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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 + –>

Close

Keywords for Bookmarks in Firefox

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Q:
How can I make my own smart keywords for my bookmarks in Firefox?

A:
As promised, I will continue on with how you can make your own smart keywords in Firefox. In today’s Quick Tip, we went over how you can use the predefined keywords that Firefox already has set up, but you can use your own bookmarks (favorites) too.

There are actually two ways to make… Continue reading

Firefox Smart Keywords

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Firefox Smart Keywords

If you have made the switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox (which many people have), there is a quick way for you to reach the Web sites you would like to visit.

Firefox uses something called smart keywords and they are just special words that replace a bookmarked URL (a Web address). If you would like to give it a try, open up your Firefox browser and… Continue reading

What’s Your Handle

Friday, March 31st, 2006

What’s Your Handle?

If you chat online, you probably have a handle, right? Did you know that or are you not sure what a handle even is? Well, it’s also known as a screen name. It’s just a name you make up to use in a chat room to disguise your real name and information.

Most people probably know of these names as a screen name, but the more technical… Continue reading

Find Your Host

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Find Your Host

So, you want to make your own Web site. You’ve done a lot of thinking about it and you’re just ready to take the plunge. You’ve got ideas in your head for design, layout, etc., so what do you need to do next? The simple answer would be to find a Web host, so here are some guidelines on what you will need and what you should… Continue reading

Online News

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Online News

Did you know that you can read pretty much everything you read in a newspaper on the Internet? Well, now you know, you can. There are several Web sites out there that have daily news from around the world, from within your state and even within your city or town.

Sites such as www.msn.com, www.yahoo.com and www.google.com have all kinds of news. They… Continue reading

RSS and Bloglines

Friday, March 24th, 2006

RSS and Bloglines

RSS is a family of Web formats used for Web publication. It is used by (among other things) news Web sites, Web logs and podcasting. The abbreviation is used to refer to the following standards: Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91), RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0) and Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0).

These types of feeds provide content or summaries with links to the… Continue reading

Chat Lingo

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Chat Lingo

Do you chat? You know, do you sit and talk to your friends and family over the computer through instant messengers such as Yahoo! or AOL? If you do, you may be familiar with the chat lingo that has become so popular these days. If you don’t chat very often, you may still use the chat lingo in your e-mails or just hear about them from day to… Continue reading

Escape Fast

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Escape Fast

Unfortunately it happens. Sometimes Web pages just don’t like to load very fast, do they? They get hung up for whatever reason and it’s just like torture to sit there and wait for it to come up.

Well, if you happen to run into that problem and want a quick way out, try the Escape (Esc) key on your keyboard. It’s located in the very top left hand… Continue reading

Automatic XP Function

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

If you have Windows XP, you’ve probably noticed that when you install a new program, XP automatically highlights that program in your Start menu so you can easily find it. It also gives you a little pop up message telling you that you have new programs in your list.

Well, have you ever found those features to be annoying or unnecessary? Do you want to get rid of them? If… Continue reading

Delete Favorites

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Take a second to look through the list of your favorites that you have saved on your computer. How many do you have? Too many? Think you should maybe get rid of some of those? Yes, no, maybe so? Well, if you decide you should, here’s how you can clean up your space.

To delete any of the favorites you have saved in your list, simply highlight the one you’d… Continue reading

Search better

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Do you often use Google, Yahoo! or some other search engine to search the Internet? Well, here’s a tip that may make your searching just a little bit easier.

Search engines have different categories available for you to use to help simplify your search. For example, Google offers Web, Images, Groups, News and Local (where you can look for nearest locations of hotels or restaurants, etc). Now, Yahoo! is a… Continue reading

Desktop Linux – Make Your Move

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Ever heard of Linux? Ever wonder what exactly it is? Is it for real? Isn’t it hard? The applications I’ve come to love in Windows won’t work in Linux. How can I possibly switch? Well, here’s your explanation.

There’s lot of confusion out there about how suitable Linux is for the home user. Linux, which I prefer to call GNU/Linux (pronounced Guh-Noo Linux) admittedly started… Continue reading

Make Your Own Favorites

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Ever wanted to make your very own Favorite? Well, here’s a quick little lesson for you in case you see a site that you just have to save for easy access to go back to later.

Start by getting into your Web browser and have the site you want to save up and ready. Go up to your toolbar at the top of the page and click on Favorites. Choose… Continue reading

Strongest Password

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Q:
How can I ensure that I have the strongest password possible to secure my computer from any intruders?

A:
Given enough time and using the correct tools, a hacker can break into a computer and access the files. One reason hackers are able to break into computer system s so easily is because the user did not create a strong enough password. Many computer users create passwords… Continue reading

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