Computer Help

HP Business Templates – Free Stuff For Your Business

Offered free to HP customers, the HP office and business templates and images can be used to help promote your business, without worrying about copyright limitations. Easily customize the information on any of the templates to create the best marketing material for your particular business. Business Identity Kits Give your marketing materials a professional and […]

Google Docs – FREE Office Productivity Suite

Imagine, if you will, a place where document sharing is easy and efficient – and free. Google Docs is a complete office productivity suite of software built right in to your browser. Best of all, it’s free – no more spending hundreds of dollars on specialty software; all you need is a Google account. Google […]

Geeks To Go – Free Virus Removal Help

There isn’t much out there more destructive to your computer than Malware like Adware, Spyware, Trojans, and Viruses – just a single one has the ability to wipe out your computer’s life as you know it. Geeks to Go is the place to go when you’re tragically in need of removing malicious software. Start by […]

JiWire Global Wi-Fi Finder – Find WIFI HotSpots In Your City

Wi-Fi is the fastest growing wireless connectivity technology in the world today. And no wonder, because Wi-Fi is everywhere! According to In-Stat, in 2007 there were nearly 300 million Wi-Fi enabled devices shipped and 1 billion are predicted to ship by 2012. Jupiter Research found that more than 20% of the U.S. online population currently […]

FrontPage Resources

So you’ve got Microsoft FrontPage and you want to know everything about the program you can possibly know, but you’re not sure of where to start. The following are excellent resources for Microsoft FrontPage. AccessFP – FrontPage Resources Site full of additional resources Owned by Microsoft MVP Tina Clarke AddonFP – FrontPage Add-ons for […]

HP Learning Center Offering Free Computer Classes

The HP Learning Center has long offered free online classes, and now those classes are “always on” – available to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year! Courses include classes in Adobe,, Excel, Expression Web, Linux, Networking 101, PowerPoint, Real Estate Marketing, Vista, Word, XP and many more. Business Skills Exploring and […]

PC Wizard 2008 – Analyze & Benchmark Your PC FREE

Have you ever wanted to dissect your PC and learn the truth about its performance? PC Wizard 2008 explores the insides of your system and gives you a complete report on all its strengths – and weaknesses. It identifies a large scale of system components and supports the latest standards and technologies. This tool is […]

Adobe GoLive Tutorials & Resources These Adobe support forums are visited by very knowledgeable people, there to answer questions from the more novice visitors. They are also more than happy to address questions from more advanced users as well. The forums are for both PC and Mac users. This list is for more advanced discussions on Adobe than […]

Dreamweaver Tutorials, Resources & Help

Attention all those who use Macromedia-Dreamweaver and have more to learn – here are some resources you may find helpful. Macromedia actually has some great information on their web site: The User Support Forum Macromedia Knowledge Base For Dreamweaver frequently asked questions, check out these places: Macromedia-Dreamweaver Yahoo! Groups There […]

HostTracker – Monitor Your Website – Website Uptime

HostTracker – monitor your sites 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day a year. HostTracker has several monitoring points all over the world, eliminating the chance of false alarms, i.e. when access problems are caused not by your resource, but by the lack of proper connection between HostTracker’s system and your site. […]

How Do I Find Out If A Computer Virus Or Article Is A Hoax?

We all get them, those email forwards that warn us of all the latest and deadliest computer viruses; but how do you know which ones to believe and which ones to ignore? There are actually quite a few sites you can visit that deal with these pesky computer virus emails, chain letter scams, and the […]

How To Transfer AOL Email Stored In The PFC Personal Filing Cabinet

People often ask me how they can get all their saved emails and saved contacts out of the AOL file cabinet. It can be a bit hard sometimes because AOL uses what they call the PFC or, Personal Filing Cabinet. This PFC is in a propriety format that only AOL can access. How convenient. What […]

Send Big File Attachments With YouSendIt.

So many things are getting smaller these days – cell phones, music devices, cars (my bank account). But some things are getting bigger – like file transfers and attachments sizes. What do you do when you’re like so many others and have an email service with attachment size limits? You sign up for a free […]

Are You Using An RSS Feed Reader Yet?

I am starting to feel my age and at times I get lazy learning new technologies. But I finally took the plunge and started learning about RSS feed readers. Boy how I wish I did this 6 years ago! So what do RSS feed readers do? Save you a ton of time, that’s what they […]

How Can I Send A Shorter URL In Email So The Link Doesn’t Break?

One way to make a shorter URL (link to a web page) is to snip it with a URL shortening service. One of my favorite free URL shortening services is URLSnip. The service is free, they have a public and private option, and you can make the shorter URL last forever. It’s pretty neat; check […]

Make Sure To Backup Your Web Server

I know quite a few people, myself included, who have lost their entire web site because they did not backup their web server. Sometime if you get a spam complaint the hosting company will immediately delete your entire web server and not allow you to copy the files on it. Some hosting companies only keep […]

Have You Backed Up Your Home Computer Lately?

Just a friendly reminder to never forget to backup your home computer; I made the mistake of not backing up my main computer roughly 2 years ago. I had everything stored on a hard drive in one of those portable hard drive enclosures like this one: It happened to be exceptionally hot here in Northern […]

What’s My IP Address? How Do I Find My IP Address?

Hey everyone! Have you ever wondered what your IP address is? Or ever wondered “how do I find my IP address?” Well, you’ve come to the right place. Vacation Rental Wonderland now has a great tool that tells you what your IP address is and even your computer’s hostname. Check it out! What’s My IP […]

What Is the Difference Between Bits, Bytes, Megabits, Gigabits, etc?

Most vendors specify their transfer rate as Megabits per second (Mbps) or gigabits (Gbps). One megabit = 1 million bits, and one gigabit = 1 billion bits. However, most of us think in terms of bytes. One byte = 8 bits. So you can just divide bits by 8. 1Mbps = 131,072 bytes (128 KBps) […]

Using Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition On Your USB Thumb Drive

Firefox has come out with a new edition called Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition, which with the help of a USP thumb drive, allows you to bring all your saved history, bookmarks, cookies, and passwords with you wherever you go. Firefox Portable, with the help of your thumb drive, also has the ability to store everything […]

Can I Use Tap Water In My Computer Water Cooling Rig?

You should never use tap water in your computer’s CPU water cooling rig (or in your car’s radiator). Tap water contains certain metals that will negatively react to the metals in the water cooling system, and it will erode away; especially if your water cooler is made of aluminum. Use only distilled water to fill […]

Where Can I Get Recovery CDs From Top Computer Makers?

Here’s a list of 7 computer manufacturers through whom you can order recovery disks for your computer: Alienware 866 – 287- 6727 Compaq Presario 800-652-6672 Dell 800-624-9896 eMachines 408-273-0888 Gateway 800-846-2301 HP & Compaq 800-474-6836 Velocity Micro 800-303-7866

What Does It Take To Run Windows Vista Premium?

In order for you to run Windows Vista, your computer must meet the following requirements: 40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of available space 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor 1 GB of system memory DVD-ROM drive Audio output Internet access Support for DirectX 9 graphics with: WDDM Driver A […]

Protect Windows XP With Windows Defender

Microsoft has finally launched an application for Windows XP that protects your computer from spyware; it’s called Windows Defender and you can download it for free at Once Windows Defender is installed, I recommend that you perform a full system scan and set up a schedule to scan your system at least once a […]

Why Does My Hard Drive Run All The Time?

Typically, 3 things contribute to your computer’s hard drive running all the time: 1. The LED is connected to the wrong plug on the motherboard. 2. Your computer has a virus or malware, so it’s always doing bad things; like taking screen shots every time you log into your bank account and sending them to […]

How Do I Find Out What Motherboard & CPU I Have?

I found a great site called CPUID, with the downloadable application CPU-Z, which gives you the specs of your motherboard, CPU, and memory. Download the application through the link above the graphic, or get it here: CPU-Z; this version may not be up to date however. CPU Name and number. Core stepping and process. Package. […]