Sunday, February 28, 2010

Zeer - The Easy Way to Find Better Food

You will find nutrition information on a wide range of foods and drinks. You'll also see other important label information. Basic is FREE! Select is only $4.95/mo. with 30 days FREE! Click below.

Buddi - Personal Budget Software for the Rest of Us

Buddi is a personal finance and budgeting program, aimed at those who have little or no financial background. Buddi attempts to make things as simple as possible, while still retaining enough functions to satisfy most home users. 

Friday, February 26, 2010

Free Military Photos

Free Military Photos is a website to showcase some of the great work being done by journalists and non-journalists in the military. The website is NOT officially affiliated with the government. All of the photos used at Free Military Photos are in the public domain. If you use them, give the photographer credit.

BB FlashBack Express

  • Record your screen, sound and webcam
  • Share movies with one-click upload to Youtube and other video sharing sites
  • Save movies as Flash or AVI files
  • See more features BB FlashBack is available in 3 editions: Express, Standard and Pro.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

How To Copy and Paste -

The ability to cut, copy, and paste is found in most programs. Sometimes, the ability to do these tasks via the mouse is disabled, but is still quickly achieved through the use of the shortcuts outlined at this site.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

PC Pitstop - Optimize Your Computer

Since 2004, over 150 million scans have been run at PC Pitstop, making Optimize the world's most popular computer optimization software. The all new Optimize 3.0 is an incredibly powerful tool that will now do even more to boost the speed, stability, and overall security of your computer. There has never been a better time to run a FREE Optimize scan and rediscover your PC's true performance.


What is Photosynth?

Photosynth creates an amazing new experience with nothing more than a bunch of photos. Creating a synth allows you to share the places and things you love using the cinematic quality of a movie, the control of a video game, and the mind-blowing detail of the real world. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Where Do Facebook Friend Suggestions Come From?

There are those who have occasionally received 'invitations' from people most of whom they know only vaguely, to join them on Facebook. A lot of folks just ignore these. But people worry about where these "invitations" come from and is their privacy in jeopardy?

Google Street Views: Amazing Mashups*

You want to give someone directions to your house or office. Previously, you'd send them a MapQuest or Google Maps link. Now you can use Virtual Turnpike. It strings together Google's street views in an amazing way -- by the views.
  • First enter a street address and zip code. 
  • When the map and view display, you can move the stickman to another spot on the map for another view. 
  • Better yet click another spot on the map and a red destination point appears. 
  • Click the Route button, and when it appears, click the Drive button.
*A mashup is a web page or application that combines data or functionality from two or more external sources to create a new service.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Google Has a Shopping Utility Called Google Shopper

Shopping with your phone is nothing new. As soon we got browsers on our smart phones, we were searching for products we saw in-store, hoping to find better prices. Over the years, these applications have gotten more sophisticated. 3D-bar code readers use your cell-phones' camera phone to literally scan bar codes and search for products. There have also been products that let you photograph products and search for matching objects online. There's even voice search.

Now Google has a shopping utility called Google Shopper that combines all of these features in one clean little mobile application. It's currently only for Android phones, and something of an experiment--available under Google's Mobile Labs area--though it certainly works as well as a finished application.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

In order to migrate to a new PC, you need to find the product keys for various programs to reinstall. Magical Jelly Bean's Keyfinder quickly and efficiently finds the product keys for installed programs, then lets you print them for safekeeping.

It's compatible with all versions of Windows and can dig up the keys for your operating system, Office apps, and various other programs. Keyfinder is fast, free, and incredibly handy. It doesn't even require installation. It not just for those migrating to new PCs, but for anyone who wants to keep a hardcopy of important product keys. 

Free Family History, Family Tree, Genealogy Records and Resources from Around the World

Search records for your ancestors. Online birth, marriage, death, census, church and other indexes.
Family History Library

Banking Trojan Steals Money From Under Your Nose

Researchers at security firm Finjan have discovered details of a new type of banking Trojan horse that doesn't just steal your bank log-in credentials but actually steals money from your account while you are logged in and displays a fake balance.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kneber Botnet Virus Attacks 75,000 Computers Worldwide, Including US Government Systems

A new computer virus has infected almost 75,000 computers worldwide - including 10 U.S. government agencies - collecting login credentials from online financial, social networking sites and email systems and reporting back to hackers.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blog Talk Radio

BlogTalkRadio is a web-based platform that allows callers to host a live call-in Internet  broadcast using a computer and a phone. BlogTalkRadio is entirely web-based and requires no downloads.

A friend and high school classmate has a show on this site. 
A truly funny guy. However, he takes his work in Psychology very seriously. Give him a look.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Don't download that PDF! It could be a threat
(Click above to read the entire story)

Eighty percent of computer attacks came through PDF files in late 2009. The files were used to exploit flaws in Adobe's Reader. Why? Almost everyone uses PDFs. So, Adobe's Reader is on nearly every computer. You don't have to use Adobe Reader.

Foxit is a FREE  PDF document viewer and printer. It includes an interactive form filler. It takes only 1.5 MB of memory instead of Adobe's 20 MB file size. And Foxit has a fast-launch feature as well.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TV Viewing Distance Calculator

The calculator needs three pieces of information.
  • How far you sit from the screen, measured in feet.
  • The second is what shape your screen is.
  • The third is screen size.  You may enter either the diagonal screen size or the screen width.

If you do not specify a viewing distance, the calculator will tell you what the optimal seating distances are for the selected screen size.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The History of Valentine's Day

Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.From the first mail-posted valentine on record in 1806 to some of the precursors to today's valentines. 


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Route4me - Optimal Route Planner

Find the Best Routes -- Every Time (For Free!)
Route4Me is different from traditional navigation websites. When you enter multiple addresses into our system, we'll automatically calculate thousands or millions of route combinations to bring back the shortest possible route between all your destinations - so you don't have to zig-zag across town.

Just enter the addresses you want to visit in any order, and we'll instantly give you the most optimal and shortest route driving directions. You can enter full street addresses, or even just ZIP codes, airport codes, or names of well-known landmarks (e.g., Grand Canyon)   


Thursday, February 11, 2010

YouTube Rolls Out Safety Mode

Google has introduced a Safety Mode for YouTube. It will block violent or suggestive videos. It will also block or censor comments. The move is designed to attract more advertisers to the site. This is a good move for YouTube. But your kids can be exposed to offensive content on other sites

Kim Komando's Guide to Your New PC or Mac


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Editors' Choice List: Our Selection of the Best PC Freeware

The editors' choice list, where you'll find the best freeware on our site. Many freeware products here are as good as or better than their commercial counterparts.

To get onto this list a product impress our editors with its usefulness and professionalism.

Our volunteer editors did the difficult work in their freeware reviews, choosing a broad selection of must have free programs, exquisitely rare freeware treasures, and "Gizmo's Freeware Top Picks".

Caution: Some of these recommendations involve risky tasks like cleaning the registry or installing touchy software that may conflict with your system, so be sure to make restore points or image/backup first.

Scan, Detect, Check, and Secure Applications On Your Computer

Secunia allows you to scan, detect, check, and secure the applications installed on your computer. Get an assessment of the applications installed on your computer are they insecure, end-of-life, or patched. The Secunia PSI enables you to secure your applications, and to quickly and easily upgrade to new and secure versions of applications installed on your computer. Providing a graphical presentation of your performance week by week.

WiseStamp- Email Signatures

  • WiseStamp Firefox extension empowers your email signature on any webmail service (Gmail,Yahoo Mail, AOL, Hotmail, and Google Apps). 
  • Easily customize and include Instant Messenger & Social profiles.
  • Automatically share your Blog posts, Quotes, News, Bookmarks and more.
  • Enhance your personal and business email interactions. 
  • Get WiseStamp Now!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Dental Fear Central - Dental Phobia, Dental Fear and Dental Anxiety Resource

This is a non-commercial resource. There are no sponsors or paid services. The individuals who own, manage and moderate this website and forum are volunteers and do not make any money out of the website.

We view people as partners and active participants in their care. Therefore, we do not discourage discussion of dental questions or advice. Of course, this is not meant to and cannot replace the advice of a qualified health professional in person.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Stay Connected With Your Family Online

  • Stay Connected: The whole family can stay connected online by sharing photos, videos and stories in one place.
  • Share Privately: A social website that puts families and privacy first. You decide who can join and participate in your family group.
  • It’s Free: Create as many family groups as you’d like. Everyone gets unlimited storage space. It’s all free.
  • Social Integration: Share your photos, videos, and more with Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, and other services.
  • Blog!: Start a blog that the whole family and friends can follow. Post photos, videos, and more.
  • Events & Calendaring: Keep an online family calendar to remember and plan reunions, birthdays and other family events.
  • File sharing: Upload large or sensitive files that can be downloaded by other members or simply stored for safekeeping.
  • A great archive: Unlimited storage space and SiteSafeSM technology keep all of your family memories safe and secure. No matter what.

Help Survivors of the Earthquake in Haiti - Charity Navigator

Millions have been affected by the quake in Haiti.You have seen photos of the devastation and destruction and you to want to help.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of scammers and criminals who are ready to benefit from your generosity. Fake charities soliciting donations are inevitable.You may receive spam messages or telephone calls, along with Web sites.

Learn what you can about a charity before giving any money. Make sure you’re helping those who need help, not criminals.

Charity Navigator is an excellent site for learning about charities. They have created a page especially for the Haiti earthquake. They show a list of legitimate charities that are helping in Haiti. Learn more about a charity and how it uses donations. Just click on the name of a charity.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Why It’s Easier Today For a Thief to Guess Your Nine Digits (S.S.#)

  • Research shows Social Security Numbers are somewhat predictable. How is that possible?
  • How did this happen?
  • Explain what each set of digits represents.
  • It sounds like this is potentially a big problem in identity theft.
  • Are we getting sloppy with these numbers?
  • Why is it a problem that SSNs are used as passwords?
  • Where do we start to fix it?
  • Anything consumers should do, besides use a paper-shredder?  

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

How To Back Up a Hard Drive

Backing up your hard drive is a very important way to prevent data loss. In the event of hard drive failure data recovery can be impossible and important documents and information can be lost forever. There are many ways to backup your hard drive, and many ways to automate and ease this process.

Keep Your Guard Up When Using Twitter and Facebook

You’re careful about what you post online. You know Facebook and Twitter posts can harm your dating and job prospects. And thieves can use the sites to target you.
But there’s much more to maintaining your security and privacy. Criminals and marketers have found new ways to use Twitter and Facebook. If you’re not paying attention, it’s easy to get taken.

Security Wizard Recommendations

These recommendations are for a non-technical user of Windows 2000/XP who engages in medium risk computer activities.

Here are recommended products that will provide the best protection for your skill level. Reduce your overall risk level by following the safe computing practices outlined at the end of the page.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Four, Free Defragmentation Utilities

In the context of administering computer systems, defragmentation  is a process that reduces the amount of fragmentation in file systems. It does this by physically organizing the contents of the disk to store the pieces of each file  close together and contiguously. It also attempts to create larger regions of free space using compaction to impede the return of fragmentation. Some defragmenters also try to keep smaller files within a single directory together, as they are often accessed in sequence. Here are links to four,FREE defragmentation programs

Passwords Remain Weakest Link in Web Security

We have made precious little progress over the past two decades in improving PASSWORDS— long considered the Achilles heel of Web security.

Look Out For These 6 Ways Crooks Can Get You Online

Criminals are getting smarter and smarter. So, these days, it isn't enough to just run security software on your computer. You need to keep up with the criminals' latest tricks. Here are six threats to your security and tips for protecting yourself.