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.
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.
You may not need a disk-hogging image-editing app to repair your less-than-perfect photos.
If you’re willing to trade a little performance and a lot of features for the convenience of free Web services, you can retouch photos right in your browser.
What will be the major security risks in 2009? More importantly, what can you do to protect your PC against these risks?
Be forewarned: the answers are not quite what you expect.