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04
Mar
John Lister's picture

High Tech or Flop? Order Pizza Using Car Dashboard

Twenty years ago, ordering a pizza online was virtually unheard of, but in 1994, the first-ever online pizza transaction took place . The idea proved to be way ahead of its time, but eventually caught on and more restaurants followed suit. In recent ... years smartphone apps have been developed so that mobile users can order their favorite foods on the go. Flash forward to today, and now Domino's and Pizza Hut have both reached agreements to allow customers to place orders through unconventional means -- by using smart watches and dashboards on high-tech cars. Domino's is no stranger to ... (view more)

Thu
24
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft's Windows Live Essentials Goes Live Today

A public beta of Microsoft's highly-anticipated Windows Live Essentials will be made available today, and promises to lure many curious onlookers with Office Web Apps and new social networking and media sharing options. Many of the programs which ... were part of Windows XP have been taken out of Windows 7 and re-branded into Windows Live Essentials. Programs included are: Messenger, Photo Gallery, Mail, Movie Maker, Writer, Family Safety, and Toolbar, plus Microsoft Office Outlook Connector, Office Live Add-in, and Microsoft Silverlight. (Source: microsoft.com ) Windows Live Internet Integration ... (view more)

Wed
13
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Key Features in Windows 7: Upgrading from XP, Vista

As Windows 7 slowly creeps towards its holiday season release date , consumers will undoubtedly be wondering if the upgrade is worth it. In this article we'll briefly discuss some of the key features in Windows 7 that you won't find in Vista or XP. ... Let's start with the features new to Windows 7 -- particularly those that will be most appealing to consumers interested in making an early upgrade, or buying a new PC with Windows 7 loaded. Customization and Power Saving Options Perhaps the best part of Windows 7 is its customization options. To say the least, this is the most configurable ... (view more)

Wed
10
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Displaying Negative Times in MS Excel

My son-in-law came to me recently with a problem he was experiencing in MS Excel. He is a director in his company and is charged with keeping track of his employees' time. He wanted to be able to display a negative time in his MS Excel spreadsheet. ... I have to tell you -- I had a time figuring out this one. After doing some research and digging around a bit, I found that the easiest solution to this problem is to simply change the date system used by the workbook. I agree that it sounds a bit strange, but it works. The default date system for Windows versions of MS Excel is 1900 and if you are ... (view more)

Mon
30
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Display the Style Area in MS Word

When you uses Styles in Microsoft Word, you can see the style of the currently selected paragraph in the Style dropdown list on the Formatting toolbar. To see what style is applied to a paragraph, you may click the paragraph and look at the list on ... the toolbar. When you receive a document from someone else, whether it be someone in your office or someone from a remote location, wouldn't it be nice if you could instantly see what styles used for each paragraph in the document? Well you can, and I am going to tell you just how to accomplish that. I have been told by folks who work on Help Desks ... (view more)

Thu
28
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Saving a Contact Entry as a vCard: MS Outlook

In addition to sending vCards as e-mail attachments, Outlook allows you to save a contact entry to a file as a vCard. You might do this if you want to link to vCards on a web site so that others can download the vCards directly rather than receiving ... a message with the vCards attached. You might want to save a large number of contacts as vCards and send them to someone via a Zip disk or other removable media rather than through e-mail. Follow these steps to save a contact item as a vCard file: In Outlook, open the contact item you want to save as a vCard. Choose File, Export To vCard File. ... (view more)

Wed
08
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Block and Remove / Uninstall Internet Explorer 7 (IE7)

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) has been released as of November 1, 2006. If you're not ready for it yet, there are a few options to prevent its installation through Automatic Updates. Personally, I update my computer manually, so I can see what's being ... installed before it's installed. Reports say that IE7 is more secure and has more functionality than Internet Explorer 6 (some improvements include tabbed browsing and a built-in RSS reader) -- but I prefer to wait until they get a few more bugs worked out and some patches for the flaws that still exist before I'll agree to install it myself. Many ... (view more)

Thu
23
Feb
Dennis Faas's picture

Reveal Hidden Dialogues: Right-click Everywhere in MS Outlook

Do you habitually right-click? Even if you've never used a "right-click" dialogue menu before, it's fun to right-click and see what extra options are available, and where. Who knows -- the extra options you reveal might make a right-clicker out of ... you! Try it for yourself. In MS Outlook 2003, you can right-click on: Group headers to Collapse All or Expand All. The Day Planner's time scale to change the scale or access Time Zone settings. Any Day/Week/Month view for a host of options, including 'Go to Day'. Folders (including shortcuts on the Outlook bar) to see folder options. Any ... (view more)

Wed
07
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows Control Panel

The Control Panel is part of the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface (GUI) menu. It is accessible from the Start Menu, which allows users to view and manipulate basic system settings and controls, such as: adding hardware, adding/removing ... software, controlling user accounts, changing accessibility options, and more. The Control Panel is accessed by going into Start -> Settings -> Control Panel on Windows 95, 98, and Me and directly from Windows XP. Control Panel Categories in Windows XP In Windows XP, the following Control Panel options are present: Accessibility Options: allows ... (view more)

Mon
22
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

AutoImager Review

Synopsis: Got a bunch of pictures that need to be converted into another graphic format? AutoImager is a full-featured batch image converter and editor software application. AutoImage is very user friendly because it's completely 'interface-driven' ... -- simply pick the files you wish to convert or process, choose the options for the conversion or processing task, and you're ready to begin! All operations can be performed in batch mode for an entire list of selected images, and multiple filters can be applied to a single image in one batch conversion! This makes AutoImager a unique and a very ... (view more)

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