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Print Part of an Email

Monday, July 19th, 2010

There are times when you’d like to print out an email you’ve received. The problem is that you don’t want to print out the whole kit and caboodle – the email header, the chit chat or the signature. Can you print out just a section of an email? Continue reading

Windows 7 Jumplist Gesture

Friday, July 16th, 2010

I’d heard before that Windows 7 had some built-in mouse gestures, but aside from the Aero Shake and Snap features, I haven’t been able to unearth much else.

Until today.

So the next time you want to access the jump list for a program in the taskbar, do this:

Click on the program’s

Mark as Read in MS Outlook

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

If you’re like me then when MS Outlook let’s you know that you’ve got a new message you usually see an envelope down in the bottom corner of your taskbar (the system tray).

I happen to have a love/hate relationship with that little envelope.

I love that it let’s me know that a

Rename Start Menu Sections

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Here’s an easy one for all you Windows 7 users out there! Say you want to rename something under your start menu – let’s say you want “Games” to be called “Entertainment”.

So click Start, and then Right-Click on Games.

Now Choose Rename and type in your new name for the section.

Protect your Online Photos

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Claudia from Iowa asks:

I am a professional photographer. Is there any way to stop a site (foreign or otherwise) from posting your images and advertising them illegally as free wallpapers, screen savers, etc?

First things first. If it’s your photograph and you have the original copy with you, you automatically have

Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disk

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Here’s a quick tip on how to create a system repair disk in Windows 7. It’s handy! Continue reading

Spyware Terms

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Frank from Ohio asks:

I did a spyware scan the other day and it turns out that I had some “Trojans” and “tracking cookies” on my computer (my program got rid of them). I have no idea what a Trojan is; as a matter of fact, I don’t understand what a lot of things mean in regards of

HTML Links

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

If we reviewed the different ways websites are constructed, we would find a variety of HTML techniques used by webmasters. Some of them are related to the way Hyperlinks are enabled online. Let’s take a look at some of these cool styles to have a better understanding of web development. The first thing is to know how simple web links are added

Transfer Excel Page Settings

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Not many things can aggravate me more than when I’ve got to transfer page setup information from one worksheet to another.

Often, I’ll set up a worksheet not realizing that later I’ll need to add another worksheet in the workbook that needs all the same settings.

Since I’ve just added the sheet it comes with the default settings

Windows 7 Resource Monitor

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

You know how when you’re in the Windows Task Manager and you can check under the performance tab to see what kind of load your computer is under? You know, the screen that looks like this?

Well what about a few more details, huh? What if you want to monitor every available resource your computer is using right now and you won’t take “no” for… Continue reading

Show Empty Drives in Windows 7

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

By default, Windows 7 doesn’t show empty drives like card readers and what-not in the explorer window. As far as I know there isn’t really a good reason for this, so I keep it so everything shows up no matter what.

Here’s how:

Click Start, and in the Search Box (Located above the Start button) type “Change search options”. In the

Re-enable Sleep in Windows Vista and 7

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of sleep mode in Windows; especially when it comes to my laptop. I just set it sleep when I close the lid and wake up when I open it. So when I re-installed Windows 7 the other day and the sleep option was grayed out, naturally I became upset.

The reason for

Tune Up

Friday, April 16th, 2010

If you take a look through your iTunes music collection, you are bound to see more than a few songs that are misspelled, missing artist or album information, missing cover art, or my personal least favorite: a bunch of songs named Track 01, Track 02 and so on. These often come from downloading music off the Internet that doesn’t have the complete track information, or from

Zero to Three

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Deployment of a parent can be very hard on a child; as can constantly moving around. Zero to Three is a site devoted to helping make those transitions easier for the entire family, as well as, helping you learn about the development of your children between the ages of 0 to three. I babysit for kids whose dad is deployed right now and I discovered this

Command Prompt Colors

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Spice things up in the Command Prompt color department with this neat-o tip! Continue reading

Why Not Outlook Express?

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Quite awhile back I ran a tip from one of our writers pertaining to Outlook Express. At the end of the tip I commented on how I was surprised that anyone was still using OE as their mail client. Of course, I received a ton of e-mail on this from concerned readers as to why I was surprised.

Here’s the reason

Radical Image Optimization Tool

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Radical Image Optimization Tool (RIOT) is a free program that lets you compress images in your computer losing little to no quality. Here is how you can download and use this free program.

Step 1- Download the software

The first thing you have to do is download the software. To download the software, go to the

Product Photography

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Shooting products like cellphones, ketchup bottles and pieces of jewellery is an altogether different ballgame. To begin with, you don’t require wall-high studio lights or floor to ceiling backdrops. What you require is a desk or any solid platform covered with white or black cloth. Of course, there are many tabletop tents available for shoots just like these, but I would like to stress on what

Defining Malware

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Chad from IN asks:

What’s the difference between spyware, viruses, malware, adware and grayware?

Good question, Chad! While spyware, viruses, malware, adware and grayware are all bad, there are fundamental differences between the five which might help you combat them.

Firstly, let’s take a look at malware. Malware is

National Geographic: Redwoods

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

I’ll freely admit what lured me to this site was the fantastic photographs of the redwoods. I was happy to get to the site and find that there was so much more going on than just amazing photos.

There are five sections to really explore. They are:

Read the Story – here you will find twelve pages of

Back Up Your AutoCorrect

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Have you invested a lot of time tweaking the AutoCorrect lists in your MS Office programs?

Are you looking for a way to back up those lists?

Well, the trick is to know what type of file it is you’re looking for.

The “secret” is to

Pet Photography

Monday, September 28th, 2009

A pet has a very special and important place in a family’s home. Many of them have their photos framed and placed either on the desk or wall. However, taking a picture of the family pet isn’t always easy, as they do not understand the art of posing for the camera. Given below are a few tried and tested tips to help conduct a smooth pet

Daemon Tools Lite

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Have you ever purchased software on a CD, installed it on your computer and ran it, only to find that you have to keep the disk in for it to work right?

I hate that!

Well, today I have found a free program that will solve that little problem forever! The program is called Daemon Tools Lite

Make Windows Vista Quicklaunch Icons Bigger

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Modern screen resolutions make it so all of our icons are a wee bit smaller than comfortable for us to look at. One of the main offenders is the Quicklaunch toolbar.

To make icons in your taskbar bigger in Windows Vista, just right-click a blank area on the Quick Launch part (LH side where the

More Undos in PowerPoint

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Do you “undo” a lot in MS PowerPoint?

Ever run out of undo steps and wish for more?

If your response was yes, here’s what you need to know about PowerPoint to get a few (or a lot) more undo steps added to your list.

Older versions of PowerPoint:


What is Rundll32.exe?

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Throughout the course of Windows history, one process has always stood out to me the most. It runs silently in your task manager, calmly taking up memory with little explanation as to what it does. Of course, I’m speaking of rundll32.exe. In fact, you may have seen it crop up a time or two when a program crashes, but other than that, it’s just something

Vista System Health Report

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Did you know that there’s a built in diagnostic tool in Windows Vista and 7? You can generate your very own health report for your computer that will show you what’s going on inside and give you helpful resolutions to ensure your PC is running at it’s peak of performance!

Here’s the dish:

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