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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!
“Documentary” pokes fun at how we use the internet.Read More »
Game of Thrones is one of the most pirated TV series in recent history, but there’s good reason for it. No I’m not condoning piracy, and it’s certainly immoral in many cases- not to mention illegal. You see Game of Thrones is an HBO exclusive television series. Up until the [...]Read More »
If you’ve never heard of it, Wolfram Alpha is a pretty unique search engine tool. It’s specifically designed to “compute answers” and “provide knowledge.” It essentially generates an extremely detailed report of any topic that you query. Wolfram is very popular with students, mainly because of the type of content [...]Read More »
We’ve all heard about countries wanting to rid the internet of porn — South Korea and Iceland to name a few. China is also one of these countries, and if you’ve ever wondered how they choose their porn-fighters, it’s simple. Like every other job, they post a job listing!
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The Pirate Bay guys have once again made a move and are now located in Iceland’s domain registry. ThePirateBay.is, to be exact. You might remember that they recently left their former home of Sweden, due to lawsuits by Sweden’s Right Alliance against their host provider. Now, their new home might [...]Read More »
Instant Preview on Google Search is the feature that allows you to view a preview of a website shown in search results without actually going to the website (see screenshot above). While it is not known if this is a permanent or temporary change to Google Search, it appears that [...]Read More »
As it would turn out, Google Now may not be unique to the Android platform after all. Thanks to a recent development, it looks like Google may be gearing up to take the Google Now service to the web.
Surprisingly, this is directly tied to the iGoogle shut down which [...]Read More »
This 1994 advertisement will help you realize how the world has changed in less than 20 years.Read More »
No one goes outside unless the Internet is down.Read More »
Well this is a little disconcerting, to say the least. An employee, now ex-employee, of the web hosting company Hostgator has been arrested and formally charged for installing a backdoor Trojan on web hosting servers. His infected software was able to access more than 2,700 servers used by Hostgator.
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Everyone should jump on this right now. Heck, at this price you should buy one for your dog, too.Read More »
Be careful when you leave negative feedback on an eBay seller — it can get you sued.
Amy Nicholls, who purchased a microscope light from Med Express for $175, paid $12 for shipping. But then she found out that she also had to pay an extra $1.44 in postage due. [...]Read More »
While Google announced a third city to get Google Fiber and Japan is getting ridiculous 2Gbps download speeds in Tokyo, the rest of the world might be feeling a little left out. But now it looks Australia won’t have to be jealous of ultra-fast download speeds, as the Australian National [...]Read More »
It would appear Microsoft and Bing have run into a bit of a problem. I mean besides the fact that Bing is not quite as useful a search engine of course. Then again, this issue will only affect those smart dotTechies out there using a secure connection.
A poorly configured [...]Read More »
Last month we told you about a rumor that Google would be combining Google Talk, Google Voice and Google Hangouts into one universal chat platform called Google Babble. It turns out that while the idea of the new service from Google still holds true, the name is looking a little [...]Read More »
A Chinese website called 7659 is bypassing Apple’s App Store and allowing its users to install pirated apps for free, without the need for jailbreaking. How are they doing this? It’s actually kind of clever.
The website is using Apple’s bulk enterprise licensing to copy and distribute pirated paid apps [...]Read More »
How to backup or download emails from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail (Outlook.com), Outlook, Thunderbird, and more [Guide]
Email is a mainstay in the lives of many people. I’d venture to say many people who feel naked if they ever lost access to their email accounts and/or their emails. So a question often asked is: how do I backup or download my emails? This guide answers that question. [...]Read More »
Last time we told you about what North Korea likes to pirate on BitTorrent, but now we have another location whose downloading habits you might be curious about –Vatican City.
As I’m sure you already know, Vatican City isn’t like most cities in the world. With a population of just [...]Read More »
Google and Provo officials have announced that Provo, Utah will be the third city to get the ultra-fast Google Fiber internet service. This follows the recent announcement of the second city to get gigabit internet from Google, Austin. If you don’t already know, Google Fiber will provide download speeds of [...]Read More »
This is probably one of the coolest music-related uses of the browser yet. The Netherlands’ Light Light has a new music video called “Kilo,” and you probably won’t find anywhere else but on its homepage. Why? Because the whole thing just wouldn’t be possible on TV.
Kilo is a browser-based, [...]Read More »
It’s been over a month since Google announced that it would be shutting down the beloved Google Reader on July 1st, and there’s a really good chance that you’ve moved on to one of the many alternatives by now. And if you haven’t yet, maybe dotTech can help you with [...]Read More »
If you’ve ever been involved in a Google Hangout before via Google+ then you know there’s one thing in particular that can ruin the moment: typing. Needless to say, one way to tell if someone is paying attention to you via a Google Hangout is by the sound of their [...]Read More »
By now, Anonymous is known pretty well for their deeds. In one of the infamous attacks in recent history hackers took down the Playstation Network for almost a month (24 days). Anonymous still denies that they had anything to do with the PSN attack and that one of the Anon [...]Read More »
Oddly enough, this is somewhat true.Read More »
Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, has made an interesting prediction that you might see as an optimistic view of our future — or a downright impossible view that belongs in Crazy Town. Schmidt believes that by 2020, everyone on this earth will be connected to the internet.
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“For every person
Forget Google Fiber! Japanese internet-provider So-net, which is backed by Son, has just begun offering what might be the best deal on internet plans ever. The Sony-owned company is now providing subscribers with 2Gbps download speeds and 1Gbps upload speeds for a mere $50 a month. I know, it’s sounds [...]Read More »
Like it or not, we’re all going to someday kick the bucket. The problem with this is, today we’re all increasingly living our lives on the internet. Wouldn’t it be a little awkward when we have all our data still floating around online after we pass? Online profiles still there [...]Read More »
Ever wondered what people might be downloading over there in North Korea? Oh, right. As if the bigwigs over there would let everyone access the internet and the free flowing information available across the web. But that doesn’t mean nobody has access to it — in fact, a few hundred [...]Read More »
Who would have thought generating email addresses from initials could turn out to be so entertaining.Read More »
Search engines like Google and Bing index the web. The web contains thousands (millions?) of malware links, either malicious websites or malicious downloads. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that malware links can be found when searching via a search engine. The people at major search engines, including Google and Bing, [...]Read More »
As I’m sure most dotTechies know, VirusTotal is an awesome online virus/malware scanner that allows users to scan files and programs for viruses or malware using over 40 different anti-virus/anti-malware engines.
VirusTotal historically had a maximum file size limit of 20 MB. Files above 20 MB were not able to [...]Read More »
Domains are very cheap to purchase. For roughly $10 a year you can have your very own domain. However, even at that low price some people are unable to purchase domains or the domains they want to purchase aren’t available. Enter Mali and its .ML domain.
Like all countries, Mali [...]Read More »