sâmbătă, 17 ianuarie 2015

Google Drive effectively


Back in December I wrote an article to help users "Get started using Google Drive for document sharing." This covered the basics of using Google Drive to share and edit files with others. A total of 5GB of space is offered for free with paid options for expanded storage capacity beyond that.

However, Drive is more than just a collaboration service; it's a full-fledged cloud storage and productivity service which you can use in a number of versatile ways to make your daily life easier. Here is what I consider the ten most important strategies to help you use Google Drive effectively.
Find more here

vineri, 16 ianuarie 2015

Firefox Hello lets you video chat simply by sharing a link

 Firefox Hello
Facetime and Skype are great for making video calls, provided you want to talk with someone who owns an iPhone or iPad or has Skype installed. Mozilla has a better option: person-to-person calling with no sign-ups, sign-ins, plug-ins, or special devices required.
Getting things going is dead simple. From the Firefox 35 toolbar, just click the cheery Hello icon and start a conversation. Share the link with your family, friends, co-workers, or whoever you need to chat with, and wait for them to click the link. As long as their browser — desktop or mobile — supports WebRTC and can access a camera and mic, they’re good to go.
Once you’ve received a URL for a conversation, it’s there for good. If I want to chat with my parents again in a few days, for example, we can both just click on the same link again. The Hello panel in Firefox maintains a list of all your chat sessions; you can label them so you don’t have to remember which URL corresponds to which contacts and you can delete entries that you no longer need.
It works great on the desktop, and was serviceable on Android in my brief test. Mozilla has marked Hello as a beta, though, so some hiccups are to be expected at this point. Still, it’s off to a great start and things will only get better with future releases.
Let’s not start calling it a Skype or Facetime “killer” just yet, but Mozilla’s Hello is already a big step forward for cross-platform video calling.

Google Translate gets smarter with language detection, Word Lens

 Google Translate also integrates Word Lens

Star Trek's universal translator is here, and it's on your phone. Google is updating its Translate app on Wednesday, and, as rumored, the new version includes automatic language detection in conversation mode, so having a conversation between two people who don't speak the same language is actually possible.

Once you've selected the two languages being spoken, Google Translate can now tell which one is being spoken at any moment. With no need to manually toggle them, conversations can be more natural.

SEE ALSO: Hands on with Google Translate: A mix of awesome and OK

The update to Google Translate also integrates Word Lens, which instantaneously translates written text. Previous versions required the user to take a picture of text and mark which words they wanted translated; Word Lens means you only need to hold the phone up so the text is visible onscreen, and the app will translate the words before your eyes.

Even better, Word Lens will work without an Internet connection Word Lens will work without an Internet connection. The visual translations work in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. For other languages, you'll still need to take a pic first.

The new features are coming to both the iOS and Android versions of Google Translate.

Between Google Translate and Microsoft's real-time Skype translator, the barrier of language is rapidly disappearing thanks to technology. It may not solve all the world's problems, but at least travel and tourism will get a little easier for many.

Check out our hands-on with the new Google Translate below.

Source: mashable.com

marți, 13 ianuarie 2015

Cum blochezi o persoană care foloseşte Facebook

Blocarea unui utilizator pe Facebook

Ai adaugat pe cineva ca prieten si acum observi ca te enerveaza? Sau poate ca nu vrei sa te mai gaseasca online? Si pe Facebook exista posibilitatea de a bloca persoane.
Blocarea unui utilizator pe Facebook nu este tocmai intuitiva, la fel ca in alte retele sociale, si la randul meu am cautat destul de mult optiunea, dar am descoperit-o si tin sa o dezvalui :)
1. Mergi pe profilul persoanei respective
2. Imediat sub fotografia Cover, în dreapta jos, apeşi săgeata
Blocarea unui utilizator pe Facebook
3. Apeşi Report/Block
Blocarea unui utilizator pe Facebook
4. Bifează Block -numele persoanei
Blocarea unui utilizator pe Facebook
5.  Specifică motivul pentru care vrei să blochezi
6. Apasă Continue

duminică, 11 ianuarie 2015

Lemon water in the morning

Citrus fruits like lemon are high in vitamin C and ascorbic acid. Vitamin C can help fight colds and and the ascorbic acid helps iron absorption which also plays a role in immune function.

Alkalizes the Body
Citrus fruits like lemon are high in vitamin CIf your body is in a chronic pH imbalance, it's susceptible to disease. Even though lemons seem acidic, they are extremely alkalizing and a great way to ensure your pH balance is where it should be especially if your diet is heavy in meat, cheese and/or alcohol.

Helps Detox
Citrus fruits like lemon are high in vitamin C
Lemon water is a natural diuretic, which means it helps your body flush liquid and toxins along with it. The citric acid can also help maximize enzymes which stimulates the liver.

It's an Energizer
Citrus fruits like lemon are high in vitamin C
Though I hesitate to even consider giving up my morning coffee, many people swear they can easily give it up after a few days of lemon water. The combination of water and lemon helps to hydrate and oxygenate the blood, leaving you feeling great!

Keeps Skin Beautiful
Citrus fruits like lemon are high in vitamin C
Chronic dehydration can leave skin looking dull, so start your day on the right foot with lemon water. Vitamin C plays a critical role in maintaining healthy skin and the antioxidants can combat aging factors.

Virusul EBOLA face ravagii

 infectarea cu virusul Ebola
Potrivit Mediafax, organizatia Natiunilor Unite a avertizat ca "lumea este pe cale sa piarda cursa impotriva Ebola", anticipand intre 5.000 si 10.000 de noi cazuri pe saptamana in Africa de Vest incepand din decembrie, precum si aparitia de noi cazuri in alte zone ale lumii.

Stirile privind infectarea cu virusul Ebola fac inconjurul lumii in fiecare zi, autoritatile din mai multe tari, precum Statele Unite ale Americii, Marea Britanie, Spania, Italia sau Cehia, anuntand deja ridicarea nivelului de alerta si luarea de masuri pentru contracararea raspandirii virului.

Infectia cu virusul Ebola incepe ca o raceala banala, simptomele fiind adesea confundate cu cele pentru malarie, febra tifoida sau dezinterie.

Temperatura ridicata, dureri de cap si un gat iritat sunt primele semne ca virusul Ebola intra in corp, atacand celulele sistemului imunitar. Pe masura ce boala progreseaza, ochii victimelor se inrosesc pentru ca vase mici de sange se sparg, provocand sangerare din ochi, urechi, gura si alte orificii. O persoana bolnava va suferi de dureri in tot corpul, durere abdominala cronica si voma. O iritatie apare apoi pe trunchi, extinzandu-se rapid catre cap, maini si picioare.

Perioada de incubare - intervalul dintre momentul infectarii si momentul in care primele simptome se prezinta - este cuprinsa intre doua si 21 de zile, crescand riscul extinderii bolii. In doar cateva zile pacientul ajunge la punctul critic - momentul in care fie incepe sa isi revina, fie trece in faza fatala, febra hemoragica.

Virusul se transmite prin contact cu sangele unui om sau animal infectat, lichidele biologice si organe. Odata ce febra si durerea de cap si de muschi se instaleaza, persoana infectata prezinta deja risc de contagiere. Un aspect important este ca virusul se poate transmite sexual chiar si dupa 40 de zile dupa ce o persoana s-a vindecat.

Nu exista in prezent un vaccin care sa asigure protectia impotriva virusului Ebola. Iar in absenta unui plan specific de tratament sau a unui medicament care sa interfereze in actiunea virusului, acesta prezinta un risc extrem.