Nothing is more annoying that waiting and watching your PC struggle as your operating system slowly loads. Tom Merritt offers some new tips on how to speed up startup in both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
I recently shot a video called "Another way to speed up Firefox," and a couple of you e-mailed me for a transcript of the steps! Without further ado, here they are:
First, open Firefox, and type "about:config" in the address bar. In the filter box here on the top, type "network" and scroll down to "network.http.pipelining".
Then, double-click the line to change the value from "false" to "true." You can also right-click and select "Toggle" to do the same thing.
Now, go to … Read more
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Let's say you bought a new cell phone and you just got it home and out of the box. You've made a few calls and added your contracts but now what? How do you take that cell phone and truly make it yours? Perhaps you add an accessory like a Bluetooth headset, or you snap on a personalized faceplate for some bling. Or maybe you'd prefer some cool new ringtones of your favorite songs.
The choices are endless as a cell phone is one of the gadgets that can reflect your personal style. So if you're … Read more
If you share your iTunes library so that anyone on the network can access your music, it's a matter of time till curiosity gets the best of you.
When you close iTunes or shut down your computer, you may be greeted by a message that says "One or more users are connected to your shared iTunes library." Then, if you're like me, you feel guilty about closing iTunes.
What if your loyal listener is in the middle of their favorite song? Who am I to poop on their party? And who is this mysterious listener, anyway? … Read more
After years of hidden fees and nearly unbreakable contracts, wouldn't you love to stick it to your wireless carrier?
A former Sprint sales rep tells the folks at the Consumerist six ways to save some dough when dealing with the third largest wireless carrier. Some of the hints involve deception, or are just plain false, but there are a few choice nuggets.
One of the better tips says to buy your phone at the end of the month when the sales reps are itching for activation commissions and may be willing to cut the price on some handsets. Additionally, … Read more
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