Sunday, January 31, 2010

Invisible Hand Add-on for FireFox

FireFox  is the web browser I use instead of Internet Explorer. It is safer and more versatile. There are countless add-ons for this browser. Invisible Hand is a good one.

Invisible Hand Add-on always gets you the lowest price. Invisible Hand shows a discreet notification when the product you're browsing can be bought for a lower price elsewhere. It gives you a link directly to the product page at the competing retailer.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Kim Komando's Guide to Your New PC or Mac

You just got a new computer. Now what? You have to set it up, of course. That’s a daunting task.

With Kim Komando’s Guide to Your New PC or Mac, you can
make the troublesome task of setting up your new computer trouble free! This Quick Guide will walk you through the process, and even includes a step-by-step task list to be sure nothing is left out. This four-page guide is available only as a FREE downloadable file.

All Movie - The All Movie Blog

Allmovie (previously All Movie Guide) is a commercial database of information about movie stars, movies and television shows.

The database is licensed to tens of thousands of distributors and retailers for point-of-sale systems, websites, and kiosks. The Allmovie database is comprehensive, including basic product information, cast and production credits, plot synopsis, professional reviews, biographies, relational links, and more. A great web site. Don


Friday, January 29, 2010

How to Buy an HDTV

Even if it's not your first flat-panel set, here's what you need to know before you start shopping for a new HDTV.


BTW, I am home from the hospital. I will have a long recovery but I have a laptop computer.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Will Switching From Internet Explorer Make You Safer?

The panic over this month’s wave of targeted, zero-day attacks against Google, Adobe, and other companies is over. Microsoft has released a security update for Internet Explorer that patches the underlying vulnerabilities, and everyone can breathe a sigh of relief.
But what does this episode say about Internet Explorer?  Read the story:

Google Profiles

You can create your own personal page on Google. When someone searches your name, your profile is on the first page of results.You can control how you appear in Google by creating a personal profile. People will see it on their results page when they do web searches for your name.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Will Be Away For a While

Unfortunately for me the spinal fusion I had in October, 2008 failed. Therefore I have to go to the hospital for yet another spine surgery (my third).
The recovery period is fairly long. However I now have a laptop computer so I will be able to communicate with the outside world. Click below for information about spinal fusions. Don


Pictomio - Free Photo Software

Geotag your photos!
Pictomio can access photos all over your computer. You can sort them into albums and categories without moving them. You can view and edit EXIF data. Plus, it’s just an attractive way to look at photos.

It also has a very cool geotagging component. It can automatically place geotagged photos on a map. Or, you can manually set photo locations. You can also plot trips on a map. Then, drop in photos all along the way.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Free Email Tutorials

Free Email Tutorials is a free learning resource about email. All our high-quality, graphic-rich email tutorials are available without subscription or annoying popups. The core of our email tutorials covers popular email software applications ("email programs", or "email clients"), but more recent tutorials explain email-related topics like email hosting and email marketing, that are less dependent on the underlying mail client itself

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Migrate from Outlook Express to Windows Mail

How to manually migrate all your e-mail accounts, messages and your address book from Outlook Express to Windows Mail. As you will see for yourself, the procedure is not very complicated even though it might take you some time to do it.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Spoof Email Tutorial

Spoof emails can be a major problem for unsuspecting Internet users. Claiming to be sent by well-known companies, these emails ask consumers to reply with personal information, such as their credit card number, social security number or account password.
These deceptive emails are called "Spoof Emails" because they fake the appearance of a popular Web site or company in an attempt to commit identity theft. Also known as "hoax" or "phishing" emails, this practice is occurring more and more frequently throughout the online world.

Ebay provides a 5 step tutorial which is very easy to follow.
  1. What is Spoof Email?
  2. How to spot a Spoof Email.
  3. How to spot a fake web site
  4. What to do about Spoofs.
  5. Protecting your account
This tutorial is useful beyond eBay. I highly recommend it.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Troubleshooting Email Issues

We all have problems with Email from time to time. This web site provides detailed instruction on how to solve problems. Below are just a few examples of the help available.  

1.    Double Check your Outlook/Outlook Express Settings:
2.    Check the Spelling of account settings
3.    Passwords are case sensitive
4.    Do you have an email with a problem recipient stuck in your Outbox?

Friday, January 08, 2010

DriveImage XML is a free Backup and Imaging Program

DriveImage XML is a free (for home use) backup and imaging program. Here is a link to step by step instructions on how to do it.

Free Image Editor

The volunteer developers of The GIMP have been working hard to develop a polished, user-friendly, and freely distributed image editor. Although the separated palette windows may disturb those users who are used to more traditional layouts, your comfort level should grow exponentially as you discover how pain-free the program is.

 Check out the features of Gimp. Click below: