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This Six Links Are Telling You What Google Knows About You

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.

  1. 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”.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Google Takeout

    “Your account, your data, download a copy.” – This is how Google advertises its service Google Takeout. Here you can copy photos, emails, bookmarks and all profile information from Google’s servers.

 

How To Migrate Windows XP to Windows 8.1

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It is no rocket science to make the jump from your old and outdated Windows XP to the latest version of Windows 8.1.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.

New Windows XP Data Transfer Tool

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.

How to run Skype on the same computer a second time with a second user

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.

For the detail how to description of running two Skype accounts on the same computer in the same session just click here.

Website Security

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.

If you have any questions regarding website security, computer security or all related fields, don’t hesitate to contact Phuket Hosting today.

Reliability Monitor of Windows 7

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.

If you need help with your Windows 7 system, just contact the specialist’s from Lemonsurf Co. Ltd. or Phuket Hosting and we will give you a hand.

Useful Registry hacks for your Windows OS

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!

Just click here to get to the “Top 10 Registry Tweaks that Power Up Windows” on the lifehacker web site.

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.

On how many computers can I legaly install and activate one MS Office 2010 suite?

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.

How to customize and organize the Windows 7 Libraries

One of the most helpful features of Windows 7 are the libraries, but it is not that easy to organize them proper from the beginning on.

A very helpful How To to organize and customize your Win 7 libraries you can find here on that Geeks web site.

If you like to handle your folders all by yourself and don’t want to use the library functionality, you can simply disable the Windows 7 library function.

If you need professional help with your system or web site, please do not hesitate to contact Phuket Hosting or Lemonsurf Co. Ltd. to make an appointment with one of our professionals to assist you in all your computer, network, web site and hosting needs.

Get back your old “Show Desktop” button from Win XP into Win 7

To show or preview the desktop in Windows 7, you need to click or hover on the little bar on the right side of your task bar (that one beside the clock and date).

To get back your old fashion “Show Desktop” button, is not that magic….

Just follow the instructions of this Blog  and you have your old “Show Desktop’ button back.

If you need professional help with your system or web site, please do not hesitate to contact Phuket Hosting or Lemonsurf Co. Ltd. to make an appointment with one of our professionals to assist you in all your computer, network, web site and hosting needs.

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