Archive for January, 2010

Titan Tech Tip for Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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A good friend of mine approached me the other day, asking me for an email address to submit his essay for the Cornell Essay contest. Now, the email address was on the Cornell Club’s website, but unfortunately, it was down! SO, what to do when you need to view a website, and it’s not working? Simple! Your best friend and mine, Google, offers the capability to view “cached” pages. It’s basically a snapshot of a webpage from the past. There are two ways to access it. One, by clicking on the “Cached” link next to a search result on Google, OR by typing “cache:” and the URL of the page you’re trying to access (without any spaces).

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

techtiplogoImagine this: you’re one of the few people, these days, who don’t have a cellphone. Some of you don’t have to imagine this scenario, you live it! Consider yourself lucky. HOWEVER, suppose you absolutely HAVE to send someone a text message?!?! You’re practically up a river of alphabet soup without a dictionary! BUT, this is not true. TxtDrop.com is to the rescue: you provide your email, the phone number you wish to send the text to, and your message. And viola, it works! Your friend’s reply texts will be sent to your email, and that’s that. If you have Windows Vista, Mac OS X, or an iPod touch/iPhone, you can add a txtDrop widget or app to make it more convenient for you.

Titan Tech Tip for Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

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SO, here’s the scenario: you’re getting ready for school, listening to the radio, and a song comes on, and you think, “Hey, this is pretty darn decent!” By the time you get to school, it’s stuck in your head, and it stays there for the REST OF THE DAY, but what is it? This is where Midomi comes in… it allows you to hum or whistle a bit of a song into the microphone of your computer, iPod touch, or iPhone, and it will tell you the name of it! It’s basically voodoo magic. Again, Midomi.com is where you can find it, and you can help out to improve it by submitting your own recordings. Give it a shot!

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

techtiplogoWith the release of Windows 7, many people are upgrading their computers and starting out fresh. So, you get your new operating system all installed, but there’s still the problem installing all of your favorite programs, a very time-consuming process. So, what to do? Try Ninite Easy PC Setup, available at Ninite.com. You simply select the programs you wish to install, and it bundles them all up into one, neat, quick installer. Download it, run it, and you’re all set, everything is installed, just as you like it! Again, Ninite.com is the website.