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Ever visit a website where you spotted a really cool looking Font, yet couldn't figure out which font family it belonged to, or how to get a copy of it for your own use? This article explains the process of doing exactly that, as well as showing how to install downloaded fonts.
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That is a really useful article, Andrew. Thanks for sharing.

A question though, back in the "old days" by my standards, you weren't supposed to share fonts because many of them were sold separately and were considered to be under the software license of the product they worked with. I would assume if you can get the font from Google that it is safe, but are there still instances of those IP fonts today that aren't supposed to be shared?
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Hi Brian,

An excellent observation. With regards to safety of available fonts, I can only assume that all submissions are checked by Google in this respect before a listing is accepted, so while never beyond the realms of possibility, am confident that a malicious font download is unlikely.

I'm sure there are many fonts to be found on the web which are not supposed to be shared as you've rightly pointed out, however with every font downloaded from the Google Fonts site, there is also a license agreement included within the downloaded Zip file that specifies which usage license the font has been released under.

In the case of the illustrated "Lato" font used in my example, that particular font has been released under the Sil Open Font License (OFL) and comes with the following conditions when downloaded.
PERMISSION & CONDITIONS
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of the Font Software, to use, study, copy, merge, embed, modify, redistribute, and sell modified and unmodified copies of the Font Software, subject to the following conditions,
The list of exclusions are as one would expect for most open source material, such as preventing the sale of the font by itself etc, however for personal or commercial use within other products, there's no problem.  This could differ of course with each font that's made available so it always pays to check what rights are provided. Font families not available on Google Fonts and found on other font distribution sites would of course contain their own rules and restrictions, which should always be respected.

I hope that answers your questions and thank you for your feedback and up-vote. I very much appreciate it. Regards, Andrew
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Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

ScamAlert
An introduction to the wonderful sport of Scam Baiting. Learn how to help fight scammers by beating them at their own game. This great pass time helps the world, while providing an endless source of entertainment. Enjoy!
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by:Tom Crawford
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Thank you Andrew, hope to put  to good use and enjoyment.
Tom.
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Thanks for the comments and endorsements Andrew and Tom, very much appreciated and help me out.  I'm glad you both got some value of the article.

Regards,
Andrew
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Many of you may be aware of the recent Google Docs scam emails that have been floating around coming from various people that you know. Here's a guide on identifying


How To Identify the Scam Email

You will see an email from someone you’ve had correspondence with (and in many cases know well) that contains the subject line stating that a document has been shared on Google Docs (example: John Smith has shared a document on Google Docs with you). You will not see your email address because it is in the bcc field, however you will see the email address hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh(AT)mailinator.com appear.



The message will contain a link saying Open in Docs. Do not click this. If for some reason you do, you will get prompted to sign into your Google account if you are not already signed in. Afterward, you will be prompted to give permission to “Google Docs” access to your email and contacts.



Clicking the info button (The “i” inside of the circle) will show developer information that contains a random Gmail account. Do NOT click the allow button, as it will send the scam message to your contacts. While the adversaries do not have your password, they will have access to read emails in your account as well as to send emails from it without the need for any sort of security check (both passwords and two factor authentication get bypassed).



How do I know if I’ve been affected?

If you clicked the Allow button, then you’re affected. And you may have heard back from acquaintances, friends, and family by now. Another way to know is to check your Sent messages, and see if any strange emails have been sent.


How do I fix the problem?

Go to the Permissions section of your Google account at https://myaccount.google.com/permissions to see the apps that have access to your account. Click the one that says “Google Docs”, then click the Remove button. (In this screenshot you will WhatsApp because it is an app that was given permissions from an Android phone) Optionally, you can change your password (even though the adversary never received it) as it a good security practice to change passwords periodically. Also please be sure to check your sent mail for the scam email. Alert the recipients that not to open the email and to delete it right away, and let them know what happened.


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Ultra Power Saving Mode
If you use the Google Now Launcher, as an aftermarket add on, have a Samsung Note 5 and are worried about power consumption be wary of using the ultra power saving mode. Here is what happened to me when I made the mistake of trying this out...
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Ultra-power saving mode is developed by SAMSUNG and SAMSUNG do not expect that you will prefer to use Google Now Launcher instead of TouchWiz launcher.

I have tried to use Google Now Launcher but its support on Chinese is poor and I dropped it.

The only problem of Ultra-power saving mode is that it will disable all sync for email accounts after you exit Ultra-power saving mode and you need to manually re-able the sync of all email accounts,
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Jackie,

I don't use the built in email reader and did not have that problem with email.  I use touchdown from Symantec for my exchange/work email and inbox from google for my gmail email.  Both of these apps seem to work fine after coming back from UPS.
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The world seems to conceive of a curious bubble separating IT from “the business.” More so than just about any other pursuit in the commercial world, people think of IT as some kind of an island.
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Some of the SEO trends we might expect in 2017.
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Thanks for the insightful article, as none of us can see Google (sorry Google) disappearing any time soon in the search industry or their impact on online marketing, how and what they do and the results that they deliver are very important to so many of us, errors we make can see sites disappear, quite literally over night, along with what can be a substantial loss of revenue. . So we keep our eyes, ears and minds sharp, changing or fine tuning as we go, I have have always played it safe and fortunately the algorithm changes have not impacted my clients in a great way, but the changes that we are having to undertake over the next few years are game changing.
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Lease-to-own eliminates the expenditure of hardware replacement and allows you to pay off the server over time. Usually, this is much cheaper than leasing servers. Think of lease-to-own as credit without interest.
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GitS Net
Google always has something new and amazing up its sleeve, and the most current thing that they have been working on is another step in the evolution of Google Search, from machine learning to its brilliant successor, deep learning.
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SEO can be a real minefield to navigate, but there are three simple ways to up your SEO game just be re-assessing your content output.
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Hello Steve,

Good tips. With the content optimization you have to optimize your page title as well. This is the first things that shows up in SERP.

Keep up the good work.

Regards
Kuldeep
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Google Drive is extremely cheap offsite storage, and it's even possible to get extra storage for free for two years.  You can use the free account 15GB, and if you have an Android device..when you install Google Drive for the first time it will give you a link to get 115 GB for free for two years.
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Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services
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High Rise Building during Night Time Photograph
The new Gmail Phishing Scam going around is surprising even the savviest of users with its sophisticated techniques.
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Many people use more than one email account and so it becomes difficult for them to manage them when they use separate accounts,  so, in this article, I have shared an easy way to add Other Mail Accounts in your Google Inbox. It helps to combine all accounts at one place to view, share and edit.
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In this blog, I will share you some basic tips for content marketing and to rank your website on Google.
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Have done the mentioned corrections and have re-submitted it.
Hope it works this time

Thanks
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by:Virat Singh
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Thankyou :)

Regards
Virat
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Life Of Pix
The new Gmail Phishing Scam going around is surprising even the savviest of users with its sophisticated techniques. This attack comes as a nightmare trifecta for email filtering services; sent from a familiar contact, using authentic tone and verbiage, and appearing to open to a valid Google URL. I
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Negative Space
An analysis of the phishing scam that has been affecting Google users, along with steps to take for protection, as well as what to do if you receive one of the emails.
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