Monthly Archives: September 2012

Windows 8 – Start8 makes it all better..

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Stardock’s Start8 menu for Windows 8 is getting better. You now have the ability to ‘pin to the Start menu’ just like Windows 7. All about the look and features here.. http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/features.asp And guess what? It is in beta presently, but the full version only costs $4.99 which is well worth it in my opinion.… Continue reading

Card readers

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Windows 7 is reporting that my card reader unit is slowing down the process of coming out of sleep. I assume that it includes hibernation because I never use the sleep function. The 9 in 1 card reader is running on generic drivers, but it looks like they all do. I haven’t seen a packaged… Continue reading

Cleaning Tablet screens.. or any screens..

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Always, always use screen cleaner wipes on the screens of smart phones and tablets/iPads. http://www.amazon.com/Endust-Electronics-Plasma-Wipes-11506/dp/B002SBB0SU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346673120&sr=8-1&keywords=lcd+wipes The wipes above are designed not to remove coatings that are applied by the manufacturers and are not abrasive. I am telling you this because I saw somebody use a paper napkin in a Tim Horton’s coffee and doughnut stop.… Continue reading