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Google Talk Update

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Google Talk Update

One of the most favored and new IM clients available today has just become even cooler! Yes, I am talking about Google Talk. (Click here to read the other article I wrote about this and then continue to read about its updates). Plain and simple, Google listens to its users. Since many, many people all over the world were requesting for some new features, Google… Continue reading

Skype

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Skype

Have you heard of Skype yet? To be honest with you, I hadn’t really heard about it either until a customer called the other day and asked if one of our products worked with it or not. Chad, our tech support staff member of course knew about it, but I hadn’t really heard any hype about it or anything. I decided to check it out anyway and below is… Continue reading

“The 9″

Friday, August 25th, 2006

“The 9″

Yahoo! has recently launched a video program that can be seen from the comfort of your computer each and every day. This new program is simply called “The 9″ and it promises to show viewers the top nine most interesting and unusual videos, photos, Web sites and stories of each day.

The broadcast is shown like a news channel set and it even has its own host, Maria… Continue reading

Diigo

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Diigo

As a part of different projects I am working on, I am required to be online more than eight hours a day. As much as I love being connected to the Web, the amount of information I come across everyday is simply overwhelming. The tough part comes when I have to organize and save this information for later use. As anyone can guess, the bookmarks folder in my Firefox… Continue reading

Ebay Presentation

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Q:
I would like to sell some things on Ebay, but I’m not sure how to present myself. Do you have any suggestions?

A:
That is a very interesting question and it’s one we haven’t touched much on before at all. I know Ebay is a very popular thing these days and it seems like everyone you talk to has sold or bought something from the Web site… Continue reading

Broadband Trouble

Friday, August 18th, 2006

Broadband Trouble

Here’s your problem: “My broadband has stopped working and I can’t get it going again. What can I do”? Believe it or not, but that’s not an uncommon problem and there are a few tips I can give you to solve this annoying problem!

But, troubleshooting should really be called “trouble prevention,” because there are a number of steps you should take now before disaster strikes, which will… Continue reading

Joe’s Goals

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Joe’s Goals

Do you use technology to get things done? I know I sound like somebody from the cast of Happy Days asking this, but what I mean is, do you use it to organize your time, set goals, try to avoid procrastination, etc.? Today we have calendars, reminders, virtual notepads, SMS reminders and software bundles like Outlook, desktop widgets, etc. It’s extremely surprising that we still can’t manage to… Continue reading

Sluggish Games

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Q:
I like to play some games online, but lately they have been running so sluggish and slow. What could be causing this? Please help, I love my games!

A:
Online games work with your Internet connection and the game’s server by a ping meter reading. Ping stands for Packet InterNet Groper, which is a utility used to determine whether or not certain network data… Continue reading

Google Homepage

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Google Homepage

Don’t you just love the Google homepage? No, I’m not talking about the Google.com search engine page. I am talking about the actual Google homepage. You know? Or maybe you’re saying, “A Google what now”?

Okay, before you drive yourself any crazier, let’s dive into this. For the uninitiated, the Google homepage is your own personalized homepage that you can create according to your needs and requirements. Google… Continue reading

Rollyo

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Rollyo

Do you ever search multiple Web sites when you’re looking for something? I do all the time. I used to have a folder of links and go to each individually. That was, until I found Rollyo. Rollyo works with Firefox and it lets you create a custom search engine by hand-picking links. Then you can either link to it or even add it as a search to Firefox. I… Continue reading

Firefox Memory Savers

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Firefox Memory Savers

In the considerably short time that Firefox has been around, it has become a very popular browser and it might just be your favorite. Some (like Mr. Gates) are still holding onto Internet Explorer, but one of the great things that Firefox does is allow you to customize your Internet experience as you’d like it to be, and not according to someone else’s terms. It lets you… Continue reading

Google Checkout

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Google Checkout

With each passing day, using a credit card for online purchases is a more and more dangerous proposition. No matter how many anti-fraud devices or new advanced and safer ways credit card companies invent to protect customers, an average customer will still have his/her qualms about online shopping. Hence, as a result, the creation of many new “wallet” services that let you do your shopping without disclosing your… Continue reading

Weather Mania

Friday, July 21st, 2006

Q:
I’m crazy about the weather and I love to know first thing in the morning what the day’s conditions are going to be like. Is there any way I can have this information waiting for me on my computer each morning?

A:
That’s a great question. With summertime finally here and the weather getting warmer and warmer every day (in some areas), it’s nice to know straight… Continue reading

Speed Tests

Friday, July 7th, 2006

Q:
Is there any way I can check the speed of my DSL Internet connection? I’m just curious to know how quick it is.

A:
That’s a very interesting question and I’m glad you asked. As we all know, dial-up is being phased out (although, there are several of you who still use it, which is fine!) and broadband connections are taking over the Internet world. So, as… Continue reading

Scandoo

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Scandoo

When we perform searches on the Internet, we sometimes don’t get the results we were hoping for, do we? This has changed quite a bit with the creation of Google, but even as you read this, there are loopholes out there waiting to suck the next Internet user in.

These loopholes consist primarily of spyware, viruses and other offensive content. While the former two are a matter of concern… Continue reading

MySpace Restrictions

Friday, June 30th, 2006

Q:
I heard that MySpace came out with some new restrictions for their site. Do you have some details on this?

A:
I’m glad you asked, because I was going to tell you all about this sometime soon anyway. Last week, MySpace announced some new restrictions they’re going to be placing on their Web site to help with the issues of predation that has been overwhelming them for… Continue reading

Plan Your Vacation

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Q:
My family and I are a little behind on planning our summer vacation. Can you give me some tips on how to look up information quickly and easily on the Internet? We need destinations, flights, hotels, etc.

A:
That is a great question, because I’m sure you’re not the only one who is doing that same exact thing right about now. It’s summertime and it’s the best… Continue reading

Google Earth Updates

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Google Earth Updates

Awhile back, we ran an article about Google Earth. We discussed everything that Google Earth includes and we gave our praise to the program, because it’s just so darn cool. Well, lucky for all of us, Google has come out with some even cooler updates to this multifaceted program.

To refresh your memory a little, Google Earth is the company’s main mapping suite. It offers… Continue reading

Google Services

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Google Services

No matter how much Mr. Gates would like us to believe otherwise, Google is as much an integral part of our lives as is the Windows operating system (well, at least to some of us). However, blame it on bad marketing or our poor Google exploration skills, most of us aren’t aware of many of the lesser known services that Google provides. Therefore, the aim of today’s article… Continue reading

Firefox Icons

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Firefox Icons

If you are an avid Firefox user, you may have already noticed this next tip, but in case you haven’t, it’s kinda cool to know about! Every time you type in a Web address in the location bar in Firefox, a little icon representing that particular site will come up with it.

For example, if you were to visit CNN’s Web site, there would be a little icon… Continue reading

Google Toolbar

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Google Toolbar

Are you one of the many who use the Google toolbar in your browser? Both Internet Explorer and Firefox support the Google toolbar and lucky for us, it is a user friendly toolbar. It’s not one of those third party toolbars that seem to invade your computer. The components of the Google toolbar are actually very helpful and they can even save you some time and energy.

For… Continue reading

Live Bookmarks

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Q:
What are Live Bookmarks in Firefox?

A:
This is why I wanted you to keep reading! Live Bookmarks are the way that Firefox keeps you updated with the Web sites you love to visit. While Internet Explorer has a special area where you can choose when you want it to look for updated versions of certain sites, Firefox does it through the Bookmark feature that has been… Continue reading

Update Those Pages

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Update Those Pages

Do you visit the same Web sites often? Or maybe there’s a site that you visited a long time ago and you’d like to go back to it. Either way, you’re going to want to see the most updated version of that site, right? Well, of course, who wouldn’t?! As long as you have that particular site stored in your system, you can use this next tip.… Continue reading

Hyperlink Mystery

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Q:
Whenever I try to open a new link from my e-mail or wherever, nothing happens. When I click on the link, my browser will not come up and a new window is not displayed. Just simply, nothing happens. What’s going on?

A:
I’ve gotten several e-mails recently about this very problem, so I’m glad you asked. This seems to be a somewhat common problem, so I did… Continue reading

Web Site Reference

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Q:
I have my own personal Web site and I was wondering if there was any way I could find out what other sites use mine as a reference or any that just mention my site. How can I do this?

A:
Often times, other Web site administrators will come across yours and see something on there that they would like to include on their site. For… Continue reading

Search Engine Rundown

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Q:
What are the most popular search engines on the Web today? I know about Google and Yahoo!, but aren’t there others?

A:
Yes, there are several other search engines besides the ever so popular Google and Yahoo! When people first started getting into computers and using search engines a lot more, Yahoo! was the most well known and the most used. In time, Google… Continue reading

More on MySpace

Friday, June 9th, 2006

More On MySpace

In reference to recent articles on MySpace, I’ve had some people ask me how they can jazz up their MySpace profile, so I thought I would give you some hints on this. MySpace works a lot with HTML code, so there are some hard and easy ways to design your profile. If you know HTML well, you can create your own designs. All you have to do… Continue reading

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