Monday, November 23, 2009

Dogpile "What is the world searching for"

Dogpile is internet search engine created by Infospace. They use Metasearch technology to give you the best results. Metasearch simply means they combine the results from  Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask. Dogpile also allows you to see what other terms are being actively search for on the site (Dogpile Search Spy) I'm sure you will get a laugh from some of the things that pops up.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Eco-Friendly Sticky Notes

Do you love sticky notes, but you don't like having them all over your desk or refrigerator. Well I have a solution for you and it's called Listhings. Their motto is "store notes and save trees". Not only is Listhings trying to save you paper, but the promise to by carbon credits for the energy used to keep there servers running. You can use the site on-the-go or sign up for a free account. Demo below.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

MP3 Search

MP3 Search is a straight to the point site. Type in the artist name or song title and your done. It gives you options to listen to the track, embed the link in a site or download it. I did serveral random searches and it seemed to work pretty well. Try it for yourself.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Spot fake Emails

At least once a week I receive an email from one of my friends talking about a wonderful offer I can get if I just pass it along to 5 or 10 people. Guess what, 10 times out of 10 it's false. I know your really want that free meal at Apple Bee's, but a quick check at Snopes will dis-spell all the urban legends that end up in your inbox. For better search results just go to Google, type in the email subject and add Snopes to the end. Save yourself and your friends sometime.

Internet Security- Safe Boot Mode

Internet safety is very important, especially when it comes to downloading unfamiliar programs. Today I had a friend who downloaded one of those programs that are usually on the side of the web page flashing" You have virus download our removal tool now". Little did she know the program would try and hold her computer hostage until she bought it. The computer became extremely slow, her destop background and icons disappeared, and it wouldn't all me to go to the MSCONFIG window or System Restore.

So first never download something that you are unfamiliar with on the web. I know that's an understatement, but it has to be said. Now to delete the program checkout the video below on how to delete items in Safe Boot Mode.