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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

Searching in MySpace

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Searching in MySpace

Yesterday, under the Q & A section, we went over the basics of what MySpace is and how you can use the site to meet new people, stay in touch with old friends, network, etc. So, maybe after reading that, you got really excited and you went and created your own profile. Now, all you want to do is start searching for other people so… Continue reading

Free Faxing

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Free Faxing

Do you often send out faxes? Maybe you do a lot of faxing from your home and you don’t want to have to go out and find a fax machine or even better yet, pay for it. Also, sometimes faxing is just a lot easier than calling on the phone, waiting on hold or going to an actual place and turning the paperwork in.

So, if you’re looking… Continue reading

MySpace

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Q:
All I ever hear about anymore is MySpace, but what is it?

A:
MySpace is a one of the social networks that you can be a part of that is available via the Internet today. It is one of the more recent networks that has just taken off in popularity. I don’t even think the creator of MySpace thought it would be such a craze… Continue reading

Firefox Popup Blocker

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Firefox Popup Blocker

You are probably more familiar with the concept of popups in today’s online world than you ever really wanted to be. You know, the annoying, nagging windows that pop up and fill our screen space with different kinds of messages, usually the advertising kind.

Some popup windows are made exclusively for serving as advertisement, but others try to attack your privacy. It’s been observed that many online… Continue reading

Firefox Privacy Options

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Firefox Privacy Options

If you are one of the many who use Firefox as your main Web browser, you may or may not know about the privacy options that it has to offer. Firefox has similar features to Internet Explorer, but they’re all laid out a little different.

You can get to the Privacy area by opening up your Firefox browser and going to Tools, Options and click on the… Continue reading

More Google Tips

Friday, May 26th, 2006

More Google Tips

Are you ready for some more Google tips. If you would like to get more out of Google, here are five more tricks for you to try out. As established in our last Google tips article, most people don’t use Google to its maximum power. I hope that article made your brain cells go Yahoo! on Google (no pun intended). If it did, then this… Continue reading

See the Progress

Friday, May 12th, 2006

See the Progress

If you use Firefox as your main Web browser, you’re probably often downloading stuff on there too, right? Well, Firefox makes it very easy for you to see the progress status of all your downloads.

Once you start downloading something, you can do a quick click on the “Display the progress of ongoing downloads” icon and it will bring up a box that lists all of the… Continue reading

Mozilla Search Bar

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Mozilla Search Bar

Those of you who use the Mozilla Firefox Web browser probably agree that it certainly offers some nice advantages next to the other Internet browsers that are available worldwide. Firefox does this by presenting user friendly work environments and easy to follow features.

We all browse the Internet everyday and we usually perform numerous searches using the famous search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, MSN and many… Continue reading

Five Must Have Firefox Extensions

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Five Must Have Firefox Extensions

If you are an avid Mozzillan, this tip is just for you! Below is a list of the five must have, most coolest (in my opinion), can’t live without Firefox extensions that are available today. I think that every self respecting Firefox user should have these! Of course, that’s up to you, but you should definitely read on before you make your final decision.

In… Continue reading

Google Calculator

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Google Calculator

Do you enjoy math? Are you very good at it? Okay, in other words, do you stink at math? Are you in a profession that requires you to be a genius at mathematics (however, you’re not even close to being one?) Or, do you just want to learn some different things about math?

If so, worry no more, because Google has come to your rescue yet again. No… Continue reading

Panel Your Favorites

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Panel Your Favorites

So, you have a big list of Favorites saved to your computer, but every time you want to view one, you have to go searching through all of them, right? Do you like that? I don’t. It gets a little repetitive after awhile, especially if you have tons of favorite sites saved.

Well, an easy fix to this problem is to just display them right along with… Continue reading

Typing a URL

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Q:
When typing an Internet address, does capitalization and spacing make a difference?

A:
That is a very good question and this may just be the reason why some of you have had problems accessing a Web site in the past. Of course, if you ever spell a word wrong when typing in a URL, you’re going to get a “Page cannot be found” error message. Well, if… Continue reading

Beginning With FrontPage

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Beginning With FrontPage

So, you finally broke down and bought Microsoft FrontPage (the Web site design program), you have tons of ideas running through your mind for you very own Web site, but you’re just not sure how to get started. FrontPage may just be sitting on your computer waiting for you to use and you’ve just strayed away from it, because you’re afraid you’re not going to… Continue reading

Basic Web Page SEO

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Basic Web Page SEO

Note: This tip is for people who already have a Web site thought of, made up or designed. It may be a little confusing for those of you who aren’t much into making your own Web site.

If you have a Web site, I’m guessing you’d like someone to visit it. It may seem kind of tricky trying to figure out how to get traffic to… Continue reading

Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Friday, April 14th, 2006

If you are one of the many who have switched over to use Firefox as your main Internet browser, here is a list of keyboard shortcuts that might come in handy for you!

Some of the shortcuts are the same as Internet Explorer (like copy and paste, etc.), but there are a few different ones that may surprise you.

Back = Alt + <–

Forward = Alt + –>

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