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Wed
01
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Delete Bad Addresses: MS Outlook

Microsoft Outlook tries to be very helpful and keeps track of the people that you correspond with. There are pros and cons to this behavior, however. On the plus side, Outlook remembers addresses you've used in the past, even if you have never ... stored them as Contacts and you can retrieve them by typing only the first few letters. The cons however, go on for a bit. The worst is that as you update your contacts, the AutoComplete name cache file remains static. So even though you have changed Aunt Mary's address several times in the last year, the one Outlook suggests when you start typing Mary ... (view more)

Thu
05
Oct
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WinShampoo 2: Two Incredible PC Utilities In One!

Have you ever taken a good, long, hard look at everything stored on your computer? Chances are there are heaps of redundant and unnecessary files that are taking up valuable disk space and cluttering up your file system. Why are they there? What's ... their purpose? And how in the world did they get on your PC in the first place? If you've owned a computer for any length of time, you have inevitably downloaded, installed, and later gotten rid of program after program. What you may not realize, though, is that uninstalling a program often leaves you with "leftovers." Now, you'd think that the " ... (view more)

Wed
27
Sep
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Will Genie Backup Restore My Applications?

Infopackets Reader Paul D. writes: " Dear Infopackets Team, I was impressed by the reviews of Genie Backup that I read through infopackets. However, one thing is unclear: can Genie Backup Manager (GBM) also backup installed programs and ... applications? I ask this because backing up an installed program is not as obvious as just copying over the folder where the program is installed to; it is a well known fact that many programs install to multiple [unknown] locations on a PC, including the system registry. I have Paint Shop Pro 9 and a few other applications I'd like to backup but am worried ... (view more)

Tue
15
Aug
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Creating Templates: Outlook 2003

Ever get tired of sending out the same old e-mail to everyone in your department every month? Well do I have a cool tip for you! In Outlook 2003 you can create an e-mail message and save it as a template so that you can use it over and over again. ... If you use Word as your e-mail editor, you will have to disable that option. To do this, select Tools | Options and select the Mail Format tab. De-select the Use Microsoft Word to edit email messages, then click apply and OK. From the Outlook menu, select File | New, Mail Message. Complete the Subject portion of the message and type any desired text ... (view more)

Fri
11
Aug
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'Tabby File', and 'Advanced Windows Care Personal'

Tabby File Tabby File is a minimalist file explorer for Windows without the bloat and obscure features of the more fancy explorer replacements. http://bradlima.com/index.php?page=tabbyFile Advanced Windows Care Personal Advanced WindowsCare v2 ... Personal is a comprehensive PC care tool that takes an integrated approach to help protect, repair and optimize your computer. It provides an One-Click, All-In-One and Super-Fast solution for PC maintenance and protection. http://www.iobit.com/ (view more)

Wed
26
Jul
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'Beam File', and 'Disk Defrag'

Beam File Send files up to 5 gigs in size. Sending one or more files with BeamFile is easy: choose files to send, send an e-mail message to the recipient, and that's it! The recipient will receive an e-mail message with a link that will allow her ... (and only her!) to retrieve the file. http://www.beamfile.com/ Disk Defrag Defragment disks in only a few minutes. Fragmentation leads to system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startup and shutdown and sometimes to system failures. Useful disk fragmentation map and detailed fragmentation report. Windows XP Home and Professional, 2000/2003 and Vista ... (view more)

Tue
25
Jul
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Bit Torrent: What is it?

In the world of computing -- especially home computing -- one of the things we enjoy most is gathering new and interesting programs to make a difference in our lives. I suppose it could be considered a cyber extension of the 'Hunter/Gatherer' part ... of us; we go to a download site and browse the lists looking for the one thing that will make our days a little brighter. We find it and click the file we want, and our computers are connected to the server that stores the file -- and eventually, the file is transferred to our system. From there, what goes on is a little more in depth (but it's ... (view more)

Thu
20
Jul
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British Courts Order ISPs to Reveal Accounts of 59 Music Pirates

Despite very liberal views on sex, drugs, and drinking age, Europe is becoming a conservative force in rooting out peer-to-peer (p2p) file sharing. Just weeks after Spain made it a civil offense for individuals to download music and a criminal ... offense for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to allow it, the British music industry is now demanding that two ISPs give up the names of 59 accounts. Although Spain remains the more aggressive of the two countries in weeding out file sharers, Britain's corporate community is forming its own strong-arm policy in making illegal music downloads a thing of ... (view more)

Thu
13
Jul
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MS Excel Security Leaks Becoming Flood

Users of Excel's immensely popular spreadsheets are increasingly having to look over their shoulder. Insiders are today reporting that a new security leak -- for the third this month -- has been discovered within the program. Excel 2000, 2002, 2003 ... and Office 2000, XP and 2003 are all affected, and the fallout is driving accountants into the fetal position. The most recently reported flaw allows attackers to carry out their own commands by convincing a user that a repair is needed on a specific file. Once that file is opened, hackers can do what they wish to an affected users' system. Caught ... (view more)

Wed
12
Jul
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P2P Crackdown: Spain Makes File-Sharing Illegal

It is a civil (and in some cases criminal) offense to file share over the Internet. And as of Tuesday, June 27th, this is reality for thousands of downloaders in Spain. Recently, the country's Congress passed legislation banning unauthorized ... peer-to-peer sharing of files. The difference between North American crackdowns and those in Spain lies in the aggressive nature of the Spanish legislation. It is a criminal offense for P2P (Peer to Peer) networks to allow downloading, and a civil offense for anyone to engage in this downloading, even for personal use. (Source: tmcnet.com ) Long History ... (view more)

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