The Hunt for the Ultimate Folding Bicycle
Despite its plethora of hills, oceans of smartphone zombie pedestrians, seas of taxis, and rivers of bulky buses, Tokyo is a fairly convenient city to cycle in because it's both compact and brimming with transportation options. Hacking through some pithy calculations, I determined that I could likely cycle to work daily, thus building a daily calorie-burning workout into my lifestyle routine. I'm a huge fan of such natural exercise because I don't have to think about it nor remember to schedule it. Next was to find the ultimate two-wheeled solution for my daily commute conundrum. Perhaps this is Japan's influence on me, or perhaps this is my own obsessive personality connecting with Japan's, but this is what I love--researching the ultimate solution to a life project.
Japan Mobile Phones - BMobile FAQ
During my time as a Bmobile customer, I've asked their helpdesk numerous questions regarding their mobile phone services. I share the questions and answers below.
The Hunt for the Ultimate Free Antivirus Software
I spent some time researching top-rated, but free antivirus security software for both Mac and Windows. There are far more free antivirus software solutions out there than listed here--I focused solely on those receiving positive reviews from respectable sites and/or testing labs. I also tried to limit the search to those offering both Mac and Windows versions.
This hunt was sparked by a personal incident where malware slipped past my AV software defenses. For obvious reasons that software did NOT make the cut. I needed to find something better, so the hunt began. Here's the list I compiled along with my snap impressions.
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Flaw in LINE Causes Unintentional Identity Theft
Everyone's raving about LINE--especially here in Japan. It's the hot trendy free communication app all the cool kids are using these days, which means I just HAVE to try it too. What do you have to lose? It's totally free. Right, Mom?
So I sign up. I was drawn into the feature that "scans" my phone's address book for other friends and frienemies already on LINE. Additionally, the app will add me as a friend to anyone else that has my phone number saved in their contacts. How convenient, right? This way I wouldn't have to tediously search for friends like I did with Friendster and MySpace.
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