How to increase the productivity of your Firefox browser using Firefox Extensions

Listen to this podcast  Roc Talk Click here to interact at the VANA Forum with Brent Reilly Brent Reilly of PC Computer Help teaches us how to increase the productivity of your Firefox browser using Firefox Extensions. Here are a few of Brent’s favorite extensions: 1. Foxmarks Bookmark Synchronizer If you use Firefox on more than one computer, you’ll want Foxmarks. Install Foxmarks on each computer, and it will work silently in the background to keep your bookmarks synchronized. 2. FoxyTunes Do you listen to Music while surfing the Web? FoxyTunes lets you control almost any media player and find lyrics, covers, videos, bios and much more with a click right from your browser. 3. Adblock Plus Ever been annoyed by all those ads and banners on the internet that often take longer to download than everything else on the page? Install Adblock Plus now and get rid of them 4. Sage Sage is a lightweight RSS and Atom feed aggregator extension for Mozilla Firefox. It’s got a lot of what you need and not much of what you don’t. 5. Search Engines a few popular search sites in the Search Bar in the upper-right corner of Firefox. If you’d like to add more, there are hundreds to choose from. Click on a Search Engine to add it to your Firefox Search Bar 6. Firefox Showcase Showcase provides a new way to manage your Firefox tabs and windows by showing them as thumbnails in a single window, tab or sidebar. Includes a find bar that will filter the thumbnails, and the capability to select the thumbnails in the same...

Regular Computer Maintenance Tips

Click here  to listen to this May 9th netcast Roc Talk Click here to interact at the VANA Forum with Brent Reilly Brent Reilly of PC Computer Help who teaches us what we need to know about regular computer maintenance. Clean your computer fans Brent’s 3 differnet Spyware software he uses – All Free (Update Weekly) Spywarblaster Spybot Search & Destroy Ad Aware Scandisk once a week. Defrag once a week ( I do mine constanly with a program called Diskeeper Pro ) Remove Temp files weekly Remove your Browser Cache and other goodies: IE , Firefox (There is a setting in Firefox 2.0 that lets you clear it when you close the browser), Safari For a good Virus Scanner try...

The Importance of Backing up and Storage Options.

Click to listen to this April 25th netcast Roc Talk Click here to interact at the VANA Forum with Brent Reilly Brent Reilly of PC Computer Help who gives us a better understanding about the importance of backing up and storage options. Backup Software – Sync Back Free Great Backup Software ($) – Sync Back SE , Genie-soft, Acronis Put files on your Gmail account – Gmail Shell Extension Get 5GB of online storage for free – X Drive Logmein online storage – $3.95 month Network Storage 1 gig Thumb Drives – I love these drives. They are fast and inexpensive (and they come in red…to match my Ferrari Software to take with you on your USB drive, and it is free – Portable Apps Click to view Brent’s Cubase – WOOHOO! Web Whys? Click here to interact at the VANA Forum with Karri and Tawnya Karri Flatla and Tawnya Sutherland talk about WHY writing articles can benefit your VA business. Some article submission websites: EzineArticles.com 200+ Article Submission Sites Another Free Article Submission List VANA’s Virtual Assistant Article Directory – Over 200+ articles containing the phrase virtual assistance or Virtual Assistant. Bonnie Jo Davis, Article Submission Expert – VANA Premier Partner offering 50% discount on "Write Your Way to Profit Marketing With ARticles Made Simple" for VANA Members...

Pros and Cons of Upgrading to VISTA

Roc Talk Click to listen to this April 18th netcast Interact at the VANA Forum on this topic of discussion Introducing Brent Reilly of  PC Computer Help who gives us a briefing on the pros and cons of upgrading to VISTA. Brent Reilly: An audio enthusiast since the age of 8. Brent has a degree in Audio Engineering and owns Roc ‘N’ Red Productions and PC Computer Help. He has worked in some of the greatest Los Angeles Recording Studios and has a few Gold/Platinum records to his name. He has worked with Manhattan Transfer, Alice in Chains, Hanson, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, and L.A. Guns just to name a few. He was a voting member of the RIAA & the Grammy’s. He has his own production company and does audio recording & mixing back in San Diego (in his own studio) doing voice-overs, podcast recordings, and UCSD Cheerleading music. Just to prove Brent is an expert…if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, it does not make a sound. Reasons to upgrade to Windows Vista – Testimonial #1 Testimonial #2 Testimonial #3 Reasons not to upgrade Windows Vista – Testimonial #1 Testimonial #2 Testimonial #3 Vista Pricing Dual Boot Windows XP & Vista QuickBooks compatibility with Vista Hardware requirements for Windows Vista New User Interface Vista shadow copy Audio Comparison of Telephone vs. Microphone? Listen to Brent’s...