Malware Alert – Malicious Software Masquerading As A Facebook
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Is My Internet Fast Enough?
People often ask me what Internet speed should I get or do I
need to upgrade. My reply is that it depends upon what you are trying to do.
For basic web browsing and email, you probably will not be able to tell a
difference between our 6
Mb or 30 Mb offering; however, if you do a lot of downloading or watching
video on-line you may want to consider a faster speed. The best way to tell
if you need more speed is to measure your usage. When downloading, your
computer measures your usage for you. You may remember a download status bar
the last time you did a download. Your computer usually displays this speed
in bytes per second, but we are more familiar with Internet speeds in bits
per second. To convert from bytes to bits, I multiply by 10. (Some of you may
know that there are only 8 bits in a byte, but there is also about 20%
overhead in a file transfer which makes multiplying by 10 pretty accurate.)
Therefore, if your computer is displaying a download speed of 200K bytes/sec,
you are using 2M bits/sec of your Internet capacity.
Now if you are watching a movie on your Roku box, you do not have a download
status bar. In this case, you can login to your DSL router and calculate your
The video below shows you how to do this.
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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
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This Month's FAQ – How Do I Send Several Large Files By Email?
Question: Sometimes when I try to attach several large files to an
email, it doesn't go through. I'm told the attachments exceeded the allowable
limit. What should I do?
Answer: This is a common problem; we've all run into roadblocks trying
to share large files by email. You can try sending the files one by one in
separate emails to get around the size limits. But if you have very many
files to send, this can be a time-consuming way to go. Another option is to
use one of the many free online services for sending and receiving large
files. Here are three of the most popular ones to consider: Dropbox,
WikiSend, and Senduit.
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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In October
Find The Perfect Recipe ... Fast!
yummly.com – This recipe site
truly is a feast for the eyes. You'll get hungry as you browse through its
huge collection of appetizing food photos. Quickly search by a specific
dish or use handy filters including ingredients, occasions, tastes, diets,
allergies, cuisines, courses, and sources. Launched by foodies for foodies,
it's a delicious resource.
spoonful.com/halloween – Don't
be scared by all the Halloween preparations ahead! Spoonful has everything
covered for you here — costumes for any kid, pumpkin-carving ideas, easy
crafts, spooky recipes, ghoulish games, indoor and outdoor decorations, and
safety tips. Don't miss the boo-tiful section just on ghost projects and
How To Compare Anything
diffen.com – This site does
one thing and does it well. It helps you understand the difference between
any two things. Just enter two different words or phrases in the boxes
provided and click on "Compare." Up will pop a side-by-side
comparison chart. Popular comparisons include Epidemic vs. Pandemic, Their
vs. There, and CT Scan vs. MRI.
See Under The Sea Thanks To Google Maps
google.com/maps/ – When
you think of Google Maps, you probably think of getting directions to an
unfamiliar hotel or home. But there's a whole new world to enjoy. Google
Maps recently introduced a feature called "Street View Oceans,"
which lets you look around under the sea in a variety of places around the
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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To
Imagine you're a bird flying above some of the most spectacular spots in
America — from sea to shining sea. That's the feeling you'll get from this
video. From the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge, it takes you
past cityscapes and landscapes.
Pumpkin Ideas From
Don't settle for the "same old, same old" jack o' lanterns this
Halloween. Check out what Disney does with pumpkins during the fall season
at Magic Kingdom Park. They're decorated to look like Disney characters, a
snowman, a hot dog, and more.
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Short Tutorial – How To Get Started With Vine
Vine is a mobile app
that allows users to film short videos — maximum length six seconds — on
their wireless devices for one-touch sharing to Twitter and Facebook. The
secret to Vine's success is elegant simplicity. Vines (as the short clips are
known) are effortless to shoot and play an automatic loop as users scroll
through their feeds. There are no editing functions; Vines appear in the raw,
giving them a poignant immediacy.
Just follow these steps to get started with Vine:
1. Get Vine. Visit the App Store (iOS users) or Google Play (Android
users) to download the Vine app to your wireless device. Note: Tablet and
iPod users may need to download the phone version.
2. Sign in. If you log in using your Twitter account, Vine will
automatically populate your name and profile information. Alternately, you
can enter an email address to create a new profile.
3. Take the guided tour. To begin filming, click the camera icon in
the screen's upper-right corner. The first time you do this, Vine offers an
optional tutorial. Click "Yes" to receive onscreen prompting as you
make your first video.
4. Shoot something. From the in-app camera, touch the screen to
record and remove your finger to pause. Repeat until you've filmed six
seconds of footage. (The green status bar at the top measures elapsed time.)
When finished, your film will play automatically on a loop. Click the green
check mark to accept and share or "X" to reject and start over.
5. Share your work. When you accept your film, a screen appears
where you can enter a caption, location, and assign a topic channel (Comedy,
Family, etc.). The caption field supports Twitter-style hashtags (#royalbaby,
#stopmotion, etc.). This is also where you choose the social networks to
which you will share your film. To finish, touch "Done." Note:
Films can only be shared from the app immediately after you shoot them.
However, your device saves a copy to its camera roll.
- Make yourself at home. Touch the icon in the upper-left
corner of the screen to access a pull-down menu. Use the options to
update your profile, follow others, and explore new content.
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