22 February 2014

The New Google Maps Finally Comes Out Of Beta



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Back in May 2013, Google unveiled a new and improved beta version of Google Maps. It was nice and shiny, and had many new features. Now finally the doors are being swung wide open, and everyone will be able to get the new Google Maps on their desktops in “the coming weeks”. So apart from the spruced up user interface, what else can you expect to see in the new Google Maps? One often talked about feature is where you can type in what you are looking for, and the map will show you where in your neighbourhood, you can...


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The New Google Maps Replaces the Classic Interface



Last year, Google released a completely new Google Maps interface for desktop, but made it opt-in. Since then, the Google Maps team fixed bugs, improved performance and added some of the missing features (Pegman, My Location, short URLs, multi-point directions). The next step is obvious: the new Google Maps will become the default version.



"Over the coming weeks, the new Google Maps will make its way onto desktops around the world. Many of you have been previewing it since its debut last May, and thanks to your helpful feedback we're ready to make the new Maps even more widely available," informs Google.



The new Google Maps promised to bring an immersive experience, a personalized map that shows what's relevant and helps you make smarter decisions using recommendations from your Google+ circles. It's a simplified interface that's closer to the mobile UI. Google removed some of the features from the classic interface and focused on the basics: a map you're encouraged to explore, unified directions that show the best options, instant search, permalinks, panoramic images, Google Earth and Street View without plugins.






Classic Google Maps is still available: you can switch by clicking the "?" icon at the bottom of the page and selecting "Return to classic Google Maps". You'll see this message: "You have switched back to classic Google Maps for this session. Remember this choice for next time?". Click "Yes" to always go to the old interface when visiting Google Maps.





YouTube Has a New Interface



After many months of experiments, YouTube's new interface is finally available to everyone. The layout is center aligned, the header is sticky, the guide sidebar is now a "hamburger"-style menu that includes your playlists, subscriptions and more.



"YouTube now has a center-aligned look, fitting neatly on any screen size, and feeling similar to the mobile apps you're spending almost half your YouTube time with. You can quickly flip between what's recommended and popular in 'What to Watch' like Postmodern Jukebox's Timber, and the latest from your subscribed channels like iamOTHER in 'My Subscriptions,' with both options now front and center. Click the guide icon to the right of the YouTube logo at any time to see your playlists, subscriptions and more."














10 Surprisingly Simple Time Hacks For Reading More Every Day



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It will take you exactly 7 minutes to go through this. If you are on this page, you have that time to do some reading. If you are going to skip and skim through, you don’t. But it’s still better than not reading at all. Welcome to the age of toting an overload of information while running uphill against the clock. It does feel like that every day – there is just too much to read, and so little time. Even children are struggling with it; they have distractions of their own, while we adults have ours to bear. Their...


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21 February 2014

How Collaborative Writing Tools Make Your Life Easier



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If you ever had to co-produce written work, you will know on how many levels this can be difficult. Waiting for your writing partner(s) or fixing conflicting versions of a document should be the least of your worries. After all, the Internet makes collaborative writing a breeze. After writing a 100 page thesis in a team of three, using Google Drive, I knew this was true. Yet, I just recently failed to push Google Drive for completing a less than 10 page document in a team of five. We ended up sending Word documents back and forth, which nearly drove...


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Get Ready For Zero Debt With ReadyForZero



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Here’s a proposal. I’d like to give you a 20 dollar bill, and in return you will agree to give me back a 100 dollar bill. Seem fair? Well, if you have a credit card you’ve been doing this all along, and I’m going to show you how to stop. Credit cards can be a powerful money management tool. It can allow you to leverage your finances to accomplish things that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to do without waiting for the funds in your savings account. On the flip side, credit cards can also become a major evil that...


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Wassup With WhatsApp, Project Tango, Satya Speaks, Xbox Remote [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, everybody is still talking about Facebook buying WhatsApp, Google launches Project Tango, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks, Microsoft takes the wraps off the Xbox One Media Remote, Steve Jobs is getting his own postage stamp, and Wikipedia could become a real set of encyclopedias. Facebook Buys WhatsApp: The Aftermath FWIW as soon as the Facebook deal was announced, I uninstalled WhatsApp from my phone. #ProbablyTooLate — Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) February 21, 2014 The Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp was such a massive deal (both figuratively and financially) that it’s still dominating the news. It’s almost...


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20 February 2014

5 Inspiring Social Media TED Talks You Should Watch



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There’s nothing like a good TED Talk to brighten your day and make you think. Whether you’re itching to be more creative, struggling to find motivation, or wanting to strengthen your social relationships, there’s a TED Talk for that. There are also several amazing TED Talks about social media. Social media has taken over the Internet. Never before has the world been so globally connected, yet the phenomenon is still relatively recent and there are many out there who are actively trying to decipher the power of social media. Some of them have even given TED Talks on the matter....


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Not Just SEO: 4 Creative Ways To Use Keywords As A Secret Weapon



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If you put an extremely handsome man in a room with three beautiful women, and you put an average-looking guy in a room with five-hundred beautiful women, which man do you think has better odds for getting a date? How about more than one date? The truth is — larger the group, better are the odds. Likewise, the content you focus on with your website or blog — the “keywords” — can also increase your odds of attracting more traffic if more people search with those terms. Google has done a tremendous job scaring the bejesus out of website owners....


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Facebook WhatsApp, SkyDrive OneDrive, Yahoo Siri, Apple Tesla [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, Facebook splashes the cash buying WhatsApp, the FCC responds to the loss of ‘net neutrality’, SkyDrive becomes OneDrive, Yahoo wants its own Siri, Apple is interested in Tesla, and Samsung mocks Apple in its latest set of television commercials. Facebook Buys WhatsApp For $19 Billion WhatsApp was bought for 26 Instagrams, 17 Tumblrs, 11.5 YouTubes, just over 2 Skypes or just under 10% of Facebook’s total market cap — David Greenway (@davegreenway) February 20, 2014 Facebook has acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion; $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in Facebook shares, and $3 billion in...


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Quickly Enable Google SafeSearch



If you want to temporarily turn on Google's SafeSearch, you can do that without opening the settings page. Just click the gear icon and select "turn on SafeSearch". When SafeSearch is enabled, you'll see a message next to gear button: "SafeSearch on". To disable it, click the same button and select "turn off SafeSearch".






If you're logged in, search settings are saved to your account and used for all devices. You can also go to the settings page and enable "Filter explicit results"




Enable Data Compression Proxy in Chrome for Desktop



Chrome's data compression proxy is only available for Android and iOS, but Jerzy GÅ‚owacki figured out a way to bring this feature to the desktop. Just install this extension and it enables the proxy. You can check the savings by visiting chrome://net-internals/#bandwidth and disable it by clicking the button from the toolbar.






"The extension sends all HTTP (but not HTTPS) traffic through Chrome Data Compression Proxy server, which uses SPDY protocol to speed up web browsing. Enabled state is indicated by a green icon. You can manually disable the proxy by clicking on the icon."



I've checked the code and it looks OK. It's also available here. Please note that this extension is not developed by Google.



{ Thanks, Jerzy. }

Search by Size in Gmail



Now you no longer need to remember search operators to filter Gmail results by size. Gmail's advanced search added a new option that lets you restrict results to messages larger or smaller than the specified size. Just click the arrow from the search box, pick "greater than" or "less than", enter the size, choose from "MB", "KB" or "Bytes" and click the search button. You can also add other filters.



"Ever wanted to find that wedding video your uncle shared as an attachment, or see which messages take up the most space in your mailbox? You can now search your emails by size in advanced search without having to memorize search operators like size: and larger:," informs Google.





Banners Begone: How Readers Supported These Three Websites




The traditional print media has seen their influence and readership recede recently. The Guardian, often regarded to be the conscience of Liberal Britain and one of the more quality newspapers in the United Kingdom, has seen its circulation dwindle from 400,000 in 2000 to just over 200,000 in 2012. Things aren’t much better at the other end of the political spectrum, with conservative daily The Telegraph having shed half its readership in the same time period. The switch from the expensive printing presses of yesteryear to the Internet hasn’t been the saving grace for the traditional news media had hoped...


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Banners Begone: How Readers Supported These Three Websites




The traditional print media has seen their influence and readership recede recently. The Guardian, often regarded to be the conscience of Liberal Britain and one of the more quality newspapers in the United Kingdom, has seen its circulation dwindle from 400,000 in 2000 to just over 200,000 in 2012. Things aren’t much better at the other end of the political spectrum, with conservative daily The Telegraph having shed half its readership in the same time period. The switch from the expensive printing presses of yesteryear to the Internet hasn’t been the saving grace for the traditional news media had hoped...


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How to Get 100 GB of Free Storage on Microsoft OneDrive



Microsoft SkyDrive is now called OneDrive. The service is similar to Dropbox or Google Drive except that Microsoft is giving away Gigabytes of free storage space, 100 GB to be precise, to both new and existing users.


To reclaim your free space on SkyDrive OneDrive, all you have to do is visit the onedrive.com website and sign-in with your Microsoft (or Live) account. If you have happen to be among the first 100,000 users to try the new OneDrive service, the bonus space will be credited to your account.


The extra space is valid for a period of one year.


OneDrive offers apps for Windows Phone, iPhone and Android device and if you happen to turn on the camera upload function on these device, another 3 GB will be added to your account. Then there’s the Dropbox like referral model earning you .5 GB for every referral up to 5 GB.


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Read more about the OneDrive launch on the official blog.




This story, How to Get 100 GB of Free Storage on Microsoft OneDrive, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 19/02/2014 under Skydrive, Internet

5 Powerpoint Tips to Improve Your Presentation Skills Overnight



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You step up to the podium. Your palms are sweaty, your heart is racing, and just as you’re about to open your mouth and speak, your mind goes blank. If this is one of your worst nightmares, I might be able to help you out. Creating a Powerpoint presentation, or slides using any similar presentation software for that matter, is almost too simple. People are able to throw together some of the most atrocious, ugly, and utterly boring presentations on the planet. And people let them. And they infect the boardrooms and meeting rooms of every industry with their yawn-inspiring...


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19 February 2014

10 Incredibly Simple Ways To Share Stuff On The Web While Saving Time



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Sharing should be simple, right? Sharing perhaps comes a close second to searching when it comes to our everyday online wanderings. What could be better than to take our hunt for free seconds to some “time shaving” online services that make sharing a quicker job than it is. After all, when you get rid of the fluff, there is something to be said about simplicity. We don’t notice it till it proves its usefulness. We don’t notice it till it starts making a difference to our everyday tasks. Simplicity is there all around us, and that does not exclude the...


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Microsoft And DocuSign Join Hands To Bring Digital Signatures To Office 365



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The eSignature service DocuSign has inked a partnership with Microsoft that should allow Office 365 users to stamp their documents with eSignatures within the Office platform. The eSignature app will be integrated with Outlook, Word, SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2013. The feature will enhance the workflow for Office 365 users. They can verify and confirm documents without leaving the Office suite, and without any errors. The eSignature app will be available in the Office Store from next month. Office 365 users can use the app free for sending five documents. After that, they need to pay. The size of...


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Encourage Social Sharing On Your WordPress Blog With Digg Digg



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Any blogger worth their salt will know that the key to blogging success is to write content recognized by the search engines as top quality – not mindless drivel. But that is only half the battle. The other half is encouraging your visitors to share your content with others on social media. Say what you want about Facebook and Twitter, but posts shared to those sites have the potential to drive a huge number of people to your site. But web visitors are mostly a lazy bunch of slobs. They read the post, maybe comment, and then move on. The...


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Find the Most Optimized Ad Sizes for your Website



Go long. Go wide. Go big. Google recommends that AdSense publishers switch to wider ad formats as more Adwords advertisers target these ad sizes, more competition among advertisers leads to higher eCPMs thus translating into increased earnings for the website owner.


The statistics suggest that the best performing banner sizes are the 336×280 Large Rectangle and the 300×250 Medium Rectangle. In addition to standard IAB units, the AdSense program now supports custom-sized ads which may serve even bigger rectangular ads. Will they perform better than the standard ads?


There’s no one-size-fits-all solution and what is working on my site may or may not be the most optimized solution for some other website. As a publisher, you need to run A/B tests on your site for about a week and only then you can you reach a conclusion based on the CTRs and CPMs of individual AdSense ad units.


Google Ad Sizes - Performance Report


Split Testing isn’t a new concept for most AdSense publishers but with the introduction of asynchronous responsive ads, the older methods no longer work. AdSense does offer a new feature called Experiments but that’s primarily for finding the most effective color scheme for an ad unit and not the most optimized ad sizes.


How to Split (A/B) Test your AdSense Ads


Here’s how you can perform split testing for AdSense ads on your own site. I am using the rectangle format for this example but the approach is similar should you wish to run split testing against vertical or horizontal units.



<script type="text/javascript">

google_ad_client = "ca-pub-xxx";
google_variations = [
["slot-medium-rectangle", "display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px", "width:300px;"],
["slot-responsive", "display:block", "width:100%"],
["slot-large-rectangle", "display:inline-block;width:336px;height:280px", "width:336px;"]
];

google_style = Math.floor( Math.random() * 3 );
google_ad_format = ( google_style == 1 ) ? 'data-ad-format="rectangle"' : "";

document.write (
'<div class="googleadsrectangle" style="'
+ google_variations[google_style][2] + '"><ins class="adsbygoogle" '
+ google_ad_format + ' style="'
+ google_variations[google_style][1] + '" data-ad-client="'
+ google_ad_client + '" data-ad-slot="'
+ google_variations[google_style][0] + '"></ins></div>'
);

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

</script>

<script async src="http://ift.tt/1i25Abi;

Go to your AdSense dashboard and create 3 new ad units for Medium Rectangle, Large Rectangle and Responsive Ad. Make a note of the Slot IDs of these ad units and replace “slot-medium-rectangle”, “slot-responsive” & “slow-large-rectangle” with these values. Also, change ca-pub-xxx with your own AdSense publisher ID.


Place the code anywhere in your web template and let it run for about a week. The code will automatically serve roughly the same amount of ad impressions for each of the ad units.


After about a week, log into your AdSense dashboard, switch to Performance Reports -> Ad Units, select the 3 ad units that you have created and compare their CTRs and CPMs. The generated bar chart, like the one shown above, will help you make a more informed decision that is likely to increase your AdSense revenue.




This story, Find the Most Optimized Ad Sizes for your Website, was originally published at Digital Inspiration on 19/02/2014 under Google AdSense, Internet

Want To Keep A Watchful Eye On Your WordPress Install? Here’s How



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I have a confession to make. I’m really lazy. I have my own personal WordPress-based blog, but – despite being a hardened geek – I don’t self-host it. I can’t be bothered dealing with the hassle of constantly ensuring that my box hasn’t been popped by a malevolent Internet hacker. I don’t want to get bogged down with the tedium of ensuring that my VPS is patched to infinitum, and configured within an inch of its life to deter any enterprising miscreant. But, that’s me. What about you? Regardless of how you choose to manage your WordPress installation, I’d place...


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Facebook Is Here To Stay [We Ask You Results]



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Facebook haters should look away now. Mark Zuckerberg and co. aren’t disappearing anytime soon, at least according to the MakeUseOf readership. Having already prospered for 10 years (celebrating the occasion with those annoying ‘Look Back’ videos), Facebook looks set to be with us for some time yet. Oh joy. No End In Sight We asked you, How Long Will Facebook Survive? We had a fair number of responses, with people generally offering a prediction and arguing why they believe what they believe in terms of Facebook’s possible longevity. The majority of commenters cannot see Facebook disappearing anytime soon, but that...


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How To Write Foreign Character Accents Using Your Chromebook



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If you’re new to Chromebooks and you’re a bit of a world traveller or you regularly communicate in a language that uses accents, such as French or Spanish, you will need to know how to type them using your Chromebook. Add Keyboard Layouts It’s possible to switch between keyboard layouts on a Chromebook, and it’s quite easy. Go to Chrome Settings by clicking on the three horizontal bars in the Chrome toolbar or your user icon in the system tray in the bottom right of your screen, then choosing “Settings”. In the Device menu (or further down in the “Languages”...


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18 February 2014

Automatically Find Any Broken Links On Your WordPress Site



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One of the most frustrating things on the Internet is when you are reading an article and click on a link which claims to expand on the topic, only to find that it goes to some 404 page – or worse, to a website that no longer exists. If you are a website owner yourself, you might be wondering if there’s a way to detect such broken links. There is, with a WordPress plugin called Broken Link Checker, which is one of the best WordPress plugins in its category and far easier than the command line method. About The Plugin...


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4 Reasons Why Blogging Beginners Should Be In The WordPress Community



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Few open source projects have had the same impact on the Internet that WordPress has. For those with a story to tell, WordPress has made it trivially easy to share it with the world. Developers love it for the ease in which it can be customized and expanded with plugins. Web hosts love it because WordPress scales, and is free of charge. But what about absolute blogging beginners? Regardless of whether you’re approaching WordPress from the perspective of a novice developer looking to make a bit of extra cash, or someone getting into web publishing for the first time, WordPress...


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Google Logins, Harmonix Chroma, Spotify IPO, Pokemon Twitch [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, Google acquires SlickLogin, Dropbox gets unblocked in China, the creator of Rock Band makes a shooter, Spotify is rumored to be preparing an IPO, Back To The Future Power Laces may become real, Twitch Plays Pokemon is pure madness, and a reminder to return your VHS video rentals. Google Buys SlickLogin Google’s bought SlickLogin. It uses inaudible sounds instead of passwords, so maybe only your dog will know it. http://t.co/faTaXRChb0 — Matt Brian (@m4tt) February 16, 2014 Google has quietly acquired SlickLogin for an undisclosed sum of money. SlickLogin is an Israeli startup that uses...


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These Unofficial Fan-Made Films Are Surprisingly Good [Stuff to Watch]



Who better to breach copyright than someone who really knows, loves and respects the intellectual property in question? Nobody, that's who.

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How To Easily Enable Silverlight, And Watch Netflix, on Linux



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Netflix depends on Silverlight; Silverlight doesn’t play well with Linux. But Linux users have an easy-to-use workaround. Lots of progress has been made when it comes to watching Netflix on Linux, but now it’s even easier than ever thanks to something called Pipelight. Here’s what you need to do to get Pipelight working on your Linux machine. About Pipelight Pipelight is a project that aims to get Netflix (and other Silverlight applications) to work on your Linux machine, inside your favorite browser. It’s a lot easier to use than Netflix Desktop, a previous tool for the job that required you...


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13 Browser-Based Tools For Writers



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Portability and accessibility are important for writers. You never know when inspiration will hit, and when it does you don’t want to be caught off guard. Professional software suites can be nice but often times are overkill, localized, and more hassle than they’re worth. Browser-based writing tools are available no matter where you go. Whether you need help with organization, a way to kill distractions, or a clean slate on which to write your words, these tools will prove useful to all of you who write on a regular basis. Don’t miss out! Organizational Tools Organization is the key to...


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17 February 2014

VMware Virtualization Brings Windows Apps And Desktops To Chromebooks



chrome-windows

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a virtual desktop environment that enables you to access your preferred desktop applications on cloud-connected devices like Google’s Chromebook. Google comes together with VMware in move to bring you the best of both worlds – the low cost of ownership with a Chromebook, and the use of Windows desktop software. VMware is a virtualization company and one of their flagship products is VMware Horizon DaaS. The product description says, “VMware Horizon™ DaaS® Platform for Service Providers delivers Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service to any user, anywhere, on any device“. Google is...


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VMware Virtualization Brings Windows Apps And Desktops To Chromebooks



chrome-windows

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a virtual desktop environment that enables you to access your preferred desktop applications on cloud-connected devices like Google’s Chromebook. Google comes together with VMware in move to bring you the best of both worlds – the low cost of ownership with a Chromebook, and the use of Windows desktop software. VMware is a virtualization company and one of their flagship products is VMware Horizon DaaS. The product description says, “VMware Horizon™ DaaS® Platform for Service Providers delivers Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service to any user, anywhere, on any device“. Google is...


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Kickstarter Was Hacked: Change Your Password



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Kickstarter revealed this Saturday that they had suffered a data breach on Wednesday that compromised significant amounts of user data. They are stressing that credit card information was not stolen, except for two individuals, but they are still recommending that users change their passwords just to be safe. The leaked information includes usernames, email addresses, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and encrypted passwords. Since the passwords were encrypted, it would take a particularly malicious hacker to figure out your password, but the easier your password is, the more likely that the hackers would be able to crack it. That’s why there...


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#Cheap: 12 Ways To Use Social Media To Find Great Shopping Deals



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Save money without leaving your favorite social networks. Is that possible? We’ve shown you how to keep tabs on Amazon’s daily deals, but neglected to mention social networks. Which is too bad, because social networks have a number of advantages for this. You’re already looking at them regularly, they allow third parties to curate content and are easy to use. Know where to look and you can save some money. There are pages on Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook regularly linking to deals you might be missing out on – here a few worth checking out. 4 Subreddits For Finding Deals...


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Siri Truth, Flappy Ban, Titanfall Beta, Kickstarter Hack [Tech News Digest]



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Today in Tech News Digest, Apple is cleared of misrepresenting the capabilities of Siri, Google and Apple stop the Flappy Bird clones, the Titanfall beta is opened to all, Kickstarter gets hacked, Barack Obama isn’t tweeting, Ken Burns documentaries arrive on the iPad, and Sesame Street Fighter is revealed. Court Rules Siri Works As Advertised iPhone = Eye Phone = Illuminati Phone. And even ”Siri” spelled backwards is ”Iris” which means Eye. They’re Watching You. — Stewie Griffin (@tbhstew) February 15, 2014 Apple has had a lawsuit claiming it misrepresented the capabilities of Siri dismissed with prejudice. According to Apple...


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Signed Up for SSH-only Web Hosting? Don’t Worry – Easily Install Any Web Software



Innovation Trends in Data Center Technology Think Tank

So, you’ve chosen your domain name. You have a killer idea for a project. You’re fired up, and ready to unleash your latest and greatest creation upon the internet. After scouring the internet looking for the best web hosting, you’ve landed yourself a sweet deal on a VPS. There’s one problem though. You don’t know the first thing about operating Linux through its powerful command line. Well, worry no more. I’m about to drop the know-how of how to install two incredible web applications. One is blogging-platform extraordinaire WordPress, which powers a huge swathe of the internet, including this very...


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Signed Up for SSH-only Web Hosting? Don’t Worry – Easily Install Any Web Software



Innovation Trends in Data Center Technology Think Tank

So, you’ve chosen your domain name. You have a killer idea for a project. You’re fired up, and ready to unleash your latest and greatest creation upon the internet. After scouring the internet looking for the best web hosting, you’ve landed yourself a sweet deal on a VPS. There’s one problem though. You don’t know the first thing about operating Linux through its powerful command line. Well, worry no more. I’m about to drop the know-how of how to install two incredible web applications. One is blogging-platform extraordinaire WordPress, which powers a huge swathe of the internet, including this very...


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16 February 2014

Which Is The Desktop Best Browser? 2014 Edition [MakeUseOf Poll]



browser-poll

What do you think of Chromebooks? That’s the question we asked you last week, and we got a fair amount of answers. While your votes are not entirely straightforward, it seems there’s a clear trend when it comes to Chromebooks. There were 5 possible answers in this poll, and the votes divided almost equally among them. This is not something you see every day! Out of 622 votes in total, 5% tried Chromebooks and didn’t like them, 21% plan on getting a Chromebook as their next laptop, another 21% are not giving it a chance, 24% already own a Chromebook,...


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Which Is The Desktop Best Browser? 2014 Edition [MakeUseOf Poll]



browser-poll

What do you think of Chromebooks? That’s the question we asked you last week, and we got a fair amount of answers. While your votes are not entirely straightforward, it seems there’s a clear trend when it comes to Chromebooks. There were 5 possible answers in this poll, and the votes divided almost equally among them. This is not something you see every day! Out of 622 votes in total, 5% tried Chromebooks and didn’t like them, 21% plan on getting a Chromebook as their next laptop, another 21% are not giving it a chance, 24% already own a Chromebook,...


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