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How to Manage Your Facebook Privacy Settings

1. On the Top Menu, next to your name, you will see an option there that says "Settings"

2. After you click this, a submenu will drop containing the following commands: Account Settings, Privacy Settings, Application Settings, and Help.

3. Click on Privacy Settings.

4. You will see four more options: Profile, Search, News Feeds and Wall,  and Applications.  These four options will allow you to set what kind of information you wish to share to the public.

You can share information to Everyone. This means anyone on the web. Only Friends, the information will be shared to people whom you consider to be your friends. Friends of Friends, which means information will be available to your friends along with their own network of friends.

Cafe World Tips and Tricks

One of the things that draws people to Facebook are social games.  An example is Cafe World.

It is a restaurant simulation game

When you play you will be given a small restaurant. Your avatar is the cook and you can choose one friend to represent your first waiter.

How to Play Cafe World

You will be given a starting 3000 coins.  You need to cook food for your customers. You do this  by buying  ingredients of your chosen dish from the menu. Each dish will have different cost and cooking duration. And each one returns different amount of coins (your profit).

As you level up,  you will gain more coins. You will be able to expand your restaurant. You will be able to buy additional stoves, counters, better chairs, and nicer tables. You will be able to hire additional waiters.  And you will be able to cook more dishes.

Some Tips

Cafe World is one of many  Facebook Social Games. Therefore, it was designed to encourage interaction between players.  For example, you need to visit your friends…

Logitech MX700 Wireless Mouse

Logitech MX700 is both an optical mouse and also cordless mouse. This means you are not impeded by a dangling wire in anyway. There is also no mouse ball so that you wont ever need to clean it. Traditional mouse becomes hard to use when the mouse ball has collected enough dirt.

Technical Specification

This mouse uses RF Technology by way of a small device that you can plug into a USB or PS2 port. Its sensitivity is up to six feet.

Two AA rechargeable batteries is provided.
It comes with a charging station. You don't have to remove the battery when you are charging. And it would take you 18 hours before
you will need to recharge.
Movement resolution is 800 Dpi.

Functional Features

It has a wheel so you can easily scroll down very long documents or website. Or you could use the two cruise control button on its side for same purpose.

Lastly, this wireless mouse looks good.


HTC 5800 Battery

If you are still using your HTC 5800 Battery has already run out. You can still buy one at Amazon.

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HTC 5800 came out in 2007 but I know some of you still find it usable. I myself still have a green screen Nokia. Can you believe that? And it has already outlived two of my brother's latest cellphones.

By the way, one way to conserve your HTC 5800's battery is to turn your cellphone's screen to level 4. This way you can extend your talk time up to 2 or 3 hours.

Android vs IPhone

IPhone is the dominant smartphone in todays market. It is closed proprietary technology and therefore only Apple, Inc. can play in this platform.

This is the reason why all other cellphone companies are lining up behind the Android OS. Android is an opensource operating system for smartphones which is backed by Google.

It seems like this smartphone war is similar to the battle between Mac and PC several years ago.  The Macintosh was a very closed desktop computer, while the PC was an open technology.  We all know that the PC won that battle and it became the more dominant desktop computer.

Will the Iphone suffer a similar fate?

Being a software developer I am concerned with this policy of Apple. Of course, when I develop a software, I want full control and I want it to inter operate with other gadgets and other software.

The IPhone might not allow me to do that.  Even more, Apple has to approved every single application submitted before they get to the consumers.

But then again this …