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Facts About Microsoft

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Have you ever wanted to know all about the biggest software company in the world? I mean everything from the address all the way up to employment numbers and landmark dates?

Well, did you know that Microsoft gives all this information out freely on their site? I know, I was surprised too, but it’s all right here for everyone to see. You can… Continue reading

The Internet revolution has greatly increased the gathering and sharing of information worldwide. Its continuous revolution paves the way to make the world much smaller and information far more accessible. This is a breakthrough in the dissemination of messages, data measuring in the billions, and even technologies from one part of the world to another in the blink of an eye.

However, since the Internet is constantly… Continue reading

Amazon Kindle VS. Sony eReader

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

People everywhere are seeing the incredible convenience of Ebook readers. With a portable reader, such as the Amazon Kindle or Sony eReader, you can have hundred of ebooks available at your fingertips.

Whether you are looking for novels or magazines, ebook readers allow you to read books and documents electronically, no paper or ink is needed due to the use of E Ink… Continue reading

Notepad Vs. Wordpad

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010


Q:
What’s the difference between Wordpad and Notepad?

A:
That’s an excellent question! They look basically the same, but in certain ways they are very different. The main thing to remember about these programs is that they are both very basic programs and can perform only basic tasks. If you want a lot of bells and whistles, you will probably do better with… Continue reading

MediaRing Talk

Monday, February 1st, 2010

When you are calling from a computer to a telephone, this is known as a PC to Phone call. When are calling from a computer to another computer, this is known as PC to PC phone call. Many services, like Skype, offer free PC to PC phone calls, but charge money for PC to Phone calls. Fortunately, there is software that offers free PC to Phone calls, which… Continue reading

Windows 7 Jump Lists and More

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Jump Lists are one of the coolest features of Windows 7. Today we will take a closer look at this feature in this article. Jump Lists are designed to make it easier to find what you want and perform common operations associated with applications.

Jump List feature in a nutshell:
Jump Lists are little application-specific Start menus. They are found on the application icons… Continue reading

10 Reasons to Choose bbPress over WordPress

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

What do you look for in a message board? Reliability? Lightweight and easy to customize as well as free? bbPress (bbpress.org) has these features and more! Here are a few of the reasons I chose them over the many other forum solutions available online:

1. Clean, crisp appearance – The bbPress forum is aesthetically pleasing; it has a clean and crisp look, is… Continue reading

Facebook Updates Via RSS

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

A large number of people use Facebook solely for the purpose of keeping in touch with their friends – it’s original purpose, if I remember correctly. Since they don’t care about any fish games or virtual animal farms, it’s annoying when they log onto Facebook only to find their homepage cluttered with notifications, Mafia Wars requests and other useless noise. What if I was to tell you that you can… Continue reading

Blackboard: The Digital Dropbox

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Blackboard uses a feature called the digital dropbox to transfer files between students and instructors. When a student wants to submit a paper to his instructor, instead of having to e-mail it, which could easily end up in the instructor’s junk mailbox (on purpose or not? We won’t go there….), the student submits the paper via the digital dropbox.

Why Use the Digital Dropbox Instead


The first fully web-based, low memory consumption operating system Chrome OS was released by Google in November, 2009.

Brief Description of Chrome OS:
Google Chrome is the first web-based operating system of Google, made for especially the Net-books.
It was designed to cover all the online applications including the Google products. Chrome OS is built off the Linux file system… Continue reading

Wireless 4g is here!

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

 

This year’s CES was full of wireless technology. Every major wireless phone company and wireless phone maker was there. They had new phones and new tablets and netbooks, but that was not the interesting part. To me, the most interesting aspect of wireless communications at CES is the battle over 4G dominance.

If you look at commercials on TV now, you should notice the battle between AT&T and Verizon… Continue reading

Windows XP to Windows 7 Upgrade Problems

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

If you’ve got a Windows XP machine at home and you’re looking to upgrade it to Windows 7, there’s something you should know before you hit the install button. It turns out that Microsoft does not support what they call an “in-place” upgrade for Windows XP, meaning that Windows 7, upon install, will erase all of your old data and put all of your programs into a “Windows.old&rdquo… Continue reading

What is Blackboard?

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

When I say “Blackboard,” you probably imagine the big green slate-looking thing hanging on the wall in first grade -and you’d be right. But I’m not talking about the board in front of the room that was thrown out with the mimeograph machine, I’m talking about the sophisticated software system used in more than half of all online and distance education courses.

If you’re one of the… Continue reading

Set up an Ad-hoc Network

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Are you one of those people who does not want to invest in a Wifi router unnecessarily just for the luxury of being able to carry the laptop around the house? Do you have a desktop and a laptop and would like to have a Wifi network to connect to? Are you a fellow gamer, who would like to play a round of Counter Strike without the need… Continue reading

Font Preview

Monday, October 12th, 2009

When you go to the Fonts folder (Go to Start>Run and type in “fonts“) you’ll probably see a huge list of available fonts. The question is: What do they look like? You could open up MS Word and use the drop-down box to look, but some of us don’t have that option or want a faster way.

Well, if you really want to… Continue reading

Google Moon?

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The 40th anniversary of the moon landing was celebrated recently and it made me think of how cool it would have been to be one of those pioneering astronauts that first set foot on lunar soil all those years ago. Well, Google must have been listening to my thoughts (I hear they do that now and again), because Google Earth can now take you to the moon in the comfort… Continue reading

Windows 7 on the Cheap?

Monday, July 6th, 2009

One thing that has always irked me about Microsoft is their tendency to charge an insane price for something we’ll eventually be required to have. Each version of Windows only sticks around for so long before it’s necessary to upgrade, and at $200.00 plus a pop, it can seem a little too expensive for the average user.

Well, Microsoft might be doing something right this time… Continue reading

Another Windows Activation Key

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

I know there has to be some “format freaks” out there like me. If something minor goes wrong with my PC, I format and re-install Windows. Although this might sound a little extreme, I just love that new installation feeling! So, for all of you extremists out there that bring an axe to cut your steak, I’m going to hook you up with a secret I learned about Windows Activation… Continue reading

Windows 7 Release Candidate

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

As some may know, Microsoft is giving users an opportunity to try out Windows 7 Release Candidate, completely free of charge, to get a taste of things to come before the finished operating system releases sometime this holiday season. Naturally, I’ve been getting a lot of queries about this, so I wanted to take the time to clarify for those faced with an installation deliberation. So, without further delay…… Continue reading

The iLane

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

The iLane is a portable gadget that you put in your car, possibly on the dashboard or wherever it’s most convenient for you. It hooks up to most smart phones, blackberries, and other handheld devices and allows you to have complete control over these devices solely by using voice commands.

It allows you to send, receive and manage your emails, instant messages, text messages, and SMS messages by voice… Continue reading

Windows 7 System Requirements

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Microsoft has bestowed upon us the system requirements for Windows 7! Here they for both 32 and 64 bit flavors:

- 1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
– 1 GB of RAM (32-bit)/2 GB of RAM (64-bit)
– 16 GB of available disk space (32-bit)/20 GB (64-bit)
– DirectX 9 graphics device with Windows Display Driver Model 1.0… Continue reading

Facebook Tutorial Day 2

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Hello again! We are going to pick right back up again where we left off by going into part two of Facebook Week! As I said, today we will be dealing with customizing your Facebook profile with information, images, and more. Hopefully, some of your friends that you requested on Tuesday will have accepted by now. If they have, you will see a little red notification in the lower right… Continue reading

Here’s some great news for all of you Windows XP lovers out there. It was just announced this weekend that Microsoft has designed a ‘Windows XP Mode’ for windows 7! This feature will allow someone to run a windows XP compatible program if it doesn’t work on windows 7 normally. Microsoft is hoping that by offering this Windows XP mode, they will be able to convince more people to move… Continue reading

Windows Activation Status

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Microsoft likes it when people activate their software. If you just got a new computer, chances are that when you first booted it up, Windows asked you to activate. It goes pretty quick, and in no time you’re off and running with your PC; carefree and without any activation reservations.

But what if you bought that Vista or Windows 7 machine

Turn your Photos into a Calendar

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Have you ever wanted to turn your photos into a nice looking calendar for display? Or perhaps to give to friends and family as a gift? Well, this is all possible with some simple steps. Read on and find out how you can do this. It’s really quite a simple procedure – anyone can do it within one or two hours.

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What the F-key? F9 through F12

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Our final exploration into function keys might surprise some of you out there. There’s really not a whole lot of “functionality” at the end of the row, but let’s look anyways.

Just to refresh:

Function keys are pretty versatile, but some only have purpose specific to the program that’s running at the time. They’re mainly used as shortcuts or in conjunction with the CTRL, ALT, and Shift… Continue reading

What the F-key? F5 through F8

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

In part 2 of “What the F-key?” we’ll be covering Function Keys F5 through F8. Some useful ideas here for function keys, folks! Just to recap let’s discuss what F-keys are used for:

Function keys have many, many uses, some of which are specific to the program that’s running at the time. They’re mainly used as shortcuts or in conjunction with the CTRL, ALT, and Shift keys, which I’ll cover… Continue reading

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