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Five Great Screencasting Tools

by Barbara J. Feldman November 24, 2009

A screencast is a video of a computer screen, and can be a useful tool for demonstrating software, teaching or training. I’ve used Camtasia for years, but it is expensive. I’ve also heard great things about Jing, which is available in both a free and a pro version. To learn more, Lifehacker Jason Fitzpatrick lists […]

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Internet Cafe Security

by Barbara J. Feldman November 18, 2009

When using a public wi-fi network in an Internet café or coffee house, it is up to you to secure your transmissions against prying eyes. Only using https secure connections is one way of stopping those around you from seeing your transmissions. For more cyber café security tips, read Ask Leo, and PC Magazine.

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How to Use Google Voice Mail with your Existing Phone Number

by Barbara J. Feldman October 28, 2009

Although it is still only available with an invite from an existing user, Google Voice recently opened up their free voice mail service for use with your existing phone number. With Google voice mail, you get voice mail messages with attached audio files delivered to your email inbox along with a transcription of most messages, […]

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How to Edit a Wikipedia Entry

by Barbara J. Feldman September 22, 2009

Wikipedia is a collaboratively-edited encyclopedia, but only a small percentage of visitors ever contribute by editing an article. To learn how, start with this overview from Gina Trapani or the official Wikipedia Tutorial And if you think that the tutorial itself needs improvement, feel free to jump in and add your own two cents.

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How to Port Your Data In and Out of Google

by Barbara J. Feldman September 22, 2009

Although Google creates wonderful, free products that so many of us love and use, from a purely information management viewpoint, we should all be a bit more concerned with data portability. And Google agrees! The Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose one goal is to make it easier for users to […]

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Cable Clutter Tip

by Barbara J. Feldman September 1, 2009

Cable clutter is the bane of the modern desk. This tip from the Closet Entrepreneur offers instruction on how to use a simple daisy chain (or chain sinnet) to tame stray cables and power cords. The article includes a video that shows a slightly different method for long extension cords.

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