Month: July 2014

How to Take the Perfect Selfie

Written by Kaki West Regardless of how many times people make fun of the selfie, this 21st century-version of the self portrait seems to be here to stay. And why not? Sometimes if you want something done right (in this case, a good photograph of yourself), you have to do it yourself. So here are my tips on how to take the perfect selfie: Know Your Good Side Everyone has a good side (see Kaki West pics), or the side of their face that is more proportioned or symmetrical than the other side. Take a few pics of both sides of your face to discover your best angle. Then, go to town! It doesn’t matter how many times you take a photo of the same side of your face — as long as it’s your good side, you’re good to go. Be Yourself The whole idea behind the selfie is to express yourself. Whether you want to reveal your face without makeup, display your goofy side, or show off a new outfit, be yourself. This means don’t be afraid to take a photo you’ve never seen done before. Get creative, and stay true to who you are. Kaki West is a model, actress, and television host. To see the latest Kaki West images, visit her blog...

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How to Spot Potentially Unwanted Programs when Installing a Free Program

Potentially unwanted programs can be a real headache since they slow down performance, hamper productivity and add annoying toolbars and pop ups too. People who have had to deal with this often avoid downloading free programs but this isn’t really necessary. All you have to do is carefully avoid the traps that are present in the program’s installation wizard. For this purpose, let’s consider the program, All Free ISO Ripper, which contains every dirty trick that potentially unwanted programs use for installation on your system. While creators of this program have even turned off the “Add a Desktop Icon” in the second page of the installation wizard, this is the best you are going to get. On the next page, if you pick the Standard Installation, and which is recommended, you will install the AVG Toolbar as a result. So, the first thing to keep in mind when installing PUPs, never pick the Standard, Default or Recommended Installation but pick the Custom Installation options instead. In the case of the All Free ISO Ripper, the options to install the AVG Toolbar is already checked when you select “Custom Installation”. Of course, it’s wise to uncheck those options before you move to the next page. Speaking of which, the next page leads you to pick between an ‘Express Installation’ and ‘Custom Installation’ of PureLeads – yet another program that you...

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