Monday, July 27, 2009

The Dark Side of Craigslist

This NBC investigation looks at the seedy side of Craigslist. The free classifieds site is a boon for bargain hunters. But one section has been criticized by law enforcement. The Erotic Services section features thinly veiled ads for prostitution.

Why do women offer themselves in this section? They could be walking into very dangerous situations. How do they protect themselves? Are these ads even real? NBC investigators responded to these ads. And they got some answers.

Craigslist has been pressured to close the section for a while. But a high-profile murder involving the section recently made headlines. The site decided to remove the Erotic Services section. But it’s unlikely that this will stop ads for prostitution on Craigslist.

How to Buy a Printer

What you print, and how much of it you print, should guide your buying decision. We explain how to choose a printer that's appropriate for your needs.

A Spell Checker for Outlook Express

Microsoft usually does a good job of keeping older things running. That's one reason for Windows' popularity. Newer versions normally run older programs.

However, Microsoft dropped Outlook Express for Windows Mail in Windows Vista. Windows Mail includes a spell checker. Outlook Express used the spell checker in Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works.

Office 2007 does not work with Outlook Express. However, there are ways to solve this problem. You definitely do not have to upgrade to Windows Vista!

Kim Komando

Friday, July 24, 2009

READABILITY is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you're reading. Follow the steps inside to install READABILITY IN YOUR Web browser.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

NASA's Lost Video of Original Moonwalk

A Hollywood post-production house is working to re-create images of astronaut Neil Armstrong's historic walk on the moon. Here is how Lowry Digital is approaching the project.

I Follow Pornstars On Twitter??? [Stop Auto-Follow]

We all know that Twitter is an awesome social networking platform. The one-to-many communication, the ease of tweeting from anywhere – it is cool and the growth rate proves it. However, that growth rate has been so high that there are negative side effects. Spam, for one. But, when you couple the tweet spam with the ego-centric need to have high follower counts, Twitter itself starts to lose it’s usefulness. For this reason, I have completely done a reverse course on my approach to Twitter.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Verizon Says It Will Limit New Handset Deals

Verizon Wireless is dialing back on its exclusivity agreements with handset makers after pressure from U.S. lawmakers and smaller carriers.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Do Not Use Your Browser As A Password Manager

Pretty much every current browser out there has the ability to save your user name and password information on different sites and then fill them in when you visit later. While this function is incredibly useful and convenient, it is important to remember it is not a substitution for a password manager.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Free and Legal Music Downloads

Jamendo artists allow anyone to download and share their music. It's free, legal and unlimited.

Discover the 22005 albums available for free and legal download on jamendo.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Google City Tours

A Google Labs project, City Tours helps "identify points of interest and plan multi-day trips to most major-cities."

To build your tour, just enter the destination city, and City Tours automatically maps out a three-day plan with around 10 activity suggestions per day.

The site also suggests how long to spend at each place and clocks the walking distance between destinations.

City Tours is still very much a work-in-progress.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Windows Seven Tutorials

Getting a new computer? Tutorials available at this site.
  • Networking & Internet
  • File & Folder Settings
  • Taskbar & Start Menu
  • Performance & Maintenance
  • General Tips
  • Programs & Features
  • Context Menu
  • Shortcuts
  • Security & System Tools
  • Parental Controls
  • User Accounts
  • Hardware & Drivers
  • Appearance & Personalization
  • Backup & Restore
  • Media
  • Power Management

Monday, July 06, 2009

Is Magic Jack a Scam?

It seems that Magic Jack really does deliver what it promises -- even if the marketing is classic infomercial gimmickry. For $39.95, you get the Magic Jack, your own number with unlimited local and long distance (USA and Canada), and your first year of service. Subsequent years are only $19.95 each. That's all you pay... you never get a phone bill, because you can cancel your service with the phone company and cut them out of the loop.

You can try MagicJack with a free 30-day trial. So it might be worth checking out if you want to get rid of your landline, or get bad reception inside with your cell phone. You also get free caller ID, call waiting, voicemail and directory assistance with the 30 day trial. Note that there are extra charges for some of these features after the free trial.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

The Best Free AntiSpyware Protection

Today it is critical that you become actively involved in the protection of your computer system and personal information from spyware and other malware applications. There are several anti-spyware applications that you can use to monitor your computer for suspicious activity, identify known malware and fix problems that develop because of malware. The best part of the anti-spyware application market is that many of best programs are free!

Friday, July 03, 2009

FontList for Windows

FontList is a freeware Windows application that creates HTML files displaying all fonts installed on your system. The simple dialog box lets you customize the sample text, where the HTML file is placed, and whether or not to include Symbol, non-English, and Raster fonts in the output.

Besides displaying all installed fonts on your system, the output HTML file lets you preview fonts in bold and italics as well as switching between a small and larger font size. Via a "CharMap" button you can open a window displaying a font's character map, especially useful with symbol fonts.

Computer Glasses May Help Reduce Eye Strain

Do you spend all day staring at your computer or glued to your smart phones only to come away with blurred vision, headaches or a stiff neck? You are not alone: More than four billion mobile devices, and a countless number of computers, are now in use around the world. With all that constant staring at smaller and smaller screens, a high tech eye problem is staring right back.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

DesktopOK 1.55

Save and restore the positions of icons on your desktop. DesktopOK is a small but effective solution for users that want to change the screen resolution often.

  • Save your favorite icon locations for each screen resolution.
  • Each user can then have his own arrangement.
  • Minimizes to tray area for easy access.
  • Launch at Windows startup.
DesktopOK does not have to be installed and can be executed easily from the desktop, and can be carried on a small USB stick (shown below) or other memory device.

Michael Jackson Death Spurs Spam, Viruses

Less than 24 hours after Michael Jackson's death, fraudsters are exploiting public interest with their attempts to spread spam and malware. Security researchers say they've observed hundreds of cases of malicious messages masquerading as information about Jackson's death. Some of them, they say, popped up within minutes of the news.

Avoiding these threats isn't difficult, though: It's just a matter of staying one step ahead. Here are some of the attackers' tactics and what you can do to keep from falling victim.

ShipGooder Makes it Easy to Get the Cheapest Shipping Rates

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009


KickYouTube is the easiest way of downloading YouTube videos.
Just put kick before youtube on the video url.

For example, for the following url:

It would look like this:

You will be able to download the video in a variety of formats, which include MP3 for audio only.

As an alternative, you can use our handy bookmark, located at the upper right corner of this page. Just drag the star icon into your bookmarks toolbar and you're all set.

Be sure to watch the video on the front page for a more detailed view of the process.