Prey Project

Today’s website is the prey project.Prey helps you to keep track of your laptop,phone and tablet whenever lost.Basically you install a program in your PC or phone, which waits for you to tell the control panel its missing which will signal to the laptop or other device to start giving reports.The signal can be sent either from the Internet or through an text message.If enabled, Prey will attempt to hook onto to the nearest open WiFi hot spot when no Internet connection is found.When disabled no data will be collected.With prey you can track the laptop’s position on a map,use the webcam to take a picture of the  thief,capture a screenshot,hide data,remove stored passwords,scan hardware ,sound an alarm,show a message to the thief letting him know he’s being chased and lock down the computer.All this info will be sent to you as a report  to either your control panel or mailbox depending on the reporting method you choose.The software does not depend on much and does not affect the computer in-till activated by you.Also the software auto-updates itself so you don’t have to manually install it each time.Any of this info can be used with the police to get your device back to you.

It is all free for 3 devices with 10 report spaces.But if you want more spaces and more devices you may want to buy a pro plan with prices that range from $5(approx £3.30) for 3 plus the extra benefits to $399(Approx £260.80) for up to 500 devices plus benefits.For more details see below.

http://preyproject.com/plans

Here’s how they explain  it.

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Diigo

Diigo is a browser add-on that allows you to bookmark, you can highlight portions of web pages and attach sticky notes to specific parts of web pages. Diigo highlights and sticky notes return to the original web page, you will see your highlights and sticky notes just like what you would expect if you highlighted or wrote on a book.

All of your stuff you put on your websites are saved on servers, creating your personal digest of the web, your own collection of highlights from the web. You can  search, access, sort and share this collection from any PC or iPhone.

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Zamzar

Today’s website is zamzar the file conversion site.I could just say that but they make it sound exciting.

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Zamzar is dedicated to helping you transform your songs, videos, images and documents into different formats.

We are intent on bringing order to your filesystem by offering you a one stop solution for all your file conversion needs. Like others we were fed up with having files in all sorts of formats, and no easy way of converting between them – the quest to find a better way led to the birth of Zamzar

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Glipho

Today’s website is Glipho. Glipho is blogging platform but it concentrates more on the articles than the appearance of your page (not that there is anything wrong with that).You can import your old content so it can be read for the first time again (if that make s any sense).You can interact with the content, with your readers, with other writers, on Glipho, on Twitter and generally everywhere.

World Digital Library

Today’s website is The World Digital Library A.K.A W.D.L. The website makes primary materials from countries and cultures available on the Internet, free of charge and in multiple languages from around the world. These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings.


Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place, time, topic, type of item, and institution, or can be located by an searchn in the top right. Special features include a timeline and image-viewing . Item-level descriptions and interviews with curators about featured items add more information.

The WDL was developed by a team at the U.S. Library of Congress.

http://www.wdl.org/en/

Longform

Today’s website allows you to read articles that have length and detail which are so rare these days on the Internet.The articles range from celebrities to sports to sciences.

My rating is 4 out of 5 because it has great material but is not for the average reader.