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Honoring An Extraordinary Man
EarthLink's beloved president and CEO Garry Betty passed away on January 2nd after complications from cancer.

A trusted, steadfast leader with warm Southern charm, Garry took the helm at EarthLink way back in 1996. He led the company to become one of the nation's top Internet service providers by focusing on our customers. Always looking to the future, Garry recently began transforming EarthLink into a full-service communications company. We miss Garry greatly and hope to honor his vision for the company in the years to come.

Learn how you can join the fight against cancer by visiting the Garry Betty Foundation.



The Bidding Game
The Ups and Downs of Online Auctions
by Chan Park
In the past few years, online auctions have exploded in popularity. There are now hundreds of auction sites on the Internet competing for your attention. Find out how you can protect yourself and bid safely on the things you want most. Read the full article...


Keeping Kids Safe on the Web
By John Nolt
Kids these days seem to have the Internet coursing through their veins. But they're still children and they don't always know what's good for them. In this week's Tech Tip, learn how your computer can help you protect your kids from inappropriate content while they surf the Web.

Read the full article...

Technical Help from EarthLink
  • Free EarthLink software: Our latest TotalAccess® 2005 software helps you avoid connection problems and helps block online threats like viruses, spyware, and scams. Download today!
  • Need help right now? Try trading real-time messages with EarthLink Tech Support.



Microsoft Power Toys—Windows
Tweak your Windows
This is a whole package of tools for tweaking and gaining greater control over all kinds of Windows components. The Color Control Panel Applet helps you get highly accurate color settings on your digital photos; ClearType Tuner helps you better read text on your screen; Alt-Tab Replacement lets you see page previews while running multiple windows on your desktop—these are just a few of the Power Toys in the box.
Learn more and download today!


Game: Brain Busters—MAC OSX
Go to the head of the class
Where does your brain belong—Ivy League University, or elementary school? Edmund the tutor will guide you through 8 challenging games of varying difficulty to test your logic, mathematical and linguistic skills. So, put down the game console and pick up the books!
Learn more and download today!



If I Dig Very Deep...
China or bust!
Were you one of those kids who tried to dig through the center of the earth, out to the other side? With this Google Earth mash-up, you won't need a shovel. Just pick a spot on the world map, select "Dig here," and it shows where you'd "arrive" on the opposite side of the world.
Pack your bags...


 



Valentine's Day
Ix-nay the chocolates!
Working like a dog to find the perfect Valentine's gift? The hot new unisex DOGS WHO CARE dog tags are the "gotta have" jewelry for this Valentine's Day. Plus, 100% of the proceeds goes to help pets in need across the country. At $14.99, the heart shaped paw print dog tags look awesome, with cash left over for chocolates. So, score some big points on Valentine's Day with the gift that looks great and gives back.
Dogs who care


10X10
An online time capsule—every hour
Part news portal and part interactive artwork, 10X10 collects the 100 most prevalent images and words appearing in online news outlets every hour—then arranges them into a vibrant collage, inviting both a user's involvement and contemplation.
The history of 10 a.m. today

Expert Village
Show and tell for grownups
Teach your old dog a new trick, or teach yourself to mix the perfect Cosmopolitan; choreograph a sword fight; play guitar; belly dance; and nearly anything else—all by watching fun videos from an online community of experts.
Watch and learn!

Cooking By Numbers
Bachelor living made easier...
So, mom's not around to make your favorite mac n' cheese? Cooking by Numbers provides an easy checklist solution—just select what items you have in your cupboards and refrigerator (inspect for mold first); then click "Find Recipes."
I've fallen and can't microwave

I Do Dog Tricks
No chew toy needed
Why bother with vet bills when a virtual Yorkshire terrier is waiting to do tricks for you! No kiddy animation here—this is a real dog (so to speak) who begs, rolls over, jumps, and barks on your command!
Good dog!