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Top 10 Good Tech Habits Everyone Should Have

Top 10 Good Tech Habits Everyone Should Have
Number 9 is a good one to keep in mind. There is a very popular store which I almost referred to as a retail outlet. I had to correct myself because I have known them to charge more than the Manufactured Suggested Retail Price, which should be the most that anyone should reasonably pay for any non-difficult-to-find item. They also have another shady practice. A friend of mine was on their mailing list for sales that they had in store when they had a NAS that was highly rated on a tech site. I guess my point is that for number 9, make sure you do your research and try to get as much evidence to support your claim that something costs what the ad said it costs. By the way, yes, I did intentionally not name the company because this is probably a good practice for any stores that you may purchase products from. Happy shopping! Related:  Computer and Personal Info SecurityTips & Tricks

Top 10 Things You Can Upgrade with a Little Electronics Hacking it is a skill to do a good solder joint, it comes with LOTS of practice. so most people who rarely do it will ever get good at it. Bingo. Of course, part of the issue is having a soldering iron at the right temp with a properly tinned tip. I don't expect to ever master tricky stuff like smts or even multilayer pcbs so I'm not much better then a newbie, anyway - and I totally suck at sweating pipe joints. Ah, well... SMT is actually a bit better than through-hole once you get the hang of it.

YouTube Video Not Available in Your Country? Watch Blocked Videos You could be staying in countries US, UK or India but still may not be able to watch all YouTube videos. This is because YouTube gives content owners an option to restrict videos to certain geographic regions. Learn how to watch blocked YouTube videos that are not available in your country. No, this is not about Internet censorship in countries like China or Pakistan where ISPs frequently block access to sites like YouTube following Government orders. You could be staying in a country like US, UK or India but may not be able to watch every video on YouTube – that’s because the content owners have allowed access to that video only from certain countries or geographic regions. If your computer’s IP address falls outside that geographic region, YouTube will display an error saying “This video is not available in your country” – this message has nothing to do with censorship, it’s the owner of the video clip who could be limiting access. YouTube Filters in Action

Everplaces Offers Location-Based App Builder To Businesses, Bloggers Last night Everplaces announced they're offering a new B2C app builder to business and bloggers who wish to create their own location-based app. The real value here is how easy it is to create your own app. Their app builder leverages the current Everplaces service for content building where you can take geo-tagged pictures, add then add descriptions and tags. Everplaces was founded to be like Evernote, but for saving places. They've also moved somewhat into a social travel angle (allowing you to see your friend's and pro's saved locations and pics in other cities), but I'm still using it for it's original intended purpose. “Mobile marketing is in big demand” says Tine Thygesen, CEO of Everplaces. Thygesen points out that these apps can create longer connection with customers, which can be difficult in the transaction-based travel industry. Bloggers and individuals can also make their own co-branded app for $249, which they can use to create apps like "A Food lover's guide to New York".

How to Watch Blocked Internet Videos « Broken Secrets September 27, 2010 at 5:00 am Chad Upton By Chad Upton | Editor The internet is a great place to catch TV shows and clips that you or your PVR missed. Unfortunately, a lot of websites only allow their video content to be viewed in their service area. That’s right, it’s expensive to stream video over the internet to thousands or hundreds of thousands of people in a reliable way. Secondly, they may not be allowed to broadcast outside of their broadcast area. There are also legal agreements with members of various guilds and unions that may prevent content from being distributed in certain areas or for a finite time after the original air date. Broadcasters can identify which country you’re in when you access their website. Although there may be legal and ethical issues with it, there are ways to circumvent some of the methods that are used, potentially allowing you to view content from outside their intended region of distribution. (the CW) (showtime)

Five Custom Searches You Should Enable In Your Browser Right Now Sure! So I made a js scriptlet that can be used to enhance any normal search url with a lot more wildcards and hosted it here Just like a normal search url you put the url at the front (replace the url variable with the new one you want) and put in wildcards for where you want dynamic text inserted. However, instead of just getting %s afterwards you get 7 now: %e = enterred text (except ending w, t, or c) %h = highlighted text on page %q = search string (equivalent to (%h %e).trim()) %d = domain of current page %u = full url of current page %t = title of current page %l = current location (format is '{curr lat} {curr long}') This allows you to make some pretty nifty search engines. www[dot]google[dot]com/maps? Map all things that match {typed or highlighted text} near me now www[dot]google[dot]com/maps? Give me directions from where I am now to {typed or highlighted text} www[dot]downforeveryoneorjustme[dot]com/%(q||d) Check if the site is down.

How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Windows PC Or buy a better laptop next time. Descent laptop usually have easy access to the fan. Best example, is the Dell Latitude E series. 1 screw, and the entire bottom plate can be slide out like a remove cover. And you have full internal access. But of course, what you suggested, is very good. Actually, I've always wondered about the action of blowing air over the fans: Does the fan motor generate electricity when the fan is forced to spin at high speed?

8 Convenient Tools For Creating Animated GIFs The Internet is full of visually compelling content that can quickly capture the attention of any web surfer. Next to memes and JPEGs, GIFs have been a popular image choice for sharing content across the web. No doubt, you’ve seen one before. An animated GIF image file is one in which several image frames are put together and are played in a loop. They’re constantly being shared on sites like Tumblr and Google Plus for fun and entertainment. Ever try making an animated GIF yourself? We put together a resource showcasing some of the most popular and convenient GIF tools out there. 1. A few things about GifMaker earn it the first spot on our list. 2. This popular tool can create a GIF image from different types of content. 3. Picasion is quick and straightforward. 4. GifSoup is perfect for generating quick GIFs with very little hassle. 5. This tool gives you a bit more flexibility for creating a customized GIF from YouTube. 6. 7. 8.

Delta Airlines iPad App Has a 'Glass Bottom Jet' Feature Delta Airlines' new iPad app has a cool feature that will help pass the time on long flights: A "glass bottom jet" setting that lets you see exactly where you're flying and how fast. The feature offers a view of the plane flying over the map, replete with the shadow that the aircraft is projecting. The map also calls out landmarks and messages from your social networks. In a press release explaining the app, Delta notes that Fly Delta for iPad is part of a $140 million technology investment in the company. Thumbnail image courtesy of Delta Airlines, YouTube

Top 10 Ways to Unblock Websites How to unblock websites? These days, Internet filtering and controlled access is the new trend. More business owners are implementing filters within their companies with the purpose of blocking websites. Their intention is understandable but, on the other side, people love freedom and sometimes they feel mistreated. However, here are some things you can do that will help you bypass filters and unblock websites. Advertisements How to Unblock Websites 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. WARNING: Now, that you have so many methods to choose from, it is up to you for the purpose you use them for. This guest post was written by Elisabeta Ghidiu, who is interested in online privacy and security solutions.

What Kind of Maintenance Do I Need to Do On My Linux PC? This is all excellent advice for someone. TheFu, you know your stuff! I like it :) (And this is bookmarked). However, I think it goes way further than this question is asking, mostly because it's more of a general guide for people who are cozy with Linux already. Updates: Your Ubuntu system will check for updates routinely and the update manager will pop up on its own. Backups: I would like to add Deja Dup here. You won't need to worry about system files unless you start editing them, naturally. You can install Deja Dup from the Software Centre, and you can configure it to run regular backups. Clean Up Temporary Files: You can also use Go › Search for Files in the file manager and enter ~ there. Removing software: If you're installing stuff through Software Centre or Synaptic, you can remove stuff from there as well. Defragment? There's some disagreement on whether defragmenting is really unnecessary. As the author mentions, Ubuntu automatically runs fsck every 20 times you start up.

Undelete for Google Calendar | Spanning Have you ever accidentally deleted an event, or several, from your calendar? Lost meetings, conference calls, customer reservations and appointments… you know how devastating that can be. Not just to your day, but to your business. Google says, “Once an event is deleted, its full details can’t be recovered.” Spanning says, “We beg to differ!” With Spanning’s Undelete for Google Calendar, you can restore Google Calendar events with details intact. Our Undelete tool is uniquely designed to fetch a list of all recently-deleted events and let you choose which ones to undelete: 1. Please complete the form using the Google Apps admin email address you will use to install the app. Click here to sign in to Spanning Undelete for Google Calendar

12 Useful Websites to Help You Search the Web by Johnny Webber 1. – Search the web anonymously. 2. – Search YouTube for unlisted videos. 3. – Search every tweet since 2006. 4. – A search engine that removed the one million most popular websites from its index. 5. – Search sounds. 6. – Search the web for the best online learning resources. 7. – Search the hottest deals from around the web. 8. – Search for streamable movies and television shows. 9. – Search Reddit comments. 10. – Search torrents. 11. – Find content you can share, use, and remix. 12. – Search and summarize Wikipedia articles.

Here’s how personal news mag Zite plans to replace Google Reader The Google Reader empire is about to explode into a million pieces — and every app under the sun is trying to scoop them up. One of these apps is custom news magazine Zite, which yesterday announced its plans to integrate Reader’s functionality in a major way. With the integration, Reader users can add their feeds directly to Zite, not only allowing them to read their feeds within the app, but also giving Zite’s impressive recommendation algorithms more data to work with. Reaction to the news was impressive. “Frankly, we’re shocked at how much people care. While the idea is promising, the implementation is rough so far: There’s no folder support, for example, and Zite doesn’t yet allow for ongoing syncing with Reader, which is a major omission. “It’s definitely a first version. “With Reader there’s an overwhelming volume of news. If you’re a Reader power user, that’s the kind of thing you’ve been groaning at all week. “Lets face it.

7 Chrome shortcuts you should start using right away Whether you've been using Google Chrome for years or you just switched from, say, Firefox or Internet Explorer, there are some shortcuts you should know. Many involve using the keyboard to navigate faster; others put you a mouse-click away from useful features. And no list would be complete without at least one extension -- in this case my favorite extension of all time. Ready to shift your Chrome into overdrive? 1. You know the routine: You've read through to the bottom of a Web page (or well into the bowels of Facebook), and now you want to go back to the top. Both moves take way too long. 2. Novice users often find themselves in the same pickle: unable to find the file they just downloaded. 3. Of the many ways to instantly bookmark a Web page, it's hard to beat the simplicity of this: Click the star at the far right of the address bar. 4. Everyone knows that when you want to close a tab, you click the little 'x.' Thank heaven for keyboard shortcuts! 5. Want to scroll back up again?

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