The Sims Social: The Sims conquers Facebook

Look who’s going to socialize in Facebook? The Sims Social will be launching soon on Facebook. Move out Farmville,, Cityville, Yoville and the likes. Honestly, I’m a Sims junkie and this is my secret diet back in college, I would sit in front of the computer for hours playing The Sims without eating, that’s why I’m thin! I never played any Facebook games since Restaurant City and Farmville, but The Sims Social will pull me back to my old habit.

The Sims Social on Facebook

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Best Web Hosting Providers 2010

For bloggers like me, having a reliable website hosting is very very important. Advertisers for my blogs and readers must always access my blogs any time of the day that’s why a 100% uptime is necessary. So far I only have two web hosts, my first is from Mommy Rubz of Mom’s Hosting and the second one is Blue Host. I’m satisfied with Mommy Rubz’s services because she helped me thought the baby steps of blogging, hosting and other things a newbie blogger needs to know. She assisted me in migrating from Blogspot to WordPress blog. And since I was able to grasp some tips on setting up new blogs and buying new domains, I decided to try getting a new web host which is Blue Host. I chose this after reading different webhosting reviews and taking into consideration what I really need from a hosting service.

Every year, various sites lists down their top web hosts. Webhostingfan.com presents the Top Web Hosting Providers for 2010:

  1. Web Hosting Hub
  2. InMotion
  3. iPage
  4. Web Hosting Pad
  5. Host Gator

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I hate you PLDT myDSL!

PLDT myDSL is giving me crappy service for more than a month now! I ditched Globe Broadband’s crappy service to avail of myDSL, one year subscription was great until now…

The sad speedtest.net result:

myDSL speedtest result

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Be a fashion stylist for the day

I just love the new site I discovered, it’s Looklet.com. If you’re familiar with Polyvore wherein you can select and combine clothes, accessories, shoes and bags, well, Looklet is better because you can see the outfit worn by a model. The first time I tried making new looks at the site, it took me hours because I was drooling at the designer labels available. It’s a fashionista’s haven because you can check out if a particular looks work for you before wearing it in real-life. So far, I made 3 looks:

Party Glam outfit
Party Glam outfit

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I will never miss a sale again

Aside from being a blogger, I’m also an online seller at Multiply, in fact, I’m enjoying this sideline for 2 years now. I get to do things I love which is to shop and do crafts like beading. Earning from it is just an added bonus as well as gaining friends along the way. Maintaining an online shop is quite a task, I have to check everyday for inquiries, post blogs and ads about new products, update my clients for the status of their orders, checking if they have received the items in good condition, etc… Aside from the online inquiries, I also get inquiries and orders thru text messages even in the wee hours of the morning. That’s the beauty of online shopping, you can shop 24/7 at the convenience of your own home and with only just a few clicks.

So how can the buyers inform me with their orders? Well, it’s with the use of Online Order Forms that makes things easier. There are free HTML generators out there such as Wufoo.com or Freedback.com which I currently use that automatically sends an order form to my email address whenever a buyer submits one. The Order Forms I receive looks like the photo below:

order forms sent to my email
order forms sent to my email

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This time, it’s Farmville

After receiving dozens of request to join other Facebook games, I’ve been loyal to Restaurant City for months. I got intrigued with Farm Town for a moment but I don’t find the graphics appealing. Since Farm Town, various farm-themed games sprouted, one of them is Farmville. I like Farmville’s interface more than Farm Town’s so I got comfortable playing with it. I think the Farm Ville game is best suited for younger users like kids and teens, this game can get pretty boring. I just started playing this as past time and whenever Restaurant City is down for maintenance. Just in case you’re interested what my hacienda in Farm Ville looks like….

my little hacienda at Farm Ville
my little hacienda at Farm Ville

See, some of it are still unplowed. I’ll catch up with this game these days. For now, I’m still hooked with RC, which reminds me I need to change my Restaurant City layout. See you in Facebook!

Protect your personal information

In this day and age, almost every activity can be done online. From getting in touch with your friends thru chatting and email, promoting your business through social networks, gaining information from Internet forum, shopping online from e-commerce websites, paying bills, online banking and so much more. Most of the time, websites you go to requires you to register before you can use the services or before you can interact with other members like in an Internet forum. For some sites, you can get away with just your nickname and some fictional address like “paradise”, “heaven”, etc…, but websites like an ecommerce site and online banking requires you to put in your real name, complete address, credit card information, email address, phone number and other sensitive personal information. You may think that giving your personal information to your trusted company’s website is secure enough, but think twice, no matter how advance the technology is, Identity Theft is a Problem .

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Hidden emoticons in Yahoo messenger

Want to surprise your friend when chatting? Use the hidden emoticons or hidden smileys of Yahoo messenger. These are not included in the default icons of Yahoo messenger, that’s why it’s hidden, ssshh! But you can always keep a copy of the keyboard shortcuts or bookmark this link so that you can wow your friend the next time you’re online. As simple as it may seem, typing in ” @};- ” (which yields a rose icon) to your special someone will surely send some smiles.

Hidden emoticons keyboard shortcuts
Hidden emoticons keyboard shortcuts

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Meet the Health and Beauty Geek

It’s been a month since I started my new blog about health and beauty, HealthandBeautyGeek.com. Aside from being a foodie and a wanderlust, I’m also a beauty product junkie, not necessarily make-up but all things natural and organic skin care is a sure come on for me. So from now on, all things worth blogging about health and beauty, head on over to my latest blog. I’m open for link exchanges as well.

http://www.healthandbeautygeek.com/
http://www.healthandbeautygeek.com/

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Online security

How safe is your PC? Is your anti-virus software always up-to-date with the latest releases? Can your anti-virus software keep up with the latest viruses, malwares and spywares around the Internet? Does it have an extensive database of virus definitions out there? These are one of the things to consider when choosing the best antivirus software aside from the ease of use and its excellent performance.

Internet security is one of the primary concerns for people who are always online like me. This is a much needed tool for bloggers like me to protect their computers from being affected by a virus or a spyware. If you already have an antivirus installed, don’t just settle and be complacent about it. Even the most sophisticated websites like Facebook and Twitter also suffered from denial of service attacks (DDOS attacks) lately because of hackers trying to get in the system.

From time to time, I check some tech news to know the latest on computers and when there’s a new software released that has great reviews, I always update my own software to keep my PC protected.

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