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Monday, April 25, 2016

The meaning of safety

It's not the first time when teachers, parents and students feel embarrassed when surfing the internet. There all types of advertisements on the internet. They could delay the speed of the internet as well especially if it involves a moving advertisement. Is there a solution? Yes there is. When using Firefox as a browser, there is adblock plus (could be used in Chrome, Explorer, Opera as well). The link is here. It's just an extension where it is easily installed. Can block tracking, malware domains, banners, pop-ups and video ads - even on Facebook and YouTube.
Safety involves more. It's not just preventing unwanted ads from appearing on the screen, it's preventing other people from entering your pc and spying on your activity. There are several options. We are mentioning just some of them. One of them is self destructing cookies. It gets rid of a site's cookies and Local Storage as soon as you close its tabs. Protects against trackers and zombie-cookies. Trustworthy services can be white listed.

Cookies may be used in an evil and intrusive spying mechanism, tracking your every move on the net - or a harmless device designed to make your life easier. When you visit a site that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your PC. The next time you visit that site, your PC checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant (that is, one containing the site name) and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the site.

The site then ’knows’ that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact. For instance, it can be helpful to vary content according to whether this is your first ever visit to a site – or your 71st.

Https everywhere encrypts the web. It makes the internet safer. Here is the link.

Monday, April 11, 2016

TransferOnLan - Sharing between 2 (or more) computers

We are used to use a usb or stick to transfer files from one computer to another. But is there a faster way? Is there a way of sharing a file when connected to the same network (house or school) ? Yes there is. One can try it. If you are moving or copying files from one location to another, the process is fairly simple.

In a heterogeneous network environment, one has to configure numerous sharing options to ensure seamless file sharing between systems running different operating systems. In this hectic and busy life, no one has the time to configure complicated settings to get the things worked and everyone is looking for rather simple solutions, for everyday computer work. We have found a handy solution that might help you out in transferring files between computers with distinct OS environment.

Labelled as Transfer on LAN, it is a cross-platform utility (ie various operating systems) that allows users to transfer files without having to configure any type of file sharing options, and therefore suitable for heterogeneous network environment. The application lets you specify custom computer identification name for sharing files with others. Additionally, it comes with an option to hide system name from its list, so that other connected clients can’t identify your system. More details after the jump.

The application sports quite a simple UI (ie what you see is what you get), but its also very easy to use. In order to enable seamless sharing between PC’s, you need to install Transfer On LAN on all the machines that require sharing files. After installation, head over to Preferences tab to specify User name, Destination, Avatar image and Sound. You can change the Language, Appearance, Username, and Destination Folder. If you want to hide system name from others, uncheck Appear in the List of users option. When settings are in place, click Apply and move to Users tab.

If you want to download it, it’s here. If you want to learn about it, a written explanation is here. For videos we have this.