Last week we mentioned a program from that lets you add voice messages to your email. One of our readers had trouble with the program, so we thought we’d point out that you can also do this in Windows without installing anything.image

Here’s how. First attach a microphone to your computer if it doesn’t have one. Click “start” then “programs,” then “accessories.” Click “Sound Recorder.”  Click “start recording.” Say your piece and Windows will prompt you to save it. Attach that recording to your email. Viola! You’ve done it.

A free service at offers what they call “talking photos.”  You upload a photo, record your message, and share it. Click on a Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter icon to have it posted there, send it in an email, or embed it on your web page. The talking photos can be public or private. Sound clarity depends on your microphone.

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