Tech Tips


Safety Tips For Online Christmas Shopping

by Barbara J. Feldman November 15, 2007

Shopping online for holiday gifts is both easy and exciting. You can find all kinds of unique gifts on the Internet that you simply would not be able to find at your local stores. There are also many deals to be had when you shop online. Not to mention the added convenience of being able […]

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Swapping Books Online

by Barbara J. Feldman May 24, 2007

Avid readers have long swapped books with friends. Now, with online book-swapping sites acting as middlemen, we can trade books with complete strangers. Although the basic concept is the same, each of the following sites handles the mechanics of postage and mailing labels slightly differently. Take a look at Bookins, and Paperback Swap. For more […]

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Internet Shopping Scams

by Barbara J. Feldman November 28, 2006

As the holidays approach, Internet shopping scams are on the rise. One simple thing you can do to protect yourself is to upgrade your browser to the newest version. Firefox now blocks sites that are known for phishing scams. Internet Explorer warns against suspicious activity even before sites are added to a blacklist. For more […]

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Waterproof MP3 Players

by Barbara J. Feldman April 5, 2005

With the advent of waterproof MP3 players, diehard music fans can take their tunes into the water. Solutions range from waterproof cases for existing players to players designed especially for underwater use. For even more choices, browse Froogle.

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High-Tech Gadgets

by Barbara J. Feldman February 28, 2005

For geeks that love high-tech gadgets, here are a few must read sites. Woot! is known for great pricing, but only sells one item per day. Head over early, because the best toys sell out quickly. For personal technology reviews, try Engadget, Gizmodo or Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal.

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Academic Software Discounts

by Barbara J. Feldman March 9, 2004

Students, schools, and teachers often qualify for significant education discounts on popular software programs. Microsoft explains their academic discount program here. Two online stores that offer educational discounts are JourneyEd and Creation Engine.

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