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Google Knol

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Google Knol

According to Google, a knol is “a unit of knowledge, an authoritative article about a specific topic.” The Google Knol service just reached 100,000 articles and it’s finally being recognized as a potential competitor to Wikipedia. If you’d like to learn more, here’s how you can get started reading and contributing to Google Knol!

Reading It

Reading a Knol is simple! All you have to do is point… Continue reading

More Opera Features

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

More Opera Features

I know there are several of you out there who are proud Opera Web browser users. I just started using Opera a few months ago and even though it hasn’t replaced Firefox for me yet, it boasts some neat features you may not even know about. So, I’m here today to tell you all about them. Let’s get right to it!

If you’re completely new to Opera… Continue reading

Google Privacy Concerns

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Google Privacy Concerns

Ever since the Google Street View program was released in May 2007, many people have been complaining about the privacy issues associated with it. Apart from seeing their houses on Google’s Web site, people have reported seeing themselves on the Internet as well. Now, I’d say that’s taking it a bit too far. If you agree, here’s how you can keep your home and yourself a little… Continue reading

Resolving PayPal Disputes

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Resolving PayPal Disputes

To begin, I have a scenario for you. You see an item you like on eBay and you decide to bid on it. Two days later, you find out you won the item. You decide to pay via PayPal. Sure, that’s a great idea! However, when your purchase arrives, it seems as if the seller sent you the wrong item. But when you e-mail the seller to… Continue reading

Web 2.0

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Web 2.0

So, tell me, have you heard about Web 2.0? It’s a term you see applied to a lot of Web sites on the Internet these days, but today, I’m going to go a little more in depth about its meaning. Web 2.0 describes the changing trend in the use of the World Wide Web technology and Web design that aims to enhance creativity, communications, secure information sharing, collaboration… Continue reading

TwitterFox

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

TwitterFox

So, tell me, are you an avid Twitter user? I mean, do you just have to know what your friends are doing at all times? If so, TwitterFox is the perfect Firefox extension for you! It lets you know when your friends post updates to their Twitter accounts. If you’re interested, here’s how you can install it!

1.) First, go here and click on the Install

Removing Google SearchWiki From IE

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Removing Google SearchWiki From IE

As you may recall, awhile back, I told you about Google SearchWiki and how you can remove it from Firefox using a Greasemonkey script or by adding a few letters to the end of your searches. Well, what if you use Internet Explorer as your main Web browser? Wouldn’t you like to know how you can remove SearchWiki from it as well? Then… Continue reading

Gmail Gets a To Do List

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Gmail Gets a To Do List

Believe it or not, but someone at Google finally realized how helpful it would be to add a to do list to the Gmail e-mail program. It’s called Tasks and it’s now available in Gmail Labs (to get there, click on the beaker icon next to Settings in the upper right hand corner of your Gmail account). When you enable Tasks, it appears as… Continue reading

Digsby

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Digsby

In today’s day and age, there are so many ways to connect with your family, friends and the entire world! You have e-mail, instant messaging and social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. The only dilemma is having to manage all of those things at the same time. Well, today, I’m going to present a solution to that problem and I’m positive you’re going to love it! It’s… Continue reading

Reopen That Tab

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Listen up all you Firefox users! This tip is just for you. When you’re using Firefox, do you often use tabbed browsing? If you don’t, you might want to consider starting, especially after you hear what I have for you today. In case you’re not too sure about tabbed browsing, read here for some basic information that will help you get started with using it right away. Then when… Continue reading

UnChrome

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

UnChrome

That’s right, I said UnChrome! I don’t know about you, but I don’t use Google Chrome very much anymore, because I’m a bit concerned that Google is collecting my information and storing it. Don’t get me wrong, Chrome is a great Web browser, but I just don’t feel the safest using it. Luckily, the other day, I stumbled across a great piece of software called UnChrome. Apparently, Google Chrome… Continue reading

Holiday Greetings from YouTube

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Holiday Greetings from YouTube

To celebrate the spirit of the season, YouTube has created a special Web page for all its users! That’s right, they’re giving you the option to send out your very own video greetings. The process is very simple as well. First, log in to your YouTube account and then point your browser to http://www.youtube.com/greetings.

The link will take you to the screen you… Continue reading

Google SearchWiki

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Google SearchWiki

Have you heard the good news?! Well, Google Search has just become a bit more like Wikipedia. The new feature is called SearchWiki and as long as you’re logged in to your Google account, you can access it. It’s so easy to work with too. For example, you can tell if it’s on or not by simply looking at your search results:

And here’s what those… Continue reading

Live Search Club

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Live Search Club

We told you about Microsoft Live Rewards last week and now, I’m here to tell you about the Microsoft Live Search Club! When you get enjoyment out of playing games online, the last thing you’d expect is to get rewarded for it, right? Well, today, I’m going to show you an awesome Web site called Live Search Club that can make that happen. It’s meant… Continue reading

Resetting Internet Explorer

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Internet Explorer 7 and 8 have some great features that can be customized for usability and security reasons. Those features are usually helpful, but they can sometimes get messed up. Often times, the best way to fix those types of problems is to just reset IE back to its original settings. If you feel like your Internet Explorer Web browser isn’t quite working right, you might want to follow along… Continue reading

IE Favorites Shortcut

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Typically, when you add a Web site as a favorite using Internet Explorer, you’re able to access it from the Favorites menu at the top of the page. Of course, there are other ways to get to your Favorites, but that’s the most common way.

On the other hand, a lesser known method is to directly type the name of your favorite Web site into the address bar… Continue reading

Microsoft Live Rewards

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Microsoft Live Rewards

Microsoft has just pulled something new and rewarding out of their hat! You can now earn rewards for surfing and searching on the Web by using Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. The program is called Search Perks and it’s all done by Microsoft. The rewards you can earn include X-Boxes, airplane tickets, T-shirts, cookbooks, free music downloads and a whole lot more. Let’s take a look!

There… Continue reading

Personalized YouTube Homepage

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Personalized YouTube Homepage

If you’ve been on YouTube’s Web site recently, you might have noticed that you can now customize your own YouTube homepage! That’s right, you can make it so that you get your subscriptions, recommendations and even a friend tracker all on one page. Let’s check it out, shall we?!

To begin, here’s an example of a personalized YouTube homepage:

Now, I’ll walk you through the different… Continue reading

Google Bookmarks

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Google Bookmarks

How many of you use a computer at home and a computer at your work place? If so, would you like to be able to access the same Web sites without having to tote around a flash drive or e-mail yourself between the two computers? If that sounds good to you, you’ve got to check out Google’s bookmarks. I promise, you’ll love their organization and flexibility!

Google bookmarks… Continue reading

Firefox 3 Add Ons

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Firefox 3 Add Ons

With the release of Firefox 3, there has been a lot of buzz about all of the new features it has to offer. One of them you may not know much about is the new add ons dialogue box. And that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today, so what do you say we get started?!

1.) In Firefox 3, go to Tools and then… Continue reading

Hotspot Shield

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Hotspot Shield

I tell you what, I’m tired of always getting this message when I try to watch a video on Web sites like YouTube: “This video is not available in your country.” What a nightmare!

I’m also wary of the fact that most Web sites I use have my IP address on file, which can identify me right down to the city I live in and the… Continue reading

Google Sites

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Google Sites

Wow, even Google is jumping on the Web site bandwagon! Google Sites is a new service that allows you to create your very own Web site. Plus, if you have your own domain, it lets you put your site on there too. Let’s check it out, shall we?!

To get started with Google Sites, head on over to http://sites.google.com. If you have a… Continue reading

Downloading Google Chrome: A Little More

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Downloading Google Chrome: A Little More

Are you one of the many who are now using the new Google Chrome Web browser? Well, if you’re a heavy Internet downloader, by default, Google Chrome stores all of your files in the Downloads folder under My Documents. Luckily, it’s very easy to change that location if you’d prefer them to go somewhere else. Simply click on the wrench icon ( ) in… Continue reading

Google Video

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Google Video

While we all know that YouTube is the king of all upload video Web sites, you’ve probably heard about some others out there as well, such as Dailymotion and AOL Video. Since there’s so much useful content on those sites, have you ever wished there was a simple search engine for all of them? You know, like a Google option just for videos!

Well, Google Video is the… Continue reading

Resurrect Your Pages

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Resurrect Your Pages

Have you ever visited a Web site and got the infamous “Page Cannot Be Found” error? You know the site was working a couple days ago, but now, you can’t see it. Or, how about this situation? Sometimes a blog or Web site will recommend another site for you, but when you click on it, you get the same error message. What a nightmare!

So, why does… Continue reading

FeedRinse

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

FeedRinse

How many of you use RSS feeds? Since they’re so popular and common in this day and age, I’m sure many of you do. Well, one of the things you may want to do is filter your RSS feeds. For example, let’s say you get a technology news feed from Yahoo! and you’re constantly getting posts about the iPhone and Windows Vista. But since you don’t have an iPhone… Continue reading

New Release: Firefox 3.0.3

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

New Release: Firefox 3.0.3

I’m sure all you die hard Firefox fans have already heard about this, but just in case you haven’t, I’m here to fill you in! If you’ve been enjoying the new Firefox 3 Web browser, you’re going to love it even more after today. On September 26, 2008 (just this past Friday), the Mozilla team released a new version of Firefox 3. That’s right… Continue reading

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