Google Launches Apps for Your Domain

In a country where most people access the Internet via cybercafés, a purely browser-based easy-to-use free collaborative office suite would lower initial backoffice costs for Philippine startups. That’s why I want young hotseating café-hopping Filipinos with good ideas and no money to get over their government-backed,...

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Safely view PTB from office/work

While some of us are able to visit any site or blog from work, others are not as lucky. Some companies have policies that would not allow office employees to wander about online while at work. People have mastered the art of pretending to work bloghopping. Here’s a nice tool you might want to check out: Work Friendly The site...

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Laptop protection

Jul 15, 06 Laptop protection

Posted by in Security, Tech Tips/Quick Fix

Fellow PTB blogger J. Angelo Racoma writes in Forever Geek about laptop theft.  Unfortunately, the original artcle gave all the tips but didn’t specify the tools.  So consider this an addendum to two already excellent articles… I’d say there are three major heartbreakers if you lose your laptop: you lose an...

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How many people search for your URL?

While we’ve always been advised to get domains that are catchy, easily spelled and have good recalls, people will still search for them on Google or Yahoo. Inq7.net is undoubtably the most familiar website among Filipinos here and abroad, with a domain URL that spells the same as it is pronounced, some of our moms and pops...

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90% of all comments are Spam

Akismet is a blog service and WordPress plugin against spam (and lately, included MovableType) and most of us who are blogging and running WP 2.0 is very familiar with this and can attest to its effectiveness. Since it was launched by Matt (of WordPress.org) in October last year, it has been a blessing to most WP bloggers out...

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Online Certification

One way to polish your resume is to have some vendor certifications attached to it. The drawback is that, unless your company is sponsoring the exams for you, you just might find the costs too prohibitive. Solution, Affordable Online Certification. While browsing around I found Brainbench and ExpertRating. They offer their own...

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Neat Firefox Addons

I just loaded my Firefox with an IE tab and after installing it, I searched for some interesting Firefox addons that seems to be useful to me and here’s what I’ve gathered: IE Tab. We all have to admit this. We cannot give up our Internet Explorer browser. Why? Because there are certain pages that won’t load in...

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Try the new Yahoo!Mail beta

While everyone else is waiting to try the new Yahoo! Mail Beta, people in the UK, Germany and France are already using it. So, if you want to switch to the new platform and try out the beta version, just do the following changes in your Yahoo! Mail account. 1) Login to your Yahoo! Mail and go to Options. 2) Select the Account...

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Maintenance 3.4 for Mac OSX

As a recent Mac convert, I thought I never have to do what I have been doing to my PCs since 1988: run Scandisk and Defrag regularly to keep my hard disk (a 20Mb at that time, would you believe?) healthy. And this has been a good strategy to keep our PCs running relatively smoothly (aside from shutting down rather than turning off...

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Windows Registry Tweaks

I’ve had an experience where I tried uninstalling via the Control Panel’s Add/Remove Software but then the Uninstall failed due to some reason I do not know. Of course the high-risk way of doing uninstall is manually deleting the software in the Program Files and manually deleting the registries in RegEdit. RegEdit is...

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