WinPatrol Lifetime License for 99¢ – One Day Only

I don’t check my Twitter very often. I was surprised to catch a tweet that I consider breaking news. The author of the excellent WinPatrol security software for Windows has gone a little crazy. Here’s what he says on his blog.

I’m curious and thinking a crazy single day experiment could be fun and may be worth the risk. So what the hell. If you want to upgrade to WinPatrol PLUS on January 29th, I’ll give you a lifetime WinPatrol membership for less than a dollar. (normally $29.95 USD)

I’ve used the free version of WinPatrol many times over the last few years. Last year we wrote an article telling you how to use WinPatrol to speed up Windows startup by delaying less important startup programs. That’s only one way to use WinPatrol. It’s been listed at Gizmo’s as a Best Free Intrusion Prevention and Detection Utility for Home Use. The PLUSedition of WinPatrol has some features in it that are going to be worth far more than a dollar to most users.

I’ll take a few moments here to tell you about some of it’s other important features.


As you can see, the program offers you 13 tabs full of information about the programs, services and settings on your PC. These include:

• Startup Programs
• Delayed Start
• ActiveX
• IE Helpers
• Scheduled Tasks
• Services
• Active Tasks
• Cookies
• File Types
• Hidden Files
• Recent
• PLUS Information
• WinPatrol Options

Each one of those tabs typically allow you to not only see what’s going on in your PC, but to also make changes to those areas. WinPatrol normally runs as an icon in your System Tray and notifies you when important PC settings are changed. Once notified, you are given the chance to deny those changes.

The PLUS section gives you access to WinPatrol’s exclusive information about the normally unknown processes that run on your PC.

There’s also a portable version of WinPatrol called WinPatrolToGo that can be taken with you on a flash drive or other portable media.

The 99 ¢ offer is available only on January 29th at:

Techie Buzz Verdict:

The free version of WinPatrol is a great addition to the security of any Windows PC. Adding the PLUS features for a small lifetime fee of 99 cents is a real bargain that many people should consider. Remember that this offer is only good on January 29th 2010, one day only.

Techie Buzz Rating: 4/5

What Are We Doing For Haiti?

We are all responsible citizens of the world, some fortunate, some not so fortunate. However, there are people who lost their lives in Haiti, for no fault of theirs. It takes huge efforts and pains to rebuild everything. We can’t play a part in giving back their lives to them, but we can play a part in rebuilding the lives of people who will live their lives coming from the disaster.

As a part of our contribution, we will donate the next three days of the revenues from Techie Buzz to Red Cross for the Haiti Relief Fund. If you are a reader who wants to contribute, you can do it at the following sites.

If you feel that you can contribute towards it, feel free to go and donate. We just don’t want to stop and make money out of technology, we want to play a part in helping people who will play a part in shaping it. Hope you do too.

Free Norton Internet Security Suite for Comcast Customers

Comcast has been offering free security software to their customers for quite sometime now. However, this new deal with Norton Internet Security Suite definitely has to be one of the best ones.

Free Norton Security Suite for Comcast Customers

Comcast is offering its customer a Free one-year license of Norton Security Suite and Norton Internet Security for Windows and Mac users respectively. A copy of NIS for Windows and Mac retails at costs ~$160. The security software is available for free and no additional charges will be applied to your billing.

In addition to the security suite, users will also get the award winning OnlineFamliy.Norton to safeguard and protect your kids online surfing.

Norton Security Suite for Windows is compatible with and earlier versions. Mac users require to have Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher in order to use the Norton Internet Security.

To download your free copy of Norton Internet Security, visit this page and click on the appropriate version you want to download. You will need to login with your Comcast username and password to complete the download.

Firefox 3.6 Crosses 1 Million Downloads

It has been only a few hours since Firefox 3.6 was released and the browser has already been downloaded more than 1 Million times, 1,383,078 to be precise at the time of reporting. Not Surprisingly, most downloads have been from United States, with around 324K downloads, followed by Germany with 210K downloads.

The high downloads for Germany should not come as a surprise since most Germans are switching to Firefox or Opera due to a security vulnerability in IE. However, we are sure that the rest of the world will quickly add up to the million+ downloads as and when they wake up.

Firefox 3.6 Download Stats, Million Downloads

Please note, Firefox 3.6 is not available as an update right now, so all these downloads are the direct downloads made through You can track the live stats of the downloads for Firefox 3.6 at this page.

Evernote Releases New Update v3.5 for Windows, It Rocks

After a really long period, Evernote has finally released a new update v3.5 for the most famous note taking software available for Windows, Mac, and more. The new version of Evernote has been completely rewritten from scratch and packs in quite a lot of new and exciting features.

The new version introduces thumbnail views for quicker browsing of notes along with two other views which include:

  • Thumbnail view: Rendered thumbnails showing the contents of your notes, images, and PDFs for easy browsing and filtering
  • List view: Multi-column List Viewwith sorting on any column
  • Mixed view: Mixed thumbnail + detail view

In addition to this there are several other improvements in note-taking, note editing, searching and more. Evernote 3.5 also makes spell checking easier with auto spell checks as you type. If you love Evernote, this new version will blow you away.

Evernote 3.5 Thumbnail View

Evernote 3.5 List View

Evernote 3.5 Introduction Video

Watch a video of the new version of Evernote in action. Here are some screenshots of Evernote 3.5 in action.

Visit this Evernote blog post for the complete list of features and downloads.

Apple Tablet Heading to Verizon Wireless

Looks like Verizon is finally getting their share of the Apple pie. The Street is reporting that the highly anticipated Apple Tablet aka iTablet, which will be unveiled at the Apple Event this month will be sold subsidized on the Verizon Wireless network and not on the AT&T network.

Apple Tablet Illustration

Like with the , users will be able to get the Apple Tablet at a subsidized rate of $200 along with a two-year data plan worth $60 per month from Verizon. This is not a bad deal for end users considering that the unlocked device will retail for anything in between $800-$1000 per unit.

Another interesting thing about the Apple Tablet is that it will come with docking station so that users can connect an external mouse or keyboard to the device. This just builds up the excitement about the unknown device from Apple.

The Apple Tablet or iTablet will go out on sale in March or April this year, however there is no confirmed news right now on the actual sale dates.

Apple Tablet Illustration courtesy The Street

Firefox 3.6 Coming Tomorrow, Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6 Tour Video

Firefox 3.6 is finally going to be released tomorrow, however, the RC1 and RC2 have already been around for sometime now. The new browser has considerable changes over Firefox 3.5. You can read our earlier Firefox 3.6 review to know more about it.

Mozilla links has posted a video where Director of Firefox Development, Mike Beltzner, gives a tour or Firefox 3.6, touted by them as “the world’s best web browser”. Does anyone disagree with that? :-).

Enjoy the video. You can also see it on this page.

All You Want to Know About The Apple Event

The Apple Event is scheduled to be held in the next few days. We have been following the event for quite sometime now. There have been several rumors and confirmed news. We take a look at all the happenings and all the possibilities which can come out of the most anticipated event of the year.

When: January 27th, 2010.

Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco.

Can I go? No, it is Invitation only.

Major Announcements at the Apple Event

Though there are several rumors doing the rounds of the Internet, there is also some confirmed news as to what can be expected at the Apple Event, these include:

iPhone OS 4.0


There is confirmed news that the OS 4.0 is going to be unveiled at this event. New features include the addition of multi-tasking and better touch support. However, don’t expect Apple to announce a new version of the iPhone at this event, it could come out at MacWorld expo later.

Apple Tablet aka iTablet


There has been tons of rumors around the Apple Tablet. The tablet was earlier rumored to be named as the iSlate, but is now almost confirmed as the iTablet. The iTablet will use the iPhone OS as the base, however, there is not much detail available about the device yet, not even with Valleywag who had announced a $100,000 contest to get more information about the device.

However, the iTablet is definitely rumored to be priced around $1000 and may be go on sale in March-April 2010. Please note, the above image is not a representation of the actual iTablet.

iLife 2010


Among other things, Fox News has also reported the introduction of iLife 2010. iLife is a software suite for Mac users consisting of iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, Garageband and iWeb. There is confirmed news that iLife 2010 will make a debut at the Apple Event.

What’s More

iPod fans got a bunch of updates at the last event, including an iPod with a camera. However, it is disappointing that the iPod touch with the camera is not being talked about. Hopefully, we should see a iPod Touch with a camera as the surprise announcement at the event.

We will keep you updated about the latest events and will be covering the event as live as we can. Stay tuned in the next few days to get more news and updates on the Apple Event.

Bill Gates Joins Twitter, Bill Gates First Tweet

has millions of users, several of them celebrities and stars on their own rights. However, this news will definitely cheer up Microsoft fans on Twitter.

Bill Gates Twitter Account

According to reports from the Next Web and confirmation from a twitter employee, Bill Gates has finally joined Twitter. Yes Microsoft fans, Bill Gates can now be followed on twitter @billgates. At the time of reporting, Bill Gates has 4955 followers, is listed 196 times and is following 39 people.

Interestingly Bill Gates first tweet was:

"Hello World." Hard at work on my foundation letter – publishing on 1/25

However, it looks like Mr. Bill G has already got a hang of Twitter, as he has used the new retweet feature, and has been replying to followers :-). Twitter has also added the "Verified Account" stamp to the profile, so rest assured this is the man himself.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Screenshots Leaked, Details Unveiled

Looks like Microsoft is planning for a rollout of Service Pack 1 (SP1) a few months into the official release of the best ever operating system from MS.

Both Softpedia and Neowin have confirmed that the SP1 for Windows 7 is scheduled for somewhere in July. A set of leaked screenshots is doing the rounds of the internet, courtesy Muy Windows (translated to English). Here are few of the screenshots from a non-English version of the SP1.

Welcome to Windows 7 SP1 Installation