Archive for December 18th, 2007|Daily archive page

Free Text Messaging Around the World

I’ve been a T-Mobile user for a quite a long time, and I loved it because it was the only mobile service that offered a package for international texting. It was a great package since I have a lot of friends and relatives in Europeand it was cheap to text them. Couple of years ago, T-Mobile got rid of the international texting package, and every time I texted and received a message I got charged 35 cents, which by the end of the month added up to a lot of dollars since I did it frequently. That’s until I came across 3Jam.com, provides free PC-to-mobile texting.
3Jam.com offers free texting around the world without charging you a international message fee. I know for a fact you can text anywhere because there is no other service that will allow you to text to Macedonia or Serbia in Europefor free. You can set up an account with 3Jam or you can use their quick way to send a SMS free of charge. Once you have sent an SMS to your friend, he/she can reply to message received from 3Jam to answer you back. 3Jam gives you the feature of making conversations with your friends. You can also add 3Jam to your facebook for a faster way to text.
(USA) If you have a regular message plan, like me, where you have a certain amount of message per month then each message received or sent from your mobile by 3Jam will be counted toward you monthly message available. There will be no international message charge. Now I’m not sure exactly how it goes for the rest of the countries since I live in the US, but leave comments if you know to help our readers out.

3Jam.com

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Free Online Malware Scanner

virus.gif I’ve been hearing about using online scanners to check if files are infected by worms, Trojans, spyware, or adware for quite a while. Personally, I have never used one until last night even though that’s one of the best ways to protect your computer (so foolish of me, especially since the file I wanted to use had a backdoor trojan). There are a lot of online scanners out there, so which one to choose from? In my opinion, the winner is: Jotti’s Malware Scan.
Jotti’s Malware Scan is powered by all of the online scanners provided. AVG, AntiVir, Avast, NOD 32, Sophos, Ikarus, and Zoner AntiVir are only few of the companies and software’s that provide a free scan that have been incorporated in the Jotti’s Malware Scan. The virus definitions are set up to be updated every hour to provide the safest scan possible. However, you can’t depend on this alone even if it shows that the file is clean it doesn’t not necessarily mean that is because a new virus could be on the loose.
There is a 10mb limit, which is the most that is allowed on the online scanners. Avast only accepts files less then 500kb, which can be used to scan text files or documents.

Jotti’s Malware Scan