Friday, January 29, 2010

Free Microsoft Help!

A reminder from APCUG -
Did you know that Microsoft in the US will give free 7 by 24 support if you computer becomes infected with malwareyou. You just need to call 1-866-pcsafety (yes more that 7 numbers but you will remember the number that way).

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Windows 7 & Vista "God Mode"

Here is a tip on CNET:

Create a new folder (desktop is fine) and then rename it exactly the following --


After renaming, double-click on the folder and it will open to reveal one-stop shopping for access all of the operating system's control panels from within a single folder!

NOTE: Works on 32-bit Vista and Windows 7 but is said to crash 64-bit versions.

Original CNET story:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Got a new computer? Install these nine programs right away

Start your new PC off right with high-rated free software.

New computer? Feed it a healthy diet of powerful software.

By Chris Gaylord Staff Writer for The Christian Science Monitor / January 7, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

ReadWriteWeb has some great suggestions: "8 Things Every Geek Needs to Do Before 2010". You don't need to consider yourself a "Geek" to take advantage of these good reminders!!!

Setting up a New PC

PC Magazines article: Make the Most of Your New PC has good suggestions.

"Unlike most electronic devices, which you can plug in and use instantly, PCs—particularly those with Windows—need some adjustment before they're ready for everyday use.",2817,2337550,00.asp

Technology predictions 2010

The Technobabble Blog has put together a collection of technology predicitons for 2010 from IDC, Gartner, Screen Digest, Elemental Links, Freeform Dynamics, Quocirca, Interpret, CCS Insight, RedMonk, Juniper Research, Interpret, IDEAS International.