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A compact resource of Internet-based tools for information retrieval, interaction, and computer-mediated communication (human communication via computers.

Jan 08 2014

Google Pagerank update July 2008

For those of you not yet aware or totally missed it again (like we did) as of July 27th 2008, Google is updating its toolbar PageRank.

Jan 06 2014

Two security updates for Mozilla

Firefox 2.x reportedly updates automatically if the user has left update checking enabled. However, it’s reported that automatic updates are disabled in Firefox 3.0, so users must download and install the updated Firefox 3.0.1 manually.

Dec 30 2013

Save YouTube video to your desktop

Is this possible to do?
Yes, but as suggested in a recent Google document only by retrieving it from Cache - although there are alternatives such as website Flashload and the Firefox add-on VideoDownloader.

Dec 29 2013

Fix Google Mail (G-mail) crashing Firefox

There have been a lot of reports about Google Mail crashing Firefox, normally when trying to access the ‘All Mail’ section of a Google Mail account.

Thankfully we think we’ve found the problem to be caused by the HTML Validator plugin trying to access mail.google.com, here’s how to modify it and get back to crash free browsing.

Dec 21 2013

Only 5% of Music downloads are legal

That’s right it’s been reported that around 95% of music downloads are illegal - An increase in legitimate music sales over the past year did not come close to offsetting the billions of dollars being lost to music piracy, with illegal downloads outnumbering the legal ones sold on-line by a factor of 20 to 1.

Dec 19 2013

Skype offers protection to criminals

German police are unable to decipher the encryption used in the internet telephone software Skype to monitor calls by suspected criminals and terrorists, Germany’s top police officer has reported.

Skype allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet from their computer to other Skype users free of charge. (VoIP)

Dec 19 2013

Heath Ledger’s death triggers net spike

Heath Ledger’s shock death caused one of the biggest internet spikes since the death of Steve Irwin in 2006, with news sites and search engines experiencing huge amounts of traffic.

Yahoo reported that four of the fastest moving search terms on its Buzz index were Ledger related, with searches on the quickest mover, “Heath Ledger”, sky-rocketing a staggering 110,285 per cent.