Extend your wireless range
… At http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/002045.php One of the blogs I subscribe to, Cool Tools by Kevin Kelly, featured a great range-extender for the wireless card in your laptop. Weak wireless signals, no more!
Unlike a Wi-Fi antenna (which requires special cabling and connectors), the Wi-Fire simply uses a standard USB cable.
The manufacturer, hField, claims that the Wi-Fire actually allows you to access a wireless connection from up to 1,000 feet away, which is approximately three times the range of standard internal wireless adapters.
You can learn more about the Wi-Fire here: http://tinyurl.com/2mwkh8.
– Zoom ” With ZoomIt, you can use an assigned keyboard hotkey to quickly zoom to any portion of your screen. ZoomIt is a free download and a great tool for anyone who’s ever wished they could view the contents of their monitor in more detail. Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/2xv7eu.
– Recover ” The Asterisk Revealer download for Firefox lets you reveal the contents of ANY password field (you know, those fields where the text is hidden by a string of asterisks). My guess is that at some point in your online ventures you’ve stared at a line of asterisks on your screen wishing you could see through them, not remembering the password you chose … If my guess is right, download this tool and keep it around; it’ll likely come in handy for you in the future. Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/2mtxyf.
– Resize ” Ever run into a pop up window on the web that was too small? Did you try to resize it … but found it was too stubborn and wouldn’t budge? If so, the free Windows download, ResizeEnable, is the tool for you. It’s way tougher than those “no-we-won’t-let-you-resize-us” windows but just sits quietly in your system tray until you need it. Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/378gpa.
– http://www.jimdenevan.com ” Absolutely lovely art. No paint involved.
– http://www.iwantsandy.com ” Free automated virtual assistant that’ll send you reminders, keep track of to-do lists, and keep you organized.
– http://tinyurl.com/j4vd4 ” Flowers. Leaves. Grass. Fruit. Colors. Trees. Snow. A rainbow of nature screensavers for you to choose from.
– http://www.boxcloud.com ” Very affordable, super simple online file-sharing. No more e-mailing huge files or dealing with ftp logins and passwords.
– http://tinyurl.com/2p7duo ” Two GMail Easter features that few people know of that’ll help you make your inbox spamproof.
And that wraps it up for today.
Have a great week, and see ya next Monday, everyone.
Based in Frisco, eRin pheiL is the primary creative force behind timeforcake (www.timeforcake.com). She can be reached via phone at (970) 668-0709 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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