Stop sharing google docs, use forms instead

What is Google Spreadsheets Integration?
Google Spreadsheets Integration allows responses from your form to be inserted into a spreadsheet in your Google Docs account. Use the instructions below to integrate a Google spreadsheet with a nice web form.

Create Your Google Account
Only a google account required. If you don’t have one, just visit to create a new google account and create a new one.

•Visit docs.google.com and click the “Get Started” button.
•Provide Google with the information they request to create your account.
•Follow Google’s instructions to complete your account setup.

Creating Google Form so that responses can collect to a Spreadsheets
•Click on the “Create New” on the left hand side of the window and then there will be a drop down displaying options to create.
•Select “Form” option there.
•They it will prompt a new window with options to create a new form.

•There are options to create any questions to your form. There are only 2 sample questions on your form for default. There is an option to add new items to the form. It can be used to add new form items to the form.
•At the end you can save the form and the link to view the published form will be appeared bottom of the page.
•And also you can edit the confirmation which the final user will get once he/she finish the submitting using “More actions” button at the top right corner.

Collecting Google Spreadsheets Results
Once Google Spreadsheets Integration has been completed, your form is ready to accept results. When a user fills out your form, their responses will be inserted into the specified Google Docs spreadsheet. Spreadsheet to store the data will be created automatically when you create a form.

Finally you’ll see a nice form like below one.

View Online Form Here

Congratulations!!! You have created your google form successfully. Enjoy it and please make a comment before you leave.

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Google tests cars that drive themselves

Google it has developed cars that drive themselves automatically in traffic, and that it has been testing them on the streets of California for months. It might seem like an unusual project for Google, but it could actually have big benefits. We’re not just talking about cars running Google Android. This is the stuff of science fiction. The only accident that has occurred so far, one of the cars was rear-ended by a driver at a stop light. human error! The vehicles have been tested on 140,000 miles of California road, from Silicon Valley to Santa Monica.

Each car is manned during the tests. One person sits in the driver’s seat, ready to take control of the vehicle instantly by grabbing the wheel or touch the brake should something go wrong with the system. The person in the passenger’s seat is an engineer who monitors the software operations on a computer.

Google hired engineers who previously participated in competitions and races involving automated cars – important turning points in the development of the technology, which has been coming into its own since around 2005 according to The New York Times.

If you first concern is one of safety, Google would argue that you’re going about it all wrong. Safety is one of the project’s purposes. Google believes that the technology could nearly half the number of automobile-related deaths because computers are supposedly better at driving than humans in the right circumstances.

There are other hypothetical pluses, too. The vehicles’ instant reaction time and 360-degree awareness would allow them to drive closer together on the highway than humans can, reducing traffic congestion.

They could be more careful when operating the gas, reducing fuel consumption. But the biggest  benefit for Google would be the hour or so of daily commute time the car owner would save. Instead of driving, he/she could either be productive or entertained in the vehicle, doing work on a wireless Internet connection or watching television. Google doesn’t say it explicitly, but TechCrunch was quick to note that this time could be spent using Google products and absorbing Goggle run advertising.

The most optimistic projection put this technology at least eight years away from market, though.

Legal hassles are among the myriad problems; all of the current traffic laws assume that a human driver is present in the vehicle. Do you think this technology will eventually be deployed, or is it just a pipe dream for Sergei and Larry?

Ten Tips on using credit cards online

Tip 1: Only purchase goods and services from reputed companies when purchasing online always look for reputed known companies.

Companies such as Amazone are well known for online trade. You should not deal with a company which you have never heard of before or if their web site looks unprofessional and hastily designed.

If you are a first time buyer from an online merchant do some research on the organization. See if the contact details are available in the web site. Any reputed organization should have their contact details such as hot lines, fax, and email address listed. If you want to make sure that the merchant’s company really exists you may call them to find out. You can also do a Google search for the company name and see if there are any adverse comments against them. Another possibility is to check in an online business directory or yellow pages for information about the organization.

Tip 2: Enter your credit card details only in secure web sites. Before you enter you CC details on a web site check if the site is really secure. Remember that Internet is a public network. Whenever you enter your CC details only the online merchant and you should be able to read that information. This is achieved by encryption(Scrambling) of information exchanged between you and the merchant. If the address of the we page starts with https://(Notice the additional s at the end of http) that site uses encryption to make information you send unreadable to outsiders. Another sign to look for is a closed padlock icon at the bottom of the browser or next to the address bar. The closed padlock also indicates that the site is using encryption. Furthermore, if you click on the closed padlock your browser will reveal you the real identity of the web site.

Never enter your CC details in a website whose address does not starts with https://. If it does not display a closed padlock or if the padlock is open.

Tip 3: Read the web site privacy policy. Privacy policy is one aspect that many people overlook during online purchases. Any organization collecting your sensitive information such as the CC number should be obliged to protect that information.

Browse through the privacy policy of your merchant and see if they are sharing your information with third parties and what type of security controls are in place to protect your sensitive information.

Tip 4: Print and keep a receipt of your payment All online merchants issue a confirmation page with the purchase details once the payment is accepted. You should print a copy of this page and keep it for future reference. This may will be the only evidence you have regarding your online purchase.

Tip 5: Keep your computer secure. Many criminals obtain your CC details straight from your computer. Internet is full of varies type of malicious software(Malware). Your computer can get infected with these malware when you visit certain web sites or by opening suspicious email attachments. Some of these malware will hide in your system and record your keystrokes(such malware are called keyloggers) and send them to a criminal. The keystroke recorded will also include your CC number and personal details.

In order to avoid such malware you need to have anti-virus and anti-spyware installed. Also you need to update those regularly so that you are protected against the latest threats. Installing or enabling a personal firewall will also help to keep away the intruders.

Tip 6: Don’t become a victim of phishing Have you ever received emails pretending to be from a financial institute asking your personal information such as CC number or Internet banking password? These emails are scams called phishing aimed at obtaining your CC or other personal information. Never trust such emails and never click on links in such emails.

Your bank will never ask for your confidential information through emails. If you need to log on to a particular web site always type the web site address in the address bar by yourself. Also, check and see if the site is secure as mentioned in Tip 2.

Tip 7: Check the web site address if you ever click on a link to visit a web site of a merchant or a financial organization such a s bank always check the web address in the address bar. Don’t be lazy! Take your time to type the correct web address by yourself rather than clicking on links.

Tip 8: Subscribe to alert services provided by banks. Many banks provide SMS or telephone alert services which will inform you once an online payment is made using your CC. Subscribe to these services so that any unauthorized use will not go unnoticed.

Tip 9: Don’t store your CC information on computer or paper. Never write down your CC information on pieces of paper or store them in your computer. There is always a chance that this information may fall in to wrong hands! Destroy any receipts or statements once you don’t need them. Don’t throw these to garbage bins.

Tip 10: Be careful when using public computers. Never use computers in cybercafes or Internet kiosks to purchase goods online. You never know if these computers are secure or not. Public computers may be infected with malware(Tip 5) or someone might be simply watching your actions through the network. Especially, be careful when you travel overseas since you might be compelled to use public computers. It is always a good idea to inform your bank about your travel in advance.