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February 10, 2008
Online Tool of the Week: Google AlertsGoogle Alerts is an incredibly, incredibly easy (and free) online tool that far too many people dont know about. Let me give you the quick rundown here.Lets say you broke up with your girlfriend, Susi Q., last year and are painfully curious as to what shes up to these days. You Google her name occasionally but never really find any new information on her. Unfortunately, you feel like a total weirdo typing her name into Google every week, and you hate wasting your time on such a silly search. But yet youre still really, really curious as to what shes doing.Google Alerts to the rescue! Simply head over to http://www.google.com/alerts, enter Susi Q. into the search terms box and enter your e-mail address into the e-mail field. Hit the Create Alert button and you can now sit back and let Google do all the work for you. Any time a new website, video, blog, etc. contains something about dear Susi Q., youll get an e-mail providing you with the exact link. And of course youre free to turn off this specific search or start as many new ones as youd like at any time.Stalkers, researchers, sports-enthusiasts, and gossip-addicts rejoice! The ultimate in online convenience is here and its free; Google Alerts does your searching for you and delivers it right to your inbox. It doesnt get much better than that, folks.
RamBooster is a free software utility that helps you keep your computer from acting like a slug. It optimizes how your computer uses its RAM and works to keep as much free as possible. It can even try to free up a specified amount of RAM if you want to run a program that requires more free RAM than what you have available.A simple-to-use program thats been reviewed by PCWorld, RamBooster can be downloaded here: http://tinyurl.com/gblpu. And in the worst case scenario (RamBooster doesnt work for you), simply uninstall it, no harm done.
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