Out of 1000 people surveyed after being cut off from the Internet for 24 hours, 53% reported feeling “upset” about being deprived of online access and 40% said that they felt lonely after not being able to connect to the Internet. Participants described the digital detox akin to quitting drinking or smoking and one even said it was like having his hand chopped off (!).
This British survey comes after a University of Maryland study in April that came to pretty much the same conclusion — With one student saying that she was “itching like a crackhead” after abstaining from any form of media for 24 hours. Geez.
Add this insight to the yet un-proven concerns that smartphone usage leads to Cancer and the smoking analogy becomes more and more apt (see image left). But for the moment Googling the name of a movie you can’t remember is hands down a lot healthier than smoking an actual cigarette, at least physically. For the moment.
But one key feature of the Mac App Store is that a single purchased license permits downloading of the software to any machines owned or controlled by the person linked to that Apple ID and logged in with the account. That key feature means that the iLife licenses issued to new computers via the Mac App Store permit users to download the software to their other Macs that may not have been upgraded to the latest version of iLife.
Purchase an app on your laptop, and you can launch the Mac App Store app on your iMac, click the Purchases button, and install that same app without having to purchase it again.
The iLife license you get when you set up one of the latest Macs is no different. Which means that if you haven’t yet gotten around to upgrading to iLife ’11, buying a new Mac mini or MacBook Air essentially gets you iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand for all your Macs running OS X 10.6.6 or later (since you need at least that version of Snow Leopard to run the Mac App Store). And this isn’t sneaky or dishonest—it’s right there in the Mac App Store’s software license.
This new standard for Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRANs) takes advantage of the favorable transmission characteristics of the VHF and UHF TV bands to provide broadband wireless access over a large area up to 100 km from the transmitter. Each WRAN will deliver up to 22 Mbps per channel without interfering with reception of existing TV broadcast stations, using the so-called white spaces between the occupied TV channels.The technology will be great in rural areas and developing countries with vacant TV channels, IEEE says. In our view, this could also knock out any rationale for the much talked-about AT&T/T-Mobile merger. For example, why use pricey cellular data if your phone is within the range of a 802.22 hotspot? Apple is one of the leading backers of WiFi and has long ago incorporated wireless capabilities to all their products. As of recently, Apple ships its Macs with souped up WiFi capable of hitting 450Mbps over wireless networks, even though they aren’t advertising this as a feature.
The public administration committee said an "obscene amount of public money" was being wasted on IT.
The government said it was already making "significant improvements" to the way it bought computer equipment.
Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to bring the curtain down on the era of vast government IT projects that had dominated Labour's time in power.
The coalition has called a halt to schemes costing more than £100m as it looks to reduce the UK's budget deficit.
In its report, the public administration committee recommends that departments across Whitehall use more small and medium-sized IT suppliers to increase competition and bring down prices.
I’m a big fan of Edovia’s Screen VNC client for the iPhone and iPad. Whilst I still use LogMeIn when I need to access my computer’s filesystem remotely and I enjoy the service’s social features and network-recognition capabilities (when combined with Hamachi), my basic VNC needs can be easily satisfied with Screens, which provides a very intuitive interface to set up new computers, connect to them, and use them. I don’t recall a single time I haven’t used Screens at least once a day in the past few months to quickly connect to my iMac while I’m on the couch, and fire up some Spotify through the room. For quick connections, Screens is a great app — it even works on 3G and remote Wi-Fi networks thanks to a companion desktop app that will make your Mac available outside your local network.
In my overview of the improved Screen Sharing app in OS X Lion, I detailed how Apple enhanced the system utility with new clipboard features, per-user login, and possibility of grabbing a screenshot of the connected machine. With Screens for Mac, released last week, Edovia offers an alternative to Apple’s default Screen Sharing app that doesn’t have new breakthrough functionalities, but dramatically improves the organization of your remote desktops, and gives you more control over what you’re connecting to.
How To Set Up A VPN Server On Your Mac and Access Everything Remotely With An iPhone
Once installed on multiple computers, what Hamachi does is very simple: it lets two or more machines communicate with each other within a “group” (Hamachi calls it “Network”) and share some functionalities of the OS as if they were on the same local network. These computers can actually “see” each other even if they’re connected remotely through Hamachi’s tunneled service.
Basically, it’s like plugging two computers together with a virtual cable that runs on the Internet and it’s entirely secure. With this method, a MacBook Pro and an iMac installed in two different locations will be capable of interacting with each other’s filesystem, screen, or iTunes library. As you can guess, this turns Hamachi into a powerful (and free up to 16 computers for non-commercial use) alternative to Apple’s Back to My Mac service, which is a feature of the (paid) MobileMe.
As you can see in the image above, not only does Hamachi put a remote shared iTunes library into your computer, but it also completely emulates Back to my Mac’s functionality when it comes to accessing another (non-local) computer from the Finder’s sidebar. You’ll be able to screenshare, navigate the filesystem, and open shared folders as if the remote Mac was on your local network. VNC, AFP and SMB work perfectly with Hamachi, which is nothing but a lightweight VPN client that establishes a secure connection between two computers that are not running on the same network.
To achieve the same configuration of the screenshot above, you just need to sign up for a new Hamachi account. Existing LogMeIn users can add the service to their account, or sign up and “link it” later. Here’s what you have to do: download and install Hamachi on your first Mac, and create a new network. Choose a network ID (preferably one that people can’t guess) and a strong password. Hit Create and wait for Hamachi to finish its initial synchronizing process; your Mac will be assigned a virtual local IP address, and you should see a green status icon next to the network’s name and your computer in Hamachi’s main window. Now open your second machine, and install Hamachi because you’ll need to join the network you’ve created on the first Mac. Choose “Join an existing network” from the menubar, type in the Network ID and password, and hit Join. Within seconds, your Macs will be “connected” to each other through Hamachi’s VPN and you should see a new icon pop up in your Finder’s sidebar showing a computer under the Shared tab. Of course, you need to have File Sharing and Screen Sharing enabled in System Preferences to be able to remotely control a screen, or open shared folders. If everything has been set up correctly, you should have a fast and reliable alternative to Back to My Mac up and running on all your computers. In addition to file sharing functionalities and iTunes Home Sharing, Hamachi also comes with a plethora of settings to play with to adjust security, UI and connections, plus a neat Chat feature that’s encrypted in AES-256 and enables you to securely chat with another (hopefully trusted) person that’s using a remote computer.
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When you want to merge two websites (either or both being a blog), yet keep the content of each separate, the most obvious solution is to use the same template on each, and link between the two in a consistent fashion. The reader of either blog never has to know when he's viewing the other, unless he habitually observes the content of the browser Address window.
But how about if you would like to display one blog, in its entirety, in the middle of the other blog page? That's a feature called an IFrame. It's a deceptively simple solution too.
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Most of us who blog just setup a blog, and start. Some people already have a web site, and simply want to add a Blogger blog to the web site. Other people have two (or more) blogs, and want to display all blogs as one.
You can combine your blogs and / or web sites using several techniques - and each different technique produces a slightly different effect.
- You could simply link the blog, and the web site, to each other. You can have links embedded in the posts, in a linklist in the sidebar, or even in a custom navbar / tab bar at the top of the page, to take your readers between the blog and website pages.
- You could display one or more feeds from the blog, on a page in the web site. Note however that this won't work, if the blog is private.
- You could make the blog part of the domain structure of the website. The URL of the web site and the blog, being combined, will improve name recognition from your readers, and from the search engines.
- You could use the blog template on the web site, and make the blog and web site look like the same space.
- You could display the blog, in an IFrame, on a page in the web site. Note that IFrames are subject to security restrictions, and may not work from BlogSpot.Com, on everybody's browser.
- You could do any, or all, of the above, in combination. Think about what you want to accomplish, and use your imagination.
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Albolio is a service design to help us create a quick and simple Photosite by using our flikr or Picasa photostreams as source. I found it while browsing the numerous apps in the flickr App Garden. The sample screenshot easily caught my eye and after reading the short feature list, I decided to try it out.
Flickr Easy Photo Post - Greasemonkey - 6V8 - Production of my Mind
Albolio: Picasa & Flickr at Facebook and your personal photo site
Boinx Software - PhotoPresenter - Overview
YoxView - jQuery image viewer plugin
Michael Mase | design & development for web
closer look at 3rd party embed instructions referred to by vanroekel - here: SimpleViewer Embedding Guide - relevant to embedding pwa+php solution
A - general principles:
- place entire contents of viewer/gallery folder in same folder that contains the html page (Page) in which the photos are to be viewed
- locate and copy the "embed code"
- paste the embed code in the body of Page where the album/gallery is to appear
- load browser and test if it works
- a separate html file is provided, from which the embed code is extracted
- some code to paste in the header
- some code topmast in the body
- throw away code-donor html file after doing this
Windows Live Photo Gallery is a free picture and video clip organizer.
A simple solution for uploading your images as a gallery but with some bugs.
Photo album maker for blogger
More Photo album maker for blogger
Thumbnail albums can be created in Blogger using or by hardcoding them in the Edit Html tab of the post Editor. It is preferable to do the latter as it gives you better control besides saving on the cost of third party software.....
The first step is to upload your image to a freehost like Googlepages. Do not upload to Blogger as it resizes your image to arbitrary sizes. After uploading image as described in Upload Files to Blogger copy down the link to the image. Then login to Dashboard of Blogger and click on +New Post link. The Post Editor opens and click on Edit Html tab ofPost Editor. Use the following code to paste the image in it :
Adjust the numbers 50 by clicking on the Preview link in top frame of Post Editor. This uses HTML to resize your image. Because of this the image loads faster. As an example I have used this function to load a wallpaper of Andrea Rincon below.
The actual size of this image is 1024 by 768 pixels. Click on the image to see actual size.
SiteSucker for Mac OS X
SiteSucker is a Macintosh application that automatically downloads Web sites from the Internet. It does this by asynchronously copying the site's Web pages, images, backgrounds, movies, and other files to your local hard drive. Just enter a URL (Uniform Resource Locator), press return, and SiteSucker can download an entire Web site.
SiteSucker can be used to make local copies of Web sites. It can download files unmodified or "localize" the files it downloads, allowing you to browse a site offline.
Version 3.44-1 (02/28/2011)Many engine fixes since older 3.4X releases
It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site's relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the "mirrored" website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.
WinHTTrack is the Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Seven release of HTTrack, and WebHTTrack the Linux/Unix/BSD release. See the download page.
By Kevin Purdy Oct 22, 2007 9:14 AM
by Steven Sande Jul 20th 2011 at 11:30AMDuring my testing of OS X Lion during the last month, I decided to take a break from my beloved Sparrow to see if the reboot of Mail.app could bring me back into the fold. I hate to tell the Sparrow team, but I'm heading to back to Mail. In this post, I'll discuss the features that have made me happy with Mail again
Lion's Mission Control represents the evolution of three technologies introduced with earlier versions of Mac OS X: Spaces, Exposé and Dashboard. With Mac OS X Lion, Apple has merged the three into a single interface, called Mission Control. It offers an at-a-glance overview of the applications and documents you've got open as well as distinct virtual workspaces (which I'll call "desktops"). With Mission Control, you can keep applications separated while maintaining a bird's-eye view of what's going on. Here's what you need to know about Mission Control in Mac OS X Lion.
No operating system is perfect, though. At least, not for everyone, and especially not right out of the (non-existent) box. Looking to make your Lion experience that much better, we’ve bundled together a bevy of tips and tricks that you really ought to have ready on your first trip into the new OS.
Now, something to keep in mind: these tips aren’t one-size-fits-all. Read through the list and pick out the ones that sound good, and be sure to drop a comment if you’ve got a tip of your own.
- Call your Telstra Account Executive
- Call 1300 TELSTRA (1300 835 787)
- Email Us
Converge your voice and data onto a single IP network
Telstra SIP Connect enables you to converge your voice and data traffic over a single IP network. SIP Connect provides your premises-based voice equipment - Private Branch Exchange (PBX) or Key Telephone System (KTS) - with access to Telstra’s Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) via the Telstra Next IP™ network.
SIP Connect allows you to further leverage the benefits of the Telstra Next IP™ network through increased bandwidth efficiency, reduced infrastructure maintenance costs and on-net calling between your Telstra SIP Connect services, as well as providing your business with access to the latest voice over IP (VoIP) technology.
SIP Connect is also compatible with Telstra IP Telephony (TIPT), Telstra’s fully hosted IP Telephony solution, enabling hybrid solutions that use both premises-based and hosted telephony services to create a tailored solution that delivers the features and functionality of IP telephony.
The solution provides:
- PSTN connectivity to PBX/KTS systems via ISDN or IP* interface
- Direct in-dial
- On-net calling
- Extension level billing
- Variable call capacity from as little as two voice lines
- A choice of either Business Lines or Business Trunks feature set
- Hybrid hosted & CPE capability
- Optional automated network failover
- Optional mobility services
- 24/7 single point of contact
All voice and data traffic is carried over Telstra’s Next IP™ network, which has IS0 27001 security certification.
*Refer to Telstra’s List of accredited PBX’s.