Archives for July 2011

Memorials And Tributes – 1000Memories

I think we all hope that, when our time comes, we”ll leave behind a legacy of some sort that transcends our limited human lifespan and allows us to last beyond our days — living on in the memories of others is probably the closest anyone …continue reading

Hail a Cab on the Internet with Cabulous

Getting from place to place isn’t always as easy as it could be. While most people seem to drive these days, we’ve all found ourselves, at some point in our lives and for some reason or another, standing on a cold curb in an urban …continue reading

How to Add Family Members to Your Facebook Profile

You may have noticed some of your friends have their family members listed on the sidebar of their Facebook profile pages. This is a great way to help close friends and family find other family members once they’ve located you. It’s also a nice way …continue reading

How to Deal with Trolls in Social Media

Anyone who has contributed anything that has gained a level of attention in the social media realm has experienced the impact that a few trolls can have on the conversation and community as a whole. It seems that as soon as one or two people …continue reading

How Compression and Normalization Affect the Listening Experience

One of my biggest complaints with CDs isn’t a fault in the media; it is the fault of the idiots who master them. It seems there is but one goal for them: to ruin my hearing. Great sound and great music require there to be …continue reading

How to Change RAM on an iMac

The iMac is a very capable system that combines a quality display with a powerful set of hardware. The iMac is used by a wide range of users for everything from everyday home applications to video editing. One of the most common upgrades made to …continue reading

How to Fix Three Finger Swipe in Google Chrome on OS X Lion

Since the release of OS X Lion, Google Chrome users find themselves struggling because their gestures aren’t working with their trackpad. This is because of Lion’s new gesture interface overriding the commands to go back and forth with a three finger gesture. This is fixable …continue reading

How to Get a Job Using YouTube and Social Media

Employers appreciate effort and commitment. Making your resume stand out is definitely something that helps get your foot in the door for an interview. Pink Paper, or sending it in a funny shaped box might have gotten you noticed 10 years ago, but in this …continue reading

Social Media Organization – threadsy

With a constant bombardment of information from all fronts, 21st century life can seem pretty overwhelming. One example: we’re communicating all over the place on the Internet these days. Where generations in the not-too-distant past had the option of telephone or snail mail if they …continue reading

Sidechirp – Twitter Client in Your Windows Sidebar

Some changes made to an operating system over time make it seem like the developers are just trying too hard to “wow” us at the expense of keeping our systems streamlined and smoothly functioning. A company that eschews the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix …continue reading

How to Use Social Media for Business to Search for What Your Competition is Doing

In some industries, the only way to know what the competition is doing is to send an inside spy to work for the company for some time and report back about its strategy and upcoming projects. Unless you happen to big Google, Facebook, or Microsoft, …continue reading

Is Anyone Buying Google Chromebooks?

I have been using the test version of the Google Chromebook, the Cr-48, since mid-December, 2010. For the most part, my experience has been positive and I have enjoyed the pint sized laptop computer. There have been some issues that Google has fixed with …continue reading

How to Keep Launchpad Organized

If you’re familiar with using iOS after 4.0 came out, then Launchpad will likely come as second nature to you. That said, many people don’t know the fundamentals of keeping this interface organized and efficient. When you first upgrade to Lion from Snow Leopard, you …continue reading

How to Use Social Media for Business: Give Your Customers a Voice

One of the best aspects of social media is that it allows for conversation to occur. Not only is it an easy way to market your newest campaign and easily reach both current and future customers, but social media allows for a dialogue between you …continue reading

How to Quickly Assign Apps to Specific Desktops in Mission Control

Mission Control, included with OS X Lion, has changed the way many of its users interact with their Mac. Like Launchpad, these changes are intended to make moving between applications easier. In a previous post, I mentioned some of the basics surrounding Mission Control and …continue reading

How to Use Social Media for Business: Build a Reputation Through Dispensing Advice in Your Field

Contrary to popular belief, social media is not just a soapbox to shout out your ideas, be they what you had for lunch or your seminar next Saturday. As a business, you can use social media to not only talk about your ideas, but also …continue reading

How to Use Social Media for Business: Give Your Employees a Voice

In the last few years, many large companies have taken to Twitter as an additional channel for customer service. Zappos is a prime example of how companies have utilized Twitter as an option for customers to reach out to the company with comments, questions, and …continue reading

Easter Eggs and Hidden Features Abound in OS X 10.7

If there is one thing Apple is known for, aside from making really artistic products, it’s adding those little touches that make its hardcore fans happy. These Easter eggs are certainly present in OS X 10.7 Lion, and some of them are pretty hard to …continue reading

How to Use Social Media Marketing to Seed Your Own Unique Ideas and Generate Attention

While other companies, brands, and businesses may have new and unique ideas, your business most likely has original concepts of its own. You and your business can use social media to seed these ideas and use your social networks to generate buzz about your …continue reading

7plus for Windows 7

We all know that there just aren’t usually enough hours in the day to get the constructive things done that we’d like to cross off of our to-do lists before heading off to enjoy the leisure activities of our choosing or — most blessed leisure …continue reading

Can Deceptive Reviews Really Be Weeded Out?

In reading product reviews, I am sure that we have all read some in which the writer goes on for paragraph after paragraph using adjectives such as ‘fantastic,’ ‘superb,’ or other wording to describe a particular product or service. When that occurs I can’t help …continue reading

How to Use Social Media for Marketing to Watch What Others Are Doing and Do Something New

Marketing with social media enables brands and businesses to utilize countless tools to spread a message in new and original ways. Every day companies are using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, blogs, and other mediums to design creative campaigns. While you as a brand may be …continue reading

How to Make Painless Automobile Purchases with CarWoo!

Not everyone can take the bus or train or dirigible to work, so many of us need to burden ourselves with owning vehicles that will get us there and back again every day. Aside from the high cost of the accompanying auto insurance, gasoline, parking …continue reading

How to Use Social Media for Marketing to Observe How Real People React to Other Campaigns

Should your man smell like an Old Spice man? Regardless of your answer, a multi-platform, viral marketing campaign in early 2010 by Old Spice became a textbook example of a well-executed social media marketing campaign. While Old Spice did see its sales increase following the …continue reading

PCGen is a Free Way to Generate Role-Playing Game Characters

After almost 40 years, role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Cyberpunk, and others are still going strong. Any experienced player will tell you that creating and managing an RPG character is a lot like preparing for a thesis. You have several different resources at …continue reading

How to Use Social Media for Marketing to Latch Onto Trends and Keep Your Messaging Relevant

Keeping up with what’s trendy in today’s world now requires more than a weekly phone call to your favorite niece or nephew and a subscription to Glamour or GQ. With the fast-paced evolution of social media, what’s hot today will have fallen off the radar …continue reading

Free TV for Google Chrome Users

I have been trying a free extension application, designed for the Google Chrome browser, that makes it possible for you to view several thousand television stations through your browser. Sounds great, but before you climb on your roof to remove your antenna or discontinue your …continue reading

How to Use Social Media for Marketing to Scout for Joint Venture Opportunities

Social media provides great tools to network with and meet others in your industry. As part of your marketing efforts, you may want to consider searching for counterparts to your own brand or business that you can leverage to find new clients or expand your …continue reading

How to Save Money on Physical Books

While eBooks seem to be all the rage right now due to considerably lower average cost than their physical counterparts, the benefits of buying a physical book are still worth the price difference to many avid readers. Like an audio CD from a popular band, …continue reading

How 10gen’s NoSQL MongoDB is Different Than SQL

I’m part of several different discussion groups where people talk about the tools they use for various projects. One of the questions that’s cropping up more frequently among several of the groups is when using a NoSQL solution makes sense as an alternative to a …continue reading