Quick response codes, QR for short, can be used to store many different types of information. For instance, they can store a phone number, a Web address, and even a map location. If you'd like to add a QR code to your Web site or print one on another product (such as a business card or promotional T-shirt), there are free QR generator sites that will allow you to do this. Follow these quick steps to help you create QR codes for personal or business use.
Google Latitude (used with Google Maps) offers another way to keep in touch with friends and family. By sharing locations people can see when it would be easy to grab a quick cup of a coffee together, or when there just isn't time to meet up. Follow these steps to learn how to activate and set up Google Latitude according to your preferences.
1. Open the Google Maps app on your phone or tablet.
2. Press the Menu button and select Join Latitude. If this option doesn't appear, choose More, and then Labs. You will find the Latitude … Read more
Dropbox is one of many great, free (or cheap, if you want extra storage space) options for sharing files across devices or users. That's all most people need to know--but for those who work with sensitive information or who have concerns about shifting privacy policies (or subpoenas, for that matter), ensuring that deleted files stay deleted is essential. Here's how to do it:Open the Dropbox site in a browser window and sign in. (You can't do this from a Dropbox folder on your computer.)Navigate to the folder that held or holds the files … Read more
Google's Chrome OS has the native ability to take screenshots, which is useful for support and training, among other things. We'll show you how to take a screenshot in Chrome OS, find it, and move it to another computer.
Take a screenshot To take a screenshot, press Ctrl and the switch window key (the shortcut key in the top row of the keyboard, between full screen and bright down).
Find the screenshot To find the screenshot, press Ctrl+M, to launch the file manager. You'll see a folder named File Shelf. Within File Shelf, you'll find … Read more
You just got your shiny Google Music beta invite and you are eager to use it, but you don't like the idea of having to have your browser (or an extra tab) open to stream music on your Mac? We can relate. We created a simple guide to show you how to turn Google Music into a Dashboard widget on your Mac, allowing you to close your browser and still enjoy your streaming music collection.
If you are a Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) customer you are probably getting a little paranoid. First there was the data breach from last month that exposed customer data and forced Sony to take the network down.
And now, just days after Sony got the service back up and running, it has taken the PSN password reset service offline because it was allowing people to change other customers' passwords if they knew their e-mail address and birth date--information that was stolen in the attack.
BitTorrent 8, released last week in beta, contains a sharp new feature that makes it easier than ever to create torrents of your personal files and share them with a personal group of friends or colleagues. The feature implementation isn't expected to change by the time that BitTorrent 8 graduates to its final version, so this How To ought to be viable for some time.
Once you've installed BitTorrent 8 beta (download), take a quick tour of some of the public content channels that come with the program. This part isn't essential, however, it's worth seeing … Read more
Setting up multiple e-mail accounts on an iOS device is a straightforward process, and a couple of tweaks will help you manage your inbox. You can set up an initial account right from the Mail app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, but for subsequent accounts, you'll need to go through Settings. In this tutorial, I'll walk you through setting up two Gmail accounts and how to manage a couple of important settings.
Web mail services like Hotmail and Gmail are powerful and convenient, but one issue that can stress out heavy users is keeping track of attachments. You may be bumping up against storage limitations, shutting down an old address, or reorganizing files to a single offline location, but it can be a daunting grind without some way to download files in bulk. Windows users can use a free customizable program that makes it simple. Here's how to use it:Download, install, and run the free Mail Attachment Downloader (MAD) software.Enter an e-mail address and password (you can use as … Read more