Sunday, July 31, 2011

Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 15/2011

The latest issue of new Family Friendly sites listed on The Black Stump.
Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 15/2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Google Page Speed Service, Website Optimization Service

Google just announced the availability of the webmaster related service Page Speed Service. You may remember that the company started to introduce its Page Speed service about two years ago which provided suggestions to webmasters and developers on how to improve the page loading times of their websites and web services.
Google Page Speed Service, Website Optimization Service

The NYT’s Top 50 Words You Don’t Understand

If you aren’t sure what panegyric, immiscible or Manichaean mean (or if they’re even really English), fear not! Turns out nobody else does either. These literary head-scratchers are among the 50 most obscure words used by the New York Times this year.
The NYT’s Top 50 Words You Don’t Understand

Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2011

Sport and physical recreation play a part in the lives of many Australians. The 2009-10 Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS) found that, during the 12 months prior to interview, 64% of Australians aged 15 years and over participated in physical activities for recreation, exercise or sport. The survey obtained data about the characteristics of people aged 15 years and over who participated in sport and physical recreation activities as a player, competitor or person who physically undertook the activity.
Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Track any email to its Original Location by Finding the Email IP Address

Millions of emails fly through cyberspace daily, and as is the case for many users, it can be useful to identify the location that the e-mail originated from. Persistent spam and malware attachments abound.
Track any email to its Original Location by Finding the Email IP Address

Monday, July 25, 2011

Experiment shows time travel impossible

Hong Kong physicists say they have proved that a single photon obeys Einstein's theory that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, demonstrating that time travel is impossible.
Experiment shows time travel impossible

Saturday, July 23, 2011

These Australian Waterfalls Are Running Upwards

Winds are now so strong on the southern coast of Australia – 120km/h – that waterfalls are running upwards. The water is just being blown up from the bottom. The situation’s crazy, especially for those commuters in their ferries.
These Australian Waterfalls Are Running Upwards

Norway Terror Attacks: How to Follow the Latest Developments Online

On Friday morning, news of an explosion in an Oslo government building followed by shootings in a nearby island spread quickly across the web. Social media has been serving as a key way for people around the world to send out and receive information. Many of our Twitter followers reported turning to Twitter, Google+ and live streaming news organizations for updates on the story. Most people told us that online news reports were delivering the news faster than television.
Norway Terror Attacks: How to Follow the Latest Developments Online

Friday, July 22, 2011

101 Digital Etiquettes That You Need to Know

Is it considered rude to ignore a friend request on Facebook? If a phone call disconnects, who should ring next? Is is OK to use a family picture for your profile on a public social network? Is it essential to answer every missed call that shows up in your phone log?
101 Digital Etiquettes That You Need to Know

View From Above: First Space View of Shuttle Reentry [PICS]

Soon after the space shuttle Atlantis pulled away from the International Space Station for the last time, the space station crew took this first-of-a-kind shot of the shuttle’s fiery reentry.
View From Above: First Space View of Shuttle Reentry [PICS]:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Short List Of Handy Free Microsoft Outlook Downloads

This article offers a short but handy list of Microsoft Outlook downloads that put the messaging software to the next level. The following seven programs are partially third party tools and partially add-ins. I have added a short description to each listing, a screenshot, a link to a previous review here on Ghacks and a link to the developer website.
A Short List Of Handy Free Microsoft Outlook Downloads

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

How To Email Photos From Your iPhone, iPod Touch And iPad

You’ve got an iPhone and you’ve taken some great pictures with its camera that you want to send to friends and family, but you don’t know how. Fortunately it’s a really simple process. Here’s a look at what to do.
How To Email Photos From Your iPhone, iPod Touch And iPad

Google Introduces Its Official URL Shortener, G.co

For quite a while, Google has been using its own goo.gl shortener to compress long links. No more; as of today, the big G is using a different shortener, g.co, for its own link-shortening needs.
Google Introduces Its Official URL Shortener, G.co

Sunday, July 17, 2011

19 Essential Google+ Resources

Google+ hit the news feeds like a strategic and popular ton of bricks. But we haven’t stopped there. In addition to breaking news, Mashable has provided how-tos and tools for maximizing your Google+ experience. We’ve sourced reviews from some of the network’s early adopters, and we’ve also welcomed your input as you navigate one of the most buzzworthy social outlets of the year.
19 Essential Google+ Resources

Google+: The Complete Guide

Google+: It’s the hot social network on the block. In just three weeks, Google’s competitor to Facebook and Twitter has amassed more than 10 million users, and its users are sharing more than 1 billion pieces of content daily. It’s become a hotbed for early adopters, tech luminaries, marketers and businesses around the world.
Google+: The Complete Guide

Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 14/2011

The latest issue of new Family Friendly sites listed on The Black Stump.
Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 14/2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Southern Lights Captured from Space

This panoramic view, photographed from the International Space Station, looking past the docked space shuttle Atlantis' cargo bay and part of the station including a solar array panel toward Earth, was taken on July 14 as the joint complex passed over the southern hemisphere. Aurora Australis or the Southern Lights can be seen on Earth's horizon and a number of stars are visible also.
Southern Lights Captured from Space

DIY Stain Removal Infographic Is A Quick Reference For Cleaning Common Stains

Despite how careful you are, stains happen. This handy infographic notes the most useful household items for removing common clothing stains.
DIY Stain Removal Infographic Is A Quick Reference For Cleaning Common Stains

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ten Tech Innovations From NASA's Space Shuttle That Trickled Down to Non-Astronauts

Tech designed for the space shuttle program have permeated just about every aspect of our lives. Here are ten you may not know about.
Ten Tech Innovations From NASA's Space Shuttle That Trickled Down to Non-Astronauts

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Owl leaves imprint on Kendal woman's window

A woman returned to her Cumbrian home to find a near perfect imprint of an owl on her window. The bird had apparently crashed into the window of Sally Arnold's Kendal home, leaving the bizarre image - complete with eyes, beak and feathers.
Owl leaves imprint on Kendal woman's window

Setup SSH on Your Router for Secure Web Access from Anywhere

Connecting to the internet from Wi-Fi hotspots, at work, or anywhere else away from home, exposes your data to unnecessary risks. You can easily configure your router to support a secure tunnel and shield your remote browser traffic—read on to see how.
Setup SSH on Your Router for Secure Web Access from Anywhere

PhotoFilmStrip - Ken-Burns Slideshows in Full-HD

PhotoFilmStrip creates movies out of your pictures in just 3 steps. First select your photos, customize the motion path and render the video. There are several output possibilities for VCD, SVCD, DVD up to FULL-HD. The effect of the slideshow is known as "Ken Burns". Comments of the pictures are generated into a subtitle file. Furthermore an audio file can be specified to setup the background musice for the slide show.
PhotoFilmStrip - Ken-Burns Slideshows in Full-HD

Sunday, July 10, 2011

How will the carbon price affect you?

The introduction of a carbon price will cost households an extra $9.90 per week on average, while average assistance will be $10.10 per week, according to the Federal Government's modelling. The Government says 9 out of 10 households will receive assistance.
How will the carbon price affect you?

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Five disturbing things about the Interpol filter

This month, Australia gets its first mandatory Internet filtering scheme, courtesy of a project which is seeing the nation’s largest ISPs Telstra and Optus block their users from visiting a ‘worst of the worst’ list of child pornography sites defined by international agency Interpol. But the project hasn’t exactly come up smelling like roses. Here’s five things we find disturbing about the whole thing.
Five disturbing things about the Interpol filter

Friday, July 08, 2011

How To Securely Tie Anything To Your Car

Last time you moved something in your car that was too large to fit in your trunk, you probably lamely cobbled together a few insecure knots. (Oh wait, that wasn’t you – that was me.) The Trucker’s hitch is a relatively simple knot you can tie with one rope that secures anything with the power of pulleys.
How To Securely Tie Anything To Your Car

Thursday, July 07, 2011

How A Parisian Artist Created This Stunning Optical Illusion

An eye-popping optical illusion created by Parisian artist Fran├žois Abelanet is on display outside Paris City Hall. This work of art looks like a giant grass ball, but it’s actually flat.
How A Parisian Artist Created This Stunning Optical Illusion

Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 13/2011

The latest issue of new Family Friendly sites listed on The Black Stump.
Family Friendly sites listed on Blackstump Australia Issue 13/2011

10 Fascinating Facts About Phone Numbers

You probably dial a few of them every day, but do you ever stop and think about the history behind a phone number? When were the first numbers introduced? How did you end up with a particular area code?
10 Fascinating Facts About Phone Numbers

Following the money: how spammers do their banking

Brian Krebs is continuing to report on the latest research on spammers and scammers, today naming and shaming the banks that process payments for fake anti-virus and rogue pharmacy affiliate networks, and on the system used by scammers to prevent being cut off by Visa and Mastercard.
Following the money: how spammers do their banking

8 secrets about Disneyland

From how to score a cocktail to where to scatter grandma's ashes, this is your ticket to the real Magic Kingdom.
8 secrets about Disneyland

Don’t pay for software you don’t need

Woody Leonhard steps you through a boatload of software that you don’t need if you have Windows 7.
Don’t pay for software you don’t need

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

BatteryInfoView, Detailed Battery Information, History

One of the things that mobile users constantly need to have an eye on is the battery status of their device. It does not really matter if it is a smartphone, netbook, laptop or tablet PC. All have in common that they run on battery, and will stop working if battery drops below the minimum required level.
BatteryInfoView, Detailed Battery Information, History

[How to] Transfer Your Facebook Photos & Albums to Picasa / Google+

Google+. The service is currently invite only, but is getting a lot of traction from early users. In case you are already on Google Plus and wishing to move all (or selected) Photo albums from Facebook to Google+, you would first need to transfer the photos to your Picasa account and then link them up on your Google+. But wait, you can do the same thing easily in just a couple of clicks using Move2Picasa!
[How to] Transfer Your Facebook Photos & Albums to Picasa / Google+

How to Add a Second Router to an Existing Wireless (Wi-Fi) Network

The wireless range offered by your router will vary depending on which Wi-Fi standard it supports - is it 802.11g or 802.11n compatible? - and whether there are any walls around as that will obstruct the Wi-Fi signal. The 802.11n routers, also known as Wireless N routers, typically have a higher Wi-Fi range but even if you get one of these, the wireless signals may still not reach certain areas of your home - like the corner study or the bedroom on the first floor – as there are just too many obstructions in the form of walls between your laptop and the router.
How to Add a Second Router to an Existing Wireless (Wi-Fi) Network

Saturday, July 02, 2011

2010 - 2011: Earth's most extreme weather since 1816?

2010 - 2011: Earth's most extreme weather since 1816?
Wunder Blog : Weather Underground

How Can I Breath New Life Into My Old iPhone?

You’ve got several options for speeding up that old iPhone.
How Can I Breath New Life Into My Old iPhone?