What is you favorite internet browser ? What are you looking for when using browser? Speed, stability, addon?
My favorite browser of course, none other than Chrome. But I still install Firefox and Opera on my laptop. So it will be easy to open different Google account for reader and Adsense.
I prefer Chrome not just because it speed but I totally rely on Google service. For example, Gmail, Google Reader and Google Calendar. So Chrome blend well with all this service.
Anyway, Opera has released it latest Opera browser 11.60. So you might want to give it a try. For me, Firefox, Chrome and Opera has more or less have the same speed. For more detail comparison, you can check ZDnet comparison in details.
Plus you can check Opera mail, a built in mail reader with new clean interface.
Look at all the features available in the Opera browser. Opera is available for Windows, Linux and Mac and can be downloaded for free from http://www.opera.com/
If you are an Entrecard user then I strongly suggest you to use their latest Entre Card Toolbar.Only Available for Firefox browser only. This toolbar will enhance your browsing daily and save your time.
Quick Account Switching
What I like the most about this toolbar is the ability to switch between any account you own. As for me, I got 12 accounts of Entrecard so it really time wasting to log in and check each of my account.This toolbar is really my saviour.
You can see your menu here, such as Messages,Your Ads,Statistic and Linked Blogs.Usually I will run to dashboard to see, pending ads or new message.
Who,How and What to browse
Entrecard toolbar also allow you to choose type of blog from your inbox,favourite, or popular blog with different categories. So its really up to you. You can choose as you like.
You also can open 10 blogs in a row to drop your card. So you can drop till you reach 300 blog per day. Now that is what I like.Previously I open and save popular blog manually, now just with a click of a button only.
Notes from the Developer
The toolbar is available at the link below. Please note the following::
The toolbar only works with Firefox 2 or 3. This will not work with other web browsers.
You must have an Entrecard account, the toolbar provides no functionality otherwise.
The toolbar should be compatible with Firefox on all operating systems, Windows, Mac and Linux
Under NO circumstances should you download the toolbar from any other source than Entrecard itself. Using modifications by third parties may result in the theft of your account information.
The Entrecard toolbar does not keep track of any browsing habits or information other than that directly relevant to your Entrecard operations. If there is no widget on a page, the toolbar will pay no attention to it.
The latest version of the toolbar is currently 0.7. New versions of the toolbar should be downloaded to your browser automatically when it restarts.
Important: When you click on the link below, a bar may appear at the top of the window asking whether you wish to allow this site (Entrecard.com) to provide extensions. You need to click Allow if you want to use this toolbar.
I think I just beat Darren from Problogger and John Chow if that stat is true. 4096 credits to advertise on my blog hahah
Maybe there are some glitch at the server. This is not the first time server break down happen at Entrecard.com. I think Entrecard should get a big funder to buy a new server to support increasing traffic in the future.
The requested site did not respond to a connection request and the browser has stopped waiting for a reply.
* Could the server be experiencing high demand or a temporary outage? Try again later. * Are you unable to browse other sites? Check the computer’s network connection. * Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing. * Still having trouble? Consult your network administrator or Internet provider for assistance.
The threat of Internet fraud is quite real and we need to be aware of scams such as “phishing” and “pharming” where a virus or malicious program can be downloaded to your computer with the intention of stealing your personal information – from credit card information, user ID and password to online banking accounts.
But don’t panic! Here are 5 tips that will minimise your risk of being a victim and unsuspectingly swallowing the bait set by scamsters to steal your identity.
5 TIPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF ONLINE
Watch out for suspicious e-mail or pop-up links.
NEVER click on a URL link in e-mail or fill out forms in e-mail requesting you to confirm or update personal information, even if it threatens dire consequences if you don’t reply.
Even if the e-mail seems to be from a genuine web site or someone you know, call first to check or type the web URL to log on to the site yourself (not from the e-mail). Also, never send your personal information to anyone by e-mail.
Phishing can happen by phone too. You may receive a call from someone pretending to be from a bank or company asking for your personal information. Or the person may inform you that you have been a victim of a fraud. Always verify the caller’s identity first. Credit card companies do call customers if they notice unusual activity on your card but they will only enquire about specific transactions. They will not ask for your account number or personal information.
Protect your computer with anti-virus, spam filters and firewalls.
Update your Operating System and Internet Browser regularly to ensure that you are protected. Use anti-virus software and, if possible, personal firewalls. Ensure your anti-virus software is up to date with the latest signatures.
Scan your PC for viruses and update your browser regularly.
Take some time to visit any popular anti-virus web site to scan your PC. This will alert you to any virus or malicious programs in your computer. You can often download the latest security and critical patches from these sites too.
Be cautious about clicking on pop-ups and free stuff. Beware of downloading free programs and web content offering to increase the speed of your computer, free gifts, get rich quick schemes, etc.
You may click on these links out of curiosity or simply to read. However, in pharming scams, such content can be programmed to download a virus or malicious program or spyware to your computer while you are browsing. After that, when you type the address of a legitimate website, you are taken to a fake web site. Any personal information you provide at the fake site such as user name, account number, credit card details can be stolen and fraudulently used.
If you share your computer with others, ensure they do not visit such sites and unknowingly download malicious content.
Be selfish about sharing your password.
Online fraud frequently occurs when someone has compromised the security of their password through sharing. Do not share your password with family, relatives, friends or anyone, however harmless and convenient it may seem at the time. Your password is the key that opens the lock to your personal information and should be guarded as safely as your car keys.
Finally, always clear your cache each time you logout after an Internet session. This is especially important if others have access to your computer or you use a computer in public places such as Internet cafes.
Well, it’s easy, isn’t it? Just take these five steps to enhance the way you protect your personal information and ensure your Internet experience is enjoyable.