Google 411: A Sad Farewell

“Google! Say the business and the city and state,” will soon be a thing of the past. Google recently announced they will be retiring Google 411 on November 12th after 3+ years. Google 411 was Google’s first foray into voice-recognition by offering a free voice-powered directory assistance service in 2007. The service allowed you to […]

Get Search Results From Google on the Go via Text Message

Have you ever been somewhere with a question you need answered, but didn’t have access to a computer? No problem, just whip out your smart-phone and quickly Google it. Oh, you’re like me and don’t have a smart phone yet? Until recently I thought we were just out of luck, but not anymore because Google […]

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard By Web Pages Imitating Antivirus Software

Malware, which is any type of harmful software, uses many different methods to trick users into installing it.  A recent trend is to imitate legitimate antivirus software so you inadvertently install the malicious program. Malware creators utilize scary pictures and language to trick people into believing their computer is infected, and ultimately attempt to make […]

Follow Up: My Experience with Microsoft Security Essentials Anti-Malware Software

A few months ago, Evan wrote a great article about Microsoft’s free anti-malware application, Microsoft Security Essentials. After using Microsoft Security Essentials for several months, I’ve been able to get a good sense of how it stacks up against the competition. My first experience with Security Essentials was on my own computer. It had some […]

Coming Soon: The End of DVDs?

According to a new article on movies.com, Universal Pictures will no longer be selling stand-alone DVD copies of several of it’s movies as of January 1st, 2010. Instead, the movies will only be sold as Blu-ray/DVD bundles. This bundling is not new since Disney and other studios have already been bundling Blu-rays, DVDs and digital […]

How to Replace Your Boring Voicemail with Google Voice

When Google first opened Google Voice, I was very excited to check it out.  I was especially looking forward to their voicemail service, particularly the transcription feature.  However, after checking it out for a few minutes I lost interest.  Although a lot of the features were great, I would have to switch my number to a […]

How to Share Your Screen with Skype

Have you ever been talking to someone on Skype and exhausted your vocabulary trying in vain to describe something on your screen to the other person?  I’ve found myself in that situation many times.  It used to be that the only option was to have the person remotely connect to my computer, which was cumbersome […]