Saturday, September 13, 2014


Emergency is Emergency:
You can call 911 from a cell phone without plan
You can call 911 from a cell phone with no service
You can call 911 from a brand new cellphone that is not even activated
You can call 911 from an old cell phone that is outdated

Operational Requirements:
1. Phone must have a working charged battery
2. Phone must have a signal from a nearby cellular tower


Cellular Networks/Carriers are mandated (required by law) to receive and route emergency 911 calls.

The Law is stated in the Emergency 911 Act in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the USA.

The Law is stated in the Emergency 911 Act in The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in Canada.


The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
CRTC E911 Regulations

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
FCC E911 Regulations

Monday, June 23, 2014

How to speed up Smartphone Camera

1. Disable Anti Shake

2. Disable Auto Focus --- (because phone has motors to move the lens around)

3. Disable Picture Stabilisation

4. Disable Auto Location tag (geo tagging) [My Location -> uncheck Use Wireless Networks, GPS]

5. Disable Sound/Tone playback on capture

6. Disable Auto Contrast

7. Disable Blink Detection

8. Disable Guidelines

9. Decrease picture resolution

10. Set Review Time to None

11. Set ISO 100 for Normal lighting

12. Set Effects to Normal

13. Set White Balance to Daylight when taking pictures on Normal Lighting

14. Take pictures in bright light (so that shutter speed will be faster)

1. Settings are based on Samsung Galaxy smart phone camera.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

How to use your phone's wi-fi to call or text free

Mobile Carriers will CHARGE YOU EXCESSIVE MONEY when you use your
cellphone abroad/international outside your country. To avoid these
suckers of money from robbing you, follow these simple steps:

How to avoid roaming charges overseas:

1. Remove your SIM card.

2. Use Wi-fi to make free texts and calls.
    a. Settings
    b. Wireless and network
    c. Turn on Airplane mode (flight mode)
    d. Wi-Fi settings
    e. Turn on Wi-Fi

3. Find a wifi hotspot and download any of the following apps:
    - Textme
    - Pinger
    - textPlus
    - WhatsApp
    - WeChat
    - KakaoTalk
    - Viber

The person you are texting or calling will receive messages and calls
even without downloading the following apps in their smartphone:

No download required to receive messages or calls using:
    - Textme
    - Pinger
    - textPlus

Sunday, April 27, 2014

What does Prepaid Unlimited Talk and Text means?

Example: Unlimited Talk and Text Prepaid Plan
Cost:       $55 for 30 days

 - Today, April 27th, you bought $55 prepaid card
 - You load this card to your cell phone
 - You will then have:
    -- unlimited local incoming calls and messages (text, picture, video)
    -- unlimited local outgoing calls and messages (text, picture, video)

 - On or before May 27th
 - You must buy a $55 prepaid card to cover you for unlimited talk and text for the next 30 days (until June 26)


30 cents/minute
20 cents/text message

Topping up and carry over to the next month:


April 27th - I have 10 dollars remaining on my account

April 30th - My balance expires:  meaning that my 10 dollars will be gone and not carried over to the next month (unless I top up before April 30)

April 29th - I added 25 dollars:   so, because I topped up before April 30 (my expiration date), my total balance would be ( $10 + $25 ) = $35

Topping up before the expiration date:

- any unused balance will be carried over to the next month
- top up via: Credit card, Wireless top-up card, INTERAC Online, directly from your bank account


Unlimited Talk + Messaging 55

$55 for 30 days  

Unlimited local incoming calls
Unlimited local outgoing calls

Unlimited text, picture and video messages from Canada to Canadian and US numbers
Unlimited texts to international numbers
Unlimited incoming messages  

note 2:

30-day rate plans and add-ons expire after 30 days and are set to automatically renew every 30 days. You can remove autorenewal by calling #123 from your device or by logging in to your account at Rate plans and add-ons can only be renewed when there are sufficient credits in the account to pay the price. If you have less than 30 days left on your account balance and purchase a 30-day rate plan or add-on, the expiry date on your balance is reset to 30 days from the purchase, so that the balance and the rate plan or add-on expire at the same time. Pay per day add-ons are automatically renewed at 12:00am and the add-on price is withdrawn from the prepaid account balance.

note 3:

Premium and subscription messages are not included. Customers with devices not able to display picture or video messages will receive a text message that includes a web address for viewing. On BlackBerry devices, video and picture messaging are only available with a BlackBerry add-on.


$55.75 Prepaid Unlimited

    Unlimited anytime local minutes
    Unlimited text messages in Canada and Canada to U.S.
    Unlimited picture and video messages in Canada and Canada to U.S.
    Unlimited international text messages
    Unlimited international picture and video messages
    $0.50 /min. long distance within Canada and from Canada to U.S.
$55.75 /mo.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Smallest tablets as of 2014 (world's smallest tablet computers)

Archos 43 - 4.3" tablet 8GB drive, Android 2.2, 2MP camera, 1GHz, Wi-Fi, HDMI port

Coby Kyros - 4.3-Inch Android 4.0, 4 GB Internet Tablet, 16:9 Capacitive Multi-Touch
Coby Kyros - Mini 4.3-Inch Android 4.0, 4GB Internet Tablet MID4331-4

CRAIG 4.3 inch tablet, touch screen (480 x 272) resolution, 800 GHz, Google Android 2.2

Elsse - 4.3 Inch Internet Touchscreen Tablet with Built-in WIFI

Ematic - FunTab Mini 4.3 inch Tablet with 4GB Memory
Ematic - FTABMB2 4.3-Inch, 4GB Fun Tab Mini, Touch Screen, Kids Tablet

Emerson - 4.3 inch Android Tablet, Wi-Fi 4.0 Internet, MP3 MP4 Player Camera
Emerson - 4.3 inch EM544 Android Tablet, Wi-Fi 4.1 Internet, MP3 MP4 Player

JXD S18 Mini Tablet PC, Minipad Android 4.0, 1GHz 4.3 Inch Screen WIFI

Kurio Touch 4S - 3.97" capacitive touch screen, Android 4.2.2, 8GB extendable to 40GB

MTP28 R430C RK2926 - Dual Core 1.0GHz, 4.3 Inch Android 4.2 OS, Kids Tablet

Polaroid - 4.3-inch Android 4.0, 4gb Internet Tablet with Camera

Proscan - 4.3 Inch Android 4.0 OS Tablet, WiFi, Front Cam
Proscan - PLT4315 4.3 Inch Android 4.0 OS, 4GB, WiFi Tablet

Samsung Galaxy 4.0 - Android Tablet, MP3 Player, 4" LCD screen, Skype, GPS, Bluetooth

Sungale ID436WTA - 4.3 inch Tablet, capacitive touch screen, 1.2 GHz Processor, 512 RAM

How to Create Reminder in Windows XP & Windows 7

How to make a Pop-up Reminder in WINDOWS XP

1. Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Notepad
2. Write a note for your Reminder
3. Save
4. Remember the folder where you saved your Reminder
5. Start -> Control Panel -> Scheduled Tasks -> Add Scheduled Task
6. Next
7. Browse
8. Go to the folder where you saved your Reminder
9. Double click your Reminder
10. Type a name for this Task
11. Perform this Task (Select: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, One time
only, When my computer starts, When I log on)
12. In this example, I select Daily
13.  Next
14. Adjust Start Time (this is when your Reminder will pop-up)
15. Perform this task (Select: Everyday, Weekdays, Every x number
of days)
16. Choose a Start Date (for your Popup Reminder)
17. Next
18. Enter User Name in Windows
19. Enter your Windows password
20. Confirm password
21. Click Finish to add this task to your Windows schedule


How to schedule a Desktop Popup Notification in WINDOWS 7

1. Start
2. Type "tasks" in search
3. Select Schedule tasks
4. In Task Scheduler, click Action menu
5. Create Basic Task
6. Basic Task wizard launches
7. Give a name for your pop up reminder
8. Next
9. Choose the frequency of notification: (One Time, Daily, Weekly,
10. Next
11. Select the start date and start time of your desktop reminder
12. Next
13. Select Display a message
14. Next
15. Put Title of your reminder
16. Type what you want to appear in Message Screen Alert Box
17. Next
18. Finish

Example of Pop up Reminder:



Friday, April 11, 2014

Top 10 Free SMS Text from Computer (web-based & application)


1. SENDSMSNOW - I tested this, it worked.



You can send text messages to any of the cellular service providers below:

3 River Wireless, ACS Alaska, AirFire Mobile, Alltel Wireless, Appalachian Wireless
AT&T, Bell Mobility, Blue Grass Cell, Boost Mobile, CallPlus, Carolina West, Cellcom
Cellular One, Cellular South, Centennial, CenturyTel, Choice Wireless, Cincinati Bell
Cingular, Claro Wireless PR, Clear Talk, ClearNet, Comcast PCS, Corr Wireless
Cricket, CSpire, Dobson Communications, Edge, Einstien, Element Mobile, Fido
Galaxy Corp, GCI Alaska, Helio, Houston Cellular, Inland Cellular, iWireless Sprint
Koodo Mobile CA, Long Wireless, Manitoba Telecom, Metro PCS, Microcell
Mid-Tex Celluar, Midwest Wireless, Mobi PCS, Morris Wireless, NBTel, Nextel
Ntelos PCS, Omnipoint, Pacific Bell, PCS One, Plateau Wireless, Pocket Wireless
PowerTel, Presidents Choice, Price Communications, Qwest, Rogers Wireless
Sasktel, Simple Mobile, Solo Wireless CA, South Western Bell, Southern Linc
Sprint, Sprint MMS, Sure West, T-Mobile / Voice Stream, Telstra, Telus, Textem
Thumb Cellular, TracFone, Triton, Unicell, US Cellular, USA Mobility, Verizon Pix
Verizon Wireless, Viaero, Virgin Mobile, Virgin Mobile Canada, West Central
West Central Wireless, Western Wireless, Wind Mobile, Wyndtell


- Send Free Text to: Any Provider
- From their Home Page: "send free text messages from this website to almost anywhere in the world"
- From their website: "Please note: we will never, EVER send spam to the receiving numbers."
- FAQ from website:
  My service provider isn't included on the list. Can I request it?
  Sure! Use the contact page to send us your service provider request.



Carriers/Networks supported by TxtDrop:

Verizon Wireless, AT&T formerly Cingular Wireless, Sprint PCS, Nextel, T-Mobile, Alltel
Cellular One, Fido, Rogers Wireless, Bell Canada, Dobson, Unicell, Boost Mobile
Cellular South, Edge Wireless, Metro PCS, Suncom, Virgin Mobile, Centennial Wireless
and more!


8. EMAIL - I tested this, it worked.

a. Go to Yahoo Mail -
b. Sign in
c. Compose
d. To:
    +1 = country code
    9876543210 = mobile phone number of person who will receive the text
    Telus = Carrier/Provider

e. Put Subject
f. Enter the text message in the body of email.
g. Send


9. YAHOO MESSENGER - I tested this, it worked.

Free SMS messaging for these Countries and Carriers:

 - United States: AT&T, Alltel, Nextel (including Sprint), Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile
 - Canada: Rogers, Fido, Telus
 - India: Vodaphone Essar, Airtel, Aircel, Spice, Escotel, Reliance, BPL, BSNL, IDEA, MTNL
 - Indonesia: XL, Indosat, Hutch 3, Telkomsel, Mobile-8, Bakrie, Smart
 - Malaysia: Celcom, DiGi, Maxis
 - Philippines: Globe, Smart, Sun
 - Thailand: AIS, DTAC
 - Vietnam: Mobifone, Viettel, Vinaphone, S-Fone, EVN, Vietnamobile, Beeline
 - Kuwait: Wataniya
 - Pakistan: Mobilink


- requires download of application, app, software.

--------------------- WORKING & TESTED --------------------

Pls. provide Free SMS services that really worked for you!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Epson pdf or jpeg plugin unable to write to file - how to fix

When my Epson Workforce 435 All-in-one printer was new, it runs perfectly. After a few months, it does not scan. The Epson Scanner displays this message:

epson pdf plugin unable to write to file
epson jpeg plugin unable to write to file

I tried all the solutions below, but the last one fixed my problem - EasyScan.


1. Go to
2. Install now
3. Save file
4. Go to Downloads folder
5. Double click install_reader file
6. Click Run


1. Open Epson Scan
2. Click Configuration
3. Set Work Area to C:
4. Try to Scan
5. If this does not work, select another drive letter


1. Click the button next to Scan (this is the File Save Settings)
2. Click Browse and change location
3. Change the prefix
4. Change the start number


1. Open Windows Explorer
2. Tools
3. Folder Options
4. View
5. Show hidden files and folders
6. Ok
7. Go to:
    Windows XP:  C\Documents and Settings\user name\Local Settings\Temp
    Windows Vista & Windows 7:   C:\Users\user name|AppData\Local\Temp

8. Delete all files and folders in Temp folder
9. Restart computer
10. Try using Epson Scan again


1. Go to:
2. Download Scanner Driver and EPSON Scan Utility
3. Install Scanner Setup file
4. Reboot computer
5. Try using Epson Scanner

SOLUTION 6: EASYSCAN --> this solved my problem, it's fast and easy Scanner!

1. Go to:,0301-22965.html
2. Download the freeware EASYSCAN free scanner software
3. Install EasyScan
4. Note: Do not uninstall Epson Scan because EasyScan needs it.

How to scan and save file using EasyScan

How to scan and save file using EasyScan

1. Turn on Printer

2. Press 2: No

3. Put document inside

4. Doubleclick EasyScan

5. Destination -> Disk

6. Preview

7. Put + in Bottom Right

8. Drag to Top Left

9. Final

10. Put file name

11. JPEG -> Save as type

12. Save

13. My Documents

14. My Pictures -> EasyScan

How to print without black ink

1. Open Word document

2. Edit -> Select All

3. Click Arrow next to A in the Formatting Toolbar

4. Select Blue color

5. Turn on Printer

6. Press 2: No

7. File -> Print

8. Properties

9. Text

10. OK

11. OK

Friday, March 21, 2014

How to disable alcwzrd.exe on startup

- is a Windows process related to Realtek audio drivers

- to detect new devices plugged in to your computer such as USB flash drive, camera, mp3 player.

- C:\Windows

- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

startup default
- automatically starts up when computer is rebooted

safe to disable on startup
- alcwzrd.exe is not an essential program and is safe to disable

How to disable alcwzrd.exe error on start up

1.  Start
2.  Run
3.  msconfig
4.  Enter
5.  Startup tab (System Configuration Utility)
6.  Uncheck alcwzrd.exe
7.  Apply
8.  OK
9.  Restart

Alcwzrd.exe virus
- the virus or malicious malware camouflaged under the same name is not safe
- scan your computer with a reliable antivirus

Confirmation of virus threat
-if you know that alcwzrd.exe is disabled on your startup list item and alcwzrd.exe error pops up, then this is a potential virus threat

Thursday, January 2, 2014

How to turn off Microsoft Scanner and Camera wizard

I. Disable Windows Image Acquisition in Services:

1. Start
2. Run
3. Type services.msc
4. Right click Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
5. Properties
6. Startup type
7. Disabled
8. OK

II. Select Take no action in Camera Events:

1. Plug in camera
2. Start
3. Control Panel
4. Scanners and Cameras
5. Right click your Camera
6. Properties
7. Events
8. Take no action
9. OK