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How will you decorate your computer for Halloween?

October 22nd, 2006 by Joe Silverman

   Decorating your pumpkin with the typical triangle eyes can get dull.  Why not geek up your pumpkin this year?!  There are 2 ways. 1.  Take some old, non-used computer parts and carve them into this year’s pumpkin.  It is very easy to take an old keyboard, mouse, or monitor and carve into or through…

Google buys YouTube: GooTube!

October 21st, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Google bought YouTube. But, what exactly is YouTube and is it worth the $1.65 billion Google bought it for? YouTube is a popular free video sharing web site which lets users upload, view, and share video clips. It is arguably the industry-equivalent of Napster when songs were able to be downloaded for free. Now, a…

Is your computer Microsoft Vista ready?

October 20th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Windows Vista, the new Microsoft operating system, is slated for early 2007.  Does your current computer have what it takes to run Vista?  Below are the necessary requirements: A Windows Vista Capable PC includes at least: A modern processor (at least 800MHz). 512 MB of system memory. A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable.…

Best of both worlds: Windows on a Mac!

October 7th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

If you’re having difficulty making the jump from the PC world to Mac, there is an easy way to bridge the gap.  You can install software that allows you to run Windows on a Mac.  This way, you can enjoy the seamless, clean graphical look of a Mac and not have to learn a whole new…

Stay away from free music downloads

October 4th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

The best things in life are for free. Well, except when it comes to free music. Free download sites like Kazaa and Limewire prove free songs, but you might get unwanted surprises as well. For instance, you might receive spyware and viruses with your download. Also, the download is at your risk so that it…

Printer Maintenance

October 3rd, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Many times, a printer is thrown out due to the ink drying up or ink streaking. Avoiding these issues and  extending the life of your printer is easy. Here are 3 easy steps to perform printer maintenance: 1. Make sure you replace dormant paper in the tray. If paper remains too long in the paper…

The cheap way to back up online

October 2nd, 2006 by Joe Silverman

A new trend has been to back up files online. The cost is usually determined per  gigabyte. For example, 5GB of storage space costs up to $30 / month. The more gigs you have, the cheaper the overall price is. However, the price is is still expensive due to how your files are backed up.…

How to send pics from your phone

October 1st, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Camera phones are the new craze. Although the quality of the pictures are not digital camera quality, it is very convenient to e-mail pics on the fly. Below are the steps to take to e-mail pictures from your camera phone: The details will vary from phone to phone, but the basic concept is the same.…

Need NYC subway directions?

September 30th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Have you ever needed good subway directions in New York? Typically, to find your way in Manhattan would first require checking out MapQuest or Google Maps to see where your destination is. Then, a gander at a NYC Subway Map would show how to get there. If you needed bus directions in the city, yet…

My Space: good way to network

September 29th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

My Space has become very popular. It allows members to create personal websites and meet others. Even celebrities have caught onto the trend to promote their image to the MySpace community. Below are the top My Space celebrity sites you’ll find voted on creativity and popularity: 1. Diddy – Go watch Diddy (Puff Daddy) pick…