Normally, we take a more serious approach to science. Well, let’s forget that for today as we take a look at the strangest things in space!
Not only can you check out the Top 10 strange things in space, but you can rate them too. On a scale of one to five, one being not strange and five being really strange! Once you rate… Continue reading
Windows Media Player 11 Beta
It seems like only yesterday I was saying goodbye to Windows Media Player 9 (WMP 9) and now WMP 11 is out in beta. They grow up so fast, don’t they? I know WMP takes a lot of heat compared to iTunes, Winamp and even MusicMatch as far as digital players go, but I have always liked WMP and I like this new version as… Continue reading
CD Burning With WMP 10
Do you have the Windows Media Player (WMP) program downloaded on your computer? Do you have a CD burner either installed inside your computer or as an external device? If so, did you know that you can burn CDs any time you want with just those two things? Well, if you didn’t, you know now and I’m going to go over the procedure with you… Continue reading
View It Your Way
Have you ever found yourself wishing you had different information displayed in MS Outlook for your e-mail?
Yeah, me too.
There are just certain things I’m interested in seeing and some stuff I don’t care about at all.
If only it could all be done my way.
Oh, but wait.
It can be my way!
With a few quick clicks, I can set Outlook to give… Continue reading
I have a laptop and just in the past few days, my screen has become very dark. I can hardly use it right now because it’s so dark. Do you have any suggestions for this?
This type of thing seems to happen all the time, unless you happen to be one of the lucky laptop owners who escapes it. Even if it hasn’t happened to you… Continue reading
Pulse vs. Tone
If you use a dial-up Internet connection, you may have come across the dialing choices of pulse and tone. Do you know what the difference is between them? If you don’t, you’re not the only one, because I’ve had a few people e-mail me about this very subject just recently. Let’s go over it a little bit and hopefully you’ll understand it better by the end.
Basically… Continue reading
If you love to read (and you know I do), I think you will love this site. Bookcrossing is a very interesting twist on a book club. How does it work? Well, the first thing I did was register/join bookcrossing. This is free, fast and easy to do. Just click the Join Bookcrossing link on the side menu, fill out the requested information and click the Join Now… Continue reading
Lost in the Crowd
I don’t know how many of you are familiar with what happened over at AOL during the first week of August, but it was some pretty big news. Apparently, two AOL employees released information on over twenty million private online search records. Although AOL states that the information was stripped of any identifying information, ensuring that none of this information would compromise any of the individual… Continue reading
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
An Alternate Picture Caption
Yesterday we looked at Word’s Captioning feature. It’s wasn’t too bad and it was easy to use, but I found it annoying that I had to group them with their object in order to keep them together when relocated.
So, I began to think about that caption box. I mean, what really is it besides a text box?
With the text box idea in mind, I… Continue reading
Is there an e-mail scam going around involving the IRS? I’ve gotten a few e-mails lately and I thought I would ask you just to be sure.
I’m glad you did ask, because along with all the other e-mail scams going around these days, a new one involving the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has come into play. This one was actually announced in July of this… Continue reading
Zip Disk Jam
Do you use zip disks often? (Read here for some information on zip files if you’re not sure). If you do, you may have come across the problem of them getting stuck every now and again. Am I right? It’s probably one of the most frustrating things that’s happened with your computer too and I bet you all would just love an easy fix for… Continue reading
Ever find yourself looking to add captions to your pictures in MS Word?
If you did a quick scan of the menus, you probably didn’t run across anything that looked helpful, but if you take a deeper look into the submenus, you’ll find that Word does have a caption feature. You just have to know where to look.
To begin, you need to select the picture, table, equation, etc… Continue reading
Can you give me some basic help on how to upload pictures?
That’s an excellent question and it’s not one we have really touched on before. In case you missed it, there is a general definition of uploading in today’s quick tip up above. If you’re not sure what it means to upload, you may want to read through that first. Now, before I go any… Continue reading
Uploading, to the regular computer user, mainly deals with photos, but the term is also used with other files like documents and music, too. Basically, uploading is the transfer of a file from your computer to another system via the Internet. You can also upload files from your computer to a server over a local area network (LAN) or an FTP server.… Continue reading
Sometimes my life gets so busy that I just don’t know whether I’m coming or going and then a holiday sneaks up on me and I didn’t even remember it was coming. Now I start each month by heading to this site and checking out what holidays fall within that month. The bonus is that this site also lists all the bizarre, strange and unusual holidays… Continue reading
Troubleshooting Shutdown Problems
There is a widespread shutdown bug with many Windows versions and today I have some comprehensive troubleshooting steps that you can use to try and overcome this issue. This article will be especially useful in troubleshooting the possible causes.
Here is a list of measures that can be performed in your Windows version to resolve the issue:
Let the Light Shine
So, you’re working along in a program from the MS Office Suite and your little Office Assistant is politely standing by just waiting to give you a hand.
Now, we all know that if you have a question, you can simply click on the Assistant and try to get the information you need through the online help it offers.
But, have you ever noticed while you… Continue reading
I would like to sell some things on Ebay, but I’m not sure how to present myself. Do you have any suggestions?
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
Last week, I told you all about using your cell phone as your very own personalized instant messenger. I told you that if you have instant messaging and text messaging enabled on your cell phone, you can chat with anyone who is using a computer with it. But, what if you don’t have the chat features on your phone? Is there any way you can
I get so sad when I hear about senior citizens being taken advantage of by con artists or even financial institutions that want to take advantage of their money without giving the correct benefits. So, that’s why I’m bringing you this site. Here you can learn all about annuities, as well as, how to protect yourself from these types of things. I also have some information for… Continue reading
We haven’t updated you on free online music in awhile, so I thought I would go ahead and do that today. I’m sure you all know that free online music is hard to come by these days, but lucky for all of us, there are a few places you can still use to access it. Of course, there are more Web sites that make you pay to get… Continue reading
Border It Quick
Often times, I find that when working in MS Excel, I’m trying to put a border around a cell or a group of cells. I’m sure many of you do the same, am I right?
So, what can you do?
Well, you select the cell(s) to be bordered, use the mouse to either set the borders from the handy button on the toolbar/ribbon or you can navigate… Continue reading
Lately I’ve been getting several e-mails from the FDIC with the subject line of “Important.” Are these true e-mails or is it just a scam?
I’m so glad you asked this question. The other day, I received an e-mail from a very helpful newsletter reader telling me about this issue and I was going to share it with you all today anyway, so it’s just perfect… Continue reading
See the BCC?
After running a couple tips about the BCC feature in e-mail, I’ve gotten a few e-mails from people about being able to see the BCC e-mail addresses after the e-mail has already been sent. Several of you have asked, “Is that possible”? Well, it depends on a couple things.
If you’re trying to see the BCC addresses from an e-mail you received from someone else, it’s not… Continue reading
So, I happen to think this is a good cause and better yet, it doesn’t cost you a thing! You just have to take a moment out of your time and click the Fund Food For Animals button. Each click provides the value of .6 bowls of food and care to animals in shelters. Every click counts and while .6 doesn’t seem like… Continue reading