Monthly Archives: January 2008

IM Watch: New AIM Beta, Cordless Phone With IM, IM Attacks, More

AIM 6.8 Beta build lets you and the person you’re chatting with see what’s being typed as it’s being typed. Plus: Fring adds Yahoo and AIM support, VTech cordless phone offers IM and IV, FaceTime and Akonix track attacks, and more.

IM Watch: New AIM Shows What You’re Typing in Real-Time
By Vangie Beal, January 15, 2008


My Kijiji

In my spare time, when I can find some that is, I enjoy checking out online marketplaces. Recently I started using Kijiji Classifieds. I started out using the site to write a user review on Ecommerce-Guide, but as it turned out I actually enjoyed my Kijiji experience and plan to continue using this Classified Ad site. So now I have also decided to add in some writing and the end result is My Kijiji, a blog with hints, tips, news and reviews for those interested in selling on Kijiji. Its still in a beginning stage, but check out the progress and let me know what you think.

Free Blog Tools To Save Time and Spur Sales

If you are using a blog as a developer diary, to promote knowledge related to your business, or simply to serve up affiliate links within your content, you know how time consuming they are to maintain daily. We provide five tools to help you maximize your efforts.

“BlogBackupOnline: Currently in beta, and free during the beta testing phase, BlogBackupOnline provides registered users with 50MB of storage space for archiving your blog. In addition to providing the free space, the service will do a full back up every day to save each blog entry. Once your blog has been backed up, you can also use the service to export blogs, in RSS format, to another server or directly to your own computer. One feature I really liked is that once the blog has been backed up you can restore the blog to the same or a different blog platform, which is an excellent feature for those who are interested in switching their blog to another service. BlogBackupOnline currently supports Blogger, WordPress, Friendster, LiveJournal, TypePad, Serendipity, Windows Live Spaces, Movable Type, Terapad, Vox and Multiply.”

Five Free Blog Tools Save Time, Spur Sales
By Vangie Beal, January 10, 2008

Vista Tips for Networking and File Sharing

One of the hardest thing about using Vista is figuring out how to get to the settings and network configuration areas. Here are five tips that will help you maneuver through the networking options in Vista.

“In Windows XP, most people will use their computer in Admin login mode. With Vista you can login as any user but still perform administrator tasks. One thing you’ll notice right away in Vista is that some of your applications need to be run in administrator mode, especially some older applications or utilities you use that aren’t supported by Vista. Here is how you can launch applications in Administrator mode.”

Five Windows Vista Tips for Networking and File Sharing
By Vangie Beal