Friday, June 25, 2010

Top 10 computer history Web sites | 10 Things |

If you’re a computer history buff — or you just want to revisit the tech of your youth — check out these museum sites featuring articles, pictures, forums, and even the first TV commercials for PCs.

Friday, June 18, 2010

How Does the New Hotmail Stack Up to Gmail?

This may come as a surprise, but the new Microsoft Hotmail is actually pretty good. But how does it stack up to Google's email champion, Gmail? Here's a look at the good and bad of both services.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

23 Things Not To Write In An E-mail : NPR

Every e-mail you write could wind up in court. Everybody knows this, but people still act like it will never happen to them. If you can't help yourself — if you just have to write that incriminating e-mail — you can at least avoid a few obvious red flags.

Monday, June 14, 2010

How To Permanently Delete Your Account on Popular Websites - Smashing Magazine

We all have an increasing number of sites and online services we’re members of, and sometimes it all gets a little overwhelming. At times, we just need to delete our memberships to some sites, either in an effort to simplify our lives or just because we’ve grown tired of a particular site or service.

What we often don’t realize when signing up for all these accounts, though, is how difficult it can be to permanently delete our accounts when we’ve had enough. Some require complicated, multi-step processes that can stretch over the course of days (or weeks). Others take less time, but still require multiple steps by the user.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

HP’s ePrint: Print From Devices With No Printing Support

Major development this morning: The iPad can finally print! But this breakthrough isn’t being unveiled at Apple’s WWDC keynote. Apple can’t take any credit for it, either–and actually, the news also involves the iPhone, Android phones, BlackBerrys, other smartphones, and other devices that do e-mail and file attachments.

It’s a new feature called ePrint that HP is building into a trio of all-in-one printers. The goal is audacious: enable printing from gadgets that have no built-in support for printing, without requiring so much as installing an app. It’s a logical one for HP to pursue, given that devices that can’t print can’t help consumers use up ink. And the way HP did it is surprisingly simple: It built drivers into the printers themselves, and gave them Wi-Fi networking and e-mail addresses.

The Ultimate Guide to Home Networking - PCWorld

Home networking is never as simple as merely connecting device A to device B. This guide will walk you through the jargon of setting up a home network. The article focuses on PC networking, but talks about consumer electronics gear in the context of delivering material from your PC to the living room, as well as Internet connectivity.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Google Cloud Print

With Google Cloud Print, Google wants to build a printing experience that enables any app (web, desktop, or mobile) on any device to print to any printer anywhere in the world.

Woman Sues Google over Bad Directions Update: It Was Dark - PCWorld

Apparently nobody ever told her to look both ways before crossing

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Office Tab | Business Download | PCWorld

Office Tab solves one of Microsoft Office's shortcomings: How to handle multiple documents open in different windows. Unlike Web browsers, Office doesn't use tabs, so you can't see at a glance all the documents you're working on, and it's not easy to switch between them. Office Tab solves the problem by putting tabs on Office, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Every time you create or open a new document, that document runs in its own tab. To switch between tabs, simply click on the one you want to use. You can also use keyboard shortcuts to switch as well.

You can also customize how the tabs work, for example, by determining where to place them, what shortcuts to use, and whether to hide the Tabs bar when only one tab is open.

At $25, Office Tab isn't overly expensive. If you often find yourself fumbling around when switching between open documents, it may well be worth it for you.