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Expand Your Gmail Search Options

Friday, December 10th, 2010

A lot of us use Gmail as our main email provider. I do, and as a result my inbox is full to overflowing. It makes it difficult to just “skim” through my inbox to find certain messages.

Sure, there’s a search feature up at the top, but what if I need to get more specific?

Like really specific?

Well… Continue reading

Snowflake Patterns

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Snow Flake Patterns

Okay, so you’ve mastered the basics that the other snowflake site had to offer, and now you want to make more advanced snowflakes, but you’re not sure where to start! That’s where this site comes in!

All you have to do is print out these patterns, fold them the way you would if you… Continue reading

Preventing Data Loss in MS Outlook

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

You may be backing up your Outlook files frequently so that you can recover the data – emails, contacts, calendars, tasks, and more – whenever you reinstall MS Outlook after a format of System Drive. This article offers you a tip that will allow you to set up your MS Outlook once and forget about backing up the contacts, emails, etc.

NOTE: This tip is applicable only… Continue reading

MS Outlook: Calendar Time Intervals

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

When you’re using MS Outlook’s calendar, do you find yourself staring at those 30 minute time slots provided, and wishing that it had more detail to it? Less detail?

Maybe your life goes at an amazing pace, and you need to see detail at smaller time intervals…

Or, maybe you end up with long appointments in your calendar and really don’t even need the… Continue reading

Vista Hotkeys

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Hannah from California writes:

I have Vista and heard something about hotkeys that are already built in to my quick launch toolbar. Since I am an avid taskbar user, I am interested in this.

Hi, Hannah! Thanks for writing. I had Vista for a long time before I found out about built-in hotkeys (keyboard shortcuts) for “quick launching”. It’s a great feature, especially… Continue reading

Paper Snowflakes

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Paper Snowflakes – Free Instructions

I spent my Saturday making snowflakes out of paper to decorate the office I work in at school. We had to Google instructions because we couldn’t remember how to get started.

After finding a site that had clear instructions and even a video tutorial to help you visualize further what the diagrams show… Continue reading

Desktop iCalendar Lite

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Do you ever forget to get things done, forget birthdays, or just forget to do the most basic things? Let’s face it, we are all very busy and have a ton of things going on at any given time. So if you are looking for something to help you stay organized, I have something FREE that can help you with that.

Desktop iCalendar Lite is the best… Continue reading

Email Reminders with FollowUpThen

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

How to Setup Email Reminders And Follow Up on Earlier Email

Do you forget to follow up on emails because it’s becoming impossible to remember each and every message thread that hits your inbox every day? Are you looking for a simple solution which will let you set up email reminders in your Gmail account?

Well, here is a very nifty online service called… Continue reading

The Status Bar in OpenOffice Calc

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Today I’d like to offer one of the easiest to access and yet probably the most completely ignored features in Calc.

It’s found on the right side of your Status Bar… and it’s an area that will give you instant access to basic statistics about a set of selected values.

Let’s take a closer look at what this little unobtrusive… Continue reading

Fixing a Thumping Laptop

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Susan from Texas asks:

My Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop started a very loud “thumping” noise. I shut it down and restarted it, again thumping noise, so I shut it down again, asked a few questions made a few calls, no one knows… I was afraid of the battery exploding so my son said to take it out. I keep it plugged in all the time and run

Customize Your YouTube Channel

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

I just started up my own YouTube account a couple weeks ago – I even uploaded a couple videos of my dog, to make it official. Still, my channel is a little bland, so now would be a good time to do some customizing!

Here’s a quick how to:

Log in to YouTube, then click on your user name in the upper… Continue reading

Ping

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Ping

Do you have multiple social networks that you try to keep updated? Wouldn’t it be nice to able to update them all at once? Well now you can with Ping.

You’ll have to register to be able to use it, but it’s free! So just fill out the registration form with an e-mail address and password and then click… Continue reading

Blocking Unauthorized USB Devices

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Note: This tip may not apply to all versions of Windows.

In terms of computer security and privacy, USB devices are usually the weakest point. Even the strongest firewall or security software can be bypassed just by plugging in a USB drive.

With the growing amount of data a single USB flash drive can hold (up to 128 GB) and the increase to data… Continue reading

How to Turn Off IPv6

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

IPv6 is going to be the next big thing and there is a countdown on the number of days IPv4 is going to last. Some number it at around 150 days and that is quite scary. IPv4 has a much smaller network load and the end of IPv4 will result in a slowdown of the existing infrastructure of Internet for a few days initially. Not only this, the existing Internet… Continue reading

Using Gridlines in MS Word

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

When you’re trying to finalize the appearance of a document, do you find yourself hoping that everything is lined up correctly?

I mean, is that picture or shape really lined up with the text or some other object?

We do have the horizontal and vertical rulers to work with, but if you’re trying to align many different items, it can take a lot of… Continue reading

Christmas Photography

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Shoot the Best Christmas Ever!

Christmas means snow, the tree, lights, Santa, colorful hangings, mistletoe, boots, and most of all, gifts!

Want to shoot every scene that can happen on Christmas Day? This is how:

White Balance

Be it indoor Christmas or outdoor Christmas, you just can’t take chances with the lighting. Set your white balance on studying… Continue reading

Windows 7 magnifier

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Nick, from Chicago asks:

I have a Microsoft Wireless mouse. It has a magnifying glass feature, however its orientation is vertical. I don’t read text up and down and was wondering if there was a way to change the rectangle orientation to the horizontal view?

The Magnifier – A Fully Configurable Magnifying Glass Solution

Among some of the best items Microsoft puts… Continue reading

OpenOffice Calc Autoformat

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Tired of presenting your Calc data in the same old bland manner?

Plain worksheet, cell borders and maybe a font change or two, but basically it’s the same thing over and over again.

If you’re looking for a neat, quick and easy way to present your data with a little more flare then, may I suggest the AutoFormat feature.

After you’ve… Continue reading

Speed Up Your Start Menu

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Earl from South Dakota writes:

When I go to open my programs, it seems to take a long time. Is there any way to make it go a little faster? I have Vista.

Hi, Earl! You couldn’t have asked a more empathetic person. I am incredibly impatient and when I click on something, I had better see it now! With that in mind, here is… Continue reading

Mr, and Mrs, Not Made of Money

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Not Made of Money

As a college student, I often don’t have more than two nickels to rub together, so the idea of finding ways to save money, invest money, or just make things cost less without sacrificing a whole lot really appeals to me. And I thought considering the economic downturn, it might appeal to a whole… Continue reading

Ellen, from Columbus Ohio asks:

How do you delete a corrupt or unrecognized file from a flash drive?

Every now and again, for any number of possible reasons, a file can become corrupt, unreadable and, occasionally, seemingly impossible to delete from your USB flash drive. When these types of files appear, it can be frustrating attempting to rid your drive of the corrupt file(s) with… Continue reading

Create Email Groups in Gmail

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

There may be situations when you want to send the same email message to multiple people at once. Sending the same message to a handful of contacts is easy, just separate all the email addresses with a comma in the To: box. Gmail users can get this done in a few seconds without having to remember the email address of the recipients. Just type the first few letters of the… Continue reading

Tweaking Templates in MS Office

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Many of us have a template or two that we use all the time.

Of course, the first thing we do upon opening the template is to make a few changes to the layout or text.

We make those changes again, and again, and again, and again…

Well, you get the idea…

With the endless work of changing… Continue reading

Multiple Skydrive Accounts with Gladinet

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

SkyDrive is a cloud storage service from Microsoft that offers 25GB storage space for free. Those who are already familiar with Gladinet can skip this part, but for those who aren’t, let me introduce you to the service. I have already covered Dropbox which offers free 2GB cloud storage but comes with a syncing app that automatically synchronizes your cloud files with those… Continue reading

Kurt, from Cincinnati asks:

How can I quickly convert digital black and white photographs to color?

Do you have a bunch of black and white photos and you want to add some color to them? Don’t have advanced Photoshop skills, or the time to hire someone who can turn these black and white photos to color photographs?

Blackmagic is… Continue reading

Windows 7 Dreamscene Activator

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Dreamscene is a feature in Windows operating system that allows you to have animated desktop backgrounds. This is a great feature if you have a solid graphics card, and want to maximize your Windows experience. Unfortunately, this feature is only available for the “Ultimate” versions of Windows operating systems. Fortunately, you can enable Dreamscene on any versions of Windows by using the Windows 7 Dreamscene Activator. This program works for… Continue reading

Last.FM

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Last.FM is in some opinions the ultimate free music website. It is free online music, you can customize with your favorite artist and songs. You have the ability to listen to all sorts of music, both new and old. Essentially no matter your age or your taste, this free online site has what you are looking for. In today’s world it can be quite frustrating to find good new music… Continue reading

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