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Tue
16
Jan
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Business Contact Manager: MS Outlook

A reader recently inquired: " In MS Outlook, how can I get all of the items from a Contact's Activity Page to copy into MS Word? " With Outlook Business Contact manager, you can capture and track opportunities so follow up on business leads, etc. ... You can also efficiently re-use existing business data for other purposes. You can take advantage of existing customer information by importing it directly into Outlook with Business Contact Manager and eliminate the need to re-key the Information. You can export the data to another copy of Outlook with Business Contact Manager, or a comma ... (view more)

Sat
30
Dec
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Begin a Chart from Scratch: MS Word

By default, the toolbars for Microsoft Graph appear on a single row. Click More Buttons to display additional buttons you can use to build and format your chart. You must change the sample chart and data to reflect your own figures. Each change you ... make in the datasheet will immediately appear on the sample chart. Click the datasheet and type your text and numbers. Press Tab or arrow keys to navigate from cell to cell. Add more rows or columns by typing them. Eliminate data by selecting and pressing Delete. Alternatively, you can keep the data in the datasheet but not include it in the chart ... (view more)

Fri
06
Oct
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Dell Wants You To Recycle Your Old PC

What do you do with a computer that you no longer need? You can always give it away, but then there's worries that another person might have access to previous and private information once held on the PC ... or, you can just store it in a garage and ... watch it take up space and gather dust. Neither option sounds very appealing, does it? ;-) Now computer maker Dell is offering another choice to U.S. consumers: If you own a Dell brand PC or accessory, you can recycle it for free. A company worker will come pick it up from your home at no charge. Computer recycling, however, is hardly a new ... (view more)

Thu
28
Sep
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AOL Sued over Public Release of Search-Related Data

What would you do if you found records of your personal search information haphazardly sprinkled all over the web? For three AOL subscribers, the reckless mismanagement of their personal data sparked a class-action lawsuit against the Internet giant ... this past Friday. This is the first time AOL has been sued for the intentional release of over 19 million search requests made by about 650,000 subscribers during a period of three months. The Internet service provider is being charged under the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act and California's consumer-protection laws. (Source: ... (view more)

Fri
22
Sep
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View All Data in Worksheet: MS Excel

An Excel worksheet is packed with hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of cells containing data. You can either view the complete data region (the area where you have input data) in the worksheet, or magnify / reduce the selected data region to the ... size of the window using the following method: Select the current region. Press Ctrl + *. Choose View | Zoom. Select Fit selection. Click OK. Increase the amount of data that appears in the window by hiding window elements such as the sheet tabs, toolbars, formula bar and status bar. Choose Tools | Options. Select the View tab. Clear the check boxes ... (view more)

Sun
13
Aug
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View All Data in a Worksheet: MS Excel

An Excel worksheet is packed with hundreds or thousands of cells containing data. You can either view the complete data region in the worksheet or magnify or reduce the selected data region to the size of the window. Follow the steps below: Select ... the current region an press CTRL + *. Choose View | Zoom. Select Fit selection. Click OK. You can increase the amount of data that appears in the window by hiding window elements such as the sheet tabs, toolbars, formula bar and status bar. Choose Tools | Options. Select the View tab. Clear the check boxes for Row ... (view more)

Fri
28
Jul
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'Smart Data Recovery', and 'Black Box'

Smart Data Recovery Smart Data Recovery is a data recovery tool for Windows operating system that supports the FAT and NTFS file systems. The software easily recovers data from hard disks, digital cameras, and any type of storage media, including: ... flash drives, USB drives, memory stick, PC card, multimedia card, secure digital card and diskette. http://www.smartpctools.com/recovery/ Black Box Black Box is a steganography application hides a hidden message in plain sight. BlackBox makes use of a single Bitmap to hide any written message. This secret message can be concealed within the image ... (view more)

Tue
18
Jul
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Nothing Short of Pure Magic: Genie Backup Manager v7 Released!

Last year, infopackets.com went on a quest to find the most ideal backup software available based on very stringent criteria . That expedition ended with the discovery of Genie Backup Manager. Well, as any good treasure hunter can attest to, there's ... always more gold to be found ... and in this case, it's the launch of Genie Backup Manager version 7! Reminder: What Is Genie Backup Manager? Genie Backup Manager (GBM) is an easy-to-use and extremely versatile all-in-one backup solution. Among some of its basic backup features, Genie Backup Manager can archive any file or folder, emails, media ... (view more)

Tue
27
Jun
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This Stolen Laptop Will Self Destruct in 5 Seconds

The crusade to combat data theft has produced a recent technology which was only previously seen in movies. Those interested in protecting sensitive data can now turn to software which erases files from a remote location, or by using a chemical that ... physically destroys a hard drive. Absolute Software's "Computrace LoJack for Laptops" can ask the company to wipe out files from a hard drive the next time a computer connects to the Internet. In a process which takes anywhere from ten to thirty minutes, random information overwrites the computer's data several times, rendering the original files ... (view more)

Fri
19
May
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How To Build Your Own External Hard Drive

An External Hard drive can come in handy for backing up files or freeing up some disk space on your PC. The only problem is they can be pretty expensive. An easy alternative is to buy a drive enclosure for about $20 and build your own using an ... internal hard drive. Building your own external hard drive enclosure can be done in as little as 5 to 10 minutes time, and without opening up your PC's case. Not only does assembling your own external hard drive save money, it provides flexibility in choosing the connections, capacity and style that fit your needs. It is also an excellent way to make ... (view more)

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