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Photo Management Made Simple

I have been using a digital camera for years, and always struggled with how to manage all of my photos. A few years ago I stumbled upon Google’s Picasa program. At that point in time it was in beta, but I tried it anyway, and loved it. In a nutshell, Picasa allows you to edit, […]

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Let’s Have Some Fun!

I am a fan of any kind of program that can provide me with useful or fun information. I have been using Yahoo Widgets for a few years now, and find them quite useful. . . .and fun! Yahoo Widgets used to be called Konfabulator (before Yahoo bought them out). Yahoo Widgets are small specialized […]

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Windows Update News

The Windows client team at Microsoft is busy pushing out SP1 (Service Pack 1) for Vista, via it’s automated update system. If you are running Windows Vista, and you have automated updates turned on, you will receive your update sometime in the next few months. Interestingly, Microsoft is offering free phone support to Vista users […]

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Know your Computer Parts

Over the years, in speaking with all kinds of people, I have noticed a distinct disconnect in how people categorize computer parts. For instance, many people will refer to their “hard drive” as the entire computer. I have had people begin conversations with me with “My hard drive is not working correctly”. When digging a […]

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PC Performance Enhancing Tools

Is your computer sluggish? Do you feel like you are wading through molasses whenever you use your computer? It could be that a simple defrag of your hard drive is all you need to speed up the performance of your computer.Files on your computer are stored in chunks. When you create a Word or Excel […]

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Create a Contact from an email message

If you are like me, you are constantly looking for shortcuts. When I receive an email from someone who is not in my contact list, I want to add that email address as easily and quickly as possible. Here is how you can do this: Open or preview the e-mail message that contains the name […]

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How to Backup your Outlook Email

If you are anything like me, you keep all of your email, contacts, calendar items, and notes in Microsoft Outlook. Tell me honestly. . . .how would you feel if all of that information just disappeared? I can tell you right now. . . .I would be lost. So let’s talk about how to back […]

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