What? Did you even remember that there is a Spam folder? If you’re anything like me, the answer is probably no, but that doesn’t mean that this update is not important. If nothing else, let this article serve as a reminder that your Spam folder is not to be ignored. Take a few minutes to review and test it out.
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You’re working away at your desk, completely focused on a project and hoping to get everything wrapped up so you can make that next meeting, when it happens. That co-worker, you know – the one that asks the dumbest questions EVER, interrupts you to ask something. This isn’t just any question, it’s one that makes your eyes head to the ceiling and your blood pressure rise. You’ve just been interrupted for something that anyone with a pulse can answer for themselves by simply turning to the internet.
Of course, being the helpful individual you are, you head to your browser, type in those six little letters and find the answer for that coworker of yours. GOOGLE! In seconds you have an answer, but now you’ve lost your place. You can’t remember where you were at in your work and you spend the next 10 minutes trying to get back into a rhythm. Why couldn’t he/she simply do this themselves? Why do you have to be the one that always looks these things up?
The next time this happens, you’ll have a better way to answer – Let Me Google That for You (lmgtfy.com)
Do you spend time each day on Facebook and/or Twitter, clicking links to articles and stories that interest you?
Do you have friends or relatives that blog or write for online publications?
If you said yes to any of these questions, you are a consumer of online information. Now, how many times have you commented, shared, liked or even clicked on an ad when visiting a website? If your answer is a small number, then you are what I like to call a digital stalker. I hope you don’t take offense, but the truth is you are simply peering in the window and sneaking a peek at the information that others have worked so hard to put out there. Without some sort of interaction, that information might simply disappear and that is why I’ve put together this digital guide for what I like to call “digital tipping.”
For the three people out there who don’t use GMail, this might not be for you, but then again details of the new GMail layout might be enough to convince you that AOL, earthlink or hotmail accounts are really a thing of the past.
Nevermind the fact that Google’s GMail gives you nearly unlimited space, or the fact that you probably already have a Google login ID and password. This new design and added functionality makes GMail even easier to use and gives you more of what you want, the ability to easily communicate with friends and colleagues.
Cooler temperatures have finally arrived and the summer is finally coming to an end, marking one of my favorite times of year. With the blockbuster movie season wrapping up we will soon turn our attention to the “small screen” as the 2011 Fall TV Lineup lands in our living rooms. Are you prepared? Do you know what you will be watching? Better yet, do you know what your DVR will be recording, so you can watch it later.
I’d venture a guess that most everyone who reads this article has at least one DVR in their home. In many cases, it might be more. These devices are absolute genius and have completely altered TV viewing in my house. We can now watch an hour-long program in 40 minutes and a half-hour program in about 20. We can store up several episodes of a show and have our own mini-marathon on Saturday to get caught up. There is only one prerequisite for all of this. We have to actually set the DVR to record the programs that we want to watch later and that can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. What shows are on? When does the season start? What time slot are my shows in now? Are there multiple shows I want to watch airing at the same time?
For years, Outlook has been the defacto standard at offices and, as a result, many of us have become comfortable navigating our emails with features like folders, flags and preview panes. At the same time, millions upon millions of users have shifted to GMail for their personal email. This meant learning and using two different email programs simultaneously and a bit of frustration for those who wanted the functionality of Outlook in their GMail. Some of that frustration may have been eased yesterday, when the official GMail blog rolled out a new feature for GMail lovers… the Preview Pane.
Preview Pane, available as an add-on feature from Gmail Labs, should probably be a standard choice for GMail users, but adding it to your account is super easy and JumpstartMyPC has the step-by-step for anyone interested in enabling this new feature.
So your laptop died. It happens to all of us at some time or another. Be it due to spilled coffee or a momentary loss of fine motor control (a.k.a. butterfingers) or maybe your laptop just didn’t wake up one day. But it’s been a few years since you were in the market for a laptop and the rules have changed. In the past, hardware engineers worked tirelessly to condense the same technology we use in desktop computer to a size and form factor that could be easily carried around. The computers that were considered small would often weigh upwards of five pounds and take up as much space in a bag as a large binder. This is no longer the case.
Originally Posted – 10-28-2010
Earlier this year, we wrote a series of articles on the Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Program. This highly successful program, designed to “promote awareness of Energy Star appliances and decrease energy consumption,” is coming back and we want to make sure that you, your friends and your family are prepared. Don’t miss out on this chance to save energy and money.
The original appliance rebate program, which took place in April of 2010, was responsible for putting nearly $12.5 million back into the pockets of Texas residents. This cash-for-clunkers-esque program offered rebates to residents who took the opportunity to upgrade their aging and/or energy-guzzling appliances like dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, air-conditioners and more. Rebates ranged from $45 – $1,600 dollars (per appliance). The program was successful, but a strict set of steps had to be followed if you wanted to take advantage of the rebates.
Hooray!!!!!!! Schools are closed. Businesses aren’t opening either. Snow storms have already passed through or are on their way. You find yourself with an entire “extra day” to do with as you please, yet you aren’t quite sure what to do.
Well computer fans, you are in luck. Here is a little list to get you going on this FREEzing Friday.
Every year, there are a few landmark dates that you plan and prepare for. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, the first day of school, etc. For the true fan of the “small screen” that day is Monday, September 20th. Why, because next Monday marks the beginning of the Fall TV season (with a few exceptions) and if you don’t already have your DVR(s) locked-and-loaded, your time is running out.
Dozens of returning shows might already be programmed into your season pass, series manager or whatever your DVR software calls it, but this year that will not be enough. With over 20 new series scheduled to begin, and many of them looking to be solid introductions for their respective studios, an overhaul of your scheduling lineup is in order.