I recently utilized 2 different services to trade electronics for cash through the mail: Gazelle and Cell For Cash. I had excellent, fast, professional results with one of them. And, after a bit of a glitch within the company, the other one pulled through and paid in full as well. Here’s my advice if you wish to trade electronics for cash.
I wish so badly that I had just ordered a backup AC power cord for the laptop when I bought it. And if/when the new one should ever stop working, I will make a point to order another one from the same place where I bought my laptop. Here’s why.
I have a couple of different Twitter accounts, each with an entirely different audience based on very unique interests: @FunDogs – fun dog tips for people with dogs @FunHouseHome – helpful information for homeowners – fun home & garden tips @FunTimesGuide – where the geek in me hangs out and I interact with people on a […]
I have 60 of the best iPhone apps on my iPhone right now. I thought I’d share with other iPhone newbies — and iTouch /iPod/iPad newbies — which apps are the must-haves for me, which apps are good default iPhone apps, plus some fun ways you can organize your life and enhance your productivity with the iPhone.
I’m completely clueless when it comes to downloading free ringtones. I mean I know HOW to do it — you just upload a file to your cell phone. But I never really knew how to find decent sites that could be trusted for downloading a new ringtone to my phone. I finally found some ringtone sites that can, indeed, be trusted. And yes, they’re FREE.
Overall, the Blog World Expo conference in Las Vegas was entertaining at first, then boring toward the end. Mid-way through the first day of this 2-day conference, Jim and I both realized that the sessions were extremely beginner-level; better for new bloggers.
I type in the 100 wpm range. That’s pretty good, but not great. The fastest typists tend to type in the 120-150 range. Here are 3 online typing tests where you can test your own typing speed. They’re fun!
My mother and I each got a new laptop computer. We were both having trouble getting used to the flat keyboards, as compared to the old elevated/angled keyboards we had been using on our desktop computers for years. So we built some angled computer stands for our laptops! Here’s how…
Whatever happened to TechTV? Those guys made learning about computers and the Internet FUN. Shows were filled with real-life computer how-to’s and explanations that were actually fun to learn and try.
I’m on my 3rd Netflix movies membership now. Here’s why we initially canceled our memberships… and why we recently signed up again. In brief: because Netflix has gone hi-tech.
Three of our computers all tap into the Internet wirelessly — thanks to our secured wireless network hub. The only problem: Interrupted service. All three of those computers will mysteriously go offline on occasion. Now we’re considering an ethernet adapter that plugs in to a wall outlet, instead of a wireless router. Here’s why…
There is no better — or easier — way to see every single thing you have on your computer than to use the Belarc Advisor program. You download the free program online, then open it up on your computer and run it. The info it tells you about your computer is AMAZING!
Are you in the market for a new computer? Before you buy a new PC, check out these tips from the experts, plus my own recommendations based on our recent computer purchases.
See why I think personalized homepages are so cool, and why I like NetVibes the best…
I found another one-of-a-kind USB drive that you can make yourself. This one is made from a Lego block! Here are directions and pictures.
See why we’ve decided to stick with Cingular — now AT&T — rather than making the switch to Verizon like we’d planned to. Plus, some of the pros and cons of both services. Plus, tips for canceling your Verizon cell phone contract — without any fees or penalties!
Should you leave your laptop plugged in all the time — even when you’re not using it? Should you let your notebook computer ‘hibernate’ with the lid closed while the laptop is plugged in? Is it okay to leave your laptop plugged in while you work for hours at a time? Should you ever unplug the laptop cord from the wall? Answers here…
This amazing shortcut saves you boatloads of keystrokes, especially if you routinely complete the same stuff at the same websites. Today, I was about to clear ALL of my saved data because of just one measly little typo that mistakenly got saved in one of my AutoComplete boxes. Then I found this easy quick-fix!
Here are my “first impressions” review of Google & Yahoo web based applications, followed by my current “updated” review of Yahoo and Google web apps. See what I like best and least about Yahoo And Google Calendar, Notes, Docs, Email, Spreadsheets, etc.
I just got a new Dell laptop computer. While it’s still fresh in my mind, I thought some people might be interested in knowing which computer programs and shortcuts I find most useful. Here are my favorites…
took the plunge… I shelled out the $19.95/yr for access to Yahoo’s advanced email features at the same time that I upgraded (for FREE) to Yahoo’s new Mail Beta version. I’m glad I did, on both accounts. Here’s why…
We are by no means an expert on this topic, but we have definitely learned A LOT in the 8 years that we’ve been blogging. Here are our top things to consider when starting blog or a new website on your own.
Did you know?… You can search for something on a website or blog even if that site doesn’t have a Search Box. Here’s how.
I just noticed that Georgia will be switching to mandatory 10-digital dialing on April 3rd. They’re not the first — or the last — to do so. But it got me thinking: A) Just how many more NUMBERS must we humans be required to remember in order to perform the multitude of tasks that we […]
The dangers of MySpace… and the good stuff too! The point here is this: While MySpace has become all the rage for musicians to connect with their fans and teenagers to broaden their circle of friends, it is becoming more and more like a place to ‘hook-up’ and meet strangers. Here’s the rest of the story…
They say 2005 was the year of the iPod… I was reading about the skyrocketing sales of iPods and iPod accessories recently, when I noticed a number of really unique inventions that make it easier than ever to incorporate an iPod into your daily life. “For every $3 spent on an iPod, at least $1 […]
Here’s how to watch streaming television on your personal computer. This is definitely the way of the future, but several networks are airing their television programs online already!
Our recommendation for the BEST free virus protection: Trend Micro’s FREE online tool that ‘scans’ your hard drive and remedies any virus-related issues that might have affected your computer on the spot… and the FREE AVG anti-virus program to prevent further viruses from infecting your computer. Here’s everything you need to know…
Who knew?… Here are a few things to keep in mind before you save something onto a CD or DVD. If you will be buying new CDs or DVDs soon… Or, if you plan to burn data, pictures, or music onto a CD or DVD in the near future… then check here first. Following are […]
I’ve been meaning to post something about this for awhile. Why? Because I think it’s brilliant and could be life-saving. ICE: In Case of Emergency It’s gotten a lot of attention recently in the news… It’s even appeared in Snopes (…and has been authenticated as “TRUE”). What it comes down to is this: programming your emergency contact […]
I have studied the effects of “driver distractions” on car crashes before, so I decided I’d better try one of these headsets! THIS, my friends, is a classic case of driver distraction!… The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 10% of drivers are using a phone. Source Eager to be communicating more safely […]
Here’s a CHEAP way to turn any memory card (like those used in digital cameras, mp3 players, camcorders, etc.) into a transportable hard drive to store files, pictures, etc. — or to transfer things from one computer to another. It’s a USB flash drive!
Here are two quick & easy solutions for bypassing those online registration forms… you know, the kind that make you ‘register first for free’ before you can view the article.
What turns ‘regular graffiti’ into Grafedia is the blue line that’s placed under it. That blue line signals that there’s more about this particular piece of artwork online. Check out this new form of creative/interactive art!
It took two “brainwashing sessions” to get me to buy into the fact that we do, in fact, need Satellite Radio. Specifically, XM (as opposed to Sirius) Satellite Radio. First, Jim made Neil show me his new portable XM Satellite Radio at a softball game one night. Then, Neil invited us to set our home […]
Here are some of the differences between Google’s personalized homepage and Yahoo’s personalized homepage. Both offer a way to keep all of your favorite things at your fingertips — no matter WHAT computer you’re on…
Okay, now that my computer is back to normal… let’s get back to the FUN stuff!!! I realize that I have GOT to be the very last person on Earth left to comment on this past weekend’s national Blogging conference…
I have a feeling that most people (even those who use Yahoo for e-mail) are not aware of the wide variety of free tools and services available for FREE! Simply by using MyYahoo as your homepage, you can incorporate a number of really cool Internet features.
See Francois in the HP photo printer commercial in these videos.
Knock on wood, unlike the majority of Americans out there, we don’t get much SPAM. That can be attributed largely to the fact that we: 1. Simply don’t share our e-mail addresses with many people. 2. Stop the e-mail chain…
Following are three of the most valuable computer tips you may ever use. They’ll save you time. They’ll prevent future headaches. They’ll put you in touch with things you never even knew existed!
The best programs we have found for fighting spyware (that behind-the-scenes stuff that lingers on your computer after visiting certain websites or downloading certain programs) are: AdAware SpyBot Search & Destroy…
If you want to design your website to have the greatest impact among twenty-somethings, then you might want to consider the following factors, as they reveal some interesting website surfing ‘facts’ and variables that affect a user’s experience.
Following are a variety of things that you can do to alleviate the pain associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by making your work space more ergonomic. Use these tips to make adjustments in your current work space or to help you when making purchasing decisions on a new items for your home or work office.