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New Domain names

The first internet domain names using non-Latin characters could be in use as soon as the summer next year, in what has been described as one of the biggest technological changes to the way the internet works since its creating 40 years ago, the internet corporation for assigned names and number (ICANN) has approve plans …

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Browser Boost Privacy

Mozilla become the latest developer to add an optional “privacy” feature to its web browser, Firefox, the private mode will feature in the new Firefox version, it prevent the browser from downloading cookies or storing searches in the user’s web history, this means other people using the same PC/notebook can’t see which site a user has viewed. The feature is also said to tighten security on public computer as the setting can be used to prevent others from seeing bank web site and log-in details. The option is already available in apple’s safari and Google chrome, Google, meanwhile is under pressure from the European Union (EU) to do more to protect people’s search details.

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Facebook VS Reality

I began wonder, what if life isn’t as good facebook , so in the spirit of review, i decide to do a head to head comparison of two. Getting dressed in the morning Real life, Unless you’re nudist, clothing is mandatory. Facebook, Clothing optional, even the concept of morning loses its imperative when friends happen to be scattered across the globe. Hygiene/Grooming Real Life, Strongly recommended. Facebook, Optional, except when you take your profile pictures, then again you could use any image and some friend will post a picture of you when you were younger, thinner and better looking, albeit with underwear on your head and you can use that.

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Antisocial Social Networking

A message from one of your friend appear in your inbox, sent via a social network site that you use regularly, the message promise a big laugh and points to a web site you’ve never heard of, you click the link and the next thing you know, your PC or laptop misdirected to a phishing page that steal your log-in details or drive by download site that infect your system with a password stealing Trojan horse, and your friend says that she never sent you the message. Whether the culprit is a fake linkedIn profile page that serves up URLs leading to dangerous web site or bogus twitter message that purportedly comes from a friend, social networks are rapidly becoming the newest medium for malware attacks, as operating system and applications become harder to hack directly, online criminal comes to realize that is was much easier to fool people into …

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Instant Messaging Rules for The Workplace

Because of its efficiency and speed, instant messaging, or IM for short, has become a valuable interoffice tool for employees to exchange information and collaborate in real time. The advantages of IM are clear. But there are drawbacks, too. IM can be distracting; employees can waste time using it for personal conversations; and IM technology is often insecure, leaving corporate networks more vulnerable to viruses and attacks. And because of the informal nature of IM, it can sometimes lead to embarrassing or serious mistakes. By following these seven rules for appropriate IM use, you can avoid common pitfalls and make the most out of this effective and convenient communications tool. Follow company policy While some offices encourage IM use, others frown upon it. Find out what your company’s policy is and follow it. If your company doesn’t have an IM policy, then use common sense as your guide.

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Tips for Social Networking Online

Just when you’ve mastered the art of handing out your business card, along comes another way to make connections social networking online. Social networking sites help you make connections for business, dating or personal interests. Specifics vary, but they generally work as follows: friend or contact invites you to join the service. You may also join by visiting the site and signing up on your own. You create a profile describing yourself and your interests. You connect to your friend’s or colleague’s network and then expand your own network via message boards, blogs and connecting to members with similar interests. By joining via an invitation from someone you know someone with interests similar to yours, you could easily be connected to a network of hundreds of people within seconds. An easy way to find job leads, right? Well, not so fast.

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What Your Companys I.T Wish You Didn’t Know

IT staffers have a good reason for restricting your use of company system, to guard your organization’s PC, data and bandwidth, the packet protector crowd may frown on IM software company PCs, ban unauthorized software use, and limit transfers of larger files. But you can still safely chat on your favorite IM client, use unapproved but legal and harmless software and transmit files of many sizes. If you want to chat, most companies discourage or prohibit IM software, citing security concerns and the strain it places on network resource, unfortunately, the workaround web based in instant messaging probably uses even more system bandwidth; but at least offerings such as AOL AIM express and Google IM service work without needing any additional software. If your company’s IT staff hasn’t blocked multiple IM client, you can use Trillion basic for added privacy because it encrypts the communication alternatively, use a third party …

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The Wider Web

The internet just got a lot bigger, in July the internet corporation for assigned names and numbers (ICANN) approved a plant that broadly expands the number of top level domain (TLDs), which for now have been restricted to few choice designations. Then organization approve two major proposals, the first would allow virtually and combination of to 64 characters to be used of non-Latin characters, such as mandarin, to be used to designate TLDs. Both proposal will create an essentially unlimited number of domain name permutations, such as pcmag.zd or Intel.inside, instead of just the .com .org, or .gov designations that are commonly used today, ICANN says it has already receive interest in a .nyc domain for New York City, among others. The new domains would be know as ccTLDs, although approval for these measures has yet to be finalized, that should take placed by early 2009, with new domains becoming …

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Make your files more e-mail friendly

Are you greeted every morning by a notice saying your inbox has exceeded its size limits? Ever heard a chorus of groans on a conference call as you forward a 7 MB presentation? Although notebooks and desktop PCs can easily handle the files, your e-mail and storage systems may suffer from the strain. Here are some tips and tricks to prune down your Microsoft Office® Word and PowerPoint files, and to share them without overwhelming inboxes. Keep file size down from the start Turn off PowerPoint’s fast saves to strip excess data from your presentation files each time you save. Go to Tools, click Options, click the Save tab, and then clear them allow fast saves check box. Then save your presentation again under a new name. Cut down on embedded fonts and pictures. Check the font file size first – some newer ones are huge – and embed only …

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