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July 30, 2007  5:11 PM

Picnik: Free web-based photo editing in real-time



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, community, cool, creativity, freeware, image, Internet, resource, tool, useful, Web applications

Up until the wonderful moment that my camera was exposed to the wonders of North Atlantic wave action a few weeks ago, I'd enjoyed over half a decade of great digital pictures from my...

June 26, 2007  11:14 AM

Sneakernets, removable storage and hassle-free file transfer methods



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, backup, Bluetooth, collaboration, command line, cool, data, downloads, freeware, fundamentals, howto, Internet, lifehack, media, Mobile, MP3, music, network, open source, software, Storage, useful, wireless

One of WhatIs.com's faithful readers wrote in recently with a suggestion for a much-beloved IT sniglets...


June 11, 2007  12:38 PM

Google search field hacks



Posted by: GuyPardon
cheatsheet, cool, ebooks, education, free, Google, hacks, howto, Internet, listings, search, search engine, tool, useful

I'll admit it: I'm a frequent Googler. I Google from the office, when I need to research new terms for WhatIs. I Google from home, when I need information about events, people, tide charts or news. These days, I'm Googling from the car and train as well, enabled by the handheld attached to my belt...


June 5, 2007  9:39 AM

FireGPG: Encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify your gmail



Posted by: GuyPardon
downloads, email, free, freeware, Internet, messaging, open source, privacy, Security, software, useful

I've been using different online freemail ever since I left the comfort of my collegiate email account. Hotmail and Yahoo were the default options back in the mid-90s when I graduated and, for many years, despite the increasing spam, I stuck with them. When .Mac...


May 29, 2007  3:31 PM

Open educational resources (OER): Creating an online education commons worldwide



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, Class, courses, ebooks, education, free, Internet, listings, public domain, resource, useful

Every now and then, I'm lucky enough to meet one of our readers in person, outside of comment sections, forums, email, IM or other virtual interactions. It's always a pleasure to get such direct feedback. When I asked what she liked (and didn't like) about this blog, she mentioned that she...


May 24, 2007  9:19 AM

Lifehack.org can save your life!



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
blog, blogging, discussion board, education, forum, howto, information, learning, lifehack, useful

Seriously. One of the top articles on Lifehack.org this month is 10 simple ways to save yourself from messing up your life. Here's an...


May 9, 2007  4:21 PM

Netvibes is a good start



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
applications, blog, cool, desktop, free, Internet, personalization, productivity, search, social bookmarking, tool, useful

Netvibes.com is a terrific, highly customizable start page . It comes with some defaults but you can change just about anything on the page to get whatever you want to see first when you log in.


April 23, 2007  4:03 PM

Juice Receiver: Discover, download, organize and subscribe to Internet audio on Windows, Mac and Linux



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, Audio, cool, downloads, feeds, freeware, interoperability, open source, podcasting, resource, software, tool, useful

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April 23, 2007  3:02 PM

Google Notebook: Create shared living documents with your search results



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, collaboration, cool, freeware, Google, search, Technology, useful

In the latest installment in our continuing exploration of "Google Office," we submit Google Notebook as our latest discovery.


April 17, 2007  10:10 PM

Microsoft + Novell = an OpenXML/ODF Translator for Word



Posted by: GuyPardon
free, Microsoft, Office, tool, useful, XML

One of our colleagues over at SearchWinIT, senior news writer Christina Torode, reports that the Microsoft and Novell partnership is starting to bear fruit. The OpenXML Translator, which lets users open and save documents in both OpenXML and ODF, has moved out of beta and can now be downloaded from...


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