Sunday, March 30, 2008

Asus Eee PC 4G Windows XP

I guess the good news here is that a an XP notebook will be hitting the U.S. retail market in the first half of April. Best Buy plans on selling it for $399. However, with 512mb of RAM and 4GB's of disk space, it's not going to be more than a way to check email and surf the web. ...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Image Resizer

So you have some pics you want to post or email to your friends, but the 2MB size is keeping it from being uploaded or hanging up in your outbox. Here's a little PowerToy from Microsoft that enables you to resize one or many image files with a right-click. (XP only) ...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Custom Options To Windows AutoPlay

This tip may be a bit over the top for some of you, but it was worth posting to the blog. If you tend to rip a lot of DVD's, you may want to add it to the AutoPlay list so that the computer will automatically start ripping DVDs as soon as you put one in. ... (thanks to lifehacker.com)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

StartSpot.com/network

has links for maps, dictionaries, white pages, books, gourmet eating, shopping and more. There's also for headline news articles or fun stuff like games. Check out LibrarySpot.com which is like walking into a reference room in a virtual library. It has links to a plethora of information, like encyclopedias, law libraries, almanacs, podcasts and more!

Gosh, I feel smarter already...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Online Safe-Deposit Box

Here's an interesting online banking service being brought to you by Wells Fargo.

If you have very important digital documents, why not keep them in a virtual safe-deposit box. ...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Verizon Text To Landline

This falls under the category of, "I did not know that"!

Verizon wireless has a little feature I found out about yesterday. It's called Text to Landline and I can see it being very useful.

service enables subscribers to send text messages converted to voice messages to most White Pages listed phone numbers in the United States.

After the recipient’s address is checked for delivery eligibility, your text message will be recorded in a female voice. A standard call will be placed to the landline number after which the recipient's phone will ring. If the phone is answered, a recorded message will ask whether the listener wishes to accept a message that has been sent from a wireless subscriber [sender’s phone number] at no charge. If the listener accepts, the recording of your text message will be played. If the call is received by an answering machine or voice mail, the recording will be delivered to the device or service as a voicemail and the message will be deemed as successfully delivered.

How cool is that? And it is a mere .25 cents a pop.

Thanks Carol for the heads up on this!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Psych Memory Game

If you want to take a break from the everyday and play a Psych Memory Game, .

Thanks Ja for the good morning fun!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Shout Out To Carol

I just wanted to post how proud I am of my little sister Carol. She just started a new job in project management with Cisco. (CSCO) is the leading supplier of networking equipment and network management for the Internet.

Way to go girl!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Vista Service Pack 1

Microsoft  will finally release the newest versions of Vista with Service Pack 1 on March 19th. Yes, and it will be available for download via automatic updates. Amazon has it posted on their .

Gosh, I just still don't want to put the operating system into production. How about you all?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Google Sky

Google has launched a web based version of Google Sky. The interface is similar to Google Maps. You can drag and drop the sky to see different items, and you can search for locations by typing in terms like "Mars," or "constellation."
There are also a series of galleries highlighting some of the coolest views gathered from Hubble and other telescopes. You can toggle between naked eye, infrared, microwave, ultraviolet, and x-ray views. Way cool!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool

The Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool checks your Internet router to see if it supports certain technologies. You can use this tool on a PC running either the Windows Vista or Windows XP operating system. If you're planning to run Windows Vista, this tool can verify whether your existing Internet router supports advanced features. ...

Bonus Tip:

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Password Protect Outlook

I was talking to my sister Ja today and she told me that you can password protect your Outlook email application. I did not know that!

The link will take you through the steps, but I do have to caution you if you forget your password, it will cost a bit of money to uncover it later. ...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ethernet LinkCheck Tool

This little network tool will come in very handy the next time you are installing, upgrading or troubleshooting your network cabling. The LinkCheck can be used to test for the presence and speed of standard RJ45 10Mb or 100Mb Ethernet connections. ...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hulu Debuts Tomorrow

will offer full-length episodes of more than 250 TV series starting tomorrow. It also will offer 100 movies. ...

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Tips and Tricks: From Call History to Contacts

Your friend has a new phone and has just called your smartphone for the first time. You know you'll never remember it--so how do you get that new number from your Call History to your Contacts list? Don't worry. It's easier than you think. ...

Friday, March 07, 2008

Google Calendar Sync Tool

Google announced a tool to sync Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook calendar. If you add an event in your Microsoft Outlook calendar, it will automatically sync to Google Calendar and be accessible at any time, whether you're using a browser or a mobile phone. Similarly, if you schedule an event with a future pop-up reminder in Google Calendar, you will automatically see that reminder in your Microsoft Outlook calendar on your computer. Your Microsoft Outlook calendar and Google Calendar are automatically kept up to date, leaving you free to use whichever one you want. ...

Thanks go to Bauer for the heads up!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Stylus Pen Flashlight

I bought two of these, one to have and one to lose. It's a must have for any IT Pro's toolkit! ...

Monday, March 03, 2008

Shortcuts For Vista

Here are some shortcuts for Shut Down, Restart, Logoff and Hibernate which you can easily place on your Vista desktop.

Click here to , extract it to your desktop and use the shortcuts anytime you need them. They should work with any version of Windows Vista.

Bonus Tip:

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Slim Digital Voice Recorder

I came across my old Sony voice recorder in the junk drawer the other day. I am not really sure why I hang on to it. If I ever needed to use it again I would need to go get batteries and a micro tape for recording. Seems a bit outdated, eh? Good news though, when I need a real cool new gadget for recordings, this is definitely what I would choose. ...