[Online Tool] Check if Your LinkedIn Password was Leaked!

LinkedIn had a security breach yesterday which led to more than 6 million passwords being leaked. LinkedIn’s response to be honest was initially quite slow and guarded.

At such times usually it is better for a company to over-communicate rather than stay quite. Finally they have confirmed that about 6.5 million passwords were leaked from their website. These were hashed passwords, meaning they were encrypted. (Read more about it here)

There is an online tool called LeakedIn which allows users to find out if their passwords is among the 6.5 million leaked ones.

Just type in your password and click on ‘Check’ button. If you password was among the unfortunate ones, it will display that your password was leaked and cracked.

Whatever the outcome, it still is a good idea to change your password of your LinkedIn account. Also if you are using the same password somewhere else, change it to be on the safe side.

Password Tips!

Internet users often under-estimate the necessity of creating strong passwords and also changing them frequently. Here are some related articles that could help keep your passwords safe.

If you have doubts about your LinkedIn password do try out LeakedIn tool and drop in your comments.

Link: LeakedIn Checker

[Online Tool] When is the next Apple Keynote?

Apple’s keynote addresses are looked forward by millions of people. Because of Steve Jobs legendary presentation skills, the keynote addresses became even more popular. Tim Cook, the current Apple CEO does not have the same charm but the keynotes have become events when Apple almost always launches a new product or service.

I like visiting WhenIsKeynote.com which tracks when the next keynote address by Apple will take place

For instance the new keynote address will be at the WWDC 2012. It is rumored to be on 11th June, 2012. Once the events are confirmed you can set a reminder to your personal calendar.

It also will show you websites that cover the events with live text feeds and photos.

What are Apple keynote addresses?

Apple usually has two events every year when it often announced new products and services. Steve Jobs keynote addresses became legendary when he presented products like iPods, iPhone and iPad at developer conferences. As Apple has limited number of products, these events become highly anticipated and rumors start being circulated on the expected new Apple product.

If you like to know when the new Apple keynotes are going to take place, try out wheniskeynote.com. Do drop in your comments.

Link: When is Next keynote

Send Your Friends Colourful Text Greetings with Online Tool

The festival of Holi is celebrated across India today and it is often known as the festival of colours. Sending emails with every character in random colours is quite popular. But editing every charachter to give it a creative random effect can be a little tedious and take a lot of time just to write a small message.

With Random Text Color generator you can quickly enter the text and get output in randomized colored effects.

  • Visit the website and type in the text you want randomized with different colours.
  • The font is also changed giving the nice randomized artful look to what you have entered. You can copy and paste the code generated on your website or email application.
  • The code is not even needed in apps like Gmail, where I can simply copy and paste the colourful text directly. Gmail preserves the formatting making it easy to copy and past this colourful text. You can copy and paste it into blog post editors on WordPress directly without losing the formatting.

Do try out the online tool and drop in your comments.

Link: Random Text Color Generator

Online Tool To Check and Improve How Google Displays Your Search Results

Google displays rich snippets to display links from your website or blog on their search results. What is shown in these search results actually ends up deciding if someone will click on that link.

This is why entering  proper meta title and meta description is a good idea. Google has a nice online tool that allows you to check how the URL you enter is displayed in search results.

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Visit Google’s Rich Snippets Testing Tool and enter the URL you want to check.

Google will display how the title will be shown along with meta description. For example in the above image the snippet testing tool lets us know that the author profile page does not have a rel=me link to Google Profile.

It also has good examples which could be helpful.

Try out the online tool and drop in your comments.

Link: Rich Snippets Testing Tool