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CD and DVD Space

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

CD and DVD Space

Have you ever wondered how much space CDs and DVDs have on them? I mean, if you do a lot of CD or DVD burning, you need to know how much room you’ll have, right? It’s pretty much the most important piece of information you need to know before you start any burning projects. Well, I’m here today to give you all the scoop, so listen… Continue reading

Saving the iPod Battery

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Saving the iPod Battery

So, what’s common between a boring seminar and a cross continental flight? Well, probably the fact that you count on your trusty iPod to be your savior. But sometimes, halfway through the journey, the battery gives way. Has this happened to you? If so, keep reading so it won’t ever happen again!

There are few sure shot ways to prolong the battery of your iPod so… Continue reading

Use the Hold

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Use the Hold

Do you have an iPod or an MP3 player? Whichever it is, I’m sure you’ve noticed the little Hold button on your media player, right? You know, that little switch located on the side (or top) of the player that you can flip back and forth to either put it on or take it off the “hold” position. So, what’s that button actually used for? What’s the… Continue reading

QuickTime Alternative

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Q:
Can you give me any information on a download called QuickTime Alternative? I’ve seen it mentioned in various places, but I’m not too sure what it is or if it’s safe to use. Please explain!

A:
Sure, no problem! I’ve seen this mentioned on our message board a few times as well and I’ve actually been meaning to check it out for myself, so this is perfect… Continue reading

Album Art

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Album Art

As you scroll through this tip, you’ll probably realize that it’s a little shorter than our usual Tip of the Day, but this one was just too good to pass up for another day. Check it out!

This is easily my favorite tip! One of the coolest new features in Windows XP is its album thumbnail generator. This tool automatically places the appropriate album cover art on the… Continue reading

Vista and iTunes Update

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Q:
Do you have any new information on the whole Vista and iTunes compatibility issue? You said you would keep us updated, but I haven’t heard anything else about it lately. Just curious!

A:
You’re absolutely right! I did tell you awhile back that I would keep you all informed about the Vista and iTunes situation. And well, I’m not one to break a promise, so that’s what… Continue reading

iPod Accessories

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Q:
Can you give me the 411 on some of the latest iPod accessories? My granddaughter’s birthday is coming up and I’d like to get her something that she can use along with her iPod. Any tips would be wonderful. Thanks!

A:
Not a problem! This was actually a pretty enjoyable question to find the answer to. I don’t have an iPod of my own, but lately, I’ve… Continue reading

Vista Games

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Vista Games

Are you a big computer gamer? Now, just so we’re clear, I’m talking about the more simple games that automatically come with your computer. You know, games like solitaire and hearts. So, now that you answered that question, tell me this: Are you new to the operating system of Windows Vista? If so, are you having trouble finding your favorite games? Where are they? What happened to them?… Continue reading

Video Downloader

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Video Downloader

Suddenly, everywhere you look on the Internet, there are videos. Don’t you agree? Whether it’s YouTube, MySpace or countless other Web sites, videos are everywhere! It’s so common these days for videos to be embedded in Web pages all over the Internet. Now, many a times, you probably see some cool videos and I’m guessing that you wish you could download them onto your computer, but (sigh!) the… Continue reading

iTunes 7.1.1 Released

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

iTunes 7.1.1 Released

Just when you thought iTunes couldn’t get any better, it has! On March 16, 2007, a new version of iTunes was released under the number of 7.1.1. Apple said that the new version was done in order to update their multimedia software for both the Windows and Mac computer systems. Wondering what else is new or why Apple felt the need to bring another version on board?… Continue reading

Zamzar

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Zamzar

If you use Web sites to share your documents, movies, pictures and music files, you probably know what it means to have to convert files. What do I mean by converting files? Well, I mean, changing the format of a file from one to another. Certain programs only accept certain file formats. Other times, it is easier for you to have the file in a format, because that particular… Continue reading

The Internet and TiVo

Friday, March 16th, 2007

The Internet and TiVo

So, you got finally got TiVo and you want to learn a little bit more about it. Well, that’s no problem! In this article, I’m going to teach you how you can set your TiVo up to record your favorite shows via the Internet. Yes, you heard me right! This is a great way to record shows that you may have forgotten about while you were… Continue reading

iTunes and Vista

Friday, March 9th, 2007

iTunes and Vista

In the last couple of days, I’ve had several of you asking about iTunes’ compatibility with the new Windows Vista operating system. It seems as if several of you who used iTunes before Vista even came out have now upgraded and you want to make sure everything will still work right with your music library.

Well, first of all, Apple actually released a new version of the… Continue reading

Common iPod Problems: Fixed

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Q:
Can you give us a little more information on common iPod problems? For example, the other day, my iPod sort of locked up on me and I can’t figure out how to get it working again. There have been a couple other things happen too, so please just give us some basic information!

A:
Well, actually, I can even do a little bit better than… Continue reading

iConcertCal

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Q:
Do you know anything about a new iTunes plug-in called iConcertCal? If so, please share!

A:
As a matter of fact, I heard about it the other day. I don’t own an iPod of my own, so I don’t really get too much into iTunes, but I know a lot of you all out there do and I always try to stay on top of things to… Continue reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Dreamweaver

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

A Beginner’s Guide to Dreamweaver

What is Macromedia Dreamweaver?

Dreamweaver is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) Web editor. It’s called that essentially, because everything you see while creating your Web page will appear exactly the same on the Web. In other words, you won’t have to fool with messy HTML codes, which can be much more complicated. This software will allow you to quickly code and… Continue reading

iPod Trouble

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Q:
Lately, I’ve been having trouble getting my iPod to turn on. Then when it does come on, it just shows an exclamation point ( ! ) on the screen for a few seconds and then shuts off again. What’s going on? Can you please help me get my iPod back?!

A:
Wow, that sounds very frustrating. There are several different things that can cause this to happen… Continue reading

Windows Media Bonus Pack – Part 3

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Windows Media Bonus Pack – Part 3

Are you ready? I sure hope so, because here it comes! The third and final part to our Windows Media Bonus Pack adventure is here. Come along with me as we finish up this article series!

If you have been following this series so far, you probably have already seen some improvements in your Windows Media Player by using the bonus pack supplied… Continue reading

Windows Media Bonus Pack – Part 2

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Windows Media Bonus Pack – Part 2

Now that you know about the basics of the Windows Media Bonus Pack (see yesterday’s newsletter), let’s move on to the second part of this article series!

So, tell me, how did you get along with those first upgrades we discussed in the last newsletter? Good, I hope! Now, as promised, let’s move on to some very interesting innovations in the PowerToys section… Continue reading

Windows Media Bonus Pack – Part 1

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Windows Media Bonus Pack – Part 1

I’m guessing that if you have Windows XP, you probably have Windows Media Player on your computer, too right? So, if you have that, you probably have Windows Movie Maker as well.

Well, along with all of that, Microsoft also provides a free bonus pack for Windows Media that’s a must have! Let me tell you, it brings in a whole new host… Continue reading

Notes on Your iPod

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Notes On Your iPod

Own an iPod? Then this is something you just have to try! You can do this at any age too. Students at any grade level can do this or if you’re someone who just likes to write a good bit of reminder notes to yourself, you can do this. Or, if you happen to know someone who might be able to take advantage of this tip… Continue reading

Interesting iPod Facts

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Interesting iPod Facts

If you read the Q&A tip above about organizing your iPod playlists, you’re probably going to be interested in this one as well. Many of us believe that iPods are the best thing since sliced bread and although they are great little devices, there are some things you should keep an eye out for when dealing with them. So, if you own an iPod, you’ll want to… Continue reading

Music Organization

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Q:
I got an iPod for Christmas from my kids and I finally have all my music loaded on it and all of that good stuff. Now, do you have any tips I can use for keeping my playlists organized? I would like to create different lists for different activities I do, but I don’t want them to get all messy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

A:

The Filter

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Q:
Is there anything you can tell me about The Filter for iTunes?

A:
I sure can! I heard about this the other day as well and thought it sounded pretty neat. So, let’s all check it out together! Now, of course, this is only for those of you who have an iPod and use the iTunes music library for your playlists. If you fit into that category… Continue reading

Adobe Reads

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Q:
A lot of the documents I read on my computer come through as PDF files, so I use Adobe’s Acrobat Reader quite often. Some of them though, have very small print and I have trouble reading the text. Is there any way to have Adobe read it for me? I know it may be an impossible request, but I figured I would give it a shot.

A:

Adobe Reader 8

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Adobe Reader 8

Breaking news! The Adobe company just recently (like last week recently) released version 8 of its well known Portable Document Format (PDF) reader. So, if you’re a long time Adobe Reader user, you’ll want to check out the latest version, because coming with it are some brand new features that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Let’s learn more about it, shall we?!

One of… Continue reading

Make Your Own Ringtones

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Make Your Own Ringtones

Are you one among the many who own a mobile phone? If so, you may have a particular one that supports MP3 ringtones. You probably didn’t even know that, did you?! Well, even if you did, you may know how to get ringtones from other various places, but what about creating your own? Yes, that’s right. Today, I am going to teach you how to create… Continue reading

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