Archive for November, 2010

Free Mainland Long Distance Calling using Gmail

One of the most useful features in Gmail that goes largely unnoticed is the ability to make a phone call from Gmail, or more specifically from Gmail Chat. If you have a Gmail account, live in the United States, and have a webcam or microphone, then you can, for free, call any phone number (cell, or landline) in the US.

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Gmail Turn Off Conversation View

Gmail is a great email service. I have been using it since we had less than 2GB of space available. One of the most common complaints I have heard from people converting to Gmail is the conversation view, and how they would prefer that the messages be listed in the traditional chronological order. Personally, I like conversation view because it keeps the relevant responses together, creating a threaded history of the conversation. But for those who prefer the standard chronological email view, there is an option to turn off Gmail’s conversation view.

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Online Backup Redux

Earlier this year we went through the steps to set up MozyHome Free which is an online backup service which provides 2GB of free space to automatically, and securely backup your computer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Send a Screenshot to Assist Troubleshooting

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is terribly cliche, but also true. Sometimes a simple screenshot can make all the difference when troubleshooting a computer problem remotely. There are remote assistance software available, but sometimes, especially when troubleshooting via email, a simple screenshot often helps a lot.

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