Modern digital cameras take great photos, but the multi-megabyte size of each digital image often makes the photos too large to send as e-mail attachments.
Free software can work just as well as commercial tools for reducing the size of the photos and, with just a few mouse clicks, can prepare hundreds of images for easy e-mailing.
Microsoft released an out-of-cycle patch to remedy the IE “Aurora” bug that recently enabled Chinese hackers to attack Google and many other companies.
Separately, Mozilla released not one, but two, updates to Firefox — improving that browser’s security and adding an array of new features.
There are a surprising number of excellent office software suites available, and some of the best don’t cost a dime.
MS Office remains the king of office suites, but if you can’t or don’t want to use it, numerous free and commercial substitutes stand ready to serve.
The best optical illusions are truly mind-boggling. Tricking your brain into seeing what isn’t really there can be challenging — but once you get the hang of it, you have the sensation of a hallucination without having to ingest any controlled substances.
Even though 64-bit PCs have been available for seven years, the promise of 64-bit computing has been delayed by a dearth of 64-bit software.
The situation is improving — slowly — but many major PC applications remain 32-bit affairs.