Monday, June 30, 2008

Microsoft Will Stop Selling Windows XP Today.

Microsoft Corp. is scheduled to stop selling its Windows XP operating system to retailers and major computer makers Monday, June 30, 2008 despite protests from a slice of PC users who don't want to be forced into using XP's successor, Vista. Read more...



MakeMeBabies' unique technology will show you exactly (well... almost exactly...) what your future child with another person will look like!
We take both your photos, do some magic calculations, and congratulations! You have a new baby!


Sunday, June 29, 2008

Windows XP Support Extended Until 2014

Microsoft has finally given in to public demand. The company has decided to offer technical support for Windows XP with updates and security patches for an extended period until April 2014. However, it will not go back on its decision to discontinue Windows XP sales after June 30. Read more...


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Edit and Share Your Photos Online

Most photo sharing sites like Flickr focus on the sharing side and provide only limited photo editing features. SplashUp makes editing the center of its offering while the sharing function is more limited. The editing setup works very well; using SplashUp is very much like using Adobe Photoshop, and the tools, while not as comprehensive as PhotoShop's, allow you to do almost anything you could conceivably want in the way of image editing. It is 100% free.


Planning Wiz

Change Your House

PlanningWiz is an award winning design tool providing online simplified floor planning that supports consumer decisions in retail and real estate.

Move your furniture. PlanningWiz has a free tool that will help. Enter the dimensions of your room, then add doors, arches and windows. PlanningWiz, their professional online room planner!



Translate.Net is free and open source client to many translating services available online (translators, monolingual and bilingual dictionaries).

Already supported 20 sites, 31 services, 37 languages, 1352 translations directions, including Google translator and dictionary, Wikipedia and Wiktionary, Yahoo Babel Fish Translator, SYSTRAN translator, Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus. You can check full list of supported services and languages at "Translators" page.


Wirewize Tells You How to Wire Your Entertainment Center

Check out Wirewize. You tell it what electronics you have, and it tells you which cables you need and then, very specifically, where to plug them in. A great site for mom and dad or grandma and grandpa.


Friday, June 27, 2008

How do I create shortcuts?

The programs that we use are not stored on the desktop or in the Start menu. Some of these programs are stored in a special folder on your local drive and more will be located through the use of a web browser. For convenience, links are made to the program either in the Start Menu or on the desktop. Programs that are actually on your computer have a shortcut in the Start menu. This article will explain how to make shortcuts on your desktop for both Internet and local programs. Read more...


Thursday, June 26, 2008

This is a page for getting around Internet censorship. It does not enable any type of hacking, cracking, or other illegal activities (since it does not enable you to access any Web sites that are not publicly accessible anyway).

Interesting concept!


A simple way to show menus in Vista's Explorer

A simple way to show menus in Vista's Explorer
It's difficult to find the menus in Vista's version of Windows Explorer.

To show the menu bar permanently, click the Organize button (top left), select Layout, and tick Show Menus. This setting has always been available. Set it once and it applies to all Explorer windows and persists across sessions on a per-user basis.

There is an analogous setting in IE 7 under the Tools button which persists in the same way.



This program is a universal instant messenger, like long-time favorites Trillian and Pidgin. With it, you can also check social networking sites, and email accounts. Its extremely simple to set up any instant messaging, social networking, or mail accounts from within the program. And it lets you use just about all the feature of any of those programs, such as sending files via instant messaging.

Online Armor Free provides both a firewall and a whitelist approach to program security for Windows NT, 2000, and XP. It does not show pop-ups for many known good programs, and it scans all your installed programs when it first runs so you can quickly tell it what to do with apps it doesn't know about.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wireless can disrupt medical devices

Wireless systems used by many hospitals to keep track of medical equipment can cause potentially deadly breakdowns in lifesaving devices such as breathing and dialysis machines, researchers reported Tuesday in a study that warned hospitals to conduct safety tests.

Trulia Hindsight

Trulia Hindsight is an animated map of homes in the United States from Trulia. The animations use the year the properties were built to show the growth of streets, neighborhoods and cities over time. View the map »


The Best Satirical Comedy from Australia and America

This is a selection of recent satirical comedy skits from the best Australian and American comedians.


Price Protectr

Get your money back!
There are lots of stores out there that offer price protection policies -- when the price drops on an item you've purchased, they'll refund you the difference. But there's a catch... it's up to you to watch prices.

Price Protectr makes it simple to keep track of your purchases, watch prices, and get your money back. It's free. It's easy. It's free and easy money. How often do you get that offer?


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Free Internet Window Washer

As you work on your computer and browse the Internet, you leave behind traces of your activity.With a simple click, Free Internet Window Washer securely erase internet tracks,computer activities,programs history and improve PC performance.

Nice, easy to use, FREE program.


Photo recovery programs

At some point in time, it's happened to all of us: we've accidentally deleted photos from a memory card or hard drive. But this doesn't mean that your precious memories are gone for good. Read more...


Monday, June 23, 2008

Rebate Runarounds

Before you jump on a rebate deal, check the company's customer ratings at the Rebate Report Card site. When filing a rebate, make sure to follow the instructions to the letter (which means reading every inch of the fine print). Keep copies of everything you mail in and of every piece of paperwork involved. And send the rebate via registered mail so that you can prove the fulfillment company received it.

How to Get and Keep Windows XP After June 30

Microsoft may be sunsetting XP, but you'll still be able to buy it on some new systems--and support isn't going away for several years.
Read the article



People Search. Find Anyone for Free. Search by Name Below. Free People Search and Public Information Search Engine.

And you thought you had some privacy left!!


AARP Launches Seniors Online Gaming Portal

The AARP (association to help retired people) launched a gaming portal last week. Boomers on the Internet spend more than 100 minutes of their leisure time per week playing video or computer games online.


How to Deal With Internet Shopping Problems

  1. Review your credit card statement as soon as possible after your purchase
  2. Get online access to your statements. Address problems immediately.
  3. The Better Business Bureau has a free service that will attempt to mediate a dispute between you and a merchant.
  4. When contacting the company, talk to someone who can actually issue a refund or correct the problem.
  5. Watch out for phony good reviews. Some sellers try to make themselves look good by posting glowing reviews under false identities. has solved the problem of made-up merchant reviews through its Real Names program. To review an item or merchant on Amazon, you must have purchased something there under a valid user name.

This is one of the most popular Firefox add-ons, and for good reason.

C automatically blocks pesky online ads in Firefox based on their source URL. You can easily turn it off or tell it to display ads when you visit certain sites.

Adblock Plus


5 Things You'll Love About Firefox 3

From the "Awesome Bar" to just plain better performance, the latest version of the open source browser includes some great improvements.


Sunday, June 22, 2008


Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Click below:


Friday, June 20, 2008

Google's New 411 Service

Google's new 411 service is free, fast and easy to use. Give it a try now and see how simple it is to find and connect with local businesses for free. Click below:

Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google

Calculate complex equations, track shipments, build a Web site, and more--all on Google. Plus, how not to move a palm tree.

Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google


Firefox 3 Downloads Hit 8 Million Despite Server Crash

Mozilla yesterday became a victim of its own PR stunt as millions of eager users crashed the company’s servers 15 minutes before the scheduled release time for Firefox 3. Despite the initial hiccup, however, they recovered and managed to deliver more than 8 million copies of the popular open source browser in a 24 hour period. Read more...


Dell Charging to Downgrade to XP

Dell has announced that it will stop selling new computers with Windows XP from today, unless buyers spend an extra $50 to downgrade their operating system.

Customers looking to buy models from the company's Vostro line will be offered Vista Business as the operating system but Dell will downgrade the system for an extra $50. Some of the company's XPS gaming systems will also be charging for the downgrade.

The move will raise eyebrows, since the company may be seen as trying to cash in on the unpopularity of Microsoft's latest operating system. Read more...

Yahoo Adds Two E-Mail Domains To Saturated

Yahoo Adds Two E-Mail Domains To Saturated

The addition of and will add millions of new addresses to Yahoo Mail. Read more...


Internet Explorer Site

This website is dedicated to IE7 and IE8 issues. Firefox users might like the article on uninstalling IE.


Backup Your Settings of Firefox

FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions.
FEBE backs up and restores your extensions, themes, and (optionally) your bookmarks, preferences, cookies. and much more.

Have you downloaded Firefox3 yet? I have and it looks very good.


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Windows XP Service Pack 3

Windows recently introduced Service Pack 3 for XP. Not everyone was thrilled with this addition.

Don't Install Windows Service Pack 3, yet

Windows XP service pack 3 DOES speed up your XP and stuff, but overall its crap .


A Misconfigured Laptop, a Wrecked Life

When the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued Michael Fiola a Dell Latitude in November 2006, it set off a chain of events that would cost him his job, his friends and about a year of his life, as he fought criminal charges that he had downloaded child pornography onto the laptop. Last week, prosecutors dropped their year-old case after a state investigation of his computer determined there was insufficient evidence to prove he had downloaded the files.



Wednesday, June 18, 2008


The best Windows help and how-to's

If you haven't visited the Windows Help and How-to site, you should. It's chock-full of expert tips and advice for using Windows. Take a look at some of our most popular articles, then jump online and explore the site today.


My New Blog

Hi everyone,

I am starting something new; a blog. Instead of sending out computer related stories, links, websites and the like, I am going to publish them here at my blog. All you have to do is come to this site to see what is new. Many of the links to programs and software appears here will then go to my website.

I encourage anyone to post here with problems, questions, comments, and topics you would like to see covered.

Let me hear from you.