In this podcast I give out some Christmas gift shopping tips that include words of wisdom concerning eBay, big-box retail return policies, price comparisons and more. Listen in for the details.
Something new to YouTube videos is a new visualization for related videos. This is something you can only see when viewing videos in full-screen mode. In full screen mode, look to the bottom left, you’ll see a new three-ball button: Click that button and circles will start to pop up on your screen. Hover over [...]
In Firefox there are good extensions (a.k.a. “Add-Ons”), not-so-good ones and outright bad ones. The three covered in the video are genuinely good and useful extensions for your Firefox web browser. Router Status Link to Add-On: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5544 This is a very handy extension to quickly check the status of your router. There are options to [...]
So you’ve had your iPhone for a while but darn it, it just doesn’t feel special anymore because so many people have them now. Not to worry! You can order a special Platinum Edition iPhone. The cost? A measely two grand. Pocket change! But hang on, you’re going to have to get a gold plated [...]
Okay I know this info has been out for a while now but still, this is pretty darned cool and it surprises me how many people don’t know about it: http://www.theultimatesteal.com This is, believe it or not, a Microsoft site. And yes, you can get MS Office Ultimate 2007 for 60 bucks. The one catch [...]
It’s one thing to get spam in your e-mail from the internet. But when it starts appearing on your mobile phone, that costs money. My wireless phone carrier is Verizon and fortunately they have some options to cut the spam out. The options are few but at least you have them.
Next2Friends has officially brought social networking to the next level by bringing it to mobile phones. You can read all about it here. This isn’t just another "social network with mobile phone perks", it literally is a mobile-phone-specific social network. It’s a true-blue platform. Something new and definitely different. Even though I’m not the type [...]
Note: This little tutorial is for those who have their own web site or blog that don’t mind doing a tiny bit a code editing. To create an icon that will work in both Internet Explorer and Firefox: Use an image editor to create a 16×16 PNG image. If you don’t have an image editor [...]
To note: A Killer App on the internet is something that, generally speaking, is something new and deemed to be a progression in the way the internet works. An example of a killer app is Gmail; it’s a different (and therefore new) way of doing e-mail that most consider to be better than "old-school" Hotmail, [...]
Even if you’re never seen the television show 24, this video will give you some good laughs because it shows all the "modern" tech that was available in 1994, including but not limited to: Pagers Cordless Phones and Pay Phones (no wireless mobile phones) A "three floppy" file being too big to send in e-mail [...]
Every time a new movie is released the movie company who produced it always (and without fail) will put up a throw-away web site. These days they’re not only doing that but also throwing up obligatory MySpace pages too. There is a MySpace page for the upcoming Iron Man movie (recently launched). This page has [...]
Do you use Twitter? It’s a cool little bulletin poster that’s easy to use. It’s even easier to use once you configure it for use with Google Talk. All you have to do is send a bulletin exactly like you’d send an instant message. Works very nicely.
Although this is kind of an obvious tip, using your Contact List will allow the e-mail you want to come thru rather than be flagged as spam. To be best of my knowledge this works with all e-mail services and programs. Recently I discovered my Gmail was flagging e-mails as spam by mistake, so I [...]
G4 sent out CES invitations this year in a rather cool way by using 5.25" floppy diskettes complete with sleeves and labels. If you were looking for a different and interesting way to send out invitations to anything, this will definitely get attention. Kudos to whoever at G4 thought of this. Incidentally, if you’re ever [...]
In a sort of odd maneuver, Seagate has released a batch of hard drives called Free Agent that aren’t supported under Linux. The reason they won’t work is because the drives has incompatible-to-Linux power-saving features and are formatted to NTFS on delivery. I suppose I can see Seagate’s "Why bother?" standpoint since Linux isn’t used [...]