Posts tagged Internet

Dropbox Enhancements

 Dropbox just dumped a ton of new productivity features on users of its file storage and collaboration service that are all aimed at making it easier for people to get work done within its applications.

iOS users can now scan documents directly into the service. Also can get started with creating Microsoft Office files from that app.


The Future of Google Maps

  At the SMX Advanced Local session in Seattle on June 22nd, Google unveiled some more detail about their plans for promoted pins on Google Maps. …

In that example, the focus was on branded pins during a driving experience—imagine something like a paid-for golden arches pin from McDonald’s on your trip to Yellowstone this summer.

…In fact, the legal industry may have pioneered the concept of Google Map spam; back in 2008, Mike Blumenthal wrote an article called “Ambulance Chasing in the Age of Google Maps,” wherein he showed different law firms offices suddenly appearing at the location of a train accident.


‘Google of the Bible’ goes live, the result of five years of work by a team from Herzog College, includes the first comprehensive digital edition of the Bible, commentary, articles, religious lessons, and Google Maps that let users “tour” biblical locations.

The online Bible is the fruit of five years of work by a team of 10 researchers who wanted to make not only the Bible itself, but also biblical commentary, scholarly articles, and religious lessons accessible through a user-friendly site.

The team plans to have the site translated into five more languages in 2017, as well as integrate film clips and a GPS navigation system that will enable users to navigate key biblical sites.


Are You Being Throttled? Probably

slow downWe’ve written about this problem before. In late 2015 Netflix on our system slowed to below 2.0mps. We figured it was the local net. It was Verizon. Then when a law suit was settled in January, our speeds mysteriously jumped back to the “advertised” 5mps and all was good. But then, they’ve been slowing down once again. I found this piece in Small Dog’s newsletter quite interesting . . . Continue reading »

LitHub Launches Book Marks

Literary Hub, the online resource for fans of the written word that launched last year, unveiled Book Marks, a new project to that creates a database of critical chatter.”

Book Marks will help readers find books they will love by giving them access to the critical discourse that is an essential part of our ecosystem,”

…But perhaps Book Marks’ greatest strength is that it can function as an alternative to Amazon, which has become a default source of information on books, despite its often contentious relationship with the literary world.

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15 Important Google URLs

This article on Loud Techie contains links and brief description of the purpose for each of these 15 URLs.   Continue reading »

ICANN Report : impending trouble, Chinese, RySG Amendments, money & corruption

User Group Network UGN Safenetting ICANN report I had a discussion the other day with a supposedly ‘computer savvy’ person and was quite surprised to discover they knew nothing about the sordid history surrounding the DNS system and ICANN. Like most everyone else, they were quite honkey-dorey about the internet, thinking it’s just fine and there’s no need to worry. That in itself is cause for worry.

  • Cruz touts bill as ‘last chance’ to delay internet domain handoff
  • Next Round of New TLDs May Not Happen Until 2020, Says ICANN
  • Chinese firms jump on trading opportunity in new domain names
  • ICANN, RySG Propose Amendment to New gTLD Registry Agreement
  • ICANN vs. the Federal Reserve
  • ICANN sued by gTLD applicant
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Folx 5.0 released

Frankfurt, Germany – Eltima Software has announced the release of new version of Folx 5.0, their download manager for Mac OS X. Folx 5.0 features revised interface and lots of newly added options. Retina displays are supported as well as the latest Mac OS X versions. There are two editions of Folx – Free and PRO.  Continue reading »

Major Update to Pixelmator for Mac

Vilnius, Lithuania – The Pixelmator Team has introduced Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon, a major update to its full-featured, powerful, and fast image editor for Mac. Pixelmator 3.5 Canyon brings an incredibly smart Quick Selection Tool, a Magnetic Selection Tool that automatically snaps to object edges, a powerful Pixelmator Retouch extension for the Photos app, and more. Pixelmatr 3.5 Canyon is available as a free upgrade from the Mac App StoreContinue reading »

A new wave of exploit email has arrived


Keeping Up With Reddit: Use IFTTT

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I found this ResearchBuzz article to be interesting: “…I imagine it would be difficult to aggregate 73 million submissions on a site as wide-ranging as Reddit and not have something turn up that would be of interest or of use to you. Your field of interest would have to be very limited.”

“… IFTTT stands for “IF This, Then That”. You put the channels together in “recipes,” so that if something happens on one channel, something happens on another channel. As you might imagine, this lets you set up a lot of time-saving tasks. And best of all, IFTTT is free!

I didn’t even have Reddit on my mind when I went to set up some recipes in IFTTT — but browsing through the channels, I noticed there was one for Reddit. And then I noticed how powerful it was. …”

The author goes on to show exactly how to setup an IFTTT recipe. I’m going to have to try this myself.

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10 Free Online Batch Image Tools

  This article on MakeUseOf website lists 10 Free Online Batch Image Tools to Resize, Convert & Optimize images.  Continue reading »

Social Media : 2016 Candidates Need Social Media to Win Latino Voters

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Juan Garcia is Editor-in-Chief for Digital Trends Español, and says Latinos Mobilized for 2016 Election. As we get closer and closer to the 2016 elections, the competition gets hotter and hotter. Digital communictions and digital ethics are more involved in this election than any in the past! Garcia sends this article to UGNN:

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FBI : Sextortion and Cyberstalking — How a Single Tip Uncovered an International Scheme


Digital Evidence Response Team The investigation that uncovered a far-reaching sextortion scheme by a U.S. State Department employee at the U.S. Embassy in London all started with a single complaint by a young victim in Kentucky. She went to the police.

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Axel – The Smart Download Manager for OS X

MADE IN AMERICA Bellevue, Washington – Independent developer, Chris Li has announced the release of Maxel 2.0.2, an important update to his download accelerator app for OS X. Maxel offers the ability to accelerate file downloads by using up to 100 simultaneous connections to carry the transfer load. The app offers users drag-and-drop convenience, as well as a built-in web browser, and also offers integration with popular web browsers. Continue reading »