Here are four ways your inbox is changing, with some of the services that are making it better:
For the not-so-power-users like me, it doesn’t make sense to pay hundreds of dollars for programs that are overkill for my needs. Luckily, I’ve found a host of free (or ridiculously inexpensive) programs that are just right for my needs. Here’s a list of my favorites:
Netbooks (also called subnotebooks or mini-laptops) are a growing trend in highly portable and inexpensive computers. They make excellent secondary computers for those who travel but need to stay connected or as system for those just starting out and needing to learn. Performance between them is very similar because they share many of the same base features. Because of this, I look at how certain netbooks are best suited to certain tasks or features that consumers might be looking for. Here are my various selections for the best current netbooks for the various tasks or features.
Back in December 2005 I wrote a post about what I, at the time, thought was the perfect mouse to pair with a notebook computer. Yesterday, a little of a year and four months later, it was time to replace that mouse. So I was thinking that it was time to update my list of perferred tools for the road warrior (i.e. someone who lugs a laptop around to eek out a living). I won't get into the perfect laptop as that would be a huge post. I will just talk about a couple of things that I find I can't live without.
Over the past few years I've used a blend of online and offline sources and services to enjoy my business and personal travel, and not be as hassled. What's more, in many cases I've learned to be more like a local when in a new or different place and honestly feel at home these days in Madrid, Lisbon, Paris, London, Montpellier (France) and New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago, as I do in my own back yard of Del Mar, CA or my birthplace, Philadelphia, PA.
So here are some tips to make it more of a breeze and give you more time to enjoy where you are each day (and night):