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A handful of handy and helpful Internet related sites.

  • GENERAL

    • CEO Express - An excellent instant gateway to the most popular Internet sites that one might want or need every day, especially business executives.
    • Online Convert - Transforms a wide selection of file formats (documents, images, audio, video), and it doesn't require you to download or install any new software. Free.
    • Radio-Locator - the most comprehensive radio station search engine on the internet. We have links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world.
    • RefDesk.com - a one-stop shop and fact checker for content on the Internet.
    • Zamzar - free online file conversion site. Convert images, documents, music files, video files, and more from one format to another.

  • Broadband (high-speed) Internet service

    • Broadband Expert - find the best deals in your area for Internet, TV, and phone. Also other broadband resources. (Note that the company that runs this site is also a reseller of these services.)
    • Broadband Internet and Cable Modem Guide
    • BuyTelco - Compare Cable, DSL, and other high speed Internet Options - Instantly finds the best high speed Internet prices and solutions for those providers serving your neighborhood.
    • DSL Reports - An excellent DSL service and news resource.
    • GetConntected.com - Enter your address and phone number to determine availability and providers in your area for high-speed (cable, DSL, satellite, and wireless) Internet access.

    • See also Internet service providers (ISPs) below.

  • Domain name services
  • Email access sites

    • Mail2Web - Check your email from the Web with any computer, anywhere in the world.

  • Internet crime, fraud, and security

  • Internet hardware

    • EnGenious Tech- home and business wireless solutions, indoor and outdoor.
    • Securifi - Touchscreen wireless routers.

  • Internet organizations

    • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) - A non-profit corporation formed to hold responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions now performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities.
    • Internet Education Foundation (IEF) - The Internet Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and policymakers about the potential of a decentralized global Internet to promote communications, commerce and democracy.

  • Internet service providers (ISPs)
  • Internet software

    • Ad blocking software - to filter and control access to the Interent for "younger or more sensitive viewers:"

      • Ad Block - Block annoying ads on Web pages with this browser extension for Chrome and Safari. Free to use, but contributions are greatly appreciated.
      • Ad Block Plus - Blocks annoying banners, pop-ups and video ads on Web pages, including thos on YouTube and Facebook. This is a free browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera;and A,droid devices. Acceptable can be allowed.
      • Stop auto-playing video ads in Chrome, Firefox, and IE - What to do if you're fed up with adverts playing as soon as you open a Web page. We show you how to stop videos and media from autoplaying when you open a website in Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

    • Blocking software - to filter and control access to the Interent for "younger or more sensitive viewers:"

    • Chat and messaging software

    • Ebook software

    • Email software

    • FTP software

      • Fetch - FTP software for Macintosh.
      • FileZilla - Free FTP program for Linux, Macs, and Windows
      • WS-FTP - FTP software for Windows

    • Macintosh Internet software

      • MacOrchard - a carefully cultivated list of the most vital Internet applications and related resources for Macintosh Internet users.

    • Password managers
      • 1Password - password manager for Macs, Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android machines.

    • Private / safe browsing software / tools

      • Anonymizer, Inc. - Comprehensive identity, privacy, and anonymity services for ultimate secure, private, anonymous Internet use.
      • Norton SafeWeb - Find out if a Web site is a safety risk before you visit it.
      • Scroogle Scrpaer - Search Google with no cookies, no ads, no search-term record, and access log deleted within 48 hours
      • Spychecker.com - Links to spyware removal and Internet privacy tools.
      • Tor - Anonymity online. Protect yourself against network surveillence and traffic analysis. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.
      • Web of Trust - Safe browsing tool - free plug-in for Web browsers.

    • Web browsers (and related)

      • Camino - For Macs from Mozilla (Optimized for Mac OS X with a Cocoa user interface, and powerful Gecko layout engine. It's the simple, secure, and fast.)
      • Google Chrome - For Linux, Macs, and Windows, from Google
      • iCab - For Macs
      • FireFox - For Linux, Macs, Windows and more, from Mozilla
        • MozBackup a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Sunbird, Flock, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite, Spicebird, Songbird and Netscape profiles. Freeware and works on Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7.
      • Internet Explorer - For Windows, from Microsoft
      • OmniWeb - For Macs
      • Opera - For Linux, Macs, and Windows
      • Readability - a free Web and mobile app for reading comfortably by zapping online clutter and saves Web articles in a comfortable reading view.
      • Safari - For Macs and Windows, from Apple

    • Web page ad-blocking software

      • AdBlock Plus - Plug-in for the FireFox Web browser - Block ads, tracking, and banners.

  • Music streaming / download services

    • GrooveShark - Listen to any song in the world for free. Create free Internet radio stations. Search for free MP3s to stream.
    • MOG - Millions of songs on-demand and radio that's just hard to believe. The easiest and fastest way to listen to millions of songs, albums, or personal radio stations on-demand. Free trail, then $5/month. Streaming rate: 256 to 320 kbps, MP3s.
    • MySpace Music - Lots of streaming music.
    • Napster - Digital music service, offering MP3 downloads and unlimited on-demand streaming. Free trial then $5/month. Streaming rate: 128 kbps, MP3s.
    • Pandora - Personalized Internet radio stations. Free and paid versions of the service.
    • Radio-Locator - the most comprehensive radio station search engine on the internet. We have links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world.
    • Rdio - Choose the music you want to play and listen as much as you want. 7-day free trail, then $5/month. Streaming rate: 256 to 320 kbps, MP3s.
    • Rhapsody - Listen to full-length songs and read the lyrics - millions of songs, online radio, downloads, music videos, playlists, photos, latest music releases. 25 plays a month for free. 14-day free triall then $10/month. Streaming rate: 128 kbps, MP3s.
    • Slacker - Free personal radio stations.
    • Spotify - iTunes-like software prvoviding free access to millions of songs.
    • Val.fm - Free MP3 music and lyrics..

  • Shareware and freeware sources
  • Store, sync, share, access, transfer your data via any Internet connected device

    • Box.net - Simple online collaboration: online file storage, FTP replacement, and more. The online file storage feature, for example, lets you store all of your content online, so you can access, manage, and share it from anywhere
    • Dropbox - a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Free for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Mobile.
    • Google Drive - 5 gb of online storage free, and more is available with a paid account. Access via PC and Mac, Chrome OS, iPhone and iPad, and Android devices.
    • Microsoft SkyDrive Access to your files online via PCs, Macs, iPads, and mobile devices.
    • SugarSync - a free service that enables you to access, sync and share your files across all your computers and devices. They enable you to backup, sync, and share all of your documents, photos, music and movies so that you can access them from your laptop, iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, or any other device.
    • WeTransfer - a free service to send big or small files from point A to point B. Send up to 2 gB with the free version, and up to 10 gB with the paid version of the service.

  • Traceroute sites
  • Using the Internet and the Web
  • Viruses, security issues, scams, hoaxes, myths, spams, urban legends, etc.

Special Computer Tech Support Phone Scams page details about several common phone scams out there, and what to do if you fall prey to one of these.

Special HEARTBLEED page Detailed instructions on what you need to do now, as well as links to more information about this bug affecting the security across most of the Internet.

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