Gasoline prices fluctuate, sometimes dramatically, so it makes sense to do a bit of research before refueling your car. Whether you’re home or traveling, you’re only a few keystrokes away from seeing the current gas prices in your surrounding area. Microsoft can show you a list of the stations near a zip code, in a…

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As I’m sure you know, Google does a great job of indexing the web. The searches are thorough and the results are returned fast. Remember, Google doesn’t ‘own’ that data, it’s just indexed it for quick access. That same searching technology can work on your desktop computer! Google Desktop is an application that runs on…

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Hi! Yesterday I told you about Firefox, the open source browser you can use instead of Internet Explorer. You can add functions to Firefox to include things to make your work/surf life easier and better. You can see the add-on functions for Firefox by clicking here. Even if you don’t grab Firefox now, check out…

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Hi! Internet Explorer is Microsoft’s web browswer… it’s the blue ‘e’ on your computer. It’s slow, bloated, and often the target used by writers of malicious code intended to steal your personal info and make your online life miserable. You don’t have to use Internet Explorer (IE)… you can use Firefox, the open source browswer…

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Hi! Today I want to tell you about an amazing website I’ve been using for years: refdesk.com. This cool website is a compendium of links and information to help you find or check just about anything on the internet…it’s a true resource! Refdesk bills itself as a ‘fact checker for the internet’ but, believe me,…

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Hi. You know how sometimes you wish Windows could do some stuff it can’t do… that there are a few things that just should have been included in the operating system? Well…the Microsoft developers have created a set of very cool utilities that aren’t official products but are available to people to improve their Windows…

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Hi! Today I’m telling you about a very cool website that can help you get around using public transportation. If you live in or around one of the cities they’ve got covered, you can use it to find out how to get from one place to another using buses, subways, trains, and walking. the site…

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Hi. I’m an AT&T customer and on this month’s bill, there was a notice that using 411 from my cell phone will be $1.99 plus minutes FOR EACH USE, starting July 1. $1.99!! I don’t know what Verizon and Sprint charge but I’m sure it’s not free. You can use the internet to look up…

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Hi! Yep… more Google magic for today’s tip. You can use your cell phone’s SMS (text messaging) to get information quickly and free from Google. Yes — free! Send a text message to Google (that’s 466453) with a question and Google will reply to you. Here are some sample searches you can send to Google…

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