Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is Amazon’s online storage service. Costing mere pennies per gig, many are turning to Amazon’s S3 service for their image and video hosting needs. It’s easy to sign up for Amazon’s S3 service, and also easy to set up. In fact, the hardest thing about using S3 to host your videos and images is figuring out how to link to your video and image files hosted on Amazon S3! So, we are going to tell you how to host videos on Amazon S3 right now! And we answer the question “what URL do I use to link to my video or image on Amazon S3?”
There’s been a lot on the net lately about the new Amazon Kindle wireless reading device, including our own review of the Kindle reader. The Kindle ebook reader is Amazonâ€™s entry in the wireless ebook reader market. But how to use the Kindle reader? With the Kindle Amazon has bundled an always-available-from-anywhere free Kindle network, instant download of 90,000 boooks for only $9.99 each, newspaper subscriptions, magazine subscriptions, and the ability to read more than 300 popular blogs, all from anywhere, without needing to use wifi! But what happens after you purchase a Kindle? What do you need to do to begin using it? Here’s the answer.
If you are one of those people who aren’t the least bit interested in using Google Gmail Chat (Google’s instant message chat program in Gmail, similar to AIM and iChat), you probably want to know how to sign out of Gmail chat. So here’s the information you need to disable Gmail chat – to turn the Google chat “feature” off, and deactivate Google Gmail chat instant messages.
Now that you’re all set up with your gmail.google.com account, you’re going to want to know how to whitelist something, or how to whitelist someone, in Gmail. It’s not difficult to whitelist with Gmail – in fact, it’s much harder to figure out how to whitelist with Gmail than it is to actually do it! So here’s how to whitelist in Gmail. (P.S. It’s actually mail.google.com, but gmail.google.com will get you there.)
Do you want to stay connected via ssh to a remote computer, even when you’re idle? Whether you are on a Windows, Mac, or Linux machine, don’t you just hate it when you are connected to a remote system via ssh, and you do something in another window, only to find when you return to your ssh session that you’ve been automatically disconnected by the remote system, and you have to log in all over again? Here’s how make it so that you can stay connected to the remote computer with ssh no matter how long you are idle.
Did you know that you can use Gmail as a spam filter? Among Gmail’s many wonderful features, one of the most useful is the incredible spam filtering. I’ve not come across any spam filtering solution that’s as efficient as Gmail’s and there are a number of ways you can take advantage of this free service without having to change your current email address!
With the travel season upon us, here’s how to find out whether an airport offers free wireless Internet access (“wifi”), so that you can use your laptop to find a place to sleep if you’re stuck at the airport. But first, let us remind you to be very careful when booking your travel arrangements online, and be wary of search engine advertisements for cheap airline ticket sites which are actually phishing sites.
For some reason we have had a lot of searches this week asking how to get rid of Internet cookies. It’s really quite easy, but to make it even easier, we are going to cover it for you here.
Are you one of those people who find IVR (integrated voice response) systems and automated telephone attendants impersonal, annoying, and hey, just plain rude? Do you sometimes think that you’ll go postal if you have to navigate one more voice menu? How many times have you entered your account number three or four times only to find yourself frustratingly disconnected because the IVR system “didn’t understand your request”? Well, if any of the above describes you (or hey, even if it doesn’t) you’re going to be thrilled at what we have found for you!
We’ve talked some about cookies (the kind which are saved on your computer, not the kind which you eat, although look at the bottom of…
“Dear Internet Patrol, How do I read the fine print in the spam’s header information to determine from where the spam really originated? I forwarded one to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they sent me an e-mail saying it wasn’t a correct address. Thank you, Kim” Dear Kim: Here’s how.