Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Sure, we know that Gmail Notifier is a downloadable application that alerts you whenever you have new Gmail messages. Once it is installed you will be able to:
That is correct! So now when you click on a mailto: link your Gmail account will be the default. (Not everyone uses Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Live Mail)
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I hoped that Vista Service Pack 1 was the answer to making Vista an operating system I could thumbs up. But alas, it is not to be.
Microsoft watchers portrayed as bad news, a list of applications that worked with Vista but break when SP1 is installed is now out from Microsoft.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Whew! What a relief! Read on...
It is going to happen here shortly. Someone is going to send you a document, spreadsheet or PowerPoint presentation from Office 2007 and you don't have Office 2007. You won't be able to open that document. What to do, what can you do?!
No worries...just download and install the Compatibility Pack and you will be good to go.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
On Wednesday evening, February 20th, it will be the last lunar eclipse until December 2010, and it should be spectacular. Shades of turquoise and red will pour over the moon's surface as it moves into the Earth's shadow around 8:43pm EST. Read on...
Saturday, February 16, 2008
When Microsoft shipped Outlook 2003, they only included holiday information through the end of 2007. Since it’s now 2008, you’re probably wondering how you can get holidays back on your calendar again. An update is now available to fix this issue by downloading and installing a patch for Outlook 2003. More information is available through knowledge base article 924423.
This update will replace the holiday file (Outlook.hol) with the latest holiday information.
Adding holiday items to your calendar is pretty easy:
From the Tools menu, click Options, then click Calendar Options.
Click the Add Holidays button under Calendar options. Read on...
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I always get a little panicky a few days before the end of my monthly cell phone statement. Why you ask? Because going over my monthly cell phone minutes costs major bucks and I really don't need to go over the allotted minutes, there are always LAN lines available to use. (I just get a little lazy)
So, from now on, I can dial the following numeric and symbol combinations into my mobile phone to find out how many minutes I have remaining on my plan for the current month.
Hope this helps you too!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Imagine if you will, brush-like fibres that generate electrical energy from movement. These new fibres could be used in smart fabrics with the ability to generate power for personal electronics using the clothing we wear. Read on...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Whether building or rebuilding a new system, watching "paint dry" while waiting for Windows to update the computer is arduous and annoying.
So, is there any other answer out there to snag those 100+ updates to SP2 and put it on a CD or flash drive? Or just forget about it and wait for SP3?
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Sony Ericsson, the world's fourth-largest mobile phone maker by sales, Sunday unveiled a range of new phones, including its first phone using Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) software and a rival to Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhone.
Now this is definitely getting closer to my phone of the future. Read on...
Friday, February 08, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I have been waiting to upgrade my mobile phone and have yet to find anything out there that has exactly what I am looking for and on a reliable cell phone network. (You know how I feel about AT&T)
Sure, Verizon has a few new phones out there, and PC World reviewed all three of them.
Take a look at what we might be available by the middle of this year. Read on...
Monday, February 04, 2008
Alas, the first service pack for Vista has been released to manufactures, which means it will be available via Windows Update to your Vista machine in mid-March. Or will it? Customers who visit Windows Update can choose to install Service Pack 1.
"If Windows Update determines that the system has one of the drivers we know to be problematic, then Windows Update will not offer SP1. Since we know that some customers may want to update to SP1 anyhow, the download center will allow anyone who wants to install SP1 to do so." (Yeah, at your own risk)
So if the update service is telling you not to do it, DON'T. Seems there are still issues with it.
"In mid-April, we will begin delivering Windows Vista SP1 to Windows Vista customers who have chosen to have updates downloaded automatically. That said, any system that Windows Update determines has a driver known to not update successfully will not get SP1 automatically. As updates for these drivers become available, they will be installed automatically by Windows Update, which will unblock these systems from getting Service Pack 1. The result is that more and more systems will automatically get SP1, but only when we are confident they will have a good experience." Read on...
I am confident about sticking with XP.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Moldable Mouse is made of non-toxic lightweight modeling clay, covered with nylon and polyurethane blend fabric. It can be kneaded into any shape the user prefers, and the shape is self-retaining. The click buttons and touch-sensitive scroll pad of the mouse are stick-on parts with built-in RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device), which can be repositioned for maximum comfort. Read on...