Tech Tips


How to Use Google’s Search by Image

by Barbara J. Feldman July 5, 2011

Identifying a mystery celebrity in a photo, or finding websites that have stolen your copyrighted images has gotten a whole lot easier with Google’s Search by Image. Images can be dragged and dropped, uploaded, specified by URL, or (with a Chrome or Firefox extension) simply right-clicked. To see Dave Taylor ID a mysterious blonde, read […]

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Teachers Connect Classrooms Using Skype

by Barbara J. Feldman April 6, 2011

This week, Skype, the voice and video chat application, announced Skype in the Classroom, a free service to help teachers connect their classrooms with other classrooms around the world. With 4800 teachers already signed up, teachers can find partner classrooms by searching geographically or by project. Project postings summarize the kind of interaction teachers are […]

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TeamViewer Offers Free Online Meetings

by Barbara J. Feldman January 3, 2011

TeamViewer is an all-in-one solution for remote access and shared- screen online meetings. And it is free for non-commercial users. Which means you can use it to troubleshoot Grandma’s computer problems from the comfort of your own computer, whether you use Mac, Windows, Linux or even an iPhone. Use it to collaborate with family members […]

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Share Short Links with

by Barbara J. Feldman November 24, 2010

Do you love to share links with friends and family? The link-shortening service has just announced a new service that bundles a bunch of urls into one, short link. Link shorteners have been around for years, but with the growth of social media sites including Twitter and Facebook, they have become even more […]

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Beware of Free Public Wifi

by Barbara J. Feldman October 20, 2010

Just in time for Halloween, this week’s tip exposes a zombie network you may have seen in airports and hotel lobbies across the country: Free Public Wifi. There is actually nothing free, public or even Wifi about this network. It is a rouge, default network that is spread from computer to computer, thanks to an […]

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Do I Have USB 2.0?

by Barbara J. Feldman August 7, 2010

Because the slower USB 1.x and faster USB 2.0 ports look identical, it is difficult to tell them apart. Your Windows configuration, however, will know if you have a USB 2.0 port, and here’s how you can find out. Click Right-Click My Computer, Click Properties, Hardware, Device Manager, and scroll down to Universal Serial Bus […]

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