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Introduction: Computing in the Clouds

computing in the couds 1Technology has revolutionized three times more than anything else in the past six years. A couple of years ago, anyone who said ‘the internet is the computer’ must have been mad or at least most of us would consider him/her as mad. But now, it seems that this statement, ‘The Internet is the computer’ is quite true. We do more work online and a lot of more information and data are kept online.

A few examples of computing in the cloud are:

  • Working with your email with a web based email service such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail.
  • Creating documents and spreadsheets with an online service such as Google Docs or Zoho.
  • Storing you data on an online server.

Computing in the cloud services can also be called ‘web 2.0 services’. As we do more and more stuff on the net, we become more and more less reliant on desktop applications such as an email client. Also, this may even affect the operating system we use. For example, I could just have a PC with a Linux OS (Ubuntu is free!) and do all my work online. Although some might complain that desktop applications offer much more features compared to a web 2.0 service. But take a look from the other side and you will discover a whole range of benefits. For a detailed article about what is web 2.o, please click HERE

What’s to come: In Part 2, I will list a whole lot of web 2.0 services and briefly talk about what are their uses. And in Part 3, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of web 2.0 services.

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September 26, 2007 at 4:59 am Leave a comment

Mark an email read/unread in Gmail or Hotmail

Question: How do I mark a read email unread in Gmail or Hotmail?

Answer: You can mark a read email message unread by doing the following:

For Gmail — 1) Log into Gmail account and select or tick the messages that you want to be marked as read or unread.
2) Click ‘More Actions‘. In the drop down menu, click ‘mark as read‘ to make the select item/s as read mails or click ‘mark as unread‘ to make the selected item/s as unread mail.

For Hotmail — 1) Log into Hotmail account and tick the messages that you want to be marked as unread.
2) Then click the ‘Mark as unread‘ button located in the actions/menu bar.

(I am not sure if Hotmail allows you to mark a message read, when I find out I will update this post)

September 26, 2007 at 4:15 am 68 comments

Take the Quiz!

Are you living under a rock? Why not find out? Click HERE to take the test.

9-10 – You are not living under a rock, you are alive!

7-8 – Yes, you are living under a rock.

6 and below – Not only are you living under a rock, but you are almost dead!

September 24, 2007 at 11:02 am 1 comment

Next Companion Guide Series: Computing in the Clouds

This is an overview of the next companion guide series which will be named, ‘Computing in the clouds’. This series of articles will be about the applications and services available on the web and also working on the net.

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There maybe a fourth part to the series. As soon as I decide to write up a fourth part, I will update this article.

September 24, 2007 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

New ‘What I Use’ section!

I am been receiving quite a few emails asking me what software and services I use. So I have created a new What I Use page containing all the applications and services I use. This list will be frequently updated too. Click on ‘What I Use’ in the main Menu.

September 24, 2007 at 4:03 am Leave a comment

Can I download more than one file at a time?

Question: Can I download more than one file/multiple files at a time?

Answer: Yes, you can download more than one file at a time. What you will have is two pop-up download status windows at once. But please remember that if you have a slow internet connection, the connection speed will be reduced. You can download multiple files at a time in both Firefox and Internet Explorer. I am positive that you can also do this in Opera and Safari 3.

September 21, 2007 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

Prevent Internet Explorer 7 from saving passwords and usernames

I.E 7Question: How can I prevent Internet Explorer 7 from automatically saving my passwords and usernames?
Answer: To prevent Internet Explorer from saving your passwords and usernames, please do the following:
1) In Internet Explorer, click on the ‘Tools‘ button located at the top right.
2) In the drop-down menu, click ‘Internet Options‘.
2) Click the Content tab in the dialog box, then click the ‘Settings‘ button and untick the ‘User names and passwords on forms‘ check box.
3) Click ‘OK‘, and then click ‘OK‘ again.

September 20, 2007 at 8:30 am 2 comments

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