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Digital Coupons From Your Supermarket

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Did you know that food costs make up on average 6% of a typical middle class household budget? Would you like to save a whole lot of cash at supermarket with as little effort as possible? Here’s how to do it… Continue reading

WikiCancel Tells You How to Quit Everything

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Can you possibly imagine the number of services you have signed up for since you started using the internet? You have probably even forgotten your username/password combos for half those services. Find out about a free service that helps you cancel those unused accounts. Continue reading

Question: How do I stop people from putting stuff on my wall, reading my posts and putting my name on pictures on Facebook? T.M. in Ohio. In part 1 of this article, I showed you some tips for being hard to find on Facebook. In part 2, we’ll work on keeping your Timeline private and giving you control over tagging. Continue reading

Question: How can I keep people from finding me on Facebook? I only want to talk with my family and people I know. And how do I stop people from putting stuff on my wall, reading my posts and putting my name on pictures on Facebook? It kind of defeats the purpose of social networking, but I’m game if you are. Here’s how to do it. Continue reading

Why Do I Get Spam From The Future?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Question: How is it I keep getting emails in my spam folder dated 2038 instead of 2013? (Feb 6, 2038)? Thanks, Mary. Answer: They haven’t figured out a way to junk mail back through time. Here’s what they’re up to…. Continue reading

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will stop home delivery of first class mail on Saturdays later this year. This news has left many people confused about what will happen to online orders that are delivered by the USPS. We’ve got all the facts you need to know ahead. Continue reading

Google Chrome: Scroll Bar Upgraded!

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Yeah, Ctrl+F still brings it up like always, but notice when you start typing the scroll bar starts filling with little yellow dashes… Continue reading

Is It The Website Or My Connection?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

What do you do when a website won’t connect? Do you pull your hair out? Reset your router? Call your internet company? Reboot your PC? You can’t figure out what it could be because you don’t know if the problem is on your end or the website’s end. Continue reading

Tagging is a way of identifying friends in photographs on Facebook or calling their attention to a particular post. What if someone has tagged you in a photo or status and you don’t like it? This is definitely a 21st century problem. Fortunately, it’s easily solved. Continue reading

Cel Mengata from St Paul, Minnesota writes: What is the difference between bandwidth and Broadband, and how do they work? Answer: There is a term called technobabble which is when industries use language and words that are common knowledge in that industry but to the rest of the world make little or no sense. I’ve… Continue reading

When I search on any engine I get everything except what I want. How about telling your fans how to just get what they are looking for and not a bunch of stuff they are not. Thanks, Chuck. Chuck, I can’t promise you’ll find just what you’re looking for, but there are a few tips to make searching productive. Continue reading

One of the hardest parts of dieting or just eating healthy is figuring out the nutritional information for food when you are eating out. But there’s an easy way to find out the calorie count for your meals. Continue reading

What is Downloading and How Do I Do it?

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Are you befuddled by the term “download”? Well here’s some information on what it is and how you do it. Continue reading

Google Maps Virtual Grand Canyon Tour

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The folks at Google Maps have a treat in store for nature lovers. They’ve released 9,500 beautiful panoramic images of the Grand Canyon. Continue reading

Does your computer freeze while loading YouTube clips? This tip helps you fix the problem. Continue reading

Google Docs is a great way to collaborate with co-workers, organizations and even friends. What do you do if someone in that group doesn’t have a Gmail account? Good news, there IS a way. Continue reading

Bing Fare Predictor

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Getting ready to book a flight? Planning a trip this summer? Check out Bing’s Price Predictor to see if you should pull the trigger, or wait to buy. Continue reading

Do your eyes get tired after spending a lot of time looking at a computer or phone screen? There’s an easy way to relieve that strain and it only takes 20 seconds… Continue reading

Know a kid who’s got artistic talent? He or she could win a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 tech grant for his or her school. Learn how… Continue reading

Bill from NV writes: I have been using Firefox Mozilla for a few years and got Google every time I wanted to search for something. Suddenly, I find that I am using MyStart Search and I don’t like it. How do I get my Google back? Continue reading

Can’t Get IE9 on XP, What To Do?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Windows XP, which was released in 2001, has been declared end of mainstream support in 2009. In April of 2014 it will reach final end of life where it will no longer receive critical security updates of any kind. Microsoft has not released Internet Explorer 9 for Windows XP because of this and you’re left using IE which is a nearly three year old web browser design… Continue reading

Online Charity Giving For The Holidays

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

The holidays are the top time of the year for donations and gift giving to charities, but which do you donate to? Have you been considering a charitable donation but realized it’s very hard to tell the scams from the real charities? Read on for our five step guide on how to tell from the bad. Continue reading

Dropped Internet Connection In Sleep Mode

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Use this tip to prevent your laptop from dropping its Internet connection when sleep mode is activated. Continue reading

Google Maps: Send To Feature

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Google Maps is the well-regarded mapping program by Google, available free at http://maps.google.com. You can look up specific addresses, search for businesses, and get directions. Did you know you can send that information for free via e-mail, as a text message to your phone, or even to select cars with built-in navigation systems? Continue reading

Do you share a computer with someone? Does your significant other use the same computer as you? Are you an avid online shopper? Keep your gift browsing habits secret to prevent ruining the holiday surprise! Many websites are now using the “you recently viewed” feature, where many ad companies, like Google, will display ads for products or pages you recently looked at. Continue reading

How To Monitor Bandwidth Usage

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Bandwidth caps, which are limits to the amount you can upload (send) and download (receive) using your Internet connection, used to be limited to satellite Internet providers, but in recent years have expanded to hard line (cable/DSL) and cellular Internet companies. Continue reading

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