Personal or small-office printers have been fundamental components of our computing environment since the earliest PCs. But they can also be expensive and temperamental beasts.
With the growing prevalence of cloud computing, PDFs, and other means of handling digital documents, it’s time to re-evaluate your printing practices.
Are you happy with the way your current version of Windows — whether Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 — behaves when you’re copying, moving, renaming, or deleting files?
Windows is notorious for showing inaccurate percentage complete, time remaining, and other information during file operations. Windows 8 is on track to do better.
The recent release of Office 365 has stirred up some confusion among our readers.
What does Office 365 have to do with Windows Live, and how do we know which group of tools — if either — we need?
It seems like just a few years ago, getting rid of old computer equipment meant giving it to someone else who would use it or (I hate to admit) putting the old printer out with the trash — a bad practice, we know now.
There are many good reasons to recycle your electronics — and it’s relatively easy to do. Here are some of the better choices.
Office 365, the cloud-based offering from Microsoft that gives users access to Office and other applications for a small monthly subscription fee, launched last week to a modest amount of public acclaim.
From a computing vantage point, cloud services such as Office 365 look quite promising. But are they the smart choice for saving energy?
Okay, so you were just going to run downstairs for a moment and let the dog out. But once downstairs, you find other distractions — and besides, it’s such a nice afternoon.
Meanwhile, upstairs that report is not getting done and your computer slips gently into sleep mode. No harm done, right?
These days, you might feel that information barrels its way toward you like Niagara Falls.
But with the right tools at hand, you can manage even a big flow of data thoughtfully, creatively, and constructively. Evernote is one of the best (free!) tools you can use to channel, rather than drown in, the information deluge.
Katherine Murray wrote about her frustrating experience with Windows Phone 7 in the June 2 issue of Windows Secrets.
This week, her son Chris sings the praises of that very same phone.
It’s a new era in terms of risk on the Web: from scams to spam to predatory practices, you have more reasons than ever to be proactive about protecting your kids while they’re surfing online.
Fortunately, Windows 7 gives you a robust set of built-in parental controls.
Work advances through creative thinking, but in many offices, good ideas end up buried under piles of other work almost as often as they’re actually hatched.
You can take notes, make sketches, and collect research, of course, but one of the most effective tools for keeping your ideas safely alive, supported, and circulating is Microsoft OneNote 2010.