Sweden has most number of Broadband IPs per Capita. China leads in Attack traffic

As per the recently released State of the Internet Report by Content Delivery leader Akamai has detailed information about various topics from Attack Traffic to Fastest International Countries.

Akamai’s State of the Internet Report which can be downloaded from here mentions Sweden as the country with Highest Broadband IPs per Capita. While, South Korea is amongst the fastest International Countries. The report mentions China as the country with maximum originating Attack traffic.

Akamai's State of the Internet Report mentions Sweden as the Country with Highest IPs per Capita

Akamai's State of the Internet Report claims Sweden to the country with highest Broadband IP's per Capita.

 Check out the complete report on State of the Internet, Q3 by Akamai.

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Orkut meets Gtalk

Orkut now has a fully integrated chat engine. In order to get started with Chatting over Orkut, you dont need to install or open seperate window. It all happens as it happens within Gmail. 

Orkut Integrates chat feature with Gtalk.

Orkut Integrates chat feature with Gtalk.

If you are worried about people bombarding you over Orkut chat, this is what Google Orkut Blog has to say

I’m sure many of you (especially you social butterflies with hundreds of orkut friends), are concerned about being bombarded with chat requests every time you go online. Not to worry! To get you started, we’ve come up with a formula that automatically predicts which of your orkut friends you probably want to chat with, and only tells those people that you’re signed into Google Talk. Our formula takes a bunch of things into consideration, giving preference to people who you’ve labeled as ‘best friends’ or written scraps to recently, and people who have friends in common with you.

With Orkut enabling Google Talk, these are the features that you can go through

  • chat with your orkut friends in real time from directly within orkut
  • control which of your orkut friends can chat with you
  • chat with your Google Talk and Gmail chat contacts
  • visit different orkut pages while keeping your chatboxes open

You can also check out the below embedded video from Youtube, which explains how Gtalk chat works in Orkut.

It will be interesting if Orkut adds the Video Chatting like Gmail as well. Another item to the wishlist.

Also Read: Gtalk adds Invisible Mode

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WordPress 2.6.5 is up for grabs now

WordPress has released the latest version to the existing 2.6.3 version. The latest release has fixes for a couple of security issues which only affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x.

 

Wordpress releases 2.6.5 version.

Wordpress releases 2.6.5 version.

The security issue is an XSS exploit discovered by Jeremias Reith that fortunately only affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x. If you are interested only in the security fix, copy wp-includes/feed.php andwp-includes/version.php from the 2.6.5 release package.

2.6.5 contains three other small fixes in addition to the XSS fix. The first prevents accidentally saving post meta information to a revision. The second prevents XML-RPC from fetching incorrect post types. The third adds some user ID sanitization during bulk delete requests. For a list of changed files, consult the full changeset between 2.6.3 and 2.6.5.

Also, interestingly WordPress has deliberately not released the WordPress 2.6.4 release to avoid confusion with a fake 2.6.4 release that made the rounds a few days back. 

Please note WordPress doesn’t have a 2.6.4 version and if you happen to be running one of that, you better abandon it as soon as possible. WordPress also says, there is no 2.6.4 version and there will never be a WordPress 2.6.4 version.

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Amazon’s discount stores open up for Black Friday

Black Friday brings with it huge discounts for shoppers at Amazon.com . If you have been waiting for days to buy that gadget or that wonderful book, this is the time. 

Amazon's black friday deals are now open.

Amazon

For those of you who are not aware of Black Friday, Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. Since Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday may be as early as the 23rd and as late as the 29th of November.

Unlike few years back when people didnt have broadband at home and used to wait till the Monday ( which eventually was named as Cyber Monday), now dealers and store owners bring up huge deals for buyers.

Check out the Amazon Black Friday Deals page.

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Youtube Videos get Wider Screen

For all you, Youtube fans, this will come as a good news. Youtube is now showing a Wider Video Screen for any Video of your Choice. The new format is 16:9 format against the earlier 4:3 format.  

Youtube Blog says

We’re expanding the width of the page to 960 pixels to better reflect the quality of the videos you create and the screens that you use to watch them. This new, wider player is in a widescreen aspect ratio which we hope will provide you with a cleaner, more powerful viewing experience. And don’t worry, your 4:3 aspect ratio videos will play just fine in this new player.

All those of you who have their videos edited and deployed as per the 4:3 video frame, you need not worry. They will continue to play as they were.

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[How-To] Setup Multiple Monitors on your Computer

If you are one of those who works with multiple windows and finds it tough to work on a single monitor, this post will help you configure multiple monitors for your computer.

In this post, we will integrate another monitor with your computer’s existing monitor.

A Multiple Monitor Setup

A Multiple Monitor Setup

In order to configure your computer with another extended monitor, follow the steps mentioned below

1.) First things first, get another monitor and connect the input cable of the monitor to your VGA card output of your computer. 

 

Insert your monitor input cable to the output of your VGA Card.

Insert your monitor input cable to the output of your VGA Card.

2.) Now, right click your mouse in an empty area on your desktop and select Properties. 

After selecting Settings tab, you should see two monitor icons.

After selecting Settings tab, you should see two monitor icons.

3.) Click on the tab which says “Settings”. Here you should see both the monitors as 1 and 2. If you dont see two monitor icon’s as listed in the image above.

Check the option for Extending your display to the second monitor.

Check the option for Extending your display to the second monitor.

4.) Select the monitor icon which says 2 i.e. the icon for the second monitor. Click on the checkbox which says “Extend my Windows desktop onto this computer”.

5.) Click on Apply and press OK. Now you are all set to work with your Two monitors. 

Follow the above process to setup any number of monitors your computer supports.

If you select the checkbox which says “ Use this device as primary” , your new monitor will be the primary monitor. This is useful if you work on a laptop but would always prefer working on a larger screen.

The only issue with default Multi Monitor setup is that Windows will not extend the TaskBar to the other monitors and all windows will be shown on the single windows taskbar on a primary monitor. In order to get rid of this problem, i would suggest you download and install MultiMon Taskbar.

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Interesting Free RSS Icons For Your Feed Subscription Links

Speckyboy has an interesting post on 22 Free RSS Styles for your blog. You can choose anyone of those free RSS Icons to give more Jazz to your blog. Check out some of the featured icons below. 

Free RSS Icons for your Blog.

Free RSS Icons for your Blog.

In order to check all the icons, Check out the entire post on Speckyboy.

Also read: [How-To]Transform any RSS feed into an iPhone friendly site.

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