Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Me.ChaCha or ChaCha.me

ChaCha is a Q n A tool where real people search for answers to questions that you text in. ChaCha has taken this idea to a new level, they brought it to the social level. ChaCha now has Me.ChaCha.com which allows users to ask each-other questions, simple but addicting. It's like Twitter but you're asking questions not telling what you are currently doing unless of course someone asked you what you were doing.

ChaCha.me users are called ChaChees, which happens to be quite a cool nickname to use, similar to Twitter's Tweeps.

I suggest you try out the new service, you can integrate it with many other services including Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, and More!

You can set up your phone to receive questions from people and also you can ask people questions through ChaCha's number 242242 by including "@username" similar to Twitter and Facebook.

in reference to: ChaCha.me | Ask Anyone Anything (view on Google Sidewiki)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Ask The Web Tech!

Everyone knows I work for ChaCha, it's been kind of an on-going conversation, everyone goes up to me and asks me dozens of questions related to ChaCha and what not but anyways this is not about ChaCha.

I want to interact with you, my visitors, I want to talk to you one on one, I can't obviously chill in the chat all day long I have better things to do. But you can ask me questions at any time of the day, through a new Social networking site called me.ChaCha.com basically the site is all about asking specific people questions, and getting their answers. You don't need an account to ask questions. I have a widget here for you to ask me questions, and I will answer them as quickly as possible. I will also work on finding a good way to integrate the widget into my site, I'm thinking I'll add it into the app bar.
Ask away!

I will be posting about questions that I got which I liked, and ones that I wanted to share the answers to and what not!

Ask me about, Google, anti-virus programs, ChaCha, Web Applications, Cell Phones, anything at all! Got a computer problem? ask away!

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Panda Cloud Antivirus updates to 1.1

I reviewed Panda Cloud Anti-virus a long time ago, saying it's good but I didn't like the fact that it asks you to uninstall your other anti-virus programs, I don't personally know if they took that part out of the new version 1.1. However there are tons of great new features that really makes me happy to use Panda Cloud Anti-virus(abbreviated PCA).
The new scan types in PCA1.1

What's new in version 1.1?
Advanced Settings area of PCA 1.1
  • New interface- it still looks the same however they added many new features and made the program more aesthetically pleasing, which I thought the first version was already aesthetically pleasing to be honest.
  • New Scan types- This is a big one, the original PCA had 2 options, scan specific files, and regular scan. Now PCA has Optimized Scan, Scan All My Computer(all files), and Scan Other Items(which just means scan specific files and folders basically)
  • They modified the look of the recycle bin tab in the program
  • Added a settings button in the bottom right of the program which has a very cool little flipping animation when you click it.
  • In the new settings menu they offer the ability to setup PCA to automatically Vaccinate your flash drives and USB devices as well as your computer.
  • There's an advanced settings area, which I am glad they added, for two reasons, I personally like using as many security features as possible on as few programs as I can. Also this program is good for users who are not familiar with computers in that it has default settings set for the reccommended settings for novices. It also has a checkbox stating that you verify you are knowledgeable in anti-viruses which adds more advanced settings, for you to choose. I like this Idea because novices don't need to know how to set all the confusing settings up, they just need it done so they can go about their own business. I on the other hand as well as some more geeky peeps like having the advanced options.
  • Behavioral Analysis- in essence this was in the original PCA however now there are settings for it, basically PCA sends files it's uncertain of, to get checked out by the PCA team, they verify it's safety and that helps everyone else using PCA. PCA 1.1 allows you to set if you want the file to be blocked until you it receives the 'all clear' on your file, that way suspicious files don't get a chance to corrupt your computer before it's been checked out.
  • Recycle bin time out- you can set how many days you want the recycle bin to show history for.
  • Exclusions - the advanced settings now has a simple easy to use file exclusion tool which prevents files from being scanned.(If you for some reason trust the file, but the program doesn't)
Over all I say this update has dramatically improved the program and I'm eager to see what's next in it's development!

I recommend getting PCA it's one of my favorite free Anti Virus programs!