Here is an easy way to request a hotfix from Microsoft. Hotfixr.com saves you from having to contact their support services directly. Keep it handy, you may need it someday! Read on...
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Ok what is it? vPro allows PCs to be fixed and maintained remotely with a feature called Remote Alert. The PC will "call" IT on its own if the PC is experiencing problems
One of vPro's marquee features is the ability to access a computer even if it has been turned off. This can be done on either a wired or a secure wireless network. And laptops outside the company firewall can be accessed with the newest versions of software and hardware, according to Intel. Read on...
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
To save or export a file to PDF or XPS, you must first install the Save as PDF or XPS add-in for the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
- Go to the Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS Add-in for 2007 Microsoft Office programs and follow the instructions on that page.
- After you install the Save as PDF or XPS add-in, you can export your file to PDF or XPS.
Once you have the add-in installed, this link will show you how to save as a PDF.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Microsoft Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. You shoot a set of overlapping photographs of a scene from a single location, and Image Composite Editor creates a high-resolution panorama incorporating all your images at full resolution. And it's free! Read on...
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I was wondering exactly what the Hadron Collider was all about. I knew that it was smashing smashing atoms, but how and why?
This article from BBC shows you exactly what it does. You can click on the video to watch an animation of it.
However, seems their toy has broken and will be out of production for 2 months. Read on...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I get quite annoyed with the amount of SPAM I get on a daily basis. Albeit I have SPAM filters set up on my email accounts and also a Junk Mail folder in Outlook, I just don't like to get it, and neither do you.
As a heads up, SonicWall, a computer security firm, advises that more than 5 billion political-oriented spam e-mails will be cascading the in-boxes of registered voters in the 30 days prior to the Nov. 4 election. Read on...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
There are a plethora of wireless keyboards and mouse options out there, but this one caught my attention. Not only does it have a cushioned wrist rest, 31 programmable hot keys, it also includes a dedicated Alt + Ctrl + Delete button. Could the addition of this button be further evidence that HP is saying that Windows is unreliable? Read on...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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Thursday, September 11, 2008
HP is set to release a laptop, EliteBook 6930p, that will run for 24 hours, using XP only. HP has said it will offer downgrades from Vista to Windows XP on business laptops through next year.
You will need to order it with the 12-cell Ultra-Capacity Battery. The new laptop model will also have HP's Illumi-Lite LED (light-emitting diode) display and use an Intel SSD (solid-state drive). Read on...
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I ooh'd and aah'd about the Sony Ericsson XPERIA back on February 10th of this year as my phone of the future. Well, finally they have published a release date of September 30th, albeit no real mention as to exactly when it will be available in North America. (Can you say 2009?)
The thrill is slowly wearing off after 9 months of anticipation and the reality that the phone will be on T-Mobile or AT&T's cellphone network.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Anti-Executable 3.0 from Faronics, allows a computer to run approved applications only, it disables all unwanted, unlicensed or unnecessary applications; it simply blocks them from executing.
This software is targeted for schools, corporations, government and libraries, but we all may need it one day to keep malware off our systems. Read on...
Monday, September 08, 2008
Vista packs a lot of code--more than any version of Windows ever--and some of it is just plain unnecessary. All of that excess code has a way of slowing down an operating system. You can regain some PC performance by removing unneeded features. Read on...
Additionally, PCWorld has this great article:
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Remember 2 years ago when all those laptop batteries had to be recalled? DELL had 4.1 million to be exact and every other laptop maker had recalls too.
Well, Sony is recalling 73,000 Vaio TZ laptops because of a possible manufacturing defect that may cause them to overheat, perhaps burning the user. Read on...