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No Access: Why?

Friday, March 16th, 2007

No Access: Why?

Have you ever tried to access a certain Web site and weren’t able to get through? I mean, no matter what you did, you just could not get access into the site. If this has happened to you before, I’m guessing that it happened while you were either at work or maybe even at a school. Here’s why I’m so confident in my accusation.

A lot of… Continue reading

Private History

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Q:
I get a little nervous sometimes about how the search engines I use can track a lot of what I do when I’m on my computer. Is there any way I can keep this information private? I’m not saying that I search for anything out of the ordinary, but it’s nice to know I can have a little privacy when I want it.

A:
I agree with… Continue reading

Internet Explorer Tab Shortcuts

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Q:
I’ve been using Internet Explorer for quite some time now and I think I’m getting pretty good at working my way through it. So, I was wondering if there were any keyboard shortcuts you knew about that I could start using?

A:

Now, most of these shortcuts deal with using tabbed browsing. That’s one of the main features that came along with Internet Explorer 7… Continue reading

Adding More Google Toolbar Buttons

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Adding More Google Toolbar Buttons

Have you heard about all the buttons you can add to your Google toolbar? If not, you have come to the right place. This article will tell you all about the buttons (or shortcut icons) that can be added to your Google toolbar!

First things first. Let’s define what the Google toolbar is. The Google toolbar is an Internet browser toolbar that is available for… Continue reading

New Firefox Themes

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Q:
Have there been any new Firefox themes added to the list recently? I’ve been wanting to change mine for awhile now, but I wanted to see if there were any new ones first. Please inform me!

A:
Well, let me tell you what. You’ve come to right place, because it just so happens that Firefox has welcomed a few additions to their theme list just recently. And… Continue reading

Shutterfly

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Shutterfly

Go ahead and picture this with me: An easy way to share your photos for free! How does that sound? If it sounds as good to you as it does to me, come along with me as we experience Shutterfly together!

To begin, Shutterfly is a free way to share photos with friends and family. You can share as many photos as you want. Plus, Shutterfly is very family… Continue reading

Brand New Firefox Extensions

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Brand New Firefox Extensions

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written about my favorite Web browser in the whole world: Firefox. So, today, I decided to do a piece on some of the new Firefox extensions that have come out recently. If you didn’t know this already, let me tell you that one of the best things about Firefox is that it lets you add on various extensions, themes… Continue reading

Add Firefox Buttons

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Add Firefox Buttons

Are you one of the many who use Firefox as your main Web browser? If so, you may think that there just aren’t enough buttons to choose from in the regular interface. Well, if you have a feeling something is missing from your button options, the only thing I can think of to do is add some more! And even better, you can do that easily with… Continue reading

Xdrive Online Storage

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Xdrive Online Storage

How would you like to have your own free 5 GB drive that is accessible virtually anywhere in the world? You could do anything you want with it! You could store all of your documents, videos, sounds, pictures and more on it. Or how about the idea of sharing large files by sending a link, instead of attaching a huge clunky file? If all of this and… Continue reading

Google Blog Search

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Google Blog Search

Do you use the Google toolbar with your Internet Explorer Web browser? If you don’t, you may want to rethink that in the near future. I understand that you may use another type of toolbar (Yahoo!, AOL, etc.), but Google really does offer it all. If you’re not sure what all comes with the Google toolbar, read here to find out.

Now, along with… Continue reading

New Add On: YooNo

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

New Add On: YooNo

Introduction

YooNo is a community driven, smart bookmarking tool. Basically, YooNo becomes a companion tool to your bookmark folder. The key feature of YooNo is that it constantly suggests Web sites of interest, based on the current Web page you are viewing.

Who It’s For

The YooNo add on is great for the avid Web surfer, comparative shopper or Internet researcher. Because the sites that… Continue reading

E-Filing

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Q:
I know in the last couple of years, they have come out with e-filing for taxes. Are there really any good benefits to doing it this way? If so, please enlighten us!

A:
I know this may not seem like the normal kind of tip that we usually run, but I figured with tax time in high gear, it would be a good time to answer this… Continue reading

Vanity Search

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Vanity Search

We’ve used this term in some of our tips before, but evidently, we didn’t explain it very well, because I always have someone asking me what it is. Well, basically, a vanity search is when you put your name into a search engine and search for yourself. It’s actually quite interesting. Read on for some more information!

By doing a vanity search, you can learn about some other… Continue reading

Hidden Yahoo! Emoticons

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Hidden Yahoo! Emoticons

Do you use Yahoo!’s Messenger quite a bit to talk to your friends and family? When you’re in the middle of those conversations, do you like to stick in little emoticons when the mood hits you? I know I like to do that every once in awhile when I’m talking to my sister. They’re just fun little things that add a little spunk to the screen! Now… Continue reading

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

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