Archive for December, 2010

Free calling in Gmail extended through 2011

Google initially rolled out free voice calls in Gmail (via Google Voice) as something they would offer through 2010. Now, "in the spirit of holiday giving," they’ve extended free calling through all of 2011. In case you haven’t tried it yet, dialing a phone number works just like a regular phone. Look for “Call phone” […]

Microsoft releases upgrade to Superb Anti-Virus Product

Microsoft’s next version of Security Essentials is actually a pretty great update from its already-great predecessor. Microsoft Security Essentials is sparking the ire of the big security companies for being extremely high quality and annoyingly – free. I spoke about it here and here. It’s consistently ranked alongside the best paid anti-virus options out there in […]

Electronic Pickpockets

This is some pretty scary stuff. Many new credit cards carry an RFID chip for ‘fast pay/swipe pay’. RFID stands for Radio-frequency identification. RFID is a technology that uses communication via electromagnetic waves to exchange data between a terminal and an electronic tag attached to an object, for the purpose of identification and tracking. Here […]

Learning Photoshop and tips

Photoshop left you confused? Start at the Beginning! Check out the How-To Geek’s Guide to Learning Photoshop. I’ve been in and around Graphic Arts, printing pre-press and service bureaus for over two decades and this is one of the simplest and well thought out basic how to’s for Photoshop I’ve seen in a long time.  […]