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Peter Greene's Top 10+ as announced on Monday, 6/5/2006

This list is for providing you with easy access to these "useful" Web pages. Please visit my NEW "Tips and Favorite Applications" Page, WEBHITZ for access to our Web menus! Use of the products and services offered on any of these Web pages is at your own risk! E-Mail me and give me your feedback at web1@infostar.com. Due to the volume of email I get I cannot possibly reply to every message!

  1. AdvancedToolbar.com - an add-on for Microsoft's Internet Explorer toolbar that enables you to search over 100 search engines plus other features.
  2. IPChicken.com - a resource that lets you know what your IP [Internet Protocol] address is [while you are online].
  3. EmailSecurityTest.com - a way to perform a vulnerability check on your email system.
  4. ResortQuest - a resource to seach for vacation home rentals. Also check out: VRBO and VacationRentals.
  5. BatteryUniversity.com - resource that provides practical battery knowledge for engineers, educators, students and battery users alike. The papers address battery chemistries, best battery choices and ways to make your battery last longer.
  6. HotHardware.com - a resource that tests and reviews the latest computer hardware. Also visit: "SmartComputing".
  7. Audioholics.com - home theater reviews and setup tips; audio and video equipment undergoes a variety of tests. Also visit: "AVSforum" and "HomeTheaterMag".
  8. HAVi.org - an attempt to provide a home entertainment industry set of standards - standard today that fulfills the whole promise of home entertainment networking.
  9. HomeTime.com - source for home improvement, remodeling, and repair information. Also check-out: "BuildingScience".
  10. ToolBase.org - home building industry's technical information resource.
  11. End of support for Windows 98 and Windows Me [July 11, 2006] - as recently announced by Microsoft.
  12. Apple's BootCamp - Macs run Windows [Beta].
  13. *** Below are last month's choices ****

  14. (*)Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware ([XP] Beta) - here is the link to download Microsoft's new AntiSpyware software; it is well worth checking out.
  15. (*)2 books on Google - "Google Hacks" and the new "Google Pocket Guide". Also visit Peter's new "Book Page".
  16. (***)Here is the "E-mail Anti-SPAM Encoder by Hiveware" to use if you post your email address to Web pages.
  17. (***)Here is the way to "eliminate the Windows Logon Screen". Remember to be careful when editing any system files; make sure you review the numerous resources I've posted about the Windows Registry that can be found on my "Tips" and "Techlinks" pages. And if you need access to your Windows system [like you forgot your administrative password] and are having trouble - then the "EBCD Utility [Free]" may be able to help.
  18. (***)US-CERT warns against using Internet Explorer - issued 6-29-2004 - U.S. government's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is warning Web surfers to stop using Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser. If you are concerned an alternative may be Mozilla's next generation Web browser called "FireFox" and visit the "InfoStar Virus Info Center" Web page and look for Web browsers.
  19. (***)List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2 [SP 2] - access Microsoft's information on what they have tried to fix in Windows XP. Here's an article on the fact that a "SP 2 exploit has already been found".
  20. CellReception.com - a searchable databases of over 120,000 cell phone tower locations registered with the FCC, and over 24,000 cell phone carrier comments submitted voluntarily from real customers using their service all over the U.S..
  21. ThriftyFun.com - a resource that trys to help you find ways to save money and have fun. Also check out "FabulousSavings".
  22. HealthBoards.com - tries to provide a unique "one-stop" support group community offering peer-to-peer support on over 140 diseases, conditions, and health topics. [They partner with "WebMD".
  23. ProtectingAmerica.org - a resource to raise awareness, educate the public and policymakers, and to offer solutions that will better prepare and protect America from a major catastrophe.
  24. ElectricDrive.org [EDTA - Electric Drive Transportation Association's Web site] - dedicated to the promotion of electric drive as the best means to achieve the highly efficient and clean use of secure energy in the transportation sector. Also check-out "GreenerCars" and "FuelEconomy.gov".
  25. Only4Gurus.com - a portal to help you access thousands of Microsoft resources.
  26. AutoBlog.com - a very comprehensive automotive industry Web-blog.
  27. FreshDevices.com - some free useful software-utility programs; download manager, diagnostic and benchmark program, and others.
  28. TechRescue.net - a PC tech support resource worth checking-out.
  29. AVSforum.com - an "Audio and Video" science resource to help you understand and resolve issues with audio and video technology. Also check-out "HardwareAnalysis".
  30. HomeTheaterMag.com - covers the latest in techology in audio, video, surround sound, movies and music. Includes equipment reviews, blogs, shopping tips, electronic newsletter and more.
  31. FunnyPhotoContest.com - a new photo contest Web site that you might enjoy.
  32. End of support for Windows 98 and Windows Me [July 11, 2006] - as recently announced by Microsoft.
  33. BullGuard.com - another product/service to protect your PC from viruses, hackers and data-loss; includes anti-virus, firewall and backup protection.
  34. [This is now Tip #38 @ "InfoStar.com's Tip" page] Assistance with shutting off Windows Messenger Service to help eliminate unwanted solicitations: [Eliminating Windows Messenger Service by Jim Coates] - [Microsoft Messenger Service: Spam and More] - [Windows Messenger is new spam vector]

selectedPeter's schedule for appearing as a guest on Larry Meiller's show can seen by clicking here.

You can listen to Peter on WPR (Wisconsin Public Radio) - 970AM WHA Radio in Madison, WI monthly! It is broadcast live over the WPR radio network from the 7th floor of Vilas Hall, and is "Web casted" live via Real Audio - you'll need the "Real Audio player". The show is 90 minutes in length and covers the latest in PC computer technology , the Internet and the World Wide Web; show is a question & answer format. I have supported Wisconsin Public Radio for nearly 18 years with a monthly radio show on computer technology. The show is produced by Jim Packard and hosted by Larry Meiller.


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