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Save Multiple Tabs in Internet Explorer

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Let’s say you’re doing some research on the Internet and it just so happens that you have multiple tabs on your chosen subject open at the same time in Internet Explorer.

Now quick – the kids need to be picked up from soccer practice, the dog needs to go to the vet and you’ve got a million other pressing matters to attend to, but you don’t want… Continue reading

365 Halloween

Monday, October 25th, 2010

365 Halloween: Spooky Halloween Fun All Year Long

Don’t think that after October 31st, you have to stop having Halloween fun! Welcome to the site that helps you have spooky fun all year long!

On the main page, you’ll find featured articles on recipes, costumes, décor, and more! I really loved the mummy dogs with green goo recipe… Continue reading

SD Memory Cards Explained

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The quick and simple answer: Secure Digital. Utilizing what’s known as nonvolatile memory, a Secure Digital memory card is very much like a small size USB flash drive, in that, just like a flash drive, a SD card will retain its data even without being plugged into a computer, camera, or other device to power it. The “Secure” in Secure Digital comes from the SD cards’ original goal of providing… Continue reading

Folder Lock

Monday, October 25th, 2010

George from Salisbury, MD asks:

My PC needs to go to the shop for repair. I hope there is something I can set on the PC so that my documents are protected. How can I accomplish that? Will you please give me step by step instructions? I also need the instructions to set it back to normal when it comes out of the shop please.

Gimp

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

GIMP

Looking for a free alternative to Photoshop? Well then you should give GIMP a try. It’s an image editing program that allows you to create and edit images, as well as touch up photographs. And best of all it’s free!

The thing I love about GIMP is that you can get free tutorials… Continue reading

Windows Live Mesh

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Windows Live Mesh is a cloud service from Microsoft by which you can keep your important folders synced across multiple computers. This tool is available for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac users.

You can also sync folders across SkyDrive synced storage (Windows provides 5 GB free space). It means you can access your folders from any computer you want through web. This is a step by… Continue reading

Repeating Text Entries in Excel

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

So, you’ve found yourself once again entering a bunch of text into an Excel worksheet… and once again, the text is getting repetitive.

Let’s say that you’ve got a list of employees and need to enter the department they work in for each one. This means that you’re in column B typing the same things over and over again – after all, there are a finite number… Continue reading

Repairing Internet Explorer

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Christa, in West Virginia asks:

I am using IE8. When I initially open it, I get 2 open windows. Also, if I have more than one IE window open, both windows will respond to the action I perform on the window in the foreground. Why is this and how do I stop it from happening?

Thanks for the question Christa. This is not a well-known issue… Continue reading

Chrome Resource Information Page

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Are you curious about the websites you visit? Have you ever wanted to check statistics and see which web element took the longest to load? Heck, maybe you’re a budding web developer and you want to keep track of potential bottlenecks that could sour the experience.

Whatever the case may be, if you’re using Google Chrome, then this tip is just for you!… Continue reading

Massive Music Quiz

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Massive Music Quiz

How well do you think you know music? I thought I was pretty good at placing artist names and song titles, until I played the pop music quiz on this site and was blown away at how much I didn’t know.

How does it work? Just pick a genre of music… Continue reading

Cut and Paste

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Claire from Ottawa, Canada writes:

I am almost ashamed to admit it, but I don’t know how to cut and paste or even what it means. I do know how to copy and paste, though, if that helps.

A long time ago, I got to talking to a representative from my local phone company about computers and copy and paste came up. I had… Continue reading

Adding Dropbox to Windows 7

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Dropbox is an online file backup service which offers users up to 2 GB storage space for free. Once you have set up your Dropbox account, you can sync the files (on Dropbox) across multiple computers. The Dropbox client can be downloaded for Windows, Mac, Linux and Mobile. Once installed, the client will automatically sync your computer with the cloud based service. This ensures you have all the files… Continue reading

Archiving Your Valuable Files

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Harvey asks:

Somewhere I remember reading about certain CDs that were recommended for archival information. My recollection is that they had some coating or thicker layers that would last longer. Do you know of such items? Also, are there special storage sleeves for CD discs that inhibit age related deterioration?

Well, Harvey, to begin with, the disc that most people recommend for archiving is… Continue reading

Cooking Secrets

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Cooking Secrets

What will you find at Cooking Secrets? Well, they say you’ll find recipes, tips, and principles. Outside of the introduction to the site on the main page I didn’t see much in the way of tips (except the herbs and spices link) and I didn’t see much in the way of principles (except the Cooking Ingredients link). What I did see… Continue reading

Gmail Vacation Responder

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Okay, so I know that vacation season is pretty much over, but with the upcoming barrage of holiday travel in my future, I’m hoping others out there find use for this tip as well.

With that, let’s learn how to set a vacation responder in Gmail.

First, log in to your Gmail account and go to Settings in the upper right-hand corner.… Continue reading

The Best Desktop Gadgets for Windows 7

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Desktop gadgets first appeared on Windows computers with Vista, but they have been updated and improved for Windows 7. Here are some of the best ones for having fun, staying informed, or for increasing your productivity. All of them are available to download free from the Windows Live Gadget Gallery.

1. Ultimate Explorer – This multi-functional tool can help you bypass your… Continue reading

Windows Live Family Safety

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Microsoft has come up with an effective, user friendly, parental control tool in Windows Live Family Safety. If you’re concerned about your children’s exposure to objectionable online material, or if you’d like to enforce other computer restrictions, Windows Live Family Safety can help.

When the download and installation is complete and you’ve opened the program, the welcome screen will appear. The… Continue reading

Fun School

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Fun School

Welcome to a site designed for Preschoolers to Sixth Graders, that has games, activities, and videos to help make learning fun!

You’ll find plenty of things to keep your kids or grandkids engaged and learning at the same time. I love all the craft videos that play on the main page. The videos made me… Continue reading

Digital Underwater Cameras

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Joe from Winter Park Fl. asks:

I’m looking for a digital scuba camera -nothing complicated. What do I look for and where do I start looking for the right one?

Selecting the right digital camera is always a chore. Many designs have come and gone with the next model being bigger and better than the… Continue reading

Using the Equal Sign in Excel

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

MS Excel: Excel Has Equal Sign Issues?

Well, sort of…

I’d say that Excel has an issue when you’re actually trying to type an equal sign into a cell without starting a formula – in other words you need to treat the equal sign like text instead of a formula starter.

(I found that my Excel 2007 would let me create… Continue reading

The Difference Between DVD rom and DVD RAM

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Larry from Sallisaw, OK asks:

Can you explain the difference between DVDs and DVD RAM?

DVD stands for Digital Versatile Disc. It’s a type of data storage technology. There are two categories of recording formats in DVDs.

The first category is called Digital Versatile Disc Read Only Memory (DVD ROM). In this type of DVD, you can… Continue reading

All About Apples

Monday, October 18th, 2010

If you thought I was excited about pomegranates, you won’t believe how excited I am that Honeycrisp apples are in season! They are my favorite apple, if not, my favorite fruit! In my opinion, they just taste like an apple should taste.  I got lucky this year and scored ten pounds of these delicious apples for just ten bucks – and they’re the size of softballs!… Continue reading

Choosing a DSLR Camera

Monday, October 18th, 2010

If you understand the merits of a DSLR and have the moolah to buy one, here are some things you need to keep in mind before you go out to buy.

Wallet-friendly

Of course, you would have thought of this first. But remember, it’s not only about how much money you are willing to spend. It’s also about… Continue reading

Adobe Flash Player

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Mohsin from Singapore asks:

I tried everything but cannot get the Adobe Flash Player to play videos on my 64 bit Windows 7 machine! What could be wrong?

If you are using the latest version of Flash, which is Adobe Flash Player 10.1, then be sure you have at least the minimum requirements for it. Intel Pentium II 450MHz, AMD Athlon 600MHz or a… Continue reading

Inserting a Hyperlink in OpenOffice

Monday, October 18th, 2010

There are a couple easy ways to insert a hyperlink in an OpenOffice document. For both, start by highlighting the word or image to which you’d like to attach the hyperlink. Next, click on the Insert menu, and select Hyperlink.

The hyperlink dialog box opens and offers several choices; Internet, Mail &News, Document, and New Document. For this demonstration, we’ll link a word… Continue reading

Using Windows Easy Transfer

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Ted from Diamond Bar, CA asks:

My existing computer is running Win XP Home Edition SP3, and I would like to transfer the data from this computer to a new computer running Win7. Is there any successful method for doing this?

Ted, the best way to do this that involves the least amount of effort is to use the Windows Easy Transfer tool. This… Continue reading

Easy Wallpaper with Google Chrome

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Google chrome has fast become the favorite browser of many internet users, mainly because of its speed and small size. Though it possesses countless useful features, there is one basic feature that it desperately lacks. It doesn’t let a user change the desktop wallpaper from within the browser. Gone are the days when a user would save an image to the hard drive, spend 15 minutes locating the image in… Continue reading

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