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Real Estate CyberTips

Written by on Sunday, 12 February 2012 6:00 pm

TRICK #1 - Turn Your Photos Into Paintings.

How would you like to turn your spectacular photograph into a masterpiece? These people make it happen with an online service that allows you to create paintings from scratch using its brushes, paints and other tools. The main attraction, however is the way it helps you make photos look like the work of masters by turning them into 'paintings'.

You simply upload a photograph and select from a variety of brushes named after famous artists like Van Gogh and Monet. The brush you select transforms your photo into a masterpiece displaying that artist's inspiration.

You can play and have fun with this gadget without cost, but if you fall in love with your creations you'll need to subscribe to their service at a modest monthly cost for additional features, such as the ability to save your handiwork.

Careful though-once you're in you'll be hooked.

TRICK #2 - You Got Symptoms? They Got Answers.

The folks at the Mayo Clinic are internationally respected for their patient care and now they are bringing this expertise to the web. Among the valuable resources they provide is a robust symptom checker which allows you to get a heads up on any pain, upset or abnormal feeling you are experiencing.

What's causing your wrist pain? Why does your throat hurt? And what should you do about it? This guide will help you discover the most common causes of most common symptoms. Just click on a symptom, foot pain, for example. Then expand your inquiry based on specific factors. Shazam - the symptom checker lists the possible conditions that could be causing the symptoms and discuses suggested remedies.

Nice folks at the Mayo - respected too.

GREAT PLACE #1 - Get Good Stuff Free.

There is such a thing as a free lunch. This network has grown dramatically because of this truth. Their network is made up of over five thousand local groups with close to nine million members around the world. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers.

It's easy to get and give free stuff. Just go to the group in your area and join, scan all the things being offered or request something specific that you are looking for. Rest assured that you will find stuff in even the most remote areas. For example Fairbanks, Alaska has 3258 members and even Reykjavik, Iceland has 126 members.

These nice folks not only keep the landfills from getting overflowed -they are kind too -- there is no charge for this neat service.

GREAT PLACE #2 - Look Smart With Support.

Here's a way to look smart the next time you're on a support call and the kid starts to ask you questions about your system.

Instead of stammering and stuttering just use this great trick and with one click all of the information you need is right on your screen - plain and simple. You'll have information on your Operating System, your screen resolution, your browser, your IP address, your color depth, flash version, cookies etc.

And what makes this trick neat is that you can simply enter the kid's e-mail address and he'll have the info on his screen in less than 30 seconds.

Neat free trick - big time saver that makes you look smart.

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