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How to tether your Blackberry to your laptop

I got this question from Penny and thought I would share it:
"I have a Verizon Blackberry Bold 3G Smartphone. I would like to know if I will be able to connect my lap top computer to my phone internet instead of paying for a modum via cable company for when I travel."Penny, first of all, you will need to contact Verizon and tell them that you want to tether your laptop to your phone. They will (unfortunately) charge you $15 extra for that feature, but it's a lot cheaper than buying an aircard. They should provide you with a user name and password which you will need later.

Once you have the feature enabled, you will need to connect your phone to your laptop. There are two ways of doing this. First is to connect using the USB cable that came with your phone (if you don't have one, they are available quick readily, or let us know). The other option is to use Bluetooth which is a wireless connection between your computer and your phone. To use this feature you need a B…

Where is Picasa putting my photos?

Here's a question that I got from Roger which is a common question from Picasa users:
"Help - I do not know what has happened to my pictures. I used to stick in my SD card from my camera, to the computer and dowload them to My Pictures and now it seems to that every time I put the card into the computer and it puts them into the Pisca file intstead of my pictures and I have to transfer them to my pictures. Any idea what has happened?"Roger, the first thing to remember is that you cannot 'put your pictures into Picasa'. Think of Picasa as a tool to allow you to see and manage the photos on your computer. If you have Picasa installed, when you load an SD card or your camera, Windows detects that event and then depending on it is configured, will load the right program to transfer the files. To find out how Windows 7 is configured, open the 'Control Panel', go into 'Hardware and Sound' and then select Autoplay (the second item down). Here you will see…