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Free Font Utilities

by Barbara J. Feldman March 31, 2009

Although both Windows and Mac have built-in font viewers, there are quite a few utilities that do a better job, many of them free. I like Font Picker, a free download that runs on Adobe Air for both Mac and Windows. For more typography tools, read Lifehacker .

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How to Use RSS Autodiscovery

by Barbara J. Feldman December 9, 2008

If you are using a modern browser such as Firefox 2.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, or Safari you might have noticed an orange (or blue) RSS icon in the upper right-hand corner of many websites, such as my Jokes By Kidssite. If the site owner has added the appropriate RSS autodiscovery code to their site, […]

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How to Build a Personlized Homepage

by Barbara J. Feldman December 1, 2008

If you’ve never created a personalized homepage, or custom start-up page for your browser, there are a lot to choose from. My personal favorite is iGoogle but Pageflakes looks interesting too. A custom homepages is a place to gather all the news, feeds, email, gadgets, widgets and apps that are important to you, to give […]

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What is Social Media?

by Barbara J. Feldman September 28, 2008

Are you confused about what social media is, or why it’s being hailed as the next big thing? For starters, try Social Media in Plain English ( ) a video from Common Craft that explains social media by telling a simple story about Scoopville, a town that is famous for ice cream. For another […]

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How to Create an Internet Radio Station

by Barbara J. Feldman August 27, 2008

Using free tools, Tinkernet’s Daniel Davis explains how to create an Internet radio station that all your friends can listen to. The tools needed are Winamp, Shoutcast DSP Plugin, Shoutcast Sever, and a supply of digital tunes to play. Sorry, today’s tip is for Windows users only.

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How to Moblog with Flickr

by Barbara J. Feldman June 18, 2008

Mobile blogging (or moblogging) is blogging directly from a cellphone. For example, Flickr provides a unique email address that will simultaneously add photos to your Flickr stream and your personal blog. Blogs from ten major providers are supported, including WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, Movable Type and Live Journal. Simply snap a photo (or record a video) […]

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