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Yahoo! Groups

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Yahoo! Groups

If you’re an avid user of the Yahoo! search engine, you may have noticed the links for Yahoo! Groups. Yahoo! Groups is where people with a shared interest can meet and get to know each other, along with staying informed with day to day news. Being in a group allows you to view shared message archives, photos and photo albums, group event calendars, member polls and shared links… Continue reading

Firefox Weather Add On

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Firefox Weather Add On

Introduction

First of all, ForeCastFox isn’t some super spyware from Fox News. It is actually a really outstanding add on that you can get for your Firefox Web browser. ForeCastFox is a weather forecaster that installs into your status bar and gives you daily weather information. The tool and weather information both come from AccuWeather.com. (This is just another option for all you non-Vista users that… Continue reading

Display Those Menus

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Display Those Menus

Are you among the many who downloaded the new version of Internet Explorer (number 7?) If so, you’ve probably been dealing with some changes from the earlier versions ever since. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with change, but sometimes, it can be down right frustrating! One of the main things that changed with IE 7 was the disappearance of the File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools and Help… Continue reading

Changing Firefox Colors

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Do you have trouble seeing the links that you have already clicked on when surfing the Internet using the Mozilla Firefox browser? Or, do you just not like that purple color? You know what I am talking about, that purple colored link that Firefox displays to let you know that you have clicked on that link before. Now, I love the blue color used for the links I have not… Continue reading

Shelfari

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Shelfari

Everyone who has been on the Internet for awhile now is probably a member of some social site or another. But, worse than that, everybody who is a self-proclaimed Internet guru has an idea for yet another social site concept. With such an influx of mediocre concepts, it’s tough for a user to figure out what’s to be used and what’s to be trashed, unless they end up wasting… Continue reading

NetVibes

Friday, February 16th, 2007

NetVibes

How does an easy way to read all of your e-mail and your favorite news, all at one time, sound to you? If it sounds pretty darn good, you’ve got to check this one out!

Today’s tip is all about NetVibes. What’s it do? Well, NetVibes allows you to make one single page where you can keep track of everything you do while you’re online. It lets you keep… Continue reading

More on the RSS

Friday, February 16th, 2007

More on the RSS

Do you have trouble finding the time to update your Web site or blog every day? You may not do it each and every day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have updated content. Today, I’m going to show you how you can make that happen.

You’ve heard of RSS feeds, right? RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication. Basically, RSS feeds are free syndicated news, blogs… Continue reading

Online Medical Advice

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Q:
I have to admit, I’m getting up there in age and when I go to the doctor, half the time, I walk away not having a clue what he talked about. Is there any good medical advice that can be found online? You know, some place I can visit to get a little clarity as to what my doctor told me. Any suggestions would be great!

A:

YouTube

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Q:
What is YouTube?

A:
That is such a good question. I have honestly been getting so e-mails from you all recently about YouTube. It’s either you’ve seen it online somewhere or you’ve heard your kids or grandkids talking about it. Well, yes, the YouTube phenomenon is more popular among the younger generation, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it too!

Okay, so what is YouTube? It… Continue reading

All About Webcasts

Friday, February 9th, 2007

All About Webcasts

What is a Webcast?

The word Webcast is derived from “Web” and “broadcast.” Its use has varied since the early to mid- 1990s, as the nature of the medium came into public use. Online conferences or Web seminars (also known as Webcasts) use the Internet to broadcast a live or delayed audio and/or video transmission to a targeted group of users who log in for the event… Continue reading

Gather Here

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Gather Here

Come gather with me at Gather.com, one of the most popular social networking sites online today. Check it out!

Gather.com is actually a great alternative to MySpace and other networking sites out there. How could anything be better than MySpace, you ask? Well, if you are asking that question, Gather.com might not be for you. If you are however, confused by HTML, find it hard to figure out… Continue reading

Google Docs

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Q:
Can you give me a little information about Google Docs? I saw something about it online the other day, but I wasn’t too sure what it was. Please explain!

A:
Excellent question! You know, I didn’t really know too much about this either until you asked. But once I got to searching for it, I immediately became a fan. I’m sure most of you will too. That… Continue reading

Google Accounts

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Google Accounts

Are you a big Google user? If you are, that probably means you have a Google account, right? You know, the information you use to sign in to your Gmail account, etc. Well, now Google has come out with a new service that will allow you to get a little more personal with your own Google. What do I mean by that exactly? Let me explain.

With the… Continue reading

Show Them Your Wow

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Show Them Your Wow

What does the “wow” factor mean to you? Well, Microsoft wants to know. Now that they have released their version of “wow” with Windows Vista, they are holding a contest for anyone who wants to show off their “stuff!” The contest is called “Show Us Your Wow” and they want you to do so by submitting either a digital photo or a video that you think… Continue reading

Give Your Epinions

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Give Your Epinions

Do you like to make your opinion heard? Then you’ve got to check this out!

Introduction

Epinions.com is a Web site that provides consumers with reviews on various goods to help them make informed buying decisions. The Web site is actually part of the Shopping.com network and the reviews on the site are all from fellow consumers, thus providing unbiased opinions.

Who It’s For

The Epinions… Continue reading

Enhance Your Digg

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Q:
Awhile back, you ran an article on Digg.com and since then, I have been addicted to it. It’s a great resource, but do you know of any other programs that maybe go along with it? You know, anything that will maybe enhance the Web site even more. I was just curious and any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.

A:
It’s a good thing you’re curious… Continue reading

AIM 6.0

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

AIM 6.0

Are you an avid AIM user? You know, the popular instant messenger program from AOL. Well, if you are, have you upgraded to the 6.0 version yet? Well, if you have or if you haven’t, this article will give you an inside look to all of the new features AIM 6.0 has to offer. Are you ready? I sure hope so, because this is going to be an… Continue reading

AnswerPool

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Q:
Can you tell me anything about answerpool.com? I saw something about it online the other day, but I wasn’t sure if it was legit or not. Any information would be appreciated.

A:
Great question! If you were an avid user of Google Answers (which has been gone for awhile now), this may be the best replacement for you. Just in case you’re not sure, Google Answers was… Continue reading

Be Ready for Vista

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Be Ready for Vista

Yes, you may feel like you’ve been bombarded with Windows Vista news this week and well, today is no exception. Now, please don’t get mad at us! We’re just trying to get you all prepared for what the new operating system will bring. You have to appreciate that, don’t you?! Well, either way, today I’m going to tell you some things you can start doing to… Continue reading

Wedding Mapper

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Wedding Mapper

Here’s a fun one for you!

Most people love weddings. Well, except the bride and groom maybe. And given the amount of things they have to manage before, during and after the wedding, it’s totally understandable. So, taking inspiration from all the brides and grooms of the world, today, I am going to talk about wedding invitations. By now, you’re probably thinking that I’m crazy since I am… Continue reading

Offline Favorites in IE 7

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Offline Favorites in IE 7

I must make a correction to a tip I ran last week about the Favorites feature in the new Internet Explorer 7. When I wrote that tip, I thought I was getting my information from a reliable source, but after receiving several e-mails from readers about this, I realized it was all wrong. To clear things up, IE 7 has completely removed the offline Favorites… Continue reading

Varying Vista Views

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Varying Vista Views

As you already know from reading above, the new Windows operating system named Vista will be released at the end of this month. (It’s actually January 30th and as if you didn’t already know, I thought I would tell you again!) Of course, as with anything else, with its launch, Vista has been surrounded with criticism and the usual “potential problems.”

With some computer developers being able… Continue reading

Recent Vista News

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Q:
What’s the latest news you have for Windows Vista? Inform us, please!

A:
Have no fear! A Windows Vista update is here! Along with what was discussed up above in today’s quick tip and what you’ll see down below in the tip of the day, today is just going to be all about Vista. So, if you haven’t already gotten enough information about the new operating system… Continue reading

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

Have you heard the big news? Windows Vista is on its way, scheduled to be released on January 30, 2007. (That’s only a week away!) As the big day approaches, I’m sure a lot of you are wondering if you’ll be able to get the Vista operating system for your computer or not. Well, there’s an easy way to find out, so you can put all… Continue reading

Make Mine Offline

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Make Mine Offline

Did you know that you can make the contents of any Web site available to you offline? You know, be able to visit any site while you’re not connected to the Internet. That would be cool, wouldn’t it? It would save you from having to connect to the Internet all the time and it would just save on some general energy within your computer. If you’d like… Continue reading

ChaCha

Friday, January 19th, 2007

ChaCha

The search war is officially on. Google has an almost monopolistic stronghold on the market, but other small set ups are coming up with new innovative ways to search the Internet. ChaCha.com happens to be one of them.

The concept is rather new. Most search engines use bots (Web robots that crawl the Internet in an automated manner and analyze pages to be listed in search engines) to do… Continue reading

Adding MySpace Pictures and Videos

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Adding MySpace Pictures and Videos

Do you have a MySpace profile? If you do, you may have seen pictures and even videos on some of your friends’ pages. Think those are cool? How would you like to have some on yours as well? One of the neatest things you can do with your MySpace page is add pictures and videos to it for all of your friends and family to… Continue reading

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