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Are You a Google Dork?

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Are you a Google Dork? Do you know what it means to be a Google Dork? The fact is Google is a wonderful search engine and it can very easy point you into the direction of your interest. However the darker side of Google, well depending upon how the search engine is used can often lead to information that you would never think would be indexed by Google. Before you begin thinking Google is evil here take note that the data is placed online by anyone with an Internet connection, therefore Google is doing nothing evil rather the search engine … Continue reading

Product Review: AndroXplorer

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AndroXplorer is an essential application for everyone who owns an Android device. Its natural process is the way for Android users to explore folders and files proficiently. While there are numerous file explorers on the market today each falls short in its own way when it comes to measuring up to AndroXplorer. The fine folks at the AndroXplorer has graciously provided five FREE licenses of AndroXplorer v3, just continue reading for details on how to win. Editions There are two versions available and depending upon your needs they provide two very different feature sets. Version 2 is the free light … Continue reading

Is Facebook’s Facial Recognition Going Too Far?

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The facial recognition feature is technology you may take for granted when you upload images on Facebook. The point of view that I take is technology is only as good as those that use it. What am I saying you may ask? All technology has good and bad points and the individual behind the use of the technology makes the difference. For example, just because I have the freedom to publish my thoughts that does not give me the right to do so should it cause harm to another. Using common sense should always be the focal point and as … Continue reading

Google SideWiki: Good or Bad

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Have you heard of this Wiki from Google? I had not and thought I would look a little closer at this product as it initially looked very intriguing to me. This wiki allows anyone to to comment on content as they bounce around on the internet which sounds like a great way to enhance discussions on a given topic but what control do you actually have over the comments being made? Unlike the measures you may have put into place on your own website to control and monitor readers comments this wiki does not allow you a mechanism to block … Continue reading

Office Web Apps Beta

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Microsoft is making the move into Office Web Applications much like Google Docs . While Office Web Apps has been known to the public since October 2008 it has made progress and in my opinion works well but I am still curious how far Microsoft will go. If you want to become an early adopter then sign up for Office Web Apps Beta or keep reading for a way to begun using this new program today. If you do not want to go thru the process of signing up for this program the log into Windows Live and jump over … Continue reading

Goolge Books And Google Book Downloader

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If you have not heard of Google books then you are missing out on a wonderful resource. Book Search works just like web search. Try a search on Google Books and when a  book is located with content that contains a match for your search terms, we’ll link to it in your search results. Google books allows you to perform the following: Browse online Book references Book reviews Purchase or borrow from the library To make things a little more interesting there is an open source project at CodePlex called Google Book Downloader . This is is a free utility that lets out … Continue reading

Cloud Computing In Corporate and Home Environments

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Cloud computing is an Information Technology industry buzz word that is coming on stronger and stronger these days. If you are not sure what cloud computing means then think of it this way. You gather up all of you valuables and bring them to my home for me to keep for you. Would you do this? If so, feel free to contact me. The official definition from WikiPedia is: Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control … Continue reading