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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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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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Telnet Client on Windows Vista

Telnet Client on Windows Vista

For those of us out there that have been missing the telnet command on Vista, here is how you enable it on MS Windows Vista. No reboot is required. Telnet isn’t your only option though. If you prefer to log in to hosts via ssh, you can simply download Putty which is a free terminal emulator that supports ssh and telnet. I use telnet more for a troubleshooting and don’t recommend that you use it for remote login. It’s just not as secure.

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UPS Virus

UPS Virus

A computer virus has been circulating as an email attachment. The “From” address indicates that the email came from a UPS representative. The virus is a zip file attachment with the names of “ups_invoice.zip” or “ups_tracking.zip”, or some variance thereof. The email is usually found to have the title of “UPS Tracking Number xxxxx” and states that a package you sent was not able to be delivered and that you are required …

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Adobe Buzzword – Your Browser Turned into a Word Processor

Adobe Buzzword – Your Browser Turned into a Word Processor

Have you wanted to find an online document editor with a few more formatting features than Google Docs? Check out Adobe’s Buzzword as an alternative.

Adobe has released Buzzword; an online word processor with an intuitive user interface and some additional features that make it worth taking a look at.

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Take the Hassle Out of Getting Your Documents Signed

Take the Hassle Out of Getting Your Documents Signed

Have you ever needed to have a document signed, but didn’t want to bother with faxing or mailing the document to the recipient. Try using EchoSign. This service will help you get that document signed using the Internet.

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Stikkit – These Notes Think for Themselves

Stikkit – These Notes Think for Themselves

Here is a cool tool to help keep you organized and productive. Try Stikkit.com for some intelligent post-it notes. When you create your Stikkits, they try to extract keywords to help identify what you are trying to do. A meeting, note, todo, etc…

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Easy, Free Online Meetings for Collaboration

Easy, Free Online Meetings for Collaboration

In a previous reader poll, I asked folks whether or not they did online meetings. A few of you said yes, but most of you answered, “What is an online meeting?” I’ll try to clarify online meeting for you and introduce you to a tool that makes online meetings easy to do and at no cost.

An online meeting can be defined as a session where you and at least one other person are collaborating on a project in real time via your computers.

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