Check If a Web Site Is Safe Or Not!!!!!

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Whether you’re accessing popular social networking sites or other communication apps such as your WebMail portal and IM clients, the links let you dive into a world of new information. With one click, you may end up enjoying a great story, or on the other hand unfortunately trying to crawl your way out of a potentially harming website.

You may have your anti-virus and Malware removal tools programs installed, but they will not prevent you from clicking any of those potentially-harmful-but-so-interestingly-looking Twitter, FaceBook or email links.

 

The best recommendation I can offer is to browse smart. That means you ought to always double-check the URL of your social networking site, and e-mail site, banking site before you log in. Most browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer, now include a color-change on the left side of the location bar to indicate that the site has been verified as legitimate. It’s always a good idea to type in the URL by hand, and to never follow links from an e-mail.

There are two general indications of a secured web page:

1) Check the web page URL :

Normally, when browsing the web, the URLs (web page addresses) begin with the letters “http”.  However, over a secure connection the address displayed should begin with “https” – note the “s” at the end.

 

2) Check for the “Lock” icon :

There is a de facto standard among web browsers to display a “lock” icon somewhere in the window of the browser (NOT in the web page display area!)  For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer displays the lock icon in the lower-right of the browser window:

As another example, Mozilla’s FireFox Web Browser displays the lock icon in the lower-left corner:

THE LOCK ICON IS NOT JUST A PICTURE!  Click (or double-click) on it to see details of the site’s security.  This is important to know because some fraudulent web sites are built with a bar at the bottom of the web page to imitate the lock icon of your browser!  Therefore it is necessary to test the functionality built into this lock icon.  Furthermore, it is very important to KNOW YOUR BROWSER! Check your browser’s help file or contact the makers of your browser software if you are unsure how to use this functionality.

 

There are several services you can use to verify a link.

1.) Google Safe Browsing

2.) hpHosts.

3.) Norton Safe Web

4.) Unmasked Parasites

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Khan Academy Integrates With Digital Textbooks

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The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit educational organization, created in 2006 by MIT graduate educatorSalman Khan.

With the stated mission of “providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere”, the website supplies a free online collection of more than 2,400 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics and computer science.

Khan academy awards :

  • Salman Khan has been featured in San Francisco Chronicle, on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), The Colbert Report, National Public Radio, CNN,and CNN Money.
  • In 2009, the Khan Academy received the MicrosoftTech Award for education.
  • In 2010 at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Bill Gates endorsed the learning resource, calling it “unbelievable” and saying “I’ve been using [Khan Academy] with my kids.”
  • In 2010, Google’s Project 10100 provided $2 million to support the creation of more courses, to allow for translation of the Khan Academy’s content, and to allow for the hiring of additional staff.
  • In 2011, Salman Khan delivered a TED talk.
  • On May 4, 2011, Salman Khan appeared on Charlie Rose.
  • Salman Khan appeared on The Colbert Report on June 2, 2011.
  • An article featuring Khan Academy and Salman Khan appeared in the August 2011 issue of Wired Magazine

 

Once bill gates saw a video lecture and he called that 12 minute video lecture “the start of revolution”.

That lecture will now be linked with the material in some digital textbooks.

Etextbook maker Kno announced Monday that it will integrate thousands of tutorial videos from Khan Academy into its books.

Salman Khan, started creating videos  in order to help his cousins with their math homework. Video production quality does not extend beyond the capabilities of Microsoft Paint.

Kno will be linking them to its books through a new “smart links” feature. When students click on a Khan Academy tutorial from a new tab on one of Kno’s digital pages, Khan’s explanation of that topic plays within the book.

Khan said that “We’re excited that Kno sees the value in our mission and has integrated our videos and study tools directly into their books,” .

 

 

 

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Twitter To Join Facebook & RIM for Riot Talks With UK Government

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Last night twitter announced that it will attend  a meeting with UK Home Secretary Theresa May and other UK officials

and in this meeting they ask about the role social media played in riots earlier this month.

 

 

riot is a form of civil disorder characterized often by disorganized groups lashing out in a sudden and intense rash of violence against authorityproperty or people. While individuals may attempt to lead or control a riot, riots are typically chaotic and exhibit herd behavior, and usually generated by civil unrest.

Earlier Facebook and BlackBerry-maker RIM confirmed their participation in the meeting , but this time a Twitter spokesperson only said, “We’d be happy to listen.”

After it became clear that some rioters were using social media and BlackBerry messenger to coordinate violence, UK Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament that the government was examining whether to ban suspected troublemakers in the riot from using social media and other digital communication tools.

UK Prime Minister said that “When social media are used like violence for the society we need to stop them.” So we are working with the Police, the Intelligence Services and Industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these websites and services when we know they are plotting violence.”

 

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A Slick, Fun Way To Teach Yourself How To Program @Codecademy

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If you don’t know how to program and you have not sufficient amount of money to appoint a teacher or join any coaching center then not to take worry because Codecademy might just be the answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a web-based, interactive programming tutorial that holds your hand and walks you through the basics of JavaScript. At this point it’s just getting started — the lessons only go as far as ‘While’ loops — but it clearly has loads of potential for one key reason: it actually feels fun.

As soon as you open Codecademy.com you’ll be giving assignment to complete the first lesson, which involves printing out and finding the length (in letters) of your name. It isn’t until you’ve made it through a few lessons that the site prompts you to create a user account, when it reminds you that if you don’t register, all of your progress will be lost. At which point you’ll probably register.

 

 

 

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HP Kills Off TouchPad And webOS Phones …..@Official

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HP has announced that they will be discontinuing operations for Touch Pad and all web OS phones.

 

HP is going to optimize the value of web OS software in a forwarded direction but also clarified that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices such as webOS phones and the Touch pad.
This is a bad news for the persons who are web OS die-hards (including myself ) many of whom have waited for the product for a long time — first in hopes that Palm would launch a device worthy of the rather fantastic operating system, and later in hopes that HP’s attainment of Palm would be the spark to the fire that just never seemed to light.
On the otherside, web OS itself isn’t dead — at least, not just yet. HP’s wording up above leaves things a bit vague, with at least two potential routes left open: licensing webOS to others, and sticking webOS in other, non-phone/tablet devices (HP has already mentioned plans to put it in printers and cars.) Until further notice, however, it’s essentially dead in the water.

 

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Dozuki, A New Cloud Service For Manuals….@iFixIt

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Dozuki is a Japanese word which means a Saw used for very precise cuts.

iFixIt, which is basically known for providing Apple upgrade guides and supplies, is branching out into cloud services for hardware, appliance, and chemical manufacturers. The new project of  iFixIt called “Dozuki”, is currently in beta and it aims to streamline the process of technical documentation by creating a Wiki-like environment for documentation.
The company has been testing their software with Make Magazine for the past year and they point to Autodesk’s acquisition of Instructables as an example of how ripe this environment is for disruption.
Dozuki has been used to create simple instructions for iFixIt customers and the plan is expand to companies like Ryobi and Home Depot. For example, a client can create a manual like this one for a RROD fix for the Xbox using a cloud-based server that supports multiple editors at once. An entire team can talk about each part of a device separately – think a folder of “how-tos” for major hardware items for woodworking and metalwork, for example – and offer helpful tips to customers in store or after purchase.

The site is in beta now and will launch this Fall. You can sign up for a beta account and the service will cost about $100 for small corporate clients and $499 for larger organizations.

 

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Google launched a new music discovery site called @”Magnifier”

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Google has today launched a new site geared towards helping Google Music users discover new music. The site, called Magnifier,will feature music, videos, live performances, interviews and free songs that users of Google Music beta can add to their collection.


The site is launching today featuring My Morning Jacket and Google is giving away two tracks to Music Beta users. To get the tracks you’ll need a Music Beta membership. Magnifier will be featuring a free song of the day, much in the way that Apple does via iTunes.
The Song of the Day section features a bit of details about the artist featured including a brief review snippet and alvum cover art. You can, of course, ‘Plus one’ the song, sharing it in your Google+ stream. Ironically, this remains one of the only ways to get songs into your Google Music account outside of downloading the Google Music Manager as Google does not currently have an online store.

Google is also featuring an ‘Artist of the Week’ in the Antenna section. The artists featured here are handpicked by Google Music experts and have a series of songs available for free addition to your Google Music library. Once you’ve clicked the ‘Add Free Music’ button, it turns into a shortcut that allows you to jump to your Google Music library to listen to the tracks now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Promo codes coupon discount list of GoDaddy for 2009

GoDaddy.com is primarily an Internet domain registrar and hosting company and for other sevices too.here is the list some coupon codes that make you spend lesser money than you pay to buy a domain name or other services on GoDaddy.com. please read the list thoroghly and find the appropriate code for you either in hurry you may get a less discount

GoDaddy promo codes and GoDaddy coupons valid in 2009:

You can abort sent messages on Gmail


Google add new feature to Gmail,you can access it by using google lab feature.It allow users to recall e-mail that they have sent by mistake. This feature work on a technique by grabbing email which have sent by mistake.
The option of Undo Send will came that lets you abort the delivery of any Gmail message within moments of sending it. Undo Send can be activated from the Settings/Labs tab in Gmail.
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After activation of the feature, a new ‘Undo’ link will appear next to every sent e-mail confirmation. When clicked, ‘Undo’ will take you back to the composing window and confirm the retrieval of the e-mail.