Capturing Web Pages

Screen capturing web pages has always been really difficult. If you use Google Chrome web browser, there is a great little extension called Screen Capture (by Google) that enables you to capture the entire page.

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Open multiple tabs as a browser default home pages

When I open my browser, the first thing to do after the home page loads is, to create new tabs to open a standard set of web sites. These sites could be the company’s website, a personal website, web email client, a couple of standard blogs that I read, and a few others. How nice would it be if once a browser is open, multiple tabs are automatically initiated to the different sites? No more typing or clicking on bookmarks.

Yeah, it would be nice, right!

Well, this is easily accomplished with Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Apple Safari is a little more complex, but it is doable. The instructions below give how to set up these browsers for Microsoft Windows 7 and Apple’s Mac OS X.

View how you can set up your favorite web browser to load multiple web sites. Have Fun!!! Let me know if you have any problems.

Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 8 (IE8)

Lookout – Protecting Android!

Own an Android? Androids do need protection from malicious applications just like a desktop/laptop PC. Lookout is a smartphone application that offers a free and for-a-fee service that is found in the Android Market. Since late October, I have had Lookout free version installed and running on my Droid. I have not encountered any security warnings, but the peace-of-mind Lookout has provided when a new application or an update to an existing application has downloaded,  provides a certain level of tranquility. Lookout’s security service is augmented with their backup and missing device service. Each service does have certain features that are only available with the fee-based version of Lookout Premium.

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SAP Jazzes PowerPoint With Twitter

SAP is on the forefront of business use applications and their new Web 2.0 products are the most fun yet. Every conference or event today has a Twitter #hashtag defined for participants to track and trend conversations, so why not use it to create an interactive presentation? The problem. No tools, that is until SAP’s Timo Elliott has created four new products to make your presentation more compelling.

SAP PowerPoint Twitter Tools can be downloaded for free, along with a detailed instructions page, and the most crucial information of  “best practices” to provide a how-to integrate these tools as part of your presentation.

PowerPoint Twitter Ticker – Create a ticker bar at the bottom of your PowerPoint displaying the latest 10 tweets from a defined search string. The search string can be event, presentation, or topic driven which makes interesting real-time results to validate the presentation.

PowerPoint Twitter Feedback – Create a PowerPoint page with this tool and replace the typical Question and Answer part of your presentation by having the participants tweet their feedback or questions.SAP-PowerPoint-Twitter-Feedback

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Sarasota Real Estate Luxury Company and DocStoc PDF Viewer

When looking at your opportunities to sell or buy luxury real estate in Sarasota, Michael Saunders and Company is the choice. The company possess the best luxury affiliations throughout the United States and the world.

The link is a brochure outlining the best luxury real estate affiliations the company has aligned to market your property.

This is a test post utilizing Docstoc.com file and document sharing tool. The demo is to see if we can provide a visual of PDF files to consumers prior to downloading them.  Docstoc’s new tool, DocShots, automatically uploads your PDF to your Docstoc folders as you post in your blog. Then on the consumer side, it provides a great interface to view, print, and/or download the documents.

The user benefit is an interactive method to view the document for relevance before they download the document to their computer. Another benefit is DocShosts can handle MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, as well as, Adobe PDF files. Docstocs does streamline the process of document management and web delivery for your blog in minutes. If you distribute file documents within your blog or web site, I recommend this tool.

Try it and let us know your thoughts as well.

UPDATE 7/28/09 -DG:

I have found a small problem with the Print button in DocShots, it doesn’t print. DocShots appears to be downloading the file and staging it into the  print queue. Once completed, the print queue notifies you that it sent the job to the printer, but nothing prints. I did submit an incident report to Docstoc and just received confirmation there is a problem. DocShots is still a nice application for visually displaying PDF files on your blog and hopefully the printing function will be resolved soon. I decided not to use it for my production web sites until this issue is resolved. It was ‘the’ functionality I needed for my consumers.

UPDATE 10/15/09 – DG:

I have not received any follow-up communication from Docstoc regarding the printing issue with DocShots. The printing function still does not function properly, but I have receive great feedback on how consumers are able to view PDF files before they download them.

Creating Movies From Pictures With Picasa 3

I was bored tonight and decided to look at some photography that I shot back in February. My brother and his wife were visiting us from New Jersey. We decided to spend the day in St. Petersburg at the Dali Museum and go for a walk downtown by the St. Peter Pier. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to take pictures inside the Dali, but I was able to get the bench outside of the museum.

I wanted to see how Picasa would perform in creating a movie from still images. I was pleasantly surprised on how easy it was and the quality of the final product. Google did a nice job to make the whole process simple. If you are interested, drop a comment and I will get back to you.

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