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Here you will find detailed, unofficial reviews and recommendations on websites/web services that cover every different category, from Personal Information Managers, to Image Editors to Desktop Managers…and more!
Spam. We all get it. We all hate it. Want to have a laugh at the otherwise dry subject? Or maybe you have an electronically challenged friend who doesn’t understand the concept of spam and you want to provide them with a funny, yet semi-informative, video on what spam is. [...]Read More »
As politics and the web begin to collide and politicians try to do their very best to become popular with the web, it seems President Barack Obama is one step ahead of Mitt Romney at knowing what the internet wants to see him do.
Obama has always been a rather [...]Read More »
Like the classics? Miss Pong? Want Atari back? Atari Arcade may fulfill your cravings.
Atari Arcade is a new, free online joint-venture by Microsoft and Atari that brings classic Atari games to your web browser — any web browser, on any operating system. Hit up Atari Arcade and you can [...]Read More »
Play Square Enix games, such as Hitman: Bloody Money, for free via your browser thanks to Coreonline
Play console games for free via your web browser — say what?! Yeah, I had the same reaction. Square Enix, a game publisher known for popular titles such as Final Fantasy and Hitman, has launched a new service — called Coreonline — that allows users to play Square Enix [...]Read More »
Google already has a multiple-sign feature that allows users to sign into multiple Google accounts at the same time. Google is now rolling out something called the ‘Account Chooser’ which makes it easier for people that regularly log into multiple different Google accounts.
You know how browsers can save the [...]Read More »
Do you know what Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive, and Box.net all have in common? They don’t give 50GB of free cloud storage. (Okay, you can get 50GB of free storage on Box.net if you fulfill some specific requirements but for the purposes of this poetic introduction, let’s assume that isn’t [...]Read More »
Hulu is an extremely popular website that allows people in the United States (sorry everyone outside the States) to legally watch movies and TV shows. One of the things I have always liked about Hulu over Netflix, a Hulu competitor, is its interface. While Hulu’s design was never extremely flashy [...]Read More »
Being told by Google to watch child porn, body mutilations, and beheading videos is potentially the worst job in the world
With the rise of the social Internet comes the rise of questionable content. Much of this questionable content must be removed by companies once it is posted by users, some due to government mandates (e.g. child pornography) while others due to their gruesome nature (e.g. body mutilations). Before someone can [...]Read More »
We all know Facebook likes user data; it helps Facebook improve its product offerings and serve better targeted ads. Ever wonder just how much data Facebook collects? Would you believe me if I told you Facebook collects more than 500 TB — or 512,000 GB — of data daily? Yeah, [...]Read More »
Ever see the same annoying website(s) cluttering your Google search results? (*Cough* eHow *cough*) I’m sure you typically simply click past these websites but what if you had the ability to simply block these sites from showing up in your search results in the first place? Yeah, well, I bet [...]Read More »
At one cent per GB per month, Amazon’s new Glacier service provides extremely low-cost data storage with 99.999999999% reliability
Looking for long-term storage for your data? Amazon Glacier might be what you need.
Amazon Glacier, a new data/cloud storage service by Amazon (duh), allows users to storage huge amounts of data at extremely low rates: $0.01 per GB per month if storing in Amazon’s North Virgina or Oregon data [...]Read More »
Want to learn how to better utilize Google Search? How to get more relevant search results? How to spend less time finding what you want on Google? There is
an app for that a free online class which will teach you how to do all that and more.
Courtesy of [...]Read More »
Germany ‘demands’ Facebook destroy facial recognition database and change how it collects biometric data
Facebook, as I’m sure we all know, thrives on being able to collect data on its users for better integration of services and serving targeted ads. For the most part, Facebook has had a free reign in the United States although the FTC did just recently force Facebook to sign [...]Read More »
The free 2GB Dropbox gives you not enough? Free 5GB of Google Drive doesn’t satisfy your hunger? Need more than the free 7GB of Skydrive? Missed out on Box.net’s earlier promotion of free 50GB? Box.net is here to help. In an attempt to fight off the growing competition, Box.net is [...]Read More »
Favicons are one of those small niceties of the Internet; they allow users to quickly visually recognize a website without having to read any text, such as when navigating between multiple tabs or bookmarks. Google, one of the most popular (if not the most popular) digital destination on Earth, has [...]Read More »
SkyDrive is redesigned, looks more like Windows 8 and Outlook.com than Hotmail now; Android app coming soon
SkyDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service that offers ample 7GB of free online storage. Until now SkyDrive has had a Hotmail look to it, using the soon-to-be-depreciated Hotmail interface and design. That has now changed with Microsoft releasing a new and improved SkyDrive.
The new SkyDrive is part of Microsoft’s [...]Read More »
Google is often testing new features and methods on how to improve users’ experience with Google Search. And do you blame them? After all, Google Search is the bread and butter of the multi-billion dollar corporation known as Google and Google needs to continue innovating to keep the competition at [...]Read More »
The entertainment industry likes to target Google in its crusade to end online piracy. Until now, Google has come out unscathed for the most part, even having a judge rule that Google isn’t responsible for piracy links shown in search results. Still it isn’t hard to see how much pressure [...]Read More »
Outlook.com is a new free web e-mail service by Microsoft intended to replace Hotmail. Using Outlook.com can be done by creating a new Outlook.com account or upgrading your existing Hotmail account to Outlook.com. If you have used Outlook.com and decided you want to go back to Hotmail, that can be [...]Read More »
Microsoft recently introduced Outlook.com, the impending successor to Hotmail. If you don’t have an existing Hotmail account, you can get started with Outlook.com by easily creating a new account. However, if you do have an existing Hotmail inbox, there is a way to easily upgrade/change/convert to Outlook.com from Hotmail. This [...]Read More »
…if you live in Nashville, Tennessee. Comcast, the largest broadband Internet Service Provider in the United States, has been capping the bandwidth of its customers at 250 GB for a while now. Recently, however, Comcast has decided to make a change to how it controls “excessive use of Internet data”. [...]Read More »
Ever watch a copyrighted video (movie, TV episode, etc.) on an online streaming website, such as Youtube? Maybe you have watched those videos on websites that exist for the sole purpose of embedding copyrighted videos from online streaming websites, or maybe you have embedded copyrighted videos on a website yourself. [...]Read More »
Hotmail is a pioneer of web e-mail and still commands millions of users around the world. However, Hotmail is so last year. Despite Microsoft’s attempts at modernizing Hotmail and bringing it up to speed with the competition (namely Gmail), Hotmail continues to have a bad rap in the digital [...]Read More »
Dropbox is an extremely popular cloud storage service used by many people, including me and likely you. However, popularity or size doesn’t mean you are immune from hackers. Since a few weeks Dropbox users have been complaining of a sudden increase in spam to e-mails that they only use for [...]Read More »
Google is rolling out a 1 Gbps broadband network to the citizens of Kansas City (both of them). As the fastest network available to the general public in the United States, and possibly the world, Google Fiber has obviously gained much attention and many headlines. But is it deserved? Will [...]Read More »
In May 2012 Facebook went public, holding its IPO (Initial Public Offering). At the time Facebook stock was floated for US$38 per share. Based off the fact that Zuckerberg owns 503 million shares of Facebook, Zuckerberg was estimated to be worth roughly US$19.1 billion at the time. Ever since May, [...]Read More »
The average download speed differs depending on where you live. For example, according to Ookla’s SpeedTest.net, the average download speed in Hong Kong is 42.12 Mbps, the EU is 15.86 Mbps, and the States is 14.13 Mbps. Compare that to the 1,000 Mbps up/down Google is promising the citizens [...]Read More »
We just learned Google and Facebook both have stepped up their lobbying efforts in Washington D.C., the capital of the largest economy in the world. What better time to reveal that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay have formed a lobby group that goes by the name of the Internet Association[...]Read More »
Zynga, the social game maker famous for titles like FarmVille and Facebook spam, became a public company in 2011 when it held its IPO (Initial Public Offering). Offering 100 million shares at $10 a pop, Zynga was valued, at that time, between US$7-9 billion depending on how you calculated the [...]Read More »
IFPI, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, is a music industry group that represents 1,400 publishers worldwide. Recently a IFPI study, conducted by their Head of Internet Anti-piracy Operations, was leaked on their website which provided insights such as piracy activity on the Internet, techniques used by pirates [...]Read More »
Some sort of access to citizen phone calls is required by many governments around the world whether that be warranted-required wiretaps or dictator-ordered interceptions. Because of how they operate and the lag time it takes for law to catch up with technology, until now VoIP services have been generally excluded [...]Read More »
The entertainment industry always seems to be in limelight for attempts to curb Internet piracy. In this particular situation the battlefield is France with SNEP (a French music industry group) going after Google for ‘facilitating’ file sharing.
The SNEP brought a lawsuit against Google in France looking to force Google [...]Read More »