Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Check if your Android device is affected by Heartbleed bug/vulnerability

Is your Android device vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL that was exposed recently? Here's an easy to to check with the Heartbleed Detector app from Lookout. It determines what version of OpenSSL your device is using and if the version detected is one of the affected versions of OpenSSL, then it check to see if the specific vulnerable feature called heartbeats is enabled. The app is easy to use, install the app from the Play Store and run it. It will automatically display the test results.
Get the Heartbleed Detector App

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Create/Convert PDF files for free

We all have acrobat reader to read PDF files. But when it comes to creating a PDF files for any purpose you are at loss as without Adobe Acrobat it is impossible to create a PDF file. Or is it so?
The truth is that you can create a PDF file even without acrobat installed on your system. The easiest way out is to create a MS word document and then convert it to PDF using any of the available PDF converter tools. Let’s take a look at some of the tools you can use.
Online PDF converters
Convert Microsoft Office, Open Office, graphic images, vector graphic and other formats to PDF online. Upload your files and it will be send to your email after it is converted to PDF.
Convert your office documents to PDF. Converted file are sent back to your email.
PrimoOnline provides you with the ability to create PDF files from your office documents by uploading them.
Firefox Extensions
PDFescape allows you to open and edit PSF files online. It is a free PDF editor in your Firefox.
Convert the current page to PDF.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Free Online Personal Finance Management Tools

Online personal finance management tools are great to keep in touch with your finances the easy way and these services are growing fast. Here is a list of some free online personal finance management tools.
Mint is probably the best known online personal finance management tool. Mint saves you the trouble of bookkeeping by automatically pulling in your balances, purchases, stock trades, etc. It connects securely with more than 7,000 US financial institutions. Mint has impressive financial analysis tools and is definitely a must try if you are looking for an online financial management solution.
Thrive aggregates your bank, credit card account information into a single interface. It has partnered with 8000+ banks. It categorizes your spending automatically so you can analyze exactly "where your money is going".
Expensr is another free online personal finance manager which tracks your spending and compares them with similar people so you know where to improve. It lets you create budgets to stay on track and you can also use their forecasting tools to avoid any financial surprises.
Rudder is another online personal finance management tools that brings all your bank / card accounts (Connect to 3000+ banks & credit cards) in the same place, It helps you track your bills,  and it has a innovative feature called ‘What’s Left’ which helps predict your future cashflow.
Wesabe is part money management tool, part community. It pulls all your financial information together for you. It provides you with an easy way to manage your money. You can view all of your bank/ credit card details in the same place.
Yodlee – MoneyCenter
Yodlee money Center lets you manage your finances better by letting you view al your finances in one place, set and track a budget, track your spending etc..
Pennyminder lets you manager you finances by tracking deposits and withdrawals so you can known what's happening with your money. It lets you share your journals with anyone by email and imports your bank statement.
Geezeo provides you with a set of online financial tools to help you reach your goals and make your finances better everyday. It automatically categorizes all your expenses from all your accounts into one place. Its community is a great place to ask specific questions to financial experts, connect with like-minded people, and learn from others
NetworthIQ is a social personal finance manager designed to make monitoring your net worth easy and fun.
Quicken Online
It automatically organizes your accounts in one place to simplify internet banking, keep track of your bills, lets you check your balances from your cell phone and helps you set your budget goals and track its progress.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sell your photos and earn money : Big list of stock photography sites where you can sell your digital photos.

Stock photography websites are a great place to sell your photos and earn money. There are stock photography websites that are ideal places to sell your photos no matter if you are a professional or amateur photographer. There are several ways to sell your photographs through a stock photography sites. You can sell exclusive rights to a photograph or you can get paid per downloads. Also, the payment varies form site to site while the most common payment methods seems to be PayPal, Moneybookers and check. Here’s a large list of stock photography websites where you can sell your photographs along with important details like how much they pay and the payment methods. Have fun selling your photos.
bigstockphoto pays you 50 cents to $3 per image download. You can also earn more on special license downloads. It' minimum payout is $30 and they pay by PayPal. You can also request a check for a minimum payout of $50.
istockphoto pays you 20% for each file download. However if you are an exclusive contributor then it can go up to 40%. Minimum payout is $100 and they pay by Check, PayPal/Moneybookers and Direct deposit or pre-paid iStockphoto MasterCard Payoneer.
Dreamstime pays you 50% fee for each transaction and 60% for exclusive images. Exclusive photographers also get an additional bonus of $0.20 for each approved submission. Minimum payout is $100 and payment methods are check, PayPal or Moneybookers.
With a collection of more than 6 million stock photos shutterstock is a big player in the stock photography market. Shutterstock pays you 25 cents every time your image is downloaded. However, once you reach $500 in earnings, your commission can go up to 30 cents per download. You can also earn money by referring photographers and stock buyers. The minimum payout is $75 by PayPal or Moneybookers and $300 by check.
Stockxpert is another great site dealing with stock photographs. It currently has more than 2.9 million images with thousands added every day. They pay you 50% for each download. Payment methods are PayPal, Ikobo, Moneybookers and you can also request a check.
Another great stock photography resource with over 4.0 million images. They pay you 50% of the net proceeds from each photo downloaded. You can also earn buy referring customers (15% of the purchase or subscription), and referring photographers (10% of the price of each of their photo downloaded). Payment methods are PayPal, Moneybookers and checks.
Canstockphoto pays you 50% commission for guest and member purchases and 25 cents for subscription sales. Payment methods are PayPal, Moneybookers and check and the minimum payouts are $50 for PayPal and $100 for Moneybookers and check.
Fotolia is another popular stock photography website with over 5 million photos and illustrations. They pay you 30- 44% commission for non-exclusive files and 47-61% commission for submissions by total exclusive contributors. You need a minimum of 50 earned credits to get paid and the payment methods are PayPal and Moneybookers.
ShutterPoint offers a high payout of 85% for full Royalty-Free license and 70% for standard Royalty-Free license. Minimum payout is $50 and payment methods are PayPal, Moneybookers and check.
Photostockplus pays you 85% commission on all sales minus a 3.25% processing fee. Minimum payout is $100 and payment methods are check, bank wire or PayPal.
Crestock initially pays you a commission of 20% but it goes up to 30% once you have reached 100 downloads. For subscription downloads you get $0.25 commission per download. The minimum payout for payment by PayPal, Moneybookers is $50 and the minimum payout for payment by bank transfers or check is $100.
SnapVillage pays you a royalty of 30% for every image sold on a standard or product license. For an image downloaded on subscription you earn 30 cents. Payment method is PayPal and the minimum payout is $10.
Well, this one is not exclusively for stock photos but it allows you to sell your photos to perspective buyers. They pay you a commission of up to 75%. Payment methods are PayPal or bank transfer
Adography is a nice place to sell your photographs. Adography does not accept returns and so you get paid immediately when someone buys a photo. All payments are made through Amazon Payments.
Home to over 40000 photographers, Photoshelter is another good place to sell your photographs. You don’t have to wait for a check from them as you can use your own PayPal or merchant account to sell your photos.
Buy-photo.eu offers a commission of 50% for every sold photographs. Payment method is PayPal and the minimum payout is 50 Euros.
With Alamy, you get 60% of each sale. They pay you monthly (if payout exceeds $250).
You get a commission of 50% (can go up to 60%) of the sales of your images via PantherMedia. You can also earn by referring new members. Payment method is PayPal or direct payment to your bank account and the minimum payout is 30 Euros.
Not exactly a stock photography site (lets you sell sounds, photos, software, e-Books, music etc.) but you can still sell your photos through tradebit.
ClusterShot helps you sell your photos. They allow anyone to sell their photos. When you sell your photos they act as an escrow service to ensure payment is successfully received before the photo is released to the buyer. You can request your payment anytime and it will be paid to you after deducting a 12% fee off the sale.
Photospin pays you a revenue share of 50% for exclusive images and 40% for non-exclusive images. The minimum payout is $50 and the payment methods are PayPal and check.
Freephotomarket lets you sell your photos without charging any fee on transactions. You can set your own price for your photos and you can sell up to 100 photos for free. However, to sell more than 100 photos you need to pay an annual fee of € 199. Payment transactions are done by PayPal and full sale amount is directly deposited to your PayPal account
Stockphotography splits sales 50/50 with you. They notify sales quarterly and pay you by checks in £ Sterling or US$.
Paxxion allows you to sell your images through them. You can set your own price for your work. Paxxion doesn't take any commission for transactions but if you don't want to be limited by the free membership account you have to pay a fee of little more than 3 euros per month. Payment is made by PayPal.
Microstockphoto pays you 35% of the sale price for each image that is downloaded. The minimum payout is $50 and payment is made by PayPal.
Mediafocus pays you 20% to 40% of the net billing of images (the pay depends on the photographer's experience, image quality etc.). The minimum payout is $50.00.
Stockphotopro pays you 20% royalty every time your images are purchased and 30% royalty if you have a 300+ images collection. Payment method is PayPal and the minimum payout is $10.
FeaturePics pays you 70% of the license fees received for all photos. Minimum payout is $50 and payment methods are check, PayPal and Moneybookers.
Imagecatalog pays you 40% for each sale of your images. Minimum payout is $75 and they pay by PayPal or bank check in US funds.
Stockphotospot pays you up to $2 when you upload any photo. You then get paid 20 cents per downloads of your photos. Their minimum payout is $100 and they pay via PayPal or Check.
Yaymicro pays you a commission of 50 % to contributors on all credit sales. For subscriptions the commission is €1 per download. Payment methods are PayPal and Moneybookers and the minimum payout is €30.
Zymmetrical pays you a commission of 70% and the minimum payout for PayPal is $10 and for Payoneer it is $50.
Cutcaster pays you 50% a commission for exclusive contents and 40% for non-exclusive contents. The minimum payout is $20 and they pay via PayPal, Moneybookers or check.
Stockphotomedia pays you a commission of 35% to 55% for each image downloaded. The minimum payout is 60 EUR and is paid via PayPal or Moneybookers.
Imagevortex pays you a commission of 70% of the original sale price. The minimum payout is $100 and the payment methods are PayPal, check or a wire transfer to your bank account.
Thephotostorage pays you a commission of 50% of the sale. The minimum payout is $100 CAD dollars.
Pixmac pays you a commission of 50% for non-exclusive rights and 60% for exclusive rights. Payment methods are Moneybookers and PayPal.
Picturestock pays a commission of 50% to the photographer when an image is sold. Payments are made by check or international money order.
Anka Agency International
AAI pays you a commission of 50% on the net sales. However they need a minimum of 100 images to be submitted.
Fotolibra pays you a commission of 50% of the sell. Platinum members get 60%. The minimum payout is £50 and payment methods are check, bank transfer or PayPal.
Abundant Photo
Abundant Photo pays you a royalty of 50% each time one of your photos are purchased. The minimum payout is $10.00.
MrPaparazzi is a place to sell your celebrity photographs. They pay you 50% of all licensing fees (including secondary and subsequent licensing) after deduction of applicable taxes. Payments are made via electronic transfer to your bank account or by check.
Thesnitcherdesk is another place to sell your celebrity photographs. You get 50% of the sale and is paid via PayPal or bank transfer.
Apart from earning money from their ad revenue sharing model, you can also earn by selling your photos on Photrade. You get 80% of the markup made on any sale.
Picturenation pays you 40% commission on each sale. However to upload more than 5 images you need to have a Pro account which costs you £10 a year. Minimum payout is £50. Payment is made via bank transfer or PayPal.
Vizero is place to upload your photos and sell them to prospective buyers. You fix the price of the photos and Vizero charges you 25% commission on each sale if you hold a free membership account and 15% commission on each sale if you hold a paying account. Payment is made via PayPal and MoneyBookers. However the free account has a limitation of only 5MB upload space and it expires after six months.
Express Digital
Express Digital lets you sell photos through them by setting your own price. They take a commission of maximum 15% as e-commerce transaction fee for each online order along with a 3% fee as the cost of payment processing. They pay you every two weeks.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Find User reviews and rating on Web Hosting

Choosing a web hosting provider is not an easy task. You have to consider various things like uptime, cost, control panel, storage space, bandwidth etc before you can decide on the web hosting that is best for you.  It always helps to know about other people’s experiences about any particular host. One way to know about any web hosting provider is to search for reviews or ask in webmasters forums to know more about it. However, it takes a lot of time to do all these things. 

But the good news is that there are actually places where we can find reviews of many website at the same place saving us a lot of time. WebHostingRating is such a website which provides web hosting rating and reviews. You can find independent customer ratings for website hosting providers for Unix hosting, Windows hosting, Reseller Hosting, VPS hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Managed Hosting etc. 

They also have hosting awards, the winners of which are determined by user votes in 12 hosting categories like Best Budget Hosting, Best Blog Hosting, Best Forum Hosting, Best Unix Hosting, Best Windows Hosting, Best Email Hosting etc. At the end of each month the system generates the list of best hosting companies based on the user votes. These awards are also a good indication of the best web hosting providers.

If you are looking to build your site using any of today’s popular CMS like Joomla, Drupal, WordPress etc, then you can go through the CMS Web Hosts section to find out the best hosting provider for your need. All in all, this is a great place to find user reviews and rating of web hosting providers that helps you decide on the best web hosting service for you.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

70+ Great tutorials for Adobe Photoshop.

Want some great Photoshop tutorials to enhance your Photoshop skills? Here’s a great list of 70+ great tutorials for Adobe Photoshop. 

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Autocorrect URL typos in FireFox address bar

Although, it's a popular extension already I am posting about it for the benefit of anyone who doesn't know of it yet! This firefox extension corrects typos in URLs that you enter in the address bar. For example, if you type google.con, it will correct it to google.com . Quite handy if you are prone to commiting those typos frequently.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Download 'The Photoshop Anthology' eBook for free

Sitepoint is giving away free ebook version of Corrie Haffly’s "The Photoshop Anthology Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques", normaly worth $26.37 (paperback). About the book, sitepoint says
It’s brimming with tried and tested real-world Photoshop solutions that will add
impact to your next web design project. If you’ve ever been stuck for
inspiration, have puzzled over just how to create a shiny aqua-style button, or
wanted to create that seamlessly tiling background image you saw on a site
recently, you need to download this book.
You can check it on Amazon here
Download the ebook for free