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How to Make Files Publicly Accessible on Amazon S3

The Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) allows webmasters to store and deliver files cheaply and quickly. S3 is perfect for hosting large images, documents, audio files (MP3s) and video files. An excellent real-life example of how S3 can be used is with podcasting. Most podcast … Read More

How to Fix Photoshop’s “Save for Web” Color Mismatching

Most Web designers have experienced the frustration of designing their website in Photoshop, and then having it output different colors when they save it as PNGs or JPEGs. The problem is related to the default color profile in Photoshop. In order to maintain the correct … Read More

Review of Zotero Add-On for Firefox

If you’re on the Internet all day like myself, then you probably come across hundreds of websites, files, music collections, historical archives, images, etc, that you would like to keep track of. Let me introduce you to Zotero. Zotero is a free Firefox 2.x add … Read More

How to Install iPhone Firmware 1.1.2 on iTunes

Apple made their iPhone firmware update available to the public before making it available via iTunes. The file itself weighs in at 160MB and can be downloaded here: iPhone Firmware 1.1.2 The only problem has been the lack of information on how to install the … Read More

How to be a Power User has become an essential component to most SEO specialists’ lives. On one hand, represents an opportunity for website exposure. Getting on’ popular list can drive a tremendous amount of traffic. In fact, just creating simple bookmarks on their system can provide moderate … Read More

Review of Flock 1.0 – Get Your Flock On!

Having never heard about Flock before, I was curious to see if it was just another browser jumping on the social networking bandwagon. Being a dedicated Firefox user, taking advantage of its rich user experience at work and at home, Flock will have to work … Read More

Gmail and IMAP – Why You Should Care

IMAP and POP are both popular methods for retrieving email from a server so you can access it on your desktop. Both protocols date back to the 1980’s, and both are supported by most desktop email applications. Unfortunately, unless you manage your own mail server, … Read More

Syncing Gmail Actions With IMAP

Now that Gmail supports IMAP, a question that many avid Gmail users will be asking is, “How do Gmail specific actions translate over to IMAP?” For example, Gmail was always thought to be incompatible with email systems like IMAP, because they used different features, like … Read More

Christmas Comes Early

Occasionally the stars align and our favorite tech companies grant wishes. Today was one of those days. Not only did Apple finally fix the Leopard dock (and by fix I mean make it not butt-ugly), but Google just dropped a Gmail bombshell – IMAP support. … Read More

San Diego Wildfire Updates with Google Maps

Today Stasia and Kellie wrapped up another Google Adwords Seminar – in the middle of the San Diego wildfires! While they’ve been making their way through road blocks and airport delays, I’ve been looking for some useful information about the location and extent of these … Read More