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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

QuickTime Basics

Friday, January 19th, 2007

QuickTime Basics

You’ve probably heard of it, but do you what all it entails? Well, today, you’re going to find out all about the QuickTime Player, so prepare yourself. Here we go!

Many computer users today use the program from Apple called QuickTime to watch videos and listen to music. With the recent technology of iTunes and the advancement of the Internet, right when you open the QuickTime Player, the… Continue reading

Adding a MySpace Slideshow

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Adding a MySpace Slideshow

Are you one of the many who use MySpace to keep in touch with your friends and family? Well, how do you think they would like seeing all of your pictures right when they get to your profile homepage? I think they would probably enjoy that very much. Well, the best way to do that is to create a slideshow for all of your pictures and… Continue reading

Microsoft Reader

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Q:
What is Microsoft Reader? I saw something about it the other day, but I have no idea what it is.

A:
Great question! This is something we’ve never gone over before and I think today is the perfect time to start. In this article, I will tell you exactly what Microsoft Reader is and I even have a new feature of the program to go over with… Continue reading

Weblogs

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Weblogs

What is a Weblog?

  • An online journal or diary that is frequently updated.
  • A public Web site where users post informal journals of their thoughts, comments and philosophies that is updated frequently, which normally reflects the views of the blog’s creator.
  • Using RSS, content ranges from, news and personal diaries to political campaigns, media programs and corporations, which are posted on a common Web page in

Google Flaw Fixed

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Q:
I read a news story about a Google flaw being fixed, but I guess I must be behind on my news, because I had no idea what the flaw was in the first place. Can you shed some light on this?

A:
You’ve come to the right place! I know many of you use Gmail for your main e-mail program and I know even more of you… Continue reading

Yahoo! Answers

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Yahoo! Answers

Do you know Radio Shack’s slogan, “You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers”? Well, that basically sums up today’s tip, which is about a Web site called Yahoo! Answers. Obviously, there are always going to be some questions that a search engine can’t answer. Maybe you want an opinion or want to ask someone with more expertise on a certain subject. That is where Yahoo! Answers comes in handy.… Continue reading

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