Archive for November, 2008

Where to Find Awesome Music on the Internet

Posted 27 Nov 2008 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

SoulvilleWe hear about the same sites over and over for places to listen to music for free on the internet, but they usually play the same tunes over and over and aren’t always what you want to hear.

What’s better? Check these sites:

  • Jamendo has a lot of indie music and even some from known artists. Music is available to stream and for download. Hits all ranges of genres including house and techno, jazz, rap, rock, etc. One of my personal favorites for good beats.

The Perfect FriendFeed Desktop Client

Posted 24 Nov 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlI was looking for a better way to aggregate my social networking than a MyBlogLog widget – and I found FriendFeed.

FriendFeed enables you to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing. It offers a unique way to discover and discuss information among friends.

The goal of FriendFeed is to make content on the Web more relevant and useful for you by using your existing social network as a tool for discovering interesting information. You get a customized feed made up of the content that your friends shared – from news articles to family photos to interesting links and videos. And your friends get their customized feeds, full of the cool stuff that you’ve shared.

How and Where To Get Podcasts & Enjoy Life a Little More

Posted 20 Nov 2008 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

SoulvilleAre you like me and don’t like to use iTunes? Well you’re still in luck for using video and audio podcasts on your iPod or mp3 player. I love MediaMonkey to pieces but it only supports audio. So what to do? Try these programs below:

Windows Media Player – Yes, this program that pretty much comes standard on Windows systems can support video and audio podcasts and sync them with your iPod. How do you use WMP to sync your iPod?

Juice 2.2 – Built specifically for podcasts, it comes highly recommended and is said to be very quick and efficient.

Photo Dropper Makes Adding Pictures to Your Posts Easier Than Ever

Posted 19 Nov 2008 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

WordPress WednesdaysAdding photos to your posts adds interest and a little spark to your pages. Photo Dropper is a WordPress plugin that lets you add Flickr photos to your posts with an easy to use interface.

Photo Dropper searches for photos licensed for shared use and lets you pick the perfect pictures to add to your posts!

  1. Once you have the Photo Dropper plugin activated, you will see an “Add Photo via Photo Dropper” icon right above your Write Post (or Write Page) editor.Click on it, and enter keyword(s) for a photo you would like for your post (Example: “geek”, “biking”, or “cell phones”) and click the Search button.

slydial Adds Mobile App Support

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Posted 17 Nov 2008 — by Ellie
Category Announcements, Technology

Syldial on iPhoneI covered slydial a few months ago, when I was looking for a straightforward way to leave messages for people without having to call them. This free service just became #1 on my list when it introduced mobile applications for iPhone, Windows Mobile and Blackberry!

Check out our slydial apps for the iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile. With a touch of a button, you can easily voice message any contact with a U.S. mobile phone number directly from your phone’s address book. Staying in touch has never been easier, whether you want to leave a quick voice message for friends and family or give the 411 to a business contact.

How to Setup Multiple Home Pages in Firefox

Posted 17 Nov 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlI read quite a few articles over the weekend about top Firefox extensions, and while several of them mentioned using add-ons like Speed Dial and Morning Coffee to set up your home pages in Firefox, I dug deep in the Geek Girl’s archives and found a way to do this manually, without adding any additional add-ons to my Firefox installation!

First, go to the menu bar and click on Tools, and then Options. Then, click on the Main tab.

Screenshot of the Home Page Options

Screenshot of the Home Page Options

2 Must Have Windows Mobile Applications

Posted 13 Nov 2008 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville

SoulvilleSPB Mobile Shell is an amazing program! It truly organizes things in a way much better than Windows Mobile has made possible to date. I find it easier to customize how my screen looks and easier to find things like the file manager. I love the optional games you can get with SPB Mobile Shell. The best thing I think is how big it makes everything. Small is great if you’re on a touchscreen and you’re only going to use your stylus, but I prefer to use my fingers on my touch screen. Even if you don’t use a touch screen, this app is easy to use. I find it easier to dial numbers and find contacts. It’s colorful and hands down, the best app I have found so far. Rating: ★★★★★

10 Must Have Firefox Add-ons for Serious Web Surfers

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Posted 10 Nov 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlOne of my favorite jobs was working in tech support for a large international company. Not only did I learn a lot about to troubleshoot OS and software issues, but I also got hipped to Firefox! When I first got introduced to Firefox, it was version 1.0 and it was November, 2004! Now, 4 years later, I’m using version 3.0.3 and loving every moment of it!

If you are serious about web surfing, you will quickly find that many websites render (load) faster in Firefox, it is easily customizable through the options available out of the box, but you can choose from hundreds of add-ons (extensions) to add additional functionality!

Amazon Bookmarklet for Associates

Posted 03 Nov 2008 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Geek GirlI’m an associate for Amazon.com – I try to refer people to purchase Amazon products and services. I have found them very useful, so I want to “spread the love” to everyone else.

After Amazon updated their Associates code, I was unable to use the getASIN bookmarklet. I searched high and low for a solution, and finally found a bookmarklet that works from Justin Blanton with the new Amazon Associates website.

Amazon Associates Bookmarklet v1.1

To use this bookmarklet, follow these steps:

  1. Drag the above link to your browser’s toolbar.