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Quick Folder Options

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

If you’re constantly switching between hiding your files and not, then taking a step out of the process should be welcome. Learn how to get to your folder options in Windows Vista, fast! Continue reading

Grade Genie

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Welcome to Grade Genie the study site devoted to helping you get the best grade you can through study tools.

Registration is easy. All you have to do is fill out the form, select the school you are attending, and agree to the terms and conditions. You can login immediately afterwards.

Once you’ve logged in you will be

Avoiding Camera Shake

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Do you have trouble with your camera shaking when you’re taking pictures? Well, never fear, because I’m here to help! Simply follow the six options below for avoiding camera shake and in no time at all, you’ll be taking crisp images like a pro. Let’s check them out!


You can create your


Tuesday, November 18th, 2008


Welcome to Namepedia, an encyclopedia for names! Have you ever wondered what your first name means? Would you like to find out how your last name originated? Maybe you’d like to find a baby name. Well, you can do all of that and more right here!

In the center of the main page, you’ll find a

Zip Decode

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Zip Decode

This Web site is a really fun application! What you see is a map of the U.S.A. and what you’re going to do is put in zip codes. Let’s check it out!

For example, type in my zip code: 43610

It will show you exactly where my zip code is on

Taking Sharp Photos

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

When you’re snapping photos, sharpness is everything. Whether it’s digital or film photography, the absence of focus can ruin a Kodak moment. But, if you follow the easy tips below, you’ll be on your way to capturing some great pictures. Let’s get started!

Avoid Camera Shake

This is the first thing you need to take care of. Most

Down For Everyone or Just Me?

Friday, May 16th, 2008

I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this Web site! A lot of the forums I visit on the Internet have bandwidth issues and they go down whenever it’s been exceeded. I’ve also run into a few sites that were having server issues or were shut down for construction. Well, with this site, I can now tell if it’s just me having a

Multiple Time Zones in Windows Vista and 7

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Nick from GA asks:

Is there a way to show multiple time zones in Windows Vista and 7?

Yes there is, Nick! Let’s check it out!

Setting It Up

1.) The first step is to right click on the clock in your system tray


Friday, November 30th, 2007

Lorine via e-mail asks:

Do you know of a good audio recorder that I can use? I have tried several and they just don’t seem to do the job.

Thanks for the question, Lorine – I love when people ask me this, because it gives me a chance to talk about a

Capturing the Sun

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Sunsets and sunrises. They’re two plain words, but in photography, they assume huge significance when you realize it’s not such an easy thing to capture them on your memory chip. They usually turn out to be too over exposed or too under exposed. Or, even worse, the timing can be all wrong. Well, here are a few tips you can follow that can help you take


Friday, July 13th, 2007


We all have junk on our computers, whether we like it or not. Maybe they’re Internet files or files that have been left behind from uninstalled programs, but either way, I have a program that will clear all of them away! I can almost guarantee that you’ll love this program. It’s called CCleaner and I think it’s a must

Move the Taskbar

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Note: Video may contain information not found in written tip

Are you fed up with where your taskbar sits on your desktop? Do you wish you could move it somewhere else? What about if you use more than one monitor and want to move your taskbar to the other side?

Well, good news! It’s super easy to move your taskbar to almost anywhere on… Continue reading


Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Timothy from IL asks:

I ran into the letters DRM the other day and I have no idea what they mean. Can you help?

DRM is short for Digital Rights Management and it mainly deals with copyright protection issues on CDs, DVDs, etc. DRM is the technology that publishers

Special Keys

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Have you ever owned a keyboard that has special function keys? These are small buttons that run along the very top of the keyboard. Different keyboards have different keys, but the most common ones are an e-mail button, a search button, a connect button (for the Internet) and a calculator button. Some even have a sleep mode function, a volume control right on the keyboard itself

14 to 42: New York City Signs

Friday, May 5th, 2006

I thought this site gave a very interesting look into New York City. You can view the city signs that New York has used over the years, with some dating all the way back to the 1880s. There are several ways to navigate through this site, which makes the discovery even more fun.

You can navigate by Street, Date, Name or just

Codec or codecs defined

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Have you ever tried to play a movie or audio file, only to be met with a message saying that you need to download a codec? What IS a codec, anyways?

The word Codec stands for either Coder-Decoder or Compressor-Decompressor, depending on who you ask. There are audio, text, and video codecs. They’re used to coordinate the

The Rule of Thirds

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

There is a compositional rule known as the “Rule Of Thirds”. Basically, it says to mentally take your viewfinder and divide it up into thirds—both horizontal and vertical. Where the lines intersect are the “power spots” (say that with a deep booming voice and an echo for the full effect). Try to put your subjects as close as you can to the intersections. Continue reading

What Are DLL Files?

Wednesday, November 17th, 2004

What are DLL files? Well you’re in luck, because the man himself (Steve) explores and defines in this tip! Continue reading

What is an OS?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2004

“OS” is short for “Operating System.” Windows is an “OS,” as is Linux and Mac OS X. Whatever flavor you enjoy, they all do pretty much the same thing – they give you a way to run programs and work with your computer. Continue reading

Open Source

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Basically, the term “open source” is used to describe a program or app where the author(s) gives the public access to the source code. Continue reading

Image File Guide

Friday, November 12th, 2004

I get questions about image formats all the time, so if you don’t know your JPEG’s from your GIF’s, this is for you. First, a little background on file compression.

There are basically two ways of saving images, lossy or lossless (no, I didn’t make those up). If an image is saved in a lossy image format, it means the format being

The Inkjet Refill Debate

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Cheryl from MI asks:

Should I buy those inkjet refills or budget inks?

You want to save some money by buying ink refills? Well, in general, I recommend not using refills.

They are probably OK for printers with ink nozzles that are NOT built into the cartridge (like Canon

Surge protector information

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Why do I need a surge protector for my computers and what should I look for when buying one?

We need surge protectors to keep all the little circuits inside our computers safe from excess voltage peaks. When these power peaks (surges / spikes) occur, it causes the electrical circuit to heat up—kind of

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