Shopping Online

Know Your Product: Read the descriptions and view the photos for products you plan to purchase. If you have a question, contact the merchant before placing your order. Know Your Merchant: Read the merchant’s customer service and return policies. Locate an address and telephone number on the site in case you need to contact someone. […]

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Anti-virus (software and safe practices)

Anti-virus software goes hand in hand with a firewall. It can be easily downloaded and regularly updated to keep your computer protected. Anti-virus software recognizes and rejects viruses that hackers use as an entry point to gain access to your computer. You can help your anti-virus protection by making sure never to download files from […]

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Why Firewall?

A firewall is a protective program that you install on your computer. Firewall programs can be downloaded for free from a number of reputable sites. A firewall protects your computer from intruders by blocking outside access to your files and by creating a protective barrier to your vital documents and information task list software. Firewalls […]

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Be Picky With Software

How many toolbars do you have on your web browser? Do you have toolbars from Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask, and more? Just pick one – all the others do pretty much the same thing and just get in the way. How did you end up with so many toolbars? Chances are you downloaded and installed […]

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Find things now with Instant Search (Windows Vista and 7)

You don’t have to open up a special window to find the files or programs you’re looking for. Just hit the Windows key or click the Start button and start typing—Vista or 7 will present you organized lists of the top files and programs that match the text you’ve entered. (If you want to see […]

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Internet Browsers (Save time)

Save yourself typing those obnoxious http letters! This peculiar acronym is really just an annotation… it displays that Hypertext Transfer Protocol language is being used to transmit your web pages. Since the web browsers already assumes this protocol by default, there is no need for you to actually type those prefix letters to open a […]

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What is a path?

Accessing folders and files in a PC is similar to the way you access files in a filing cabinet. In a filing cabinet, each drawer holds hanging folders. Within each of these you can have files as well as manila folders that contain files. You can’t put manila folders inside other manila folders though. In […]

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Password or Passphrase

How safe are your passwords? Most of us do precisely the wrong thing and use familiar and easily remembered words and names that a hacker, or someone who knows you could probably guess see post. It’s also a mistake to use any word that appears in an English or foreign dictionary because there are lots […]

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Adding more details in windows explorer

Did you know in Windows you can add extra columns to the Details View in Windows Explorer? There are lots to choose from, just right click onto the column header bar and a list appears. If you have a large collection of MP3 or music files the Bit Rate, Artist, Album title, and Track Number […]

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Take Ctrl

Ctrl is a much undervalued and underused key on your keyboard and it is well worth getting to know, especially when editing, and not just in word processors, but in most text editor windows, and that includes email message windows. Holding down the Ctrl key when using Backspace or Delete erases whole words instead of […]

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