Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Computer Tips [ The Bookmark Trick You've Been Waiting For + New Download Takes Screen Captures Up A Notch + You Can Be A YouTube Expert ] 06/11/2009


Quick Tips

You Gotta Keep 'em Separated

As many of our readership have found, I'm a stickler for organization. I like to have a place for everything and everything in its place. Still, the most hectic thing I have a hard time keeping in line are my bookmarks.

Earlier this morning I was in just such a conundrum. While using Firefox 3, I suddenly realized that I have around 80 or so bookmarks. The subject matter from site to site is varied, but I found that I could basically group them (by dragging them up or down) into some kind of establishment.

That's never enough for me, though, so next time you're feeling up to some Firefox categorization try adding separators to further enhance your bookmarks menu!

Open your bookmarks menu and right-click on the bookmark or folder that you want to put a separator above and behold, a new method of organization presents itself!

When you want to get rid of a separator, press Ctrl-B. This will open the Firefox bookmarks management sidebar. From here you can simply click on an existing separator and hit the Delete key.


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The Most Fun You've Ever Had With Bugs!

You'll Look Forward To Having Flies In Your House!

Swat 'Em DEAD With This Electronic, Bug-ZAPPIN' Tennis Racket!

Coolest Thing You've Ever Used! Wait Till You Try It!

Best Part? No More Bug Guts After You Swat!

OHHHHHHH Do we have a cool one for you today! We've been TRYING to get these for over a year now! You're gonna love this thing! It looks like an ordinary tennis racket, but it's not! This baby is a bug zapper! REALLY! You just turn this bad boy on and swat yourself a fly, mosquito, ect, and ZAP!!! It's dead!

SOOOOO much more fun than a stupid old fly swatter - and man, that little "CRRRAAACKK" you hear when insect meets highly-charged metal is VERY satisfying :-)

OK, sure, it sounds like I'm maybe enjoying myself at a level that is just a bit south of healthy, but I just can't STAND all the summer bugs that get into the house - I gotta get those kids to close the doors! Oh, and the flies! Don't they just drive ya NUTS? Always buzzin' around your food, your kitchen, head, kids, dog, crawling on your TV set - ARRGHH! Well, with this little racket in hand, you'll get an evil grin each time one of those little critters invades your close personal space! Heck, you may even start looking forward to those little buggers getting inside! A quick swing a POW! Flyin' into your house was their last mistake! That'll teach 'em to mess with ya! BRUAHAHAHAHAH!!

Plus, these are much cleaner to use than a regular swatter or some nasty bug spray! Think about it - no more squished fly guts smeared all over your kitchen counter (window, screen, arm, face)! This ZAPS 'em dead - a much cleaner method if you ask me (and did I mention it was a LOT more fun?) Oh, and bug spray - YUK - you don't want to use that in your house!

How do they work? Just pop in a couple AA batteries, and press and hold the button at the side. In a matter of seconds, it builds up a surprisingly high-voltage charge (don't touch the grate if you're pressing the button - trust me on that one)! Swat the bug and POP!! He's (literally) toast!

OK, seriously, you've gotta give these a try - you really haven't lived until you've fried a fly or mosquito using an electric tennis racket! I personally had a set of these last year and you'd be surprised how many people absolutely LOVED 'em! Without exception, every friend and family member that came over asked what it was, then went off hunting. So, these are either REALLY cool or I hang out with LOTS of bizarre people! Either way, you won't know till you try!

Your price for all this bug-bustin' bliss? Just $9.97 and US Shipping is FREE! Hey, you just can't buy this much fun for that kind of money anymore! Grab yourself one - you'll LOVE it!

PS - These really are sweet - you've gotta give 'em a try. Hey, if you don't love it like I do, just send it back within 60 days for a refund - nothin' to lose - and you know you want to try it :-)!

Everyone's Grabbin' This One!

An Absolute MUST-HAVE For EVERY PC User!

The Smartest Way To Move SOFTWARE To Another Computer!!

Save Over 70% Off Retail!

Even Includes A Link Cable! (Approx. $39.95 value)

OK, we really weren't planning on mentioning this again today, but these are still selling like crazy and we want to make sure everyone has a shot a them before they sell out! What is it? PC Mover of course! This has been the hottest seller of the year and it looks like it will sell out before everyone who wants one actually gets a chance to order! 

If you missed out last week, now's your chance to get in on this fantastic program! Again, this software allows you to move programs, files, settings, etc. from your old PC onto a new PC! 

When you get a new PC, it's always such a pain to get all the info from the old computer onto the new one. Just moving the data is a pain, but reinstalling all the programs, finding CDs, redownloading software, reapplying patches, getting your software to recognize where your files are, getting your e-mail transferred, keeping your explorer favorites - it's a HUGE HASSLE!

Well, that's where this incredible software comes in and why it's been such a huge seller! This software moves not only your files, but can also move programs to your new computer! It's super easy too - just plug in the included link cable, install the software on both machines, tell it what you want transferred and, well, that's it! The program takes it form there and automatically gets all the stuff you want from your old computer onto your new computer. Fast and it really couldn't be any easier! I love it!!

Check out the video on our web page for a really great overview:

The timing on this was perfect for us to test it too! April, our MS Office Tips writer just got a shiny new Vista machine, but had 5 years worth of programs and data on her old XP machine. So, we decided to put this to the test and see how it did.

First we installed the software on both computers and plugged in the included direct link cable. We started the software and it just couldn't have been any easier. I think my 6 year old could have done it (Well, if he could read a little better :-). Really nothin' to it.

You just go though the easy to understand wizard, step by step. First you decide what folders to keep. It takes them all by default, but you can uncheck the stuff you know you don't need, leave the stuff you know you want or are unsure of. It will never overwrite a file, so you don't have to worry about data loss.

Next, and this was the cool part, the software scans the old computer and finds ALL the software that has been installed. It gives you a list with little check boxes so you can select only the programs you want to transfer to the new machine! Now that's slick! I don't know about you, but I have loads of programs on my PC that I never use but haven't bothered to uninstall, so being able to select only the programs I want to transfer is great! 

After that you just let the computer do its thing. It does take some time to transfer all the programs and data - especially if you have a LOT of stuff you're moving. So we did this in the evening and let it finish overnight. Next morning, April calls me and says it's finished and ALL the programs she transferred over are working perfectly! Plus, all the files are not only transferred, but placed exactly where they were on her old computer! This saved literally days of reinstalling and file transferring.

I'm planning on a new PC sometime next year, but I've been dreading all the reinstalls that go with it. My current PC is something like 5 years old, so I have a HUGE amount of software and data on it. It would take me weeks to get a new PC to the way I like it. With this software, I'll be able to do it a half hour before I go to bed! I love it!!

Oh, and this is cool too. If you're not planning on a new PC right away, don't worry! The software is upgradable to the newest version whenever you decide to make the switch! So, if you're planning on a new PC anytime in the future, grab this title now and stick it on your shelf!

The deal on this is phenomenal! This software sells for around $80 - but your cost is just $20.97 and US shipping is FREE! Is that amazing or what?? Again, even if you're not using this right away, you can still get a free upgrade to the latest version down the road! Grab one for your future PC purchase! (We've already set some aside for the office to use - this is going to save us a TON of time) We only have a limited quantity of these available, so you'll need to get to the site quickly to take advantage of this one:

PS - If you think you're ever, in your lifetime, going to get a new PC you really need to grab this software! After seeing how great this works firsthand, I can't imagine migrating to a new computer without it. I know it's going to save me gobs of time and money when it comes time for the big upgrade! 

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Computers 101

What is an HTML Document?

The short answer is - it's a web page. You see, web pages are nothing more than another type of document. In fact, they're really nothing more than a page of text instructions that your web browser reads.

So what exactly is this HTML?

HTML is short for Hyper Text Markup Language . It's the programming language of web pages (technically, HTML is not a programming language, but it's the best way to explain it).

HTML gives your web browser instructions on how to display the HTML document (web page) you're accessing.

If you would like to take a peek at this HTML stuff, open Internet Explorer or Firefox and head to your favorite site. From the view menu, select Page Source or View Source (depending on your browser and version).


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MS Office

The Spaces Too?

In MS Word, what's the difference between Ctrl + U and Ctrl + Shift + W?

Give up?

The answer is one little word: spaces.

Let me explain.

I'm sure you all know that Ctrl + U will underline text, spaces and all like this:

In contrast, the Ctrl + Shift + W will underline only the text, like this:

See how the spaces are not underlined?

There you have it, in a word, the difference is the spaces!

~ April

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More Cool Stuff

Fantastic New Wireless Network Adapter! AirLink 54Mbps Wireless LAN USB Adapter

Plug & Play - Instant Wireless Access!

Whatever You Do...

Don't Blow $100 Somewhere Else!!

Special Introductory Price!

Grab This For Just $16.97!! REALLY!!

WOW - If you use any kind of wireless network (at home or on the road), this is something you've just gotta grab! 

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:

Receives power from the USB port — no additional power plug or cable required
Compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 hardware
Backwards compatible with 802.11b equipment
Delivers robust 802.11g wireless networking
Supports data rates of up to 54 Mbps
Automatic fallback increases data security and reliability

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!

HUGE, Jaw-Droppin'  Price Break!! WOW - Lowest Price EVER!!

Your Photos Will Look Absolutely AMAZING!

Easiest Photo Software You'll EVER Use!

Photo Editing And Enhancing Your Photos Has NEVER Been This Easy!

PLUS: Create Outstanding Calendars, Greeting Cards, Albums & More!

Ingenious Print & E-mail Options Save Time & Money!

BONUS! Even Create CD Photo Shows That Play In ANY DVD Player! WOW!

OK, you have this amazing new digital camera - and I'll bet you use it all the time. It's just that, well, what are you doing with all those great pictures you've been taking?  Are they just sitting on your hard drive or memory card? Do you keep telling yourself you've gotta DO something with them one of these days? Quite a project, ya know?  Or is it?

Think about it. Do you:

Wish there was an easy way to edit and make your photos look amazing? 

Wish you had a way to easily do special effects? 

Wish you could do some cool frames and borders? 

Wish you could create calendars, cards, albums, slide shows, and panoramas? 

Wish you print multiple photos on one page to save money on paper?

Wish you could easily e-mail photos that were the right size to family and friends?

Well, save you wishes for something else! We just got PhotoStudio Expressions 2.0 and it's the easy to use, powerhouse photo program you've been waiting for!

This software does EVERYTHING - and then it does a little more! Heck, there are features included (like DVD slide shows, panoramas, greeting card creation) that people spend $50 for a stand-alone program to do! All included! Photo editing deal of the decade if you ask me!

First off, just wait till you try the exciting - and amazingly easy to use - photo editing features! You can crop (to specific print sizes or just go freehand), adjust contrast for extra "pop", make a photo darker or lighter, sharpen like crazy, tweak the color (and fix bad color), and more! 

Here I am adding some contrast to my moose - just use the little slider and hit Apply:

Oh, and just wait till you see the "Auto Enhance" feature! WOW - this is totally gonna BLOW-YOU-AWAY! One click and the program creates 9 different versions of your shot - then YOU pick the keeper! Just pick the one that looks best and all the work is done automatically! Put it this way - if you DON'T want to spend hour after hair pulling, frustrating hour working on a photo, THIS is the software you want in your corner!

Here I am using AutoEnhance on a deer photo I took this fall. 9 versions - You just pick the one you like:

After you've done the basic adjustments, you may be feeling a little creative. Well, if you do, I have some GREAT news! The geniuses who wrote this program created just a TON of fun effects for you to play with! You can paint, erase, add text, add clipart to your own photos, and more!

Here I am turning my jeep into a cool sketch:

And I've got to tell ya about the frames & borders - WOW - TONS of really cool stuff! Wait till you see all the amazing "edge" treatments you can give your photos! There's 42 different effects and they are REALLY going to "jazz up" your photos! Friends and family are going to be asking how the heck you did it! Little will they know it was JUST a single mouse click!

Here I am adding a cool border to a macro shot I took last spring:

Oh, and just wait till you see the AMAZING filter set this comes with! WOW! You can make you photo look like, well, anything! Lots of fun stuff for distortions (try 'em on faces for hours of fun), tons of cool Make-Your-Photo-Look-Like-A-Painting effects, loads of textures that really create some cool looks, some stunning B&W effects, and more! My favorite is the "old time photo" filter - in a click of the mouse, my photo looks like it was pulled right out of Grandpa's photo album! Very cool!

OK, after you have your photo perfected, then what? Well, you could jump to the printing section and make a make print, OR you can create some amazing projects! This has some really great templates for creating amazing greeting cards, calendars, photobooks and more! All included!

Here I am creating a calendar after I was done with the moose above:

PLUS - this can do a DVD slide show you can play on TV!

Imagine, you can create a Video CD or DVD that you can put into ANY standard DVD player and show off your pictures on TV - it's the new (and vastly improved) family slide show!! Just select the photos you want in your slide show, make any adjustments you like, and create the Video CD or DVD! Also, since this can do Video CDs, all you need is a CD Burner - NO DVD Burner is required! Again, as long as you have a CD burner, you're good to go with this! We've sold software in the past that ONLY did this - and it wasn't cheap! This is INCLUDED!! Absolutely AMAZING!!

Oh, and panoramas! Just take 2 or more shots, one right next to the other with about a 1/3rd overlap. Then, put them into this software and it will stitch them together as an amazing pano shot! If you've never done panoramics - get ready for a treat! You'll love it and this already has all the "expensive" software you need to pull it off - and automatically!

Plus, you've just gotta see the printing features - this is really exciting! This actually allows you to place multiple images of multiple sizes onto a single page! It automatically arranges them so you the maximum number of prints on a page - no more wasted paper! Oh, and another thing - it automatically resizes for printing too! You don't have to manually adjust each and every photo to the size you want - just tell it you want 4x6s (or 5x7s, or whatever) and you're good to go! You'll LOVE it! Printing is actually going to be FUN!!

Here I am getting ready to print a sheet of photos:

By the way, have you ever needed to send a photo via e-mail? Exactly what size should that be? Heck, even if you know the answer, you'd still have to go in and resize your photo, save with a different name, and send it off. Well, this takes ALL the hassle out of it! Just select the usage (on screen viewing - ideal for e-mail, small print, full size) and hit Send! That's it!

Whew, OK, this program can actually do a LOT more than I've listed but I'm guessing you get the idea (and besides, my fingers are getting tired from all this typing)! It's a remarkable program - it makes it incredibly easy for ANYONE of ANY skill level to enhance their photos - and do cool stuff with 'em! 

Your price? We're talking just $9.97 for this photo-editing nirvana! You spent a lot of money for your digital camera - why not make the most of the pictures? For this price, you just can't go wrong! Give it a try - you'll be amazed at all you get for less than the price of lunch out!!

PS - This is a limited quantity deal, so you MUST MUST MUST get to the site as soon as you can! Please, don't miss this one - it's the easiest to use photo editing package we've ever come across! Nothing packs this much power and is soooooo easy to use!

Warning - The price WILL increase to $12.97 on Friday!!

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What is a widget? Is it like a thingy or a whatzis? You know, I was wondering this myself a few days ago, so why not take a deeper look and figure it out over at the Worldstart site!


Joost is a website where you can watch a bunch of different shows all for free! Movies, music videos, and television are in addition to a healthy dose of independent experiments, too! The WS site has it today!

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Tip of the Day

YouTube Navigation

YouTube is one of the most popular sites that exist on the Internet today. It is a search engine for video clips; whether they be music videos, movies, trailers, funny videos, or a work-out tutorial—practically any video that exists can be found here! Next to Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter, it is probably the most visited website out there today. In fact, you can share links from YouTube on your Myspace, Facebook, and/or Twitter profiles!

The main homepage of YouTube shows you the most popular videos being currently viewed under the heading “Videos Being Watched Now.” This is followed by “Featured Videos” and “Most Popular,” which are often very entertaining and interesting to watch.

On the heading of the YouTube webpage there are 5 Tabs located next to the Search button in which you can enter anything you wish to search for and find on the website. The first tab, “Home,” brings you back to the main page at any desired time. The second tab, “Videos,” takes you to a new page where there are several categories listed on the left-hand side. Under each category, you can select clips that are popular, the most viewed, or even a High Definition setting for big bandwidth users. These categories include Autos & Vehicles, Comedy, Music, Shows, Movies and much, much more! The options and possibilities are endless, and the category selection can enable you to find what most interests you easily!

The third tab on the YouTube page is “Shows”. This takes you to a page that is similar to that of the “Videos” page. The categories, however, are relevant to shows this time, whether they be drama, comedy, horror, sports, travel, or any other genre. These shows can be organized alphabetically by the most recent videos uploaded, the most popular shows, or based on the show’s network. YouTube’s organization makes finding videos much easier.

The fourth tab is “Channels”, which are organized based on the most subscribed to and the most viewed. Channels are streams of videos based on a single category. For instance, the Television series “Britain’s Got Talent” has its own Channel on YouTube, and it contains 122 videos dedicated to this channel alone. There are categories based on Channel genre as well to help guide you searchers!

Finally, the fifth tab is “Community.” This takes you to a page dedicated to Contests, Events, and Groups which link to further channels, videos, web pages and forums, as well. Different promotions and advertisements will be posted on this page, and you can get a glimpse upcoming events and happenings in your area!

Next time, we’ll learn how to become YouTube users and upload videos of our own onto this worldwide, popular search engine!


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Today's Feature

A couple of weeks ago you sold a program called File Name editor. On the sales page for that product, you made a video demo that recorded your computer screen. How did you do that?

WOW, I received a lot of questions about that video demo!

Well, today I will share with all of you how we did that. The program we used for creating the on screen recording is called CamStudio and it is completely free! CamStudio is simple to use and it will let you make a recording of anything on your computer screen so you can watch it later or share it with someone else. All you need to do is download CamStudio from this website, install it and then press the record button. Here is what it looks like.

As you can see, it's a pretty simple interface. Here are a couple tips. First, the program is set up by default to record the entire computer screen. If you want this to change, go to the "region" menu. This will allow you to only record a certain portion of your screen. Second, if you want to record audio too, make sure to go to the options menu and make the necessary changes to the settings. Lastly, just hit the red record button and you will start. After you are done recording, press the blue stop button.

If you would like to see CamStudio in action, you can check out our video demo for File Name Editor by clicking here.

In case you missed it above, here is the link to download CamStudio:

NOTE: The downlaod link is about 1/4 way down the page. Click the link that reads "CamStudio20.exe".



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Amanda's Coolsite

How To Blog Design Style Guide

I know I’ve talked off and on about blogging here, everything from where you can blog to what blogging is. Today I’m bringing you an awesome site devoted to helping you design your blog and style it so that it is attractive to your viewing audience.

The author breaks blog design into nine different categories, they are: Header, Content Area, Primary Navigation, Secondary Navigation, Headlines, Comments, Post’s Footer, Footer, and Advertisements. If you click on any of these topics in the Introduction portion of the site, you’ll jump down to that category. This makes navigation through them a breeze. You also have the option of reading everything all at once by just scrolling down.

If you spend time making each of these sections shine, not only will you attract readers but they’ll take you seriously because you’ve put in the time and effort to make your blog appeal to them visually.

What I find so engaging about this site is that not only does the author give you hints and tips on how to make your blog better, but they also provide you with excellent examples to look at for what they’re explaining. I also like that the author looks past just the graphics into topics like creating good Headlines to draw your readers into reading your posts.

On the side of the page you’ll find links to other popular posts, as well as, links to recent posts. These cover topics like – 37 Ways to Design the Comments Form, and 17 Resources for Creating a Blog Design.

If you have a blog, or are thinking of creating one – even if it is just for your friends and family – then you should definitely check this site out. I know that I’ll be back here when it is time to redesign my blog seriously.


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Special Note / Last Chance Offer - Time Is Running Out!!

Hey everyone, Steve here! WOW! These are still goin' like CRAZY! THANK YOU to all who ordered - you're really gonna love it!

For those who missed out, I want to let you know I personally think this is about the best value EVER on this kind of software (bests the snot out of McAfee and Norton)! They have really rewritten the book and taken it to the next level with this one. I'm running it on my personal desktop and on my laptop. You've gotta check this one out, you'll be glad you did. PLUS this is the current version that sells for $50 all day long, but we have our lowest price ever on it - just $9.97!! Really!

One word of warning though - we were talking to our supplier and this looks like the last chance we're ever going to have to sell these due to changes in their distribution. Whatever you do, make sure you at least give it a look-see below and at the site! Don't get stuck paying $50 for it later!

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The Next Generation In Anti-Virus, Firewalls, And Anti-Spyware!

Amazing Software Keeps Things FAST - And Stays Out Of The Way!

Super Smart AV Only Does Scans When YOU'RE Not Working!

Outstanding New Firewall Locks Your Computer Down When You're Away!

Hourly Updates! Unlimited Tech Support! Install On Up To 3 PCs!

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Time Is Running Out! Grab This Before They're Gone!

You'll Never Be Able To Get It This Cheap Again - From ANYONE!

WOW! I can't wait to share this one with ya! We just scored an amazing deal on my new favorite software - Iolo System Shield! Let me tell ya, this is NOT your run-of-the-mill Internet Security Suite! This does an amazing job of keeping your computer safe from hackers, spyware, and viruses - but read on, because the way this is implemented is far superior to ANY software like this I've used in the past! This really isn't your typical security suite - and you're gonna love it!  I am personally running this software on my computer and it's by far the best I've used! I can't tell you how impressed I am with this - if you value your safety - and system performance, you've got to check this out!

OK, first off, I know you're probably already running anti-virus, anti-spyware, and a firewall - so why do you want this? Well, the thing that impresses me the most with this software suite is the absolute speed it brings to the table! Not just in scanning and such, but the very real lack of system hogging it does. Most suites like this are horrible - they really slow your system to a crawl - not this one! I uninstalled all my previous security software and tired this instead - WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! Frankly, there's a good chance that if you're currently using Norton, Mcafee, ect, when you replace them with this you're going to think you got a new computer! The difference is THAT dramatic! This speed-up alone is enough reason to switch if you ask me!

Next, I absolutely LOVE how this just runs in the background and stays out of the way. So many security programs love to tell you that they are updating your system, getting new virus definitions, scanning, whatever. It's an all day long affair of acknowledging boxes and virtually patting your software on the back, "Good boy - I'm glad you downloaded some updates!" Well, those annoyances are GONE with this - it just works in the background and updates itself when necessary without dozens of boxes telling you all about it - that alone was enough to make me switch! Of course, if it finds something serious, it'll let you know (all customizable too).

Oh, and let me tell you about the anti-virus - you're gonna love this! First, yes it keeps you safe from e-mail viruses, downloads, and monitors in the background - just like everyone's AV does. However, it's the little things that make you fall in love with this! First, don't you just HATE it when you're working on your computer and the stupid AV software comes up and starts a scan? Slows everything down - what a pain! This software will actually make sure the PC has been idle for a specified amount of time before it scans! It waits till you're away before it starts - is that cool or what??? Oh, and it pauses the scan if the PC starts getting used again! Again, this reason alone is enough to change! In fact, my wife read that and said, "Hey - I want this on my computer! My AV always starts scanning when I'm working!" So, one of my 3 installs is going there!

In addition, the anti-virus can be set to scan all files or just dangerous ones (saving time), can be set to scan all kinds of files, has HOURLY updates, can be set to scan when YOU want, and can even be set to exclude certain types of files if you want! Even scan incoming AND outgoing messages if you want - all fully customizable! Oh, and did I mention that it has a year of UNLIMITED tech support too in case you have trouble? WOW!!

Think that's great? Wait till you see the firewall! Blows Windows firewall away (along with every other firewall as far as I'm concerned)! First off, yes, it keeps hackers out - all firewalls do. But this also protects you in other ways. It can monitor when a program is trying to access the internet and send all your personal info to the mothership. That, to me, is HUGE! You never know if that program you just installed is completely trustworthy - so this keeps you safe!

Another fantastic idea that I'm really excited about is the "Idle Lock" - Get this - you can set it so that if you're not using the computer for a specified amount of time (set by you) that the network locks down - nothing can come in or out! I've always said the most secure internet connection is the one that's unplugged when not in use - and this does that!! Oh, and you can also lock your computer down with the press of a mouse if you like - right from the main page!

This can also show you how many attacks it has blocked, block the attacker's IP address for a specified (by you) amount of time, and has a lot of fully customizable options. Truth is though, that the default settings work fine for me! Oh, and again, this seems like it doesn't slow anything down at all - in fact, if you're using a different firewall, this will probably speed things up! I know one thing for sure, I'm installing this on my laptop for travel - it's just too dangerous to surf using wireless networks without it!

Finally, this also includes a fantastic anti-spyware program! Just like the rest of it, it's really fast, stays out of the way, and just does the job! It automatically updates and scanning is a breeze - and fast too! I don't think I've ever seen a spyware can that was soooo fast - and it did a great job! Found a few minor things that it easily fixed!

OK, that's the main stuff, but I also wanted to mention how much easier to use this is than most other security software. First off, I think 90% of the users out there can just install it and forget it - the default settings are really a nice balance and should work well for just about every computer out there. If you want to change stuff, it's really easy to do and the program has an excellent help file that, quite frankly, most users will never ever need!

The price? You're not going to believe this one - we're talking just $9.97 and US shipping is FREE! This is the current version and retails for $49.95 (check Iolo's site - it's not cheap), so $9.97 is an amazing deal. 1 Year worth of support and updates too! Oh, works on XP, Vista, & Win 2000!

Oh, and get this - it's a 3 user license!! So you can install this on up to 3 different computers! That's way less than $4.00 per computer! Grab a friend or two and have them chip in! For less than $4.00 per computer, you just can't go wrong! It's amazing and it's what I am going to be running from now on!

PS - Seriously, this is simply the best Anti-virus, Anti-Spyware, and Firewall software I've ever used and it's going to be on my machine from now on. My computer is soooo much faster now after getting rid of the other bloated software package I had been using - and this just has soooo many great options! Don't miss out!


Monthly Wallpaper

June Wallpaper

Here's this month's free calendar wallpaper! As always, it's 100% free, so head on over and grab one!

Bald River Falls (Photo contest winner)

This picture was taken on a very cold day in November of 2008. Location - Smoky Mtn Nat. Park


 Golden Canyon

This was taken in Death Valley Nat. Park near the overlook at Zabriski Point. It was early morning and the amazing golden light really turned the already gold-colored hills even more yellow.


Yellow Flower

 Here's an extreme closeup of a yellow lily (OK, could be an orchid - I don't really know), taken last spring.


Here's June's wallpaper. It's all free, so enjoy!

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