Archive for Tips

Tip: Simplify Windows Live Photo Gallery Navigation with Table of Contents

by Dec 15, 2010

One of the things that I love about Windows Live Photo Gallery is how I can edit captions and other information right on the thumbnails while viewing the pictures. However, navigating pictures using this view can be a challenge, specially if you have thousands pictures spanning many years. While using WLPG I discovered that there…Continue Reading

4 Tips for Using Gmail’s Priority Inbox

Sep 24, 2010 6 Comments

It’s been over a week since Google launched Priority Inbox and already they have posted tips on how to maximize its effectiveness. In the guide below I will show each of the tips along with an explanation on how each works. If you have any comments or questions please use the comments form at the…Continue Reading

Top 5 Golf GPS Apps for the iPhone

Sep 03, 2010 9 Comments

If you’ve ever tried to find the right GPS Golf application using the iPhone’s App store you quickly discover that there are a ton of apps with different features, prices, maps and varying degrees of user friendliness. Rather than putting you through the process of trying to find a needle in a haystack, you can continue reading this story to find out which 5 iPhone Golf Apps we think are the best.

Watch Out for “Free” Public Wireless Hotspots

Aug 30, 2010 3 Comments

I do quite a bit of business travel and naturally I am always on the lookout for free Wi-Fi hotspots to get on the internet. In more recent trips, I’ve been seeing a trend where free Wi-Fi is being offered in many airports, coffee shops and hotels. I think this is a terrific sign of where we are headed in terms of one day having universal and free internet access.

Tip: Save Precious Ink and Paper with Print What You Like

Aug 18, 2010 No Comments

How many times have you printed a great article on the Internet and find that what looked like a single page print turns out to be 3 or 4 pages? This usually happens because of the website’s formatting, ads, and background images. Think about all of the paper and ink that you just wasted on…Continue Reading

Tip: Find Unsaved Contacts in Outlook 2010

Aug 16, 2010 1 Comment

How many times have you gone searching for the email address of someone you emailed months or weeks ago? If you happen to use Outlook 2010 to manage your emails you will be happy to find out that all of the email addresses you have ever used while composing messages are saved by Outlook. Better…Continue Reading

How to Compress or Zip Up Files in Windows 7

Aug 05, 2010 1 Comment

Don’t you hate it when people send you emails containing a ton of attachments instead of one file? Trust me, they hate it when you do it too. This can happen when sending files related to work or when sending pictures of a recent outing to family and friends. Because there is no option to…Continue Reading

Tip: Use the Windows Key to Quickly Switch Between Screen and Projector

Jul 26, 2010 No Comments

How many times have you been embarrassed at a presentation or seminar because you could not get the projector to display work with your laptop? This scenario usually leads to time loss, a frustrated audience, and a call to assistance from a nearby geek. This entire experience could have been avoided if you would have…Continue Reading

Tip: Save Images from Websites with Your iPhone

Jul 14, 2010 1 Comment

How many times have you found an awesome image while browsing the web on your iPhone with no way to download it? In iOS4 that will no longer be an issue. The ability to save images from the web was introduced in the latest version of iOS4 for the iPhone and iPod Touch. To learn…Continue Reading

Tip: How to Lock and Unlock the iPhone’s Screen Orientation

Jul 02, 2010 10 Comments

Unlike previous versions of the iPhone, iOS 4 allows you to lock the screen orientation while using the iPhone. This is very helpful when reading emails, text messages, and using other applications that auto rotate when the iPhone’s orientation changes. The guide below will show you how to lock and unlock the iPhone’s screen orientation. How…Continue Reading

Tip: Calculate Lease Payments and Other Items with the Windows 7 Calculator

May 21, 2010 2 Comments

Looking to calculate your next mortgage payment? Forget Excel, open the built-in Windows Calculator. The Calculator in Windows 7 is loaded with features. You can use one of the 4 basic calculators or use a series of worksheets where you can solve for mortgage payments or your fuel consumption, among others. The Calculator is standard…Continue Reading

Feature: Ultimate Guide to Editing Your Email Signatures

May 21, 2010 No Comments

Are you looking to personalize your email signatures to match your style? Good. In this feature I will show you where to locate the email signature settings for almost any email client out there. The list of clients covered will be listed below, simply click on the link and you will be taken to the…Continue Reading

Tip: Add PST Files to Outlook 2010

May 17, 2010 No Comments

I recently quit my job and among the things I took with me was a copy of the Outlook archive file I created to save important messages. The archive file was saved as a .pst file which is commonly used by Outlook to save messages, calendar entries, to-do’s, and other items. When I copied the…Continue Reading