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Online Tech Tips
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Use Timed Links for Secure Online Messaging
2012-06-01 13:02:00
Everyone, at some point, has probably sent an email, Facebook message or even a text message that they later came to regret. Unfortunately, once an online message is sent, most services don?t allow you to un-send it nor delete it. For more security when sending online emails and other notes, you can use a time ...Post from:Use Timed Links for Secure Online Messaging
Enhance Windows Right-Click Function
2012-05-31 13:30:00
The right-click mouse function offers a ton of convenience, and we often use right-click for several tasks; but because this is such a core feature of Windows, we often overlook how much simpler this function makes everyday tasks. This is not the easy button, this is the easy button. The right-click or secondary click option ...Post from:Enhance Windows Right-Click Function
Add Flipboard Like Navigation to a Web Browser
2012-05-30 13:22:00
Flipboard is one of the most popular iPad applications in the Apple AppStore. However, the app serves a very basic purpose. It simply aggregates incoming feeds and news sources and presents them to you in a nicely designed wrapper, while letting you customize the content and sources for your particular Flipboard. In today?s post, we ...Post from:Add Flipboard Like Navigation to a Web Browser
View Full Sized Thumbnail Images on the Web the Easy Way
2012-05-29 13:56:00
When browsing Facebook, Google +, Tumblr, Pinterest and the web in general, you likely run across thumbnail images quite frequently, as most websites now incorporate them into their design. These thumbnail images are great for their function in web design, but when you, the visitor wants to view the image in full size or greater ...Post from:View Full Sized Thumbnail Images on the Web the Easy Way
The Future of Technology: Year 2020 and Beyond
2012-05-28 13:24:00
Technology moves rather fast, that we are sure of. You buy a brand new computer, cell phone or tablet, and that lasts you approximately a year (minimum) and  around 3 years (maximum) before being outdated, old technology. However, as fast as technology moves now, it will move significantly quicker in the future. Today?s post will ...Post from:The Future of Technology: Year 2020 and Beyond
Setup an Additional Phone Number on a Android Smartphone or iPhone
2012-05-27 13:12:00
When you get an iPhone or Android based smartphone, like any other cellphone, you activate the line with a specific phone number. However, what if you want to have an additional phone number for your phone? Using the iPhone?s/Android?s required data plan in combination with an app, you can setup a secondary phone number that ...Post from:Setup an Additional Phone Number on a Android Smartphone or iPhone
More About: Smartphones
Microsoft so.cl Social Network Review and Tour
2012-05-26 13:11:00
Facebook and Google + have quickly established themselves as being some of the best social networks on the web. Now, Microsoft has entered the ring with their very own so.cl network. Social network, of course is a very broad term that refers to an online community. The last thing some people may want to do ...Post from:Microsoft so.cl Social Network Review and Tour
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Add Launchpad Style Application Launcher to Windows 7
2012-05-25 13:24:00
Opening programs and launching applications in Windows is usually done using the start menu or taskbar. However, if you have several apps installed, or would prefer a slightly different interface for deploying your favorite programs, you may want to consider using an application launcher. This is a simple way to make Windows more fluid. Not ...Post from:Add Launchpad Style Application Launcher to Windows 7
Use Google?s What Do You Love to Get a Variety of Search Results
2012-05-24 13:20:00
So most people are probably familiar with the basic Google search filtering options. From Google.com, you simply enter any search term and Google presents you with the web search results. However, these listings are also filterable by everything, images, maps, videos, news, shopping and more simply by using the sort options on the left side ...Post from:Use Google’s What Do You Love to Get a Variety of Search Results
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Leap Motion Review
2012-05-23 15:48:00
The Leap Motion is a just released device that claims that it can effectively replace the keyboard and mouse on a  Mac or PC with a better, gesture based interface. Most Mac and PC devices don?t have touch screens, but that?s irrelevant because the Leap Motion device is very much, Xbox Kinect like. The Leap ...Post from:Leap Motion Review
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Best 3rd Party App Stores for PC
2012-05-22 13:47:00
The popularity of smartphones and tablets from Google and Apple have of course changed the technology industry, but they?ve also changed the way we acquire software. For example, when you?re browsing for iPhone apps you likely find the apps through the Apple AppStore the majority of the time. Alternatively, when browsing for Android apps, you ...Post from:Best 3rd Party App Stores for PC
Automatically Activate Windows 7 and Microsoft Office From a Clean Install
2012-05-21 13:40:00
The Windows activation process is usually quite simple? with the first Windows activation. Simply enter your product activation key, let Windows register the key, and you?re set to go. However, if you reinstall Windows several times? subsequent Windows activations can be a pain in the ***. In today?s post, we will review how you can ...Post from:Automatically Activate Windows 7 and Microsoft Office From a Clean Install
Use the Library and eBook Lenders to Get Free eBooks
2012-05-20 13:00:00
As of lately, several of the more popular technology blogs have hyped the website Zero Dollar Books, a place that lists best selling Kindle books that are currently available for free. If you enjoy reading novels and own an eBook reader or tablet, you may also want to consider using the library as a free ...Post from:Use the Library and eBook Lenders to Get Free eBooks
Watch YouTube Videos that are Blocked or Restricted in Some Countries
2012-05-19 13:59:00
Want to watch a YouTube video that has country restrictions in place? Alternatively, want to watch a YouTube video that is marked with a copyright block? YouTube often times places restrictions on their video content, which is appropriate in some cases; but other times, it may be unneeded. In today?s post, we will review how ...Post from:Watch YouTube Videos that are Blocked or Restricted in Some Countries
Use a Tablet or iPad as a Computer Monitor
2012-05-18 13:15:00
If you are an Android or iPad tablet owner, you can setup your device as a secondary external monitor that can compliment your Mac or PC. This is a great way to add more screen real estate without having to purchase an additional monitor. It also provides a more versatile workspace. Setting up a tablet ...Post from:Use a Tablet or iPad as a Computer Monitor
More About: Smartphones
Google Voice Actions/Assistant is Siri for Android
2012-05-12 13:21:00
Looking for a quality Siri application for Android? Google Voice Actions is an Android 2.2 (Froyo) and higher compatible voice command service that uses Google?s many services to answer questions and control various functions on Android based smartphones. The Siri personal assistant app by Apple works fairly nicely with the iPhone 4S. However, Apple has ...Post from:Google Voice Actions/Assistant is Siri for Android
More About: Smartphones
Use Your Smartphone as a Photo or Document Scanner
2012-05-11 13:53:00
Smartphones are quickly becoming an all-in-one replacement solution for many of the other technology based devices that we own. In another post, we reviewed how you can use your smartphone to control your television, Blu-ray player, etc? In today?s post, we will review how you can use an iPhone or Android phone as a replacement ...Post from:Use Your Smartphone as a Photo or Document Scanner
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Customize and Enhance Your Facebook Experience
2012-05-10 13:04:00
Facebook, by default, doesn?t offer a lot of customization options. Additionally, the UI (user interface) of Facebook has been criticized heavily, particularly whenever Facebook changes up things or adds a new feature. We?ve previously posted some tutorials that have gained a positive response from our site visitors, such as Get Rid of the Facebook Timeline. ...Post from:Customize and Enhance Your Facebook Experience
More About: Facebook
Build Your Own Personal Cloud Storage Server
2012-05-09 13:46:00
We commonly post about Dropbox and other popular cloud services which seem to be all the hype as of recently. This is quite understandable, as cloud services are undeniably convenient. Not only do they allow us to push our favorite content to the multiple devices that we use, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, but ...Post from:Build Your Own Personal Cloud Storage Server
Windows 8 Versions Explained
2012-05-08 13:18:00
Using the traditional Windows release approach, Microsoft has recently announced the upcoming versions of their next generation operating system, Windows 8. Unlike Mac OS X, Windows has several more versions to pick from. For example, Windows 7 versions ranged from the basic Starter and Home Premium up to Ultimate. Will Windows 8 continue the same ...Post from:Windows 8 Versions Explained
Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. SkyDrive vs. Amazon Cloud Drive vs. iCloud
2012-05-07 13:23:00
Cloud services aren?t necessarily a new technology, as IT companies and businesses have been using forms of cloud services in some respects for years now. Even personal cloud storage services for consumers have been around for a few years, but with most of the top technology companies now offering their own versions of cloud storage ...Post from:Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. SkyDrive vs. Amazon Cloud Drive vs. iCloud
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Capture Screenshots at Defined Time Intervals Automatically
2012-05-06 13:24:00
Screenshots are part of our daily routine as tech support professionals. There is no better way to explain to someone how to do something from a distance than through a mixture of both words and visuals, and since we cannot always make a video, screenshots are the next best thing. However, there are times when ...Post from:Capture Screenshots at Defined Time Intervals Automatically
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Coolest Smartphone Cases? Specialty Options for iPhone and Android
2012-05-05 13:46:00
Technology accessory manufacturers make cases for just about any electronics item these days, but cases for smartphones are a bit more essential because smartphones are usually carried with you most places you go; and because they?re portable, handheld devices, smartphones are one of the most commonly dropped or broken items. Being one of the most ...Post from:Coolest Smartphone Cases ? Specialty Options for iPhone and Android
More About: Smartphones , Iphone
Make a YouTube Intro Video the Easy Way
2012-05-04 13:15:00
Many of the professional vloggers on YouTube and other video based websites feature cool, visually appealing intros on their videos that run for a short duration before the actual video starts. Although many of these people are quite skilled in video editing and at using expensive programs like Final Cut, that doesn?t mean that you ...Post from:Make a YouTube Intro Video the Easy Way
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Complete Guide to Facebook Email Setup
2012-05-03 13:39:00
For many people, Facebook is the main website for keeping in contact with others. Most of your friends are likely on Facebook, and you may sometimes use the website to keep in touch with these people via the messaging and chat features offered by the social network or even by posting to their wall. If ...Post from:Complete Guide to Facebook Email Setup
What Type of Data Do Websites Collect About You
2012-05-02 13:49:00
Since the birth of the internet, website analytics and tracking software has constantly evolved and gotten more complex. Used mainly for business and marketing, most data collection software can account various details about a visitor whenever the website is visited. In today?s post, we will review some common items that many of the net?s most ...Post from:What Type of Data Do Websites Collect About You
Hide Your IP Address
2012-05-01 13:07:00
Among our most helpful and popular posts on OTT is one of our articles, How to Track the Original Location of an Email via its IP Address. However, there is a flip side to that also. What if you want to hide your IP address in order to browse the web more anonymously? In today?s ...Post from:Hide Your IP Address
Add Customized and Advanced Options to a Web Browser using Scripts
2012-04-30 13:48:00
We?ve posted quite a few articles regarding web browser plugins for platforms like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Mainly, these posts revolve around using plugins to add features to a browser. In today?s post, we will focus more on advanced scripts that can add even more custom and advanced options to not only the browser ...Post from:Add Customized and Advanced Options to a Web Browser using Scripts
Microsoft?s Software Plans and Release Dates for 2012 ? 2014
2012-04-29 13:19:00
Microsoft is mostly known for the Windows operating system and Xbox 360 gaming console, two of their mainstream products. However, they have a variety of other software based products that you may use also. Programs like MS Office and Exchange are quite popular, but they also offer some lesser known products such as SharePoint. Here ...Post from:Microsoft’s Software Plans and Release Dates for 2012 – 2014
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Make a Panorama Photo with IPhone
2012-04-28 13:52:00
The iPhone 4s has a great camera. With 8 MP and stunning clarity (at least when the lens is not dirty), photos from iPhone 4s are on par with photos from better point-and-shoot cameras. But, while you can zoom in on an object pretty far, iPhone still does not have wide angle capabilities. So, photographing ...Post from:Make a Panorama Photo with IPhone
More About: Smartphones , Iphone
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