Saturday, January 31, 2009

Windows 7: Problem Steps Recorder - - I never thought I'd say this again - but I'm looking forward to the next version of Windows. In playing with Windows 7, I've discovered features that will prove very useful. You'll definitely fall in love with this particular feature. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Race a Car on the iPhone: Slotz Racer! - - I'm a fan of racing games on any platform, including on my iPhone. Freeverse has released Slotz Racer, which is only $3.00! It's a lot of fun, and very interesting. It's not an average racing game, that's for sure. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Print Wirelessly from Your iPhone - - Just about every mobile device has a camera on it these days. But how do you get your pictures to your printer? If you have an iPhone and an HP Photosmart C6300 printer, you can use a brand new App to send your pictures to print. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Are Your Government Officials on Twitter? - - You're on Twitter, right? I mean - who isn't? Even your elected officials are likely on Twitter. You can find, follow and communicate with your Congressmen! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mobile Credit Card Processing for the iPhone - - Every business out there takes credit cards. If they don't, they aren't really a business. I know many of you out there own a business, and you need to be able to process credit cards. I have a way for you to be able to do this right on your iPhone. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Change Avatars on the iPhone - - If you have an iPhone, chances are you have a contact list. In your contact list, you may have photos. If not, you might want to use the eMees App to assign an avatar to them. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Fight for Your Right... to iPhone - - iFight turns your iPhone into a cool sound effects machine! Choose one of the five sound effects (slap, whip, gong, sword or punch), and dazzle your friends. Swing your phone to hear the sound. You should never leave home without this App. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Windows 7: Action Center Utility - - There are times when your operating system needs to tell you something. It may need to let you know that something needs to happen, such as updating certain components. This is usually managed in an ad-hoc manner, without a central location to receive these messages. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Have You Played Arcade Bowling on the iPhone? - - When I was 14 years old, I took my first job at an adventure park near my home. I made a whopping $2.00 an hour overseeing the SkeeBall machines! Now, I can spend $2.00 on an App for my iPhone to play the exact same game. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Get Graphical Emoticons on the iPhone - - Looking at my iPhone, you can see the SMS window. I was texting Ponzi, but I wasn't sending her text. I was sending some little graphics. I enabled this feature, and you can too! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Windows 7: Resource Monitor Tool - - It doesn't matter how new your computer is, you only have a limited amount of resources. You have to keep an eye on your CPU, your memory, and your disks - you need to know what's going on! The Resource Monitor Tool has been improved for Windows 7 to make this easier for you to do. Distributed by Tubemogul.

What's New in iLive '09 (iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, GarageBand)? - - I am taking a look at the new iLife '09 for Mac OS X. As of the day I installed this, January 26th, it wasn't available to the public yet. Due to a misprint in a BestBuy ad, Danny was able to purchase his copy early. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How to Chat on the iPhone or iPod Touch - - If you couldn't tell, I was reading what was being said in our live chat room - on my iPhone! Colloquy IRC client is now available from the App Store for only $2.00! Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Find Files and Geotag Photos - - It doesn't matter how you say "Houdah," the developer of this series of utilities for Mac OS X just wants you remember it. In my experience, HoudahSpot makes for an amazing (power user's) extension to the already-powerful Spotlight. HoudaGeo adds another dimension to your photos, to boot.

How to Make a Miniature Effect in Digital Photos - - I've asked you to pass along any cool resources that you might find, as I may not have heard of them. Matt sent one that allows you manipulate your photos to make objects in them appear to be miniature. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Monday, January 26, 2009

How to Solve Trigonometry Problems on the iPhone - - I am definitely not a math genius, that's for sure. Back in high school, Trig class blew my mind. Even with a calculator, it was difficult for me to wrap my mind around. Too bad I didn't have an iPhone back then. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

What's Shaking in the Windows 7 Beta: The Windows! - - I am running Windows 7 on my TouchSmart pc, as well as within a virtual machine on my Mac. I have the Aero basic scheme going, which I can't stand. However, even in basic mode, I can still show you a feature that will have you jumping around. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Friday, January 23, 2009

How to Play Crayon Physics for the iPhone - - I don't know how many of you have played Crayon Physics on the web. It's this little game where you draw little objects on your screen using your mouse. Well, on the iPhone you can now play this same game, while connecting an apple with a star. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Where do You go to Find Music Online? - - Sometimes you may have a song running through your head. You may know the artist and title of the song, but you cannot find it online. When you just want to hear a song, try using JustHear!t next time. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Buy and Sell on eBay - - Like many of you, I've purchased and sold things through eBay auctions. However, the experience wasn't nearly as clean as it could have been. Have you tried making a killer eBay page to sell something? It's impossible on your own - so maybe this software can help.

How to Create a Digital Photo Mask with Ease - - You know I'm a software addict. I like all kinds of software, and I especially love software that does what it needs to do VERY well - and if it's available on both Mac OS X and Windows. I believe I may be able to get you a coupon for this Tiffen product. -

How to Watch TV Shows on Your iPod / iPhone - - If you've been longing for a way to watch television (live or recorded) on your iPod Touch or iPhone, look no further than Equinix's solution: the TubeStick!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

How to Stream from the iPhone / iPod Touch - - I'm live streaming from my iPhone once again! The latency isn't bad at all. You know what this means, don't you? It means I can get up and be on the move without being tethered to a laptop or desktop. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) at Macworld - - I was lucky to catch this performance live. They were on stage right before I was this year. Maybe I'll start a trend at soon?

How Do You Manage Your Passwords? - - Yes, there are several utilities to help you manage passwords on Windows, but Mac OS X users love 1password for a reason: it's amazing. Plus, there's a free iPhone app tie-in!

Do You Have Network Media Storage? - - There's something to be said for having network attached storage. If you haven't invested in any hardware yet, you might consider HP's new offering. It's a bit more than the average NAS device.

Fruity, Cinnamon, Banana, Honey Cheerios Cereal Extravaganza - - Growing up, I ate Cheerios all the time. I eat Multi Grain Cheerios every morning, as part of my nutritious breakfast. When I went to the store to get more recently, I noticed that Cheerios is going bonkers with new flavors! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What's New in Windows 7: The Taskbar - - As you know, I've been playing with Windows 7 on my HP TouchSmart. So far, I'm enjoying the experience. One complaint I've always had about Windows through the years is that the task bar never changed much. Well, that is about to change with Windows 7! Distributed by Tubemogul.

Monday, January 19, 2009

How to Keep Track of Business Cards and Contacts: CardScan - - You probably have a business card, even if you aren't part of a business. You probably have something that you hand to people so they know how to contact you. At Macworld, I ran into the people who make CardScan, so I thought I'd give it a try. - Distributed by Tubemogul.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

What's New in Windows 7: User Account Control (UAC) - - Oh Vista UAC how we hate you. The UAC is still present in Windows 7. Instead of just being an all-or-nothing as the UAC is inside of Vista, it has selectable controls in Windows 7! Distributed by Tubemogul.

What's the World's Most Flexible Camera Tripod? - - What am I supposed to do when I need my tripod to be flexible, or to shorten it? Most of them are not flexible in any way. However, the Gorillapod will allow me to wrap it around something if I need to!! - Distributed by Tubemogul.

Which Wireless Security Cameras are the Best? - - If you look at this little device, you'll see it looks like a phone. It's not, though. It's picking up audio and video from the wireless signal in my bedroom. I can use this tool to pick up up to four of these little wireless cameras. - Distributed by Tubemogul.

Which is Better: a Microsoft or Logitech Mouse? - - I've been very happy with my Apple's Mighty Mouse for awhile now. Before this, I had been happy with Microsoft's line for years. I recently bought a new Microsoft Arc mouse for my HP TouchSmart, and ended up really enjoying it. - Distributed by Tubemogul.

What's New in Windows 7: Window Management - - I've been playing with Windows 7 on my HP TouchSmart for a few days now. I have to admit - I really like it. One of the most interesting upgrades Microsoft has incorporated is the way windows are managed inside of the operating system. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Create an Animated GIF for Free: Webcam2GIF - - I was moving my lips, but I wasn't saying anything. It's not a movie, it's an animated .GIF. It's a single file with a series of frames spliced together - set to loop forever. I made this in less than a minute! - Distributed by Tubemogul.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

How to Turn Your Mouse Cursor into a Finger - - Back when I was on TechTV, I had a free utility that I used to change my mouse cursor into a floating hand. It was called CursorXP, available from Stardock. That program isn't available now, but it's replacement - CursorFX - looks to be even better! Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Take a Neon Crayon Photo: Shutter Priority - - The Panasonic Lumix G1 camera was sent to me to test, and I'm definitely having a lot of fun with it. There are some very cool features to this camera, which can turn your boring old photos into treasured fun memories. Distributed by Tubemogul.

What's New in Windows 7: Desktop Wallpaper! - - Traditionally speaking, Windows out of the box has sucked at wallpaper management. You could change the wallpaper, but that was about it. You could have obtained a program to help you manage your wallpapers, but that was a pain at times. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Record Audio on an iPhone - - What exactly is the best operating system? Is it Mac OS X? Is it Windows? Is it Linux? To answer that, I asked myself. Listen in as I argue with myself, and attempt to come to a concrete decision. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Friday, January 16, 2009

How to Keep Thinking With a Clear Mind - - The night I recorded this video, I was fighting off a bad cold. The chatters in my live channel noticed I was drinking something called Brain Toniq. It will allegedly help you stay focused! Distributed by Tubemogul.

What's the Best Gamepad Game Controller? - - Here's a question for you all: what kind of game controller do you use on your computer, if any? Is it wireless, wired or even a USB-connected controller? Mac OS X really doesn't have a lot of options for game controllers, sadly. Distributed by Tubemogul.

What's New in Windows 7: A Lot! - - Yes, I'm now running Windows 7 on my HP TouchSmart PC, instead of using Vista. I knew that the Beta had been released, after hundreds of you had come pouring into our chat room asking if I had used it yet - and what I thought of it. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Persistence of Vision Meets LCD Scanning - - You might have a scanner in your home or business. But, I'm going to show you a scanner that you probably don't have. It's a wand, and really nothing more than a toy. It's very cool, though. Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Browse Playlists with Gestures - - This week's GoToMeeting allowed us to learn about a free program called FluidTunes. Matt demonstrated this for us, as you can see on his screen once I gave him control of the GoToMeeting. For your meeting needs, check out Distributed by Tubemogul.

These are the Coolest Glasses on the Planet Earth - - I'm watching a movie in 3D playing in the screens within the glasses. It's like I'm sitting a few feet away from a huge screen. The movie is running through my iPod. The Zeiss Cinemizer is quite possibly one of the coolest inventions ever. - Distributed by Tubemogul.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Do They Make Mirrors for Computer Monitors? - - I've worn glasses pretty much all my life. It never bothered me, even when people called me 'four eyes'. As a kid, I would often use my glasses to see things behind me. It was kinda neat to do, you know? So what can I use in my office when I want to see behind me? Distributed by Tubemogul.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

HP Mini 1000 Unboxing and Review - - A Netbook is like a subset of a Notebook. They're ultra-portable, relatively affordable, and they have decent processing power. A Notebook has more than enough power, but do you really need one? Distributed by Tubemogul.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Which is Better: Real Basketball or USB Basketball? - - I'm really not a sports fan at all. I am, however, a fan of USB gadgets. By default, that makes me a fan of USB Desktop Dunk. As always, if you're interested in buying this ThinkGeek gadget, check with me for a coupon first! - Distributed by Tubemogul.

How to Prank Your Friends and Co-Workers - - I'm convinced that my computer is haunted. At least, it is temporarily. I've got a little USB attachment plugged in called the Phantom Keystroker. It's an easy and fun way to play an awesome prank on others. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Friday, January 9, 2009

How Do You Share Audio Input and Output with a Friend? - - If you haven't already picked up some kind of headphone splitter, I highly recommend you do soon. You never know when you'll need it. You and a friend may need to listen to the same thing at the same time. What about audio output AND input, though? Distributed by Tubemogul.