Friday, November 28, 2008

Comparing Acer Aspire One AOA110 with Dell Inspiron Mini 9/12

A110 has Intel Atom Processor N270, 1GB RAM, Intel GMA 950 and 8GB SSD whereas Mini 12 has Intel Atom Processor Z530, 1GB RAM, Intel GMA 500 and 80GB 4200rpm HDD.

* 1GB + 2GB # SSD @ HDD
Acer Aspire One

Dell Inspiron
Mini 9/12

Memory (RAM)
Graphics 4.2
Gaming graphics
Primary hard disk
Windows Experience Index Base Score

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Telstra Next G Pre-Paid Wireless Broadband

In Australia, you can purchase a Telstra Pre-Paid Wireless Broadband Starter pack for $149 which includes everything you need to get connected including a USB Modem and $10 included credit (equivalent to 75MB) with 30 day expiry. The modem can be unlocked by paying a network unlocking fee.
  1. Buy the starter pack at Telstra shop
  2. Call 125 8880 to activate
  3. Manage account online
  4. Re-charge using re-charge card available from Woolworths.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

3 Mobile Broadband Prepaid

In Australia, you can purchase a minimum AUD$15 voucher with 3 SIM card for mobile broadband if you already have a Huawei E220 USB modem or you can buy 3 Internet Key E160G modem at AUD$129. This modem can be unlocked by paying a fee of AUD$99.
  1. Buy the voucher at 3, Woolworths, Coles, Kmart, Target, Big W or Dick Smith store
  2. Activate service online
  3. Manage account online
  4. Re-charge online using voucher

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hakin9 November - December 2008

  1. Simple WiFi Hacking with Eee PC
  2. Registry Analysis
Cover CD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Ashampoo Antivirus

Monday, November 24, 2008

Australian APC Magazine December 2008

  1. Revenge of the PC
  2. How to do an easy dual-boot
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Kaspersky Business Space Security (6 months)
  2. Cyberlink Power2Go 5.5 LE

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Computer Shopper January 2009

  1. Fix your PC in 15 minutes
  2. Pranks for nothing
  3. Could your data put you in jail?
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Serif PagePlus 9

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

PC Advisor January 2009

  1. Ultimate buyers guide
  2. Clickjacking: should you be worried?
  3. Easy PC projects
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Paragon Disk Wiper 7.0 SE

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Australian PC User December 2008

  1. Next-gen burning tricks
  2. Digital video guide
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Paragon Hard Disk Manager 8.5 SE

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition 3.0.4

The latest release fixed several security issues:

MFSA 2008-58 Parsing error in E4X default namespace

MFSA 2008-57 -moz-binding property bypasses security checks on codebase principals

MFSA 2008-56 nsXMLHttpRequest::NotifyEventListeners() same-origin violation

MFSA 2008-55 Crash and remote code execution in nsFrameManager

MFSA 2008-54 Buffer overflow in http-index-format parser

MFSA 2008-53 XSS and JavaScript privilege escalation via session restore

MFSA 2008-52 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:

MFSA 2008-51 file: URIs inherit chrome privileges when opened from chrome

MFSA 2008-47 Information stealing via local shortcut files

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I'm unable to print to XPS today on a Windows Vista SP1 computer using IE 7 which worked previously.

Since there is a new release of PrimoPDF, I installed it. But during printing, it gave an unhandled exception error as shown.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Toshiba NB100 Netbook

Intel Atom™ N270 (1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache)
Windows XP Home Edition (Toshiba recovery DVD)
8.9" WSVGA 1024 x 600
1GB DDR2 (533MHz)
120GB HDD (5400rpm) SATA
10/100Mbps LAN
Atheros WLAN (802.11b/g)
3 x USB 2.0
VGA out
4-in-1 card reader
VGA webcam
4 cell 5000mAh lithium-ion battery
225 x 190.5 x 29.5/33 (mm)
1 year limited international parts and labour warranty
A$599 (after A$100 cashback valid until Nov 21, 2008)
Windows XP drivers

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Changes to Optus Pre-Paid Wireless Broadband

From November 24, 2008, the changes are as shown. Instead of getting 2GB data when you purchase a $30 pre-paid SIM starter kit with your own USB modem, you'll get 1GB data only.

You'll need to configure APN as internet which is the same as SingTel.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Multiple Online Malware Scanners

The online malware scanners mentioned previously allow you to scan your computer for malware on demand. But this will take time and only one malware engine can be active at one time. If you only need to scan certain files, you can use the following free services:
  1. VirusTotal
  2. Virus Org
These services are powered by the engines of multiple antimalware companies which can help you to determine any false positive if only one vendor finds it.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Reverse DNS

It's best to select an ISP which provides no reverse DNS for your internet connection. You can check online.

It's important to select a router or modem which can stealth the common ports and all service ports. You can perform the ShieldsUP test by clicking Proceed after checking whether your internet connection has reverse DNS.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Australian PC Authority December 2008

  1. Luxury Laptops
  2. Google Chrome
  3. Gadget Gift Guide
Cover DVD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. Symantec Norton Internet Security 2009 (90-day trial)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Personal Computer World Christmas 2008

  1. Join the Linux revolution
  2. Liberate your PC from Windows
Cover CD (Free Paid Full Version)
  1. PC Tools Registry Mechanic 7
  2. Paragon Partition Manager 9 SE