Archive | November, 2008

Add A Calendar To Any Desktop Background

Add A Calendar To Any Desktop Background

Have you ever found yourself fumbling around on your computer for a calendar? Are you opening up Outlook or Google Calendar (or some other calendaring program) to see on what day the 23rd falls? No need to go to those extremes for a simple date look up. Now you can turn any background or image into desktop wallpaper with an added month calendar.

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Easy To Use, Lightweight Software For The Color Blind

Easy To Use, Lightweight Software For The Color Blind

Do you or someone you know have trouble using a computer because of the difficulty in distinguishing between different colors?

Scientists are not sure but it is believed that anywhere between 8% – 12% of the population is color blind. Computer programs use lots of colors to represent different panels, boxes, menus, and data which can make use of a computer difficult for the color blind.

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Microsoft Plans to Give Away Anti-Virus Software

Microsoft Plans to Give Away Anti-Virus Software

Microsoft has recently announced their plans to release free software to protect against viruses, spyware, and malware.

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Seamlessly Synch Files Between Computers

Seamlessly Synch Files Between Computers

For some time now I have stopped carrying around a USB thumb drive or portable hard drive. I used to use them to transfer files between my computers – both Mac’s and PCs. I started using a couple of free services to sync my files between multiple PCs and/or Mac’s.

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USB Thumb Drives Can Pose a Threat To Your Machine

USB Thumb Drives Can Pose a Threat To Your Machine

Have you ever found a USB stick in the lobby of a hotel? Perhaps there are two or three in a pile or on a display that asks you to “take one”. Maybe you work at a company and someone has dropped of a pamphlet or flier for a product and left a USB thumb drive behind with “literature” about the product.

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AVG Anti-virus Kills Critical Windows XP User32.dll File

AVG Anti-virus Kills Critical Windows XP User32.dll File

AVG anti-virus recently released an update to their virus definitions file which incorrectly detected a critical Windows file as being a Trojan horse program.

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Download Hundreds of Free Microsoft Office Templates

Download Hundreds of Free Microsoft Office Templates

Manage your money, create seasonal memos, organize your schedule, and more with free Microsoft Office templates.

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WPA Wi-Fi Encryption Has Been Compromised

WPA Wi-Fi Encryption Has Been Compromised

It now appears as though the widely adopted wireless connection protocol of WPA is no longer secure. Researchers have found a way to compromise the wireless security protocol of WPA in a matter of a few minutes. The protocol has been adopted by a number of organizations and companies, which could be forced to change their wireless implementations. The news comes from to us from PC World.

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Obama Virus

Obama Virus

Hackers and phishers are taking advantage of your need for election news by using President-elect Barack Obama’s name to get you to click on links and run programs that will infect your machine with malware.

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