Monday, July 30, 2007
I did it, I upgraded to Office 2007 Professional. I have the system to handle the bells and whistles and it was time to do it.
I was pleasantly surprised and happy to report that the "upgrade" went very well.
The only thing that I don't have worked out yet is the Flags and Category options. Since I have always used colored flags I knew for awhile that it was going to be challenging, so I moved all my colored flags into one folder before the upgrade.
There is no longer a FIND button in Outlook. Instead it has been replaced by Instant Search. Outlook prompts you to enable it, but you really don't have to. What it does is download Microsoft Desktop Search and that was quickly uninstalled when I first beta tested this application.
You can test drive Office 2007 in your browser without having to download it by clicking here.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
As more cell users gobble up the signal strength from the cell towers, your reception at home goes to no bars. What do you do? What can you do?
Change providers? Will that really help? Is AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint really an option?
Although this workaround is a bit expensive, we can at least keep an eye on it and see if the pricing comes down and gives you a viable solution to those dead spots in your house. Read on...
Thanks go to Bauer!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
If you are following my posts, you may be wondering how my ordeal with ATNCRAP went. After having some Joe come out and advise that the modem I had was only used for 3 months before they figured out it was crap, (2700HGB), he replaced it. Oh I'm sure they are going to charge me for that, but it's a day late.
I switched to Cox cable services. The set up was easy and I'm good to go! Of course I signed up for the 12GB download and the 1Gb upload speed. Now I'm off to Fry's to get a new N wireless router.
It's not far off that we can finally get rid of those USB cables. Certified Wireless USB chips, will enable cable-free connections to USB peripherals hooked up to Certified Wireless USB hubs that D-Link and IOGear also announced. Read on...
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
I am on the phone (of course I'm on hold) with AT&CRAP DSL. Just double checking there is no hidden cancellation fee.
Their DSL service has gone to the crapper since the switch over from SBC. I have enjoyed DSL since 2000 but now it is consistently losing connection, not keeping connected and when a call comes in it drops connectivity. I've called and pleaded with their tech support to check the line, but alas to no avail.
Dave, from AT&T tells me I have a $99 cancellation fee, but is willing to roll out tech support to CHECK MY LINE. (For free) Like, damn, that's all I've been asking for since January.
Stay tuned for more "As The Broadband Turns".
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Here's something Internet Explorer 7.0 can't do!
Head on over to the Firefox Add-ons page and pick yourself out a new theme for your Firefox browser.
I personally like Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) and you may find something you like as well.
Once you download it, Go to Tools, Add-ons and then click the Theme Tab. You can then click on "Use Theme" and you are good to go!
Saturday, July 14, 2007
If we have air guitars, we might as well have an air mouse that lets you click, scroll and perform other control functions while holding the unit in the air from across a room. The mouse uses Logitech's 2.4 GHz digital cordless technology, meaning it can work at up to 30 feet away from the computer. Read on...
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I came across this application and wanted to check it out. I have clients with kids and am always looking for ways to keep them safe on the net and with computers.
After reading through the forum issues, there were just too many issues to recommend it and so I'll pass.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
I had a chance to check out this free recovery tool. Even though it couldn't find a file I just deleted, it did find a DOC file I deleted 7 months ago.
I like free tools!
Monday, July 09, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Nothing burns my biscuits more than reading about unscrupulous computer technicians stealing your music or pics, overcharging, selling you crap you don't need. Here is an article and video from the Consumerist. Read on...
You pay for what you get at these mass market, DMV style approach to computer repair.
Find a well respected professional, such as myself, who has integrity, accountability and provides "above and beyond" customer service.
You deserve it!
Saturday, July 07, 2007
We've got drugs for pert near anything that aches and pains us, why not a drug to dull those bad memories?
Researchers have found they can use drugs to wipe away single, specific memories while leaving other memories intact. By injecting an amnesia drug at the right time, when a subject was recalling a particular thought, neuro-scientists discovered they could disrupt the way the memory is stored and even make it disappear. Read on...
Friday, July 06, 2007
What if you could do just 5 inexpensive actions that will make your office systems more secure? Wouldn't you do it?
This article explains that by checking wireless access points, keeping your computers patched, blocking HTML email, training and using Firefox can be the simple steps you need. Read on...
Those wacky hackers have disguised all sorts of ways to get your computer infected with viruses, malware and Trojans.
Here is an article that shows you in pictures how easy it is to get duped. Read on...
P.S. Rule of thumb - If you don't recognize the email sender and there's an attachment, just delete it. And the latest email I have seen is from my "alleged" bank(s) sending me an email that my account is going to be deleted if I don't click on the link provided in the email. AS IF!
Monday, July 02, 2007
Google offers a free telephone service that lets you search for businesses by voice and get connected to those businesses for free.
During your call to GOOG-411, just say "map it", and you'll get a text message with the details of your search plus a link to a map of your results right on your mobile phone. Read on...