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Zune vs. iPod

November 19th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Microsoft’s Zune is out in the market.  So, can it match up to the iPod? Below are the pros and cons in determining if the Zune is iPod-worthy. Pros: -Big screen that works in portrait or landscape  -Built-in FM tuner -Displays pictures and videos -Share music wirelessly with other Zune users -Transfer Xbox content to…

What is the best Verizon Pocket PC phone?

November 13th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Pocket PCs are recommended for those who heavily work with Microsoft Office products and want the ability to call and e-mail.  There are three phones  to compare for those steering clear from the Blackberry & Treo craze.    Verizon XV6700 Benefits:  up to 300 minutes talking time and 200 minutes standby; easy to use retractable keyboard Cons: …

How to extend printer ink?

November 12th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Printer ink cartridges are getting more expensive these days.  There is an easy 5-step approach to optimizing your ink.  Here’s how: 1.  Set printer to draft mode.  Although it sets printing to gray text, this is usually perfectly acceptable and readable. 2.  Turn off color printing.  Usually, only black ink is needed for word documents and…

Enhanced Google people search

November 5th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Googling someone has been a great way to find out more info about a friend, date, or potential employee.  Now, Google has enhanced this search by adding Phonebook Results.  Phonebook Results displays the phone number and address with a map. So, if you forgot somebody’s phone number or want an easy route to their home,…

How do you share phone pics?

November 4th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

It is fun to take pics on the fly with your phone.  But, how do you share them with friends and family?  Camera phones may allow you to e-mail pics to other camera phone friends, but you are not able to organize or share your phone pics from a website.  These new products below go…

Gmail on your phone!

November 2nd, 2006 by Joe Silverman

If you have a Java-enabled phone, you may send and receive e-mails via Gmail for free.  All you have to do is go to Gmail on your phone’s web browser.  This feature was available last year, but was not accessible, taking 10+ clicks to navigate within e-mails.  Now, you can access e-mails with just one click.…

Stop eye strain now on your Windows computer.

November 1st, 2006 by Joe Silverman

Do your eyes feel strained due to looking at the computer all day? There is a way to soften the monitor’s glare and brightness.  You may follow the below steps to give your eyes immediate relief:  Changing to the Classic Start Menu 1. Right click over the Start button and choose Properties. 2. Under the…

Free Halloween Software

October 31st, 2006 by Joe Silverman

How about dressing up your computer for Halloween this year? Here is some free software you can have a scream with during your Halloween fun. Halloween Desktop:  Create a ghoulish desktop theme. Halloween Cartoon Wallpaper:  Choose between Snow White, Superman, Elvis, and more. Monsters Screen Saver:  Watch as scary monsters take over your monitor. Haunting Screen…

Renaming your digital pics automatically with Windows XP

October 30th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

When copying over your digital pics to your computer, you might notice some unrecognizable file name, such as DG01, DG02, DG03, and so on.  It would be tedious to rename every one of them.  There is an automatic way in Windows XP to apply a meaningful naming sequence.  So, you may name your first baby…

Apple iTV: Want to watch downloaded movies from your TV?

October 29th, 2006 by Joe Silverman

The Apple iTV has been pre-announced for an early 2007 launch. Critics have mentioned the early  announcement is to compete with holiday shoppers planning to buy Amazon’s Unbox, CinemaNow, or Movielink. What is Apple iTV? It allows you to forgoe long lines at the movies and watch movies from your TV. Specifically, it allows you…