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Hunch

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If you need help making a decision, Hunch can do it for you. Hunch is a question-and-answer service that points you to the answer to your question. Hunch can help you find where you should live, if you should switch to a Mac, and more. After you’re done, Hunch displays the top four answers from the results of your question session.

http://www.hunch.com/

Note: Hunch is in a private beta period. If this service sounds interesting, you can enter your email address, and Hunch will send you instructions to try the beta.

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Written by prowlermoviepoll

March 30, 2009 at 12:20 AM

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360desktop

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My last post was about security. This one should probably be fun. 360desktop increases your desktop’s space. That means you can pan left and right, so you have more room for programs and things. You can take your favorite web content and place it right on the desktop, like widgets, photos, and videos. You can organize programs across your wide desktop. Of course, the desktop has photos too. You can make your own little panorama and place it on the desktop, or use pictures from graphics and photo sites like Flickr. The only thing that might not interest you about this program is that ads will be displayed on your desktop, which could be a problem. The software is free, but maybe the company could display ads on its own site instead of on your computer’s desktop.

http://www.360desktop.com/

Written by prowlermoviepoll

March 29, 2009 at 1:26 AM

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2 Tools for Building a Website: Weebly and SnapPages

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If you’ve ever wanted to make your very own website, these two tools may be just right.

  • Weebly is your basic site builder, similar to another service called Webs.com. Weebly uses the power of a drag-and-drop interface that lets you build your site. For example, if you wanted to put in a paragraph, you would drag the paragraph icon into your website and then start typing. If you’re looking for a very basic website-building tool, Weebly is for you. For those who’d like to step up from Weebly, Webs.com is a good alternative.
  • What about a bump up from Webs.com? SnapPages is it. SnapPages features a wonderfully designed interface and more tools than you can shake a stick at. “Website creation for the rest of us”, the site proclaims. SnapPages offers a whole lot of themes from which you can build your website, and from there, you can change the color of the header, move everything around, and even add cool effects. You can upload photos, put up a blog, add calendars, and more. SnapPages offers two account options. There is the Personal Account (free, and comes with 1 gigabyte of storage) and the Pro Account ($50/year after a 30-day free trial, and comes with 10 gigabytes of storage, web analytics and more).

So go out there and start building!

Start a website with Weebly.
Start a website with SnapPages.
Start a website with Webs.com, a site I mentioned earlier in this post.

Written by prowlermoviepoll

March 22, 2009 at 1:06 AM

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OpenOffice.org

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If you prefer to have an office suite on your computer rather than on the Internet, OpenOffice.org may be for you. OpenOffice comes with a wide array of programs you can use. Some of them include Writer, a word processor, Calc, a spreadsheet program, and Impress, a PowerPoint-like program among others. There’s also Draw, a graphics editor, and Base, a database program that is a little similar to Microsoft Office Access. The only difference between OpenOffice.org and Zoho, another Office app that I wrote about yesterday, is that Zoho is online. OpenOffice.org is a download.

It’s also free, too!

http://www.openoffice.org/

Written by prowlermoviepoll

March 13, 2009 at 12:56 AM

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