Yes, CAPTCHA is rather odd sounding, but it's something we all have to deal with on our computers from time to time. Not sure what it means? Well, allow me to explain! CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing [test to tell] Computers and Humans Apart. It's basically a kind of response test used with computers to determine if a user is human or not.
In other words, when you're on certain Web sites, have you ever had to type in a series of letters and numbers in order to continue on? If so, that's a CAPTCHA test! The code is sometimes distorted or it will have a design behind it that makes it a little harder to read. It's something like this: . CAPTCHA tests are usually used on sites that allow you to do your shopping online. Even sites like MySpace and Ticketmaster, among others, use them a lot too.
Now, I know what you're probably thinking. Yes, CAPTCHA tests are sometimes hard to solve, but they are there for our own good. They are mainly used for security, especially on Web sites that require you to enter in your personal information. See, sometimes hackers use what are called bots to attack users. The bots are generated by computers and in reality, computers are unable to solve the CAPTCHA tests. Only humans can type in the right code and continue on, so that really helps in keeping you safe. So, while it's true that these tests can be quite a nuisance, I always feel better when I see them. I know I'm in good hands when I do. I'm sure you'll think differently about them now too!
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The BEST Wireless Headphones We've EVER Tested...PERIOD!!!
Every Once In a While, Something Comes Along That Just Stands Out from the crowd. Because It's THAT Good. Well, This Is One of Those Times And This Is One of Those Items. These Are Just In A League All Of Their Own!!!
Oh, MY!! Wait Till You Hear How Amazing These Sound!!!
If You've Ever Dreamed Of Owning A Set Of Wireless Headphones...
NOW's The Time! Amazing Price Too!!!
Over the years we've tested a lot of wireless headphones, and all I can say is that these are so VASTLY superior to ANY others we've tried, that it isn't even close! If you think I'm excited about these, you're absolutely right! Let me tell you why...
Imagine sitting out back relaxing on your patio in a lawn chair, listening to your favorite songs playing on the stereo (that's inside the house!). You can even get up and walk around and still be listening to your music, all in total comfort and style! Turn on your music and sit outside late at night and you don't have to worry about disturbing the neighbors!
Oh, and these aren't your average wireless headphones either! They are a kind of 4-in-1 deal - These Can Be Any Of The Following At The Flip Of A Switch!
Wireless Headphones (works with any MP3 player, iPod, stereo, even most TVs!!)
FM Radio (built into the headphones)
Wireless Internet Chat Microphone (the base has a mic built in!!!)
Wireless Monitoring (set the base in another room and listen with the built-in mic)
Listen In Private While You Listen In Comfort
These have sooooo many uses! Just imagine - you could be mowing the lawn while listening to your favorite FM radio station...maybe catching the ball game! If you get restless late at night and can't sleep and want to jump on the computer and listen to some videos on the Internet or even watch TV...no problem! These wireless headphones will give you incredible sound all without disturbing anyone around you! You can even get up and go to the fridge to grab a snack and you don't even need to take off your headphones! (Ahhh...the freedom to roam without being tied down to the computer or stereo by a cord!)
When you take these out of the box you're gonna be amazed! They even look rich! The earpieces have a soft, "cushy" feel to them. Even the band that rests on the top of your head is covered by the same soft, luxurious, padded covering! Before I even plugged them in, I had to try them on to see how they felt and Ohhh...these are SO incredibly comfortable! And they're amazingly lightweight...I couldn't believe it! You can walk around with these on all day and never get tired of them!
And as far as the sound goes, these headphones are AWESOME!!! When you turn these on, oh my goodness...you're NOT gonna believe what you hear! They sound as rich as they feel! And the volume is strong...you can really crank these up if you want to with the volume control right on the earmuff! No "tinny", thin sound here! These have a strong, robust sound that just surrounds you in music! But that's not all..
How would you like to turn on your computer and have a "wireless" chat on the Internet while you surf the Web? Well you definitely can because this is the perfect audio chat tool! All you do is plug one end of the cable (that's included!) into the microphone jack of the emitter and the other end into the microphone jack of your computer and now you can listen and chat, with the comfort of your wireless headphones! (The "emitter" that comes along the the headphones serves as the "control center" and also houses a microphone that you can use right along with your headphones!)
Hi-Fidelity, Multimedia Entertainment
Oh and by the way, you can use these wireless headphones with just about ANY audio device - an mp3 player, CD or DVD player, your computer, game player, radio even your TV! You don't need a separate set of headphones to work with each piece of audio equipment...this does it all!!! In comfort, style and the convenience of being wireless!!! Oh my!!! THIS is gonna be huge! In fact, I predict, no...I know this will be one of our best, all time selling products...I kid you not!!! And at the price that we're letting these go, it's easy to understand why!
When I first saw these, I thought these were $70-80 headphones...easy! I mean these are "high sensitivity", interference resistant with a strong signal output and outstanding performance. Well, I have to be honest with you. We fell into a super, unbelievable deal with one of our suppliers. And rather than charge what these should really go for, we thought we'd pass along the huge savings. And who knows...maybe you'll think it's so good that you'll want to send this page to a friend! So, are you ready for this? Today as a special promotion we're letting these go for only $26.97 and U.S. shipping is FREE!!! http://store.worldstart.com/
I know...you think we're nuts! Well, probably... but why not? We got a great deal so we want to make sure that EVERYONE and I mean EVERYONE gets a set of these headphones cuz they can be used in so many different ways for so many different things. And the SOUND and the way they FEEL!!! Well, all I can say is I think this is one of the best buys ANYONE can make! So grab one of these right now!
P.S. If it's any indication, it's still the middle of Spring but I'm grabbing a few of these for Christmas presents! (Heck, even I know a great deal when I see one!)
Do the following to avoid using any other key combinations in the future:
Begin by right-clicking an empty spot on your desktop, point to New and click Shortcut.
In the Create Shortcut dialog box, type the following in the Type the location of the item text box:
rundll32 user32.dll,LockWorkStation (remove the quotes when typing)
In the Type a name for this shortcut text box, type Lock (or whatever you'd like to name it) and click Finish.
Now, your desktop will be locked whenever you double click on the new icon you just created!
~ Shantala Ramamoorthy
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OK - THIS Is The COOLEST USB Cable EVER!!
Retractable USB Extension Cable Is Going To Make Your Life Easier!
No More Cable Tangles!
No More Drawers Full Of Knotted Wire!
PLUS - I Even Have A Cool Trick You Can Do With It!!
If you use USB devices, you've GOT to check this one out! We just snagged a deal on some amazing USB RETRACTABLE Extension cords!!
OK, these work like and USB extension cord - plug one end into the computer, the other into the cord for your device - pretty simple. Now, the cool thing with THIS cord is the retractable part! Once it's done with its extension cord duties for the day, just retract the cord back inside! No messy tangled, knotted up cords in your desk drawer or laptop case! Finally, huh?
PLUS - these are the perfect length! At about 2 1/2 foot long, they give you the extra reach that seems to be required with each and every new USB device you plug in! These would be a great to use with a laptop or desktop - just extend to the length you need, and leave the rest coiled - the excess cable mess is finally GONE! Finished? Just drop it into a desk drawer or back into your laptop case - hardly takes up any space at all when it's retracted!
These are fantastic for all kinds of USB extension cord duties! Mice, keyboard, external HDs - you name it! Just pull it out and plug in when you need a little more cord!
One thing that's really handy is to have this plugged into your computer, retracted, and just kind of "standing by". When you have a flash drive, external HD, card reader, etc that you want to plug in real quick, just extract the cord to your work area, plug in, and you're good to go! Finished? Just retract and it's sitting there - plugged in and ready to go - the next time you need it!
So, grab one, grab a handful! Just $9.97 and US shipping is FREE!!! Handiest USB cord you'll ever own - and it's cheaper than just buying a "standard" cord from your local big box store! Told ya it was cool!
PS - Make sure you RUN to the site today and grab yours! Can't go wrong - but only a limited number available right now, so ya gotta hurry!!!!!
Flag It Super-Fast!
When using Outlook 2007 do you frequently flag messages?
If so, would you like a one-key way to flag them?
If you're thinking that this might be a good idea then here's what you need to know.
First, select the message(s) to be flagged. (Yes, it works with multiple messages highlighted as well as it does for a single message.)
Now hit the Insert key.
Voila! Message(s) flagged.
Yep - that really is all it takes - just the Insert key.
And, as an added bonus… if you have the To-Do Bar open the flagged message will appear in the Task list automatically, making it really difficult to forget about it.
I also found that if I used the Insert key again the message would stay flagged but would be removed from my Task list.
One key tricks - there's nothing faster.
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Awesome Wireless Network Adapter!
Go Wireless In Seconds!
Don't Blow $100 Somewhere Else!!
Grab This For Just $16.97!! REALLY!!
Lowest Price EVER - Today Only (04-30-2009)
We have an awesome USB Wireless LAN Adapter for you today and it's about the coolest wireless accessory I've ever seen! This takes plug and play to a new level - you plug this little device into your computer (desktop or laptop) and in a matter of seconds you have a wireless network adapter installed and ready to use! Talk about making easy to get on a wireless network, huh? And look how small it is! This is the way to go - especially if you travel with your laptop!
If you have a wireless network you want to jump onto at home, at a friend's house, at a hotel, or at a favorite restaurant, this makes getting connected almost too easy. Oh, and if you're on the road and long for an easy to use wireless solution, this is a no-brainer. Look at these features:
Plus this device has a operating range of up to 984 feet!!! WOW!! Now that is super far!!!! That will make sure you get connected whenever you need to be connected!!!
I purchased a wireless card for my laptop last year and it set me back $100! Plus, it was a pain in the digital rear to install the thing. What a headache! If you have an older laptop at home and haven't wanted to invest in a wireless card or hassle with hooking it up, this is definitely the way to go!!!
Well, this is super easy to install and your cost is just $16.97! With FREE US shipping and our 60 day money back guarantee, you just can't go wrong. Plus, this is the lowest price we've ever offered it for! WOW!
OK, you can go wrong - if you wait too long! We only have a limited quantity of these available. Check it out:
PS - Don't blow $100 on one of these somewhere else - go wireless TODAY for just $16.97! Our lowest price ever!
Backup those Excel Files!
Excel files can contain volumes of work, and to lose that would be an utter disaster. So how does one go about backing up one's Excel files? Is it even necessary? Check out the WS site today, and see for yourself!
Ever wanted to cut your face in half, duplicate it and stick the two like-halves together just to see what it would look like? No, of course not! It's far too messy and could result in a hospital visit, right? Glad there's a site like SymFace, that will allow you to take a picture and see what you would look like if both sides of your face were exactly the same! Go to Worldstart to try it for yourself!
Here's the link you need: http://www.worldstart.com/ Enjoy!
The Best Practices for Writing on the Web
Are you an aspiring web designer? Plan on penning your own blog sometime in the future? Let these handy web writing tips be your guide!
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Special Note From Steve - WOW! These went like crazy yesterday! THANK YOU to the hundreds who ordered - you're gonna LOVE it! If you missed out, yesterday, you really need to take my personal recommendation for this one and give it a go! I already took 3 home - one for each TV! It flips open for total control, but what I love is that when it's flipped closed, you get your basic volume and channel control buttons on the outside - easy to get at and uncluttered! Check this out, one of the very best ideas I've seen in a long time! A similar device even won an award for innovation from CES, so I'm not the only one who thinks it's a great invention!
It's NOT A Phone! It's A BRILLIANT Idea!!
It's An Ingenious Remote Control You're Gonna LOVE!
Finally! No More Tables Full Of Remotes!!!
PLUS- Flip It Closed And...
Simple Channel & Volume Buttons Are On The Outside!
Control ALL Your Devices From ONE Remote!
At Last! The Solution To "Remote Control Madness"!!!
If you like EASY, you're gonna love this remote!! First of all, this single remote will control up to FOUR different devices at once! Including TV VCR DVD, Cable Satellite or TV/DVD Combo unit!
Just imagine...no more having to deal with 2, 3 or 3 or even 4 remotes! No more having to search and try to find the remote to the TV and then the one for the Cable/Satellite, and then the one for the VCR, and then one for the DVD player even! This one remote will replace all of those!
Here's another thing you're gonna love: this is Easy to Program!
The problem with most remote controls is they're hard to programming, right? Well this remote has a really cool feature that allows the remote to automatically "discover" devices connected to your system!
PLUS, this is compatible with most major brand-name TV and audio/video components!
Why The Heck Does It Look Like A Flip Phone?????
Yeah, you've probably noticed that this remote looks just like a "Flip" phone! Well, there's actually an absolutely ingenious reason for that!
Let's say you're watching TV. If you're like me, the buttons you use the most are the ones that change the channel and volume. With most remotes, you have to hunt and search for those buttons among a zillion the other ones! With this "Flip" remote, just close it shut and you've got a clean and uncluttered look with only the buttons you use the most on top! No more having to hunt and search, no more accidently pressing the wrong buttons! When it's closed, it even fits into your pocket! How's that for convenience?
Oh, and get this - it even features a sleep timer so you can set the TV to automatically turn off! Now THAT's what I call relaxing!!!
Grab one of these, "ditch" your other remotes and make your entertainment time a whole lot less stressful and a lot more fun!! You can pick up today for just $12.97 and U.S. shipping is FREE!!!
P.S. - You know...if you're like me and you've got more than one TV, you might want to snag one of these for each end of the house while they're at such a great deal!
I promised you I would be back, and here I am! Hopefully you’ve been checking on your Facebook account; adding photos, and adding friends. As you confirm more and more friends on Facebook, you will begin to notice your news feed will fill in. You’re news feed lets you see what you’re friends are up to; what they’re saying, if they're posting pictures, etc. Here’s an example of what a news feed might look like:
1.I’m sure you’ve checked out a friend's profile. You can see that they all have a basic template. This is the great part about Facebook versus Myspace. Everything is neat and in order, easy to use, but you still have the ability to personalize. In the middle of a Facebook profile is the Wall. A person’s wall is how you communicate with them.
As you can see, here you can write something, post a link, photo, web cam video, give a gift, draw a picture or post a song! Once posted, it can be viewed by all who visit your friend’s profile.
2.If you want to send something more private, Facebook also contains it's own little email application. You can send a message or a video to one of your friends, a Facebook member who you are not friends with, or even just a regular email.
This can come in handy when you meet someone new, as you don’t necessarily have to give them your email address, just your name. They can look you up on Facebook, and you can communicate there. Nifty, huh?
5.Finally, the last thing I want to show you today is a feature recently added to Facebook, called Facebook Chat. It’s an instant messaging client right within Facebook. If you click on the Online Friends button, a list of your friends currently signed in appears.
Click on of their names and you will initiate an IM window.
6.If you press the button on the right, followed by Pop-Out Chat. Then you can have your own separate IM window, with the friend list in a pane.
The wonder of Facebook is that this is all accessible from adding a friend with one click. There’s no need to keep separate email address and instant message names. Facebook is all you need! I’ll catch you Thursday for our last installment in the Facebook series!
~ Neil Patel
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YES!! Awesome LED Flashlights!
Did You Get Your $6.97 Flashlight Yet?
RUN To The Site And Grab A Couple Today!!
Blindin' Bright 9 LED Flashlight - Just $6.97!!!!
That's No Typo - Just $6.97!
Grab As Many As You Can!
Rock-Solid, Heave Duty, Aluminium, Super Bright!! WOW!!
WOW!!! One of our suppliers just scored a jaw-droppin' deal on some fantastic 9 LED Flashlights - and we're passin' the savings on to you! We're talking just $6.97 for a 9 LED Flashlight! We've never had 'em that cheap! Heck, I'm not sure anyone has ever had 'em that cheap! It's a knock-out deal, that's for sure!
Oh, and wait till you try 'em! Turn it on BUT don't look into it - this baby is really BRIGHT! It's absolutely amazing how much light those 9 LEDs throw out! You wouldn't think a flashlight this small would be this BLINDIN' BRIGHT!!! WOW!!
Speaking of size - wait till you feast your fingers on this little guy! It's super-compact and easily fits in the palm of your hand! Makes it super-easy to take anywhere! I already have one in each of my cars, and my wife keeps on in her purse. It's so small you don't even know it's there - till ya need it! Grab one for each of your cars, your camper, boat, house, garage, camera bag - anywhere you need a small, bright, reliable light!
Plus, this thing is REALLY well built too! Don't let the price fool ya! These aren't some cheap plastic lights - this bad boy is SOLID! We're talking a heavy-duty all aluminium barrel that can really take some serious pounding! Plus, the grip is just fantastic and I can personally attest that even when your hands are dripping wet (or snow covered), it's easy to keep ahold of!
Get this - since this is an LED flashlight, it seems to run FOREVER on a set of batteries! Changing batteries or running out of juice is going to be a very RARE thing now! Oh, PLUS don't forget that you won't ever have to worry about the LEDs burning out - Heck, even if you kept it on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it would take 11 YEARS before they would burn out! WOW!!!
If you've looked at LED flashlights, you know they are the pedigree of the lighting world - for a light like this, you're looking at least $20-$30 easy. Your cost? Again we're talking just $6.97 and US Shipping is FREE!! It's the BEST DEAL we've ever offered on an LED Flashlight! Give it a try, you'll be glad you did!
PS - At this price, you'd better grab a few! Can't go wrong for $6.97!! Not sure how long these will be available to us at this kind of price, so RUN to the site and get in on this as soon as you can! The price may increase without notice - get 'em while they're $6.97!!!
Being able to keep an eye on your memory usage can help to find programs that are memory hogs. You can then simply close and re-open the program to free up the memory and get your computer back to normal.
You see the little "65" on that picture above? That is my current memory usage percentage. 65% of my system memory is in use. Now, your number might vary, but what is important to watch is whether this number steadily climbs and doesnt go back down when closing programs. For instance, if you open Internet explorer you will see that this number will go up. If you use IE all day and that number gets higher and higher but never goes down, you might want to close IE and re-open. it will clear the memory it was using.
I hope this little programs works for you as well as it works for me. I really like it's simplicity. If you would like to download meminfo, you can get it here: http://download.cnet.com/MemInfo/3000-2248_4-67969.html
One quick note: When you first install this program, it will not show the percentage like mine does, but its easy to change. Right click on the icon by the clock and choose settings. Change the settings to look like this:
Now your Meminfo box will look just like mine. Feel free to change these settings for whatever works best for you.
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I thought this was a fun little site, and couldn’t wait to share it with you. The application is super easy to use too! There are four slider bars, three color squares, and two styles of orientation.
I like to start off with the color squares. Click the color square next to each band slider and select the color you want that band of color to be. The square opens up into a color chart – so you can really customize the shades of the colors in your tartan.
Next, I like to move the sliders for the band size. Once you have all three sized, you’ll need to select the orientation (the direction) of the tartan’s pattern. All you have left to do now is decide what size yarn you want it to have. Switching up the sizes of the different slider bars can drastically change you design.
Once you’ve got everything set up the way you want it, click the words Make It on the example tartan. This will make a tartan with your settings. You can display it tiled like the example, or you can choose to go full screen. Going full screen is a great way to make a plaid background for website, or to get an idea of how your pattern would look as a background.
When you’re done designing, and have a finished product you like, click the Download button to save it to your computer.
I can think of lots of uses for this application. You could use it just for fun, or to try color combinations. Or you could even use it to make background for web page, icons, or even stationary. If you picked out funky fresh colors you could easily make neat stationary for a teenage girl!
I used lime green, hot pink, and black for the background on business-y cards for my sister. Basically they have all her personal information: name, e-mail address, contact information, et cetera that she’d need to give out to her friends, or clients.
What are you waiting for? Go make some nifty tartans!
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Computer Tips [ Does Your Computer Have A Leak? + Put Your Desktop On Lockdown + Top 6 Tips For The Web ] 04/30/2009
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