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iPod Alternatives

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Q:
I really wanted to get my grandson an iPod for Christmas, but they were just too expensive. Now, his birthday is coming up and while I’d like to get him one, I don’t want to spend all that money. Are there any alternative music players for children that he might like just as well? If so, please tell me all about them!

A:
You wouldn’t believe how… Continue reading

Winamp 5.51

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Winamp 5.51

Are you ready for this? I’ve got some great news for all you Winamp lovers out there! Yep, back on December 26, 2007, Winamp 5.51 was released and it is now available for download. So, if you’re a long time Winamp user (or if you’d like to start using it), you’ve got to check this out! With all of the updates and changes made… Continue reading

iTunes Alternatives

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Q:
Do you know of any alternative programs I can use instead of iTunes? I’m just ready for something a little bit different. Thanks for your help!

A:
Below is a list of music players that come with multi-platform compatibility and tools that will help you manage your digital music, as well as, keep it organized all at the same time. Let’s check… Continue reading

The New Zunes

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Q:
Can you tell us anything about the new Zune players released by Microsoft last week? I heard about their release, but I don’t really know anything else about them. Please share any information you have!

A:
Ah yes, the new Zune! With the holidays right around the corner, it’s no surprise that several of you are asking about Microsoft’s Zune media player. The first version of Zune… Continue reading

YouTube QuickLists

Friday, November 16th, 2007

YouTube QuickLists

If you’ve ever used the video Web site of YouTube, you know it has millions of videos for you to see! YouTube does a great job of making these videos visible to you. For example, if you go to view a video about the new Apple iPhone, to the right of the video, you will see other videos uploaded by that user, along with more videos related to… Continue reading

Even More Yahoo! IM Features

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Even More Yahoo! IM Features

So, you think you’re an expert instant messenger on Yahoo! Messenger? Yes, you may now know the basic essentials of instant messaging, chatting, initiating voice conversations, sharing photos and sending files, but is that really all there is to it? You may have even discovered the special features in Yahoo! like the IMVironments, Audibles and the online games you can play with other people all… Continue reading

ZoomIt

Friday, October 26th, 2007

ZoomIt

Today’s tip is proof that great utilities don’t have to be huge and bloated. The ZoomIt program by Mark Russinovich (formerly of Sysinternals and now Microsoft) is a great tool to use while giving a demo or doing a PowerPoint presentation. With it, you can quickly zoom in and highlight part of the screen and then zoom back out. If you think this is typical home/office software, get rid… Continue reading

New Release: Winamp 5.5

Friday, October 26th, 2007

New Release: Winamp 5.5

Are you a Winamp user? (If you’re not even sure what Winamp is, you can read here to learn all about it). If you are, I’ve got some great news for you today! I know I’m a little behind on this, but I received word last week that a new version of Winamp has just recently been released. That’s right, Winamp 5.5

Getting Past iTunes Restrictions

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Q:
I like to use the Apple iTunes store to get some of my music, but I don’t have an iPod, so I’m unable to take that music with me. And of course, Apple won’t let me transfer those songs to MP3s. Is there any way I can get around this or am I just out the money I’ve already spent? Please help!

A:
Excellent question! I’m sure… Continue reading

Computer Freedom

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Computer Freedom

Yep, you read that right. This tip will show you how you can eventually carry your laptop in your pocket. How cool is that? Let’s check it out!

First of all, let me ask you all a question: Why would you carry a laptop when an iPod will suffice? Unless you need it throughout your journey, why not leave your laptop at home the next time you’re traveling?… Continue reading

QuickTime Security Update

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

QuickTime Security Update

If you’re an avid QuickTime user, you may have already heard about this, but just in case you haven’t, I’m here to fill you in today. Awhile back, an exploitable hole was discovered in the Apple QuickTime program that also involved the Mozilla Firefox Web browser. So, if you’re a fan of both Firefox and QuickTime, you’ll definitely want to pay attention to this tip… Continue reading

New Release: AIM 6.5

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

New Release: AIM 6.5

Here’s one for all you AIM users out there (and I know there’s a bunch of you!) I just received word the other day that a new version of the popular AOL instant messaging program, AIM, has been released. Yep, AIM 6.5 is now available for download. How exciting is that?! If you’re a long time AIM user, I guarantee you’re not going to… Continue reading

iPod Album Art

Friday, October 12th, 2007

iPod Album Art

Here’s a great one for all you iPod users out there!

Who doesn’t love album art?! I mean, nothing says “cool” like the cover art of your favorite albums displayed right on your shiny iPod screen. And with the new iPod Touch interface (along with all the other iPod models), the role of album art has become even more important. Now, most iTunes users can… Continue reading

Embedding YouTube Videos

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Embedding YouTube Videos

We all have our favorite videos on YouTube and other video sites, right? You know, maybe it’s a music video or one you find to be hilarious. Either way, if you have your own Web site or a MySpace profile, how would you like to show everyone your favorite videos right from there? Sounds cool, huh?! Then let’s get to it.

You may have seen other sites… Continue reading

Screencasts

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Screencasts

We’ve showed you how to take still photos of your computer with screenshots, but have you ever thought about taking a video of your computer screen? Sounds neat, right?! You’ve probably seen software developers create short videos of their applications to show the various features of a program, right? If so, you might be interested in creating your own screencast, which basically, is a video of what you see… Continue reading

Shopping for a Camcorder

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Shopping for a Camcorder

Well, this is something we’ve never covered before, but I think a lot of you probably think about this type of thing a lot, so this should be very helpful for most of you. Let’s check it out!

If you are thinking about grabbing the next best camcorder deal for your holiday videos, birthdays or maybe a short movie, make sure you keep reading! It is… Continue reading

iPod Touch

Friday, September 14th, 2007

iPod Touch

Hey all you iPod lovers! I’ve got some great news for you today. There’s a new version of the ever popular Apple iPod coming out and let me tell you, it is jammed packed with amazing features. Let’s get to checking it out right now, shall we?!

As all of you probably already know, Apple recently released a cell phone called the iPhone. It featured some snazzy… Continue reading

DVD Knife

Friday, September 14th, 2007

DVD Knife

Hello! Before I start in with today’s tip, I would like to tell you about something that I am just crazy about. It’s probably something many of you are crazy about too. It’s something that entertains us and it takes us to a whole new world for approximately 90 minutes. Do you know what I’m referring to? Yes, I am talking about movies. And even better, that’s exactly… Continue reading

SwishMax

Friday, September 7th, 2007

SwishMax

So, you’ve made the decision to create your own Web site. That’s great! A little HTML later and that is done. Now, your search for a brilliant design ethic is underway, but there’s a problem. There is a learning curve ahead. Those flashy looking sites look great and that fresh digital look would make a perfect makeover for your site, but now, it seems like a lot of study… Continue reading

Final Gmail Video

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Final Gmail Video

Here’s a fun little tidbit for you! If you recall, awhile back, I told you about a contest Google was hosting for their Gmail e-mail program. Well, to refresh your memory, the whole concept behind the contest was to show how an e-mail message travels around the world. Google wanted you to submit video clips with your own ideas on how that happens. The only rule was… Continue reading

Project Playlist

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Project Playlist

The music you listen to can say a lot about you. If you’re into the social networking Web sites (like MySpace, for example), you might like to post some of your favorites on your profile. But, if you’re not sure, how would you go about doing that? Certain sites like MySpace allow you to place a song on your page, but you’re also limited to a small selection… Continue reading

Protect Your CDs

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Protect Your CDs

News Alert: Attaching expensive, self-adhesive labels to the CDs and DVDs you have burned might not be such a good idea. Why? Well, because attaching labels might not let the computer drive identify the CDs and DVDs correctly. Here are a couple tips you can follow to better protect your self-burned CDs and DVDs from any future reading problems. Check them out!

1.) Avoid Using Labels

Embedded… Continue reading

JumpCut

Friday, August 17th, 2007

JumpCut

As you may recall, all of my past articles have dealt with preparing video for the Web. They’ve gone over everything from shooting the video to encoding it to a reduced file size to where to host the movie. There is one aspect that has been omitted from the process though and that is post-production (also known as video editing). Whether it’s a home video clip or a professional… Continue reading

CDs vs. DVDs

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Q:
Can you please explain the difference between CDs and DVDs? And how about their ROM drives? Are they really all that different?

A:
I sure can and yes, they are! There seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to these two types of media. These days, most computers come with both a CD ROM drive and a DVD ROM drive and because of that… Continue reading

Getting Incrediflash

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Getting Incrediflash

As you may recall, on Friday of last week (August 10, 2007), we ran an article about Incrediflash. (If you missed out on that, you can read it here). Well, ever since, I have been getting e-mails and phone calls left and right about how you can actually get Incrediflash and use it for yourself. So, in light of that, I have to take this time… Continue reading

Get Professional Flash with Incrediflash

There are many tools available for download these days that allow the authoring of flash animation and presentations. However, most are mainly aimed at Web designers and they still require a certain level of programming ability. Well, lucky for all of us, Incrediflash has changed all that by combining all the advantages of a simplistic authoring system for designers, enthusiasts and the layman alike. You… Continue reading

Downloading: Legal or Illegal?

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Q:
I always worry about illegal downloading, because I know my grandkids do it all the time and they sometimes do it on my computer. Is there any way you can get sued for this type of thing? And do you have any suggestions on how my grandkids can do this safely, with no harm to anyone? Please help!

A:
Wow, that’s a loaded question! But it’s also… Continue reading

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