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A PDF Refresher

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

With the launch of the new WorldStart book, Internet Security Survival Guide in .PDF, we’ve received a number of questions about the .PDF format. Consequently, we’ve decided to offer some information that may help answer some of these questions.

What is .PDF?

Adobe introduced

Collapse: Why Do Civilizations Fall?

Thursday, December 16th, 2010


Have you ever wondered why a civilization might have collapsed? Well, I certainly have, but that’s the sort of thing that pops through my head on occasion. This site looks at why civilizations may have collapsed.

It looks at several different collapsed societies like the Maya, Mesopotamia, Chaco Canyon, and Mali & Songhai… Continue reading

Bing Facts

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

I’ll admit that I don’t usually go to Bing as my main search provider, but I was there just the other day and noticed that you can change the background image by clicking the little arrows on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

That’s neat, but you may also notice little squares that appear as you

Types of Flowers

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Types of Flowers

I was doing a flower search to try and remember how to spell hydrangea for a list of my favorite flowers and I ran across this site. After browsing it, I knew I had to share it with you, because it’s pretty awesome.

There are several ways to browse this site. You… Continue reading

Unblock a Facebook Friend’s News Feed

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

So, I blocked the newsfeeds of a friend on Facebook a long time ago. It was so long ago, in fact, that I can’t remember why I did it, exactly. The point is, that it’s time for forgiveness. It’s the holidays, after all!

So, here’s how you unblock a friend’s newsfeeds on Facebook.

First, log into your Facebook account and scroll all… Continue reading

Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve

I find steam-powered machines really interesting, so when I found this site that has tons of great pictures and information about them I had to share it with you. I recommend browsing this page by clicking on the links in the introductory text (the text of the link will be blue – just… Continue reading

Flash Website Storage Settings Panel

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

The other day I was playing a Flash game online, but when I tried to go back and play some of the earlier levels, I found they were blocked. I tried to relieve this problem the usual way, by clearing out my web history, but that didn’t work.

Then, as if by providence, I stumbled across the Flash Player Website Storage Settings Panel. It’s online… Continue reading

My Shutter Count

Monday, December 13th, 2010

My Shutter Count

Have you ever wondered what the shutter count of your digital camera is? Well now you can find out with My Shutter Count.

It’s very easy to use too! Just click the Browse button, and select a photo on your computer that you shot with your digital camera, and then click open.… Continue reading

Custom Facebook Friends

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The days are gone where you’d hear “I have more friends than you!”, when it comes to social networking. It’s all about taste now – and presentation, too. That’s why today’s tip is going to show you how to customize which friends appear on your Facebook page.

First, log in to Facebook, then click on Profile in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.… Continue reading

Snow Days

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Snow Days

It’s that time of year again! It’s time for you all to spend time making snowflakes with me at Snow Days! I feel like this has become our winter tradition!

Once on their site, click Create Your Own Snowflake.

Use your mouse to make cuts on the paper with… Continue reading

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

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

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

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


Tuesday, December 7th, 2010


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

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

Manage Firefox Personas

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

By now, many of you know about Firefox personas (also called Themes), which allow you to add a little spice to your browser window. This tip shows you how to manage them. Continue reading

Just a Pinch Recipe Club

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Just a Pinch

After stumbling across this site in a search of a recipe, I knew I had to share it with you! I think this site is just adorable!

It’s free to become a member. Membership offers you the privilege of rating, sharing, and viewing recipes, as well as, a virtual recipe box, and hundreds of coupons… 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

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

Clear Your Firefox Downloads List

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

If you’re anything like me, you have quite a few files you’ve downloaded via Firefox. How do I know this? Well, on my computer all I have to do is open up Firefox and click Tools>Downloads and this window pops up.

It looks pretty cluttered – and in need of a good clear-out, but I’d still like

Homemade Gifts Made Easy

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Homemade Gifts Made Easy

I got here in a roundabout way; I was looking for interesting ways to braid embroidery thread because I was making a cord for a headband I’d made. I ended up here, looking at the free friendship bracelet tutorial. Then, I saw all the other ideas and knew I had to share it with you!… 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

American Kennel Club

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

American Kennel Club

I was looking for some information about my Shih Tzu, Dulcie so I thought I’d head right to AKC and see what they had to read on her breed. And let me tell you, they did not let me down!

If you go to Breeds, and then select the dog’s breed you are whisked off… Continue reading


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

Google Chrome Home Button

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

This tip shows how to plant a Home button on your Google Chrome toolbar. Continue reading

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