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Archive for the ‘Internet tips’ Category

July 16th, 2007

Online storage has come a long way, worth another look

Sometimes you just need to stash a file somewhere.  Somewhere online, where you can get to it on another computer, or share, or back it up.  Lots of reasons.  Storage costs have dropped so much that online storage solutions have been getting better and cheaper.  That and our Net connections faster and faster.  I have […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

July 9th, 2007

Make some cool buttons to jazz up your presentations and websites

 There is nothing like nice graphics to make a presentation or website pop.  Sometimes, however, making those graphics is a real challenge.  When I wanted spiffy glassy or 3D buttons I would open Photoshop and start with one of my many plugins and tricks I had learned.  That was then, this is now.  Now I […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

July 4th, 2007

Use Instacalc to crunch numbers before Excel even loads

We all know that Excel is a number crunching power-house.  I know that I couldn’t live without some kind of spreadsheet application.  Sometimes, however, you just need to crunch some numbers.  Usually I just fire up the Calculator app (my keyboard even has a quick launch button for it), but what if you need to […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

July 3rd, 2007

Zoho comes to Facebook…Facebook ready for business

Just last week the question of whether Facebook could be used as a collaboration tool on the cheap.  Now Zoho has announced that it released a Facebook application to connect to its online office suite:
Also included in the release is a central control panel where users can manage all of their private and shared documents […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

July 3rd, 2007

Using a personalized homepage as an information hub: 14 options for you

Remember Web 1.0?  All the battles to get you to make one site or another your start/homepage for when you started your browser?  The major players of the time were all fighting to get your eyeballs on their ads.  Tons of time and money was spent trying to add features and tools to draw you […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

June 30th, 2007

Facebook as collaboration on the cheap?

With all the new social media tools out there, you might wonder if I could use stuff like Ning or even Facebook for business.  Well I guess if Twitter could be for business…, Chris Brogan thinks Facebook might just be the ticket…
Chris Brogan: What if you had a completely turnkey solution for managing multi-threaded interactions with […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

June 29th, 2007

Save some time and money with desktop video conferencing

It used to be that desktop video conferencing was like decaf coffee that tastes good-a complete oxymoron.  Times have changed.  Better web cams, faster machines, USB 2.0, and better codecs for audio and video have made it a good option.  Oovoo looks like an interesting download to try:
Video Conferencing might not be that interesting to most […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

June 29th, 2007

TwitterMail is the piece to make Twitter work business

Via Twitter, of course this morning, I found out about TwitterMail which lets gives you a special e-mail address that you can use to e-mail in Twitter updates:
How TwitterMail works
When you give us your Twitter credentials we supply you with a TwitterMail email address. For instance [email protected] If you send an email to that address it […]

By Tris Hussey -- 4 comments

June 25th, 2007

Will online office applications help me do more?

On Friday Read/Write Web did a review of the web office apps specifically with students in mind, I also saw via Lifehacker some really cool “hidden” features of Google Spreadsheets and these articles got me to wonder if online office apps can really help most folks in their day-to-day work.
Read/Write Web did a web office app […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments

June 25th, 2007

Should I manage my contacts with Plaxo?

Plaxo launched v3.0 of it’s online contact management service/tool today, and since it’s in the news you might be wondering if you should use it (or restart using it if you have been away from it for a while).
First, just what is Plaxo and what’s all the hype about v3.0 anyway?  Plaxo is a service that […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

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