Monday, October 11, 2010

Official Google Blog: Goodbye to an old friend: 1-800-GOOG-411

Back in 2007 we launched 1-800-GOOG-411, a voice-powered directory assistance service that connects you quickly to businesses across the U.S. and Canada. On November 12, 2010, we will shut down the service.

This was posted October 8, 2010 but, I did not see until today.

I have used this service infrequently, but when I did I was out of town and it came in very handy.

The only alternative I have been able to find is 1-800-BING-411, but I don't know much about it.

Does anyone know of other alternatives for people who don't have smart phones, like me?

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Office Worker’s 101 Guide to a USB Thumb Drive [Download]

In MakeUseOf’s latest free PDF guide “The Office Workers Guide To A USB Thumb Drive” you will learn the full potential of what you can do with flash drives and what type flash drive is right for you.

Another excellent PDF guide from MakeUseOf.

I recommend anyone interested in using USB thumb drives, or even those currently using them, download and read this.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Where to Start with Photo Editing

This is geared towards the GIMP, but is good advice for any digital photo editing software that uses layers, at least in my opinion.

Since the 23SEP10 BRCS Freeware / Open Source SIG (Special Interest Group) meeting, it seems that I am seeing a lot of posts dealing with digital photo editing, both freeware / open source and commercial.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Free Microsoft applications you may have overlooked | Microsoft Windows |

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone say, “For all the money I’ve spent on Microsoft products, they should be giving me free software by now,” I’d be rich! Well, unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. But Microsoft does have a lot of Windows software that is free for the taking. We’re all familiar with the free Windows Live offerings, but that’s not all there is. Microsoft has a lot of free software just waiting for you to find it. You just have to know where to look. Here are 10 free programs to get you started.

A listing of some free Microsoft apps, most do not know about, but might be useful.

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