Hotmail Officially Closed

Hotmail closedMicrosoft’s email service, Hotmail is officially closed. Instead, Microsoft is preparing a similar service for hundreds of millions of it’s free email users.

Hotmail is one of the web-based email services that are quite popular. Until now the free email has at least 300 million active user worldwide.

However, due to various considerations, Microsoft decided to no longer provide that service. Instead users ‘forced’ to switch to Outlook.com who also provide similar services.

“We believe that they will be more like this (outlook-red) compared to Hotmail,” said Dick Craddock, Program Manager for Outlook.com.

Compared to Hotmail, Outlook does offer a more fresh and better protection systems. It already using two-way authentication.

In addition, Outlook also been connected with SkyDrive to store data, and Skype for video calls or telephone calls over the internet.

Until now, Microsoft is working on the transfer of data from Hotmail to Outlook. For a while Hotmail users can still access their accounts as usual, it’s just added the option to turn into Outlook in it.

“To provide the best experience in Outlook, this time we’re focusing on the process of upgrading,” said Craddock, through Microsoft’s official blog.

Direct Conversations with Skype from Your Outlook Inbox

Skype on Outlook

London – Skype audio and video calling Functions will be presented at Outlook.com. Thus, users can instantly have a conversations via Skype VoIP service directly in their Outlook inbox.

“We all face situations that make conversations easier through a service. Sometimes a quick call more help than a long email reply,” says Simon Longbottom, Senior Director of Skype Product Marketing.

Reported by Mashable, Tuesday (April 30, 2013), for the moment, the service is only available in the UK. Availability will be expanded to the United States and Germany in the next few weeks, and globally within a few months.

Users who are interested in this service should download a plugin in their browser, and then connect Skype to Outlook.com using their Microsoft account.

To use Skype, users only need to click the button audio or video call in IM conversations, or on top of your friends contact details in mail conversation.

Internet Explorer 10 Preview for Windows 7 Now Available

Internet Explorer 10Microsoft released a preview version of the newest browser for Windows 7. Preview of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 can be downloaded on the Microsoft website today. The release is on schedule, Microsoft previously said that IE10 Preview version for Windows 7 will be released in mid-November.

IE10 is rumored to have the ability to process web pages faster and smoother than its predecessor, but for Windows 7 users will likely feel some limitations. This is because Microsoft designed the IE10 to use on tablet PCs, or other devices that use touch screen. While only a few Windows 7 based PCs that have a thoose technologies.

One advantage of IE10 is while you’re reading an article on a website, you can swipe to change the page, rather than you have to scroll and click on a link as was done previously. For that reason, Microsoft released a preview of it, so that website developers can optimize their websites look when accessed using a browser.

Microsoft expects to increase the number of IE10 users, After all of this time it can only be overshadowed by Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari as the most widely used browser in the market.

Saving Gmail Attachments Directly to Google Drive

Google DriveGoogle Drive is a cloud storage service from Google. Google Drive also provides 5 GB of storage space for free. You can use the service to store files in the attachment directly to your Gmail account.

Unfortunately, saving a file attachment in Gmail can not be done directly without These following steps. There are specific steps you need to do. Quite troublesome indeed, it would be easier if these services can be enjoyed by users of Gmail accounts directly. However, fortunately the steps are not too difficult. Want to know how? Here are the steps.

1. This tip only applies to users of the Google Chrome browser. You also are required to download the Chrome extension called Gmail Attachments to Drive. To download the extension of this one, you can click this link. This extension is not too big in size. So you do not have to worry about your internet quota exhausted after downloading the extension.

2. Next, You need to install the extension. If the installation is successful, it will display a notification as shown below.

Drive notification

3.Make sure your Gmail account is using the default view. If the installation is successful, it will display “Save to Drive” bellow your attachment file. If it’s still not showing up, You’ll need to refresh your browser.

WordPress Basic Security That You Should Know

Wordpress basicWordPress is undeniable the most widely used CMS, both for organizations and individuals. Along with its popularity, the more people are trying to find the weakness of this engine, like a tree the higher the faster the wind. Here are some tips to enhance WordPress security that must be known by web developer who use WordPress as a Content Management System.

User Administrator / Admin
By default after installing WordPress, we will get the admin username. Never use the admin username, change the admin username with another username, such as your name combined with figures. Most of WordPress user piracy cases is by abusing the admin username with brute force method.

Logically hacker is more difficult to break your WordPress if they have to guess the username and password, while if you use the user admin username hacker just need to guess the password you use.

Protect your wp-admin folder
Wp-admin folder is also a dangerous point that often used by attackers to infiltrate into your website. -Scrutinize it-! how? here a little more step, but it will not take 5 minutes to do so.

create a file. htacess containing the IP settings that restrict how it can access wp-admin directory, The setting as follows:

order deny, allow
deny from all
# Allow my work IP address
allow from 192.168.1.123 192.168.1.124

This Htaccess example script is allowing 192.168.1.123 and 192.168.1.124 IP addresses to access wp-admin folder. Most of us are internet users with dynamic IP, should we change the IP address every time you want to access the wp-admin? the answer is Yes. To change this htaccess you can use SFTP. Or you can use other security methods such as ApachePassword Protect.

Use SSH or SFTP instead of FTP
The reason is simple with SFTP data transfer will be encrypted, while FTP is not encrypted and how to use FTP and SFTP are relatively equal.

Make index.html
This simple step is powerful enough to protect a specific folder so it’s not browse-able. create a file index.html with contents up to you, for example, contains the sentence: directory access is forbidden. then save it to the plugin folder and other folders. Remember one of hacking step is to do profiling, to find out which plugins you are using, to gather information that can be used to find the weaknesses of your website.

How To Detect If Your Computer Has Been Infected With DNS Changer

DNS changer

DNSChanger virus spread quickly to millions of computers with internet connection. Here are tips to find out if your computer is infected with this virus or not.

DNSChanger can indeed be categorized as one of the dangerous virus. This virus taking advantage of a user while they are browsing, this virus has landed in more than 4 million computers in 11 countries. with the largest spread is in the United States

Well, it turns out there is a fairly easy way to tell if your computer is infected with DNSChanger or not. Ie, using a special website created by the working group DNS Changer. The trick?

Open a web browser (eg Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari) and then access any of the sites below.

http://dns-ok.us

http://dns-ok.de

http://dns-ok.ax/index_en.html

http://dns-ok.fi/index_en.html

If the test result is green, then your computer is normal. But if the result is red, then the DNS server settings of your computer or broadband router are directed to a malicious server.

So what if the result is ‘positive’? Computer or router DNSChanger infected can be cured by the following ways:

Computer
1. It is recommended to restore the infected computer’s DNS settings to get the old settings automatically. Please contact your ISP or your office IT admin for help.

2. If the computer is infected with DNSChanger malware try not to update the system software and security database.

To clean the virus is Windows and Mac users can use the most updated antivirus application, either free or paid version.

3. After cleaning, use another test method above to make sure whether the DNS server setting is normal or not.

Broadband Router
Advised to follow the documentation provided by the vendor to reset the DNS server settings and change the default password admin.

Sneak peek Office 15 on Windows 8

Microsoft has just launched a video preview of its Windows 8 ARM promised to be launched later this year. In the video there is also a technical preview of Office 15 applications, namely Word, Excel, Power Point and OneNote that will be in Windows 8.

Although the Office 15 preview shown is the desktop version yet seen a big change in terms of design than previous versions, this application has the feel and the look of Metro. With more white space and fewer lines in an effort to focus more on content. Besides the ‘Ribbon’ which is the typical Microsoft Office is also no longer visible.

So far Microsoft has not provided details of whether Office 15 will be in the bundle together with Windows 8 ARM or included in the Metro user interface optimized for tablets.

Here are some of the views of Word, Excel, Power Point and OneNote in Office 15 preview:

Office 15 preview

Open WebOS 1.0 Coming In September

After December 2011, HP announced that its WebOS operating system will be open source, today HP announced the details of when and how the developers will get access to the new operating system code.

Reported by TheVerge on Thursday (Jan 25) the company expects the entire process of open sourcing will be completed in September under the name Open WebOS 1.0, while the application framework code Enyo, the underlying operating system WebOS 3.0 on the TouchPad itself has been released to developers began today.

HP plans to release updates to Open WebOS every month till the next 6-7 months until the operating system will be ready to launch in nine months. Greatest changes in the Open WebOS is using the standard Linux kernel in total, making it much easier to adapt to different hardware.
Open WebOS
In addition WebOS will also use the Apache 2.0 license to facilitate and simplify the development and dissemination to third parties. According to HP, Apache provides a legal framework that balances between innovation and reliable user experience, according to HP’s vision for WebOS.

Open the first WebOS version will be available to developers who are using the HP TouchPad in coming months, while for the user begins to use after its official release. HP also said that the Open WebOS will also be compatible with all devices based on WebOS, including older HP products.

Goolge Enable Permanent IPv6 Connectivity

IPv6Limitations of IPv4 address space in which only consists of 32 bits, has been a key driver in creating it the latest version of Internet Protocol to be able to provide better service support. IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) is now present and ready to replace the previous version (IPv4) with some of the latest development, such as providing larger address space that is 128 bits.

Limitations of IPv4 has caused service providers and Internet sites like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo to immediately switch to IPv6. The big companies have agreed to permanently enable IPv6 connection to their site on June 6. At that time, users will be able to connect either via IPv4 or IPv6, depending on the type of connection provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) used and their configuration on the device.

The presence of IPv6 is a new milestone to replace IPV4 that has been attached for years. This is a new solution to address the deficiencies that existed previously and would provide a better security system.

Internet Society is an organization dedicated to encouraging the adoption of the new protocol is hoped that the steps already taken by several large sites in the world will spur others to follow, although it still takes time to set a new standard of IPv6 as the Internet Protocol.

According to Erik Kline, IPv6, Google software engineer in Tokyo: “We join the Internet Society and several other large Internet companies to announce to the world about the launch of IPv6. The launch of this new generation of Internet Protocol will be implemented in a coordinated manner on June 6, 2012. With the launch of IPv6 are collectively will close the gap and provide end-to-end for the next Internet generation ”

On June 6 last year, has lots of great sites that evoke connections using IPv6 along with IPv4 running for one full day to perform the test in handling large scale problems. The results are quite good in handling IPv6 and IPv6 is now ready to be permanently turned on.

The only thing that may be prohibitive realization of the use of IPv6 is a problem that would arise due to poor configuration of network hardware if IPV4 and IPV6 are offered together at a connection by the web server.

Keyboard & Mouse from Bamboo

bamboo mouseGreen technology is a theme that might be appropriate to reference the creation of a keyboard and mouse products made from bamboo. The results of this innovation is a computer input device of a computer mouse and keyboard using a wireless connection, where there is almost no plastic materials in the component manufacturer, but using bamboo as a replacement.

Bamboo plants is an option to replace the plastic or the like because this type of tropical plant species are resistant to moisture and has a strong texture so it is not uncommon to find the bamboo used as furniture or home furnishings, and some houses are only built only with bamboo.

Back to our topic about computer device of this bamboo. On the keyboard there are as many as 108 features a button layout QWERTYAS equipped with some shortcut keys. At the bottom there is a membrane keypad for standard switching mechanism and is connected with receiver / micro USB receiver (2.4 GHz wireless).

For the mouse, also uses the same wireless connection with the keyboard, while the use of bamboo in almost all parts of the mouse, not only on the upper side of the mouse, but also on the bottom and the two main buttons. To scroll wheel (scroll) to be the only non-bamboo material for exterior physical appearance, but using a type of artificial rubber that offers the convenience of turning under your fingers.

For the symbols function keys on the keyboard and mouse do not appear in printed form or as commonly arise on other devices, but the uniqueness of the bamboo are all symbols and functions on the device directly over the media carved bamboo. It can add depth artistic experience for its users.

The keyboard appears with a weight of 1020 grams and measures 465 x 160 x 25 mm, while the mouse weighs about 69 grams and measures: 57 x 94 x 35 mm. Both devices are sold in a combo package price of U.S. $ 89.