Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Installment #60 - Free Ecards (Again!)

From time to time, I like to send free online ecards to my friends.  However, a lot of these sites are connected with various forms of Internet abuse, including spam and advertising cookies, also called third party cookies.  Yes, third party cookies aren't really dangerous (they are easily removed by various utilities) but they are annoying and can cause you to run slow.

In May of 2008, I posted about some ecard sites.  This post is the updated version.  I found 10 sites that are basically harmless.  3 sites are too new to have any information available yet.  The rest are to be avoided!

GOOD:


egreetings.com
rattlebox.com
cardfunk.com
emotionsinprint.com
funtasticecards.com
keepandshare.com
someecards.com
superlaugh.com  (the owner of this site promises no funny business!)
funpunch.com
thegreetingstore.com

NEW:  (use at your own risk)

freeecardsworld.com
seasonofwishes.com
ecardgarden.com

BAD:

123greetings.com
freeonlinegreetings.net
bubbacards.com
carlsencards.com  (this one used to be good but fell to the temptation!)
wondergreetings.com
greeting-cards.com
funny-ecards.com
2000greetings.com
ecarduniverse.com
punchbowl.com
alighthouse.com

Monday, February 20, 2012

Free Photo Editor Online

I've been taking a lot of photos lately BUT they don't always turn out the way I want.
I needed an editor to fix the shading or the red eyes or to crop them and get some of the excess crap out.

I checked on the security of 11 of them and here are my results (6 are good, 4 are not so good and 1 I would not try!):

GOOD:

pixlr.com
fotoflexr.com
picnik.com  (is closing this April)
befunky.com
photoshop.com
picasa.com

NOT SO GOOD (may put Third party cookies on your PC):

lunapic.com
phixr.com
pizap.com
freeonlinephotoeditor.com

BAD:

drpic.com

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Photo Editing Tools Websites






















I have several photos that need help. I found these websites that offer free photo editing tools - some are good, some are questionable. Here are my results:



Good:



Bad or Questionable:


  • pixlr.com


  • photoscape.org


  • photopospro.com

  • pixia.com

And here's a (safe) website that offers reviews of various photo editing websites:


Have fun but good luck - be careful!

New Websites that Check Other Websites' Security

Found 2 new dependable websites for checking the security of other websites:

safeweb.norton.com

linkscanner.explabs.com

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Installment #56 - Free Online Quizzes


















I like taking quizzes online - don't you? Sometimes they're funny and dumb, but other times they are strangely "on the money!" Blogthings is one of my all time favorite quiz websites.

Naturally, since they're a lot of fun and they attract the carefree and careless user, they are perfect targets for the cyber creeps! I checked up on 15 others - 7 were NO, 5 were questionable (due to third party cookies or excessive pop-ups, and only 3 were seemingly okay. Here are my results:

BAD:
  • quizrocket.com
  • quibblo.com
  • quizstop.com
  • funquizcards.com
  • links2love.com
  • quizilla.com
  • chatterbean.com
MAYBE:
  • helpself.com
  • allthetests.com
  • testcafe.com
  • syvum.com
  • bzoink.com
GOOD: If you run across a good one, let me know!

Here's my results after taking the colorquiz test:





ColorQuiz.comgeni took the free ColorQuiz.com personality test!

""Longs for tenderness and for a feeling of accepta..."


Click here to read the rest of the results.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Installment #55 - Free Online Games (Again!)




















Have you ever played a game online?

Sure, you have! Who hasn't?

Young, old, male, female - online games are big!

However, the popularity of these websites makes them targets for millions of "cyber creeps!" After playing for years at certain popular, successful social online game websites, suddenly there are worms, viruses, spam, browser exploits. What was safe yesterday or today may not be safe tomorrow! Stay alert!

After noticing issues with my computer, I recently discovered that three of the four game sites I was visiting quite often have now become off limits: Bigfishgames, Miniclip, and Gamefools - just makes me so mad and sad!

I checked up on 22 of these online game websites and here are my results:

BAD:
  • Bigfishgames.com
  • Miniclip.com
  • Gamefools
  • iwin.com
  • myaddictinggames.com
  • box10.com
  • mofunzone.com
  • gamezone.com
  • arcadetown.com
  • doublegames.com
GOOD: Now, I can't testify as to whether or not they're any good yet, but I'll let you know!