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Google Voice Now OPEN for EVERYONE, no more Invites Needed!

GoogleVoice, is a great voice-mail/phone-rerouting service I have been using for months to get all of my calls on three smartphones to one number (Google number) plus it “transcribes” all of my voicemails so I never check my voicemail anymore.

Anyways, Google has just officially announced that Google Voice is going public as of just now.

This certainly is good news, now no one ever need to pick up their phone bu

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How Internet Users Spent their Time Online!

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Here’s an interesting stats that shows how people spend their time online, looks as if most people don’t even surf the web but actually check their e-mails online.  Of course, second majority spends their time “searching” on search engines.

It’s surprising to note that “using a social networking site” only makes up 15% and that blog readers are only “10%”.

Anyways,

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Firefox Hack – How to Browse the Web Securely and in HTTPS!

For those of you worried about web browsing security, you might want to use Firefox and this HTTPS Firefox add-on which automatically switches your browser to HTTPS whenever it’s detected.

I think this is a great idea, especially for any sites that need a login and they usually provide HTTPS versions.

Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site.

The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes

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YouTube Video – How to Edit YouTube Videos Online!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YsQ6f125GY&feature=player_embedded

YouTube, my favorite online video site, is now allowing you to edit your videos online using their new beta tool.  Right now you can edit videos (that you have uploaded) to make a new video with audio of your choice.  Now if they can add more features like adding custom logos, I would start using it all the time.

If you want to try it, go here.

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OpenID Hacks – How to Setup OpenID for your Own Website!

Gina Trapani, founder of Lifehacker and one of my favorite hackers, shows you how to setup OpenID for your own websites so you can use one OpenID to sign into multiple websites.   This seems like a great idea for bloggers like myself who have at least a dozen different blog logins.

Why didn’t I think of this?

Best of all, this OpenID hack only involves just two HTML lines:

<link rel="openid2.provider" href="https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/ud?source=profiles" > <link rel="openid2.local_id" href="http://www.google.com/profiles/ginatrapani" >

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WordPress 3.0 is Here! [Download]

Wow, WordPress 3.0 is out just now, it’s the most “impressive” WordPress version so far. I won’t be actually installing it on this blog until they work out the kinks/bugs but here’s some really cool features:

    Easy URL shortening right from Dashboard Customizable header menu bars without coding. WordPress MU integrated into WordPress 3.0, meaning you can use it to power millions of blogs from one installation. More CMS-type stuff Set your own admin name for added security New default theme – Twenty Ten that takes advantage of WordPress 3.0’

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Skype Beta Download Now Available for Windows!

I’ve never been sucker for new “beta” versions of Skype but for those of you who need to kill to be on the bleeding technology of VOIP technology, knock yourself out by downloading the new Skype Beta 5.0 for Windows here.

This beta version comes with a free trial of group video calling. Video call up to four of your friends – all at the same time. Everyone on the call will be able to see and hear each other.

Note: group video calling currently wor

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Free Online Electronic Parts Reference Guide!

Electrical What is a new site aimed towards making identifying/learning about electronic parts easier.  I took a quick look at their site and it seems like it’s a pretty good reference point.

For those of you just starting out with circuits or just getting back into it, check out and bookmark Electrical What for your future electronic circuit projects.

WHAT IS ELECTRICALWHAT?! Frustrated by the difficulty of searching schematic symbols through long lists with little information led to the creation of Elec

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HTML5 DIY – How to Incorporate HTML5 and Flash Seamlessly into Your Website!

You know HTML5 has been making some breakthroughs including causing iPads to be vulnerable to disabling sites like Disney’s Pixar.  Hey, but there’s a solution (sorry, not an app) for that.

You will first have to learn a bit more about HTML5 and how it works.  Basically, you can use the new <video> tag which allows you to embed videos.  Read more about basics of HTML5 at WebMonkey, they h

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Facebook Hack – How to Protect Against Facebook Malware!

For Firefox users, you can use Firefox extension AdBlock and add the following lines to its filters to protect you from Facebook Malware:

UPDATE: There’s also AdBlock for Google Chrome Browser here!

||connect.facebook.net/ ||facebook.com/connect/ ||facebook.com/plugins/ ||facebook.com/ajax/connect/ ||facebook.com/connect.php/ ||api.facebook.com/restserver.php ##img[src$=̶

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