Daily Archives: March 10, 2005

Accessing HotMail, Yahoo and other webmail accounts from your POP3 mail reader

At last, a freeware product that allows you to download your
mail from several different webmail services into your POP mail
reader such as Outlook or Thunderbird. There have been a couple
of single service utilities around for a while such as
YahooPOPs! and HotMail Popper but no single utility that worked
with multiple services.

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The best free file archiver/zip utility

Users are spoiled with choice in this category with QuickZip,
ICEOWS, IZArc, TUGZip, ZipGenius and 7-Zip all worthy contenders
for the title.

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How to increase your productivity using keyboard shortcuts

Last month’s tip was for advanced users. This month I’m compensating with some tips for average users.

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The best free digital image stitcher

I use an impressive $59 commercial product called PhotoVista to
stitch together my digital images into panoramas. I’m very happy with it but must admit to feeling a little despondent when I discovered this utility that works just as well and is free.

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A boundary not to be overstepped

Thanks to Lex Davidson for letting me know about this amazing
series of photographs of Federer and Agassi playing on the
world’s most extraordinary tennis court. They certainly weren’t
distracted by noise on the adjacent court.

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Tiny radio network scanner with inbuilt TV

The Icom IC-R3 is a radio scanner about the size of a medium sized cell phone that covers a frequency range of 0.495-2450 MHz. It includes a 2″ lcd screen so you can watch TV as well.

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How to keep your desktop icons in place

One of the more common questions I get from subscribers is how
can you prevent Windows periodically rearranging their desktop icons. The simple answer is you can�t but you can however save
and restore their position using this simple free utility.

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When it’s time to relax and forget computers

This Shockwave based Web kaleidoscope is so visually intoxicating that I feel reluctant to recommend it for fear of being accused of inciting moral corruption.

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Could you get a job at Google?

This web site has posted “glat”, the aptitude test used by Google for job applicants. Try it and see how you well you fare. Here’s a sample question: ” How many different ways can you color an icosahedron with one of 3 colors on each face?”

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How to install Linux on a Mac Mini

According to this article, the author installed Debian Linux on
a Mac Mini in less than hour. Follow his detailed instructions
and maybe you can as well.

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