Posted by wholeenchilada on March 3, 2008
I came across two useful PDF Tools. The first is PDFMeNot:
Webapp PDFMeNot bypasses the need to wrangle with a separate PDF reader application—instead, it opens PDFs right inside your browser. Billed as “a nicer way of linking to PDFs,” plug in the URL of a PDF and PDFMeNot will webify the document and make it viewable in-browser, as well as offer embed code to include the PDF into any web page. To see it in action, check out the Quicksilver manual PDF as rendered by PDFMeNot. After the jump, check out the embedded version.
For more PDF fun, check out our top 10 PDF tricks.
Learn more about Box.net here: http://www.box.net/
Posted in Internet, Technology, Tools and Utilities | Tagged: box.net, PDF Tools, PDFmenot, PDFs, Technology, Tools and Utilities | 1 Comment »
Posted by wholeenchilada on February 9, 2008
I’m just getting started with using Google Docs and found a great tip via lifehacker: put-documents-online-in-one-click-with-google-docs-uploader. Here’s a clip:
Windows only: Google has released a simple one-purpose application that lets you upload multiple documents at once to a Google Docs account, as well as add right-click uploading options for all the document types accepted by the free online office suit. Before the free app’s release, meant to show off the Google Docs API, your best bet for posting multiple files was through email, but even that had a 500KB size restriction and only worked with certain document types. Not much more to say—it’s a simple, effective tool, and it seems to work pretty quickly. Google Docs Uploader is a free download for Windows only and requires .NET Framework 2.0.
Read more: http://lifehacker.com/348887/put-documents-online-in-one-click-with-google-docs-uploader
You can learn more in a related post: Easily upload your documents to Google Docs!
To demonstrate the functionality of the Documents List Data API, I have released a new sample application that makes uploading your documents even easier. The application works on Windows PCs running the .NET Framework 2.0 or higher.
Download the Documents List Uploader.
Files can be uploaded to Google Docs either by enabling a right-click menu item or through drag-and-drop functionality. This makes it simple to browse through your local files and selectively upload the ones you want to edit, share, or publish using Google Docs.
Read more here: http://googledataapis.blogspot.com/2008/01/easily-upload-your-documents-to-google.html
Posted in blogging, Business, Internet, Technology | Tagged: blogging, Documents Online, google, Google Docs, Internet, Technology, Windows | 3 Comments »
Posted by wholeenchilada on February 4, 2008
Good post on the Microsoft/Yahoo deal from Tech and Biz Buzz: Good Question: Should Microsoft Buy Yahoo?. here’s a brief clip:
Eckel starts with a great line “I read somewhere that over half of acquisitions fail. I think the percentage may much higher than half. ” I think he’s right about the percentage being higher, but maybe it just sounds right. The article proceeds to outline two past big-name acquisitions like “Borland buys Ashton-Tate” and “HP buys Compaq”, and then tackles the current potential big buy – “Microsoft might buy Yahoo”..
Read more here: http://techbizbuzz.blogspot.com/2008/02/good-question-should-microsoft-buy.html
Posted in Business, Internet, Technology | Tagged: Acquisitions, Business, Microsoft, Technology, yahoo! | Leave a Comment »
Posted by wholeenchilada on February 4, 2008
In a post over at download squad titled Yahoo! hands its music business to Rhapsody, author Brad Linder provides some interesting info:
Yahoo! is preparing to dump its Yahoo! Music Unlimited service and replace it with a partnership with RealNetworks’ Rhapsody. A few weeks ago we reported on a rumor that Yahoo! was exploring the idea of launching a DRM-free music store to compete with Apple and Amazon. It looks like the company decided to go another direction.
Both Yahoo! Music Unlimited and Rhapsody allow users to access a large library of on-demand music for a subscription fee. But while Yahoo! has been charging $5.99 to $8.99 per month, Rhapsody charges $12.99 per month. Existing users will have their accounts automatically transferred to Rhapsody, with their music libraries intact. But when you’re contract runs out, you’ll be charged the higher rate.
read more here: http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/02/04/yahoo-hands-its-music-business-to-rhapsody/
I wonder how this all ties into the Yahoo! / Microsoft talks going on? Here’s some related reading:
Posted in Business, Entertainment, Internet, Technology | Tagged: digital music, Internet, RealNetworks, RealNetworks' Rhapsody, Rhapsody, Technology, yahoo!, Yahoo! Music Unlimited | Leave a Comment »
Posted by wholeenchilada on January 26, 2008
A pretty easy solution is offered by Google itself – Add your URL to Google. Here’s a bit’o info from the page:
Share your place on the net with us.
We add and update new sites to our index each time we crawl the web, and we invite you to submit your URL here. We do not add all submitted URLs to our index, and we cannot make any predictions or guarantees about when or if they will appear.
Please enter your full URL, including the http:// prefix. For example: http://www.google.com/. You may also add comments or keywords that describe the content of your page. These are used only for our information and do not affect how your page is indexed or used by Google.
Please note: Only the top-level page from a host is necessary; you do not need to submit each individual page. Our crawler, Googlebot, will be able to find the rest. Google updates its index on a regular basis, so updated or outdated link submissions are not necessary. Dead links will ‘fade out’ of our index on our next crawl when we update our entire index.
Read more here: http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl
The process itself is very simple. At the page above there is a text box where you enter your site URL and a second for optional comments on your site or blog. Once the info is entered you type in the security letters from the image on the page and click “Add URL”. Your site should be crawled by Googlebots on the next run.
If for some reason you should ever need to remove your site or blog from Google click here for more information.
Posted in blogging, Blogging Tips, Internet, Technology | Tagged: blogging, google, Google Index, Googlebot, Internet, Technology | 4 Comments »
Posted by wholeenchilada on January 23, 2008
Ever wondered what anonymous web surfing really is and why you might want to use it? Here’s some info from a post titled What is anonymous surfing?
Anonymous surfing is browsing web sites privately.
Anonymous surfing encompasses two different forms of privacy:
- Privacy protection from the web site you are browsing.
- Privacy protection from eavesdroppers who may be watching your network connection.
Anonymous web surfing works by putting a proxy server between the user and the web site. The web browser talks to the proxy server, and the proxy server talks to the web site.
The web site does not know who you are, it only knows who the anonymous proxy server is. The anonymous proxy server does know who you are — so you had better choose an anonymous proxy server that you trust.
Going online and browsing anonymous isn’t just for people looking to hide bad habits, it protects your privacy and will stop websites from dumping cookies and temporary internet files on your system, and also help stave off phishing attacks, identify theft and more:
There are many reasons why someone would want to do anonymous surfing. People surf anonymously to protect themselves from the government, their employers, or nosy family members.
People in Iran use anonymous surfing to prevent being executed in the streets. People in corporate America use anonymous surfing to avoid sharing the details of their personal lives with their employers. Everyone uses anonymous surfing to protect their privacy from nosy web sites and annoying advertisers.
There are different types of anonymous web surfing:
Anonymous surfing through a web site — With these systems, you browse the web site of the anonymous proxy server and enter in the URL of the web page you actually want to surf.
Anonymous surfing through client applications — With these systems, you download and install a client application which manages the details of anonymous surfing for you.
Anonymous surfing though an anonymous web proxy service — With these services, you configure your browser to point to an anonymous web proxy. These systems are public and are setup and advertised for anonymous proxy usage.
Anonymous surfing though an anonymous server — With these systems, you configure your browser to point to an anonymous web proxy. These systems are published in constantly updated lists on many web sites on the Internet. You normally do not know who is running each of these anonymous proxy servers. You hope it isn’t someone who is recording your traffic.
As for the “best” free anonymous browsing website or proxy service, it’s hard to say since new sites and services are popping up all the time, while others fade to black. Your best bet will be to do a quick internet search and weed through the current top dogs.
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