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The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that communicate with each other. However, most users think of Internet in terms of the services and products that are available on the web. In this guide book we have compiled numerous tips, tricks and how to tutorials for Internet services that both novice and experienced users can use. You may want to bookmark this page for later reference. Additionally, we would highly appreciate if you can share this guide book with your friends and family.
Most people dont get any clue of unauthorized access of their Wi-Fi connection. Using someone else’s Wi-Fi connection is akin to stealing, where in this case the person is stealing your wireless bandwidth. In this article we will explain how to get notified of unauthorized access to your Wi-Fi.
How to Get Notified Of Unauthorized Access To Your Wi-Fi
We have a free and lightweight app named Wireless Network Watcher that basically pings you whenever a new connection is made to your Wi-Fi connection. In order to use Wireless Network Watcher, follow the steps listed below:
- Download Wireless Network Watcher. You can get it from this link.
- Now install the app.
- Make sure that you have set it to run automatically when your PC boots.
- Once its up, you should set it to alert you when someone connects to your Wi-Fi. In order to do so click on Options.
- Now select “Beep On New Device” and “Background Scan.”
- Now start the scan by pressing the “Start Scanning” button.
- All new connections will now trigger an alert.
That’s all there to make your Wi-Fi secure from intrusions. We also recommend you have a look at the video from CNET below.
If you are one of those persons who browse private surface in public settings, such as your office then there might be times when you would have to leave your desk while having the private browsing session open. In this article we will explain how to automatically close private browsing session in Firefox after a certain inactivity period.
How to Automatically Close Private Browsing Session In Firefox After A Certain Inactivity Period
Firefox now has a new extension called PB Exit. PB Exit just closes your private browsing windows on Firefox automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity i.e. after 10 minutes have passed since the last page load or tab switch.
PB Exit is one of the simplest Firefox extensions. After you have it installed, it would just run in the background and will close private browsing tabs after 10 minutes of inactivity. Currently PB Exit does not have any settings, but the developer has made a note in the extension’s description that he may allow users the ability to set customer idle time in the future.
A lot of social marketers will tell you to throw ROI out of the window when it comes to social media. This is not entirely true. Some marketers however, are of the view that there is a certain value in each and every like or follow. The infographics embedded below tries to answer this precise question i.e. what exactly is the value of a particular like or follow on social media sites.
Internet can be considered as the most informative revolution of the last century. The infographics embedded below takes a look at what a day means on the Internet. In just a single day more information is consumed by the internet traffic to fill 168 million DVDs, 294 billion emails are sent, 2 million blog posts are written, 172 million different people visit Facebook and so on. So do have a look at the amazing phenomena that is the Internet in the infographics below.
We all know about the divide between the rich and poor, white and black, east and west and so on. However, there is one more kind of divide, this is the digital divide i.e. the divide that exists between the people who have access to the Internet revolution and the ones who have no way of accessing this immense knowledge base. The infographics embedded below takes a look at how the digital divide is affecting us in 2012.
PayPal is a faster, safer and popular way to send money, make an online payment or receive money on the internet. Millions of online users utilize the PayPal’s payment processing system services as it supports user-to-user transactions.
The accounts of new PayPal users are limited automatically, if they are not yet verified. In this case, unverified PayPal users cannot access to certain site features, cannot withdraw to a bank account or transfer amount to other users in case the amount is larger than the set limit.
The PayPal account is verified through two options; firstly adding and confirming a bank account or verifying credit card. Attention! The two verification options prescribed above may not be available in all the countries. (View this PayPal site’s page in order to get additional information about the different countries)
You can easily verify PayPal account by just clicking on the Get Verified link, which is located under the welcome message on the start page.
Now, you may be given two options to verify your PayPal account either by Credit Card or by bank Account.
Verifying PayPal via Bank Account
If you are verifying PayPal by means of bank account, then you will be asked to enter the bank account information in the verification form. Now, PayPal makes two small payments to your account in the subsequent business days. These payments will be listed in your account statement and once that are listed, make sure that you confirm it. You need to visit PayPal website once more in order to complete the verification process.
Verifying PayPal via Credit Card
If you are verifying PayPal by means of credit card, then PayPal will remove small amount of money from your credit card in your card’s verification process. The PayPal will reimburse the money to your PayPal account once the verification process is completed. The verification of credit card is much faster than bank account verification.
Verifying PayPal via Virtual Credit Card
What will you do, if you cannot verify your PayPal account by credit card or bank account? Don’t worry! You can create a virtual credit card and make full use of the virtual card in verification process. You can avail the services of EntroPay that provides virtual credit cards. However, these services are priced and charge you little amount of money when you deposit money in your virtual credit card.
In the case of EntroPay, the service will only charge for loading a credit card, exchange fees and money that is transferred to the card. The service of account creation of virtual visa card is free of cost. However, the EntroPay account needs verification as well.
Please make a note that the initial account limitation is different from other PayPal account limitations. There are numerous reasons of PayPal limiting the account, which is common activity.
The good news is that the verification of the PayPal account by means of virtual credit card work for users from all over the world. But, you will still encounters problems while withdrawing money from PayPal. You need a bank account to withdraw money or else I am not 100% certain that you can withdraw money to a credit card.
Alternatively, Credit card is best option among the lot as it is easy to verify the account and fund money. Moreover, you have features like limiting the automatic withdrawals to a specific sum of money.
Use of 64-bit web browser on your Windows PC can provide performance benefits according to some benchmarks on your 64-bit version of Windows. Till today, the 64-bit version of Windows doesn’t use 64-bit browsers by default as they are still in their early stage of development. We can expect that most of the software will soon adapt to 64-bit browsers just like Adobe Flash that now supports 64-bit browser.
If you are a Windows user, you may want to read this article to learn about 64-bit web browser and its use on Windows. If you are a Linux user, there is no need to do anything as 64-bit Linux distributions include 64-bit browsers by default.
While the older 32-bit version of Firefox works perfectly, the new 64-bit version of Firefox 8 is 10% faster than previous version, according to ExtremeTech. Even though, Mozilla still does not announced official release of stable 64-bit builds of Firefox but you can run 64-bit Firefox on Windows. The choices you may have are a stable-but-unofficial Waterfox or an official-but-unstable nightly build.
So far, nightly builds of Firefox are offered by Mozilla for testers. Mozilla is constantly updating so the build can break. It is not recommended to use them as your primary browser. If you visit the Firefox Nightly website, it lists only 64-bit builds for Linux and do not mention about any builds for Windows.
If you look for the “win64” installer, you can find 64-bit builds buried on Mozilla’s FTP site.
A good 64-bit build of Firefox for Windows is “Waterfox“. The 64-bit build is based on the stable release of Firefox unlike the nightly version from Mozilla. If you have already used nighty builds, you can see that the Waterfox offers more stable and big-free experience.
The bad news is, Mozilla has no plan to officially release a 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows in 2012, according to Mozilla technical writer Jean-Yves Perrier.
I believe, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is leading all other web browsers when it comes to 64-bit browsing on Windows. You can find a 64-bit version of Internet Explorer installed by default on your 64-bit version of Windows.
You may face a problem if you actually want to use the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer as your default browser, though. Microsoft wont allow any user to set 64-bit IE as default browser, to avoid any such situation in which a user accidentally set up 64-bit Internet Explorer as their default browser and ends up in facing plug-in compatibility problems.
Windows still allows you to add its shortcut to your desktop or you can also pin the 64-bit version to your taskbar .
You may need to know location of 64-bit IE if you want to set it as your default program for certain file types e.g .htm files. You can locate the 64-bit version at C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe, and 32-bit version at C:Program Files (x86)Internet Exploreriexplore.exe.
If you are a Google Chrome user, there is a bad news for you, Google Chrome only has a 64-bit version for Linux. According to their official website, they do not have any plan so far to build 64-bit Chrome and Chromium for Windows.
Even though, no one has done the work so far but the good news is that it should only need “a small number of tweaks” to compile for 64-bit Windows.
Good news for Opera users is that Opera is almost there to launch a 64-bit version for Windows. It is right now releasing 64-bit development snapshots for Windows. Even though, these are still unstable so don’t try to use them as your web browser. It is now possible to run 64-bit versions of Opera to run 32-bit plug-ins as Opera advertises out-of-process plug-ins as a new feature.
“Opera Next” is branded on all the development snapshots but it also display a black-and-white logo that indicates that the work is still in progress.
64-bit browser always face a Plug-in problem for almost all browsers. 64-bit binary browser compilation is easy but it is difficult to drag plug-in developers along. Even though, most popular plugins like Java and Flash now supports 64-bit browsers, but many other plug-ins still do not support 64-bit browsers. As older versions of Flash and Java do not support 64-bit browsers, you may have to install latest versions of both.
To download, you can visit the Adobe Flash Player download page in a 64-bit browser. If you install a 64-bit version you can also find a 32-bit version for your 32-bit browsers included.
To download Java as a Java user, Go to manual download page and you can download a 64-bit build of Java from there. The 64-bit build of Java also includes a 64-bit plug-in. If you want to use both 32 and 64-bit browsers on your computer, you have to download and install separate Java Packages for both.
I hope you will find it interesting to work with 64-bit version of browsers after reading this article. Feel free to provide us your feedback in the comments below!!
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Mobile devices have now been too pervasive that you dont even have to say that its pervasive, everyone already knows about it. With this pervasiveness, comes an opportunity for the marketers to spread their message across these mobile devices as well. The infographics embedded below presents 10 mobile marketing insights that you need to know.