2012

MarioFit Fighting for Kids

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There is exactly one month left to “MarioFit Fighting for Kids in Need” event. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this event. This is crunch time at teccrab! As a major sponsor, we have been doing all the online marketing to make this event as successful as possible. This includes developing the event website, which if I may say so, is looking pretty awesome.

If you haven’t heard, teccrab is currently working on this project to promote Mario Schiopu’s fight at the 2012 BC Karate Championship Tournament. Simon was at the Zone 5 Qualification round this past Sunday to cheer on Mario for officially qualifying to the main event on November 17th and 18th. A huge congratulation to Mario and we are very proud of him!

Mario is a former Romanian Karate Champion and is a certified 3 Dan Black Belt instructor by the World Karate Federation (WKF). After turning 50 years old, he wants to prove that with his knowledge in fitness and living healthy, he is more than competent to compete and win against much younger athletes. We have just launched the blog where Mario will be updating his training and progress daily!

Mario has a big heart and I can tell especially after meeting his family and his two gorgeous little girls. He wants to use this attention he has gained from all his sponsors and supporters for a good cause: helping children in need. Mario has picked two charities very dear to his heart: Children’s Hunger Fund and BC Children’s Hospital.

Living in Vancouver, it is easy to ignore all the people in the world that don’t have as much as we do. We really hope that this event will be able to provide awareness and much needed resources to children who are desperately in need of food or medical treatment.

We really hope that you will support this great cause by checking out our event’s website, Mario’s blog and giving us a “like” on our facebook page.

As for you faithful teccrab blog readers, here is a little sneak peak for what’s to come. We filmed a questions and answer video with Mario yesterday which took about two hours to do, but will be edited down to about 10 minutes. Stay tune as it will be ready in a short couple of days!

Cheers,

Queenie

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Mac OS X Mountain Lion is now available

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If you are a Mac user you probably heard already that there is a new Cat in town. Since today you can download the new OS, which is called Mountain Lion, right from the Apple App Store. But is that an update you will need? Is it save to update now or should you wait? I will try to answer some of your questions here in this post.

Let me start with the price. I was already impressed when Apple announce last year the new OS Lion for just $29.99 and thought this is quite cheap for an OS. This year Apple dropped the price even further and therefore you can get the new cat for only $19,99 which is really cheap, if you think about the extra features you will get.

Twitter is fully integrated into Mountain Lion, the Reminder function, many of us like on the iPhone, is now an extra application. A notification centre is integrated as well as iMessage (which I use since the BETA and love very much). You have now a nice extra Note App like you have on your iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and even Game Centre is now on your Mac. So basically Mountain Lion is building finally the bridge to your iDevices, something we kinda hoped for with Lion, right?

I could start explaining how every single of those function works, but first of all there are already tons of reviews out there and second I think most of us know how to use them. So I would like to mention one concern I had when I started the download, which is Games.

I had my bad experiences in the past, when I upgraded my OS to soon. Had problems to run certain programs, because the game developer were maybe not paying enough attention or didn’t care for those of us who not only work with their Mac, but also enjoy to play with it. Maybe it was because a few years ago the Mac wasn’t really a computer you use to play with. But in the last two years this has changed in my opinion. Many games became available on the Mac and I liked especially Blizzards effort in securing that their programs (Star Craft II and Diablo III) were shipped for Windows as well as Mac OS at the same time.

So now the question for those who like to play games on their Mac… Is it save to upgrade or should you wait?

Well I upgraded to Mountain Lion this morning and tested a few games already. So far I wasn’t running in any problem, was able to open Diablo III, used my Steam account and the games I had there such as the Witcher, Dungeon Defenders and Splinter Cell (to name a few). All of them were running just fine, I even had the feeling the games loaded slightly faster than before.

Of course I had not the chance to try out every single game, but had the chance to run a few and tried to pick them based on their age difference. So far no problems, which is good news, if you ask me.

Beside the games I tried also the new features and think that Mountain Lion is a very stable and great upgrade which isn’t that expensive. Spending $19.99 on a new OS, which by the way has also a lot of security features I didn’t mention yet, is in my opinion a no question. Of course for those who are skeptical it doesn’t hurt to wait a few weeks and to read more reviews, but for those who want to get their hands on Mountain Lion I would say go for it. Just make sure you read the instructions first, not all Mac’s are able to handle the new cat. Also a good idea is to make a backup before you start the installation process. I did not loose any documents and had no problem at all with the installation, but it is always better to be save than sorry.

I hope this short review was useful for you and if you have any comments please feel free to post them.

INTERNeX Summer Party 2012

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INTERNeX is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with a hugh summer party at the rowing club. In those 10 years INTERNeX helped thousand of candidates form more than 50 different countries to work, live and learn abroad.

We would like to say happy anniversary and are very happy to be a Bronze Sponsor for the party which has the motto…

ALL AROUND THE WORLD SUMMER PARTY ☼

Here some more information about the event from their Facebook Event Page:

 

THEME: All around the world. Dress up in the colors of your country’s flag or national dress. We have candidates from all over the world; it’s sure to be a colorful event!

WHERE: The Rowing Club at Stanley Park

WHEN: Thursday, August 9th @ 18:00 – 01:00

COMPETITIONS/GAMES: There will be some great prizes to be won throughout the night. Take part in our mini competitions and fun games and you might just be a winner!

DRINKS: There is a bar at the Rowing Club where you will be able to buy your drinks for the night. *ID’s will be checked*

GUEST LIST: Everyone that wants to come to the party needs to put themselves on the guest list. You will not be allowed in if you are not on the guest list. You can find more information on our website http://internexworld.com/

or use those direct links:

http://bit.ly/MjynZC – For more information
http://bit.ly/NwxuQ8 – To sign up for the Guest List

The INTERNeX Team look forward to celebrating with all of you!

AIN’T NO PARTY LIKE AN INTERNeX PARTY!

How can you check if your computer has been infected with DNS Changer malware?

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You probably heard already the news about the DNS Changer and may wonder how you can secure that your system is safe. The easiest way to check your system is to go to this website:

http://www.dcwg.org/detect/

But what is the DNS Changer? To answer this question please allow me to add an image from the FBI website to this post:

If you need more information please follow those links:

For Canada:
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/prg/em/ccirc/2011/in11-002-eng.aspx

For the US:
http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911

To check your Mac:
http://www.dcwg.org/detect/checking-osx-for-infections/

To check your Win 7 computer:
http://www.dcwg.org/detect/checking-windows-7-for-infections/

To check your Win XP computer:
http://www.dcwg.org/detect/checking-for-dns-changer-on-windows-xp/

New teccrab Package – Website Start

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Today we at teccrab would like to introduce a package which is, in our opinion, especially interesting for small business owners and startups. It includes everything you will need to have a professional looking, basic online presentation. A fantastic foundation for a more complex website. Of course the site will be created based on a standart template, but thanks to the amazing CMS, we will install for you, it will be easy to adjust the design and therefore change the look and feeling of your website.

We think, like mentioned in the beginning, that especially startups will like this package, because it will give you the chance to have a website created by professionals for very low costs. Thanks to many available components, modules and plugins, it will be easy to implement later things like an online shop, information request forms and/or an event calendar (to name just a few) as soon as you see that your business is growing.

Please find here the details of this amazing package:

  • Your own CMS based website
  • Up to 10 articles will be included in this package
  • A standart Disclaimer Page
  • We will setup your first Contact Form for you
  • Basic SEO

Optional:

  • Domain name registration
  • Content Management
  • Banner and Button design
  • Twitter Integration
  • Facebook Page

The price for this package starts at just $900.00 (*)

Additional to your new CMS based online presentation we offer our website support service for an amazing discount.

Sounds interesting? Than please visit our website and fill out the online form you which will find here:

http://teccrab.com/index.php/special-packages/website-start

(*) Please note – This offer will be for limited time only