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Firefox Security Add-ons

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Mozilla’s Firefox has grown popular among many frequent Internet users and bloggers. Now one of the most favored amongst web browsers, it is known for its reliability, ease to work with and customization. Many users are switching over from older Internet browsers like Internet Explorer to Firefox. Like any other Internet browser, it is important for Firefox to be kept secure at all times and protected from viruses and malicious… Continue reading

Mouse Browse

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel on it, here’s a cool trick. Try Holding the Shift Key on your keyboard and then spin the mouse wheel. In both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox you’ll go forward or back a page depending on which way you spun the wheel! How cool is that?

Give it a try. Open up… Continue reading

Advanced Google Image Search

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Google Image has announced the search options panel a few months ago. Now there are some more improved features.

1.Search by Style options:

Searching for a perfect image that could match the style we expect will be a daunting task. We have already seen image search that contain faces only in our article a few months before. Google Image has come out with photo search… Continue reading

Define it With Google

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Need a quick word definition? Go to Google and type “define:” (without the quotes) followed by the word. So, if you want to know what “gigabyte” means, just type in “define: gigabyte” (again, without quotes) and hit the Search Button. You’ll get a list drawn from several sites. Check it out!

~Andrew… Continue reading

Firefox add-ons for Media

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Below is a list of some free extensions for Firefox that will really help on media websites. From the ability to downloading what you want to making navigation easier those who enjoy their online media have to check them all out.


With the help of this add on you can download all of part a web page. You can… Continue reading

Delete Favorites

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

It happens, we add tons of sites into our favorites/bookmark menus and we’re left with a giant mess. Heck, most of the sites you added are not even in service anymore! You’ve organized them and you’ve dragged and dropped them before, but what about just straight-up deleting them?

How do you do that?

Easy! Perhaps so easy that most of you probably know how… Continue reading

Is Online Education Right for you?

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Online learning, also known as electronic learning, distance learning, and online education, can be simply defined as technology assisted learning. The definition of online learning also depends on the context in which it is used. In most schools, online learning refers to a course or program where students study online and rarely, if ever, meet with each other or have access to physical campus facilities.

Cooliris 1.11

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Are you looking to looking to spice up and add some excitement to your Internet browsing? One place that doesn’t have to be so cut and dry is viewing pictures and video. Instead of this boring old image search:

How does this look? Well trust me, it is so much more fun and enjoyable! Today, I present to you, Cooliris, a neat new… Continue reading

IE8 Speed Tweak

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Has anyone else out there noticed that Internet Explorer 8 is a little on the poky side? I’m just so used to Firefox zinging into action so fast, that when I load up IE8 to test something it feels like a decade before the first site loads!

So, I was trolling the Internet looking around for some possible solutions and found this one I’d like to share… Continue reading

Google Chrome 3.0 Beta Updates

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

There’s a brand new Beta for Google Chrome which comes with the following updates:

1.) The Beta release shows 30% improvement over the current stable channel release

Improvements in the most loved and most used features of Google Chrome:
New Tab page

Added style with colors, patterns and images

HTML… Continue reading

Import Bookmarks from IE to Firefox

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Do you find yourself using Mozilla Firefox more frequently than your old standby, Internet Explorer? Is it a hassle to toggle between the two browsers but you continue to do it because you’ve got a long list of Favorites in IE?

How would you like to simplify your browsing experience by transferring your IE favorites to Firefox?

Or maybe you’re an Internet Explorer fan… Continue reading

Customize the Internet Explorer 8 Toolbar

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Internet Explorer 8 users: Have you been staring at the same old boring toolbar configuration day in and day out since you downloaded Microsoft’s latest browser? Do you ever long for customization and flexibility that will best suit your clicking habits? Well, gather round, folks, and let me show you how to make that happen!

Right-click a blank area in your IE 8 toolbar and un-check “Lock

Spell Check in Firefox

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Most word processing programs have a spell-checker built right in, so what does one do for the web? I spend most of my time writing out form fields, contributing to forums and writing in blogs. Shouldn’t there be a way to spell check in my browser?

There is, actually, but mysteriously enough, it’s only for Mozilla Firefox. IE8 has yet to receive a built-in spell checker, but… Continue reading

Five Nifty FireFox Add-ons

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

One of the biggest benefits of using Firefox is the limitless customizing that you can achieve with various add-ons that they provide. They will save you both space and time and make your web browsing much easier. There are so many that it is easy to find add-ons that will be useful to the way you surf the web. Here are a selection:

Advanced Dorks (… Continue reading

YouTube Features

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Now that you’re an official YouTube user, let’s explore the different features and possibilities that are available to you! Once you are signed in, click on Account on the top right-hand corner so that you arrive on your Account page.

On the left-hand side, there should be a column that says “Overview” as the heading. Below this heading, you can set up and customize your… Continue reading

Private Browsing

Monday, July 20th, 2009

I got a request for this tip from a reader who’s just starting their holiday shopping. We like to do a lot of our shopping on the Internet, but did you ever suspect someone going into your browsing history to sneak a peek at the sites you’ve gone to? What a way to ruin a surprise, right?

Here’s what you can do… Continue reading

The World Wide Web Consortium.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

The internet is a complicated place. With all of the HTTP, FTP, HTML, PHP and ASP letters floating around, who keeps track of this stuff? The answer is The World Wide Web Consortium.

The World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, is an international consortium that has worked to develop standards throughout the Web since 1994. These standards, called W3C Recommendations, ensure us that the websites we view are set… Continue reading

Hulu Desktop

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

A while back, Amanda wrote about a coolsite called HULU is a site that allows you to watch all of your favorite TV shows without having to hunt around for them or do anything illegal. Here’s how it works:

All major TV networks these days put their newest TV shows on the internet. After a show airs on TV, they… Continue reading

Gmail is (finally) out of beta.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Today is an exciting day in the world of Google.

As I’m sure many of you already know, Google is not just a search engine. For more than 5 years now, Google has offered web based services for email, documents, calendars and chatting. These services, called Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar and Google Talk, have been used by millions of people around the world, but there has always been… Continue reading

Firefox 3.5 Released

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

The busy bees over at Mozilla have released version 3.5 of Firefox unto the masses. Normally, this wouldn’t be too big of a deal, even for a fox follower like myself, but the developers are touting some pretty major features and improvements this time around. It warrants a look, so here’s a quick run-down.

Faster Browsing – Mozilla states that Firefox 3.5 runs almost twice as… Continue reading

A Better Google Image Search

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

We all know of the joy that is Google image search. You can find pictures of just about anything on there, but did you know that the rabbit hole goes much deeper than just typing in a word or phrase into the search box?

For example, say you want to look for an image of a specific size. Simply use the drop-down box to choose large, extra large… Continue reading

Become a YouTube User

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Hello, again! Last time, we learned how to navigate our way around the Youtube video search engine by managing the different tabs available. Today, let’s learn how to become Youtube users and upload videos onto the site! You can make your own videos available to people around the world almost instantaneously.

On the main page,, there are a few options on the top right-hand corner. These… Continue reading

Re-open a Closed Tab

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Attention Firefox and IE 8 users! Have you ever closed a tab, only to realize too late that there was something important on there? What did you do? Re-browse to the site?

That’s too much work.

Next time you’re in this situation and you want to re-open the tab you just closed try the combination:


This will re-open the last tab you closed… Continue reading

Encrypt your Gmail

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

You’re booking your Alaskan cruise and the travel agent shoots you an email. He needs your Social Security Number for the insurance form. You’re about to reply when a suspicion crosses your mind–is it safe to send this info via email?

Your daughter needs to buy her college textbooks and emails you for your credit card number. Besides the nagging concern that she may use it to supply her dorm… Continue reading

Boolean Searching

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

There’s something about learning a funny technological word that brings out the geek in everyone! Today’s subject is one that will help everyone work more efficiently while searching on the Internet. It’s called “Boolean”.

Say you’re looking for a specific thing on the web, but every time you search it seems as though there are too many results, and to go through all of them would… Continue reading

Facebook profile badge

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Facebook Profile Badge

Hello everyone! I’d like to show you a fantastic new Facebook tip. As I’m sure you know, Facebook is a great personal and professional tool to keep in touch with family, friends, and colleagues. It is much easier to find and keep in contact on Facebook by name, rather than email or phone. To let everyone know about your Facebook page, you can create… Continue reading

YouTube Navigation

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

YouTube is one of the most popular sites that exist on the Internet today. It is a search engine for video clips; whether they be music videos, movies, trailers, funny videos, or a work-out tutorial—practically any video that exists can be found here! Next to Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter, it is probably the most visited website out there today. In fact, you can share links from YouTube on your Myspace… Continue reading

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