security is a must these days. hackers are everywhere trying to get into your accounts – email, facebook, etc. so in addition to the password/notification that google has if your account was accessed from an unusual notification, i started using google authenticator.
google authenticator is an application which you can download to your smartphone. it generates random codes which you input after you login with your username and password into your google accounts. it is a little bit of extra work, but it makes sure that you are the one logging in to your account.
how to activate this in your gmail? simple steps:
- in your account, go to settings
- click on the account tab
- go to change account settings and select other google account settings
- click on security tab
- enable the two-step verification
you can also opt to have the code be sent to your mobile phones if you do not have the app installed. you just have to make sure that your phone is always with you when you access your account.
it may be an inconvenience, but it is better to be vigilant. let us not be a victim of online hacking.
one afternoon, while browsing thru the appstore, i saw one game which i thought would be fun so i downloaded it. the game is called clumsy ninja.
from the appstore:
meet clumsy ninja, the most hapless ninja ever to grace a touchscreen! train him, throw him, tickle him, and even tie balloons to him. everything you do will make clumsy ninja more skillful.
basically, the story line revolves around this ninja who is training very hard so that he could save his ninja friend kira who was taken by some bad guy.
the ninja is responsive to almost anything you do to him. you can train him using trampolines, punching bags, towers, cranes and other stuff. there are also potions involved and certain animals like the chicken which runs around and lays an egg hourly. collecting these eggs will earn you coins. through the different training exercises, you gain experience, and when you have reached a certain amount, you will move to the next level. different colored belts are also awarded by your sensei as you go through your ninja path. coins and gems are awarded throughout the game, but you can also buy these.
your sensei will also give you certain tasks to complete which will help you familiarize yourself with the different aspects of the game, plus you earn extra xp and coins by completing these.
currently, i have advanced to being a brown belted ninja. 😉
overall, the game is very nice. it is not high maintenance and you can just access the app whenever you have the time to do so. the graphics is good, and the environment is interactive. have fun exploring with your ninja!
ever since i can remember, i’ve always been a bookworm. i love reading books. as a child, i had a collection of children’s books which included fairy tales, bible stories and those about animals. i even had my own picture dictionary. when i started school, this continued, especially during high school when we had a lot of pocket books at the library which one could borrow. i read nancy drew, r.l. stine fear street series, sweeti valley high and other young adult books. i even collected the sabrina, the teenage witch pocketbook series which i still have until now.
i am not particular with regards to the genre of the books i have read. i could almost read anything.
that is why one of the gadgets that i really appreciate is my amazon kindle wi-fi. hubby actually bought it so that he could read his pdf books, but since it’s arrival it can be said that i have claimed it. 😉
the device is very lightweight and it can carry lots of ebooks in it. the interface is simple and easy to use, and the display uses “e-ink” that’s why it has the same appearance as a real book, plus there is no glare that would strain my eyes. i have there at least 100 e-books, but i have barely nicked the memory capacity. it is handy that i could just pull it out and continue on my reading anywhere, anytime. i even bought a booklight so that i could read in our vehicle during the ride home.
my kindle and booklight
although nothing beats the smell and feel of a new (or old) book, if you are a certified bookworm, this is certainly a good investment. plus, you help save mother earth. 😉
let’s be friends on goodreads so that we can share the books that might be interesting. 🙂
a few nights ago, (wednesday i think), sun cellular called me up to inform me that since i am a loyal postpaid subscriber of sun for two years, i am eligible to avail of their sun perks. they will be given me a new unit, given that i will be in contract with them for another 2 years.
what i got was a nokia 2680. here are the specs:
- dual band
- 99 x 47.1 x 14.8mm, 61.7 cc
- 97 grams
- TFT, 65k colors
- polyphonic, mp3, vibration, download
- phonebook 1000 entries — 32MB internal memory, no card slot
- GPRS, bluetooth, sms, mms, email, wap 2.0/xHTML, games
- colors: slate gray, night blue, orange, violet
- VGA camera, JAVA midp 2.0, fm radio, mp3 player, nokia xpress audio messaging, advanced calculator, organizer with local calendar, built-in handsfree, DARP
i recently bought a new notebook for myself. it’s a white neo vivid 1103. it is compact and lightweight, wi-fi ready of course, so that i could update my blog easily, anywhere. =)
i got this for Php 15,500.00. Here are the complete specifications:
Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz
1 GB DDR2
160 GB hard disk drive
8.9” WXGA TFT LCD
802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN
Built in webcam
Windows XP home