Are you among the many who have a MySpace profile? I know there has been a lot of controversy over the popular social networking Web site since it first started, but it really is a great way to keep in touch with long lost friends or distant family members. At least that's what I use it for and I absolutely love it. I've been able to reconnect with so many people that I've lost touch with, it's just amazing!
Well, if you do have a MySpace profile, what does yours look like? Do you have a special background or layout for yours? Have you added any graphics or other images to yours? And I guess what I'm really getting at, do you have any music on your profile? If not, would you like to find out how you can change that? It's really easy to do, so just follow along with me! To get started, log in to your MySpace account and click on the link beside your picture that says "Edit Profile."
Once you're there, go along the top of the page and click on the Music link. Next, look for the search box, type in the artist's name for the song you want to add and then hit the Music Search button. If the artist you're looking for has a MySpace profile, you'll see it in your results. When you find it, just click on their name and you'll be taken to their profile. Once that comes up, look for the music box on their page. Find the title of the song you want to add and then click on the Add link. Another box will then come up and you can choose to add it to an existing playlist or create a new one. When you're done, just click OK and you can then go and listen to your song right from your profile. Plus, all of your friends will hear the song when they visit your page. How cool is that? Check it out today!
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It's Friday, it's Friday! Make sure you keep reading to learn how you can stop tabbed browsing interruptions once and for all, find out how you can work with bits and pieces in MS Excel and learn how you can get past the DRM rules with iTunes Plus. Also, be sure to check out the Friday Funnies for your daily laugh and as always, don't miss Amanda's Cool Site of the Day. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend, everyone! : )
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Why is this so cool? Why am I so excited? Why are you gonna love this? Let's consider a few scenarios that happen all the time!
First, have you ever ran out of memory on your digital camera's card? Sure, everyone's taken that train to frustrationville! Wouldn't be fantastic if you could simply transfer your pictures to a USB flash drive and empty that card without the hassle of getting a computer out? Am I crazy? Nope - With this handy gadget, you just plug your camera in on one side, then stick in a flash drive on the other side! Press a button and your images are magically transferred right from your camera to the flash drive - no computer necessary! Then, just clear your card and keep on shooting (you can even have this device clear your card after you're done if you like!)!
Ooohh, yeah - here's one that happens ALL the time - and we've all been there! Have you ever needed a copy of a file someone else has? You know, maybe you just need a copy of a document, maybe you want a quick copy of a photo, maybe a favorite song - whatever. It may be on a friend's flash drive, camera, MP3 player - you name it, but you want that file!
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OK, want another example? What about this - do you have a external hard drive for backups or extra storage? With this, you could actually transfer your photos, files, music, ect directly to your hard drive from your camera (flash drive, memory card, MP3 player) without ever booting up your computer! Talk about a time saver (and a brilliant way to do quick backups)!
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This is really one of those devices that once you have it, you'll wonder how you lived without it!
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Do you like to multitask when you're using your computer? For example, maybe you're in the middle of having an IM conversation with a friend, while you're checking your e-mail, while you're checking the sports schedule for this week, while you're catching up on the day's news and while you're printing out a Word document. Wow, that's a lot to be doing all at one time, but if you're really good at multitasking, it's possible to do. So, when you're in the middle of everything else, how annoying is it when some other application interrupts you?!
It could be anything. A link from the news site you're on gets bumped and it opens, overtaking the other page you had up on your screen. Or, how about a link opening from an e-mail you wanted to look at later? No matter what it is, it's frustrating! So, how can you stop that from happening? Well, one of the great things about Firefox is its settings. Firefox makes it so easy to change things around. All you really need to do is choose a new option for the tabbed browsing feature.
To do that, go to Tools, Options and click on the Advanced icon. Look under the Tabbed Browsing section and just change your preference for the way those other links get opened. You can either have them opened in a new window, in a new tab in the most recent window or in the most recent tab/window (if you like it that way). Once you choose, click OK and from now on, those pesky little links will open the way you want them to!
Okay, that takes care of that, but before I go, I want to share a couple other little tabbed browsing tricks with you. With tabbed browsing becoming more and more popular everyday, surfing the Internet has never been easier. Well, believe it or not, but I'm here to make it even better!
1.) Use Ctrl + Tab to toggle back and forth between your tabbed windows.
2.) Use Ctrl + F4 to close the most recent tab you've been using.
3.) Use Alt + F4 to close a browser window.
4.) Use Ctrl + T to open a brand new tab.
All of those can be used in any Firefox version, as well as, Internet Explorer 7.
Enjoy your, now new and improved, tabbed browsing experience!
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Bits and Pieces
Did you know you can choose to format only part of what's in an MS Excel cell?
Maybe you have some text in a cell and you need to bold a couple of words. Or, perhaps a different font style or size is required for just a portion of the cell's contents.
Either way, what do you do?
Can it even be done?
The answer you're looking for is yes, right? Well, you're in luck, because it can be done and it's much easier than you may think.
If you simply select a cell and make formatting changes, they will apply to everything in the cell, so it's going to take just a little bit more than that.
You'll either need to double click on the cell to get the cursor into the cell contents for editing or you can select the cell and then click into the formula bar for editing.
Once you've got a cursor within the cell contents, highlight exactly the portion you need to format.
With your partial contents highlighted, you can make formatting changes as usual. You can use the formatting options on the toolbars/ribbon or use the Format menu, Format Cells choice (Ctrl + 1). Excel 2007 users can get to the Format Cells dialogue window with either the Ctrl + 1 shortcut or by clicking on the down arrow in the bottom right hand corner of the Font, Alignment or Number sections under the Home tab on the ribbon.
Now, I'm sure a few of you are thinking "Format Cells? I thought the idea was to format only part of the cell." Don't worry! In this situation, the Format Cells window changes will only apply to the highlighted contents, not the whole cell.
That's all there is to it!
The trick is to highlight only the parts to be changed and you will soon be formatting only the "bits and pieces" of your cell contents!
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OK, you know how it goes - you'd love to stay in touch with family and friends, but man, those long distance bills are seriously painful! Wouldn't it be somethin' if you could talk to friends and family anywhere in the world - for free? That, and not only could you hear them, but you get to see them as well! Now THAT's as close to being there as you're gonna get!!
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F4: So Many Uses
So, tell me, have you ever used the F4 key on your keyboard? Do you even know what it's meant for? Well, if you've never used it before, you really should give it a try. Believe it or not, but the F4 key can do several things for you. That's right! It can work in conjunction with the Ctrl key, the Shift key and a couple other surprises. If you'd like to learn all about the F4 key and start using it to your advantage, all you have to do is check out the tip on our homepage today. All the information you need is right there waiting for you!
How to Clean Anything
Do you have some items lying around your house that you just don't know how to clean? I mean, some things can be tricky and you don't want to ruin anything in the process. For example, maybe you just bought an antique and you'd like to clean it up a bit, but you're afraid you'll do something wrong. Or, perhaps you just need to clean your computer keyboard and you don't know where to start. Well, no matter what you need to clean, the cool site on our homepage can help. It's called How to Clean Anything and it gives great advice. Check it out!
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I’ve always been a fan of iTunes, but one downfall of the iTunes Store is the licensing restrictions placed on the music (Digital Rights Management or DRM) that stops you from using your music in various ways. I don’t know about you, but where I live, it’s illegal to try to get around the DRM rules. So, when Apple announced a new service in the iTunes Store, I was really happy! Most iTunes music downloads now come with iTunes Plus, which is higher quality and no DRM. If you're interested in learning more about that, keep reading. I'll tell you how you can get new music with iTunes Plus and even upgrade your old tunes. Let's go!
Buying New Songs with iTunes Plus
iTunes Plus is included by default on most songs in all iTunes Stores (U.S., U.K., etc.), so all you have to do is download! You’ll know if the song is iTunes Plus if there’s a plus sign (+) next to the song's price.
Upgrading Your Old Songs
Unfortunately, if you bought songs before iTunes Plus was introduced and you want to remove the DRM restrictions from them, you have to pay a fee of $0.30 per song. If you'd still like to do that though, here's how:
1.) Go to the iTunes Store homepage, scroll down until you see the iTunes Plus ad and then click on it.
2.) You should see all of your non-iTunes Plus songs and the option to buy an upgrade to iTunes Plus. If you want to do that, simply click on the Buy button.
And you’re done! Now, all you have to do is sit back and wait for the downloads to finish. Enjoy!
~ Brandon Zubek
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To register, just fill in the fields: Username, E-mail Address, Password, Security Question (this is a drop down box), Answer and Time Zone. Then just agree to their terms and conditions and click on Register. There’s nothing to confirm, so you can get started right away!
After you’ve registered, they will start you off by having you get netRocket buttons for your favorite browser. Right now, I’m a fan of Opera, so I chose that one. Once you’ve selected your browser, you'll get a browser specific installation guide to get your netRocket button installed. Just follow the instructions to get it all set up.
If you run into any snags, check out the Rocket Manual link at the top of the page. You'll find great tips on how to get the most out of netRocket there as well!
This site is great for me, because with all the sites I research, I can schedule reminders for myself to go back and look at something I didn’t really have time to check out at the time. That way, I won’t forget to investigate what could be a really cool site. I think the scheduling feature is probably my favorite on netRocket!
Another nice feature is being able to label the sites I bookmark with tags. With that, if I’m looking for a specific kind of site, I can just click on the tag and browse through my bookmarks that fall into that category. An example of tag categories in my links would be: Music, Art and Funny.
I hope you all get as much use out of this site as I already have!
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Thursday, January 29, 2009
Computer Tips [ Awesome Tabbed Browsing Tricks + 2 Tips For Music Lovers + Friday Funnies ] 01/30/09
Personal & Educational Use Only This blog consists mainly of FREE newsletters from computer web gurus that I receive. I thought you might like to see them all in one place than try to discover them on your own. A moderate amount of editing may be done to eliminate unrelated repetitious ads or unnecessary text which bloat the post. However I have given the authors full credit and will not remove their site links because you deserve to see where it comes from and they deserve to get credit for what they have written. Your use of this site is simply for educational purposes. For more computer-related help go to: CPEDLEY.COM for free software, advice and tips on low cost products which are very helpful. If you want to contact the editor, please go CPEDLEY.COM and check the Contact page for email address.