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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!
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 »
Nothing enrages people more then unproper use of English grammar.Read More »
Maslow was mostly accurate in his hierarchy of needs — he just forgot to include the Internet.Read More »
Recall that rumor last month about Google combining all its chat platforms under one roof of Google Babble? Yeah, well, that rumor has just been supercharged with a rumor that Google might purchase WhatsApp, the developer of the insanely popular instant-texting WhatsApp Messanger.
Quoting “an inside source”, Digital Trends is [...]Read More »
How many times does this happen in real life? Not many, I bet.Read More »
There is a lot of useless trash on the Internet…Read More »
I often troll the Internet to find interesting news tidbits to post about on dotTech (or to make Enrique post about them, poor lad having to do my bidding). I was doing the same today when I came across an article on BGR (or should I say, iBGR as some [...]Read More »
Rumors regarding how Microsoft is going to make Xbox 720 “always online” (aka must always be connected to the Internet, may be even to play games) have been flying for a while. Microsoft has yet to officially comment on the rumor but that hasn’t stopped a Microsoft employee from taking [...]Read More »
YouTube is owned by Google. Google is a web 2.0 company. They know how to manage server load. So then the question is why do so many people run into buffering issues when watching YouTube… even people on seemingly fast connections? This article provides more insights into this conundrum plus [...]Read More »
What were you doing at age 15? Don’t remember… or don’t want to remember? In any case, this post isn’t here to discuss your misdeeds as a teenager but rather to highlight what the world’s second youngest billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg, was doing. And that is building the website ‘Mark’s Homepage’ [...]Read More »
New Copy.com cloud storage service gives free 5 GB storage plus free 5 GB for every person you refer
I’m guessing between Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and iCloud, most people have their cloud storage needs fulfilled. However, that hasn’t stopped competing cloud storage services from cropping up. Copy is the latest to join the fray.
Copy is a new cloud storage service by Barracude Networks, a company networking hardware. [...]Read More »
Last year Google integrated Google Drive with Gmail, allowing users to send attachments as large as 10GB. Microsoft has similar integration of Outlook.com (the new Hotmail) and SkyDrive that allows users to send attachments up to 300MB big. Yahoo doesn’t have its own cloud storage service, but it doesn’t want [...]Read More »
More than 1 million people pirated season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones in less than 24-hours, sets new torrenting record
Game of Thrones must be an awesome show because it is consistently the most popular pirated TV show in the world. First Game of Thrones topped the charts for most pirated TV show of 2012. Now season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones, which aired on March 31, 2013 in [...]Read More »
It may be worse than an incurable diseaseRead More »
Youtube is shutting down, Gmail launches Gmail Blue, and new Google Nose search engine is powered by smell [Video]
Google has gone mad orRead More »
With millions of people downloading episodes via file sharing, we already know Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV show of 2012 and is likely going to top the charts in 2013, too. You’d think with so many million illegally downloading the TV show, Game of Thrones staff and [...]Read More »
How to respond to someone online after you realize you are wrong?Read More »
People who have had Internet connection issues in the past will appreciate this joke.Read More »
Google announces ‘Google Shopping Express’, provides “low cost” same-day shipping of goods bought online
There are three big reasons physical stores are still in business despite the onslaught of online shopping websites: some things you just can’t buy online, some people like to “touch” products before buying them, and shipping of goods bought online typically takes three or more days unless you pay for [...]Read More »
We all know Mozilla loves the Internet. Not only do they develop a web browser, Firefox, but they have been working on an HTML5-only mobile operating system, Firefox OS. So you shouldn’t be surprised when I tell you Mozilla isn’t stopping now. In fact, their latest endeavor may be more [...]Read More »
We have a very popular post on Outlook.com in which dotTechies have been expressing their rage about Microsoft forcing users to move from Hotmail to Outlook.com. While reading the comments, I learned some people are confused about how to forward an email in Outlook.com and how to reply-all in Outlook.com. [...]Read More »
Not particularly funny, but is a fairly accurate comic.Read More »
Short video by Google and accompanying website explain how Gmail works.Read More »
Targeted ads are typically considered undesirable. But sometimes they can provide a good laugh.Read More »
How many times have you read something motivational on the Internet only to forget it soon after?Read More »
If you are depressed, do not go to Bing.Read More »
Erm. Are there any words to describe this situation?Read More »
In a blog post on Hulu’s official blog, the site announced that they would be making every episode of Star Trek available for free until the end of March.
This comes around two months in advance of the release of J.J. Abrams highly anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness, and is [...]Read More »
Apple may have fixed their password security hole, but you should probably enable two-step verification
Just in case you missed it, Apple made a pretty serious boo-boo on the security front yesterday. The security issue was that Apple’s iForgot password reset tool was made vulnerable to hackers — if they managed to manipulate the URL in the date of birth page, they could reset your [...]Read More »
Is Apple losing its touch? Major security hole allowed hackers to easily reset passwords to Apple accounts using iForgot
There was a time when Apple products were popularly recognized as being secure. Or at least more secure than the competition. For example, for the longest time Mac OS X was synonymous with “doesn’t get viruses” (which, of course, has never been true — malware makers just never targeted Macs [...]Read More »
Internet-wide scan reveals millions of devices are exploitable due to use of default passwords like “admin” or “root”
A researcher, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has performed an internet-wide scan to determine the security level of gadgets like printers, webcams, and set-top boxes all across the world.
The scan was done by using the researcher’s custom-written code to send out more than 4 trillion messages. To put [...]Read More »