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11 Nov/09

Bing Maps Gets An Update

Bing Maps Gets An Update

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Bing Maps has been updated today with several new features and a new look and feel. Most notably in this regard are a new button bar with each button loading a specific feature of Bing Maps. Microsoft has also added some new colors to Bing Maps but those are only the obvious changes to the interface. Among the new features are the option to embed Bing maps into websites allowing website owners or those with posting rights...

14 Ott/09

MySpace Login

MySpace Login

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); MySpace is without doubt one of the most popular social networking websites on the Internet even though some say it has been in decline ever since Facebook took off. MySpace login problems are as common a problem as on other websites with this amount of users. Like every big website they are a common target for phishing attacks that try to steal MySpace login data to get into the accounts. There are on the other hand...

6 Ott/09

Install and use Ubuntu One

Install and use Ubuntu One

Recently I previewed the up and coming release of Ubuntu, Karmic Koala (”Ubuntu Karmic Koala Preview“.) In that article I covered some of the new features in the upcoming release. Once of those features is the new Ubuntu One. Ubuntu One is much like the familar DropBox that people of nearly all platforms enjoy. Ubuntu One allows you to share and sync files between Ubuntu desktops. But don’t think you have to wait until 9.10 is released to enjoy Ubuntu One. If you are...


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4 Ott/09

Microsoft Research ESL Assistant

Microsoft Research ESL Assistant

People who learned English as their second language usually make different mistakes than English natives. This can be attributed to a number of factors with the differences between their native language and English being a major one. Computer programs that correct spelling errors are nowadays provided for most operating systems. They usually use a dictionary and compare the words written by a user against the words in the dictionary. Only a few programs can check for grammatical errors...

4 Ott/09

Real-time Local Twitter Trends

Real-time Local Twitter Trends

Twitter can be an excellent source for spotting the latest trends. Twitter itself displays several popular topics on its frontpage which are sorted by minute, day and week. It does become more difficulty to spot trends if they are not displayed on the Twitter homepage. The two problems that arise are finding those trends if they are not displayed on the Twitter website and to find local trends opposed to global trends. Trendsmap is a Google Maps and Twitter mashup that solves both of these...

29 Set/09

Google Docs OCR Demonstration

Google Docs OCR Demonstration

One cannot really deny the fact that Google is constantly working on new features for their popular online services like Gmail or Google Docs. The latest feature is currently available as a demonstration only and not yet integrated into Google Docs. The Google Docs OCR demonstration can OCR the three image formats jpg, png and gif. Google lists the following limitations that are currently in place: Files must be fairly high-resolution — rule of thumb is 10 pixel character height. Maximum...

20 Set/09

Quickly capture screens and share them on OS X with Skitch

Quickly capture screens and share them on OS X with Skitch

Macs don’t have a PrintScreen button, and if we want to take a screen-capture, the default program we use is Grab. Grab is great in a few ways; you can choose to use a timer before a screen-capture is taken and it can be used to ensure only a certain area of the screen is captured. Unfortunately, after a screen capture has been taken, Grab lacks any features to edit it (eg cropping) and only lets you save it as a TIFF. It can be somewhat cumbersome to capture a screenshot in Grab,...

20 Ago/09

Semsix Music Player Finds And Plays Music Albums Online

Semsix Music Player Finds And Plays Music Albums Online

There are quite a few ways to listen to music online. Users can listen to Internet Radio, specialized websites like Last.fm, video portals or music search engines to do so. Semsix adds another possibility to the possibilities. The service offers music searches for artists, albums or individual song titles in its interface. The first difference to other music search engines is the use of the Musicbrainz database to identify the artist, albums or songs to provide better results to the user. These...

11 Ago/09

Is My Blog Working

Is My Blog Working

Found another gem at Rarst’s blog today. Is My Blog Working is an online service that can be used by webmasters and interested users to find out if a blog is responding correctly. It works by entering a blog url in the form on the frontpage of the service. The service will then do some magic and display relevant information about the blog’s status. The information are divided into two sections. The first section will display information about the blog’s responses. This...

25 Lug/09

404 Toons Adds Fun To 404 Error Pages

404 Toons Adds Fun To 404 Error Pages

If you are a webmaster you will eventually stumble upon users in the access logs that tried to access pages on the website that do not exist. These visitors are presented with a 404 error page that can be customized by scripts but also simple html. It could for example point the visitors to the homepage, display a search form so that they can perform a search to find the content they are looking for or display the most popular and recent posts on that page. Another option is to make use...

25 Lug/09

404 Toons Adds Fun To 404 Error Pages

404 Toons Adds Fun To 404 Error Pages

If you are a webmaster you will eventually stumble upon users in the access logs that tried to access pages on the website that do not exist. These visitors are presented with a 404 error page that can be customized by scripts but also simple html. It could for example point the visitors to the homepage, display a search form so that they can perform a search to find the content they are looking for or display the most popular and recent posts on that page. Another option is to make use...

24 Lug/09

How to: Install Zen Cart on a LAMP server

How to: Install Zen Cart on a LAMP server

If you have ever had a need for an on-line shopping cart, and have ever tried to install a shopping cart, you know that making a choice can be a challenge, and getting the shop up and running can be a challenge. Not so much with Zen Cart. Zen Cart is an open source e-commerce solution that serves as a stand-alone shopping cart and is installed on top of a LAMP server. If you’re not sure how to install a LAMP server check out my article “How to: Install a LAMP server.”...

17 Lug/09

Aardvark Combines Yahoo Answers With Instant Messaging

Aardvark Combines Yahoo Answers With Instant Messaging

Tobey mailed me an invite to Aardvark the other day which left me puzzled for a short time. The email basically stated that Tobey had invited me and trusted my opinion on blogging, computers and technical advisory. That’s actually a very nice way of inviting users to join a service that they know nothing about. Aardvark basically is a way to ask questions to a community of experts who then answer this questions. What makes it different from Yahoo Answers and search engines is the...

17 Lug/09

User Manuals

User Manuals

I was recently checking and cleaning my parent’s top floor when I discovered heaps of user manuals that dated back five to ten years. That got me thinking that we – that is every person in the world – usually keep instruction manuals for devices. It’s actually a fact that instruction manuals stay longer than the actual devices or gadgets that they have been made for. Problems usually arise if the gadget or device is still in use but the user manual cannot be found...

9 Lug/09

Identify The Digital Camera A Photo Was Taken With On Flickr

Identify The Digital Camera A Photo Was Taken With On Flickr

Flickr is probably the most popular photo hosting and sharing on the Internet with thousands of new photos posted to the site every minute. It is great for discovering photos and locations in the world, meeting people and sharing experiences. One thing that many users do not know is that it is also possible to identify the digital camera a photo was taken with on Flickr. All that needs to be done is to open a photo on the Flickr website. You notice the information that are posted on the...

30 Giu/09

Who shares your shared hosting?

Who shares your shared hosting?

I host my website on shared hosting. My connection is too slow and unreliable to justify running my own server and I have no need to hire a dedicated server or a VPS. Consequently, many other websites are hosted on the same box as mine and I have often wondered their nature. In addition to curiosity, this could be used to check to see you agree with the ethical stance of your webhost, to check to see if any of the other sites drain resources (thus slowing your site) and to check for any...

27 Giu/09

Install Linux with InstaLinux.com

Install Linux with InstaLinux.com

How many ways can you install Linux? Quite a few. You can install via: CD DVD Flash Drive Network Installation or… InstaLinux Technically InstaLinux is really just another way of doing a network installation. InstaLinux is a web-based service that allows you to choose some of the specifics of what you want on your installation and then it creates an ISO image that will handle the network install specifics. Using InstaLinux automates your installation so you just pop in the CD,...

26 Giu/09

A Niche Marketer’s SEO Toolbox

A Niche Marketer’s SEO Toolbox

Each day there are hundreds of newcomers to SEO. Most of these newcomers have no idea what they’re doing. Luckily, there are a ton of SEO tools that can help. The pitfall is that many of these tools require that users pay or the tools could just not work as intended. SEO is already competitive enough without people getting and paying for the wrong tools. Thus, the following list of must-have SEO tools has been compiled to help out those new to the SEO scene and even maybe some of...

18 Giu/09

Google Books Rolls Out New Features

Google Books Rolls Out New Features

Google Books is an ambitious project to offer which allows web users to search through more than seven million books online. Google just recently came to an agreement with rights holders that will allow them to expand the service further. Several new additions to Google Books have been announced yesterday that bring new features and functionality to the book searching process. The changes are outlined in the official Google Booksearch blog. Here is a short rundown of all new features that...