Author Archives: Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.

As if paying taxes weren’t hard enough

Sometimes your software makes your tax-paying ordeal even mightier. Lounge member hodget’s first obstacle to completing his tax preparation was upgrading TurboTax.

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Eight bits of animal lore — contradicted

What do lemmings, daddy longlegs, ostriches, baby birds, goldfish, dogs, bats, and frogs have in common? They all are victims of widely shared misconceptions professed by millions of human beings.

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Don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

It should be no surprise to learn that people love some fonts and hate others. Oddly, it turns out that people can be just as particular about their screen cursors.

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How to understand your best friends

Dogs and cats have their partisans and their detractors, for qualities fulsomely illustrated in the video you’re about to see. In case you’ve never lived with a dog or cat, the use of human characters might prove helpful

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Restoring Remote Desktop from afar

Holidays can distract the mind in good ways and bad. When it’s the latter, any ensuing trouble can be prolonged while everyone is away for the holidays. That’s what happened to Lounge member LosFeliz when he disabled Remote Desktop in order to work undisturbed on his servers.

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Real law applies to you et al. at Facebook

When it comes to the ownership of content posted on Facebook, most users are either misinformed or completely unaware. A few are simply self-deluded.

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Generous in the Lounge all year ’round

For excellent examples of what’s great about folks who use the Windows Secrets Lounge, take a look at the Hardware forum.

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Bad news just in time for the holidays

If you use PayPal, check out the Security & Scams forum for a new posting about a pretty persuasive PayPal phishing scam.

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Holiday sounds and lights in Sioux Falls

On the chance you’re not in Sioux Falls, S.D., for the holidays, you’ll surely want to check out this video of a display playing daily for the locals at the Western Mall.

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Middle Earth flies Air New Zealand

To celebrate the Hobbit, Air New Zealand has produced an epic safety video. It’s certain to surprise and entertain jetloads of tourists on their way to see the fictional and real life of a dazzling country.

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