27 July 2013

Download Themes For Windows 8.1



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No one likes staring at the same desktop background picture all the time. To help users better personalize their desktop, Microsoft introduced desktop themes (themepacks) with slideshow feature for the first time in its Windows 7 and the feature is present in the latest Windows 8.1 release as well. Installing a new themepack is probably [...]

Puush: Take Screenshots and Share Them Instantly



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Image hosting and image sharing sites are all the rage these days, especially with the widespread explosion in popularity of Internet image macros and memes. Images are pleasing to the eye and people are more likely to view an image than read a block of text – which is why infographics are great. The problem? Storage limits and inconvenient uploads. Way back at the start of all of this we had sites like Imageshack and Photobucket, which both still exist but have drastically fallen off in terms of popular usage. After that came Flickr, Instagram, and Pinterest – social media...


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Puush: Take Screenshots and Share Them Instantly



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Image hosting and image sharing sites are all the rage these days, especially with the widespread explosion in popularity of Internet image macros and memes. Images are pleasing to the eye and people are more likely to view an image than read a block of text – which is why infographics are great. The problem? Storage limits and inconvenient uploads. Way back at the start of all of this we had sites like Imageshack and Photobucket, which both still exist but have drastically fallen off in terms of popular usage. After that came Flickr, Instagram, and Pinterest – social media...


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Get HD Netflix Video on Android With Two Apps From XDA Developers



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Does Netflix on your Android device either not work, or not work properly? If so, you might benefit from using a hacked version of the Netflix installable file, also known as an APK file. This article covers two modified versions of Netflix for Android, from XDA developers, that can solve a lot of your video watching woes: One employs customizable backgrounds, fixed subtitles and enables autorotation while playing video. The other allows for higher definition quality video. However, before installing, you will need to set your phone to use files from outside the Play Store. How To Install from Unknown...


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26 July 2013

How To Enable Aero In VirtualBox



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Users who have ever installed Windows 7 Home Premium or higher edition in Oracle VirtualBox probably aware of the fact that Aero feature is disabled by default, even if your PC supports the feature. Clicking on the Aero theme in Personalization panel will just activate the basic theme once again and the Aero troubleshooter will [...]

Can SEO Companies Really Guarantee A Top 10 Google Result?



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Picture this. You’re starting a new pet store, and you’ve devoted an insane amount of resources into developing a website that is just awesome. It’s responsive, the design is slick and professional, and you have a back-end e-commerce system ready to start processing the orders that you hope will start rolling in by the thousands. You’re ready to accommodate the hordes, but you don’t know how to get the hordes to realize your site exists. It’s time to fill your site with content, and you know that it needs to be crafted in a way that’ll bring in people from...


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Easily Transfer Files Between your Computers over Wi-Fi



Learn how to quickly transfer files between your computers, Mac and Windows PCs, over Wi-Fi but without having to fiddle with complex network settings.



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Top 10 Antivirus Software in terms of Real-Word Protection – July 2013



AV-comparatives has just published top antivirus software july list in terms of real-world protection and BitDefender antivirus software is winner of the list with 99.9% blocked and 0.1% compromised ratio in duration of March to June 2013.


Apart from BitDefender, Kaspersky is on second number, McAfee on fifth and Avast on tenth number.


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Top 10 Antivirus Software July 2013 list


1. BitDefender

2. Kaspersky

3. F-Secure

4. Trend Micro

5. McAfee

6. eScan

7. Emsisoft

8. Qihoo-360

9. Fortinet

10. Avast


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Update Windows Drivers For Free With IObit Driver Booster Beta



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Drivers are important for every computer. Without them, hardware and software wouldn’t be able to communicate, leaving a system inoperable. Updates to drivers can dramatically improve the stability, speed and features of a computer without any changes to the hardware inside. Yet, for whatever reason, driver updates remain difficult to locate for most devices. Most users don’t update unless something has gone wrong. Driver Booster, from IObit, promises an easier solution by acting as an all-in-one command center. All of your drivers are listed in the app’s interface, making them easy to update; or that’s the idea, at least. Let’s...


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Google Play Easter Egg: Dancing Robot



Here's a nice Easter Egg from the old Google Play interface. You can still find it in Google Cache: scroll to the bottom of the page, click the colorful bar next to the footer and you'll see the Android mascot. Click the robot and it will start dancing.



I uploaded a video that shows this Easter Egg:






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YouTube's Geek Week Easter Egg



YouTube has a new Easter Egg: search for [/ geekweek] and the interface changes to look more like a command-line Linux app.






What's Geek Week? "On August 4-10 we'll celebrate this content with a special programming event: our first-ever YouTube Geek Week at YouTube.com/GeekWeek," informs YouTube. "Produced in conjunction with geek powerhouse Nerdist in the U.S. and Channel Flip in the U.K., Geek Week will showcase more than 100 channels that fans love, unveiling new videos, series premieres and creative collaborations, as well as highlighting some of the best geek videos and shows already on YouTube." Sci-fi, fantasy, animation, superheroes, supernatural, video games - an entire week for geeks. "For our 3l33t geeks out there, keep your eyes out for Easter eggs all week, and you'll also be able to collect badges from the eggs and select #geekweek videos when logged in and visiting YouTube.com/GeekWeek."









{ via TechRadar. Thanks, Mati. }

How To Uninstall Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) In Windows 7



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A couple of hours back, Microsoft made available for download the Developer Preview version of its upcoming Internet Explorer 11 to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Internet Explorer 11, which was previously available only for Windows 8.1 users, offers new features and improvements. Internet Explorer 11 not only offers performance improvements but also [...]

Sort, Shuffle, And Organize Your Plain Text Lists With These 3 Web Tools



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I’ve used my fair share of lists to keep myself productive. In fact, when it comes to organization and motivation, there are plenty of apps designed to make you more productive, and that’s what lists are ultimately meant to do, right? I’m not just talking about to-do lists either. My beloved Catch Notes and Any.DO both have to-do list functionality, and I love them for it, but sometimes apps just get in the way. Sometimes, plain text is the way to go. I use plain text lists for pretty much everything. For example, I keep track of potential character names...


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Iron Reader May Be The Simple, No-frills Google Reader Alternative You Were Looking For



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Ever since Google Reader died, we’ve all been scrambling to find replacements. In fact, since Google’s original announcement of Google Reader’s death, I’ve heard more about Google Reader than ever before, making me suspect Google’s motives in the matter. Regardless of those, we’ve all been going back and forth between different readers, with the majority of users currently focused on Feedly. Many other alternatives have been popping up, however, including a brand new reader by AOL, the use of Twitter lists to follow the news, and many other interesting Google Reader alternatives worth checking out. But the search, as it...


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What’s Wrong With Security In Online Gaming?



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Without looking at statistics, doesn’t it feel as if the world of online gaming is as strong as it’s ever been? The mobile gaming scene has exploded, and it seems like hundreds of new games for the iOS and Android platforms are being rolled out every week. Nonetheless, the force is still strong with PC! We’re getting to a point where gaming is a business for both developers and the players themselves. People make money by streaming themselves playing games. Players can now “go pro” in the most popular games and literally sign contracts that will qualify them for a...


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Google Cast: Cloud AirPlay



AirPlay is one of the greatest iOS features. It lets you wirelessly stream music, videos, send photos and even mirror your device's display on your TV. It's simple to use, it's supported by many apps and devices, but the most important thing is that it just works. Sure, you'll need to buy an Apple TV or an Airport Express and AirPlay is mostly limited to Apple devices and accessories that license AirPlay from Apple. AirPlay works because it's a native feature, has a consistent interface and it's very easy to understand.



Android OEMs tried to solve the problem of sending content to a TV by adding HDMI ports, supporting MHL and adding software for DLNA. It's obvious that people don't like cables and a mobile device shouldn't be restricted by a cable. DLNA has a lot of compatibility issues and doesn't work well for streaming online content. Last year, HTC and Samsung added an AirPlay-like feature to their flagship phones and started to sell companion devices. The issue was that the features were limited to a few apps. This should've been an Android feature, not two different APIs limited to a few HTC and Samsung devices.



Google started to address this issue when it added support for watching YouTube videos on a TV using the mobile YouTube apps. Pair your mobile phone with your TV and you can easily send the video you're currently watching to the TV. You can also your phone as a remote control and pause the video, change the volume or switch to a different video.



YouTube's "send to TV" is the backbone of Google Cast, a feature that can finally compete with AirPlay. Developers can use "the Google Cast SDK to enable mobile and web apps to cast content to the TV". Google Cast is not limited to Android, it works on Google's favorite platforms: Android, iOS and Chrome. There are already a few apps that support Google Cast: YouTube, Google Play Music, Google Play Movies & TV, Netflix. To use this feature, you need to buy Chromecast, a very cheap device that connects to your TV's HDMI port and runs a simplified version of Chrome OS. It only costs $35 and it's a lot smaller than an Apple TV. You can buy it from Google Play, Amazon and Best Buy, but only if you're in the US.






Google Cast is only the cloud version of AirPlay: it only works with content that's stored online, so you can't send a song that's stored on your tablet or a video you've just recorded. Just like for AirPlay, the mobile device controls what's playing on your TV, but the content is streamed directly to the Chromecast. There are a few differences: Google Cast works on Android, iOS and Chrome and the Chromecast functionality will be integrated in other devices, including Google TV devices. Another difference is that any mobile device from the same network can control an existing Google Cast stream, so you can have multiple remotes.



Here's the Google Cast icon: it's not displayed when there's no device available.






"While content is playing on TV, a user can multitask on their device. For example, a user can search for a video on their phone's YouTube application and then send it to their TV via a Google Cast device. They are able to play, pause, seek, and control volume using their phone and still be able to check their email while the content keeps playing on the TV," according to the developer documentation.



There's also support for mirroring. "In addition to apps like Netflix, you can use Chromecast to bring a broad range of content available on the web to your big screen, thanks to a new feature in the Chrome browser that allows you to project any browser tab to your TV. From sharing your family photos to enjoying a video clip from your favorite news site, it's as simple as pressing a button. This feature is launching in beta, but we're excited for people to try it out and give us their feedback," explains Google.



Here's a video that shows this feature in action:





Google Street View Lets You Explore The Eiffel Tower [Updates]



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In its never-ending quest to add more locations around the world that you can explore using Google Street View, on Tuesday Google added a new collection of imagery from the very top of the Eiffel Tower. Now, anyone that places the Street View icon over the Eiffel Tower in Google Maps will find themselves standing on the top of the tower, with a stunning 360-degree view of the city. Virtual visitors can also look up at the tower, taking in the historic architecture of the monument itself. The addition of the Paris monument imagery to Google Street View is only...


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Test Mozilla’s FirefoxOS on Your Windows, Mac or Linux Computer



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Install Earth’s latest smartphone OS on your desktop computer – if you’re a Firefox user it’s just a couple of clicks away. Curious about FirefoxOS, which is for sale now? That makes sense: this open source, royalty-free operating system is bound to pop up on phones all over the planet eventually, but odds are a phone running it is not yet available in your country right now. Don’t worry: you can still give it a spin on your computer – all you need is a single Firefox extension. With it you can run a virtual version of FirefoxOS, and find...


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Android 4.3: Jelly Bean Improvements



After a long wait, Google finally released Android 4.3 yesterday. It's a minor update that has more new APIs and improvements for the existing features than exciting new features.



The third and final Jelly Bean installment brings support for virtual surround sound, OpenGL ES 3.0, wireless display, Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low-Energy), Bluetooth AVRCP 1.3 (displays song metadata), restricted profiles, WiFi location detection even when WiFi is disabled. There's also a new tab for disabled apps in the settings and the phone app suggests numbers and names when you enable "Dial pad autocomplete".



"Restricted profiles enable parental controls, so certain family members are prevented from accessing mature content. Likewise, retail stores can use tablets to show off product information, and shops can use tablets as point of sale systems," explains Google. Restricted profiles let you limit access to apps and content.






Many Android devices already support Bluetooth 4.0, but now there's native Android support. Bluetooth 4.0 is great for low-power devices. "Android-powered Bluetooth Smart Ready devices running the latest OS will be compatible with virtually any Bluetooth enabled product — from the keyboards or headphones they already own, to the latest generation of power-efficient Bluetooth Smart appcessories (accessories + companion apps) like Fitbit or the Pebble watch," informs Bluetooth.com. More smart accessories will be able to connect to Android devices, Google Glass will have a better battery life when it will be released, smart watches will have to be recharged less often and there's a long list of medical and fitness devices that become smarter: thermometers, heart rate monitors, blood pressure monitors, pedometers, weight scales and more.



OpenGL ES 3.0 is the latest version of the popular 3D graphics API that enhances the rendering pipeline to accelerate more advanced visual effects, has better support for textures and texture compression. The specs were published last year and Qualcomm's latest Adreno GPUs already support it. You can find them in devices like HTC One, Galaxy S4, Nexus 4 and the latest Nexus 7. ARM's Mali T604 also supports it and you can find it in Nexus 10. The native OpenGL ES 3.0 will mean that you'll be able to play the latest games and see all the enhancements.



The first device that ships with Android 4.3 is the new Nexus 7. All the Nexus devices that were updated to Android 4.2 will be updated to Android 4.3: Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, the original Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. You'll probably wait for the OTA updates, but Google also provides the firmware here. Galaxy Nexus is the first Nexus device that gets 3 significant Android updates.

25 July 2013

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: A Rock Solid Desktop Distribution For Companies



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Not too long ago, I covered CentOS, a free operating system that is rebuilt from packages of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, or “RHEL”. This results in a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux that costs you absolutely nothing as you don’t have to pay Red Hat’s prices for their support services for the product. While CentOS may be a nice way to get enterprise-quality software on your systems without spending a dime, it may still be worth a look at the real deal. So what features does Red Hat Enterprise Linux (which costs $299 per year) include that make it...


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Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview Released For Windows 7



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A month ago in the BUILD conference held in San Francisco, Microsoft had confirmed that Internet Explorer 11 would be made available for Windows 7 soon. As promised, Microsoft today released the first Developer Preview version of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 and is now available for download. As you probably know, the recently [...]

The Best Feature of Google Chrome You Aren’t Using



This video tutorial introduces you to Chrome Dev Tools, one the best feature of Chrome that even non-developers can use and benefit from.



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Find Auto Awesome Animated GIFs



Google+ has a feature called Auto Awesome, which automatically creates new photos that use the photos you've uploaded. For example, when you upload similar images at different exposures, Google+ will add an image that simulates HDR. When you upload a series of photos in succession, Google+ will create an animated image. "If you've taken a series of photos with overlapping landscape views, Auto Awesome will stitch these photos together into a panoramic image."



Unfortunately, it's not always easy to find these images. Here's a way to find the animated images created by Google: go to Google+ Photos and search for [motion]. This works because all the animated GIFs created by Google+ include "motion" in the filename. You may also find other images that include "motion" in the filename or caption, but they weren't created by Google+. The nice thing is that Google's thumbnails are also animated GIFs, so it's easy to spot Auto Awesome images.



If you can't find Auto Awesome animated GIFs, click "From your circles" below the search box and you'll certainly find some GIFs if you follow the right people.



This post should have an included an animated screenshot, but I decided to add a YouTube video:






To find Auto Awesome images shared by other Google+ users, you can search for #autoawesome in Google+ and restrict the results to photos. There's also a community for Auto Awesome images.



{ via Jeremy Milo }

Google+ Photos App: Not Just For Chromebooks



Remember the Google+ Photos app for Chromebooks? It was originally launched as a Chromebook Pixel exclusive, but it worked well on my Samsung Series 5 Chromebook.



The app is available in the Chrome Web Store. If you switch to French (or any language other than English), the app's description changes and it reveals something interesting:



Google+ Photos will currently instantly upload all .jpg files from the default pictures folder on your computer every time it is run. These directories include:



Windows XP: C:\Users\yourname\Pictures

Windows 7: C:\My Documents\yourname\My Pictures

Linux: /home/yourname/Pictures

Mac: /Users/yourname/Pictures






This means that the app will also work in Windows, Linux and Mac OS, not just in Chrome OS. Right now, when you install the app in Chrome for Windows, you get this error message:






{ Thanks, Jonathan. }

How To Pin Apps To Start Screen In Windows 8.1



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At first glance, the Start screen in Windows 8.1 looks pretty much similar to the one in Windows 8 but once you begin using Windows 8.1, you’ll discover that the Start screen has new tile sizes, includes new Apps view, lets you uninstall multiple apps at once and allows you simultaneously uninstall apps from multiple [...]

Shop From Your Desktop On eBay Now As It Rides Into More U.S. Cities [Updates]



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eBay is shifting gears with an initiative to cover more of the U.S. with its same day delivery service, eBay Now. Along with its expansion to new cities, eBay itself is expanding to new platforms from its hitherto web-based and mobile presence. eBay now allows you to place orders right from your desktop or laptop with a launch of the PC version of eBay Now. Desktop users can now shop for products from stores like Macy’s, Home Depot and Target right from the desktop and place orders to have them delivered at their doorsteps within the hour. eBay Now covers...


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How To Diagnose And Fix A Dead Hard Drive To Recover Data



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Several years ago, I experienced a hard drive failure. I was at work when my laptop suddenly started to act particularly strange. First, I thought it was because I had too many windows open and the RAM was full, but when the problems persisted after a reboot, I knew it was more than that. I immediately started to back up recent files. About half an hour later, the hard drive failed audibly and the laptop wouldn’t boot anymore. Thank God I had backups! Except that I didn’t have backups of everything. Just weeks earlier my backup drive had reached capacity....


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Finally Get Two Functional Desktops With Actual Multiple Monitors



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Having two monitors is one of those things that the first time you try it, you’ll never go back. There are lots of benefits to having two monitors to work with, but those benefits multiply even further when you use software like Actual Multiple Monitors. A while back, I went through the process of extending your laptop with two external monitors, which is fantastic. However, while two monitors give you double the workspace and boost productivity, utilizing two monitors has never been perfect. Sometimes the background or screensaver just doesn’t quite work right – for example, it’ll work on the...


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Everything You Need To Know About Passwords



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Passwords are important and most people don’t know enough about them. How do you choose a strong password, use a unique password everywhere, and remember them all? How do you secure your accounts so you’re safe even if someone discovers your password? How do you protect your files and operating system — and what if you ever lose a password? We’ve covered all this and more over the years. Be sure to read our password management guide for an in-depth overview to everything from choosing strong passwords to picking a password management technique and setting up two-factor authentication. How to...


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Everything You Need To Know About Passwords



password

Passwords are important and most people don’t know enough about them. How do you choose a strong password, use a unique password everywhere, and remember them all? How do you secure your accounts so you’re safe even if someone discovers your password? How do you protect your files and operating system — and what if you ever lose a password? We’ve covered all this and more over the years. Be sure to read our password management guide for an in-depth overview to everything from choosing strong passwords to picking a password management technique and setting up two-factor authentication. How to...


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24 July 2013

8 Child-Safe Websites Where Kids Can Catch All The Recent News



8 Child-Safe Websites Where Kids Can Catch All The Recent News

I probably picked up my first newspaper at the age of seven or eight and haven’t stopped since. It started with reading the comic strips first and then the sports page and that too hasn’t stopped since. Of course, I did catch all the happenings between pages one and last too. Sadly, what also hasn’t changed is the cliché – there’s no news like bad news. I don’t think a diet of bad news is quite right for children before they hit the right age. Agreed, you cannot keep the bad winds away but just like using parental controls to...


8 Child-Safe Websites Where Kids Can Catch All The Recent News

I probably picked up my first newspaper at the age of seven or eight and haven’t stopped since. It started with reading the comic strips first and then the sports page and that too hasn’t stopped since. Of course, I did catch all the happenings between pages one and last too. Sadly, what also hasn’t changed is the cliché – there’s no news like bad news. I don’t think a diet of bad news is quite right for children before they hit the right age. Agreed, you cannot keep the bad winds away but just like using parental controls to...


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Technophilia 73 Live From MakeUseOf



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This week: we’re talking with Joe and Ethan from Poppy3D, a Viewmaster-like device for the iPhone that turns your phone into a 3D camera. Check out their Kickstarter campaign to learn more about their device. Also, the British government plans to block some of James’ favorite online content. Hear him rant, only to point out America is somehow worse because reasons. Biz Stone thinks people would pay to use Facebook, which makes sense because of all those people he persuaded to pay for Twitter. And Netflix, coming off a great quarter when it comes to online streaming, says it’s not...


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This week: we’re talking with Joe and Ethan from Poppy3D, a Viewmaster-like device for the iPhone that turns your phone into a 3D camera. Check out their Kickstarter campaign to learn more about their device. Also, the British government plans to block some of James’ favorite online content. Hear him rant, only to point out America is somehow worse because reasons. Biz Stone thinks people would pay to use Facebook, which makes sense because of all those people he persuaded to pay for Twitter. And Netflix, coming off a great quarter when it comes to online streaming, says it’s not...


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How To Check If Your PC Supports UEFI/EFI



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Computer users who have ever installed or reinstalled Windows operating system probably aware of the term BIOS as most of the time we need to change the BIOS settings to enable boot from CD/DVD/USB. As you probably know, PC makers have been replacing the outdated BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) with the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware [...]

Create A Private Company Social Network With Bitrix24 [HTC One Giveaway]



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As technology continues to advance at such a rapid pace, the methods of business management and communication advance alongside it. More people are telecommuting from home now than ever before and the nature of the business entity is being tested. The traditional office environment doesn’t work well when most, or all, employees are at home. So what do you use then? The answer is Bitrix24. Bitrix24 is a cloud-based network service that allows you to collaborate over the Internet with others within your company. You can think of it as a social network that focuses less on wall posts and...


bitrix2

As technology continues to advance at such a rapid pace, the methods of business management and communication advance alongside it. More people are telecommuting from home now than ever before and the nature of the business entity is being tested. The traditional office environment doesn’t work well when most, or all, employees are at home. So what do you use then? The answer is Bitrix24. Bitrix24 is a cloud-based network service that allows you to collaborate over the Internet with others within your company. You can think of it as a social network that focuses less on wall posts and...


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Vlogbrothers Launch Subbable, The NPR-Pledges-Meets-Kickstarter Funding Platform [Updates]



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Love online video, but worry advertising isn’t enough to fund quality content? Two of the biggest names in online educational video agree. Hank and John Green – the sibling pair behind Vlogbrothers, The Crash Course, SciShow and numerous other YouTube channels – this week launched Subbable, a subscription service for content creators. The site hopes to fund content with enthusiastic, but not necessarily large, followings. “Advertisers just want the most views, not the most engaged views,” says the Subbable About page. “We fear this might turn the Internet into the Great Distractor, a place where huge wells of content exist...


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Love online video, but worry advertising isn’t enough to fund quality content? Two of the biggest names in online educational video agree. Hank and John Green – the sibling pair behind Vlogbrothers, The Crash Course, SciShow and numerous other YouTube channels – this week launched Subbable, a subscription service for content creators. The site hopes to fund content with enthusiastic, but not necessarily large, followings. “Advertisers just want the most views, not the most engaged views,” says the Subbable About page. “We fear this might turn the Internet into the Great Distractor, a place where huge wells of content exist...


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Download Service Pack 2 Final For Microsoft Office 2010



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Two years after releasing the first Service Pack for Office 2010, Microsoft today released the final version of Service Pack 2 for Office 2010 and is now available for download. As you probably know, the software giant had released the beta version of Office SP2 in the first week of April. According to the Office [...]

Do You Watch What You Say Online? [You Told Us]




The Internet is still considered to be something akin to The Wild West, a lawless, still-emerging set of disparate communities all vying for attention. But this isn't actually the case, and it hasn't been for many years. Contrary to popular belief many of the laws and rules which apply in the real world also apply online.

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Can We Contribute To Space Exploration? These 7 Online Tools Say We Can



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What about the man on the sidewalk? The high-schooler in the science class? The mother who once dreamt of suiting up for a space flight? Will there dreams remain so, or can they contribute to space exploration in some little ways? Thanks to the interconnectedness of the Web, they can. Let's take a look at seven online (and free) ways a citizen of Earth can contribute to understanding space.

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23 July 2013

Stealing Passwords With An Android App Is Easy: Learn How To Protect Yourself



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You read that headline right: If you and I were on the same WiFi network, I could probably log in to some of your sensitive accounts — and I'm not even a hacker. This is thanks to an app for rooted Android devices called dSploit. It may sound pretty malicious then, but its intentions are surprisingly good. If you understand how other people could hack your information, you can learn to protect yourself. Do not use any of the information in this article to steal other people's information.

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How To Copy Data From A Laptop



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Laptops have a particularly short lifetime. While it is possible to upgrade laptop hardware, one day the time will come when that is just not possible or worth it any more. This is when you will want to copy your data from your old laptop to a new device. How you can do this essentially depends on how much data there is to back up and whether or not the old laptop is still booting.

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