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Digital Cameras

Digital Camera Reviews

Digital Trends

Digital Product Review

Imaging Resource

What Digital Camera

PC Photo Review

Photography Review

Steve's Digicams

DC Views

Digital Movie Cameras

 Camcorders Reviewed

 Simply DVD



Bloomberg Lists Stocks that are moving that day and Why

SEC Filings SEC site with SEC filings

SEC - Researching Public Companies Through EDGAR: A Guide for Investors  Lists Stock Quotes (and Funds) and Top Current Stocks with their Prices and P/E

Mortgage Loan Calculator - features over 100 different financial calculators

Google Finance - real-time stock quotes & charts, financial news, currency conversions, or track your portfolio

Mint - Financial planning, help with making and keeping a budget.

CNN Money - News & advice and more


Geni lets you create a family tree through our fun simple interface. You can expand your tree by adding relatives' email addresses. Your tree will continue to grow as relatives invite other relatives. Each family member has a profile which can be viewed by clicking their name in the tree. Family members can also share photos and work together to build profiles for common ancestors. Geni is private. Only the people in your family tree can see your tree and your profile. gives you 14 free days to search through their records which is extensive. You can view U.S. Census from 1790 on to 1930. They also have the UK Census Collection from 1841 to 1901, including original images of the census documents. Also there is Birth, Marriage & Death Records, and U.S. Immigration Collection. Download helpful forms such as: Ancestral Chart, Research Calendar, Correspondence Record, Family Group Sheet.

Family Tree Maker Software and References By Broderbund. Has Tutorial on where to start genealogy search.

Washington University genealogical links to other sites, genealogy records, and associations.

Cyndi List has genealogical links (more than 180,000). The site is comprehensive, well-organized and updated frequently

RootsWeb provides guides to genealogical research, mailing lists, links to genealogy sites and a searchable surname registry of more than a million names.

USGENWEB Project is designed to "provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States." This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.

Ancestry Names - How To Construct A Family Tree - Check their family database

CAGenWeb Project provides a single entry point for all counties and towns within the state of California where collected data will be stored.

Internet help                                                                                                                                                                                                 Return to Top

Domain Names Find if a Domain Name is taken- Internic site

Lavasoft software that will help get rid of spyware - to download it will take you to

The Trail You Leave On The Internet - What happens when you go to a Website

Scams - Don't forward that email without checking to see if its real



Truth or Fiction

Internet Fraud - article by Security Exchange Commission

FBI Internet Fraud

The Thought Co

Federal Consumer Information

 Federal Citizen Information Center

Hoax- Slayer

Crimes-of-persuasion How con artist are trying to get you

Media                                               Computer news

 Australia PC Mag

 CNet News

Computer Music

 Computing (UK)

Computer Users


 Computer World

Digital Video Editing

 E-Commerce News


 Extreme Tech


 Information Week

 Internet News

 Computer Shopper

 Laptop Mag

 Maximum PC

 PC World Today

 PC Gamer

 PC Advisor (UK)

 PC Magazine

 Technology Review

  The Register - UK



 Newspaper and Radio


Detroit Free Press

Los Angeles Times

Washington Post

NY Times

OC Register


Daily Pilot

USA Today

Jerusalem Post

The Times of India

Japan Times

The Mirror (UK)

International Hearld

Law - Legal headlines

National Public Radio

Senior Reporter

KNX - LA radio

KKBM - Chicago

KRLD - Dallas

Multiple listings                                                                                                                                                                                             Return to Top

Newseum - List the front page of over 400 newspapers from all over the world. You can sort by region or map view

The Paperboy - Shows the front page of some newspapers (usually 3) and NY Times headlines. Has a listing of over 200 newspapers from all over the world.

Newslink - List newspapers from the United States separated by states

Canadian Newspapers - Hundreds of Canadian newspapers listed and available to read.

Places of Help -  Computer

It Still Works

Microsoft TechNet - Networking

Pitstop – will test your computer - drivers for printers CD-ROM, etc.

PC Mechanic - reviews and support forums

Windows 10 - Windows Central,  Microsoft, TenForums

Windows 98 Maintain your computer

Windows XP

Tom’s Hardware - Reviews and news

System Optimization - PC Hardware

PC Guide - reference information

Website tips- website help tips

 Other places of help                                                                                                                                                                                      Return to Top

Car Talk

Windows Training Portal - Learn Windows 7

Federal Consumer Information Center

How Stuff Work-   explains things, with video and illustrations so you can learn how everything works.


Article on Where to Find Free Adult Education Courses Online

US Gov Department of Education

Project Gutenberg - Online Book Catalog library of 18,000 free e-books


Information Please


Educational Games - from Steve Bass of PC World - Shareware

The Jig Saw Puzzles Thousands of free jigsaw puzzles, and a new puzzle of the Day.

Curious World  designed to prepare kids for kindergarten.

Exploring Weather – helps explain what affects weather to a limited extent.
The School Run - Solar System

Sesame Street kids can learn about everything

Discovery Kids
Animated Coloring - Download pictures for kids to color

Psychology Today - Top Ten Favorite Tips to Improve Children’s Memory

Music Teachers Helper - The musical way to read music

Lunmosity - On-line memory games

 Free Phonics Worksheets

Best phonics, literacy and spelling apps for kids

PBS Kids videos and game from the kids favorite shows

National Geographic Kids can watch videos, play games, and learn about animals

Funbrain Kids in preschool through Grade 8 help developing math, reading and literacy skills

Radio Shows (computer)                                                                                                                                                                              Return to Top

Leo Laporte in Los Angeles Saturday 11am-2pm Sunday 2pm - 5pm  KFI on the Internet   /  Check out others on his website

Kim Komando -  Saturdays 7 am - 10 am Pacific Time. Not streamed over the Internet you will have to go to the website and look for a radio station near you. Their web site also list good tips.

Lets Talk Computers - Saturday mornings at 8:00. Produced in Nashville. At present, it is broadcast via radio in 7 states: Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Texas and New Mexico and the Internet using either Microsoft's Windows Media Player or RealAudio.

Dave Graveline : The Consumer Electronics and Technology Show check out the podcasts available at the website.

The PC Radio Show every Wednesday night from 9:00PM to 10:00PM EST on WBAI-FM 99.5 in New York City. It is also streamed over the Internet. Bringing you computer industry news, hardware and software reviews, guest interviews and news of User Group meetings.

Search engines



Bing (Microsoft)

Dog Pile




IX Quick





Shopping                                                                                                                                                                                                      Return to Top

Google - Go to Google click on shopping at the top - will list price, and you can also compare rating of the sellers.

PriceGrabber - look here to compare prices and rating of the sellers, or sell your own items

GottaDeal - Hot Deals and coupons.

ShopLocal is a fast way to find the best deals at stores near you.

Steve Bass likes to go to these sites to help compare prices: providing consumers comprehensive, unbiased, and relevant product reviews and information on millions of products, and the ability to shop for those products from brand name retailers from across the web.

Sunday saver - What's on Sale at the Retail Stores this Week?  Check it out right here. Best Buy, Office Depot, Sears, Staples, Target, WalMart. Select by state or local retailers.

Shopzilla - Home and garden, electronics, computers, toys, jewelry, toys and more. - Many different merchants. You are able to shop by categories or put in for search

Coupon and deal codes Jump on Deals list by store then gives product names and expiration date. Current Codes find the codes by merchant, alphabetically, or by category. Coupon Cabin sorted by store or category, also listed by printed only or most used. They even have coupons for stores in retail malls.
Groupon -  people hop on the deal of the day for great discounts, because of volume buys.

Ultimate Resource Guide for Couponing put in your zip code to find restaurants in your area. Purchase certificates for meals at a reduced cost. Be sure to read the minimum purchase amounts needed at the restaurants before buying.

Overstock - Reported to be overstocked items sold for less / Set Your Table - directory of antiques dealers, matching services who specialize in discontinued and hard-to-find patterns of tableware.

Auction sites: ebay biggest /  Police Auction seized items up for bid / ubid just that /

Software                                                                                                                                                                                                     Return to Top

Freeware Home - Tested Freeware software

Microsoft Windows Downloads - from Cnet

Major Geeks- Shareware and Freeware




Security Programs


McAffee VirusScan 

PC Tools

Trend Micro or for free scan

Avira (has a free version)

F-Prot Antivirus

Norton Antivirus


avast! (has a free version)

AVG AntiVirus (has a free version)

 Bullguard   Bitdefender F-Secure

Panda AntiVirus Software (your choice)

Anti-Spyware - Free Adaware,  Spy BotThreathTrackSecurityMalwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, Webroot
Forums - Spyware Guide, Spyware Warrior, 2-Spyware, Benjamin Edelman
Comparisons of Anti-Virus software -

Firewalls    ZoneAlarm  

Travel                                                                                                                                                                                                             Return to Top



 Orbitz  Travelocity Hotwire  Priceline

Travel Zoo


 Hotel Planner - Group rates





Travel ideas


Home Land Security - will list the average wait time to clear security checkpoints

See America - Explore destinations by region or state. Plan your trip with helpful information on weather, local transportation and accommodations. You can search for guidelines within numerous categories.

Roadside America - lists strange attractions. They range from the world’s largest cow to birds that re-enact Bible stories. You’ll see things you never thought possible. Search by state to find a list of attractions.

Know your travel rights - It helps to know your rights before you set off around the world. My Travel Rights has just the information you need. You can browse articles by category – the major modes of transportation are included.

FlyerTalk - Focuses primarily on air travel. Read the user reviews. Or use the chart to compare airlines. There are forums offering advice and news.        

Fly or Drive Calculator will help you calculate how much it will cost you to drive compared to flying. It will ask you if there are baggage fees, amount of time you will drive each day, how much spent on meals and hotels, and at the end present the amount of time spent for each, and cost.

Hotels by City - An online travel company focused primarily on hotels. They custom write all of the city guides, they  have over 500 travel guides located here, and more than 1000 images of cities worldwide - Good prices also.

Flight Arrivals Lets you check real-time flight arrivals and departures. But more importantly, you can verify delays,schedule changes and airport status. Search by airline, airport or city. As a bonus, the weather at 71 major airports is also included.

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Miscellaneous                                                                                                                                                                                         Return to Top

25 Best Things to Do in Southern California

Clip Art - A listing of web sites that have free clip art

Computer Fraud - Tips on what to look for

Compu-Kiss - Go here for reviews and tips on computer-related information which includes tutorials, lifestyle articles, and instructional videos. There is a message board where you can get accurate answers to all their computer-related questions or share their knowledge with others.

Free TV Tickets - Television Tickets - Order Here

Medical Websites - Here is a list of suggested sites to get health news and information

The Best Free People Search Sites on the Web

Reverse Telephone Lookup Enter a phone number and it will tell you the Person and address (if listed)

Scanning Information Detailed information on how to scan photos, etc.

Steve Gibson's site for information on Internet Security

Whitepages Search for a Person or Business telephone and address

Free Wi-Fi look up - WifFreeSpot

Wi-Fi - Home network guide Livewire   CNET   Network setup from PC Mag  - How to Set Up and Optimize Your Wireless Router

Zip Code look up at United States Postal Service

Contact Information

Electronic mail
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