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Roxio Creator Coupon Code

Coupon Code for Roxio Creator
Take a look to see Roxio’s latest coupon codes for Creator

Roxio Creator 2011: Review and Coupon Code

We’ve already reviewed Roxio Creator and some of the cool features included with Roxio Creator 2011.

You should already know as well (from the above link) about the coupon code for Roxio Creator.

Today, we just want to review for you a bit of what we talked about, as well as talk about what we’ve found having had a bit more time to review how amazing and feature-rich Roxio Creator is.

Honestly, that is one of people’s biggest complaints with the program, and we can understand why. With so many features packed into one program, it can become easy to get lost or simply not be able to find the function or feature you really want.

While Roxio Creator does offer a lot of tools and features, we actually find that for all the complex things the program allows you to do, using the software is really quite simple (once you spend a little time with Creator and learn how to use it). Continue reading Roxio Creator Coupon Code

Coupon for Cyberlink’s HD264 Pack for WMP (Windows Media Player)

HD264 Pack for WMP

High Definition Video Playback Software Pack
Click the link then enter the coupon code: QV4NAUF5Z

We really think Cyberlink builds some awesome products and software services. Of course there is YouCam, the program which lets you easily add image overlays for webcam chats and recordings. Cyberlink also has MediaEspresso, which we will be talking about in the next few days.

They also make the HD264 Pack for WMP.

This is a software pack for Windows Media Player (WMP) which gives you the ability to have high definition video playback easily embedded and working well in your Windows Media Player.

The HD264 Pack also works for Windows Media Center.

With this software, you get improved DVD playback performance because the software pack comes with the latest media formats. If you have a NVIDIA or ATI graphics card which has hardware acceleration support built in, you’ll see how the pack really improves your ability to enjoy high-definition video on your PC.

CyberLink’s stated mission is “to advance and innovate video and audio technology for the people’s enjoyment.”

I don’t know about “the people’s” enjoymeny, but this software pack can definitely advance your video technology to get more out of the DVDs and videos you’re watching.

You can get a coupon to save 50% off the HD264 Pack for WMP from Cyberlink through the link and code below.

HD264 Pack for WMP

High Definition Video Playback Software Pack
Click the link then enter the coupon code: QV4NAUF5Z

Sonic Coupon Code

Save 10% on Sonic/Roxio products with the Coupon Code below:

Coupon Codes are available for lots of Sonic Software that you might want to download.

You can see above that there is a blanket 10% savings.

That coupon code from Sonic/Roxio will save you 10% on Sonic’s Roxio products.

Just to help you understand (because I was quite confused when I started looking at this), Roxio is actually a part of a company called Sonic Solutions.

But Roxio software (and the services they offer as well) have been well-recognized as some of the top products in the digital media space for over 10 years. Roxio’s primary successes have come through two major and well known pieces of software.

Those are called Creator and Toast.

Roxio Creator and Sonic Toast (that sounds funny) are pieces of software which give you the ability to manipulate and used any digital media on both Mac-based and Windows based systems.

Sonic/Roxio have a huge distribution network for selling their products and services around the planet, or you can just go directly to or to get the software you’re looking for.

The point of this post today isn’t really so much to talk about Sonic/Roxio as just to let you know about the coupon code available for Sonic’s software.

So, before you download from Sonic, make sure to use the code in the link below so that you can save on any of their software or services.

Save 10% on Sonic/Roxio products with the Coupon Code below:

Logitech WiLife Online: And Digital Video Security Camera System Review

Right now, this coupon give you Free Shipping on ALL Logitech orders over $75:

This is a review of Logitech WiLife Digital Video Security, as well as the Logitech WiLife Online setup.

Logitech has created a home video security camera system which is, for the most part, plug-and play.  Setting up Logitech’s WiLife Digital Video Security Camera System doesn’t take a lot of technical know-how or expertise with setting up security or security cameras.

Logitech does exaggerate a bit when they say that it will  only take 15 minutes to set up the WiLife Digital Video Security system.   It will probably take you at least an hour because you’ll need to unpack the system and the cameras, get the software set up on your computer, and find places to put the various pieces of camera equipment you’ve purchased.

One nice thing about how the WiLife system works is that you can add on components over time,  So if you find additional areas where you want additional cameras, WiLife makes that pretty easy.

You probably can also get cheaper systems than WiLife, but if you’re looking for something that’s easy to integrate and gives you online access to your cameras, you’ll be pretty hard pressed to find something cheaper that works as well.  WiLife is a great system for anyone, but in particular people who just want their security set up to be really simple.

Purchase options:

Logitech WiLife has a few different starter kits and packages.  They are pretty much identical, and the biggest difference between them is the kind of camera you end up getting.

The three packages are:

  • Wilife hidden camera system
  • WiLife outdoor camera system starter kit
  • WiLife indoor camera starter kit

WiLife Set up

Why WiLife is a favorite security system for many people is because setting it up is simple.

As we’ve already eluded to, set up involves installing the software, plugging the camera(s) in, connecting it up using a USB adapter from the outlet and on your computer, and then just small changes in the system which you can do from your computer.

What is better about Logitch WiLife’s recording and camera system vs. other home camera systems:

  • Most spy cams that are commercially available today broadcast to a TV.  This means that in order to record or watch the video later, you need a TV/VCR or recordable DVR hooked up to your camera.
  • Buying different pieces of computer and video equipment and attempting to figure out how to connect all the pieces together is a bit challenging.  WiLife’s system is designed from the ground up to be simple and to connect to itself.
  • Some cameras used for covert recording are self-contained, meaning they don’t broadcast the video, but instead record the video to SD cards internally.  While this can be a good option for remote video recording, you get pretty limited on how much recording can be done.  You’ll also need to  manually remove the card and delete the camera recordings to free up space for more recording.
  • Most “wireless” cameras work on WiFi wireless connections.  This is great, but if you don’t have a wireless connection or if you’re concerned about the security of your footage being online, wifi video broadcasting isn’t necessarily the best option.  WiLife’s recording transmits the video footage through the electrical wiring already in place in your home or office.

Included in WiLife’s system is a website where you can view your camera online.

Overall, people are very happy with their Logitech WiLife camera systems.  However, here are some improvements that people have suggested for Logitech WiLife:

  • Wilife cameras only work on PCs (not macs )
  • Some aspects of the WiLife set up seem to confuse some people (but it is pretty simple, even for rank beginners)
  • Some features of WiLife are limited to the “platinum” version of the software.  Some people who don’t want to pay the minimal $80/year for Logitech Wilife’s Platinum service online have complained that these features are shown, but not useable, in the less expensive version of the program.
  • Some people have said that the camera is a great security option, but that you shouldn’t be expecting a high-quality, high resolution image from your video.  That makes sense for a security video system in this price range, but there are also many people who have said how pleased they are with the quality of the images they get from their WiLife video system.  The camera also gives you lots of options for recording quality, so perhaps the people unhappy with the quality didn’t try out the different settings on their cameras.
  • The camera isn’t 100% wireless. Because the camera requires a power outlet and transmits the video over the home or office electrical network, the camera needs to be close to a power outlet or extension cords need to be run.

Overall, WiLife video camera system users seem quite pleased with the results they’ve gotten from using Logitech’s WiLife system.

An additional nice feature:

It is possible to have the system contact you either via text message or via email if certain kinds of events take place, which is a really powerful feature as well.

Overall Review:
Logitech’s WiLife Video Security systems offer some affordable, user-friendly, and quite useful security applications for anyone looking to install security cameras and have online access to them.

WiLife is a good and affordable option (especially with the $80/year platinum service) for anyone looking at simple solutions for home video security camera systems.

From Logitech’s Marketing Materials:

Discreetly monitor your home and business with the Logitech Spy Video Security Master System, a revolutionary video security system you can install in 15 minutes.

Your spy camera is a fully functional digital clock.

  • Fits in with home or office decor
  • Easy to use command center software
  • Email and cell phone alerts
  • Motion-based recording
  • No network required
  • Remote viewing by PC and phone or PDA

Right now, this coupon give you Free Shipping on ALL Logitech orders over $75:

Lorex Security Cameras and Lorex Coupons

Lorex coupons available here:
SAVE 15% on the Lorex Video / Sports Sunglasses with Full Motion Video & Stereo. Audio, 2GB Memory, & MicroSD Compatible

Or use this link below for Lorex’s latest coupons and coupon codes

Lorex Technology is a manufacturer of manufacturer wired, wireless, and IP security surveillance equipment.

LOREX security cameras and security systems are well-known.

They are known for being good quality cameras and systems for protecting your home.

Their products include Lorex cameras, digital video recorders and all-in-one technology systems that are based on Windows.

One of the biggest challenges people have with Lorex security cameras and CCTV products are getting the right codecs for Windows systems, but it’s not a challenge at all once you know where to get the codecs (on the Lorex Technology website).

One of our favorite products from Lorex is the LOREXvue LSC001 Video Sunglasses.
(15% discount here:

Basically, these are Continue reading Lorex Security Cameras and Lorex Coupons

National Opt Out Day: Full Body Scans, Pat Downs and Travel

Many popular airports are now using “full body scans” at airport security.    For some travelers it doesn’t matter but many are advocating for a national opt out day on Nov. 24 in order to make a point about the use of full body scanners.

What are the concerns about full body scanners?

  • Some say that full body scanners are invasive.
  • Others fear that there may be health concerns that we are unaware of by using full body scanners (after all we thought BPA was safe too).
  • Still others worry about their identity and private information being saved and subjected to identity theft or humiliating YouTube videos.  Not to mention the comments that may be going on in the booth- these scanner images are pretty explicit and thorough.
  • But it’s not just the full body scans, but the more “intensive” so called pat downs that will touch your breast and genitals while being conducted.  Opting out of a scan means a full body search instead.

But aren’t we safer with full body scans? Some say yes, while other’s strongly disagree and here is why: Continue reading National Opt Out Day: Full Body Scans, Pat Downs and Travel

Firesheep: Nothing “sheepish” about this software

Find out how this software can “capture” your information when you are using free wireless.

I admit that I am an avid Firefox and Facebook user. I also admit to using free wireless in café’s, restaurants and even in my daughter’s gymnastics class when it is available to me. I thought that Firefox was supposed to be a little bit better about security than Chrome and Internet Explorer but what I found out is that using a little known tool called “Firesheep”  that when used on a free wireless network can put your information and computer security right onto the keyboard of computer hackers.

Here is how Firesheep works:

It’s not quite that easy, there are a few extra steps to do, but even a novice can, in approximately 30 minutes, figure out what to do and how to do it to get access to many of the accounts like Facebook and Twitter, you have open while you are at Starbucks sipping on a mocha latte. Maybe you are sitting down and enjoying some time in the mall shopping online while the rest of the family goes to each and every store. Consider this, someone on the same free wi fi network could see AND access your shopping cart, get credit card information and even post status updates in your name.

What is the purpose behind Firesheep? It’s actually there to show people just how easy it can be to hijack information over an open source wireless network, however we know that it can be used for “evil” too.

Should we all quit using free wi-fi? Many would say yes, we should because after all we never know when a wolf in sheep’s clothing will be knocking on that wireless door. But more importantly consumers need to push for better protection from the websites they frequent. This is not the first time we have heard about the “lax” measures that Facebook employs and it probably won’t be the last. After all, in the past there has been plenty to “dislike” about the many Facebook scams and privacy issues.
If you find it necessary to use a free wi-fi network take a few simple precautions:

• Try not to use anything that requires a password
• If you do use a service that requires a password, change it frequently.

There are also a number of programs, both free and for pay that can detect when you are being hijacked that you may want to invest in if like me, using free wi-fi is a regular need for you and your business.

Here You Have – Not Just Another E-Mail Virus

The latest email virus may have hit corporate America hard in the past few days, shutting down the major cable and internet provider Comcast as well as infecting ABC/Disney, Google, NASA and Coca Cola.  While corporations were the believed target, thanks to the ease of forwarding messages your own PC may be at risk too.  The virus has brought down other whole corporate networks not only with the virus, but the volume of messages forced through their email systems as it replicates itself.

Here You Have is a brand new Trojan virus, which in some cases our personal security software is not yet prepared to protect against. Continue reading Here You Have – Not Just Another E-Mail Virus

Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the three nationwide consumer reporting companies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every year. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency under the federal government, offers an informational brochure titled Your Access to Free Credit Reports (link at the end of this article) which explains your rights under the FCRA and tells you how to get your free copy of your annual credit report.

A credit report includes information on where you live, your bill-paying history, and whether or not you’ve ever been sued, arrested, or filed for bankruptcy. Nationally, consumer reporting companies sell the information in your report to creditors, insurers, employers, and other businesses that use it to evaluate your applications for credit, insurance, or employment purposes.

How do I get my free report?

You can get your free annual credit report online at Annual Credit or call 877.322.8228. You may also fill out this request form and mail it to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281.

FTC’s Warning About “Impostor” Sites

The FTC warns consumers ordering a free annual credit reports online to be sure to correctly spell, or link to it from the FTC’s website to avoid being misdirected to other websites that are actually impostors. These fraudulent sites supposedly free reports, but only with the purchase of other products. Consumers are not required to purchase anything at on the authorized Web-site, and they are not required to pay for their free annual credit reports.

You may request one free credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies, for a total of three reports annually – free!

Additionally, if you are in debt, a debt collector cannot communicate with you at work once he knows that your employer prohibits such communication under federal law. This law, however, does not apply necessarilly to the creditor visiting a public place of employment. In other words, the creditor may be able to visit you in person at your place of business, but may not harass, abuse, or otherwise hold you up to public ridicule.

Source: Federal Trade Commission

Summary of your rights under Fair Credit Reporting Act (PDF)

Remedying the Effects of Identity Theft – from the FTC (PDF)

Your Access to Free Credit Reports

Annual Credit Report Request Form

Identity theft secrets, guest writer, Sami K. Hartsfield, ACP, is a paralegal in Houston with experience in commercial litigation and tax law. She holds a degree in paralegal studies and a bachelor of science degree in political science. After interning with Texas’ 14th Court of Appeals under Chief Justice Adele Hedges and completing the University of Houston Law Center’s Summer 2008 Prelaw Institute, she is preparing to enter law school this fall. Sami holds a national advanced paralegal certification, and four specialty certifications: Discovery; Trial Practice; Contracts Management; and Social Security Disability Law.  More helpful tax information can be found at her <a href=”National Tax Law Examiner”>National Tax Law Examiner page. </a>

Cell Phone Tapping: The Scary Truth about this Techno Crime

Note: If you have a legitimate reason
for tapping someone else’s cell phone or using GPS Tracking
(like reading dangerous texts to your children),
then we recommend the following:
Text Messages: Cell Phone Spy
Other tapping: Mobile Spy

It sounds like some kind of high-tech cyber stuff right out of Ocean’s Eleven, except it’s very real.

Tracking, eavesdropping, viewing text messages are all possible with versions of cell phone spy ware that make identity theft as well as cyber stalking possible.

Continue reading Cell Phone Tapping: The Scary Truth about this Techno Crime