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17 Mar/12

Use Stumbleupon For Inspiration

Use Stumbleupon For Inspiration

I have ignored Stumbleupon for years, and just stumbled upon the service again while checking broken links here on the site. The site was big back in the days when Digg dominated the tech news landscape and MySpace was the place to be on.The company behind Stumbleupon has rolled out a new interface last Monday which should now be live for all users of the service. After playing around with my old account and the new Stumbleupon toolbar for a while, I ended up with new inspiration for future...

15 Mar/12

US ISPs To Start Monitoring Users By July 12

US ISPs To Start Monitoring Users By July 12

Say you are an Internet Provider and have a customer base that has selected you for one reason or the other. What would convince you to start policing your users on behalf of another company or organization? According to CNET, U.S. American ISPs like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon or Cablevision have agreed to “policies designed to discourage customers from illegally downloading music, movies and software”.I cannot think of many reasons. Some ISPs might be part of a larger...

5 Mar/12

Use HTTPS Everywhere To Unblock Pandora Radio

Use HTTPS Everywhere To Unblock Pandora Radio

Pandora Radio at the very beginning was accessible to users from all over the world. This changed drastically soon thereafter though as the service started to lock out users left and right. Only visitors from the United States can access Pandora Radio right now directly. Everyone else interested in the service has to resort to virtual private networks, web proxies or Firefox extensions to bypass the restrictions.Pandora Radio is a free service that is supported by advertisement. Users can...


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4 Mar/12

If You Sell Online, Protect Your Virtual Goods Properly

If You Sell Online, Protect Your Virtual Goods Properly

Back in 2007 I discovered by accident that virtual goods sold on the large digital marketplace Clickbank were not protected properly from unauthorized access (see Clickbank we have a problem). Five years later, I’m going to find out if Clickbank has resolved the issues, and if other marketplaces or products are also improperly protected from third party access.Before I start, I’d like to point out that downloading those products without having purchased them first is not legal....

2 Mar/12

Foursquare Ditches Google Maps, Goes Open With OpenStreetMap

Foursquare Ditches Google Maps, Goes Open With OpenStreetMap

You may remember that Google some time ago announced that they would start to charge for Google Map api calls above a certain level (see Google Introduces Google Maps Api Limits). Usage limit was capped to either 25,000 or 2,500 per day depending on the data used, and companies that went beyond that were asked to pay between $4 and $10 for every 1,000 map loads.Foursquare, the location-based social networking site, announced two days ago that they have switched from using Google Maps to...

29 Feb/12

Ebay.de To Switch To New Payment Processing System

Ebay.de To Switch To New Payment Processing System

A press release by eBay Germany indicates that the company plans to switch the site’s current payment processing system to a new one this summer. Ebay customers who purchase goods on the site will then make their payments directly to eBay, and not the seller of the product anymore. The system works similar to Amazon’s marketplace system where Amazon customers transfer the money for the purchased items to Amazon instead of the merchant directly. The only difference between both...

25 Feb/12

Two WordPress Tracking Plugins That Measure Popularity

Two WordPress Tracking Plugins That Measure Popularity

As a WordPress webmaster, or webmaster in general, you are likely interested in how well your articles are doing. This can provide you with excellent insight into what the website’s readership favors, and what they do not like at all. While you could install third party tracking software for that, or use your web servers or web hosting companies first party tracking apps, you’d need some experiencing in analyzing the statistics correctly to make sense out of them. Plus, you...

24 Feb/12

Chill, the Video Pinterest?

Chill, the Video Pinterest?

With the success of an idea on the web come clones, and services that refine the idea, or find a niche that is not yet dominated by the first mover. The success of Pinterest, which certainly was surprising to some, has sparked the creation of Pinterest-like sites for all kinds of things. We have seen music and video sites adopt the system the system in masses for instance in past months.Chill is one of the latest sites. It is a video pinboard community where logged in users can post videos...

24 Feb/12

Wikipedia Visual Editor Coming Soon

Wikipedia Visual Editor Coming Soon

One of the biggest hurdles for new Wikipedia contributors is the editor that is currently offered on site. The editor is basically a plain text editor and authors have to learn the markup language to add, edit or delete information on Wikipedia pages. While it is often possible to use copy and paste for that, for instance to add a new link to a Wikipedia article, the syntax is often not that easy to cope with, especially if you plan on adding a new article to the site.Howie Fung, Senior...

24 Feb/12

How To Download Photos From 500px

How To Download Photos From 500px

500px is an online photo community that puts the site’s focus both on social aspects like commenting or rating photos, but also on revenue streams for photographers who can sell their photos on the site. Visitors can explore the various site sections, like upcoming or editor’s choice photos which are displayed as smaller thumbnail images on those pages.For each photo, information about the camera used to make it are listed, next to user comments, related photos and the photographer’s...

17 Feb/12

Rapidshare Capping Free User Downloads To 30Kb, Resume Disabled

Rapidshare Capping Free User Downloads To 30Kb, Resume Disabled

When you try to download a file from the popular file hosting site Rapidshare lately, you may have noticed that the speed of transfer has dropped significantly in comparison to previous downloads you made. This change apparently affects free users, that is users who are not logged into the service or users with free accounts, while they download files from it. Users with premium accounts are not affected at all.JDownloader, the file hosting downloader, is displaying a warning to users who...

17 Feb/12

Rapidshare Capping Free User Downloads To 30Kb, Resume Disabled

Rapidshare Capping Free User Downloads To 30Kb, Resume Disabled

When you try to download a file from the popular file hosting site Rapidshare lately, you may have noticed that the speed of transfer has dropped significantly in comparison to previous downloads you made. This change apparently affects free users, that is users who are not logged into the service or users with free accounts, while they download files from it. Users with premium accounts are not affected at all.JDownloader, the file hosting downloader, is displaying a warning to users who...

7 Set/10

TalkTalk reprimanded over Malware trial

TalkTalk reprimanded over Malware trial

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); UK-based ISP TalkTalk, owned by the Carphone warehouse (Phone Warehouse in the EU) has been reprimanded by the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to disclose enough information about a malware system it was launching, according to the BBC. The controversial system collected the URLs of websites visited by its customers and the ISP failed to inform either its customers or the ICO before its launch. MArk Schmid,...

29 Lug/10

WordPress 3.01 Released, Update Now

WordPress 3.01 Released, Update Now

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Nothing’s more refreshing than receiving a notification of a WordPress update the minuted before going to bed. WordPress updates are serious, most of the time. Not updating the blog immediately could leave it open for exploits, and malicious users could do many bad things with that new found power. WordPress 3.01 has been released a few minutes ago. The update is maintenance related, according to the blog post over at the...

19 Lug/10

70,000 Blogetry sites shut down by Law Enforcement…why?

70,000 Blogetry sites shut down by Law Enforcement…why?

The WordPress blogging service bloggetry, which is used by roughly 70,000 people, has been mysteriously shut down  with no warning and no explanation according to ReadWriteWeb.  BurstNET, the host of the service said it was suspended at the request of an unidentified law enforcement agency. “(Blogetery) was terminated by request of law enforcement officials, due to material hosted on the server. We are limited as to the details we can provide to you, but note that this was...

10 Lug/10

4K Videos Coming To Youtube

4K Videos Coming To Youtube

Youtube is raising the bar once again with the announcement that the video hosting site will support 4K videos in the near future. Less than a year ago Youtube enabled full HD, 1080p, video resolutions on Youtube and most people thought that 1080p was going to be the top resolution on Youtube for a long time to come. 4K videos raise the bar by running in a resolution of 4096 x 3072, that’s almost four times the size of the full HD resolution. But 4K videos raise the bar not only...

8 Lug/10

Open Multiple Items At Once In Google Chrome

Open Multiple Items At Once In Google Chrome

Multi Links is one of our favorite Firefox extensions of all time. It allows Firefox users to open multiple links, images or other elements on a website by drawing a rectangle around them. Chrome’s Download Selection is a similar extension. It offers a better selection process, giving up some of the one click comfort of Multi Links in the process. Instead of drawing a rectangle around the items it turns the web page into a darker tone which indicates selection modus. Here the Chrome...

29 Giu/10

Last.fm Free Music Player For Google Chrome

Last.fm Free Music Player For Google Chrome

Last.fm is one of the most popular music portals on the Internet. It offers a wealth of information about bands, musicians, concerts and everything else music related. A popular feature is the ability to play songs directly on the website. Individual songs can be played directly in the web browser. Some songs are offered as 30 second snippets while others are available fully. A playlist option however is not available on those pages, only the ability to play songs of the artist in the...

17 Giu/10

Fortitude HTTP Is A Local Web Server For Windows

Fortitude HTTP Is A Local Web Server For Windows

Many web developers run local web servers to test website changes without affecting the live websites on the Internet. They can also be used for numerous other purposes from offering access to files or information in a local network to creating the next Facebook or Google. Whatever it is they allow the developer or user to create, modify or offer contents locally in a safe environment. We have covered quite a few free server applications in the past including Windows File Server, the Apache...

16 Giu/10

Download Google Books

Download Google Books

Google Books offers a vast library of books and magazines. Some books and magazines are provided as full digital copies that can be read online while others are only available as previews or summaries. Download options are not provided on Google Books which leaves users with no other choice than to read the books and magazines online or use a third party tool to download them to the local computer. We reviewed the Google Books Downloader back in 2009. The now defunct tool offered an option...