Category: Computer Tips & Tricks

Free Online Virus Scanners

Are you worried that your computer has become infected with a virus? Here’s a quick list of free online virus scanners. http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner http://security.symantec.com http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/scan.asp?affid=56 http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8 http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm http://ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan Remember, the best defense is a good virus scanner, so download & install AVG (Windows PC) or ClamXav (Mac) and – by all means – USE …

How To: Free Up 3GB of Hard Drive Space in Mac OSX

Running out of space on your Mac? Need to free up space on your OSX hard disk drive? Here’s a quick and easy way to free up 3GB of space on your hard drive in less than two minutes! The answer: PRINTER DRIVERS That’s right, printer drivers. Mac OSX comes with 3.54GB of printer drivers …

FriendFeed-Facebook deal reaffirms need for a social media safety net

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of digital lifestreams, a single page overview of your online & offline world. I have my own lifestream that features not only what I’m doing on my blog or other websites, but also ties in what I’m doing offline through pictures & videos. (Check out my lifestream, …

Roll Your Own URL Shortener with WordPress in less than One Hour

With the closing of the tr.im url shortening service yesterday, many users are beginning to worry about what will happen to all of their shortened URLs. The reality of the situation is that many almost every social media service – including twitter, friendfeed, jaiku, indenti.ca, etc, etc – all rely on URL shortening services. (After …

My Nikon D40 Geotag Workflow For Mac

With the rise of geotagging on photo sharing sites like Flickr and Locr and the new Map functionality of iPhoto 09, I have finally gotten my geotag workflow ironed out for the Nikon D40 using my Amod AGL3080 GPS Data Logger. If you’re looking to use a handheld gps to geotag your pictures, I hope …

How to Create a Social Media Safety Net

While I didn’t get social media at first, I now know exactly how I can use & benefit from my favorite social media apps – like Twitter, FriendFeed, Tumblr, Soup, BrightKite and others. (In fairness, much of my social media awakening should be credited to Rob @ Orangejack, Mike McBride, and nf0). One of the …