Archive for the ‘Useful Websites’ Category

Safely Click On Shortened Links

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Micro-blogging sites like Twitter limit the length of messages so it is a common practice to shorten web links using services like TinyURL. However, hackers can also hide malicious websites or programs behind these generic links. Unfortunately you won't know until you click. Before you click on a shortened link, ...

Coupon Codes Make Holiday Shopping Merrier

Monday, November 26th, 2012

If you are going to do your shopping online this year, online codes can help you maximize your holiday purchases. Check out KeyCode and CurrentCodes. Both have simple layouts that will take you right to codes for your favorite online stores. You can shop by a specific store, shopping category ...

Zotero Research Paper Help

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The summer of fun is over for students and it is back to the grindstone. That means research and writing papers will be filling the evenings for both students and parents. Of course, citing sources is a necessary evil for any research paper. Fortunately, today's budding scholars have Zotero to help ...

Just Jing Your Screen Shots

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A picture is often worth a thousand words - especially If you happen to be the go to tech guy for the family. Even if you aren't trying to do an "on the fly' tech tutorial or documenting an error message, screen captures come in handy. Unfortunately, Windows ...

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

I hate having to complete PDF forms by hand. That is why I was so happy to discover FillAnyPDF.com. Using this website, you can fill out, sign, and send forms, all online! There is no software needed and any PDF (or MS Word) form can be used, even if ...

Send Free Faxes Via the Internet

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I don't send faxes very often but when I need to send one it is such a hassle. I had to send a couple of faxes to Ameritrade last night so I thought I would give the free internet faxing service faxzero.com a try. You can send faxes to ...

SportTracker For Runners In The Danger Zone

Monday, February 6th, 2012

If you are like many folks, one of your New Year's resolutions had something to do with losing weight and/or getting back in shape.  Since we are over a month into 2012, most of you have already abandoned such craziness.  However, for the minority of you that have stuck with ...

Facebook Unfriend Notifier

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Although I think people worry way too much about what happens (or doesn't happen) on Facebook, I thought I would post a note about this new browser script. Unfriend Finder is a browser script that notifies you when someone "unfriends" you. For those of you who cannot think of anything ...

Get The Best Local Price With Milo

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

I hate shopping! However, the one thing I hate more is buying a new gadget then finding the same thing for less money at another store. Unfortunately, the gas to drive to every store before buying would eat up any saving. That's why I was happy to discover Milo. ...

Add Old-time Radio Programs To Your MP3 Player

Monday, December 5th, 2011

I use my iPhone and iPod to listen to music at the gym and podcasts while driving. Now I have found something to give me a little variety - old-time radio programming. The Internet Archive has a large selection of free and legal old radio programs like my favorite Dragnet. ...

Get Help Making Your Résumé

Monday, November 28th, 2011

In this economy, it would be a good idea to maintain an up to date resume. Fortunately, you can turn to the web for help with the process of putting together a professional looking resume or cv. pdfCV is a free service that will help you create your résumé ...

Google Takeout

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The Big G has introduced a new product called Takeout. Basically what it does is take all of the data that you have stored on Google and compress it into a ZIP file. You have to select the services you want to download including data from sites like Buzz, Picasa ...

Useful Websites

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Build a Website Need to start a website? Give Bluegriffon a look. If you can use a word processor, you can build a website. Just place your text, pictures and other elements on the page and the program does all the background coding for you. It also supports the ...

Get A Handle On PDF Docs

Monday, May 16th, 2011

I use PDF files almost every time I send out files. I love using PDF files because they can be secured, they are small so they send well via email and they can be opened on any computer. They also retain the original document's text, fonts and images. Unfortunately, ...