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10 things you didn’t know Google could do

googletricks00Like most of the globe, I use Google every day, however, in t Cheap Pandora Jewelry new album  he last year or so I’ve noticed I use it less for standard searches and more for some of its slightly obscure, but extremely useful tools.

Here is a list of 10 tips on how to use Google as more than just your regular old search engine. I’ve tried not to simply rehash different ways you can use the “Advanced Search” feature …

How to search Delicious bookmarks with Chrome

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ortly after Chrome was released I posted a quick tip on how to make a Delicious “plugin” for Chrome. This was a neccessity, as at that writing Chrome didn’t have a method to migrate the awesome Delicious-Firefox plugin. Well, it’s about 10 months later, and still no plugin support — though some exciting stuff seems just around the c elwilde may space  orner.

The downside to the bookmarklet method in our last …

Syncing and sharing files with Dropbox

DropboxAs a Web designer I am always looking for convenient ways to share large files between myself, collaborators and clients. I’ve tried several different methods: FTPs; drops like Drop.io; folder-sharing services like Windows Live Sync, and a plethor Cheap Pandora Jewelry any future greatest  a of file share startups like sendspace, 4shared, Lime Wire.

And while they all work (most of them anyway) decent enough, none of them blew me away as a real solution …

List of the best open source software applications

open-source001There’s nothing new about the term “open source” as it relates to software – it’s been around for more than a decade now. However, as being a tad tech-suave has settled into the collective consciousness, the reliance on commercial software solutions is dropping daily.

Whereas the connotation initially was that open source projects were buggy and unstable (I mean, how could anything being worked on for free not be?), and commercial software was solid and trusted – over the last …

Improve Vista’s Start Menu

If you’re a little befuddled by Windows Vista’s start menu and it’s general lack of any sort of organization – check out Vista Start Menu, a freeware program (with a pro upgrade) that enhances the Vista start menu.

On top of the organizational and customizational benefits, the Vista Start Menu’s developers have taken into account the human brain’s cognitive abilities and limitations – particularly that your brain is darn good at using visual memory to find stuff.

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How to make a Delicious “plugin” for Chrome

When I migrated my browsing habits to Chrome a couple weeks back one of my big holdups was that Google Chrome didn’t have a Delicious plugin for quickly Burberry Accessories   bookmarking links.

However, with just a tad of javascript you can correct this Chrome shortcoming.…

4 free online personal finance tools

I've recently dug in and decided to add some method to the madness that is my finances.

Perhaps not unlike many of you, I'm quite clueless when it comes to financial planning. It, in the same way as exercise, is one of those things I know I should do, I put large amounts of effort into thinking about doing, but never actually get off my ass and do it.

Well, no more. I'm …

Google Chrome brings new shine to browser market

Google ChromeIt's no secret that near everything Google touches turns to gold, but as of yesterday the company has plans to embed an entirely different metal on your desktop – Chrome.

Google Chrome is a new Internet browser that has been designed from the ground up to simplify the user interface and, perhaps more importantly, streamline and speed-up the multitude of processing that happens behind the scenes when you visit a Web site.…

Check IE6 design layout on Vista

IE TesterWhether you're putting together a full-featured Web site or are just maintaining your personal blog – seeing how the l

ayout looks in different browsers is essential in assuring that all your visitors experience the same thing.

In the battle for consistent design there is no more fearsome foe than Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. Despite the browser quickly coming up on its eighth birthday, it is still in wide use – particularly …

Flip 3D-like solutions for XP and Home Basic

If you happen to be one of the many folks that have a system pre-loaded with an OEM version of Windows Vista Home Basic, or just haven’t stepped into Microsoft’s new generation of OS and are still running XP, here’s a little tip on how you can have your system mimic Vista Aero’s slick new Flip 3D task switcher.

First, I should preface this with the tidbit that I spent a couple hours looking …