Suu Kyi walks on with ‘star-struck’ Bono

Aung San Suu Kyi and Bono joined forces Monday as the Myanmar democracy activist’s European tour moved from the home of the Nobel Peace Prize to the land of U2.

Irish singer and activist Bono, right, looks on as Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, speaks during a news conference after attending a conference of the Oslo Forum at the Losby Gods

The pair spent more than an hour answering questions at an Oslo conference of peace mediators at the end of Suu Kyi’s four-day visit to Norway. Then they jetted together to the Irish capital, Dublin, for an evening concert in her honor. Continue reading

Top 10 unknown Google tricks

Below is a list of our top ten Google tricks many people who use Google don’t know about.

Definitions

Pull up the definition of the word by typing define followed by the word you want the definition for. For example, typing: define bravura would display the definition of that word.

Local search

Visit Google Local enter the area you want to search and the keyword of the place you want to find. For example, typing: restaurant at the above link would display local restaurants. Continue reading

Desktop buying tips

Introduction

Purchasing a home or business computer can be a big and sometimes costly decision. Below is a listing of helpful suggestions on what to look for and what to ask when purchasing a new computer.

New vs. refurbished or used

If you’re looking to save money buying a used or refurbished computer can save you a lot of money. A refurbished computer is a computer that has been returned to the company has been checked out as good but cannot be sold again as new. All major computer manufacturers will have a refurbished section showing all their available refurbished products. Buying one of these computers instead of a new computer can save you hundreds of dollars. Continue reading

10 Unique Traits Top Bloggers Share

Top bloggers often stumble into their online success, but when you look at the traits that popular bloggers have in common, you’ll realize that good fortune only played a small part in their stories. Top bloggers actually share a number of unique traits that give them the attitude, drive, passion, and thick-skin needed to succeed in the online world.

Ten of these common traits are described below. Take a look through them to see if you have what it takes to be a top blogger. Remember, these traits are common among many top bloggers, but there are exceptions to every rule. Many people succeed with or without these traits. Furthermore, if you don’t think these traits describe you right now, you can work toward adding them to your personality, work ethic, and daily life, which might boost your chance at blogging success.

1. A Passion for a Topic

Top bloggers love what they blog about. Considering that top bloggers spend hours each day writing about their topics, communicating with other people about their topics, and thinking about their topics, they better love those topics! Make sure you choose a blog topic that you love, or it will be challenging to become a top blogger.

2. A Willingness to Voice Opinions Online

Top bloggers aren’t afraid to say what they think. Typically, they’re either experts in the topics they blog about or they have personal experience with their blog topics. Therefore, they have strong opinions and they’re not too shy to publish those opinions online for the world to see. They’re also not afraid to defend those opinions when they’re called into question. Continue reading

Kate Winslet, Kenneth Branagh get royal honors

Kate Winslet has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II for her titanic contribution to the arts.

British actress Kate Winslet

The actress, who won a best actress Academy Award in 2009 for “The Reader” and made her breakthrough as the feisty Rose in 1997 blockbuster “Titanic,” has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in the queen’s Birthday Honors List, published Saturday.

Winslet said the honor made her “very proud to be a Brit.” Continue reading

Top 10 Internet tips and tricks

You don’t need the http:// portion of a web page

When typing an Internet address you do not need to type http:// or even www. in the address. For example, if you wanted to visit Computer Hope you could just type computerhope.com and press enter. To make things even quicker, if you’re visiting a .com address you can type computerhope and then press Ctrl + Enter to type out the full http://www.computerhope.com address.

Quickly move between the fields of a web page

If you’re filling out an online form, e-mail, or other text field you can quickly move between each of the fields by pressing the Tab key or Shift + Tab to move back a field. For example, if you’re filling out your name and the next field is your e-mail address you can press the Tab key to switch to the e-mail field.

Tip: This tip also applies to the buttons, if you press tab and the web developer has designed correctly the button should be selected and will allow you to press the space bar or enter to push the button.

Tip: If you have a drop-down box that lists every country or every state you can click that box and then press the letter of the state or country you’re looking for. For example, is a drop-down box of States in the United States you could press u on the keyboard to quickly scroll to Utah. Continue reading

Display multiple clocks in Windows

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 support the ability to have multiple clocks with different time zones, as shown in the below example, which shows the local time, Eastern Time, and time in India. To add more than one clock, click the Change date and time settings… and then in the Date and Time window, as shown below click the Additional Clocks tab. In the Additional Clocks tab, check the first Show this clock box, then select the time zone for the second clock, and the name of the clock. If you want more than two clocks repeat the same steps for the third clock. Once all clocks have been enabled click OK and now when hovering over the time and date in the Taskbar or clicking on the time you should see all new time zones. Continue reading