Sites of Week: July 28, 2013

“A pessimist gets nothing but pleasant surprises.”

Rex Stout, author

Factoid: Despite new technology to increase productivity, the average number of hours worked per worker has dropped by just 200 hours in the U.S. since 1950, compared with drops of 991 hours in Germany, 684 hours in France and 540 hours in the U.K.

The Atlantic

Now on to this week’s sites. This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations.

Adrift
http://vimeo.com/simonchristen/adrift

This short time-lapse video was created by Simon Christen from the Marin Headlands near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. The fog rushing in from the Pacific Ocean into San Francisco Bay and the surrounding areas is beautiful and resembles the sea itself.
 

Dashlane
https://www.dashlane.com/

Dashlane is a FREE password manager and form auto-fill that saves and generates secure passwords and automatically fills online forms. Dashlane also offers Android and iPhone clients. With a paid premium subscription, you also have automatic cloud backups, syncing of passwords across all your devices, Web access to your passwords and priority support. (Alternatively, you can install the free copy on each of your devices and just export your passwords from one computer, tablet or phone to the other devices. The Dashlane site even includes instructions.) If you share your PC, Dashlane can store multiple name/password combinations for each site. A master password secures all of your passwords. If your device is lost or stolen, you can also remotely disable your copy of Dashlane at Dashlane.com. Any access to your data from that device will then be denied.
 

National Motor Vehicle Title Information System
http://vehiclehistory.gov

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System provides consumers with information about a vehicle’s condition and history. Prior to purchasing a vehicle, NMVTIS allows consumers to obtain information on the vehicle’s title, most recent odometer reading, brand history (i.e. the vehicle’s current or prior condition, such as “junk,” “salvage,” “flood,” or another designation), and theft data.
 

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”

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