The top 10 Windows 7 desktop gadgets

Traffic by Bing Maps

Traffic is a simple little gadget that can be useful if you're about to head out into the big, bad world. I don't use it as much as some folks would, since I work from home. But I still have to venture onto the major freeways now and then, and it's nice to know in advance if there are going to be problems along a particular route. One caveat is that you need to live in (or be traveling in) a major metro area to use it. You can zoom in or out, and clicking the traffic info button (which is represented by a red light icon) will take you to a full sized map of the area on Bing Maps, complete with the traffic data.


Debra Littlejohn Shinder, MCSE, MVP is a technology consultant, trainer, and writer who has authored a number of books on computer operating systems, networking, and security. Deb is a tech editor, developmental editor, and contributor to over 20 add...

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