They must have put something in the water in Redmond, because the Windows 7 development team is starting to respond to feedback from us average joes running beta copies.
I hate — hate — to sound like a Microsoft fanboy, but several significant, quick improvements to the beta version will be in the Win7 Release Candidate, which I expect to arrive in April.
E-mail standards let you use characters other than letters and numbers in your addresses.
Unfortunately, various ISPs and webmail systems have differing rules governing which addresses are acceptable, making the whole area a bit of a mess.
If you use more than one PC, your e-mail may be stored far and wide — and even farther and wider if you use more than one operating system.
These techniques and free tools help minimize the e-mail-management hassle by keeping all your mail files synched, regardless of the systems you use to send and receive messages.
With today’s busy schedules, who has time to keep current on the latest films? And once you’ve finally seen that talked-about flick, there’s hardly enough spare hours lying around in your schedule to re-watch it, no matter how much you enjoyed your first viewing. If only there were a way to review the best parts of the movie without wasting too much of your all-too-precious time ….
Conficker is a nasty worm whose design demonstrates a level of sophistication beyond that of your everyday, run-of-the-mill malware.
Fortunately for those of us who keep our Windows systems up-to-date, the odds of being infected with Conficker are minuscule.
Microsoft touts Internet Explorer 8 as a big improvement over previous versions of the browser in terms of security, speed, and compatibility.
While that’s basically true, the inevitable new-release glitches — which are already appearing — suggest you should wait at least a month before upgrading.