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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…

How to create an Outlook signature

September 28th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

    E-mail signatures are a great way to document your contact information and save time by automating it for all your correspondence. Here is how to set it up in Microsoft Outlook: 1. From the main Microsoft Outlook window, on the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Mail Format tab. 2. In…

Free Spyware software

September 27th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Spyware can slow down your computer, prevent Internet access, and cause pop-ups and shutdowns. Below is free software that the experts use to remove spyware for good. 1. SpyBot Search & Destroy – updates and removes latest spyware 2. Windows Defender – automated to update and run scans nightly 3. Ad-Aware – Performs thorough registry…

New iPods: better than ever!

September 26th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

So what’s so special about the new iPod? Three reasons. Video, audio recording, and even better audio quality. Once again, Steve Jobs has done it again by improving upon an already popular Apple model. iPod fanatics would also be happy to hear that new iPod comes with newly improved headphones, a brighter screen, and longer…

Real-time football on your computer

September 25th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Are you ready for some football?! Football season is in full gear. How are you going to stay on top of all the NFL games on Sunday? We’ve reviewed some sites to provide the top three football sites for watching real-time scores on your computer at work or home. 1. ESPN.com 2. CBSSportsline.com 3. NFL.com…

Airport security: what computer equipment is prohibited?

September 24th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

With the 5th year anniversary of 9/11, security measures at the airport are still at a heightened level. What computer equipment is prohibited? What can you carry-on and check? The good news is that just about everything can be carried on or checked. This includes laptops, cell phones, pagers, BlackBerry’s, Treo’s, camcorders, and cameras. There…

Do you really have a virus?

September 23rd, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Your computer may be infected with a virus. But, is it really a virus? Viruses, worms, and trojans may be the culprits. These words are sometimes used identically although they have different meanings. This monthly tip is dedicated to de-mystifying these terms so that you are aware of their meanings, causes, and effects. Virus Definition:…