Wow! What a hot button! My Jan. 4 article on "Easier
but safer passwords" generated a veritable flood of reader mail.
sampling of a few of the best comments. Also, I have some info you need to
know about “Windows Live Toolbar" and installing the new Windows Vista.
Just as in 2006, one of 2007’s top themes is likely to be online security.
So, let’s begin the New Year with some very useful password security tips and
tools, and then look at an "update aggregator" service — and more!
There’s an easy way and a hard way to replace missing or corrupted DLLs.
As you can probably guess, I’ll show you the fast and easy way! Then I’ll
discuss a free "ultra-high security password generator," continue our
coverage of AOL’s antivirus tool, and more.
Frustrated with a broken Windows boot sequence? Before you give your
PC the heave-ho, try some alternative methods of recovering a PC that
won’t boot up.
This week, we present two more ways to deal with particular Windows
boot issues. One tip helps you correct potentially bad data on your disk.
The other helps you build an alternative boot device, just in case
your Windows installation CD isn’t available.
Are you ready to trust products from the “new” AOL? I’m not.
A careful reading of an AOL software license reveals all-too-familiar patterns
that set off my alarm bells.
Outlook has improved over the years but still has some rough edges.
Here are some ways to smooth out your Outlook application and make it work the
way you want it to.
Software and hardware are supposed to help us. But sometimes our tools turn against us, causing more problems than they solve and leading to
frustration, delays, and costly failures.
Today, I look at some normally docile, usually helpful tools — such as Windows’
Recovery Console, which is software, and laptop batteries, which are hardware —
to see how they can run amok, and what you can do about it.
Complaints with Internet Explorer 7 abound, but IE 6 isn’t perfect, either.
If you’re having download problems with your browser, you need to go into
troubleshooting mode. I’ll give you a few key steps that may point the way to a solution.
Welcome to the first issue of the new, combined Windows Secrets & LangaList!
Although the newsletter format is different (and better!) than the old LangaList,
I’m still getting
the same kind of great reader questions and tips as always. This week,
I discuss new products from the makers of two immensely-popular software utilities
— AVG AntiVirus and
Ad-Aware — plus a concern about IP data-mining.
The Web changes almost as fast as the spidery versions in my basement.
How do you pin down this constantly changing maze of information? Readers
provide us with different ways to preserve bits of World Wide Wisdom.