I was listening to a podcast from IT Conversations and one of the speakers mentioned how he no longer uses bookmarks within his Internet browser and that bookmarks are something of the past, no longer needed with today’s web. The reason for this being the advancement in Internet search engines, making it so easy to […]

What Web 2.0 is, is continuously being defined or interpreted. Beyond Ajax, RSS, pastel colors and big buttons you will also find social searching (the ability to interact with the search engine and promote what they feel are the relevant results). One popular manifestation of social searching is a tag cloud or a swicki. The […]

All websites should have a search option, but not all developers want to write a custom search tool. Fortunately you don’t have to as Google and other services have made made this available by adding a search box to your site. I have used these in the past, but have never been satisfied as you […]


The Windows logo key, located in the bottom row of most computer keyboards is a little-used treasure that few point know about. Don’t ignore it. It is the shortcut anchor for the following commands: Windows: Display the Start menu. Windows + D: Minimize or restore all windows. Windows + E: Display Windows Explorer. Windows + […]

Electronic books or eBooks are a wonderful tool for those that daily commute on public transportation. Given that I travel 45 minutes by train to and from work each day, I enjoy being able to carry with me a library of literature options without lugging a trunk to carry all those books. I use my […]

Faster wirless connections are on their way. Two updates today on 2 wireless technologies that I am looking forward to: Certified Wireless USB (WUSB) -? Wireless USB devices are finally expected to hit the market by the end of the year. This technology, offering connectivity speeds matching those of todays wired USB 2.0 at 480 […]

If you live in the US and you make a lot of internation phone calls you may want to check out http://futurephone.com. This is a free service that allows you to make free international phone calls to over 50 countries by calling their gateway access number. The international portion of the call is free, you […]

Apple sponsored research claims that larger screen size improves productivity. As reported by Macword “the study, which evaluated Apple’s 30-inch Apple Cinema Display, concluded that large screens can offer gains of up to 50 percent to 65 percent in productivity on a variety of specific office tasks and can earn back their extra costs in […]

List of exciting new services on the web… Coghead – Service that lets anyone create a Web-based business application—from expense management to inventory tracking to CRM. Googe Docs & Spreadsheets – Google has finally combined its online word processor (from it’s Writely acquisition) and its online spreadsheet into one Webtop application. Netvibes – A customizable […]

Shumla.com had an interesting post on their blog discussing ‘After YouTube, Who’s Next?’. I found the following report taken from Morgan Stanley’s Internet Search Trends analysis on Emerging Companies to be very interesting and possibily predictive. Below are the companies they suggested to watch out for: