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Google Voice For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Google Voice saves you time and money and gives you the capability to manage calls, SMS text messages, and voicemail messages right alongside e-mail, contact information, calendar entries, and more. With [more…]

Which Social Media Marketing Platforms to Target

Strong social influence marketing (SIM) campaigns target multiple social networks. Because consumers rarely use just one social platform (for example, only Facebook or Twitter), your marketing campaign [more…]

Social Media Marketing Rules

Marketing through social media platforms isn't quite the same as traditional marketing. Here are some rules that can help you conduct a successful social media marketing campaign: [more…]

Establish a Social Influence Marketing Game Plan

Marketing via social media means marketing directly to influencers — rather than consumers. And social influence marketing (SIM) requires a whole new game plan. Establish your SIM campaign with these tips [more…]

How to Bring Social Influence Marketing to Life

Social influence marketing (SIM) campaigns achieve success in the long term. Here are some tips that will help your SIM campaign flourish during its lifespan: [more…]

How to Measure Social Influence Marketing

Find out if your social influence marketing (SIM) campaign is a success. Part of social influence marketing calls for establishing related metrics and measuring your results to determine the effectiveness [more…]

How to Use Offline Browsing in Internet Explorer 8

You can use the offline browsing feature of Internet Explorer 8 to view your RSS feeds and Web page subscriptions. Offline browsing is especially beneficial when you’re using a laptop computer and can’t [more…]

Firewall Shopping Checklist

When you’re shopping for a firewall to protect your computer and the information on it, you want the firewall hardware and/or software to be effective and appropriate for your needs and system. The following [more…]

Firewall-Friendly Web Sites

Installing a firewall is a security measure, but it’s just the first step. To maintain your security and your firewall, you have to stay vigilant. The links in the following list are to Web sites that [more…]

Ports, Protocols, and IP Address Ranges for Firewalls

If you’re building or installing a firewall to protect your computer and your data, basic information about Internet configurations can come in very handy. The following tables give you the facts on IP [more…]

Firewalls For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A firewall constructs a barrier between your computer and the Internet in an effort to safeguard your computer and the information in it. When you start looking to purchase the software or hardware that [more…]

The Pros and Cons of Buying Music Online

If you're considering buying music online, you may want to buy the actual files from online music stores like iTunes or Amazon instead of subscribing to a music service [more…]

The Pros and Cons of Subscribing to Music Online

If you prefer your music to change often and you're not too attached to keeping old music files around, music subscription services like Zune or Rhapsody [more…]

Finding Music Online: Alternatives to iTunes and Amazon

If you are looking for alternatives to the more mainstream musical content that is available through the big online music services, try Beatport or Wax Poetics Digital [more…]

Legitimate Sites to Download Music for Free

If you don’t want to buy music or subscribe to a music service, there are some legitimate sites where you can get it for free, such as Amazon and Musicians should be able to determine how they [more…]

How to Set Up a Dial-Up Internet Connection in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

When you sign up for Internet access, your ISP sends you the settings that you need to connect to the Internet. After you get them in Mac OS X Snow Leopard, you should be surfing the Web like an old pro [more…]

How to Configure an Ethernet Connection in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

If you’re using a network, cable modem, or DSL connection, you need to set Ethernet preferences. Configuring Mac OS X Snow Leopard to use an Ethernet connection is easy, once you collect the necessary [more…]

How to Browse the Internet with Safari

Safari is Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s browser application. To surf the Internet, you can launch Safari directly from the Dock, or you can click the Safari icon within your Applications folder. The Safari browser [more…]

How to Change Safari's Default File Download Location

If you’ve visited a Web site that offers files for downloading, typically you just click the Download button or file link, and Safari takes care of the rest. The Downloads status window keeps you updated [more…]

How to Save Web Pages in Safari

If you're surfing the Internet in Safari and encounter a page that you’d like to load later, Safari lets you save it to disk in its entirety. (Just the text, mind you, not the images.) To save a Web page [more…]

How to Accept or Reject Cookies in Safari

A cookie is a small file that a Web site automatically saves on your Mac's hard drive. It contains information, such as your preferences or your date of birth, that the site will use on your future visits [more…]

Finding TV Shows Online

More and more, you're able to find the TV show you're looking for on the Internet when you miss an episode or want to catch some extra online content.

Until recently, tossing in a tape, setting the VCR, [more…]

Replace Your Television with Hulu

In the near future, you may no longer need your television to watch your favorite movies and TV shows; instead, thanks to services such as Hulu and Vevo [more…]

Find Deals with Google Maps, Coupons, and Product Search

Google can help you find just about anything on the planet, including ways to save money, using Google Maps, Google Coupons, and Google Product Search. [more…]

Using the Internet to Save Money on Air Travel

When you take a vacation, you probably want to save as much money as possible on your travel expenses. You've already heard of Expedia, Travelocity, and Priceline, thanks to clever marketing and the efforts [more…]