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 Windows 8 – Start8 makes it all better..

Privacy on the Internet..

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I can’t help but feel that computer users get the privacy they deserve. All kinds of junk, ridiculous statements and claims, photos etc. are uploaded to the likes of Facebook and other social networking sites, and people squawk because it is public? Isn’t that what social networking is all about? Haven’t these people caught on… Continue reading Privacy on the Internet..

Mail clients.. setting up for a fall?

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How do you receive email? An email client? Online? I get mine through an email client, Outlook 2010. If you don’t know, this is part of the Microsoft Office Professional Plus set which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and Publisher. Mainly, I use Word, Outlook and OneNote, and occasionally the others. Re Outlook, I… Continue reading Mail clients.. setting up for a fall?

This HP high end all-in-one Windows 8 PC

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.. doesn’t have touch capability. Mind you, I am not surprised really. Who would want to leave grubby paw prints over an IMac look-a-like.. It will be difficult enough keeping the keyboard and finger pad clean. Plus, and the distance that one normally sits away from the screen, it would require the relative arm length… Continue reading This HP high end all-in-one Windows 8 PC

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 Cleaning Tablet screens.. or any screens..