Back up Your Data Online While You Are Working

Most of us use flash drives to store our data but what if you lose it somewhere or damage it somehow? Some of us external hard disks but what happens if it suddenly crashes? What if your computer’s hard disk fails? There are alternative solutions for backing up your data online while you are working.

There are several free services that offer online backups solutions. Dropbox (click here to download)  is a very popular service which “syncs your files online and across your computers”, providing an initial 2GB of space (that can be increased to 8GB for free if you refer other users). You can pay and get more space if you need it. Continue reading Back up Your Data Online While You Are Working

How Do You Keep Your Passwords Safe?

How many passwords do you have to remember? How do you remember your passwords? Do you use the same password for all your accounts?

We have lots of passwords to remember: our personal emails, our Facebook accounts, twitter accounts, our work email accounts, some FTP accounts and much more.  We all know we should use different passwords for each account because if we use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password we have  a serious problem. Still we have hard times trying to remember what password we used on which website or for which account. Continue reading How Do You Keep Your Passwords Safe?

How Do You Manage Your eBooks?

Most of us have eBooks stored on our computers or on our tablets (iPad, Galaxy tab, Kindle…). With our collection growing it will be hard to find a certain eBook. Personally I classify my eBooks by topics in subdirectories but I still can’t find what I am searching for easily and that’s why I needed a better solution.

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Portable Applications

PortableAppsPortable applications are applications that can be ran on USB flash disk without the need to install them on your PC. Generally the data is stored with those applications on the USB flash disk and your data is accessible on any PC without the need of any software installation. This kind of applications will help you also keep your Notebook at home. You will carry with you the web browser with your favorite bookmarks, your calendar with all your appointments and your mail client with all your received emails. There are portable applications for lots of software categories.

There are many software suites but I am going to write about a free and open source portable apps platform.

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Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox is an Open Source free Internet Browser. It is the second most used Web Browser according to NetApplications. It was released in 2004 by the Mozilla Corporation. It is a very rich and secure web browser and its engine (Gecko) implements most current web browsers.

Firefox includes tabbed browsing, spell checking, incremental find, live bookmarking, download manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing and many other features.

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