Google to Strike Back Against Spam

Google to Strike Back Against Spam

This is a guest post by Lior Levin. Google’s top spam fighter, Matt Cutts, recently posted a lengthy blog entry about the state of Google’s battle with spammers. In the post, Cutts said that, while spam in Google’s index was less than half what it was five years ago, that spam has increased in Google’s […]

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Quick Tips: How to Disable PDF Viewer in Google Chrome

Quick Tips: How to Disable PDF Viewer in Google Chrome

Google Chrome comes with an inbuilt PDF viewer that allows you to view PDF files right in the browser. Some people will love it and some don’t. If you belong to the latter camp and wish to turn off the PDF feature for good. Here’s how you can do it. Open your Google Chrome and […]

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6 Web-based To-do Lists To Help You Keep Focused

6 Web-based To-do Lists To Help You Keep Focused

There is always a calling for task or to-do list applications. Whether you are using a system like Getting Things Done (GTD) or making your honey-do list, there are lots of choices. All of them will do the basic function of listing the tasks you need to do. The first few on the list are […]

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Platform: A Drag-And-Drop Customizable WordPress Theme

Platform: A Drag-And-Drop Customizable WordPress Theme

According to the latest statistical data from Royal Pingdom, there are approximately 152 million blogs exist today. To put that number into context, there are more blogs out there than the whole Japanese citizen in the world. If you want to stand out among this kind of crowds, you need to work really hard – […]

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Minimalist Gmail Strips Your Gmail To Bare Minimum And More

Minimalist Gmail Strips Your Gmail To Bare Minimum And More

Love the functionality of Gmail, but hate the clutter? Wished you can customize the look and feel of your Gmail interface without having to dabble with the code? If yes, you got to try out Minimalist Gmail extension. Minimalist Gmail is a Google Chrome extension that gives you the power to strip your Gmail to […]

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Do You Feel Safe Storing Your Files/Information Online? [Poll]

Do You Feel Safe Storing Your Files/Information Online? [Poll]

The poll last week was “How Many Social Networks Are You Actively Involved?” and the results were out. A whopping 23% of you were not involved in any of the social networks. 34% of you, which is the majority, only actively involved in 1 social network while another bulk, with 27% were involved with 2 […]

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Easily Create Your Own Custom Short URL With Bit.ly Pro (No Web Host Required)

Easily Create Your Own Custom Short URL With Bit.ly Pro (No Web Host Required)

Creating your own short URL is one of the most popular thing today. While it won’t help you to gain tremendous traffic for your site, if you have a long domain name (for example, like MakeTechEasier.com), it is surely a good way to shorten your super long URL as well as provide a branding for […]

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A First Look At Diaspora – The Open Social Network

A First Look At Diaspora – The Open Social Network

Some people love Facebook, others hate it, and many have a little of both. It can be a great way to keep in contact with old friends and relatives, but it’s also a great way for third parties to harvest loads of free data that may not be used the way you want. Plenty of […]

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gleeBox Lets You Navigate The Web Using Your Keyboard

gleeBox Lets You Navigate The Web Using Your Keyboard

There is no doubts about the usefulness of a mouse. It allows you to move around the screen faster and click on links that are located at the far corner of the screen. However, if you are used to the keyboard, there are times when you just hate to move your hand from the keyboard […]

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A Review Of KidZui: The Internet For Kids

A Review Of KidZui: The Internet For Kids

The Internet is a scary virtual world for parents. Letting your children loose on the Internet is like sending them out on the street without a chaperone. Internet filters may protect them from stumbling upon the most offensive websites, but they do nothing to guide them to educational or kid-safe fun sites. That is up […]

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Dropico: Upload, Share And Manage Photos Across Multiple Social Networks

Dropico: Upload, Share And Manage Photos Across Multiple Social Networks

Uploading and sharing photos across multiple social networking websites is a very lengthy and time consuming process. You might have a dozen accounts on various social networks and when you want to share a whole bunch of photos in all of them, you have to devote a good amount of time. Ever wished you could […]

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How Many Social Networks Are You Actively Involved? [Poll]

How Many Social Networks Are You Actively Involved? [Poll]

The poll last week was “What is your favorite browser?” and the results were out. More than half of you (52%) loved Firefox while Google Chrome came in second at 37%. Opera is third with 6% of the vote while Safari, Internet Explorer, Konqueror and Epiphany received 1% of the votes respectively. A total of […]

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Zoho Reports: Get Business Class Reports On A Freelance Budget

Zoho Reports: Get Business Class Reports On A Freelance Budget

Everyone in business is looking to cut costs whenever is possible. Many new businesses may not have the initial funds to get everything they want when they first start out. Accounting and other reporting software isn’t usually top of the list of things to pay for. Zoho Reports helps you save money and still have […]

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How to Spot A Phishing Facebook Mail

How to Spot A Phishing Facebook Mail

I have recently received a phishing mail with the sender address from “facebookmail.com”. The phishing mail looks exactly the same as the real notification email from Facebook, and if not careful, I would have clicked the link and give away my facebook login name and password. Here’s a screenshot of the original vs the phishing […]

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Create Simple Static Websites With Orbs

Create Simple Static Websites With Orbs

If you want to create a website with a lot of articles, there are many blogging platforms (such as Blogger and WordPress) which will help you do so. However, sometimes you may just wish to create a static web site that displays a set of information. These types of web sites can be for personal […]

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What Is Your Favorite Browser? [Poll]

What Is Your Favorite Browser? [Poll]

The poll two week ago was “Do you wish to see Delicious shut down?” and the results were out. 51% of you don’t use the Delicious bookmarking service and it doesn’t matter if it close down or not. 42% of you have hoped that Delicious DO NOT get shut down. A mere 7% wish to […]

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How to Import KeePassX Password to LastPass (And Vice-versa)

How to Import KeePassX Password to LastPass (And Vice-versa)

KeePass (KeepassX for Linux) has always been my favorite password manager. It works in all platforms, including portable USB drive and can generate secure passwords and store them securely. One thing that it doesn’t support is a browser plugin that can detect the site you are visiting and auto-fill the login field for you. For […]

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How to Keep Your Digital Life Synchronized – Automatically!

How to Keep Your Digital Life Synchronized – Automatically!

This is a guest post from Anders Vinther (Easy-Email.net) These days, most people use a variety of electronic devices every day – computers, smartphones, iPads – you name it. I think the only person left who only uses one computer is my mum. We all know how difficult it is to keep your information up […]

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Six Best Chrome Webapps For Your Daily Use

Six Best Chrome Webapps For Your Daily Use

Google recently launched the Chrome Web Store which stocks Chrome “webapps” as well as Chrome themes and extensions. These free and paid webapps allow you to extend the functionality of your Chrome browser by installing small third party programs within your browser. we have outlined the method of installing and uninstalling these webapps as well […]

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Use BridgeURL To Shorten Multiple Links In One Shot

Use BridgeURL To Shorten Multiple Links In One Shot

With the emergence of micro blogging websites like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace etc – an entire army of URL shortening services have evolved. You have used some of the popular URL shortening services e.g Bit.ly,  Tinyurl.com, Goo.gl and so on. All of these services allow you to shorten a long link, so that you can use […]

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ShowDocument Lets You Hold Web Meetings With Ease

ShowDocument Lets You Hold Web Meetings With Ease

Thanks to the web, the other parts of the world are becoming more accessible for everything from sharing your family pictures, to having employees scattered all over the globe. One of the challenges of having a remote workforce is – how the heck can you organize even the most basic meeting? When collaborating with multiple […]

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Access Your IM Logs From Anywhere With Simkl

Access Your IM Logs From Anywhere With Simkl

Most Instant Messaging applications keep a history log of all your conversation. When you need to access your history, you can just do a quick search within the app to retrieve the conversation. The only problem arises when you are using multiple IM applications, multiple computers, or both. In such situation, retrieving a particular history […]

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Do You Wish to See Delicious Shut Down? [Poll]

Do You Wish to See Delicious Shut Down? [Poll]

The poll last week was “What’s Your Favorite Instant Messaging Application?” and the results were out. 40% of you loved Pidgin, the versatile multi-protocols IM application. Google Talk was at second place with 15% of the vote. Digsby was at a distance third with only 9% of the vote (I expect it to be higher). […]

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Spread The Word About Your Website Virally Using TAF4Free

Spread The Word About Your Website Virally Using TAF4Free

What do you call an email that pops up out of nowhere in your inbox from somebody that you don’t know giving you a link to visit? That’s definitely a SPAM. But what do you call an email from your friend telling you to check out the exact same link? That’s a friendly recommendation. Even […]

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48ers: Real Time Search Engine For Social Networks

48ers: Real Time Search Engine For Social Networks

Everything these days is geared toward social. Whether it is an application for the web or mobile, there will always be a way to share information with others. Because of the digital trend toward the social aspect of the web, it is natural there would be applications to help you search and track information on […]

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Understanding Chrome Web Store And How To Get The Best Out Of It

Understanding Chrome Web Store And How To Get The Best Out Of It

If you’ve paid the slightest attention to the tech arena in the past weeks, you will definitely notice the buzz on the Chrome OS and the web store. While the Chrome OS is not ready for public consumption, the Web store is already available for those who are using Google Chrome 8 and above. Read […]

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Join.Me: Start A Remote Desktop Sharing Session With Anyone

Join.Me: Start A Remote Desktop Sharing Session With Anyone

A remote desktop sharing session allows users to share their computer screen with any other user, both having an active internet connection. The general way to start a remote session is to install a remote desktop software at both host and client end. Next, the host sends his identity to the client (in most cases […]

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Zootool: Visit your Wild Bookmarks In The Zoo

Zootool: Visit your Wild Bookmarks In The Zoo

People keep track of their travels through the web in different ways. Some use their pre-installed web browser to navigate through and save their favorite web pages. Other people install bookmarking add-ons to their browser. Others yet use web-based bookmarking sites. Zootool is a web-based bookmarking site offering some added perks over similar bookmarking sites. […]

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How to Setup Automatic Email Reminders Using FollowUpThen

How to Setup Automatic Email Reminders Using FollowUpThen

Do you get a dozen of email every single day and forget following up on earlier emails? Do you need a simple way to set up email reminders so that there is no need to use a task management or to do list application, just because you want to remember important schedules, meetings etc? Followupthen […]

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Find And Fix The Hogs On Your Site Using YSlow Firefox Add-On

Find And Fix The Hogs On Your Site Using YSlow Firefox Add-On

People may argue about the definition of a good website from the aesthetic point of view. But technically speaking, speed is one of the requirements of a great website. So, if you are a website owner who wants to keep your visitor happy, it’s important to have your site(s) always on the fast lane. There […]

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How to Read Articles More Comfortably in Safari With Safari Reader

How to Read Articles More Comfortably in Safari With Safari Reader

Safari 5 for Mac OS X comes with a great, but relatively unheralded feature – Safari Reader. WIth Safari Reader, you can make nearly any article on the internet beautiful and easy to read, having it basically formatted with the click of a button to read just like an E-book, right in your browser. To do […]

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Create Your Own Private Social Communities With Frid.ge

Create Your Own Private Social Communities With Frid.ge

How many of you use social sites? Do you find yourself using Twitter or Facebook for more private communication? There are other options out there. Frid.ge is a private social site offering a lot of what you are used to without the prying eyes of everyone who have friended or followed you everywhere else on […]

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How to View Your Website Mobile Theme On Your Desktop Browser

How to View Your Website Mobile Theme On Your Desktop Browser

With tons of plugins and turnkey solutions out there, any webmaster can easily flip the switch and activate the mobile theme for their website. The problem is, how can the webmaster check out how his/her site look like on a mobile device, if he/she does not own a smartphone? Fret not, with a little trickery, […]

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How to Customize Your WordPress Administration Area

How to Customize Your WordPress Administration Area

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems out there. Thousands of bloggers use WordPress to power their blogs, websites, forums and other online publications. The best thing regarding WordPress is it’s rich inventory of useful plugins – there are different types of plugins available for customizing your requirements. Do you know that […]

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Do You Prefer Full Or Partial RSS Feed? [Poll]

Do You Prefer Full Or Partial RSS Feed? [Poll]

The poll last week was “What is your favorite smartPhone?” and the results were out. Android leads the pack with 82 votes (57.34%) while iPhone is at a distant second with 24 votes (16.78%). I would expect iPhone users to be close, or even more than Android users, but obviously, the poll proved me wrong. […]

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3 Ways To Get Free Dropbox Storage Space

3 Ways To Get Free Dropbox Storage Space

Dropbox is one of the best file sync and file sharing application available till date. The program supports multiple platforms and thus can be used to sync files, folders and documents from Windows, Linux, MAC computers and also from various mobile devices. If you are new to Dropbox and haven’t tried it yet, we suggest […]

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Create Online School In One Click With Edu 2.0

Create Online School In One Click With Edu 2.0

I was in my quest to find online education tools when I stumbled upon Edu 2.0. After playing with it for a while, I think it’s safe to say that Edu 2.0 is by far the most complete online educational tool that I’ve come across. It goes as far as enabling users to virtually create […]

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How to Restore the Status Bar in Firefox 4

How to Restore the Status Bar in Firefox 4

For those who are using Firefox 4 beta 7, you will notice that the status bar is now gone. In the past, whenever you hover your mouse over a link, the URL will be displayed in the status bar. With the removal of the status bar, the URL is now displayed in the address bar, […]

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Google HotPot: Find Local Search Recommendations From Your Social Circle

Google HotPot: Find Local Search Recommendations From Your Social Circle

Discovering new places or locations can be really tricky. Let’s say you are traveling to a different country or city and would want to know the famous restaurants, shopping centers, historic places and other places of interest in the same location. There are three options – either ask the local citizens, buy a local guide […]

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How to Block Unwanted Contacts In Google Chat [Quick Fix]

How to Block Unwanted Contacts In Google Chat [Quick Fix]

If you are using Gmail, you will find that it has this habit of adding your email respondents to your contact list. To make it even worst, it even automatically add those contacts to your Google Talk account, making it very cluttered and messy. I am not sure about you, but 99% of the time, […]

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Yola – Build a Website, No Experience Needed

Yola – Build a Website, No Experience Needed

Having a website is a must for the majority of businesses, It is also becoming more important for individuals. Whether you freelance, are job hunting or just want a place to express yourself, there is a lot of choices out there. Yola gives you your space on the web. There are both free and paid […]

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Chrome Toolbox Places Useful Features At Your Fingertips

Chrome Toolbox Places Useful Features At Your Fingertips

Have you ever encountered the situation where you have plenty of tabs open in your browser and one of them is blasting out loud advertisement video? Yes, I know, it is very irritating, especially when you don’t know which tab contains the annoying video and you have to flick through all the tabs to locate […]

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Your Inbox Needs Help, Use OtherInbox

Your Inbox Needs Help, Use OtherInbox

Many of us let our email inbox go. We sign up for newsletters and keep the boxes checked allowing companies and their affiliates to send us anything they’d like. This makes a mountain of email that we dread sifting through. What if you could have help? There is an application out there that will go […]

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How to Hide Yourself From Selected Friends In Facebook Chat

How to Hide Yourself From Selected Friends In Facebook Chat

Facebook is “the craze” these days. From kids to moms, everyone is using it to reconnect with old friends, family members and find new people on the web. Some people use it to promote their business, others use it for fun and entertainment. Chatting with Facebook friends is again another addiction seen among most users. […]

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How to Protect Your Online Presence From Firesheep

How to Protect Your Online Presence From Firesheep

In case you are not aware, Firesheep is a new Firefox extension that allows anyone to become a hacker instantly. With it installed, anyone can sniff in an open unsecured network the cookies of other computers. With these cookies, the hacker can get into the other party’s accounts (be it Facebook, Twitter or any other […]

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SocialCompare: Products Comparison With A Social Twist

SocialCompare: Products Comparison With A Social Twist

We do comparison everyday, every time. When the new Galaxy Tab is launched, we want to know how it stacks up to iPad. When the new version of Ubuntu is released, we want to know how much it has improved over its previous releases. It is no longer a question of how to do comparison, […]

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Ecwid: Quickly Add a Store to Your Site Without Any Coding

Ecwid: Quickly Add a Store to Your Site Without Any Coding

Many website owners want to make a little money from their site. If nothing else, just enough to cover the cost of web hosting and other minimal costs. There is a lot of ways you can make money, but adding a store can be a good money-maker. Ecwid offers a quick and easy way to […]

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3 More Ways To Lighten The Load And Speed Up Your WordPress Blog

3 More Ways To Lighten The Load And Speed Up Your WordPress Blog

From the visitors point of view, light and speedy websites are more likable than the heavy and slow ones because the former will help visitors save money and time. Having a lighter site will also give benefits to the owner as it reduces the storage size and traffic bandwidth that he/she has to pay. Even […]

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Busy Docs Syncs Local Documents With Google Docs

Busy Docs Syncs Local Documents With Google Docs

A lot of municipalities and companies both big and small are migrating to Google for email and document management. There are lots of pros and cons for migrating to the cloud. What no one seems to really talk about is the effort it takes to move all of the documents. Busy Docs is a service […]

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After the Deadline Spell Checks Your Content in WordPress

After the Deadline Spell Checks Your Content in WordPress

No one is perfect. Even the best writer can make typographical errors, not to mention the average bloggers like you and me. There are times when we typed too fast and mixed up the “a” and the “e” and also times when we get confused over the “is” and the “was“. For those who are […]

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