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Use HistoryPin to See the World

by Barbara J. Feldman November 1, 2011

HistoryPin is a Google Maps mashup that allows visitors to pin historic photos on a map and to view photos across locations and dates. The site offers a video introduction and tours of some of the best content. For more details on using the site, read The Internet Patrol.

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Is Your Browsing History Recoverable?

by Barbara J. Feldman August 9, 2011

A recent, high profile murder trial in Florida used search history to incriminate the plaintiff. Just how much of your history actually remains on your personal computer? Leo Notenboom, of, explains that unless you have spyware installed on your computer, your every keystroke is not being recorded. However, there is a fair amount of […]

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How to Stretch Your Gmail Account

by Barbara J. Feldman August 2, 2011

Gmail account almost full? Anne Mitchell of The Internet Patrol explains how to free lots of space by deleting old attachments. On the other hand, you can always simply buy more storage space from Google. 20GB costs just $5.00 a year.

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How to Keep Your Gmail Account Secure

by Barbara J. Feldman July 12, 2011

To help you keep your Gmail account secure, Gmail lists recent sessions at the bottom of your inbox. There you can view recent account activity, and also see if your Gmail account is still logged in another session. If you do see another open session (maybe its simply your laptop?) there is a link to […]

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How to Use Google’s Search by Image

by Barbara J. Feldman July 5, 2011

Identifying a mystery celebrity in a photo, or finding websites that have stolen your copyrighted images has gotten a whole lot easier with Google’s Search by Image. Images can be dragged and dropped, uploaded, specified by URL, or (with a Chrome or Firefox extension) simply right-clicked. To see Dave Taylor ID a mysterious blonde, read […]

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Does Google Know What You Love?

by Barbara J. Feldman June 28, 2011

What do you love? Google thinks it knows, and has launched a new search service by the same name. Searching for “cats” for example, will display results in a visual table format from multiple Google services, including YouTube, Google Maps, Blog Search, Calendar, Patent Search, Picasa, Books, Image Search, Translate and SketchUp. Maybe it’s useful. […]

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