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Mozilla Strikes Users with Encryption

Inspired by the Web search option of Google, EFF, which stands for Electronic Frontier Foundation, along with the project they called the TOR, which actually decided to release last Thursday a new public beta version of an add-on of Firefox. This add-on can allow the browser’s users to encrypt information and other communications data with famous websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

The new add-on is called HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) Everywhere, which works by coming up with an HTTPS connection to several websites. However, it was emphasized in the release that although HTTPS is being used, unless the address bar is colored and an unbroken lock icon is displayed in the bottom right corner, the page cannot be considered as completely encrypted.

With the said add-on, it isn’t however guaranteed that IP addresses can be hidden and that the users aren’t potentially exposed to tracking from failed SSL sessions which can allow the display of unencrypted third party sites’ contents. But the thought that our often used websites can be encrypted is a big relief already, right?

For some who aren’t familiar with the word encryption, this is actually a technical term which connotes the process of transforming information to make it unreadable to other people or parties except for those who hold a password or key. The result of such process is known as encrypted information or encrypted data depending on the type of file that underwent the process. Through encryption, data at rest, such as computer files that are important but not use; in transit, such as data being transferred to other networks; and even private messages can be protected.

Long before the dawn of the World Wide Web, the military has already been using this process to cover certain communication data for security purposes. At present, several institutions, both government and civilian also use the said process in order to protect files and classified data. In addition, encryption can also be beneficial for the transfer of files to protect data between sources and receivers. Should security measures fail, it can still be assured that encrypted files are left untouched and unread.

Now that the encryption of websites is possible in the Mozilla Firefox browser, technology has proven once again that it continues to evolve and that it never fails to surprise its avid users. As we all know, while the World Wide Web expands each day, internet related crimes also grow in number which include hacking. However, with encryption, users are now becoming more confident that security is well provided and not taken for granted.

In addition to Twitter and Facebook, HTTPS Everywhere also works with:

  • Google Search,
  • Wikipedia,
  • The New York Times,
  • PayPal,
  • Ixquick,
  • EFF,
  • Tor, and
  • The Washington Post.

Hopefully, in the months to come, more sites will be added as this add-on continues to work. Furthermore, humps with regards to other security issues shall be polished so as Firefox users can be 100% secure of the browser. It is also safe to say that soon, other browsers such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Google Chrome among others will surely adapt to this new innovation not just for marketing purposes but for the greater benefit of their users.

How to Install the Apache Web Server on a Windows PC

What is Apache?

Apache Web Server, which is commonly known as Apache, has become popular for playing a key role in the growth of the World Wide Web. By 2009, it had attained the place as the number one web server which is capable of surpassing great milestones. Netscape Communications Corporation had been thought of as a non substitutable web server but Apache has proved to be a viable alternative to this, which is currently called Sun Java System. Apache is most commonly used on a UNIX operating system but most of us do not have flexibility with a UNIX operating system and would like to install it on Windows PC. Let us understand how we can install this on a Windows PC.

Steps to Install:

Installing any software would definitely need a step by step demo which are as follows:

  • Open the Apache web site http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi and download the file apache_2.2.11-win32-x86-no_ssl.
  • Save this MSI installer on the desktop on your Windows PC.
  • Double click on the MSI installer file which is saved to the desktop.
  • Click on the “Next” button on the first window that pops up when you double click the MSI installer file.
  • Click on the radio button to accept the terms of license agreement document.
  • After selecting the radio button click “Next” on the second screen.
  • On the third screen, click “Next” as well.
  • Fill the necessary information such as “Local Host” for “Network Domain” and “Server Name” and “: give your most widely used email address.

for “Administrator’s Email Address”.

  • Select the radio button “ for all users, on port 80, as a service – recommended “
  • After the radio button is selected click on “Next”
  • On the next screen select “Custom” radio button and to move on to the next screen, click on “Next”.
  • When you reach the next window highlight “ Apache HTTP Server” and then click on the button “Change”.
  • Ensure that you install the scripts and packages into the folder with name “C:\Server\Apache2\”. Here it is assumed that C drive is your most widely or mainly used hard drive. In the “Folder Name” text box type in “C:\Server\Apache2\”. The backslash is very important while typing the name.
  • Once you enter the name of the path click “Ok” and then click on the “Next” button.
  • You would now get to the window “Ready to Install the Program”. On this screen click on “Install” to initialize the installation.

Verification:

Once you click on Install and the software installation is done, you will get a final window to indicate that the installation is successful. Click on the finish button to complete the process.

One simple step to check if the software is installed is to open the favorite browser and type in “http://localhost/” and then you will see the words “it Works!” or something similar to indicate that you are 100% successful.

How to Store Movies and Access the Internet on a Sony PSP

For those who do not know what a Sony PSP is, it is actually a kind of portable gaming device that is considered as one of today’s technological sensation. It is capable of consoling virtually any type of media.

A Sony PSP is capable of storing:

  • The most technologically demanding video games,
  • Music,
  • Video, and
  • Other kinds of media files as well.
  • It also has wireless capabilities, which allow you to play with it anywhere you like, even if you are mobile.

You can watch and re-watch the videos you saved on your PSP’s memory stick. Also, if you want to check out some new pictures on the Internet, you can easily connect to the World Wide Web by connecting to a particular wireless network.

Here are a few steps on how you can store movies as well as access the Internet on your very own Sony PSP.

In storing the movies you want to watch and re-watch anytime you like:

  1. You need to place your memory stick on your PSP. There is a memory card port on the left portion of your PSP, and this is the area where your memory card needs to be inserted into.
  2. For you to be able to access the memory card, you need to turn on your Sony PSP. Once you are able to do so, the first thing you need to do is to format the card in order to clear the memory. It is also your responsibility to create the necessary folders for storing your videos or other kinds of files.
  3. Now, you need to connect your PSP to your computer’s USB port. Just secure the PSP’s USB cable to the port. The computer will automatically read the Sony PSP as a flash drive or a storage device.
  4. Clicking on the My Computer icon will help you access the PSP’s main drive. But, if the auto-run is ongoing, then the PSP’s drive will directly open immediately.
  5. You can now access the movie files, if ever you have saved some already. Open the folder that contains all of the files that you want to transfer to the PSP. Just right click the file and click the Copy choice on the list. Afterwards, you need to select the destination and choose your PSP’s drive on the memory stick. Simply click the Paste command for the movies folder. If you find the recently mentioned instruction a bit confusing, there is a much easier way for copying your movie files. You can easily drag the icons of the files to the PSP folder where you want your movies to be saved.
  6. Once everything is done, you need to remove the hardware before you start to unplug the PSP from the computer. Just click on the Safely Remove command at the bottom right corner of your monitor.

In accessing the World Wide Web:

  1. Of course, you need to turn on your PSP and ensure that you have adequate battery life. Because, if you do not, then you will end up suddenly disconnecting due to the interrupted power source.
  2. There is a built-in adapter for wireless networks that can be found at the PSP’s side. This detects all of the PSPs that are in close range. Afterwards, you need to change the network settings by clicking the Settings command on the pop-up menu that comes out on your PSP. Select Network settings and then press the X button.
  3. You can now make your Internet connection. Click the Infrastructure Mode. After you do so, simply click the X option. Choose the New Connection command from the list of options that you can easily find and the PSP will automatically search for any wireless networks that are in your area. However, if you know the name of the network you want to sign on to, then make things easier for yourself and simply enter the name. Once you find it, connect to tit and confirm that it is truly the one you are trying to connect to. Just select the network and then enter the pass key that is required.
  4. Type and IP address in the Address Settings command. Here, you will be asked to enter the exact name of the wireless network you are using. Now, if you are interested in testing whether or not your PSP is capable of connecting to the Internet portably, then choose the command labeled Test Connection.

How to Stream Video Sales

Owners of online businesses are quite aware that the most valuable element of their entrepreneurial endeavors is their website visitors. Being around the World Wide Web for quite a long time now somehow limits your visitors. The main reason for this is probably related to the human nature of exploring the new and skipping the old.

This is why, if you are not much of a beginner in the online entrepreneur industry, you have to make sure that you have the necessary tools that can certainly grab the attention of virtually anyone who stumbles to your website. In order to be drawn further to your site, they have to get a highly unique experience as their vision is stimulated. So, when you finally find the necessary tools for making them not want to take their eyes off of your homepage, then you are good to go.

Stationary advertisements or banners are just not enough, especially in today’s highly technological world. In fact, majority of those who even reward your ads with a couple seconds of their time, they will just end up speed reading what your ad has to say. If you really want to pique your site’s visitors’ curiosity, then you need some streaming videos. The videos can give your site that needed extra touch. They also boost your trustworthiness.

Now, the only thing you need to do is to figure out precisely how you can stream video sales to your web surfers. For sure, when you are able to do so, you will then be able to endorse your business much more effectively.

  1. The first step is to grab your camcorder. You need to make a unique video sales offer. In underlining your offered services or products, you need to be highly creative and innovative. Although you are not forgetting the creativity, you have to keep things straightforward and not longer than forty five minutes long. Most of those who implement this strategy decide to use themselves as the person in the video. So, when you are taking a video of yourself, use a voiceover or any text that tells the public about your merchandise.
  2. You also have to download your video. With the use of your camcorder’s cable, easily download the video on the hard drive of your computer.
  3. You can also edit your video if, after you have fully seen your video, you realize that it is not up to par with regards to your liking. You can make use of different video editing software such as iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, or Adobe Premiere. With these types of software, you can easily add any pictures or text that you want to be seen on your video as well. But, of course, if you do not have such software, you do not have to hassle yourself since you can simply leave out this step, instead of fretting about it.
  4. When you like how everything is already, you can then upload your video. Just go to YouTube.com or to DailyMotion.com and click the button marked Upload. This automatically uploads your video to the aforementioned websites. However, you may only do so if you have an account with the corresponding websites. So, before anything else, register and log in.
  5. Insert into your webpage the sales pitch that you have come up with. You can make use of HTML codes. In no time at all, your video will start streaming every time a web surfer stumbles to your page.
  6. The purpose of the video is to endorse your online business or your website. So, you email your site’s link to your buddies and family members or send the link to digg.com. You can also share your newly developed website to the whole world through various social networks.

Here are the actual advantages of being able to stream your video sales to your site visitors:

  • It gives you an opportunity to have a wider scope when it comes to any potential clients.
  • Every single person who stumbles to your webpage receives a possibility of a sale.
  • Since you show yourself in your streaming sales pitch, more will feel much more encouraged to avail of your merchandise or services, as they now know the people who are behind the company.

Microsoft concerned about Google’s New Initiative

Big or small, familiar or the unpopular, the voice of the intellect has to paid heed to under all circumstances. It is not insisted or forced to oblige but to pay attention and think it over twice might unveil the hidden. In that aspect despite being the biggest conglomerate that is almost running a monopoly through ages with the maximum application of its operating system is now pinpointing something to be brought into lights. Yes obviously the Microsoft is putting light on certain essential facts for a noble cause. Who is being targeted is in fact a secondary matter of issue while considering the aspect of reasoning incorporated in it. Further details down under for your perusal.

Google

The biggest search engine constituting almost a lion’s share of the market could be considered as the target of the claim but not necessarily so. To put it very point blank, the Microsoft has raised the question of authenticity of the search results arriving in the search engines to the federal communications commission. When a particular search engine alone is allowed to enjoy the privilege of being a unanimous choice of majority of the users of the World Wide Web, there is enormous amount of risk associated with it. The consumers are left with no other option but to believe entirely on what the results are shown in the dominant search engine blindly. The chances for the end user to be framed or deceived by mislead are very higher.

Consumer’s menace

On the contrary if there is more option, which means the share of the market as far as search engines are concerned are evenly poised then the possibilities of such questions would seldom arise. But here as everybody knows huge amount of promotion and advertisement is being done on behalf of the paid customers by these search engines generally. You can imagine the amount of highly paying customers that would be available for a premier search engine that would have seventy percent of the market share if not exaggerated. So there always lies a possibility for the specific search engine to alter the results of the search in such a way the highly paid customer’s results are shown in higher priority. In this case the consumption is totally being misled and this is absolutely unfair too. Whether this is really happening or not is not the question, but to watch out like a hawk anytime on the activities of these search engines becomes mandatory under this perspective. Otherwise which the risk as well as the menace involved is massive from the consumer’s point of view and this fact cannot be overlooked by the federal communications commission for the sake of one and all.

In spite of having conquered the global market to a greatest extent of almost ninety two percent with it operating system, the Microsoft is still as aggressive as ever and keen on watching the market so closely.

The way things are going on with Google, it absolutely needed a check and it came almost in the right time. Experts suggest that it is still a very late claim and it should have been routed since long time now for it has got stuck in the rut now. But it is better late than never.

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