Free Email Tutorials

Posted on March 24, 2011. Filed under: Email, Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird, Tutorials | Tags: , , , , , , |

Free Email Tutorials is just that: tutorials on how to use various popular email programs.

Apple/Mac, Mozilla Mail/Seamonkey/Thunderbird, Opera, Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express, Vista Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail.

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Who do Yoono?

Posted on February 21, 2010. Filed under: Facebook, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Google, Instant Messaging, networking, Techniques, text messaging (SMS), Twitter, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yoono will consolidate your social networks into a single interface, which will allow “users to create a custom look and the built-in features that allow the users to pretty much take care of any social task from within Yoono.”

Recommended by Sam Diaz at ZDNET: “available as both a desktop app (PC and Mac) and Firefox add-on, offers both a single-column and multiple-column view. The single column view allows users to toggle between the different networks while the multiple-column view allows users to create custom columns – maybe one for Facebook updates, one for Twitter direct-messages, another for Twitter updates and a fourth for MySpace notifications. And because you can resize the columns, the possibility of having several columns open for real-time viewing is greater.”

“For now, Yoono is only compatible with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn, Flickr, FriendFeed. It also handles IMs via Yahoo, AIM, Live Messenger and Google Talk.  The company says integration with Google Buzz, YouTube, Yammer and Facebook Chat is in the works.”

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Stickam – The Live Streaming Video site

Posted on July 16, 2009. Filed under: Online Software, Video | Tags: , , , , , |

Stickam – The Live Community, Live Streaming Video will let you create your own online live video show, for free.

Recommended by Laptop Magazine.

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Microsoft Office Outlook Connector

Posted on April 27, 2009. Filed under: Email, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Outlook | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Microsoft Office Outlook Connector lets you “use Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to access and manage your Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail or Microsoft Office Live Mail accounts, including e-mail messages, contacts and calendars for free!”

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Translator can handle up to 500 word chunks

Posted on January 29, 2008. Filed under: Translations | Tags: , , , , |

Windows Live Translator can translate chunks of text, up to 500 words at a time.

Feature List

  • Perform usual text and webpage translations.
  • Supports 14 major languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Chineese, etc.
  • Text translations are limited to 500 words.
  • Some languages offer an option to produce translation that is optimized for computer-related text.
  • Browse the original web page text and translation in parallel, supported by synchronized highlights, scrolling, and navigation.
  • Switch between 4 different Bilingual View layouts.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Online storage sites – some pay, some free

Posted on December 11, 2007. Filed under: Files, Online storage | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

[updated 2009.1.9]

It costs to store, but some online storage sites will allow you to keep some files there for free. They hope that you’ll eventually decide to pay for more space. These are only a few of the many places available which have been recommended.

PCWorld has an article on free and low-cost online storage sites.

  • MediaMax free 25GB (that’s GIGAbytes), plus a downloadable utility for automatic PC backups and synchronization. Download/share up to 1GB a month, files up to 10MB large. Greater capacities for paid accounts. Recommended Smart Computing.
  • znail Free 5MB of storage with registration; more space for small donation. Accessible from any Internet computer. You can also store your web bookmarks here to access them from anywhere online. Recommended by PC Annoyances
  • DataDepositBox Buy any amount of storage for 1 cent per megabyte. Recommended by Smart Computing.
  • 4shared.com offers 5GB (that’s GIGAbytes) of free storage, maximum file size 25MB, password protected if you like.
  • Windows Live Skydrive has 5GB free storage.
  • Xdrive has shut down as of 1/12/09. Do not use.

Remember: it may not be wise to store confidential information using online storage, whether you pay or not. Check the site’s policy. Also, such sites are subject to court orders or subpoenas for your stored information.

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