has jumped to 15 gigabytes from 1.8 gigabytes eight months ago.

“It is a good time to break into online in Kenya, there is a surge in usage of Internet here,” says Wachira.

Mobile data users quintupled to 1.98 million last year from 398,190 in 2008 and telecoms firms are hoping data services will drive growth as average revenues per user from mobile phone calls fall.

Sanjay Sikka, the chief executive officer of Horizon, an $8-million call centre in the capital, Nairobi, shares Wachira’s optimism.

He says Horizon was set up to take advantage of Kenya’s ambition of going head-to-head with established business process outsourcing (BPO) players such as India and Philippines.

“With the fibre optics coming, that makes everything work,” Sikka said in a plush building with the capacity to house 1,200 agents fielding calls and emails around the clock.

Horizon’s clients include a Kenya telecoms operator and a large British-based firm, says Sikka, who has worked for Accenture and India’s Genpact in a 16-year career.

Those who have ventured into the brave new world of business made possible by faster Internet, however, say challenges abound, including on the regulatory front.

“Digital laws are a big issue, our constitution is really old, it doesn’t have a lot of the stuff you require to enable people to do a lot of digital activities,” says Wachira.

“Parliament needs to do something to change these laws because my generation is going to be online.”

Stephen Kiptinness, a lawyer and head of regulatory affairs for France Telecom’s Telkom Kenya, said a data protection law was long overdue.

“We need one, like, yesterday … we are an information society. This information can be used for scams and identity fraud,” he said. “How the information is collected is critical, how it is stored is critical as is how it is accessed.”

He adds that lack of data protection guarantees, coupled with a judiciary that is perceived to be weak and slow, could dissuade some foreign firms from investing in the sector.

Julian Cunningham-Day, a partner at London-based Linklaters, says there are other challenges to Kenya’s ambitions for its outsourcing sector like unreliable power supply and perceptions of political instability.

“The clashes following the disputed elections in 2007-8 shattered many peoples’ perceptions of Kenya as a politically stable country,” said Cunningham-Day.

Those ructions did not dampen a move towards online shopping. Motivated by the rise of access to the Internet, banks like I&M Bank started this year to offer electronic payments services to businesses in the country.

“The new payment gateway will give potential and existing Kenyan e-commerce merchants the opportunity to expand their sales online with a significant reduction in transaction costs,” says Arun Mathur, the bank’s chief executive.

Businesses which have existed for decades are also searching for ways of leveraging the enhanced access to the Internet.

Peter Mwangi, chief executive of the Nairobi Stock Exchange, says they are looking to introduce Internet and mobile phone-based trading this year to allow investors to take advantage of market moves in real time.

The stock exchange is the fifth-largest in Africa after South Africa, Morocco, Egypt and Nigeria and was the top-peforming market in Africa in the first quarter, with the main index up 25.4 per cent after a lacklustre 2009.

While the bourse awaits the introduction of new channels for trading, Kenyan musicians are already tapping the Web to market their music, and finding.

A group called Just A Band realised the power of the Internet after posting a short clip of its video called Ha-He on YouTube. The clip, that features a character named Makmende, went viral, taking social sites such as Facebook and Twitter by storm.

It spawned Makmende Internet pages, turned the song into a hit that dominated many conversations, mainly around jokes about the tough character who rescues girls and torments the bad guys in his superhero role.

Reuters






Future web trends

12 06 2010

http://www.youtube.com/v/6F7Td5UBrnM&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0





Windows 7 : Show File Extensions

4 06 2010

  1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button,
  2. clicking Control Panel
  3. clicking Appearance and Personalization (or Appearance)
  4. clicking Folder Options
  5. Note: If Folder Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.
  6. Select the View tab in the Folder Options window.show-file-extensions-2
  7. Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.show-file-extensions-3
  8. Click OK to save the changes.




Windows 7 : Enable Quick Launch Bar Toolbar

4 06 2010

Quick Launch Bar has been almost deprecated in Windows 7 as the whole Taskbar been replaced with greatly enhanced Superbar, which now allows shortcut icons to be placed on it directly. For users who miss Quick Launch bar so much to want it back in Windows 7, Microsoft has not yet completely removed the Quick Launch Bar yet, instead the Quick Launch Toolbar has been disabled and hidden by default.

Use the hack below to enable and turn on the Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7:

Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7

  1. Right click on Windows 7 Taskbar, and point to Toolbars context menu item, and then select New Toolbar….Create New Toolbar for Quick Launch Bar
  2. Browse to the following folder (easy way is to copy and paste to Address box to automatically navigate to):%SystemDrive%\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
  3. Locate and highlight the Quick Launch folder, and then click on Select Folder button.QuickLaunch Bar in Windows 7
  4. A Quick Launch Toolbar will be added to Windows Taskbar close to notification area. Unlock the Taskbar (right click on Taskbar and uncheck Lock the taskbar) to move the Quick Launch Toolbar.Default Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 7
  5. To move the Quick Launch Toolbar to the left of Taskbar next to Start button, unpin all application programs from the Superbar by right click on each and every icons, then select Unpin this program from taskbar.Move the both borders of Quick Launch Toolbar to the furthest left, and then re-pin the applications to Taskbar if you still require them.
  6. Optionally, right click on empty space inside Quick Launch Toolbar area, and unselect Show Title to remove the Quick Launch wording, or uncheck Show Text to remove the label next to the shortcuts and icons in Quick Launch bar.Quick Launch Labels and Title Removal

Add the icons and/or shortcuts to Quick Launch Bar by drag and drop to the Quick Launch Bar Toolbar or to %SystemDrive%\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\ folder, while delete the icon as you would with any typical file (right click on it, and then select Delete).

How to Disable and Remove Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows 7

After added the Quick Launch bar in Windows 7, to remove the QuickLaunch Toolbar, just right click on Taskbar, and go to Toolbars, then uncheck Quick Launch menu item. The Quick Launch Toolbar will be removed from Taskbar and the toolbar item in Toolbars folder will also be deleted.