Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Security Tools You Need

These vital tools will protect your PC and will help you rid your computer of a variety of threats.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Want some torture with your peanuts?

Just when you thought you've heard it all... A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police Taser®.

Cost of Gas Taking a Road Trip

How much will you spend on gas, driving?
This page will calculate how much you will spend on gas on a road trip.

Phishing Scams - What is Phishing?

In simplest terms, phishing is the act of stealing information using lies as bait. Instead of coming to your home to steal your information, online scammers want to trick you into passing it over voluntarily, by pretending to be someone you trust. The Internet has become a playground for unscrupulous people looking to steal your information.

The Internet: Home to Scams and Savings

Steve Bass saved thousands of dollars and preserved his peace of mind with a few simple Web searches--and you can too.

Save money by renegotiating your cellular plan

There's good news for heavy talkers. Cellular providers have just started offering new unlimited phone plans. So, there's no time like the present to review your cell phone usage.

Research carefully. The plans are not all equal.

What Does It Take to Get a PC With XP?

Our reporter tried to buy a computer with Windows XP preinstalled on it from the United States' nine biggest PC makers. His findings: You can get one, but be prepared to fib.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Disaster Recovery Tools

When all hope seems lost, it usually isn't. These tools can help you restore your PC back to health.

Warning, Danger: Botnets!

What is a Botnet? "I've read warnings about getting caught up in botnet, but I still don't understand the danger. Can you explain in simple terms what a botnet is, and how to avoid them?"

The Best (and Worst) Tech Support in America

PC Magazine collected almost 20,000 responses from readers who rated products from desktops down to media players. Find out what vendors you should buy from in the future to get the most satisfaction from your tech.

Family Safety from Windows Live OneCare can help protect your children online

With Family Safety, you can specify the people your children can communicate with, the websites they can view, and the search results they are shown.

SpywareBlaster 4.1

The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.

  • Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software.

  • Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

  • Restrict the actions of potentially unwanted sites in Internet Explorer.

How to Buy a Digital Camera

Digital photography keeps getting better. Higher-resolution images, sophisticated but easy-to-use controls, higher optical zoom levels, and better technology all make taking great pictures--and shooting video with the same camera--easier than ever.

The 20 Worst Windows Features of All Time

From Windows 95's Active Desktop to Vista's UAC, a loving tribute to the tools, technologies, and applets that drive us absolutely bonkers.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Setting up Windows Vista's Speech Recognition

Speech Recognition is available in all Vista versions. It's a boon to people who have difficulty typing. Click on Kim's photo.

What is Evernote?

Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.

Protect yourself from identity theft

According to the government, 8.3 million Americans fell victim to identity theft in 2005. Estimated losses surpassed $15 billion. Fortunately, you can protect yourself from identity theft. Read more...

Cable company talks back to online grumbling

Comcast is responding to online grumbling.Comcast is going an extra step by talking back, contacting customers who are discussing the company online. Read more...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Amazing Photos of Places to See Before You Die

Vivid color photographs of world heritage sites and awesome travel destinations worldwide. New photo with every page refresh.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Simple Way to Control SPAM

If you aren't going through an Exchange or other corporate server, try forwarding your e-mail to a G-mail account, and download your e-mail from G-mail. G-mail is so flexible that you can actually set the account up to appear as your original account so that people don't know that you are even using G-mail.


Stoooopid .... why the Google generation isn't as smart as it thinks

The digital age is destroying us by ruining our ability to concentrate. Click below to read more.


Security flaws in online banking sites found to be widespread

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—More than 75 percent of the bank Web sites surveyed in a University of Michigan study had at least one design flaw that could make customers vulnerable to cyber thieves after their money or even their identity. Click on logo below.



AppSnap is a FREE application that simplifies installation of software. It automatically figures out the latest version, downloads the installer and then installs the software in one seamless step. AppSnap is primarily designed for Windows. Read more and download....


Friday, July 25, 2008

What is MeGlobe?

Put simply, MeGlobe is an instant messaging web application on steroids. While traditional Instant Messaging tools like Gchat or AIM let you connect with friends, MeGlobe lets you chat online with people even if they don't speak your language. Visit our about page to learn more about MeGlobe.

Tricky Tactics at

Booking a room online turns into a creepy, time-consuming encounter. Did this person's credit card number and online identity just get lifted?

Read what about the hassle this person recently went through when he made a room reservation online.
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Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Best Online Tech Support Services

Fed up with the support you get from the maker of your software or hardware? One of these seven pay services may be the answer.

what is postica?

What is postica?

postica lets you create sticky notes, attach a file, and share them with your friends. Read more...


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

How To Get The Office Spell Checker To Ignore Internet Addresses

If your documents contain e-mail addresses or URLs, the spell checker will stop at every one, and that's going to annoy you. You can stop this by simply telling Office to ignore Internet addresses as follows:

1. From the Tools menu, choose Options.

2. Click the Spelling & Grammar tab.

3. Check the Ignore Internet And File Addresses option.

4. Click OK.

If you're using Office 2007, do the following:

1. Click the Office button and then click Word Options (or whatever application you're using).

2. Select Proofing in the left pane.

3. Check Ignore Internet And File Addresses.

4. Click OK.

This permanent change affects all documents.


Cheap Ink: Will It Cost You?

Buying replacement ink from a third-party vendor can save you big bucks. But will you pay with lousy-looking prints that fade in no time? We did months of testing to find out.
Read the review at PC World


Printer Ink: How Do You Define 'Empty'?

Steve Bass finds 20 percent of the ink he paid for left in supposedly empty cartridges, but Brother has a logical (if not legal) explanation. Click on logo below.


Protecting Yourself From Flash Exploits

Flash is now another vehicle for malicious software attacks. According to this article by merely visiting an site which has an infected Flash banner ad you are subject to an exploit. Read more...

Flash has become a popular method for adding animation and interactivity to web pages; Flash is commonly used to create animation, advertisements, and various web page components, to integrate video into web pages, and more recently, to develop rich Internet applications.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Son, the Blogger: An M.D. Trades Medicine for Apple Rumors

For eight years, Arnold Kim has been trading gossip, rumor and facts about Apple, the notoriously secretive computer company, on his Web site,

Blogging has become lucrative, so Dr. Kim is switching careers.

It had been a hobby — albeit a time-consuming one — while Dr. Kim earned his medical degree. He kept at it as he completed his medical training and began diagnosing patients' kidney problems. Dr. Kim's Web site now attracts more than 4.4 million people and 40 million page views a month, according to Quantcast, making it one of the most popular technology Web sites.


Monday, July 21, 2008

What Does It Take to Get a PC With XP?

What Does It Take to Get a PC With XP Our reporter tried to buy a computer with Windows XP preinstalled on it from the United States' nine biggest PC makers. His findings: You can get one, but be prepared to fib.

fumpr is a site that just hosts images.

All you need to do is click Browse and locate your photo.

Select it.

Your photo is now being hosted on fumpr.

You’ll be given links you can share with others

There is code so you can insert the image in forum postings.

Unfortunately, there is no way to remove a photo. Be careful what you post!


Running the Numbers

Running the Numbers is an extraordinary display of stats--plastic cups used on airlines every 6 hours, the number of plastic bottles used every 5 minutes, and the astonishing rate of cell phones being retired each day.


Sunday, July 20, 2008

WOW Printable Coupons

Visit WOW Coupons. Lots of coupons you can print out.

Coupons for major retailers and restaurants. There are also grocery coupons and travel coupons.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mozilla updates Firefox with three security patches

Mozilla updates Firefox with three security patches. Click on logo to read more.


US Hospital Finder: Find and search Hospitals

Find the nearest hospitals in your area and view what services each provides.
US Hospital Finder


Friday, July 18, 2008

Don't patronize obnoxious snarketers

Don't patronize obnoxious snarketers

In olden days, merchants at least paid lip service to the idea that the customer is always right. But snarketing practices such as these show total disrespect for the needs and convenience of software consumers. Such behavior by vendors suggests only a blind interest in an immediate sale without regard to encouraging brand loyalty.

If these companies think they can thrive by courting first-time buyers only, then that's their decision. But as consumers, we have a choice. Personally, I'm boycotting any vendor that isn't on the up-and-up, even if theirs is the better product.

Scott Dunn is associate editor of the Windows Secrets Newsletter.
He has been a contributing editor of PC World since 1992 and currently writes for the Here's How section of that magazine.


Study Finds Firefox Users Safest, IE Users Unsafe

Researchers determined Firefox users are by far the safest Web surfers on the Web during an 18-month study.
Read Today @ PC World


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wireless Printers

Here are some suggestions for wireless printers that don't need any wires, cables or cords. Read more...

Send a fax for free to anywhere in the U.S. and Canada

There are a few places online that allow you to send a free fax. You don't need a fax machine, you don't need fax software, you don't have to give anyone your credit card number.

FaxZero lets you send a fax to any fax machine in the United States (including Puerto Rico) or Canada for free. All you need is a computer on the Internet and a valid e-mail address. Faxzero is web-based, so you can access it with a PC, Mac or Linux based co

  1. Go to and fill out the fax form.
  2. Enter your e-mail address and carefully type the Confirmation Code. (This prevents abuse of the system.)
  3. Then type the text of your fax (for a quick text-based fax) or attach a file.
  4. You can send plain text, PDF, Microsoft Word (DOC), or an Excel spreadsheet (XLS) file.
  5. Click the Send Free Fax Now button

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

IE7Pro is an add-on for Internet Explorer

IE7Pro is a must have add-on for Internet Explorer, which includes a lot of features and tweaks to make your IE friendlier, more useful, secure and customizable. IE7Pro includes Tabbed Browsing Management, Spell Check, Inline Search, Super Drag Drop, Crash Recovery, Proxy Switcher, Mouse Gesture, Tab History Browser, Web Accelerator, User Agent Switcher, Webpage Capturer, AD Blocker, Flash Block, Greasemonkey like User Scripts platform, User Plug-ins, MiniDM, Google sponsored search,IE Faster and many more power packed features. You can customize not just Internet Explorer, but even your favorite website according to your need and taste using IE7Pro.

At the Uneasy Intersection of Bloggers and the Law

There is no better way to get a blogger talking than by telling him what he cannot publish — although you might forgive a government prosecutor for thinking otherwise.

A grand jury subpoena sent by prosecutors in the Bronx earlier this year sought information to help identify people blogging anonymously on a Web site about New York politics called Room 8.


Monday, July 14, 2008

Gmail now blocking fake eBay, PayPal e-mails

Google on Tuesday said it is now using an e-mail authentication technology to keep phishers from luring Gmail users to fake eBay and PayPal Web pages in order to steal usernames and passwords.


AOL Offers Free Internet, Dial-Up and High-Speed Connection plans

AOL recently announced that it would raise monthly rates from $10 to $12 to offset the cost of phone technical support.

Dropping your pay account is not difficult. Just visit the Change Plan page. Find the Free AOL/Cancel My Bill section. Click the Continue button.

Sign in to your account and submit your request. AOL says it will process the request within 72 hours. You shouldn't see a disruption in service.


Startup Control Panel

Your computer's Start menu grows with time and slows down the start up of the computer. It is easy to clean up.

Startup Control Panel is a nifty control panel applet that allows you to easily configure which programs run when your computer starts. It's simple to use, very small and won't burden your system.

Friday, July 11, 2008


At Waitable, just enter a UPC code. Or, use the product's Web page address at Amazon.

Name your price!

When the product hits your ideal price, you'll be notified.

You will need to provide an e-mail address or phone number for notifications.


How can I fix "too little virtual memory" in Windows?

Your PC keeps on hanging in every interval. It shows an error that "your system is running with too little virtual memory". What troubleshooting can I do and what fix can I apply to make my PC run without any obstacles?

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

One for the ladies

Create a New Look

Don't Get Puppy-scammed

There's a new scam out there and it involves—puppies. That's right. Puppies. If you get an e-mail message from someone you don't know, and it involves puppies, be careful. It might be an advanced fee fraud or a phishing scam.


Send Self-destructing Notes

Send self-destructing notes. Just visit privnote.

  1. Enter your message and select if you want notification when it's read.
  2. You'll then get a link for the message.
  3. You can send this to anyone.
  4. As soon as the note is read, it is deleted!

Anything you see on the screen can be copied. Privnote lets recipients copy the message.

So, be careful what you write!


10 Things You Can Teach Kids to Improve Their Web Safety

Before you allow your child or grandchild to go online without your supervision, make sure you establish a set of rules that you can all agree on.

If you're not sure where to start, here are some ideas on what to discuss with your kids to teach them about using the Internet more safely. Read more...


Monday, July 07, 2008

What is

Since December of 2003 we've been running a worldwide wireless phone safety program that distributes free cell phone headsets in an effort to promote safe driving. So far we've given away over 200,000 headsets and we'd like to give one to you too!

I just received mine - Don

Don't Post Your Baby On eBay — It's Not Funny

MEMMINGEN, Germany - A baby boy removed from his parents' custody after they offered to sell him on eBay for just a euro — $1.59 — as a joke is back at home, a prosecutor said Thursday. Read more...