That’s Life!

What one complains about, another wants.

 

What one wants, another complains about.

 

I guess we should all be happy with what we have.

Viber gets even cooler with meme stickers

 

To me, one of the coolest features on Viber is their stickers. It’s always made instant messaging on mobile (and now on desktop) fun for me.

So imagine my excitement when I checked the Viber sticker market today and saw meme stickers! Like wow!

It just keeps getting better. Previously was Viber for desktops, and now meme stickers. And the publish new and cool stickers every now and then. It’s too bad Viber doesn’t have as much followership as Whatsapp and BlackBerry Messenger. I think Viber is really cool.

If you use Viber, you should get the meme stickers now.

Yahoo! Mail now has link preview

I noticed it 2 days ago, but I felt it was just the JavaScripts messing up. But then I noticed it again today, and I’m sure.

Yahoo! Mail's link preview
Yahoo! Mail’s link preview

So now, when composing an email on Yahoo! Mail and you paste a link within your message, Yahoo! automatically replaces the link with the title of the page and a preview of the link, pretty much like Facebook does when you share a link on your wall.

I think it’s a nice concept, and it’s about time they did so. One reason I like this is that long links get shortened (or lengthened, depending on the title of the page) plus, the person you’re sending the email to has an idea or a clue what the link is about (this also encourages clicking).

I think other web based email interfaces should adopt this feature, even the standalone email applications like Mozilla ThunderBird, and so on.

 

Have you noticed this feature yet? Do you like it? What are you comments about this new addition to the Yahoo! Mail compose box?

 

Probably the most popular woman on the internet

She’s pretty, with nice hair and a good smile… she’s on every other website on the internet… you know she’s the one when you see her. I wonder how old she is, and how she feels about lazy website designers using her photos on their websites, thereby making her the most popular woman on the internet… yea, I gave her that title 🙂

Is Instagram Down?

I should be sleeping right now, but my brain wouldn’t let me. This morning was the breaking new about the Heartbleed Bug, and Instagram was one of many websites affected. I had logged in this morning to change my password, but I can’t seem to access the website (or mobile app) right now.

Instagram down?

Instagram App

Is Instagram down for anyone else??

5 Tips for Protection Against the Heartbleed Bug

I’ve been reading a lot about the Hearthbleed bug and this is serious. I’ve put together a list of things you can do to stay safe, from all I’ve gathered yet…

1. Avoid public WiFi
Unknown or untrusted WiFi should be avoided. You’re probably not safe on random “free” WiFi connections and with the Heartbleed vulnerability exposed, chances are that they probably haven’t taken any security measures against the loophole yet. Until, and unless you’re sure it’s safe, stay away from public WiFi, probably until the loophole has been widely fixed.

2. Change your passwords for the fixed sites
Not all websites were affected by this loophole, and not all that were affected have been fixed. How would you know? The websites that were affected emailed their users (I received several emails this morning). If you received one of such emails, it means that they have patched up their servers to fix the problem. So simply follow the instructions to have your password changed. Don’t go changing all of your passwords willy-nilly lol It is not necessary to change your password on the websites that were affected but haven’t applied the patch. Why? Because without the patch, changing your password still means your data is exposed.

At least, change your passwords for the following websites:

  1. Google (and Gmail)
  2. Yahoo (and Yahoo Mail)
  3. Facebook
  4. Pinterest
  5. Instagram
  6. Tumblr
  7. GoDaddy
  8. Dropbox
  9. GitHub
  10. Minecraft
  11. OKCupid
  12. SoundCloud

Here is a list of common websites affected by the Heartbleed Bug.

3. Watch out for your credit cards (and bank statements)
In the worst case scenario, your identity or personal information may have been exposed and you probably aren’t even aware. To be on the safe side, just check to make sure nothing strange goes on or changes with your accounts, from time to time.

4. Update your software
Like the time a loophole was discovered on the iOS, a series of updates were released. And now, this is a big threat to everyone, not just iOS users for instance. So, as soon as software updates are available, please update them. Not many operating systems were affected by this vulnerability, but nevertheless, apply updates as soon as they become available.

5. Turn off remote access on your router
Apparently, some internet routers can be accessed externally. The good news is, the ones that have this feature, also have the option to disable it. So if your router has this feature, you might want to disable it as well. If you’re not sure, have someone with some technical know how take a look and help you disable that feature if possible.

Reference: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/11/heartbleed-routers_n_5132306.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000042

Be safe everyone…