eLink˜ Newsletter EarthLink®
Issue #183 | December, 2013

IN FOCUS
Holiday Planning Made Simple
Check out my.EarthLink.net

The experts will tell you that the best savings come to those who do their research. Well, we've made it easy for you to plan this holiday season. You'll be saving time, gas and your peace of mind when you use your own personal My EarthLink Start Page® to do the heavy lifting for you. We've got you covered:

Amazon Gift Guide: Don't know where to start with that long gift list? Amazon is the granddaddy of online shopping and you'll find amazing gift recommendations. Just look for the Amazon Gift Guide under the Channel section.

Travel: Ready to ditch the heavy coats and soak up some holiday fun in the sun? Start by clicking the Travel tab above the search box, or use the handy Travel widget to book your trip. Expedia will have you dreaming of palm trees in no time.

Shopping Search: Simply click the Shopping tab above the search box at the top of the page and type in what you're shopping for. You'll get great comparison shopping results showing you the lowest prices from multiple stores.

Deal of the Day: Check this section, powered by Groupon, every day to find unbelievable deals for yourself or to buy as gifts. (If you don't see this section, go to the Add a Feature box and add it to your Start Page.)

Shopping Channel: Want to browse through top deals in popular categories? Click the Shopping link in the left-side Channels section to start your comparison shopping.

Coupons Channel: Who doesn't like to get a great deal, especially during the holidays? Check out this Channel and see how much you can save this season!

My eBay: Find great deals on new or used items. Make a bid or buy directly. Bid, watch, and monitor from your Start Page. (If you don't see this section, go to the Add a Feature box and add it to your Start Page.)

Bookstore: Holiday book shopping via Amazon couldn't be easier. (If you don't see this section, go to the Add a Feature box and add it to your Start Page.)

Start your holiday planning now at myEarthLink.net!

TECH TIP
EarthLink 4G Internet On-the-Go
New mobile, wireless Internet service

Want to stay more connected when you're out and about? Try our new 4G Internet On-the-Go service. It's an affordable way to get convenient, high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access for up to 8 laptops, tablets and smartphones across the U.S. Take it with you on family vacations, business trips—you name it. It goes where you go. For a limited time you can get 50% off after rebate on a mobile hotspot.
Learn more about 4G Internet

DOWNLOAD
Similar Image Finder
Free software—Windows
Ever been frustrated looking for an image on your PC that you just know you have—if only you could remember what you named it? This free software searches your PC for similar images, including near-duplicates. View side-by-side so that you can edit your image library. Similar Image Finder is freeware for Windows XP to 8.
Learn more & download for Windows!


System Lens for Mac
Free system monitoring tool—Mac
When your computer is running sluggishly, the first thing you want to find out is what applications are running. System Lens not only keeps track of what's currently running, it also has the ability to shut down those problem apps that are resource gluttons, freeing you up to do more. Faster.
Learn more & download for Mac!
WEB WATCH
Instructables
The ultimate DIY craft-sharing site
Ever wondered how to make your own Play-Doh? Or how to convert mason jars into sippy cups? And for the grownups, did you know that you can make a device that goes into your mailbox (the real one outside your house) and alerts you when you've got mail? Chances are Instructables has the DIY information you need.
Create/Build/Share...


Quora
Got a question?
If your mission was to grow and share the world's knowledge, you would have your work cut out for you. Quora tackles this challenge by offering an easily searchable forum. Want to know where you'll find the most difficult hole of golf in the world? (Answer: The Extreme 19th hole at the Legend Golf and Safari Resort in South Africa is likely the hardest hole in the world).
Get an answer...

Yummly
What's cooking?
Are you a vegan looking for cooking inspiration? Maybe you're not a fan of cilantro and want to find recipes that exclude it? Or perhaps you're just looking for a great firehouse chili recipe to warm up the cold winter evenings. Yummly has recipes for practically any dish you're in the mood for. And it will even offer suggested recipes, along with letting you set your preferences so that you can zero in on the ingredients you love while avoiding the ones you don't.
See what's on the menu tonight...

moddea
A visual catalog of everyday objects
What do iPad Mini cases and Midsonik transparent desk speakers have in common? Besides that fact that they look great together, they're two of the many objects showcased in moddea.com – a visual compendium of objects we often use every day.
Get inspired...


Khan Academy
An award-winning education site for all ages
No matter how young or old you are, you can always learn something new. Khan Academy is a free learning site designed to let you and your kids explore thousands of topics. Test-as-you-go, and the skills learned will be reinforced. Earn badges (and bragging rights).
Pick a topic and get started...

WEIRD WEB
The Instant Noooooooooo Button
Darth Vader couldn't have said it better. At the end of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, he lets out a mighty "Noooooooooo!" The next time you are having one of those days (and we've all had them, even Darth), simply push the Nooooooooo button. Repeat as necessary. You'll feel better.
Push the Noooooooooo button...

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