October 23, 2011 | Interesting Web Sites

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It’s a big annoyance trying to save YouTube videos. Why would you want to save one? Well for one thing, it can be a lot more convenient to play it from a desktop multimedia player. For some users it takes up less CPU than the browser-based Flash player, important for phone users. Finally, if a [...]

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October 17, 2011 | Productivity Tips

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Feather Beta: How to Make YouTube Faster

Is YouTube slow for you? YouTube’s testing out a new beta mode called Feather. It’s supposed to be a lite version of YouTube with the fluff removed for a faster response. Think of it as YouTube the way it used to be. Anyway, you go to the Feather URL, here: http://www.youtube.com/feather_beta Click on Enable. Now [...]

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February 23, 2010 | Digital Rights

As you might have heard, Georgian luge slider Nodar Kumaritashvili died in luge training at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver on February 12.

The International Olympics Committee has been using copyright to suppress videos of the event.

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February 10, 2010 | Digital Life

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Google introduced what they’re calling Safety Mode for YouTube. YouTube’s community guidelines are already pretty strict, but Safety Mode takes it a step further.

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February 5, 2010 | Digital Security

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I wrote the other day about social media backup with a new service called Backupify.

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January 30, 2010 | Digital Security

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These days many people prefer to have their applications in the cloud, instead of hosting them by themselves.

For example, people who use Gmail prefer accessing e-mail through a web browser instead of downloading their e-mail and viewing it with an e-mail program.

But what happens if Google loses your e-mail? The answer, for some, might be Backupify, a new cloud backup service.

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January 19, 2010 | Digital Life

So who needs a time slot? After being pushed out by NBC to make room for Jay Leno, what will Conan O’Brian do next? How about a radical move of going web-only? That’s what the New York Times Bits Blog surmises. With the $40 million dollar settlement, I think it’s certainly a possibility. (OK, much [...]

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