A common cause of poor-quality digital photos is the lighting conditions present when the photos were taken.
While there’s no magic solution for photos that are already ruined, with the help of some clever software you can get superb digital photos from near-impossible lighting conditions that would normally be regarded as impossible.
While most Windows versions include their own tools for controlling a remote PC, there’s a much-better way.
Remote-access software gives you full access to PCs running any version of Windows via an Internet link, letting you do much more than simply transfer files.
You may believe that Twitter is just for self-obsessed Generation Y’s who think the whole world is actually interested in the fact that they just showered or bought a new shade of lipstick.
Well, you may need to update your viewpoint, because Twitter’s also a great way to share vital information with colleagues and co-workers.
Keyboard layouts are far from “one-scheme-fits-all” affairs.
If you find yourself frequently pressing a key inadvertently — often with dire consequences — it’s time to shift to an the arrangement that’s more to your liking.
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.
I’d been waiting years for the final version of the Chandler personal information manager to be released.
When version 1.0 became available, I went to the site and downloaded the software, full of hope and expectation that here at last was the program that would help me get organized — only to be disappointed by its 1.0-itis.
As WS contributing editor Mark Edwards reported in his Feb. 12
serious doubts have arisen about the accuracy of McAfee’s popular SiteAdvisor security service, which is designed to help you avoid hostile Web sites.
I’ll tell you about a free SiteAdvisor alternative that offers more reliable safety ratings — and many more features, to boot.
A new generation of services allows you to share and synchronize folders via the Internet.
Many sync services also offer online backup, remote file management, and access to your synched files from any browser, even when the remote machine on which they’re stored is turned off.
For a piece of software to get onto my personal PCs, it must win a fierce Darwinian battle with the hundreds of other freeware programs I review each year.
Of all the software I looked at in the last year, only two utilities won the fight for survival, impressing me so much I installed them on all my office computers.
Every day, people ask me whether they should order their new PCs with Windows XP or Vista, while others wonder whether they should hold off for Windows 7.
And there are those who are already running Vista and want to know what they can do to overcome its problems.