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Dropped Internet Connection In Sleep Mode

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Use this tip to prevent your laptop from dropping its Internet connection when sleep mode is activated. Continue reading

Google Maps: Send To Feature

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Google Maps is the well-regarded mapping program by Google, available free at http://maps.google.com. You can look up specific addresses, search for businesses, and get directions. Did you know you can send that information for free via e-mail, as a text message to your phone, or even to select cars with built-in navigation systems? Continue reading

Do you share a computer with someone? Does your significant other use the same computer as you? Are you an avid online shopper? Keep your gift browsing habits secret to prevent ruining the holiday surprise! Many websites are now using the “you recently viewed” feature, where many ad companies, like Google, will display ads for products or pages you recently looked at. Continue reading

How To Monitor Bandwidth Usage

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Bandwidth caps, which are limits to the amount you can upload (send) and download (receive) using your Internet connection, used to be limited to satellite Internet providers, but in recent years have expanded to hard line (cable/DSL) and cellular Internet companies. Continue reading

Pogo Games and the Popup Blocker

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Are you getting a pop-up blocker message on Pogo games or one of your other favorite websites? Here’s a fix for that. Continue reading

This tip explains how to prevent Firefox from displaying a list of your previously typed web addresses when you use the address bar. Continue reading

Ernest from Buffalo writes:

I use Yahoo for my emails. In the sign in box, when I enter my User ID, my password will automatically appear, which defeats the privacy purpose of the password. This concerns me somewhat, because from time-to-time, I use a shared computer. I have tried to sign out/in to see if that will keep the password from reappearing to no avail. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Continue reading

MIT Online Classes For Free

Monday, November 19th, 2012

How much do you think a typical four-year education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT for short) would cost you? $228,040 (and that doesn’t even count books or Mt. Dew money!)

But how would you feel if I told you that you can take online courses from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology free of charge? Continue reading

How to “Groupon” Yourself Some Good Deals

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Groupon offers daily deals as well as many other opportunities to save money. This can be accessed and used either online or via an Android device or iPhone. This article discusses how to become a member of Groupon, receive daily deals, and how to navigate the website to buy these deals and save when going to your favorite restaurant, buying a desired item, or attending an enjoyable outing or activity. Continue reading

How many missed opportunities do you think the above people had due to not being able to take credit cards? In today’s world, very few people carry around the amount of cash they used to and want to put everything on credit card or debit card. Continue reading

Tis The Season… To Be Scammed.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Tis the season, they say, but what they don’t say is it’s also the season to be scammed. Holiday shopping time is the perfect time for unscrupulous people to exploit peoples holiday cheer to gain access to accounts, steal identities and do other things that should earn them a lump of coal in their stocking. Continue reading

Use this tip to enable pop-ups permanently for one specific web page, while still keeping pop-up ads blocked for all other sites. Continue reading

Credit or Check Online: Which Is Safer?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

In today’s world the internet has made electronic billing and online ordering a fact of life. Most merchants will offer a host of payment options, and usually included in them is the ability to use a credit/debit card and the ability to pay via check or direct debit from your checking account Continue reading

AOL Favorites: How To Export To IE

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Are you switching from AOL to another internet provider and don’t want to lose all of your favorites? Want to know how to export them? Check this out! Continue reading

Instructions for changing the search engine in Firefox. Continue reading

If you are using Internet Explorer and you are on a HTTPS(Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) page that contains nonsecure HTTP content, you will face a security warning dialog box stating: “This page contains both secure and nonsecure items. Do you want to display the nonsecure items”. You may choose “Yes” to get both type of contents and continue your web browsing session but the story does not end here. You will have to face the same message box every time you visit those kind of web pages stated above regardless the number of times you hit “Yes” on that message box because IE will not remember your choice to automatically bypass it. Continue reading

How To Add Music To Webpage?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Music can really add something special to a webpage when it’s done right and fit’s the mood of the site. Music can be added fairly easy with HTML using the following code: (Tested on Firefox 14, IE 9 and Chrome 21)… Continue reading

How-To Change Home Page In IE8

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Help! We recently had to replace our hard drive, and when the new hard drive was installed, the repairman decided we need to have AOL as our home page in Windows Explorer 8. I’ve tried everything, including removing Explorer and downloading and installing from a Microsoft download, but AOL remains my home page. How can I get rid of AOL as the home page for Explorer 8? Continue reading

iPad – Show Me the Link!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

One thing I’ve noticed about web browsing on a tablet is the lack of information I’m given – like when there’s a word that links somewhere instead of a full address. Continue reading

This tip explains how to fix Firefox if it has stopped using the form auto fill feature. Continue reading

Google Doodle Archive

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Have you ever noticed that on holidays and during special events Google puts up a unique logo (also called a “Doodle”) on their main page? Continue reading

Tagging Firefox Bookmarks

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Tagging Firefox bookmarks is the process of assigning labels and categories to them in a way that improves organization and allows them to be easily located, either from the address bar (Location bar), or from the Library. Continue reading

How to Reset a Wi-Fi Password

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

It happens to everyone at one time or another — you forget a password and you can’t access a specific account or Web site. Fortunately, most Web-based sites that require a login offer a Forgot Password button that either e-mails your password to you or allows you to choose a new one after answering a couple of security questions. Continue reading

The Case of the Preferred Connection

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Here’s a way to make one of the internet connections from the forest of connections out there your favorite. Continue reading

Google Actor/Movie Search

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Try Google’s new Actor Search feature! it’s like IMDb, but faster! Continue reading

This article shows you how to change the search provider in Internet Explorer. Continue reading

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