Category «Internet Tips»

How to surf anonymously without a trace

From ComputerWorld: The punchline to an old cartoon is “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog,” but these days, that’s no longer true. It’s easier than ever for the government, Web sites and private businesses to track exactly what you do online, know where you’ve visited, and build up comprehensive profiles about your likes, …

Need to convert a file?

Regular reader Pat sent along a link to some file conversion utilities: Ever get that need to convert a file and you don’t have the software to do the job? There are two sites that I have been using, and are quite handy. One is Pixer.us, and the other one is Zamzar.com. Pixer.us let’s you …

Install multiple versions of IE on your PC

Ever wanted to test your website in various versions of Internet Explorer? It is possible to run Internet Explorer in standalone mode without having to over-write previous versions thanks to Joe Maddalone who came up with a way of achieving that in November 2003. Basically, Internet Explorer is run by exploiting a known workaround to …

Secunia Software Inspector

Almost everyone uses WindowsUpdate to keep their Microsoft products up to date, but what about all the other applications that you have on your system? Secunia, the well-known security research company, has a new web-based scanner: The Secunia Software Inspector relies on carefully crafted “Secunia File Signatures” to recognise applications on your system. The detected …

2006 Year-End Google Zeitgeist

Last week I mentioned Yahoo’s top searches of 2006. This week it’s Google: A year’s worth of search speaks to our collective consciousness, and 2006 is no exception. To compile these year-end lists and graphs, we reviewed a variety of the most popular search terms that people typed into Google. Click on all the tabs …

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