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Ian M.

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I love this website! Joined in December 2011 and started writing my own articles for WonderHowTo. When you have set up your own world, you can start earning 100% Google AdSense revenue.
I know many people who've been robbed at home, or had they're computer stolen at work, etc. It is almost pointless filing a report to police over a stolen laptop because it won't be found. But with this open source software, it will help you in situations like this. For example, you have this installed and your computer goes missing. With your mobile (or another computer) log onto the website and set the computer to stolen.

It will give you details about their physical location. If this person uses webcam - you will get screenshots also and you can see what pages on the internet they are viewing. It is a really good software and a must have for all.
Sevenforums.com is the place to go when an issue arises with your computer or you want to meet like-minded people. The forum covers many areas ranging from security to software, networks to browsers and much more. The forum has over 1.5 million posts and almost 159,000 members which makes it the biggest and most active Windows 7 forum on the web. Responses are quiet fast on the forum, and they're a really nice and helpful community.
Are you a business owner that sends confidential documents through email? If not - this can still come in good use for individuals. In example, you've changed doctors and you want to give your new physician all your health records.

GPG4Win.org offers a freeware program that lets you both encrypt and digitally sign your emails. I however do not recommend this to computer novices. It does require an advanced understanding to use this application. I tried it several months ago, but I gave up. I decided to try again last week and finally figured it out.

The good side is that it does come with a PDF that explains what to do (in both English and German). In addition to this - you can also test how it works first by exchanging your public keys with an email-based robot. This makes the learning process fun and somewhat easier.

All in all - I'm really happy I've come across this site!
Do you have an interest in space and NASA? Have you ever wanted to watch what's going on in space this very moment and watch space live? NASA launched this website a few hours ago to the public that lets people view space in 3D live time. Watch space missions, watch Satellites (and know where they are now). Safe website. It's free and all that you need to view the site is a little ad-on which is provided on the site.
This is yet another hilarious website. The SCP Foundation "To Secure, Contain, and Protect". The authors have written 999 SCP fantastic stories. It's all about using your imagination. Think about something that creeps you out, then write it. It's a tad like the movie called The Human Centipede - but in a story. Enjoy!
I couldn't resist laughing at this Facebook app. The "Welcome video" that pops up on its page when you enter was hilarious! But it also has a serious side. The Facebook app basically works like this: you add the app > film a short video > select three people who have to confirm your death > when all three confirm your death when you pass away they will receive this video.

I found this app through the site TED (http://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.ted.com). If you're interested listening to the speech, it's called "Adam Ostrow: after your final status message".
I have always found learning computer languages hard. Most will. But this site makes learning JavaScript so much easier and it's really fun. This site is so easy to understand that a computer newbie should be able to understand it. I've bookmarked this site. Its well worth a look at for those interested.
This is a great site! It has thousands of resumes that people have submitted. It has resumes from various backgrounds, levels and countries. It will no doubt give you some more ideas for your resume.
Do you want to learn a new language? Do you want to meet people in different cultures? This is a social network devoted specifically to languages. It really is a great community and its active.
I love Gmail! I have used this email service for around two to three years without problems. I love the new Gmail design, I love how it offers fantastic security measures and most of all how everything is connected.

Google has improved in regards to design over the years, but over the past several months Gmail and Google have improved quiet significantly.

Gmail, along with all their other services now support two-step authentication. For example, depending on how important your account is to you, you can enable a verification code to be send to your phone each time you login through a different computer or browser. This then means you have to enter your password AND enter a code sent to your phone. This step is a fantastic Google, Inc. Initiative.

Does logging into several accounts each day become annoying? Do you prefer managing all your data in one central place? Then Gmail is a great start. For one, logging into Gmail will also give you access to he Google Calender, CRM, YouTube, Bookmarks, photos, documents, and so much more! In addition to this, with Google, you can connect your account with other services. For example, you sign into Google and you have connected your account with Zoho, then you can access their site at the same time.
NitroReader is a great alternative to Adobe PDF viewer. NitroReader is fast, safe and comes with many options that Adobe itself doesn't offer. It comes in both a free, and paid version. Best part of all - its not going to cost a fortune like Adobe does.
I found a review on this site on a blog a couple months back, so thought I would give one of their downloads a go. So I installed SlimDrivers - after installing the product, it prompted me to create an account with them (which made me suspicious at first), but it was well worth it in the end. SlimDrivers is free and saves time. It found 26 driver updates for my computer and it gave me a link to click to update my drivers - was that easy. In the end - it really does save you time searching the net to find out if your drivers have updates.
In addition to changing our passwords often, we need to make sure that our passwords aren't stolen and published on the world wide web. Everyone must accept in the modern world, you have a risk of been hacked. Hacking is a fact of life - and even though we cannot prevent it entirely - we can reduce the risk.

An additional way to keep your account safe is to use this tool. It will check its databases to see whether your email and password has been published to the world. It won't scan every database, but it will scan the popular ones like the LulzSec and Anonymous hackers databases.

This site is trustworthy - it will not store your email address. Media organisations such as the New York Times, CBC News, ComputerWorld, and more have endorsed this site. Site is encrypted so no one can eavesdrop.

Site has approx. 1 million records on its database.
I love ScreenPresso! Its a simple, easy-to-use screen shot program. It lets you choose the focus area, then you do some simple edits like cropping to narrow it down to what you really want, then you're done! It turns out with almost perfect picture quality, and when capturing words, its easy to read.
SourceForge.net is a fantastic open source download site. The site has something for everyone, with almost 300,000 free programs. Can't complain nothing is free anymore! I have found some of the best downloads from this site such as Eraser, TrueCrypt, OpenVPN & TOR.
StartPage is an initiative by Ixquick.

StartPage works similar to Google. Go into your URL bar - type "startpage.com" and you can surf the internet like Google does. But - what's the difference between Google and StartPage? What makes StartPage better than other search engines?

Well StartPage.com picks up very similar results as to what Google would pick up. StartPage.com doesn't log your IP address and supports 256 bit SSL. A really cool part about StartPage.com is its proxy tool. For example - lets say you wanted to view the NASA website - enter NASA into the engine, then click "proxy". This will then take you into their site through a secure proxy server. However - bare in mind that it will disable Java.
OpenVPN is a fantastic, easy-to-use proxy tool.

100MB free data each 24hrs. There is also a paid version for those who want more data. Proxies are for those who are really concerned about privacy. It hides your IP address, along with physical location and other details that most websites collect from users.

Proxies can prevent people from tracking down your location. It will also stop your Internet Provider from tracking you. The paid version has cheap deals, not too bad. It does work, and well.
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Google has made some significant improvements in regards to user privacy and security.

Gmail and Google Beta (SSL) now support secured connections. Gmail also has a second password that can be set up and sent to the phone. Google Privacy
Center lets you opt-out of history logging and even a Google Analystics opt-out plugin can be set-up.

In addition to this - Gmail lets you set up usernames and you don't have to use your real one in public forums. Photos and documents can be stored and locked from public view. Google search lets you block up to 500 sites, and Google search also lets you set up a "safe-browsing" mode.

I could go on forever - but Google has improved over the last few months and is more reliable than before. It even monitors the web for your personal information (e.g. your name, address, numbers, etc) once set up.
Asics are the best shoe brand around. It helped support my knee pain during my runs. It reduces the shock to the knee. I also had a friend with Achilles Tendon and he said that Asics was a fantastic shoe. It gave him extra padding and support, thus he was able to keep running and it recovered within a couple months.

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