printer

Mon
21
Jul
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Your Printer May Be Spying On You

In yet another case where government appears to be above the law, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has issued a report warning that your printer may be spying on you. Some color laser manufacturers are encoding each page with identifying ... information -- secret code that could be used to identify the printer and, potentially, the person who used it. Without your knowledge or consent, an act you assume is private could become public. What's worse is that there are no laws to prevent abuse. There's little to stop the Secret Service from using printer codes to secretly trace the origin of ... (view more)

Wed
28
May
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HP Bit by the 'Green' Bug

Last week, I wrote about environmental watchdog Climate Counts' criticism of Apple's sustainability policy. On the heels of that report comes a new initiative by Hewlett-Packard to create a 'green printer'. According to the Climate Counts study, HP ... scored 68% success, putting it in the "striding" category, as opposed to companies "stuck", like Apple, or just "starting", like Dell and Nokia. (Source: climatecounts.org ) Since, 1992, HP has been intent on improving its environmental record. The company's website claims that it has endeavoured to use recycled materials, minimize containers and ... (view more)

Tue
04
Dec
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'Anti Freeze', and 'Printer Anywhere'

Anti Freeze Anti Freeze offers a last recourse when you find your computer in a hung state. Because programs consume too much CPU or too much memory or too many programs have been started, your computer has can become unresponsive. The mouse might ... still move but no programs are responding and you cannot switch to other programs or even close them. You have even tried to start the Windows Task Manager and even that won't work because it does not get enough attention from the scheduler to respond to your mouse clicks and keyboard presses. Rather than press the restart button, you can press the ... (view more)

Thu
25
Oct
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Baffling Identity Theft Leads to Arrest

Techie criminals aren't just concerned with pilfering your personal details or uploading incessant spyware ads. They're also regular, dumb thieves who, like the average Quickie-Mart robber, make some incredibly bold and ridiculous decisions. It's ... hard not to be floored by the story of Timothy Scott Short, whose brain is clearly not working up-to-size. On the night of October 5, the St. Charles contract office, a division of the Missouri Department of Revenue, experienced a break-in. A thief made off with both a PC and a printer, which together could be used to produce fake driver licenses. ( ... (view more)

Tue
10
Jul
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Print Multiple Sheets on One Page in MS Excel

If you ever have the need or desire to print several worksheets on one page in MS Excel, you can do it. Just follow the steps below. Choose Print from the File menu. Excel displays the Print dialog box. In the 'Print What' area of the dialog box, ... choose Entire Workbook. Click the Properties button. Excel displays the Properties dialog box for the printer. All printers are different so you will have to poke around a bit in your printer's properties to find the right place. With my printer, I select: Options. Paper Set Up. Then select Make Post or Many Pages on a Sheet. Set the Pages Per Sheet ... (view more)

Wed
20
Dec
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'Remote Script', and 'Pdf Printer'

Remote Script Remote Script lets you execute commands and scripts on a remote machine. http://simply-ware.com/ Pdf Printer PDF Printer is a completely free program that allows you create PDFs by printing to a PDF document from any Microsoft Windows ... application. No ads. Supports Windows 2000, 2003, XP and Vista (both x64 and x86 platforms). http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php (view more)

Thu
20
Jul
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Print a Worksheet: MS Excel

After you've spent time creating a workbook, you'll want to print a copy on paper. Although many files are only viewed electronically, paper copies are still used for several reasons: To be able to examine the file away from the computer To keep a ... copy as a permanent record To send it in the mail or by fax As soon as you click the Print button, you might see these items on your screen: A dialog box opens explaining what is being printed. To stop the printing process, click Cancel. A printer icon appears on the right side of the taskbar, near the clock. A single copy of the worksheet you see ... (view more)

Thu
12
Jan
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'Dial A Fix', and 'Printer Info'

Dial A Fix Dial-a-fix is a collection of known fixes that repair common Windows issues, such as Windows Update, SSL, Microsoft Installer, and other problems. Most of the fixes are found in Microsoft Knowledgebase articles. When you see a list of ... DLLs that Microsoft is telling you to use REGSVR32 on, chances are they are already included in Dial-a-fix. You can figure out what most checkboxes do by hovering over them with your mouse. The tooltip describes what is going on (usually in command-line terminology). For instance, if you hover over 'Stop service' under the WU/WUA section, it tells you ... (view more)

Fri
06
Jan
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Clean Epson Print Head

Infopackets Reader George S. writes: " Dear Dennis, Since I can't seem to get a response from Epson, I wonder if you have any information about the approximate print head life of a low priced printer like the Epson C66. I have printed about 5,000 ... pages in black, using the normal text mode, and now the print head seems to be showing signs of wear. Is this about normal? " My response: Printing 5,000 pages should not cause your printer to wear-out prematurely. My best guess is that your print head is clogged with ink (rather than worn away). If you used an ink refill as opposed to ... (view more)

Thu
15
Sep
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Can't print because QuickLink III isn't installed?

Infopackets Reader John M. writes: " Dear Dennis, I recently had to reinstall AOL. Now when I try to print something, I receive an error message stating that I must install QuickLink III before I can use my printer. I can't print anything now! What ... is QuickLink III and where do I download it so I can print again? Please Help! " My response: QuickLink III is a fax program and may have come bundled with your computer (or you may have installed it at some point in the past). Because Quick Link III is a fax program, it uses a special fax printer driver for decoding received faxes. The ... (view more)

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