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Apps, apps, and more apps

In Uncategorized on January 25, 2012 by tecnologyantivirus Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Published by Ana Etxebarria

It is clear that the number of applications for smartphones and tablets is almost infinite. There is pretty much an application for everything, and it is fair to say that some of the apps are that divine that they even try to simplify the difficult task of being a parent, helping us find and organize fun activities to keep our children entertained. Plus, many of them are also FREE, so what more could you ask for?

If we focus on the upbringing and education of our children, we also find countless options. There are applications that advise you on what you should and should not do from the moment you know you’re pregnant. Others help you find the name of your baby. Others suggest how to organize a birthday party for the youngest lot. Other apps can tell you where to find parks with swings. Other applications can even help you find your kids if you lose them in a mall before you even have the time to get hysterical. Other apps will suggest physical activities to strengthen their still feeble musculature. Other, other, other …. I could spend hours listing applications for parents and there would still be hundreds, thousands, millions to be discovered.

And, of course, among all these fancy stuff, there are also applications which are most questionable. For example, Tymoot. Pronounced like Time Out, it refers to those moments where your children are sent to their room “to reflect” about the latest deed committed. It is therefore an application that will help us manage the punishments to impose on our children. It is advertised as the “ultimate mobile discipline tool”, which actually sounds quite funny …

The way it works is simple. Enter the birthdates of your children and the app will give you the suggested duration of the punishment in accordance with the children’s age. A priori, this task should not be that complicated for us, as parents and as inexperienced Internet users, as to need a specific application. Everyone knows that the ideal is one minute for each year of the child. But the best is yet to come!

The section entitled “Wheel of Discipline” is advertised as “horrible and terrifying” and it does sound like a sort of medieval torture. It actually does not go that far. It is simply a wheel where punishments of the most varied type are drawn. For example, forcing one child to be present when his/her brother is given preferential treatment or make the child wear clothing of the opposite sex if the child has shown sexist behaviour …

It’s okay for parents to need support. Clearly the world has become so complex that we are extremely vulnerable, but this should not lead to anyone taking advantage of our weaknesses, our lack of time and our inexperience to sell nonsense that will distract us from our real obligations.

Do you feel too burdened by useless applications?, Do you dare to make your own ranking of silly applications? To break the ice, I will start:

Birth Buddy: a woman who is going to give birth is supposed to enter the frequency and duration of contractions …

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New Panda Cloud Antivirus version 1.5 available!

In Security,Uncategorized on June 29, 2011 by tecnologyantivirus Tagged: ,

Published by Blanca Carton, June 2011

If you are reading this after seeing a “Panda Cloud Antivirus has upgraded automatically!” message on your traybar, then you already have this latest version installed and running.

If you don’t have Panda Cloud Antivirus installed yet you can download it from www.cloudantivirus.com

What’s new at the latest Cloud Antivirus version?

The keyword of this release is improved performance.

In addition, new features suggested by the user community have been added as well.

  • Scanning speeds have been improved dramatically.
  • CPU consumption has been reduced thanks to improvements in the BackgroundScan.
  • New graphical installer.
  • Ability to close the banner.
  • New advanced configuration options for exclusions of files by extension, Potentially Unwanted Programs and more.
  • Activity monitor shows scanned files and last virus detected.
  • Report now includes entries for Collective Intelligence cache synchronizations.

In addition there are a lot of bug fixes, most notably:

  • Fixed error when trying to open Panda Cloud Antivirus right after install.
  • Fixed problems registering with Windows Security Center.
  • Fixed access violation in PSUNSuspects.dll when opening console.
  • Fixed protected Lost&Found directory privileges which prevented restoration of files.
  • Fixed Error Code 11 when trying to undo an exclusion for a file which has been deleted from the drive.
  • Fixed Error Code 11 when trying to insert into the Recycle Bin a file which was also excluded from the scan.
  • Fixed error which prevented opening the GUI and showing the traybar icon.

Panda Cloud Antivirus version free and Panda Cloud Antivirus version paid

The basic version will remain free, and those who wants to buy superior version with more features and tech support can pay for the Pro one for 29,99.

Panda Cloud Antivirus Support Forum

If you are not sure about something during the installation or update processes, don’t leave it for later. Look for the appropriate solution in the support forum available to you for any queries you might have.

More information:

Panda Cloud Antivirus Blog

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New Panda Cloud Antivirus version 1.1 available!

In Presentations,Security on June 8, 2010 by tecnologyantivirus Tagged: , , , , ,

Published by José Manuel Bernal, June 8th 2010

My name is José Manuel Bernal and, like William Diggiglio, I am one of the Panda Cloud Antivirus forum moderators.

I have some very good news to share with you. We have made available a new version of this cloud-based, lightweight, free antivirus, the fastest detecting new threats.

panda_cloud_av_blog_lapiazzaWhat’s new at the latest Cloud Antivirus version?

The new Cloud AV version includes:

  • Behavioural blocking. Proactive, signature-less, protection against malicious actions typically used by malware. Generic blocking of malicious PDF/DOC/XLS/PPT/WMV/etc. droppers. Compatible with both 32 and 64bit Operating Systems.
  • Behavioural analysis (PRO only). Runtime analysis and blocking of running processes. Compatible with 32bits Operating Systems as well as for 32bit processes under 64bit systems.
  • Advanced configuration. Ability to turn on/off and tweak each technology and exclusions.
  • Self-protection of the AV processes and configurations.
  • Automatic upgrades (PRO only) to new engine versions and new features automatically and transparently.
  • Improved offline protection. Default deactivation of Windows Autorun.
  • USB vaccination (PRO only) Automatic vaccination of USB memory keys and hard drives.
  • Ability to run alongside other AVs and Anti-Spyware. Can now be run alongside other security tools and scanners.
  • More languages. Added 9 new languages. PCAV is now available in a total of 20 languages.

Are there two versions: free & paid?

Yes, the basic version will remain free, and those who wants to buy superior version with more features and tech support can pay for the Pro one for 29,95.

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José Manuel Bernal introduces himself: I have a degree in Computer Science and joined Panda Security as an intern just after completing my studies. I am currently working as Issues Resolution Manager. I love technology and music.