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Google Breaks Down: “This Site May Harm Your Computer.”

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Update: Google is back to normal now!! We can google again : )

Update 2: Here is the reason why it happen (from Matt Cutts via Twitter). The time of this incident was about 40 minutes and was due to some human error. Hopefully, it won’t happen again.

WTF!! If you went on Google and do a search, you will realize that Google is having a major glitch and that any search you conduct will show that all search results are identified as malware: “This site may harm your computer.” And it is most likely that something went wrong with Google or a hacker might have hacked into their servers. This was barely after a week since we reviewed the new Offline Gmail features.

Anyway, we are not exactly sure what is happening but it seems like something terrible has happened to Google. Just go on Twitter Search and you will realize that everyone is having the same problem too. I recommend that you should stop using Google for the time being till Google fixes it. We would keep you updated on this event. Meanwhile, feel free to comment on what you think about this or get our blog updates by email or RSS!! :D

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January 31, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Dropbox: Ultimate Free And Secure Backup, Sync And Sharing Service

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I love Dropbox. If you do not know, Dropbox is the best and free backup service that I have seen which is integrated with your computer for a rich desktop experience. Here is a quick guide and a complete review about Dropbox. Follow the simple steps below and you should be using this cool service in no time.

  1. First, go to the Dropbox site and sign up for a free account.
  2. Now go and download the Dropbox desktop softwares which are for all platforms: Windows, Mac and Linux.
  3. Start Syncing!! Just drop the files you want to sync to your Dropbox account online in the Dropbox folder on your computer and it should be synced almost instantly. So you can sync and backup your favorite music, movies, files and your system.

After using Dropbox for a long time, I found it to be really convenient and useful and is one backup, syncing and sharing system I use almost everyday. All you have to do is drag and drop the file and it will be uploaded to your Dropbox account and you can view it later. I hope that you found Dropbox useful as well. Let me know what you think of Dropbox or know any other cool services like Dropbox or get my blog updates by email or RSS!! :D

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January 30, 2009 at 4:46 pm

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Offline Gmail: Complete Review And Walkthrough/Tutorial/Guide

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offline-gmailWe told you about offline Gmail in our last post and told you some of the cool functions as well. In this post we will show you a complete review as well as a walkthrough/tutorial/guide of this amazing offline Gmail service. Follow the steps below and you should be able to set up offline Gmail in no time.

1. Ensure that you have a Gmail account as well as Google Gears installed on your browser.

2. For this post, I will be using an Apple Safari but Firefox and Internet Explorer should work too.

3. Log in to your Gmail account and go to Setting > Labs and enable Offline Gmail.

4. Now Gmail will prompt you when enabling Offline Gmail such as installing a shortcut on your computer.

5. After which, it will start synchronizing all the mail and you have to be patient while it does so (only about 10,000 messages will be downloaded)

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6. Now you can enjoy Offline Gmail by unplugging your internet!!

I tried the Offline Gmail and I have to say it is really convenient and works great so far, though I could not view any images or send mail. Hopefully, Google will be bringing more offline access and support to Google Calander, Google Earth, Google Reader and maybe Google Search (maybe). Let me know what you think about this or keep updated on the latest news and updates by subscribing to my email or RSS updates!! :D

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January 29, 2009 at 2:07 pm

20+ Free And Stunning Icon Sets (Over 1500+ Free Icons)

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free-iconsWe showed you 20+ Stunning Free iPod Touch/iPhone Wallpapers and 16+ Most Must-Have Free Excellent Apple Mac Apps Ever in the previous posts. In this post, we introduce you to 20+ icons sets (over 1500 icons) that are free, fresh and gorgeous. We downloaded, tested and rated these icons over the few days and we hope that you will download and try out all these awesome icons. Most of these icons are meant for Apple Mac users, but they can be used on the web or on a Microsoft Windows Computer.

  • Alumi: An awesome  set of a really huge collection of 77 Mac icons for the Dock, toolbar, applications folder and files with an aluminum feel.

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  • Blend: Another set of gorgeous set of system replacement icons which are in black and white only.

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  • Pure: Set of 113 stylish and marvelous icons for all your Mac customization.

  • Modern Times: Another must-have dazzling set of Modern icons.

  • SuMa 1: Glossy set of 3-D icons for Mac lovers.

  • AquaBlend: Really stunning set of 68 Aqua Mac icons.

  • Micro: 70 pretty icons with a light touch.

  • NOD: Colorful and excellent set of icons.

  • X-94: Dark black icons to darken your desktop experience.

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  • Xpack: Astonishing set of icons pack.

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  • Pixy Dust 1.0: 50 magical icons which have a pink and feminine touch.

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To download the free icons, just click the links and you will be customizing and changing your icons in no time. And please tell us your favorite free icon sets or get our blog updates by email or RSS!! :D

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January 29, 2009 at 9:57 am

Offline Gmail: Google Brings Offline Support To Your Gmail With Google Gears

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gmail-google-gearsIf you have been using Google Gmail for a long time, you will be happy to know that Google now enables you to read your mail offline using Google Gears. This is a really great news as previously Gmail depended a lot on you having an internet connection for you to acces the functions. Now you can read your mail online, label or star it. Only bad points is that you cannot send mail or receive new mail. (duh!) To use this new awesome function, you need to install Google Gears first.

Here is a quick video to show you what it will look the new offline Gmail will looks like. I will post more about this as I try out the new function. Comment and let me know what you think, or get our blog updates by email or RSS!! :D

[via TechCrunch]

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January 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm

16+ Most Must-Have Free Excellent Apple Mac Apps Ever

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mac-appWe use our computer everyday and there are some applications that we will get to use very often. In this post, we will show you 15+ must-have free smashing applications and softwares for your Apple Mac that we have found and tested out (not in order of merit).

  1. NetNewsWire: A really amazing browser-based RSS reader that has a neat interface and cool functions.
  2. Adium: A must-have multi-protocol IM client for your Mac.
  3. AppFresh: A software updater that manages all your softwares updates from one place.
  4. Quicksilver: A productivity application to enhance your workflow with shortcuts.
  5. Growl: Elegant notifications system application.
  6. Transmission: Free light-weight BitTorrent P2P client, a must-have application for your Mac.
  7. AppCleaner: Uninstall an application completely and easily.
  8. Cyberduck: Awesome FTP and SFTP client for your Mac.
  9. Camino: An internet  browser with a slick interface for your browsing needs.
  10. Colloquy: IRC client for your IRC chat needs.
  11. LiteIcon: Made by the same developer that made AppCleaner that changes icons on your Apple Mac.
  12. TextWrangler: Powerful general purpose text editor for your Mac.
  13. iStat Menus: Monitor your computer stats using this nifty tool.
  14. The Unarchiver: Cool app to extract and unarchive lots of  file formats.
  15. Skitch: We showed you this wonderful screenshot application in our previous post.
  16. VirtueDesktops: Awesome virtual desktop manager for multi-tasking.

That is all for the 15+ Most Must-Have Free Excellent Apple Mac Apps Ever. You might want to read our previous posts such as 20+ Stunning Free iPod Touch/iPhone Wallpapers and 8 Most Must-Have Free Addictive iPod Touch/iPhone Games Ever . Feel free to comment or subscribe to our blog updates by email or RSS!! :D

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January 28, 2009 at 2:47 am

Block Email Spam: 8 Smashing Free Websites To Change/Turn/Convert Your Email Address To An Image

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emailIf you want to leave your email address on your blog or website, you have to be careful on not to let spam bots obtain your email address or they will start spamming you. To do so, you need to convert your email address to an image. We will show you a list of 8 smashing and free websites that will do the job for you.

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  • SignatureGenerator.net: Same as the above website with many type of email images such as Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail but offers more choice of images to be generated.

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  • email2image: A site that offers more customization such as changing the colors, fonts and the sizes.

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  • Safe Mail: An even better email image generator that provides free hosting and HTML code or the image you just made.

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  • hidetext: Hide and secure your email address as well as text of up to 100,000 characters in an image.

Now, you can always be safe from spammers and bots with these email to images websites. More posts will be coming right up soon!! We love to hear what you think of this as well as subscribe to our blog by email or RSS!! :D

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January 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm

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