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  • #471

    Smile Therapy

    Lesser-known uses for Google….

    You may not know that Google the internet search engine, can also be used to….

    * – Track packages: enter a FedEx or UPS tracking number.

    * – Do calculations: type in an equation.

    * – Convert units of measurement: for instance, “teaspoons in a gallon.”

    * – Check on stocks: search a stock symbol to get the company’s share price, plus graphs and financial news.

    * – Track airline flights: type in a flight number for a link to a map of the flight’s progress.

    More amazing uses for http://www.google.com

    ST – Staff

  • #1099

    Smile Therapy

    You can stop those annoying E-mails…

    Unsolicicited E-mail, or “SPAM”, represents about 65% of all E-mail. The average computer user spends 25 hours a year deleting it.

    Here are some defenses you might want to try.

    * Use two E-mail addresses if you receive a lot of spam. Give your primary E-mail address only to business colleagues, friends and family members.
    Use the second address for chatting and shopping online and visiting web sites that don’t have privacy policies. Change this E-mail address when it attracts too much spam.
    Free E-Mail addresses are available from such sites as http://www.yahoo.comand http://www.hotmail.com
    * – Be careful when signing up for freebies or entering on-line contests that require personal information. These contests often exist only to collect and sell E-mail addresses. Your chances of winning are minuscule.

    * – Decline any requests from your ISP to list your E-mail address in a member directory.

    * – Use a mailbox filter. Most E-mail applications and services let you block specific E-mail addresses as well as particular words or phrases in the subject line or body of the text, such as “free money” or “X-rated”.
    In Microsoft Outlook Express, for example, click on “Tools,” then “Message Rules,” then “Mail.” The you can create rules for the words and addresses that you want blocked.

    * – Buy antispam software. Its more sophisiticated than the free tools that are in your E-mail application.

    * – Complain. Forward fraudlent and deceitful spam to the Federal Trade Commission at uce@ftc.gov.

    ST – Staff

  • #1100

    Smile Therapy

    Annoying Computer problem ….FREEZES….

    Some of the most aggravating and common personal-computer problems can be solved easily – even by the nongeeks – if you know the steps to take. You can avoid costly repairs by using the most common glitch the computer freeze.

    Solution: Hold down the “Ctrl” and “Alt” keys then press the “Delete” key. If your machine is only partially frozen, the Windows security window will open. Click on “Task Manager” to see a report of the status of all programs currently in use. Click on the name of any program listed as “Not responding,” then click “End Task.” This often resolves the problem, though you’re likely to lose any unsaved work within the program.

    Good Luck !

    ST – Staff

  • #1101

    Smile Therapy

    Computer whizzes….. enjoy

    Click on this link below, click on play, then leave the mouse alone, sit back and enjoy a piece of creative brilliance

    Click on the link below: click on play, then leave the mouse alone, sit back and enjoy a piece of creative brilliance.


    Scott, East Syracuse, NY

  • #1102

    Smile Therapy

    Cash for Unwanted Electronics??

    Do you have any old electronics laying around the house/office?

    Perhaps you can convert to cash?

    There is a site out there that will pay $$ for certain items. They seem to love cell phones and gaming consoles, but check out the site to see if they’ll take your unwanted stuff.

    They pay shipping in certain cases as well.

    Go to


    The WWWebScout, Planet Earth

  • #1103

    Smile Therapy

    Explanation of Social Networtking(Facebook, Myspace,)

    If you are looking for the Who , what , where , when and whys of Social bnetworking, check out this article

    Written by our friend Vanessa Van Petten (onteens today.com)

    ( Ex, Facebook, Stumble it, Digg,Myspace, Twitter)


    TS, CNY, US ( for VVP)

  • #1104

    Smile Therapy


    Cool tecchie site with….
    Tips and
    Computer “stuff”


    wwweb scout

  • #1105

    Smile Therapy

    Wi Fi Hotspot??

    Want to know if the place you will be has WIFI??

    Click here


    ST Staff

  • #1106

    Smile Therapy

    Great site to RATE how effective your Website is..

    Want to find out how EFFECTIVE your website is?

    Go here and simply type in your URL

    Couldn’t be any easier and the info you get is Tremendous.


    Mammy, Ireland

  • #1107

    Smile Therapy

    Cool EMAIL technology

    Very cool way to simplify getting email


    Peter S, NY

  • #1108

    Smile Therapy

    Good TV / TIVO / Computer Tip here

    Good TV Tecchie Tip Here

    If you already have a high-speed Internet connection (DSL or Broadband) and only watch certain specific shows on TV, why not check out the channel’s website and see if it is available to watch for free there instead of paying more for cable. CBS and History Channel, for example, put several of their shows online the day after it airs on TV, and keep it up for at least a week. I completely cancelled my cable, watching all my favorite shows online.

    Anne B

  • #1109

    Smile Therapy

    Best of TIPS for GEEKS ( Lifehacker)

    Some very valuable info packed into this site

    Have at it


    from the Lifehacker.com Site

  • #1110

    Smile Therapy

    CELL PHONE GOT WET??.. Try this

    If your cell phone has gotten wet.. give this a try….

    Put the phone in a plastic baggie/ ziploc, with a bunch of dry rice.

    The rice absorbs the wetness, and many times the cell phone will work again.

    We are about 5 for 7 in \”saving\” cell phones. It\’s worth a shot??

    Sasha, Central NY

  • #1111

    Smile Therapy

    DON’t Do this with your laptop computer

    One of the most common reasons a laptop is in the shop is the plug in cord gets moved (loosened)and breaks on the inside. Very hard and EXPENSIVE to repair.

    Be careful not to hit or loosen the cord it will save from an expensive non repairable break.

    steve b,syracuse,ny

  • #1112

    Smile Therapy

    5 Things You May Not know Your Cell Phone Can Do

    Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:


    The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.

    Have you locked your keys in the car?

    Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys In the car and the spare key is at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot From your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other \’remote\’ for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).

    Hidden Battery Power

    Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time.

    How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

    To check your Mobile phone\’s serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone: *#06#. A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe.

    If your phone gets stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won\’t get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can\’t use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.

    And Finally…..

    Free Directory Service for Cells

    Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don\’t have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800)FREE 411 or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now.

    This is the kind of information people don\’t mind receiving, so pass it on to your family and friends.

    Jason G. West Monroe, NY

  • #1113

    Smile Therapy

    Possible Way to Clean a Keyboard Spill?

    Try this at your own risk.

    (I have not attempted this personally)


    Norma L, New Jersey

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