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In the News 3-16-11

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The LOVE Detector

Nemesysco, Inc. (based in Israel) is the leading provider of voice analysis technologies and has invented and patented a technology called Layered Voice Analysis (LVA), which is also known as “Sense Technology”. The Israelis use the technology mostly for security, fraud, etc

Create a Distribution List in AOL

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Kim, from Wisconsin asks:

You answered a question about creating a new distribution list in Outlook for a person who is organizing a class reunion. Can you explain how to create a similar list in AOL, or should I say, mainly a quick way of deleting them all after all is said and done?


Monday, March 14th, 2011


It seems like there is a wiki for everything these days. All my favorite games have them, and now one of my favorite hobbies has one! That’s right there is now a wiki devoted solely to the collection of quotations!

At Wikiquote you’ll get

The Vista Search Folder

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Marissa of Tallahassee, Florida writes:

I typed up some things for a project today, and had to look up a lot of things that were stored on my computer. This may not be something it’s possible to do, but is there any way to go back to searches without having to

QuickFolders Toolbar for Thunderbird

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Ron from Australia asks:

In the email program, Mozilla Thunderbird, how can I put a shortcut icon to the Inbox on the Mail Toolbar?

Ron, I found nothing native to Thunderbird that would do what you asked. However an add-on is available called Quick Folders that offers that option, and it worked


Friday, March 11th, 2011


This is a fun a site where the author makes commentary via graphs and diagrams that all fit on an index card – thus Indexed.

It is really easy to navigate because it is setup blog style, so all you have to do is

Windows 7 has taken the Aero interface to the next level and has pushed the hardware industry to deliver a certain standard, so that they can handle this new Windowing system from Microsoft. Aero was quite notorious in the days of Windows XP, and I remember many of my friends spoiling their computers in an attempt to try out the Aero interface with the Longhorn Transformation

The Game

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The Game

I’m a serious packer and I’m great at getting a suitcase filled with more than my roommate thought could fit in there. So when I discovered a packing game, I knew I was in trouble. This game is so addicting! You have been warned!

Do you work with a lot of Google Docs documents? Do you have spreadsheets, Word documents, PDF reports, PowerPoint presentations stored in your Google Docs account, and are looking for an easier way to create or manage these documents from Microsoft Office desktop UI?

There are tons of desktop apps available for managing Google Docs documents, but recently Google has released an official add-in which

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Welcome to the virtual Marine Corps Museum that allows anyone to explore the museum from anywhere.

If you click the video, you’ll get an introduction from the Commandant, General Jay T. Conway who will explain

Capture View

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Whether you’re a computer novice or a person who knows all the ins and outs, having a good screen capture program is essential. If you’ve ever tried to use your print screen function to capture images, you know that the quality is rarely what you wish it would be. While searching for a remedy to this situation, I have come across a program called Capture View.

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Pop quiz – Do you know where the installation CDs for your Microsoft Windows and Office are? If you can’t pinpoint them right now, you’re not alone.

In fact, just last week my home computer crashed and I wanted to reinstall Windows, but when I when I went to look for the CDs, they were nowhere to be found! I began

Connecting a CRT TV to a Computer

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Robert in Pennsylvania asks:

Can I connect my computer to my CRT television, to watch online video?

The advent of Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Unboxed has meant that more and more people are trying to stream internet videos on their TV. You might think that you need the latest LCD

Index Mundi

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Index Mundi

Welcome to Index Mundi, a website that is devoted to being the most up to date on world statistics, maps, and country profiles.

Navigation is fairly straight forward. Select from: Charts and Maps, Commodities Data, Country Facts, What’s New?, Trade Statistics and Gazetteer

Create a Distribution List in Outlook

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Benson in Austin TX asks:

I am organizing a class reunion. In the next 3 months, I’ll accumulate at least 200 new email addresses that I’ll use only once or twice. I use Outlook and don’t want it to conflict with my regular personal/business address book? Is there a way to do this?

In The News 3-9-11

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011


True or False: Computers can read human feelings.

Answer: Keep reading.

First, let’s talk about Watson, the supercomputer. If you haven’t yet heard about Watson, Watson is the

Speed Up That Computer

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Adele, from Cleveland UK writes:

My computer is running really slow, it takes about 5 minutes or more to open a program. What could be the cause of this? I am running Windows XP SP2,Version 2002,With AMD Sempron2800,2.01GHz,448mb RAM.

The first thing that jumps out at me, Adele, is that you’re running

Ice Storm Pictures

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Ice Storm Pictures

Having just been through an ice storm, I decided to look for images of ice storms. I found this site in my search. They’re images of the ice storm that hit Paducah, Kentucky in 2009.

Navigation is easy. Just scroll down the

Time-lapse Photography

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Time-lapse Photography

Ever wondered how episodes on Discovery or any feature film captures the entire time span of a day or night in just a few frames? That’s what is called time-lapse photography. You can capture motion in its many variants, whether it’s moving clouds, a scene at a camping site, landscapes, airport terminal, sea waves, sunrise, sunset, waterfall, trailing

Kaleen writes:

I really try to take care of my computer and use defragment a lot. I don’t know if it’s possible, but can I add it to the right-click menu? I use Vista.

First let me say that I think it’s awesome that you defragment your computer a lot. One of

Sheryll asks:

Windows Explorer now opens to My Documents instead of Libraries. Please tell me how to put it back to open to the Libraries again.

Sheryll, if you’re clicking on the folder icon on the taskbar to open My Documents, you should right click on the icon and select Unpin this program from

CIA Museum

Friday, March 4th, 2011

CIA Museum

I saw this on a news site and had to go check it out to see if it was for real. To my surprise it was! The CIA really made a Flickr stream that shows spy gadgets, clothes, and tools.

Is formatting a flash drive different than defragging the drive? I generally format the flash drive when I want to clean everything off after having transferred it, I also format my camera card after downloading the pictures. Am I causing too much wear on the cards?

Formats, Defrags, and Flash Drive Death!

Whatever you

Calligraphy Practice

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Calligraphy Practice

Welcome to a web application that allows you to practice your calligraphy online. When it comes to calligraphy I don’t think that anything can really compete with practicing with the pens and paper, but this application can really help you get a feel for how the nibs you’re using should work.

Downloading EBooks from Project Gutenberg

Amazon recently announced that they were selling more EBooks than physical ones. It makes sense too. With thousands upon thousands of books available for purchase, buying books digitally is easy. Few, however, realize the vast library of public domain books available at no cost online. Downloading free EBooks is one of the easiest ways

Changing the Name on a Computer

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Terry from Sarasota asks:

A friend gave me a laptop. Her name is in the PC info and I need to know how I can delete her name and put mine in.

Terry, thanks for the question. Changing the name on your laptop is relatively easy. Follow the directions below

Accounts and Budget Free 6.0.1

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Need to balance your home budget? If you have ever searched for software to assist you with this, you already know how expensive these programs can be. Now who has the money for this, if we need to budget every dollar we spend? Well I have located a good program to assist you with this problem. It is a simple program named Accounts and Budget 6.0

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