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Chuggington: Be Safe! App Review

Chuggington: Be Safe! App

Ludorum and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced the Chuggington: Be Safe! app. It’s the first official traffic safety app for parents and children. The free app should appeal to young children — especially if they are fans of the Chuggington series. The goal of the Chuggington: Be Safe! app is to help teach children important traffic safety lessons. The educational app works with Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices (iOS 4.0 or later).

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BDlot DVD Clone Ultimate Review and Giveaway – everyone wins!

Thanks to LotSoft (Facebook | Twitter), I’m giving away licenses for BDlot DVD Clone Ultimate software on my geek dad blog. I used the software to make backup copies of my Cars, Kung Fu Panda, and Wiggles DVDs. These are three of my toddler’s favorite movies. Unfortunately, he likes to remove the DVD from the case by himself. As a result, the discs tend to get dirty and sometimes they won’t play unless I clean them. One of these days, my toddler will ruin the discs. That’s why I love BDlot DVD Clone Ultimate software. I can make a back up copy of each movie he touches. I inserted one of the backup into a DVD player and it plays just like the original move. Cool! You can get a copy of this cool software too. All you have to do is leave a comment and I’ll send you a license code by the end of the week. Note: you have to activate the software before August 1st. Otherwise, the promo code won’t work.

LotSoft BDlot DVD Clone Ultimate software

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Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Video Game Review

I loved the Ghostbusters movies when they came out and was happy when Atari recently released the Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime video game. I was even happier when they sent me a review code for the Xbox (game also supports PlayStation and PCs). Nice! I’ve only played one level of the game so far. I think there are twelve levels in this arcade style game. In short: the game is a lot of fun and well worth the $10 price tag.

Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime screenshot

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Is Random.org Skewed?

On my reviews and giveaways blog, I’ve noticed a lot of people enter my contests on the last day. I’m not exactly sure why, but I have two theories about this. First, some readers enter at the last minute to minimize the impact of their tweets. When they tweet about my giveaway at 11pm Pacific time on the last day of the giveaway, fewer people will see it compared to other times.

My other theory is that my readers read somewhere that random.org favors higher numbers. I don’t think random.org favors higher numbers, but to be certain I decided to do a little test. I used random.org to select a number from one to ten. I did this manually one hundred times while watching Inception (I can’t be sure but someone may have planted this blog post idea in my head). Take a look at the results:

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Free Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

After I wrote my post about AVG anti-virus software, a reader sent me an email telling me he didn’t think highly of AVG. Based on his IT experience, he thought Comodo and avast were better antivirus products. I don’t have a lot of experience with virus and malware products so I can’t really disagree with him. I do know AVG and ClamAV worked well for me. Anyhow, I decided to put together a more extensive list of anti-virus and anti-malware software products. I’ve used AVG and ClamAV on the free sid; and Norton, McAfee and Trend Micro on the commercial side. In my opinion, they are all fine products but I’m not fond of the annoying upgrade notices of the commercial products.

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