Seagate 3TB external hard disk – FreeAgent GoFlex

30 06 2010

FreeAgent® GoFlex™ Desk Kit 3TB


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

Model Number STAC3000100
Interface GoFlex
Capacity 3TB
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)
Encryption AES 192-bit (Windows OS)
Automatic Backup Software PC & Mac
Warranty 2 years

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. is one of the small web hosting companies in Malaysia that start and grown together with some mistakes made in the past.

Nowadays, 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.


Future web trends

12 06 2010

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
  7. Uncheck Hide extensions for known file
  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.

Physical Memory Limits in Windows 7

4 06 2010

The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 7.

Version Limit in 32-bit Windows Limit in 64-bit Windows
Windows 7 Ultimate 4 GB 192 GB
Windows 7 Enterprise 4 GB 192 GB
Windows 7 Professional 4 GB 192 GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 4 GB 16 GB
Windows 7 Home Basic 4 GB 8 GB
Windows 7 Starter 2 GB 2 GB

Burn CD/DVD in Windows 7 : Windows DVD Maker

4 06 2010

Install Windows DVD Maker

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Programs and Features in the Control Panel.
  3. Note: If Programs and Features is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.
  4. Select Turn Windows features on or off in the left column of the Programs and Features window.
  5. Check off Windows DVD Maker and then click OK.
  6. Please take note that Windows 7 Starter do not have this feature.

Dedicated Server or Shared Web Hosting ?

3 06 2010

The power of Remote Control !

Your Web hosting company can be your site’s best friend or worst enemy – depending on the level of service and responsiveness. A successful Web site depends on a good Web host, but it’s just as important to select the right kind of hosting account.

Are you willing to share space on a server with other sites or do you need a server of your own? Know the answer before you start shopping.

Unique And Shared Addresses

Every server connected to the Web has its own IP address. The IP address uniquely identifies that server much like a membership number or driver’s license number identifies a particular individual. IP addresses are also tied to domain names. This relationship means that Web users can either enter a domain name or an IP address in a Web browser to access the information on a Web server.

The basic difference between Web hosting accounts is whether a site has its own server or shares one with other Web sites. That arrangement determines whether the site has its own IP address or shares one with other sites.

Most small to medium-sized sites use a type of hosting called “virtual hosting” where a number of Web sites reside on the same server. Because the sites share a server, they also share an IP address.

Large and/or busy sites usually can’t share server space because the volume of Web traffic from many sites would quickly overwhelm the server. Those sites either operate their own servers or select a “dedicated hosting” option from their Web host. Dedicated hosting means that your site is the only site residing on the server and so you aren’t sharing an IP address with any other site.

Which type is best for you? Let’s look at the good and bad points of both.

Share The Risk With Virtual Hosting

The best thing about virtual hosting is price: it’s usually really low. Depending on your site’s technology, storage, and bandwidth requirements, virtual hosting can cost anywhere from $3 to $20 per month. It’s even possible to get free hosting in return for displaying ads from the hosting company or one of its partners on your site.

If price is your main concern, then virtual hosting may be right for you. But make sure you’re aware of potential problems:

  • Know your neighborhood. Sharing an IP address with known spam sites or adult sites raises a warning flag with search engines. Spam sites try to trick search engines into giving them an underserved high rank, so some search engines like AltaVista respond by banning the entire IP address from their index.Check your Web host’s terms of service page to see what sites are allowed on their servers. Also ask if they offer an individual IP address for different sites on the same server. Some hosts do, but make sure the IP address and domain name resolve correctly before you start promoting the site.
  • Slower server response. A server receives requests for files and serves up those files in the order the requests are received. It’s like a line at the bank: if you’re second in line you get served pretty quickly but it you’re twelfth in line you’ll wait much longer.Ask your host how many sites reside on each server and how much traffic those sites get. The sheer number of sites isn’t the only issue. Response time may be slower if you share space with 100 busy sites than if you share a server with 250 sites that only get a few hits per day.

    Slow server response can hurt site promotion by frustrating visitors. In extreme cases, pages may timeout and never load: not a good idea if that happens when search engine spiders crawl by! Find out the IP address of the server you’ll share and use free Server Check tool to monitor the server and verify its response time.

  • More server crashes. Most Web hosts strictly limit the type of CGI scripts allowed on their servers, and with good reason! A poorly-written CGI script can quickly run wild and consume most of the server’s resources, even crashing it.Your site could be slowed or brought down entirely due to the action of a neighboring site.

Don’t get scared by these concerns. The overwhelming number of Web sites use virtual hosting and never experience any problems. You just don’t want to be the exception! Evaluate the host carefully before you sign up for an account.

Own Your Home With A Dedicated Server

Dedicated hosting costs more, but offers more features and benefits. With dedicated hosting, you’re the only site on the server and have your own IP address. A dedicated IP address used to be a requirement for SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption, but some hosting companies now offer it as part of virtual hosting packages.

Because you have the server to yourself, dedicating hosting is more expensive. It’s like owning a home instead of renting an apartment. Like any homeowner, your costs will be higher, but there are benefits to the arrangement:

  • More control: You don’t have to worry about someone’s bad script slowing or crashing the server. You have only yourself to blame if that happens!
  • Faster response with high traffic loads. Because the server only responds to request for information from your site, visitors won’t have to wait in line to view your Web pages and images.
  • Easier setups. It’s easier to set up the server to handle anonymous FTP and SSL encryption if the server has a dedicated IP address. This isn’t impossible with virtual hosting, it is more difficult.Many virtual hosts don’t offer it or charge a premium if they do. If the host offers SSL encryption with a virtual hosting account, make sure they set it up for you!
  • No bandwidth penalty. Virtual hosting accounts usually offer a certain amount of bandwidth per month to each site on the server. Sites that go over their allotment get charged extra. But dedicated hosting generally has no such restrictions because it’s assumed you need a lot of bandwidth if you require your own server.

Those are great benefits, but they usually don’t justify the extra cost for smaller sites. Evaluate your needs and your financial resources before you sign up for hosting and choose your host carefully.