Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Free Windows Vista or Office 2007 Pro

Even if I have to watch webcasts of software information I will never use, or give up my grandfather's occupation, you know I am going to endure whatever it takes to get me my free software! Read on...

Monday, November 27, 2006

Norton Removal Tool

Oh look what I found! A way to completely remove all Norton products from a computer. I am sure I will be using this tool soon, but haven't had an opportunity yet to try it out. If you do, let me know how it works. Read on...

Sunday, November 26, 2006

2006 Holiday Tech Guide

Are you stumped for gift ideas? (or just haven't thought about it yet like me?) You can start by checking out MSN 2006 Holiday Tech Guide for some help shopping great tech gift ideas.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Decorate Firefox with Tinseltown

Here is another add-on for Firefox to get in the holiday spirit. After you have downloaded the theme, go to Tools/Add-ons and then chose Tinseltown.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Earthquakes

Hawaii got hit with another earthquake yesterday, but it did not produce a tsunami threat. To put this in full prospective, take a look at our daily earthquakes here in California. Fascinating!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Personal Menu - Firefox Add-ons

I found this add-on that frees up some space on your firefox browser by putting the File Edit Tools etc.. into one little tiny button. Since there isn't any instructions on how to get it to work, let me share with you the tip to do so. Once you download it, right click on the blank space next to File Edit Tools etc...line. Select customize and then find the Personal Menu icon and drag it to where you want it on your toolbar. I have it to the left of my back button. The easiest way to configure it is to click on Tools and then add-ons. Under the Personal Menu add-on it has an option button. You will then need to select and add what you want to show on the Personal Menu button. (If you click on say File and add it, it adds everything under that menu)
Once you have it configured the way you want it, right click again on the blank space next to File Edit Tools etc...line and uncheck Menus Toolbar. Viola!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Free Software from Microsoft

Here's something you don't see Microsoft do very often. It's giving away a free copy of its Office Accounting Express 2007 software.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Autumn Desktop Theme

Pretty up your desktop with this Autumn Desktop Theme. Enjoy the fall colors even if you live, like in San Diego and haven't seen red and yellow leaves on the trees since you went home for the holidays.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Download of the Day

It is not if your hard drive is going to fail, it is when it is going to fail. Remember to backup regularly and try DiskCheckup to determine the overall health of your drive.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Astronauts Go Golfing


Those wacky Russian cosmonauts will hit between one to three golf balls away from the international space station on Tuesday. Read on...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Cool Tool - Reverse Dictionary

We've all had those moments when we know there's a word for some concept, but we don't know what it is. We need something more than a thesaurus, because we don't know an equivalent word. Onelook.com's reverse dictionary helps.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Beware of Extended Warranty

I am asked from time to time whether or not you should buy that extended warranty for your new computer or toy. I always advise not to and so does Consumer Reports. Read on...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

PS3 Waiting Lines

I have received a couple of phone pics of the maroons waiting in line to buy the new PS3. The madness continues and you must Read on...
Come on people!!! There must be something better for the kiddies to do than sit in front of a TV and play games! Homework? Chores? Read a book?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Oopsie for Zune

Apparently Microsoft forgot to make their ZUNE compatible with Windows Vista. Can you say OOPSIE? Read on...

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Microsoft Across America Launch Event

Whenever Microsoft gets to Diego, I try to attend their events. Not only are they informative, but they usually always give away some prizes or other goodies. (Ok, let's face it, I'm in it for the goodies) Here are two events you may want to attend to find out what the hoopla is all about regarding Windows Vista and Office 2007.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Run Your iPod on a Single AA Battery

It happens from time to time that you forget to charge the iPod. With this handy little gadget, you will be back to your favorite Sing-a-long songs in seconds. Read on...

Friday, November 10, 2006

Download of the Day

Oh what fun this could be! A screensaver that mimics the Blue Screen of Death! Read on...

Thursday, November 09, 2006

LoJack for Laptops

Soon, your laptop could have a built in tracking device. So even if the thieves snag it and accesses your data, you will delight in knowing that they will be caught! Read on...

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Music Instrument Learning Software

In the Chair is music education software that lets you practice by performing with professional musicians, bands and renowned orchestras. Be part of the band - hear the other musicians as you watch the video from your chosen spot - and perfect the piece with the feedback you receive as you play. You practice with real musicians, playing real music (not Midi) using your own instrument!

Monday, November 06, 2006