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Capzles

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Capzles

Do you want to remember some historic event in your life? Perhaps the birth of your first child or your trip to Europe or maybe even a concert series you attended. Either way, now you can with Capzles. It’s a Web site that allows users to create time capsules using photos, videos and even their own blogs, all for free!

Before you decide to register, I suggest doing… Continue reading

What’s Its Color?

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

What’s Its Color?

This Web site allows you to upload an image for analysis to find out what the main color is and it offers up the best complimentary colors to go with it. You could use this tool to help put together a Web site, to decorate a room, to put together a flyer or to even help you pick colors for an art project.

It’s easy to… Continue reading

Confusing Words

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Confusing Words

There are a lot of confusing words out there! For example, affect, effect, affluent, effluent, their, they’re and there.

I often have trouble using affect and effect correctly. So much trouble that I often double or triple check to make sure I have the right one. But now, I have a really easy resource I can use to check them out!

On the Confusing Words Web site… Continue reading

QuoteStumbler

Friday, January 16th, 2009

QuoteStumbler

I’m addicted to Web sites like this one, where you randomly stumble upon things. So, I’m pleased to be bringing you a QuoteStumbler, which is filled with quotes galore!

When the screen loads, you’ll see a random quote. To get another quote, simply click on the Refresh button in your Web browser.

If you’d like to find quotes on a specific topic, click on the Find a Quote… Continue reading

Nice Translator

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Nice Translator

This translator is very nice indeed. It’s so easy to use and I just know you’re going to love it!

To get started, you need to select which language you’d like to translate into. It’s set on auto-detect for the language you put in, but you can change that as well. To change the language in either place, you need to click on the dark gray arrow… Continue reading

Radio Beta

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Radio Beta

I can’t begin to tell you how much of a radio fan I am! I was so thrilled to find this Web site. Radio Beta allows you to listen to the radio from all over the globe right from your computer chair. The best part is it’s free and you don’t even have to become a member in order to listen.

However, becoming a member is very… Continue reading

Braingle

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Braingle

Are you ready to test your wits with some brain teasers, puzzles and riddles? Then let’s get started!

I highly recommend you click on the Site Tour link on the left hand side of the page. That will take you through each section of the Web site and describe the benefits you’ll receive as a member for that section. When you’ve learned all you want to know about… Continue reading

Spreeder

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Spreeder

Would you like to learn how to speed read? I sure would! I mean, it would make getting through my college text books a lot easier. Well, with this Web site, we all can!

What Spreeder does is train you to read quickly. Type or paste some text into the text box and then click on the Spreed! button. That will take the text you’ve inserted and format… Continue reading

Plagiarism Checker

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Plagiarism Checker

I know this Web site will certainly come in handy for me as a student, but it’s also very beneficial for teachers who want to check whether or not the work their students have turned in is plagiarized.

It’s really easy to use too! All you have to do is copy and paste the assignment into the text box and click on the Check the Paper… Continue reading

Which Book

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Which Book

Don’t know what you want to read? Are you looking for a new series after finishing an old one? Do you want to read something funny or something a little crazy? Either way, Which Book can help you decide what to read next!

It’s really easy to use too! If you want, you can watch the demo videos. They’ll walk you through the Web site step… Continue reading

Kontain

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Kontain

If you’ve ever thought about blogging, but haven’t done it because it seems too confusing to get started, I sure hope you’ll give Kontain a try! I’ve switched to it from where I was blogging before, because it’s so easy to use!

To get started, you’ll need to sign up. Click on the Sign Up button to begin the registration process. Next, you’ll be asked to create a… Continue reading

Splice Music

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Splice Music

Have you ever wanted to make music? How about collaborating on music with your friends? Maybe you want to make your own mix of two of your favorite songs. Either way, now you can with Splice Music!

To use Splice Music, you’ll need to register. Registration is easy! Just click on the Sign Up link to begin. The form requires you to create a username, provide an… Continue reading

Stuff Alert

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Stuff Alert

Do you like to find bargains on eBay? Do you get upset when you can’t find what you’re looking for on eBay? I know I do, but it doesn’t have to be like that anymore. Now, when I can’t find what I’m looking for, I can add the item to this Web site and it will let me know when it becomes available for auction!

It works… Continue reading

T4 Face Maker

Monday, December 15th, 2008

T4 Face Maker

This is a really fun Web site where you get to make faces using their application! There are several different types you can make as well. You can do a celebrity’s face or even a friend’s face. Let’s check it out!

The site is divided into four sections:

Celebrities Gallery – Here you’ll find all the faces of celebrities that have been created and… Continue reading

How to Say That Name

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

How to Say That Name

Welcome to How to Say That Name, a Web site devoted to helping you pronounce names correctly. Whether you need to for personal reasons or you want to be able to pronounce clients’ names accurately, this is a rather nifty site to check out!

Given Names – Here you’ll find a database of people’s first names pronounced correctly.

Surnames – Here you’ll find a… Continue reading

See Your Hotel

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

See Your Hotel

At See Your Hotel, you can find your hotel on a map so that you know right where it is. It’s very useful if you’re traveling and want to see what the area surrounding your hotel looks like.

For example, put Toledo, OH, USA into the search field. That will bring up a map of Toledo with all of the hotels bulleted on the map. On… Continue reading

Router Passwords

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Router Passwords

I recently got a new computer, so I obviously lost all of my saved files for my router passwords. It was very unfortunate, but it’s all okay now, because I found this awesome Web site. With it, I was able to reset my router so that it would have a default password. And you can too!

All you have to do is select your router’s make from… Continue reading

123 People

Monday, December 8th, 2008

123 People

123 People is the ultimate people search! This Web site helped me locate a friend I haven’t been able to get in touch with for the last seven years or so. You can also use it to check up on your favorite celebrities.

How does it work? Well, you simply type the first and last name of the person you’re looking for into the search field and… Continue reading

Password Meter

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Password Meter

Of all the password Web sites I’ve brought you, I think this one is my absolute favorite! It’s not trying to help you create a password, but it’s trying to help you make your password more secure by testing it against the criteria they have set up.

Go ahead and type in the password you’d like to test. As you type it in, you’ll see the areas… Continue reading

Bug.gd

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Bug.gd

Are you sick and tired of getting errors you have no clue about or what program they’re related to? Surely, someone has probably run into the same error as you, right? Well, you’re not the only one with that thought!

On Bug.gd, you can search by error to see if anyone else has encountered it. I recently had a computer meltdown, which was very frustrating, because I just… Continue reading

The Route Planner

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

The Route Planner

Need directions to go somewhere? Well, then you should try using The Route Planner to plan your drive! It’s really easy to use and not only does it give you directions, but it shows you your route side by side with the directions. Let’s see what we’ve got!

To get started, type in your starting address at the top of the page and then the address… Continue reading

Namepedia

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Namepedia

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

Like

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Like

I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I’m shopping, I’ll find something I like, but I’d like it more if it were a different style or shape. For example, a red pair of shoes with a generous heel, but instead, I’d like the same shade of red on a pair of flats. Well, here at Like, you can do exactly that!

You can search by color, detail… Continue reading

No Virus Thanks

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

With all the viruses out there today, you can’t be too careful when it comes to protecting your computer. And now, with No Virus Thanks, you can scan a file for Trojans, worms and viruses for free by using several different antivirus programs. Let’s check it out!

To use No Virus Thanks, go to the Virus Scanner tab and click on Browse to choose the file you… Continue reading

Animoto

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Animoto

Do you like to make slideshows? If so, this Web site is for you! Or, if slideshows aren’t something you’ve explored before, you can still get a lot out of this site. To get started, you’ll need to sign up, which you can do by clicking on the Sign Up button. Then just fill out the form and you’re ready to get busy!

I highly recommend you watch… Continue reading

Toondoo

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Toondoo

Are you ready to get creative with comics? I hope so, because I know I am! The first thing you need to do is register. Just fill out the form with a username, password and e-mail address. Then click on the Register button and just like that, you’re good to go ahead and log in!

When you log in, you’ll be on your dashboard, which shows you… Continue reading

Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Gettysburg Address

It was on November 19, 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln gave his now famous “Gettysburg Address” at the consecration of the Civil War cemetery there. Here on the Gettysburg Address Web site, you can explore the documents from that event.

The site is divided into four main sections, with two links to more of Lincoln’s papers.

Drafts of the Gettysburg Address – Here you’ll find two rough… Continue reading

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