Tech Tips


How to Create a Screencast

by Barbara J. Feldman May 14, 2008

Jing Project is a free tool for both Mac and Windows users, that lets you capture your computer screen as a static image or a screencast, and then share your screen capture as a URL. Which means that not only are they providing the software to create the capture, they are also providing free hosting. […]

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How to Burn a DVD

by Barbara J. Feldman December 17, 2007

Although Windows has built-in support for burning CDs, burning DVDs requires extra software. Many DVDs come with software such as Nero or Roxio, but computer expert Leo Notenboom recommends a free alternative: ImgBurn . For more, read Ask Leo’s detailed instructions.

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What Is YouTube?

by Barbara J. Feldman October 15, 2007

What is YouTube? YouTube is an online service that allows multiple users to view videos of other people. They do this by uploading the videos of themselves, and downloading the videos of other people. Unregistered viewers can see many videos. Registered videos can view and show videos. There are a few restrictions with YouTube like, […]

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What is a Video Codec?

by Barbara J. Feldman July 23, 2007

Codec (short for compressor/decompressor) is a compression format used in video, such as MPEG-4 or DivX.. Your computer media player (for example, Windows Media Player, QuickTime or iTunes) should recognize the codec required for a particular video, and play the video automatically. If it does not, you will need to find and download the correct […]

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Online File Conversion

by Barbara J. Feldman February 22, 2007

Have you ever wanted to convert a file into a different format, but didn’t own the proper software? Zamzar is an online service that will convert files for free. It handles dozens of file conversions including documents, images, audio and video. Simply upload your file, choose your desired format, and enter your email address. When […]

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Consumer Electronics Showcase

by Barbara J. Feldman January 16, 2007

Techies and gadget lovers who didn’t make to the 2007 Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas, can catch up online with excellent video coverage from CES CNET and CES Engadget. CES is the world’s largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, and thousands of new products are announced there every year.

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