How To: Easily Resize Images in Windows

Windows only:  If you’re like me, you’ve needed to resize batches of images and wished there was an easy way to do so without launching a full image editor.  Although Paint.NET and Picasa offer quick image editing, neither of them add resizing functionality to your operating system. Image Resizer Powertoy Clone provides the solution, adding […]

Gmail Tip: How to Quickly View Unread Messages

If you’re like me, your inbox can get pretty cluttered with unread messages after being away from my computer for a day. Since I use multiple inboxes to split my Gmail inbox into several smaller inboxes, I can have unread messages all over the place on a particularly busy day. In this guide, I’ll show […]

How to Download and Backup Pictures from an LG Dare Mobile Phone (VX9700)

I recently decided to part ways with my old LG Dare phone (VX9700), but before I got rid of it I wanted to back up the pictures that were still stored in its memory.  Unfortunately, you can’t just plug the device into a computer and make copies, and it takes a long time to send […]

Create Shortened URLs in your Browser – Now without Google Toolbar

Full-length URLs have nearly become an internet faux pas since the advent of sites like Twitter where character restrictions reign supreme.  Sending a normal URL in a tweet is the digital equivalent of tripping over your own shoelaces, and most people have adopted a “favorite” URL shortening service like, tinyurl, or Google recently […]

How to Setup Internet Connection Sharing in Fedora 12

If you have a computer with two network interfaces, one wired and one wireless, it can sometimes be beneficial to share an internet connection from one interface to another.  In Microsoft Windows this is called Internet Connection Sharing (ICS).  This guide will show you how to setup the equilivant of ICS in Fedora 12 by […]

Vibe Streamer 3 Improves Your Music Library Streaming

I previously wrote an article about setting up the free program Vibe Streamer to stream your music library to any Flash-enabled web browser.  An upgrade was recently released with offers many improvements that you may be interested in which I will cover below. Getting Started Start by downloading and installing the latest version of Vibe […]

How to Manage Attachments in Gmail

Since Gmail offers nearly unlimited storage space, most people keep emails with attachments archived so they can access important files later. This works great when you need to dig up pictures sent from a relative or print a copy of the report you wrote last year. Unfortunately, it’s pretty easy for messages to get lost […]

EeePC 900A: Add More Hard Drive Space with a SDHC Card

If you’re looking for a small, cheap, and powerful netbook, the Asus Eee PC 900A is a great buy. Included by default in the 900A is a 4GB solid state hard drive (called a SSD). Although the SSD is large enough to run the included Xandros Linux operating system, you may find yourself running into […]

How to Install Linux from a USB Flash Drive

Since many ultra-portable laptops (commonly known as netbooks) do not come equipped with optical drives, users are typically forced to purchase an external optical drive to install an operating system such as Linux.  In this guide, I’ll show you how to easily install a Linux operating system with a USB flash drive and a piece […]

How to Install Windows from a USB Flash Drive

Netbooks, which are ultra-portable laptops, have exploded in popularity due to their small size and ease of use.  Unfortunately, that tiny form factor comes with some drawbacks – most netbooks don’t come equipped with an optical drive.  This means that most users are stuck with the operating system that was installed by the manufacturer. Luckily, […]