Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Computer Tips [ Amazing Shortcut For Internet Browsing + View Earth In A Whole New Way + Fill Those Pesky Forms Faster ] 05/13/2009


Quick Tips

Should I even bother installing Windows 7 right now?

As some may know, Microsoft is giving users an opportunity to try out Windows 7 Release Candidate, completely free of charge, to get a taste of things to come before the finished operating system releases sometime this holiday season. Naturally, I've been getting a lot of queries about this, so I wanted to take the time to clarify for those faced with an installation deliberation. So, without further delay...

So, should you install Windows 7 Release Candidate?

That depends on how tech savvy you consider yourself. W7 is essentially an unfinished operating system, and although the early reviews have been generally good, there are still things that can go wrong and hardware/software compatibility issues that can arise. That's why Microsoft has suggested that users do not install Windows 7 on their main computer. Microsoft has also stated that they will not be offering tech support for 7 until it releases proper. So if something goes wrong, you're on your own!

Remember also that to install 7, you must do a fresh install; meaning you will have to back-up, format and re-install everything.

One more thing: Although Windows 7 is free to try out, it's far from a free ride. As of June 1st 2010, all release candidates will start shutting themselves down every two hours. How inconvenient! Guess you'll have to go buy the full version and go through the whole installation process over again!

If you were on the fence before about installing Windows 7 RC, I hope I helped to shove you in a suitable (and safe) direction. It's not for everyone in it's current state, but if you have a second PC sitting around, it might be worth your time to check it out.


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WOW!!! HUGE Price Break!! Lowest Price Ever!!!

OK - get this! Our supplier contacts us and tells us he just got a HUGE deal on these! We ask the price and WOW!! Yeah, he got a deal alright! Normally these retail for $39.99, we usually have them discounted for just $10.97, but TODAY you can get them for - ready? - Just $6.97 and US Shipping is FREE! 

It's a mind-blowin' deal on what has to be the best software of its kind! If you're running Vista - or just thinking about it - then you really have to try this! For $6.97, you'll discover just how great Vista can be! It really is easy - when you know what you're doing! You spent a ton on your computer, isn't it worth another $6.97 to get the most from it???

YES! YOU Absolutely, Positively Can Be A Windows Vista Pro!

Try It For A Few Hours - It Will Completely Blow-You-Away!

Brilliant Audio & Video Presentations Teach You Everything!

Interactive Simulations Let You Virtually "Try" Techniques Safely!

The BEST $6.97 You'll EVER Spend On Your Computer!!

Hey - Are you a Widows Vista user? Are you going to be? Maybe just thinking about an upgrade? If so, you've just got to try the program that took me from newbie to pro in no time! It's called Professor Teaches Windows Vista and it makes learning Windows Vista a snap!

If you're tired and frustrated with Vista, you're not alone! It's really a great system, but it's juuusssst different enough from previous versions of Windows to make you pull-your-hair-out-crazy trying to make it work the way you want! Come on - Why not say goodbye to all the headaches and take control? Professor Teaches Windows Vista is just the ticket out of frustrationville!

First off, this software uses over 150 absolutely fantastic multimedia presentations to show you how all the new features work - in every version of Vista! You'll really love how easy these terrific presentations are to follow and watch! See, you're not just reading a page of text; this uses engaging audio and video to explain exactly how you do something! PLUS I really love that they cover it all for each topic - there's not a single mouse click left out of the presentation! This won't leave you guessing - it'll leave you knowing EXACTLY what to do! It's like having Bill Gates sitting next to you, going over Vista step by step (only this is a little cheaper :-)!

Oh, and then it takes your learning to the next level! OK, you know how most people seem to learn better by "trying it out" on their own? Well, this has an amazing Vista Simulator built in! So, get this - you watch a lesson, then you can actually "try" it - just like you were using Windows, only you're not going to be able to mess anything up! How cool is that? If that's not the smartest way ever to teach Windows, I don't know what is! It's really like having a private computer tutor! Heck, you can even take a quiz at the end of the chapters to test your knowledge!

 Plus, you'll really love the way the presentations progress too- they won't leave you behind scratching your head! You'll start off with the basics, then move on to more advanced topics as you learn. Of course, you can always skip back and review, but let me tell ya, as good as this software is, you probably won't need to! Plus, if you need a quick fix to a problem, you can skip to any topic at any time!

What's covered? HA - What isn't? This thoroughly covers everything you'll ever want to know about Vista! Want a small taste of what you're gonna get on this jam-packed CD? We're talking: setting up internet and e-mail, firewalls, online security, updates, networking, customizing your desktop, troubleshooting problems, disk maintenance, backups, getting remote help, printing, adding / removing programs from startup, intros to everything (desktop, explorer, folders, ect), customizing your start menu, getting the best performance, working with files and folders, using the taskbar, a bunch of great desktop tricks, and more! You're REALLY gonna love it!

Oh, and that's not all - you gotta see this! If you already know how to use XP, this has a special section just for you! It's a "transition" section that takes what you already know about XP and shows you how its now done in Vista! You'll find this is a HUGE time saver and a great way to get your Vista experience on the fast track!

Here's the main categories:

Vista Basics
Using The Desktop
Managing Computer Security
Working With Internet & E-mail
Managing And Maintenance
Working With Files And Folders
Interacting With Other Computers
Personalizing Vista
Print & Media

Whew, it covers a TON and we've only touched the surface here! Seriously, if you're running Windows Vista or are going to be, this is an absolute MUST-HAVE! This makes the transition soooo much easier, it's crazy to fight and struggle along! Give this a try, by the time you're done you'll not only love Vista, you'll be using it like a pro!

Your price? Today, you can get these for just $6.97! Really!! That's FREE US Shipping of course, plus if you don't love it, just send it back within 60 days for a refund!  Trust me, this is the best way to learn Vista - I've never seen a faster - or easier - way to learn! You'll love it too!

PS - This is a limited quantity deal and the price is only good for a limited time (it'll be $16.97 soon). If you are ever going to be face to face with a Vista computer, this is going to make that experience soooo much better! Crazy not to grab it - I know I'm impressed!

Ditch Your Keyboard!!

Use Your Voice, Not Your Fingers!

You Talk -- This Types!

Fantastic Voice Recognition Software - Amazing Deal Too!!

On Sale Today - Best Price Ever

BONUS - Get A FREE Headset Mic Too!!

We have an awesome deal for you today! We're FINALLY able to feature an easy-to-use voice recognition software package for you! It's called Talk It, Type It 2 Ultra and it's absolutely fantastic for either home or office! If you're tired of typing all the time, you've gotta check this out! Time to get into the 21st century!

How's it work? EASY!!

You just talk into the headset and it types the words you're speaking onto the page (up to 150 of 'em a minute). It works with ANY windows application (word processors, spreadsheets, e-mail, instant messengers, web browsers - you name it), and is really easy to use. If it takes you forever to type an e-mail or letter, - or if you have problems with your hands (arthritis, carpel tunnel) you can imagine how handy this software could be!

Of course in order for any voice recognition software to work well, you have to "train" it. It's so EASY! All you do is read the words on your screen - takes minutes to do! Once trained, these programs will save you so much time at the keyboard. Plus this new version is better than ever - just wait till you try it!

Check out these incredible features:

Create, revise, edit, and format text in most PC applications.
Create customized Voice Shortcuts that cut down on keystrokes and mouse clicks.
Specialized vocabulary topics (Computers, Business, Finance, Cuisine & more) can be added to the standard 60,000 word vocabulary.
Custom vocabulary allows you to enter complicated words you use frequently.
The Analyze My Documents feature allows Talk It Type It to understand your writing style and words you frequently use, which leads to greater accuracy.
Quick Response Dictation allows Talk It Type It to respond quickly and efficiently as you create text with your voice
98+% accuracy on all dictation.
Quick 5-minute setup.
Full users manual on CD
Built-in tutorial teaches you how to use all the features quickly.

Oh, and this is the Ultra Edition, so you're getting the best of the best! Look what else this can do!

Macro Manager
Avoid repetitive work and save valuable time. Create macro commands (macros) to
automate frequently used keystroke actions, customized text, series of mouse actions, and combinations of the above! Use macros to run applications, open documents, and perform actions within an application.
Your personal dictation service! Transcriber allows you to transform your recorded speech into text. Works with any digital recorder that allows creating and saving high-quality speech files in the .wav format. During transcription, text appears in the edit area of the Transcriber window. Pause, resume, or stop transcribing at any time using toolbar buttons.
Voice Navigation
Direct access via your voice to any clickable object on your screen! Highly effective and convenient to use, just say the name of ANY object you see on screen and pop-up "hint tags" are placed adjacent to your selection. Saying the number or letter of the hint tage is just like clicking your mouse button. What could be easier?!?

Your cost for this incredible software is just $16.97 and US shipping is FREE! WOW, that's less than what the headset retails for! These have a retail price of $70 so this really is an incredible deal :-)

FREE BONUS!! - Buy now and we'll even throw in a FREE headset microphone! This has a retail value of $29.99 -- $13 more than what we're asking for the software! It's yours free if you order NOW.

OK, OK...We're Going To Extend This For ONE More Day!

The Response Was FANTASTIC

But Some Of You Couldn't Squeek In Under The Wire

So...Here Ya Go!!! Back By Popular Demand!!!

Our Most Popular Webcam EVER!!

See What All The Excitement Is About!

Super Easy To Use - Even Has A Headset With a Mic!

Use It To Chat With Friends For FREE - No More Long Distance!

AND..."Hands-Free" Internet Chatting!

Great Quality @ A Dirt Cheap Price!

Know what time it is? It's time to FINALLY get yourself a webcam! We just got an absolutely amazing deal on some incredible USB 2.0 Webcams W/ Mic and you're gonna love 'em!

I know, I know, folks who've never used a webcam before are always a bit nervous the first time they plug it in - will it work? Is it hard to setup? What do I do with it? Well, rest easy! Just plug in the webcam and install the easy to use software and you're good to go!

As for what you do with it - have I got an idea for you! We use these routinely with Yahoo's (FREE) Instant Messenger's "Webcam" feature! Just install the software, hook up your webcam, and select Webcam from the Messenger menu! You instantly have a way to "Video Chat" online! 

Oh, and the best thing? Not only are conversations with friends and family 10X better with a webcam, it's all FREE!!! Think about the endlessly expensive long distance calls or all those cell phone minutes that get eaten up every month. Why not grab a webcam for yourself and a friend and give THIS a try instead? Talk about paying for itself!! WOW!


OK, all the above is great - but this camera has a few really ingenious features I just gotta brag about! First, it's designed to just right on the edge of your LCD monitor or laptop screen! No more balancing acts - only to watch the camera fall off a few seconds later! It also sits real well on flat surfaces :-)!

Oh, and not only will you be blown away first time you see the quality of the video - It's absolutely outstanding! Clear, smooth, and YOU are going to look GREAT on the other end! 

PLUS it even includes a fantastic HEADSET Mic! That's right - not only is your video feed going to look amazing, but you'll SOUND fantastic too! A headset mic works a LOT better than a built-in mic simply because the mic is right next to your mouth. You won't sound like your talking in a cave - you'll sound like you're on a high-quality phone!

Plus, get this - you can even take still photos too! If you've ever needed just a quick snapshot of someone or something, this makes it super fast and super easy! 

Your cost for all this webcam fun? We're talking just $14.97 and US shipping is FREE !! That's not a typo - that's one of the best prices we've ever had on a webcam! Give it a try - you'll love it too!

PS -Yeah, you know how it goes, only a limited quantity available, so make sure you get to the site and order while they're still in stock! 

Warning - The price above really is too good to be true! The dream ends tomorrow when the price goes back up to $21.97! Order TODAY!!

Computers 101

I'm constantly on the Internet and get tired of typing in the full website addresses. Is there a shortcut?

It can get pretty tedious typing in h-t-t-p-semicolon-backslash-backslash-w-w-w-dot-whatever-dot-c-o-m. So next time you're in a hurry and don't want to bother with all of that, try this...

Type the name of the site in the address bar and press Ctrl while you hit Enter . The "www" and ".com" will be added automatically for you. Ta dah!


(Please, note that this only works with .com's and not .org, .net, .gov, .tv, etc...)

~Fred Bagg

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MS Office

One Click Cell Addresses

Did you know that there's a faster way to enter cell references in Excel formulae? I'm talking about a way that doesn't involve typing cell addresses. Did you know?!

Interested? (Yeah, I thought you might be!)

Here's the scoop.

Next time you're entering a formula and you get to a cell reference (like A5, for example), instead of typing A5, use your mouse and click on A5.

Some of you are already thinking, "Now why would I do that? I can type faster than I can use the mouse."

True enough, but I sometimes find that I'm not positive of the location of the cell I need and it's not currently visible on the screen. So, what does that mean? Well, it means that I've got to scroll out there, find the cell address, double check that I've got the correct address and finally go back to type it in.

Sound like a hassle?

Yes, it is! And let's not overlook our ability to either mess up the cell address (even though we double checked our info) or to forget the address completely.

So, this leads us back to the beginning of the whole thing. Oh no!

Now, here's where the time saving thing kicks in.

Begin your formula with the customary = and proceed to enter functions and/or symbols as usual.

When you get to a cell reference, try this one. Instead of looking up the address of the cell referenced in the formula, click on the cell itself.


You should find that the cell's address has been entered into the formula for you, so assuming that you didn't click in the wrong place, there's no location typos or forgotten addresses.

Cool, huh?!

~ April

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More Cool Stuff

Put Light Exactly Where You Need It!

Super Blindin' Bright Motion Sensor Light!!!

No Wires, No Installation!

Automatically Turns On When You Walk By!

WoW! Wait until you see this awesome motion sensored light!! It definitely is a must have for every household! Why? Well keep reading!!!

Smartly engineered, this motion sensor light is perfect for both indoors and outdoors! Hang it with two screws, and it automatically will turn on as you walk by it! On those dark winter days, you have to admit that having a light that automatically turns on right outside your door will be really nice as you are trying to figure out which key is your house key!

A great indoor place for one of these lights is in a closet. I don't know how many times I wished I had a bright light in there so I could tell the difference between my black shoes and my brown shoes! And guess what? This light is sooo bright that it lights up my entire closet, and I don't have to worry about messing with wires to install it!

I am tellin' ya- this light is perfect! Just click on the "on" switch, and whenever it detects motion, the 7 LEDs click on and really brighten up your path! Better yet, these lights seem even brighter because of the mirror in the background that reflects even more light! How cool is that? This automatic motion senor light is fabulous!

Oh, and I just gotta tell ya about more more feature that I just adore! The light folds in half. This is really cool. Say I need my light to point more downward than out, all I have to do is bend the light to a 90 degree angle and the light will reflect straight down. But if I want the light to shine outward, all I have to do is push the light up and it really reflects outward, lightening up soooo much space! Check out this pic to get a better idea of what I am talkin' about! See how it is folded at a 90 degree angle? isn't that cool!

Oh, and I have to mention it one more time- this cool light is battery operated! So I didn't have try to mess with my house's wiring! Plus, I can hang this awesome light in places wires are unavailable- for example, in a kitchen cabinet! Now how cool is that!!! :-)

I just picked up 3 of these lights- one for my closet, one for a cabinet under my sink, and one for my backdoor! I am just sooo impressed with this light, and I know you will be too!

Want one? Sure ya do! Order today and your cost is just $16.97 and US Shipping is FREE! I am tellin' ya what- to not deal with wires and that mess, and to have amazing light, this $16.97 is definitely money well spent! Order now while our supplies last!

PS: Get to the site now and order yours before they are gone!!


These Headphones Are Just AWESOME!!!

Wireless Headphones

Wait Til 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!!!

If you think I'm excited about these, you're absolutely right! Let me tell you why...

First of all, this is the BEST "bang" for the buck we've EVER offered on any set of wireless headphones. So if we're talkin' price, that alone makes this an INCREDIBLE deal. But that's not the half of it because these headphones do MUCH more than just your "basic" wireless headphones! Theses are a kind of "4-in-1" deal because - These Can Be Any Of The Following At The Flip Of A Switch!

Wireless Headphone (And A Superb One At That!)

Yes, these work as wireless headphones AND 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!!!

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! But if that weren't enough, these do A LOT more than just

FM Radio

There's an FM RADIO TRANSMITTER built RIGHT INTO THE HEADPHONES! So 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 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!)

Wireless Internet Chat Microphone (the base has a mic built in!!!)

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!)

Wireless Monitoring (set the base in another room and listen with the built-in mic)

(Think of a Baby Monitor on steroids!) Yes, you can use this to monitor a baby...or an elderly parent or even a member of your family who's ill in another room! And how this works is simple! The base emitter also has a microphone in it as well. Just plug the emitter into the microphone jack of your computer, place the emitter near the person(s) you want to monitor, flip the switch on the emitter to "Monitor" put on your wireless headphones and you can hear them clear as a bell! In fact, I turned on the "monitor" feature and even walked around the office and it was picking up the signal right through the walls!!!

Wireless HeadphonesThese areally are a "4-in-1" device for the "audiophile"! By being able to work in so many ways, you'll save a ton of money by not having to buy other products...always a good ideas for those of us who are trying to save!

But you sure won't feel like you're scrimpin' because when you take these out of the box you're gonna be amazed! They look rich and luxurious! 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 FANTASTIC!!! When you turn these on, oh my're NOT gonna believe what you hear! They sound as rich as they feel! And the volume is 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..

Hi-Fidelity, Multimedia Entertainment

In comfort, style and the convenience of being wireless!!! Oh yeah! THIS is gonna be huge! In fact, I predict this will be one of our all-time best products! And at the price that we're letting these go, it's easy to understand why!

Wireless Headphones

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!!!

I think we're nuts! Well, probably... but why not? We got a great deal so we want to make sure that 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!)

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What is a Wizard?

In the magical land of Krondor, these robed warriors of magic do battle against dragons and orcs....or they help you install programs onto your computer. Either way, wizards are an incredibly useful thing. Check out for the magic!

Olympics Through Time

It's not an Olympic year, but it always pays to know as much as you can about a subject before it hits, right? Stop by WS today and look into the past of the world's oldest competition!

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Tip of the Day

Form Self-filling Programs

As the World Wide Web became popular in the ‘90s, browsing evolved from being a part-time to full-time activity. The World Wide Web offered many conveniences to the point that you wouldn’t even need to get off your chair. There is one key ingredient to this “one-stop” Web experience, and that is registration forms. You are frequently required to register information before you can avail yourself of all the features. The required information may vary from being simplistic to something comparable to writing a resume. This is where form self-filling comes in. This feature works by completing forms, from registration to shopping carts, with only a few keystrokes or mouse clicks. As Web usage grows, so to does the demand for more powerful form self-filling programs. If you fill out many forms or have multiple passwords, than most form self-filler programs can be very useful – but none are perfect. Each works better for a particular type of Web site but, thus far, none have been able to dominate the market. Of course, when dealing with personal information, security is a primary concern but, unfortunately, no universal standards have yet been established.

Gator E-wallet is one such form self-filling application. Described as a “helpful online companion,” it helps a user fill out forms, logins, and passwords. It makes things so simple that many Web users download it as a necessity. However, there is one major drawback – it also collects Web surfing habits. While personal data collection is not uncommon, Gator uses what it collects for its own gain. During E-wallet installation, you may or may not knowingly install a companion application called GAIN, which plagues you with pop-up ads or with hijacked search results based on your information collected by GAIN. Not only that, Gator also has a questionable practice of “drive-by downloads” resulting in unwanted and unnecessary applications being installed on your PC. Below is a screen shot of some of those applications installed by Gator.

Ok, so we now have established that Gator is something you should NOT have on your PC, but how does that solve form self-filling? There are several safer alternatives that offer form self-filling, some are freeware and some carry a fee. A few examples are:


Firefox is a popular browser with a built-in feature that remembers passwords and other stored information for Web sites. Using Firefox will result in a much better Web experience, allowing you to gain the advantage of storing login information in the browser in a reasonably secure way. One thing nice about this feature is that it can be turned off or on any time.


AccountLogon is a free personal information management software which provides you with fast and secure one-click access to all of your online information. Some of its features include:

Single Click Logon
Logon to any of your accounts with a single Click!

Windows / IE Toolbar Integration
Accessible from a single icon in the Windows Taskbar and IE Toolbar.

Works with all IE browsers (MSN, AOL, Avante etc.)
Accessible from the browsers context menu.

Skinned Interface
Easy to use skinned interface - no more boring windows!

Security Features
Extra strong encryption protects your information from unauthorized access and many built-in security features give you full control of the program. Screen Auto Lock, Password Masking, Logon Timeout, In-Memory Encryption, and Security Levels.
Below is a screenshot of the AccountLogon 2.5 software

Google Toolbar

Google Toolbar Autofill is a feature that comes with the Google Toolbar plugin for browsers. The AutoFill feature helps you complete Web forms with one click. First, you need to create an AutoFill profile and then click the AutoFill button to automatically fill forms with the information provided. Below is a screenshot of the AutoFill profile page:

These are just a few samples of secure form self-filling applications that you can currently use to enhance your browsing experience – but what about the future? Even though there is currently no security standard in cyberspace, form self-fillers and e-wallet programs continue to gain popularity. Soon, if the barriers to entry are not removed, each of us will have a digital ID that is both brokered and registered by one of only a few large corporations. The most promising solutions, like the American Express Blue card, have already been developed and are merely awaiting the wider use of smart chip reader technology. This, when combined with other emerging biometric technology, will undoubtedly promise a more secure future – but controlled by whom? The only way to be sure is to always read your EULA (End User License Agreement) and search the Web before installing any application.

~Cory Buford

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Today's Feature

Google Earth 5

Awhile back, I was telling you about the release of Google Earth 4. Well, lucky for you, Google has released version 5! The new version has some really cool new features you just have to check out!

If you've used Google Earth before, you probably already know about many of the features, such as being able to look up anywhere on the planet and see awesome aerial satellite photos. Well, version 5 even introduces something you've never seen before! With Google Earth 5, you can go below the ocean and explore the sea floor. How cool is that?!

Other than looking into the ocean, you can also look into the past. With the new version of Google Earth, you can click on the clock icon and see how places looked in the past and how they have changed over time. That feature is awesome for looking at progress while something was being built, such as a stadium or sky scraper.

If you think you might like all of the new features, you can check out Google Earth 5 for yourself right here. Enjoy!

~ Gary

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Amanda's Coolsite

A Conversation with Sir Ian McKellen

I have been dying to write this site up to share with you. But I wanted to let it percolate in my brain a little bit so I could do it justice. This is a completely interactive conversation with Sir Ian McKellen. You'll be able to follow prompts in any order you wish, to experience the content how you desire. But your first choice is whether you want to use the site full-screen or in the browser. If you have the internet connection for it I recommend going full-screen.

For anyone who is teaching Shakespeare you definitely want to tune into this site, it would be a great resource for getting teens interested in it. He successfully relates his roles in X-Men, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to what is going on in Shakespeare’s works.

The site focuses on the opening speech of Richard III. McKellen goes through the speech several lines at time, and helps explain what is going on, how the language works, and what it signifies and he answers questions about the speech.

This would also be a great tool, to help actors understand how to perform Shakespeare. He discusses how the verse really shapes the text, and how you would perform it.

He also discusses whether the play is historically accurate, why 14-year olds should read Shakespeare, why Richard is a sympathetic character, as well as, provides three different clips of this speech from various productions of the play.

He even provides a copy of his book Richard III and how he turned it into a film for free on his website. Teachers if you head to his website you can also check out the .PDF Study Guide!

This is an excellent for anyone who loves Shakespeare, or is just trying to understand it. Check it out today!


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WARNING: Make Sure You Have The Volume Turned DOWN Before you Plug These in!!

These Portable Speakers Are A "Concert Hall In a Box"!!!Folding Speaker System

I'VE GOT TO TELL YA WHAT HAPPENED when we first got these in. I Plugged these into the headphone jack of my desktop computer and clicked on an Internet radio station to get some music.BUT I didn't bother to check the VOLUME LEVEL of my computer! When I turned on the power to these portable speakers, it startled me so much, I JUMPED ABOUT A FOOT OUT OF MY CHAIR!


I'm tellin''re gonna be surprised how POWERFUL this little speaker system is! Whew!!!

What's funny is this speaker system is actually made so you carry it around with you wherever go. They're about the size of an eye glass case and the speakers themselves fold up and tuck safely away inside the hard-shell case. So when I first saw these I thought, "These are so small! How POWERFUL could these actually be? Well, I found out quick enough...PLENTY POWERFUL!!! These things ROCK...and you're gonna love 'em!!!

What I like about these is that they work with ANY AUDIO DEVICE that has a headphone jack! So you can use this with your mp3 player, satellite radio, laptop computer, CD player, portable DVD player even portable game! (The kids will LOVE to hear their gaming devices take on a "BIG 3-D sound!)

PLUS, you don't have to plug these into an AC electrical outlet because they work on four "AA" batteries, so you can play your audio devices just about anywhere! which makes 'em REALLY convenient! There's a audio cord that's neatly attached to the speakers, and you just plug that into whatever device you want to listen to! And when you're done, just unplug the cord and tuck it back into the case! THAT'S A REALLY A GREAT idea not only for easy travel but to protect the speaker system, too!

What's REALLY AMAZING about these speakers is that YOU CAN EVEN USE THESE WITH YOUR DESKTOP COMPUTER! How's THAT for versatility! So, if you don't have a set of speakers for your desktop computer or you're not happy with the ones you have, before you rush out and buy a more expensive set of speakers, PUT THESE to the test just like I did! You're gonna LOVE the sound! Plus - you'll be saving yourself a LOT of money!

And the "icing on the cake" is that you'll ALSO have a FANTASTIC set of portable speakers that you can take with you anywhere and play your portable devices! Oh man!!! How sweet is THAT? The only thing that can make this even sweeter is an amazing price - $14.97 and US shipping is FREE!!! Is that crazy or what???

I've heard small computer systems that were in the $40-50 range that didn't sound HALF as good as these beauties! These are something you're gonna want to have for home AND on the go so grab one now at this crazy price!

P.S. - BIG SOUND for on the go! So go grab one before they all go out the door!

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