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Friday, July 27, 2012

WikiHow: Your DIY Source

WikiHow Categories
There are lots of Wikis out there.. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia explains, "A wiki is a website which allows its users to add, modify, or delete its content via a web browser.."

Well, I went looking for how to password protect a Microsoft Word Document. I don't used that feature too often and I 'Googled' it.  I found a clean, simple answer on WikiHow.  This is a great resource for how to do a variety of things, step by step and sometimes even with a video.

Matter of fact, they have a wide range of categories from 'Arts' to 'Youth'.  Browsing around I found some interesting topics such as How to Communicate With a Deaf Person Through an Interpreter  or How to Escape from a Sinking Car.  Ok. Some more practical applications might be learning how to drive defensively or how to avoid foods dangerous for your dog.  This is a resource worth bookmarking! ☺

Thursday, July 26, 2012

2012 Olympics: Taking it to the Internet

Games of the XXX Olympiad: July 27 - August 12, 2012

When I was a child, the Olympics were in some distant place, to only be dreamed about or watch on TV in pre-recorded shows such as Wide World of Sports.

Now we can watch the 2012 Olympics, follow every aspect online, watch clips, chat with others and even participate in some unique events such as the Tweethletes. Ok, this is just fun but if you are into Tweeting, have you ever considered how far your tweets would take you? 

This year, they are dubbing the 2012 London Olympics as the "Social Media Olympics".  The IOC has opened a hub online where you can join in discussions, tweets, live photo feeds, rewards and more.  What an incredible event and you can now be a part of the action from your desk, tablet or mobile phone. 

A word to the wise, as always, there are tons of scams out there during the Olympics. Use caution and a good antivirus when browsing websites, shopping or even looking for online streaming. Stick to known sources.


Yes, this will be my preferred sport to watch!

TV Scheduling and online streaming IF you have a TV provider that includes MSNBC and CNBC - http://www.nbcolympics.com

Olympic Athletes Hub - http://hub.olympic.org/ 

I have heard that that BBC will be streaming online - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/2012/

Consumer Reports Article on the Olympics - http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/07/how-to-watch-the-london-2012-olympics-anywhere/index.htm

Olympic videos - http://www.olympic.org/videos

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

2012 Olympics Technology

So, how does technology play with the upcoming Olympics? Over the next couple of days, I will post some of the online and technology related aspects.

Well. It is critical and the mobile companies are popping out some really impressive infographics showing some of the anticipated numbers! 

iProspects findings, culled from Nielsen, eMarketer and Forrester, are presented in the infographic below.  Click on the image for a larger view.




Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stop Windows' Automatic Updates from Rebooting Your PC

 Nothing like finding your computer has automatically rebooted! Yes, you can change that setting. Head over to PC World and read this easy how-to on changing these settings.  


I'll bet good money this has happened to you: You step away from the computer for a little while, and when you come back, all your windows and work are gone.
What happened? Windows, that's what. Windows Update downloaded some updates and took it upon itself to reboot without your permission.
This should never happen. Never, ever, ever. It doesn't matter that Windows is attempting to keep itself secure and fine-tuned and all that; under no circumstances should an operating system reboot without permission. 
At best, it's a hassle. At worst, you stand to lose any work you haven't saved.
Thankfully, there's an easy fix for this, and I'm kicking myself for not applying it sooner. If you've been plagued by the same problem, here's what you need to do:

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Facebook Features: Editing, Timeline cards and comment buttons

There are some new changes on Facebook. One of them is an 'upgrade'.  You used to be able to edit a comment (not a post) within about 60 seconds of the posting but unfortunately the option disappeared if someone else commented before you decided to edit it.

Now, as of June, 2012, you can edit the comment at any time. It is available on the upper corner of the right hand side of your comment. Once finished, it will show the comment was edited and show the change that was made underneath the comment.  Also, if someone has notifications, they will receive two notices, one for the the original post and one for the edited post, so keep this in mind if you edit, edit, edit! This change really helps when following the flow of the thread as your only option in the past was to delete and re-post, often further down.

Another change you might have noticed is if you are commenting, the comment button has disappeared.  Once you hit enter your comment is posted. If you wish to get long winded and add a paragraph break, press Shift + Enter.

Last but not least, you can now see a change when you hover over someone's profile picture on Facebook. You see a little different view called a "timeline card".  Matter of fact, for a limited time, Moo.com is giving away Facebook Timeline cards for your personal or business use for the cost of shipping... not bad for 50 freebies. 

Now Facebook needs to let you edit your original posts in the same manner instead of only having the option to delete them and start over. Maybe that will be in another set of updates.☺