Monday, May 18, 2009

Computer Tips [ Is My Wireless Network Safe? + Adjust Your Windows The Easy Way + Share Your Ideas With The World ] 05/19/2009


Quick Tips

View Multiple Windows at Once!

Often times I find myself with more than my fair share of windows minimized in my taskbar. Sure, it's disorganized, but it becomes even more frustrating when I need to look at two of them at once! Minimize, maximize, adjust the size, etc! It gets really repetitive!

Some people have two monitors for this, streamlining the process, but what about a tip for all the “single-screeners” out there?

Let's learn how to “Ctrl” this situation!

Did you know that you can hold the Ctrl key and select more than one window at once? What's the benefit? Well hold Ctrl and Left-click a couple of windows on your taskbar. This should select both of them. Now, Right-click and choose either “Show Windows Stacked” or “Show Windows Side by Side”.

Automatically, your chosen windows should spring up; size adjusted and ready for productivity! Experiment a bit and see if the side by side or stacked method works best for you!


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My Oh My!!! Looks Like We've Got A BUNCH of Photo Fans!

And Looks Like A Lot of Folks Have Been Telling Their Friends About This Program 'Cause We've Been Getting Requests If We Could PLEASE Hold This Open So Some of Then Can Get On-Line And Order This! Well, We'll do what we can!

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Seriously - just look at the screen shots below - this really looks and performs just like Adobe Photoshop! This has to be the most incredible software find we've ever come across! You'll save HUNDREDS and have pretty much the same program! WOW!

Let me guess - you'd love to have Adobe PhotoShop but that $400 price tag holds ya back. Wouldn't it great if someone made a program LIKE Photoshop, only cheaper? Oh, we found it! It's PhotoDesigner Pro and just look at those screen shots below - it looks and acts just like the $400 Adobe Photoshop! Layers, tools, filters - give this a try and you'll think you're using Photoshop!

At first I wasn't too sure about this one, could it really be like Photoshop? Let me tell ya, once I installed it, I was really surprised! You open it up and it really looks and performs pretty much exactly like Adobe Photoshop! The tools and layout look just slightly (very slightly) different, but it's all there! It features layers, adjustment layers, masks, effects, has pretty much all the same filters, rulers, tools - it's all there! Heck, going through the menus, you have to remind yourself that you're NOT using actually Photoshop!

Oh, just wait till you see the tools - that was my concern, but they're all there! The clone stamp, gradient tool, red-eye removal tool, crop tool, paint bucket, smudge tool, burn & dodge tools, the blur & sharpen tools, scratch removal tool, color picker, text tools, shapes, selection tools like Magic Wand or "shapes" - whew - on and on! You name the Photoshop tool, this has it!

Same goes for the rest of the program - the filters from Photoshop are all there! My personal favorites - the High Pass, Unsharpen Mask, Gaussian blur, Sharpen, and Lighting Effects - all there along with a total of 44 regular filters at your disposal! Everything you need to add that little extra punch to your photos!

As for the the image adjustments, you have 'em all too! We're talking Curves, Levels, Contrast, Hue / Saturation, Brightness / Contrast, Color Balance, Selective Color, Channel Mixer, Gradient Map - and more! It's all there - just like Photoshop!

I tell ya, if you want Photoshop but can't justify the expense, this is a no-brainer! Heck, even if you can justify the expense, why not take a look at this first? I've never seen a program that was soooo close to Photoshop!

With this program you are getting tons of ways to use professional level tools that will have everyone wondering who you hired to edit your photos! This program goes above and beyond basic photo editing software. It not only acts like Photoshop - it actually works with Adobe Photoshop files too - you can open Photoshop images, edit them and save them back into the native Photoshop format!! Of course, it will work with all the photo files on your computer and work with your digital camera / scanner too!

In addition to looking and acting like Photoshop, it's jam-packed with over 200 instant effects (these are REALLY cool), 140 picture brushes and 30 tutorials- all of which make this program unbeatable! Add your own message to your photos with the editable text function. Use the automated images correction for quick and easy photo editing. Create your own amazing effects with a few clicks of your mouse! Automatically create awesome web animations! Even turn your documents into print-ready PDF's with encryption and password protection!

Like I said, pretty much Photoshop's twin! It even has a pressure sensitive feature that works with a graphics tablet if you have one! Depending on how hard you press on the tablet, the program will know whether or not you to use a think or a thin brush! How absolutely sweet is that?

After playing with this for an hour or so (It's really fun), I came to the conclusion that anything I've been doing with Photoshop could be done in this - and using the same tools and techniques too! Why pay $400 for Photoshop when there's something like this on the market? You've got to try it - I promise, you'll be impressed!

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, this photo editor is going to amaze you! But the price is incredible in itself. You could pay almost $400.00 for Abode Photoshop, or you could check out this great program for just $8.97 and US Shipping is Free! Heck, for that kind of money, you can't afford to pass this one up! If you don't agree that this is just like Photoshop, you can even send it back for a refund within 60 days! No risk to you at all - give this a try, it's really unbelievable how much Photoshop DNA this seems to have!

The price will increase to $16.97 tomorrow! Don't miss the boat on this one!

Hey, How Fast Ya Goin' There Sport?Royal Wireless Bicycle Computer

Awesome Bike Speedometer / Computer!

Amazing Little Device Calculates:

Trip Mileage
Total Mileage
Trip Time
Average Speed
Speed Comparisons
And More!

PLUS - It's Completely Wireless Too!

OK, it's spring and it's time to break out the bike and take to tearin' up the trails. Only problem is, how far did ya go and how fast did ya do it? Well, we just discovered what has to be the best deal ever on a bike computer that is the answer to all your biking milage needs!

It's a Royal 13 Function Bike Computer and it's going to be your new bikin' buddy! Get this - it can really do it all! First, and foremost, it can tell you just how fast your going, how long you've been doing it, and just how far that has taken you! The big "3" are right there at your fingertips!

PLUS, it takes it to the next level of another 10 functions! Things like an odometer to tell you overall mileage, your maximum speed, a digital clock, your average speed (very handy), a speed comparison function, your "speed tendency", and MORE! It's loaded - heck, who knew there was that much that you can cram into a little bike speedometer?

Oh, and you'll love this - it's WIRELESS! No cables running up from your tire to your little speedometer! Even comes with batteries! Makes it REALLY easy to pop it off and stick it in your pocket when it's not in use!

Royal Wireless Bicycle Computer

What about the install? Really easy! You attach the little quick release mount to your handlebars for the speedometer / computer (or whatever you want to call it), and then use a couple of zip ties for the transmitter on the fork. Attach the little wheel magnet, input your tire size, and roll! Takes about 10 minutes - anybody can do it!

If you have a bike, it's time to get a speedometer / computer for it! You'll finally know how far, how fast, and how long you went for - PLUS a TON of other stats too! Just wait till you start comparing your rides and see your progress! Makes riding 2X as much fun!

I've had a bike computer for years and I can tell you from personal experience - once you have one, you won't go back. I almost can't stand it when I forget to take the little computer along! It's not only informational - it's a blast to track how you're doing! I can't wait to start riding with this new one along!

Finally - the price is mind-blowing! If you've looked at these in bike shops, you already know these can easily ride right past the $100 mark! Not for you - wait till you see this!

You can grab this amazing, 13 function bike computer for just $21.97 and US shipping is FREE! It's a KILLER deal and an awesome little bike computer! For that kind of money, you just can't go wrong! Check it out:

PS - Remember, if you don't love it like I do, just send it back for a refund! We want you to love everything you buy from us - and I'm sure THIS will fall into that category! Give it a shot - you'll wonder how you got along without it!

Make The Best Movie In The World- Your Own!

Movie Magic Made Incredibly Easy!!

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MovieShop Select 6 is a program that I am soooo excited to tell ya about! If you shoot video (whether it is from a video camera, web cam, or digital camera), this is one piece of software you just gotta own! It's great!

How many times have you shot some amazing footage, but really wished you could do a little editing to make it even better? You know what I mean right? Think of all those home movies that you have to endure that include all kinds of mind-numbing parts - mindless conversations, camera left on as someone walks, maybe a tripod shot that covers an entire (yawn) event. Of course, somewhere on that video, something really great happens. Next time you want to watch that film, what are you going to do? Fast forward through all those boring parts, right? Wouldn't it be great if there were a way to edit the movie so you could keep the good and toss the bad? Of course it would be!

Well, that is why you gotta check out MovieShop Select 6! This program is too cool! And it will really (REALLY) make your home videos PERFECT!

Now many of you probably think that creating your own movies is a real pain in the neck- well not with the help of this stellar program! Wait until you load it into your computer! You're going to be amazed at how easy it is to make really cool movies with just a few simple clicks of the mouse! This program really makes that special movie magic phenomenally simple! In fact, you'd better set some time aside before you start with this one - it's really hard to pull yourself away! I did one movie really quick, then started going through my massive collection of videos on my computer - 3 hours later (felt like 20 minutes) I came up for air! I was having a real blast!

Now, I know what you're thinking - With all that cutting, slicing and stretching, video editing could be a very long, boring process- NOT with MovieShop Select 6! This program has all of the advanced video editing tools but it is super easy to use too- all thanks to the amazing comprehensive tutorials that make editing your movies and creating spectacular new videos incredibly easy!

Oh, and it's all drag and drop simple too!! Really, all you have to do is cut the video footage you want to use, then drag it to the bottom movie reel, choose a transition, add some music, then pick the section you want to cut and use and drag that to the bottom real as well. The program automatically connects the two separate scenes together! There is nothing else for you to do but enjoy you new creation! Pretty cool huh? I thought so!

You can even add real cool professional touches like music, transitions, and titles! Make the scene fade out and the music soften all at the same time! Even add your own ending credits too! There's no doubt about it, you'll feel like you are watching a movie edited by the big shots out in Hollywood- these features are just that cool!

I am going to use this to make a highlights movie of all of my my son's first baseball games and hand them out to his coaches, team mates, and his grandparents as Christmas presents. They are all going to love it- plus it will really save me some money this holiday season! Everyone is going to be blown away!

Another great thing this program lets you do is share your movies by burning them to a CD that will play in any DVD player! How about that - you don't even need a DVD burner to make a disk to play in a DVD player! Or better yet, post them to the web or send them off through your email! How awesome is that!!! Now everyone you know can share your great video in a matter of seconds!!! :-)

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro- this video editing software is simply amazing! It has it all to create beautiful movies in just a few quick steps!

And don't forget about the price! It truly is unbeatable! Most video editing software is outrageously priced (we're talking $60+ , but you can get into the $100+ range real quick too), and it isn't not even close to being as user friendly as MovieShop Select 6! Today only get MovieShop 6 for the super low price of just $7.97 and US Shipping is Free! Don't miss out on this fabulous deal! Order now!

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Computers 101

I just set up a wireless network in my home and while I love it, I'm still a little concerned about others being able to use my signal or even hack into my computer. I was told that hiding my SSID will take care of the problem, but I'm not sold on that idea. I'm not even sure what an SSID is or how to hide it. Can you please help me? Thanks!

First of all, I want to welcome you to the world of wireless! I've been using a wireless connection in my home for a few years now and I absolutely love it. I'm sure you will too! And it's very impressive that you're already concerned about your safety when it comes to using your wireless network. A lot of people don't start worrying about that until it's too late, so it's great that you're already so far ahead of the game. I think your question will help a lot of other readers out there who are using wireless networks as well. I just love that!

As we all know, when you use a wireless router, there's always a chance that other computers will be able to pick up your signal and use it, without you ever knowing a thing about it. Even more than that, there's always the risk of your computer being hacked into as well. So, what can you do to keep yourself safe when using your wireless connection? Well, the person who asked today's question mentioned hiding their SSID and while that helps, it's not always the best solution. Let's take a look at our options!

To begin, wireless routers are set up to send out a beacon called the Service Set IDentifier (SSID), which is what helps your wireless devices (laptop, etc.) connect to the Internet. The main purpose of the SSID is to broadcast wireless signals and invite available devices within range to connect to them. Now, if a device doesn't know a network's SSID, it will not be able to connect. So, if you change your SSID settings, only the people who know the SSID will be able to connect to your wireless network. That can help keep some of the "outsiders" away.

Now, while hiding your SSID keeps casual users at bay, you could still have trouble with hackers. Unfortunately, a hacker who is determined enough to get into your network will find a way. If they have the right kind of software, they will be able to easily gain access to your computer. Plus, changing your SSID can result in a slower performance and it could take you longer to connect to the Internet. Who wants that?! Luckily, there are a few other things you can do to keep your wireless network as secure as possible. Let's check them out!

For starters, you can change your router's login and password to be different from the default settings. If you're still using the login and password that came with your router, anyone could connect to it, change your settings and even lock you out. You should also change your SSID to something a little more unique. Most routers come with a name of "default," which is very easy for hackers to figure out. You should change it to something a little more meaningful to yourself. Lastly, you should turn on your encryption. If you do that, your router will not give access to any wireless devices unless they can provide the password you specify. It will also encrypt any communication between your computer and your router so that no one will be able to see what goes on. Note: If your router supports WPA encryption, you should use that over WEP, which is an older version.

Doing the three things I discussed above are your best bets for secure wireless networking, but if you still want to hide your SSID, you can do so by following the directions in your user manual. Every router is different, so your manual should give you detailed directions on how to get the job done. If that doesn't work, you can always contact your ISP for help as well. Either way, it's very important to keep your wireless network as safe as possible. Hopefully one of the above suggestions is just what you've been looking for. Test them out today!

~ Erin

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MS Office

To the Bottom Right Now!

As I'm sure most of you know, when working in MS Excel, Ctrl + Home will take you to the upper left corner of your worksheet (cell A1).

Do you know where Ctrl + End will land you?

Let's all hope it's not in the bottom most corner of a worksheet! Have you ever scrolled out right or down to find out just how big Excel makes its worksheets?

Well, don't bother. Let me tell you, they're huge.

Going there would rarely, if ever, be useful.

So, where exactly does Ctrl + End put you?

Why, at a very useful place. Yes, the bottom right corner of your data area - that is... the end of the worksheet space that's actually in use.

It's a two key quick jump from the beginning to the end!

~ April

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More Cool Stuff

Get Ready!!! Summer's Just Around The Corner!!

Reduce The Heat and Glare In Your Car Starting Today!


Beat The Summer Heat With

The Deluxe AutoShade!!!

The Roller Shade Made For Your Car!!!

You've GOT TO GRAB A COUPLE OF THESE!!! These are a great item to have in your car that not only will your passengers appreciate, but that'll SAVE YOU MONEY at the same time! Here's why...

I don't have to tell you that driving around in the heat can take it's toll not only on you and your passengers, but also your car itself! The windows of your car act as a greenhouse - magnifying and intensifying the suns heat. This greatly increasing the effects of the suns harmful rays and increases the temperature inside of your automobile. The increased temperature inside your car makes your air conditioning work harder, causing you to waste money on gasoline!

Also, the strong rays of the sun can fade and wear out your seat upholstery much quicker, too! Well, you can't control the sun but you CAN CONTROL HOW MUCH SUN GET'S INTO YOUR CAR! Here's a sure-fire way to beat the heat and drive in comfort all summer long!

These work much like the shades in your home, only these are lightweight and specially designed for the inside of your automobile!

Just attach the shade securely in place with the two suction cups at the top and then pull the shade down to the level you (or your passengers) want! Once you have the shade pulled down to the level you want, you can secure the shade at that position with a third suction cup that's included!

And when you sun goes down, simply push the button on the side of the roller tube and the shade automatically goes up and retracts into its protective tubular case! What's nice about that is you don't have to take the shade down, just raise it and you're ready for when you need to lower it again.

The shade is 14 inches wide and 20 inches long when fully extended so this is plenty big enough to cover most automobile passenger windows!

But the AutoShade isn't just for your car, it's perfect for trucks, boats and even RV's! So might want to grab a couple for each vehicle. After all, sure beats paying the high cost of gas to heat the inside of a hot car! And we've got these at a special price today of just $9.97, and US shipping is FREE!!!

PS- Get a jump on the summer heat and your gas bill! Install these now and start saving money right away!!

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These are just the coolest little hard drives we've ever come across! Not only are they about as good lookin' as a hard drive can get, but they are really tiny too! Just wait till you see yours :-) You're gonna LOVE 'em!

This works just like a flash drive - only it doesn't set you back as much money! Just plug it into your computer and it will show up as an external drive under My Computer. From there, simply drag and drop your files! Works on any XP or Vista computer - no drivers required! WOW!

Why not free up extra room on your computer's Hard Drive? Yeah...instead of jamming EVERYTHING onto the computer (you know...the one you never seem to get around to backing up!), why not keep all your favorite music, photos and other important stuff in one nice, convenient spot?Plus that way, you've got everything together when you want to show uncle Bob all the latest photos from your last vacation?

Oh, and these are FANTASTIC for backups too! You probably have loads of documents, information, spreadsheets, family photos, and music that you just can't afford to lose - Why not back 'em up onto a couple of these handy little drives? Makes it MUCH easier to keep track of and for the price you just can't go wrong!

Or if you've got SOOO many tunes you just "can't live without" and you're juggling three or four thumb drives- well STOP IT!!! (Besides, you're bound to loose one of 'em, poke an eye out or do something else that every mother in the world seems to warn their kids about doing!) Do the smart thing and keep them all together and neat all in one place! (Besides, your mother will be so proud!)

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Acronym Finder

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Tip of the Day

Google Moderator

In today’s bad economic times we’d all love to save some money, right? How do you save money? If you could ask a world leader anything, what would it be? If you’re a HTC Dream (Android phone) user, what new Android application would you like to see? Google Moderator is a new Google application that was originally intended to ‘moderate’ Google conferences and is now open to the public. Let’s check it out!

So, what is Google Moderator? Basically it’s a site where you can ask questions or suggest ideas and others vote on them. The more votes, the more likely your suggestion will be implemented by the Google Team if it’s Google related and it’s quite interesting to watch what people think.

Surely the biggest ‘series’ (group of questions) on Moderator is the Tip Jar, so I’ll base my examples around this. To get to the Tip Jar, go to (‘appspot’ is a Google domain name just like ‘blogspot’ for the Blogger service). You’ll see the Featured Series – popular series that are active. Click Take a Tip. Share a Tip.

If you have a Google Account, sign in. This will allow you to vote on tips and even write them! At the top of the screen you’ll see a big green box with options to vote inside it. Read the tip. Do you like it? If so, click the tick.

Lower down you’ll see the tips that are currently ‘in the lead’. You can vote on these by clicking the tick or cross next to the graph which shows how much support there is for that tip.

Happy tipping!

~Brandon Zubek

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Today's Feature

Common mistakes to avoid in Adobe Lightroom

One of the best ways to learn in life is to make mistakes. It can be frustrating, perhaps humiliating at times, but if the lesson is learned, it is priceless. However, it is also possible to learn from others mistakes. Here are a few tips for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom that were learned the hard way, so you won’t have to.

The first thing to do in Lightroom is to import your photographs. Imported photographs are instantly imported into the category ‘Previous Import’. Bear in mind though that this is only a temporary catalog, and these photos will be replaced when you next import some more. With that in mind, it can get a bit messy if you have to import multiple sets of photographs and want to manage them all at the same time. If you want to keep sets of photos together, then the best thing to do is put them all into one ‘master’ folder before you open Lightroom. That way you can import them all at the same time. This means you can add keywords, as well as move and sort the photos all in the same catalog. Keeping the photos in a group will pay huge dividends later.

Remember, though, that Lightroom has now made a connection with these photographs in the folder. This is very important. Try your utmost not to severe these links. This means no renaming, moving or deleting your photos or Lightroom will lose them. If you do break the links then the picture’s previews will be viewable but it will tell you “The file named xxx is offline or missing”. If you moved the picture, find it. You can do this by right clicking on the preview and select ‘Find in Explorer’. Once you have found it select it and enable the “Find nearby missing photos” checkbox in case other photos were moved as well.

When you upload the photographs onto the computer, you may notice two copies of each. If you have been shooting in RAW do not think this is a mistake. In other words, don't delete them! One is the RAW and the other is the sidecar. Any changes you make to the RAW are saved onto the sidecar, so you have both the original and the edited version. Therefore, make sure they always stay together. To make it easier and more manageable, it may be worth shooting in DNG (digital negative) if your camera is able, or converting the RAW to DNG in Lightroom. DNG means the edited photo now has the ability to stand alone, which saves having to drag two photos around. To do this make sure you choose “photos as Digital Negative (DNG) and add to catalog” when the Import Dialogue box appears while you are importing your RAW photos. Bear in mind, however, that DNG is an Adobe format so not all computers will have the ability to read it. Amateur photographers may find it more useful to edit the RAW and sidecar.

Efficiency and tidiness are all useful in Lightroom. As mentioned above, keeping your photographs in one group makes the proceedings much easier. Being able to move about quickly will save you hours. It is worth trying to use the shortcut keys to reduce your dependency on the mouse, which at times can be a bit slow. It may seem a bit weird at first but after a couple attempts you will be gliding around Lightroom like a pro, reaping the benefits. Here is a list of some shortcut keys.

g: grid view (library)
e: loupe (single image) (library)
d: move to develop module (to adjust exposure, white balance etc)
r: jump to crop tool
Ctrl + [or Ctrl -]: Rotate image 90 degrees (anti-/clockwise)
p: flag as pick
u: remove flag
x: flag as reject

Another benefit of keeping your photos in a group is so you can edit them at the same time. If you have photographs from the same shoot that need a similar white balance, exposure, recovery, fill light and blacks you don’t have to labor through each one individually. Select one and change the settings with either the Quick Develop tools in the Library module or switch to Developer module. Once you have completed this, right click on the image, select ‘Develop settings’ and then choose ‘Copy settings’. In the next window, select all the settings you want copied, and then highlight all the other photos that you want to share these settings. Right click on them then ‘Develop settings’ then ‘Paste settings’. Now go make yourself a cup of tea in the hours of spare time you have just created for yourself.

Whilst doing all this, keep in mind the general rule of navigation on the left and the keywords on the right. Although not always the case, it is worth remembering in the Library module. Don’t be fooled by the keyword check-boxes when you open the keywording or keyword list areas. These don’t filter your photos according to that keyword; they add the keyword to the photo. To filter according to keyword, click on the little arrow on the right of the keyword, then make your selection from there.
I hope these tips help your Lightroom experiences go much smoother and keep you with a full head of hair. It can be very frustrating at times but keep pulling through and remember the best thing to do with a mistake is to learn from it.

~Zahid Javali

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Amanda's Coolsite


Do you need to make a sign for something? Well if you do, you should really check this site out! Here you can choose from 16 different types of signs then customize it for your purpose, and print it out for free!

The only thing I don’t like is that you have to use Internet Explore for this site to work. Otherwise, the sign categories won’t open up. I think I got one of the fire extinguisher signs to work in Firefox.

Start by selecting the type of sign you need. As I mentioned previously there are 16 different categories to pick from.

They are: Warning, Prohibition, Mandatory, Safe Condition, Fire Evacuation, Fire Exit Banners, Fire Equipment, Fire Extinguisher Labels, Fire Equipment Banners, Disability Discrimination Act, Public Information, Public Information Banners. OSHA Signs, Hazard Diamonds, Hazard Warning Panels, and Traffic Signs.

Once you select a sign category, a new window will pop up, and from there you can pick specifically what you need. So if, for example, you chose Mandatory as your category; the pop up window will have many different examples to pick from like – eye protection must be worn, hard hat area, wash you hands, etc. You’d then select one – and you’ll be taken to the page to edit that sign to suit your purposes.

You can change the text, the pictogram, the layout, the positioning, and more. When you’ve got your sign to the point that you’re happy with it, just click the print button, or the save button along the navigation strip. And just like that you have a fantastic sign for free.

This is a great resource for teachers, well, schools in general if you really think about it. It would also be great for small businesses!


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I thought everyone would like these Tire Gauges, but WOW!!! What a response!! These are STILL GOING STRONG! People have been ordering several of these at a time. Gifts? Keep one in each car? Not sure but looks like a lot of folks know a bargain when they see one! Thank you to EVERYONE who jumped on this deal!!

And for those of you who may not be aware of it, we had some tire gauges in the past but THIS Tire Gauge is the lowest price we've had AND... IT'S DIGITAL!!! Super simple to use!!! You've got to check this out!!!

WOW! Here's The Product A LOT of You Have Been Waiting For...

And It's FINALLY IN!!!



Oh yeah...This Makes Checking Your Tire Pressure A Breeze!!!

Everybody knows you should keep your tires properly inflated because IT SAVES BIG BUCKS!!! In fact, here's what US Dept of Energy has to say about it, "You can improve your gas mileage by around 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.3 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires."


We all know these things. But here's the question: "How can you check your tires QUICKLY, EASILY and REMEMBER TO DO IT REGULARLY?

Well, here's your answer: This DIGITAL TIRE GAUGE is fast and so simple to use! Press the button to turn it on and place the gauge over the tire valve and READ THE DIGITAL READ OUT! And what I really like about it is that it's compact and lightweight! PLUS it has a Key Ring so YOU CAN KEEP THIS ON YOUR OWN KEY RING!!! (How easy is that??) How often have you WANTED TO CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE but you just didn't have a tire gauge around? Now you've got it right where you need it!

ALSO, You can use this on motorcycles or even bicycles! Give one to the kids and LET THEM KEEP TRACK OF THE TIRE PRESSURE ON THEIR BIKES! You might want to keep an extra one on a hook in the garage so it's handy for everyone! And at this ridiculously low price, you can grab a couple 'cause today we've got these for an AMAZING price of just $9.97 and US shipping is FREE!!! We've NEVER had a TIRE GAUGE priced THIS low...AND THIS IS DIGITAL!! WOW!!!

P.S. - So, increase your fuel efficiency, and save money on wear and tear on your tires!

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