Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cool Previews in Firefox-see your tabs with just a mouse over

Browse faster -- Preview links and images without leaving your current page or tab. Just mouseover any link, and a separate preview window appears to show you the content. (TIP: Mouseover subsequent links while the preview window is still open!)


Upload multiple images with Gmail

Gmail now has the ability to upload multiple attachments at once, rather than one-by-one. Additionally, when you attach files, you’ll now get a progress bar indicating how long until the file is uploaded and ready to be sent.
Now, Gmail essentially works like any other service on the Web that lets you upload files. When you click “attach a file” when composing an email, you can browse your computer and select multiple files by holding down the CTRL key on Windows machines, or Cmd on Mac. Once you’re finished, Gmail starts uploading and keeps you posted on the upload status.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Google Chrome- Latest Version

Well, 4.0 xxxx is out so go and get it!

Click on the wrench in the upper right hand corner....go down to "about Google Chrome"
click "update"

the rest is pure bliss.....speedy, speedy, speedy and more extensions than ever work in the new Chrome....

Windows 7- updates not installing properly

This is a pretty common problem these will get the "windows reverting changes" display etc. etc.

one way to fix that is to go into the windows update window that pops up and right click on the update that is giving issues and hit "hide update"

it will not bother you again.....most times it is nothing you will need to worry about anyhow!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Freecorder 4 for Firefox

Get it HERE
and don't let it change your search engine!...cuz it will try to and you don't want that....of course, when things are free they hafta try'n get you to look at something!

Go into Tools>Options and change it back to Google or whatever it was if it worries....enjoy free web musik!~

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lala - A Music Lover's Haven

Here is a website where you can also listen to mainly, everything!
And you can buy the whole "web album" of the artist for about $2.00.....a great
place to hang out if you are a music lover!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Server Certificate Revoked" Popup Screen

Have you ever seen this one when you are trying to go to a secure site...such as
Gmail to login or somethin?

Well, it's an easy fix... the time or date or both are wrong on your computer so you need to sync them to the computer clock....

how to do it??

right click on the time/date status on lower right corner
click "adjust date and time"--if  the time server is slow just wait a will auto update......

Windows 7 Backup Feature

If you have not done it, you should....more folks lose all their "stuff" because they have never thought that the computer could crash...or did not even think about it!

Buy yourself an external hard drive......plug in the usb plug...

Go to Control Panel>System and Security>Backup and Restore>Back up your computer......

Do it and you'll sleep more peacefully......

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chromium Operating System - Zero (Diet) Version

For those of you who are technical minded and like trying new things....

I suggest this -- download and try the Google Chrome OS!

And this version goes very nicely on a 1 GB USB....instead of 4 GB. 

Get it Here!

Open the file with WIN RAR
and write the image to the drive with WIN IMAGE.  (Both free programs-get online.)

This version is put out by Hexxeh in the UK and it works great!

Here is the Site!

The full instructions are on this website link above....Happy Netbooking --P>S>
it also works on laptops and desktops (compatibility lists available) .... check it out!

PS. Hexxeh says that Adobe Flash on this version is having issues...he will put out an update soon which should pop up when you login> Just and FYI

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Installing Add On's in Firefox

If you are having trouble installing an add-on that you like in Firefox...try
disabling one or some of the other add-ons that are running in your browser right now...often it is causing the issue.....
To find out what add-ons you have running click on

and from there you can enable/disable or uninstall any one of them!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Now Search The Web From The Blog!

I have added a custom search bar under the top banner on the blog.  For those of you who want to
go surfing on this page and not have to go back to a homepage.  The search results will appear below
the search box when you enter what you are looking for.

Happy Net Crawling....

PS....Safe Search is enabled on the search engine I created for you are safe to browse.

Thanks for choosing Tekkie's Tips for all your web interests!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wisestamp Email Signature- Makin Your Emails Professional!

Wise Stamp

Email Signatures

WiseStamp Firefox extension empowers your email signature on any webmail service
(Gmail ,Yahoo Mail ,AOL, Hotmail, Google Apps…) Easily customize, Include IM & Social profiles, Automatically share your Blog posts, Quotes, News, Bookmarks and more…
Enhance your personal and business email interactions
 Download WiseStamp for: Firefox, Chrome, Flock, Thunderbird--Click on the Icons to get it!

Firefox Chrome Flock Thunderbird
        Download:        WiseStamp  (For Firefox)

Record Music FREE from the Dizzler Application

Well, here it is this morning.....your avenue to free recorded music off the
Dizzler Widget on this page.....The Freecorder application is fully functional, no spyware, adware or any other junk that comes with most of the freebies. I am using it right now and it is fantastic!

It is a toolbar (and I am not a fan of toolbars-but this one is good) that plants it self in either IE or Firefox...from the toolbar you can record audio, convert audio, play the audio files...listen to tv channels, search video history etc etc...

My suggestion for today..... GET IT and have a great time making music your own!


Video-How to Use Freecorder Toolbar

You'll be the coolest cat in town!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

To Tekkie G's Bloggers- Ads on the Page

If you see ads on this site which are obtrusive, offensive, or otherwise please note...I am not a proponent of such things.

They are placed there sporatically and though I am in favor of the majority of them,
the few that show up and flicker off which cause offense and are crude, and foul, I in no way support or condone.

Let's try and keep the Web wholesome and useful on this site, shall we?

Java QQQ --- Should I install it?

If a program wants you to install Java just go ahead and do has to do with
visuals on a webpage most often..
Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few.
It can also be used to build a small application module or applet for use as part of a Web page. Applets make it possible for a Web page user to interact with the page.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Simon the Cat Wants Attention

This is what my cat does, kind of....

just watch

"Hot Spot"

MSN Messenger Info

If you don't want all the goop that comes with MSN Messenger...IE the ads etc...
here is the patch to remove the obtrusions that annoy....


Just an FYI- I am not a proponent of the Islam links on the A-Patch program so please
just use the patch and ignore the rest.

Softpedia guarantees that A-Patch is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.

How to use CCleaner

The very best FREE cleaner for your system is this one. I have used it for a few years now and it just works.

You will note when you download it that it shows your system in the toolbar...that is a great feature!

On the left side you will see the different cleaners....just go through all of them and let it clean the system will not crash the machine (as some of the software out there does!)

The registry button works just great too and will rid the system of old files that can corrupt the registry and make your computer run slower and slower.

So enjoy and clean up in 2010!

Download Here


Monday, January 4, 2010

An Affordable $199 Tablet for Everyone -- And It's Not From Apple

Daniel Ionescu, PC World

Jan 4, 2010 6:14 am

Just as the rumors of a pricey Apple tablet computer have reached a high-water mark, Freescale Semiconductor on Monday showcased reference designs of an affordable, lightweight tablet computer, which is set to hit the market later this year.

Freescale, which supplies the guts for this new breed of computers called smartbooks (about one third the size and volume of a typical netbook), is putting its weight behind this category with a concept of what could become everybody's tablet.

The Freescale tablet reference design (pictured above) has specifications close to what we have been hearing about the mythical Apple tablet: a 7-inch touch screen, 3-megapixel camera and various sensors such as a three-axis accelerometer and an ambient light sensor.

Next to the 512MB of RAM, up to 64GB of internal storage (microSD expansion) and a 1GHz processor, Freescale's smartbook tablet features a potentially killer spec: a $200 price tag. Next to an Android or Linux operating system, it also includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and options for a 3G modem.

The smartbook reference design is intended to run everyday-use applications such as a Web browser (with Adobe Flash support), an e-mail client, an RSS reader, social networking tools, and an office suite, among others.

So far, no one has had a chance to have a deeper look at Freescale's holy grail smartbook, but the chipmaker is planning to demonstrate the design at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) later on this week.

If manufacturers pick up on Freescale's concept, such smartbooks should show up in a store near you perhaps later on this summer, with a price point below the $200 ceiling, the chipmaker says. However, no potential vendors for this tablet design have been named.

Here are the full specs of the Freescale smartbook:

* Size: 200mm by 128mm by 14.9cm and weighing 376 grams; no need for fan or heat sink
* Processor: Freescale i.MX515 applications processor provides high performance and low power
* ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz
* OpenVG & OpenGL/ES graphics cores
* HD video decoder hardware
* Memory: 512 MB DDR2
* Display: 7-inch (1024 by 600) touch screen
* Storage: 4-64 GB internal storage; removable micro SD
* Connectivity: 3G modem (option) 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, RF4CE (option)
* Ports: USB 2.0 and USB mini (also for charging), audio in/audio out, SIM card
* Audio: speaker, microphone
* Camera: 3 Megapixel (video recording up to VGA @ 30fps)
* Battery: 1900mAh, USB charging
* Sensors: the MMA8450Q three-axis accelerometer and an ambient light sensor
* Power management IC

And while we are in tablet land, January should see another tablet design unveiled, as Apple is reportedly preparing to introduce its tablet on January 26.

Another Tip on Antivirus Protection

The reason for AVG disabling Windows Defender is because you should not have more than one antivirus running at a time!

They will conflict with each other....

Thus, run one or the other and you will be super-duper!

AVG 9 disables Windows Defender

The first sticky item should state clearly that AVG 9 disables Windows Defender and that users can do nothing about it. Furthermore, users are reporting problems caused by this action and upset and frustration too. AVG will address the isssue as a matter of urgency with the users concerns uppermost.

Windows 7 - Drivers for Mainboards

During the install of Windows 7 it will auto install all the mainboard drivers on your system for you....

very handy feature.....
however, if some of the items do not work, just put in the disc and run the software to update the drivers that don't work properly...some of the files may be missing even though it says drivers are installed properly....

Just an FYI....

Happy Computin' with Win 7!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Renaming files....a little trick!

if you cannot open a file....for whatever reason...sometimes you can right click on that file and hit "rename" and call it the file extension you want it to be....

for instance, I downloaded a Windows 7 themepak and it would not open even though
it said it was a ".rar" file....

sos, I just right clicked on that folder/file and renamed it ".rar" myself (in case those who created it didn't know what they were doing?!?!) and viola, it zipped itself up, and I could unzip it again and there were all the themepaks right where they shoulda been.....

so try this if ya get stuck....not always a guarantee but most times it works....

Back by popular demand!

I have re-embedded the Dizzler IPhone need to set up a login though
and then you can have it play whatever you wish to listen to, whenever you want!

Very cool gadget!

Happy Mew Year!

Be sure and pet the kitty on your way outta here!