Each click on the Internet leaves traces and reveals a lot about us. Exchanging data against services – this principle has no company as optimized as Google.
It evaluates browser profiles, search queries, sites of Android smart phones and Gmail messages.
Money is earned with advertisements that are tailored to the interests of the user.
A lucrative business: Alone in the third quarter of 2014, Google’s revenue was 16.5 billion US dollars. But Google is not just collecting data for making money, but also to the continuous improvement of their services.
But what is being recorded – and what does that say about the individual?
The website “medium.com” has provided six links, which show what data Google gathers.
- Google Search History
This log lists all search queries. You can browse the detailed requests of today, or just one day or by categories such as “Images”, “Maps” and filter “News”.
- Google Activity
Do you remember on which hardware you have used Google in the past years? No? No problem – this list reveals all. One or the other may find it creepy, but it also has advantages. If you fear that someone had access to your account in the past, it will appear here.
- Google Preferences
Google analyzes every step of you in the network and creates a basic profile that contains information about the sex, age and what you are interested in. These in turn is based on the web pages you have visited. So if you wonder about strange advertisements – here you can see how Google see’s you.
- Google Location History
If you are using an Android device, it permanently send your location to Google, unless you have turned this feature off. On this page you can track your entire location history on a monthly basis and export if necessary.
- Google Permissions
All extensions, devices and web services who have access to your data are listed on Google Permissions. If needed, you can revoke the access.
- Google Takeout
Easy way to migrate Windows Xp to Windows 8.1
It is no rocket science to make the jump from your old and outdated Windows XP to the latest version of Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 is, despite what others say, very stable and easy to use windows operating system. You have the choice to use it in desktop mode or with the new metro surface for touch devices. There are even well working free third party tools out there (Classic Start Menu) to get back your so beloved start menu on windows 8. It works fine.
But getting back to the topic of how to easily migrate from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.
Just follow the link below and you will be directed to a useful free tool from Microsoft.
Should you still have problems to migrate successful to the latest Windows 8.1, our team will be happy to assist you. Just contact us and set up an appointment.
Did you ever ask yourself if it would be possible to run a second Skype user under the same computer session simultaneously?
If yes, the you will find the answer and how to do it here:
In order to use more than one Skype account on the same computer at the same time you need to start a new instance of Skype.
Web application security is paramount for good websites, for you as a webmaster, as well as for your visitors on your website, as you want to protect their digital information as well as yours.
Here a link to a very good source and explanation, which shows you in detail how a web application can be exploited and how you can learn out of this bad experience of others.
You are looking for useful Windows 7 Tips and Tricks, then you should check out this page of the TechNet Magazine web site from Microsoft.
There are plenty of useful Tips & Tricks for Windows 7 and more information about it.
TOT contribution to undersea cable approved
The TOT board recently approved the state agency’s plan to join in a project to build an Asian submarine cable link to cater to the fast growth of bandwidth demand in Thailand.
TOT will contribute US$40 million (Bt1.2 billion) to the project, which will boost its capacity to provide international Internet bandwidth. Construction of the network, which has a lifespan of 20-25 years, will be completed within two years. Business development e-service goes nationwide.
OpenDNS Singapore data center is now online and serving production OpenDNS traffic. The Singapore server marks OpenDNS 12th data center globally and the first of a number planned for Asia.
Do you know the “Reliability Monitor” function of Windows 7?
It is a very good tool to get a overview of problems of your Windows 7 installation.
The stability index assesses your system’s overall stability on a scale from 1 to 10.
By selecting a specific period in time, you may review the specific hardware and / or software problems that have impacted your Windows 7 system.
The Reliability Monitor is very easy to access, just click on the colorful start button and type in the “Search programs and files” field the word “reliability” and hit enter.
Here a link to lifehacker, where they show how to tweak your Windows OS.
Many of this tweaks are helpful for your daily work with Windows 7 / Vista / XP
But before you use them, don’t forget to backup your registry!
If you need help to make your windows operating system more comfortable, do not hesitate to contact Phuket Hosting and we will give you a hand to get the things done professional.
Since the new Microsoft Office 2010 is on the market, we always get this questions from customers.
On how many computers can I legally install and activate a license of my Microsoft Office 2010 version?
Well, to find that out, you need to read all the Microsoft Software License Terms and you need to understand them too.
Here a short and understandable version from a license specialist:
How many licenses /installations do Office Product Key Cards allow (this is what you buy, when you have a preinstalled MS Office on your new computer)?
Every Product Key Card will allow one user to activate one Office 2010 suite on one preloaded PC.
How many licenses /installations are allowed with the traditional Office discs version?
The number of installations is different, depending on the Office suite which was purchased. The disc version of Office Home and Student 2010 allows a user to install one copy of the software on up to three PCs in a single household for non-commercial use.
Office Home and Student 2010 cannot be used for any commercial, non-profit or revenue generating activity or by any governmental organization.
The disc version of Office Home and Business 2010 and Office Professional 2010 allows one user to install one copy on one PC and a second copy on his portable device like a laptop.
Here the link to the official reference from Microsoft: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/buy/office-product-key-card-frequently-asked-questions-HA101847520.aspx
If you have any more questions regarding licensing, contact Phuket Hosting and we will help you to find the right product for you.