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iPad Apps — Screen 2 of 3

Create mind-maps, record your voice, access computer files on the go, explore the world – do more on your iPad with these useful apps.

iPad Apps — Screen 3 of 3

Do you know that you use your iPad as a wireless keyboard? Or that you can download files from the Internet directly to your iPad? Discover some of the more useful iPad apps here.

Use your Webcam as a Mirror

This is creative. If you have a video conference call in the next few minutes and don’t have the time to rush to the washroom to comb your hair, you can use the webcam attached to your laptop computer along with your video chat program as a mirror.

Edit Hosts File with VB Script (VBS)

The easiest way to block websites on your home computer is through the hosts file or you may also use OpenDNS for blocking adult sites.

How To Get Your Facebook Account Disabled

In his presentation titled “How To Get Your Facebook Account Disabled,” Massimo Burgio shares some common mistakes that may get your Facebook account banned for life.

YQL Code Examples

YQL, short for Yahoo! Query Language, turns the web into an SQL like database. That means you can fetch web pages, navigate search results, call APIs, and more using SQL like SELECT commands.

Obama Autographs on an iPad

President Barack Obama gave his first digital autograph on an iPad at a rally in Seattle at the University of Washington.

ScanDisk in Windows 7

Windows XP had a useful utility called ScanDisk that would check your hard drive for any bad sectors, damaged files, and other problems.

What is Microsoft Office 365?

You can think of Microsoft Office 365 as Microsoft’s answers to Google Apps that aims to serve both enterprise customers as well as small businesses.

What is Google AdSense [Video]

Google AdSense is a program that helps websites earn money by displaying targeted Google ads on their websites.

Native Mobile Apps vs Web Apps

In this interesting presentation, Ronan argues the pros and cons of native mobile apps (that are platform specific) vs standard web apps that run inside the browser.

Video Animation – Don’t Be Evil Google!

Google CEO Eric Schmidt made this remark sometime back on online privacy – “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” Later, in another gathering, he suggested children could change their names when they got older if they wanted to escape what was embarrassing and public in their online lives.