internet

Tue
09
Jan
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'Internet Speed Test', and 'Make Password'

Internet Speed Test An improved version of one of the most comprehensive free internet speed tests on the Internet today. Internet Speed Test is very accurate and will help you determine the speed of your Internet connection. ... http://www.auditmypc.com/speedtest.asp Make Password Make Password is one of the easiest online password generators that can generate a single random password or lists of hundreds of random passwords. You choose the character sets, password length and the quantity to create. Hash values can also be created for your convenience. This password generator is useful for ... (view more)

Sun
31
Dec
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'Internet Speed Test', and '20 Secret Tweaks'

Internet Speed Test The most accurate broadband Speed Test on the Internet. Very easy to use. DSL, Cable, Dial Up, you name it, this one test covers them all. Results appear on the screen in a easy to understand format. ... http://www.auditmypc.com/internet-speed-test.asp 20 Secret Tweaks 20 unexpected ways to unleash the true potential of the technology products you already own. http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,119267,00.asp (view more)

Wed
29
Nov
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Larry King and Senior Internet Usage

One of the media's most prominent seniors, Larry King, of Larry King Live, recently informed the world on his show that he has never used the Internet. In an on-air interview with popular female comedian and (former) star Roseanne Barr, King told ... his guest and viewers that "I've never done it, never gone searching." For those who have criticized King for his cultural ignorance for years, it's only an affirmation of his age. But, is age the real factor? Studies show that senior usage of the Internet on the rise, making King look... not so good. It's Larry King's 49th year in broadcasting. It ... (view more)

Thu
16
Nov
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China Accused of Being Worst Online Censoring Nation

A group that supports online freedom of the press has recently admonished China for being among the worst culprits of systemic online censorship. The organization, known as Reporters without Borders, has also claimed that of the 61 people currently ... imprisoned worldwide for "subversive" content, 52 originate from China. (Source: theglobeandmail.com ) Reporters without Borders is an international non-government organization that promotes worldwide freedom of the press and Internet etiquette. China is one of 13 countries singled out by the group following a recent protest against Internet ... (view more)

Fri
03
Nov
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Chinese Youth Addicted to Internet: Government Warns, Considers Ban

Imagine a world where minors can have their online game sessions legally ended after a fixed amount of playtime. Envision a place where psychiatric clinics are available to wean children away from compulsive Internet use. Picture a country that bans ... its youth from Internet cafes. Welcome to China. The psych wards are already open, Internet cafes may soon be closed to children in China if legislation passes, and Chinese Parliament is currently considering technology to shut down a minor's online game access after the designated quantity of time has passed. (Source: physorg.com ) The Reason ... (view more)

Thu
05
Oct
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WinShampoo 2: Two Incredible PC Utilities In One!

Have you ever taken a good, long, hard look at everything stored on your computer? Chances are there are heaps of redundant and unnecessary files that are taking up valuable disk space and cluttering up your file system. Why are they there? What's ... their purpose? And how in the world did they get on your PC in the first place? If you've owned a computer for any length of time, you have inevitably downloaded, installed, and later gotten rid of program after program. What you may not realize, though, is that uninstalling a program often leaves you with "leftovers." Now, you'd think that the " ... (view more)

Thu
24
Aug
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Google Gets Picky Over Use of Name

Is Google losing its cool? The company once considered to be the "it" IT organization -- complete with customizable employee cubicles -- is now acting like your mother. Despite its attempts to reach into pretty much every avenue an Internet-based ... company can, Google is surprising some followers by demanding that the public stop using its name in off-hand casual conversation. For example: Let's say you went to a baseball game. A batter recently called up from the minors steps to the plate, takes a good look at a high-outside pitch before pounding the ball into the opposite bleachers. "Wow," ... (view more)

Thu
17
Aug
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Google To Give Away The Internet For Free!

Residents of Mountain View, California -- where Google is based -- now have a new reason to appreciate their hometown company. The organization announced that it will be giving away free wireless (WiFi) Internet access to the entire city. Mountain ... View has a population of about 72,000, but with major tech firms like Google and VeriSign based there, that number can reach up to 100,000 during the day. However, Google is confident that its new service can weather the masses. "We aren't concerned about being able to handle the load," assured Google executive Chris Sacca. "We think we have built a ... (view more)

Fri
11
Aug
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Electronic Mail: What Is It?

Just about everyone who surfs the Web has an email account any more. Most of the Internet Service Providers on the 'net have a set of mailboxes they provide their customers, but the software they provide for folk to get to their email account ... sometimes does not provide the tools needed to effectively use their email Inboxes. There are several "email Clients" available that we be presenting. Before we get to that, there is some information you need to know to be able to select the best fit for your use. First we need to define what and where a client and server are. An email client is the ... (view more)

Thu
27
Jul
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Firewalls: Hardware and Software Solutions, Part 2

[Continued from Firewalls: Hardware and Software Solutions , Part 1] On the software only side of things, there are quite a few possibilities available for a software firewall. These all install directly on your PC and use the internal resources ... like any other program run on your system (such as memory, disk space, CPU cycles, and so on). Software firewalls do a good job of preventing both inbound and outbound traffic and are easy to install and configure. First up is Zone Labs Zone Alarm. The download is free as is the firewall product itself. They will try to get you to buy the Pro version ... (view more)

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