Portable Document Format – What is it? This may seem like an obvious question but it is possible that someone out there isn’t sure what a Portable Document Format (PDF) file is. The Adobe Acrobat Product line and the PDF file date back to the early […]
Ease of Access in Windows 7 Most of us are fortunate. Most of us don’t have debilitating physical conditions that may require huge adjustments in the way we interact with our environments. Others among us are not so lucky. There are an estimated 21 million blind adults in
Dexpot – What is a Virtual Desktop? Virtual desktops are extra desktops for various sets of icons, applications, browsers and anything else you might find a use for. I’ve recently been fortunate enough to have several monitors. I use one for writing, another for browsing the
Skype I’ve traded barbs with my friend James Hillier, seen his wonderful visage, spoken with him for many hours, and have not played a single game of chess. How wonderful. These things have all been made possible by VOIP (a rose by any other name –
BotNets – What are they? BotNet, short for Robot Network, is one of the scariest types of computer infection extant. We all know the internet is a dangerous place and many security measures must be adhered to in order to maintain some modicum of safety online.
MailStore MailStore is a great utility that will let you backup your online Web Mail. It will connect with web mail services such as GMail, Keiro, IceWarp, and any POP3 or IMAP services. So, this begs the question, “Why backup eMail?” The answer is pretty basic.
DrDataRAM – Using a RAM disk to speed up your PC – Part 2 This is part 2 of a two part article. I would highly recommend you read How to setup and use a RAM drive – Part 1 before proceeding. In this segment
A week ago I wrote an article about RAMDrives and my thoughts about them; I wrote about how I thought they should and should not be used. You can read all my rants and raves in the original RAM disk article. In any case, today
Should You install a RAMDrive? RAMDrives (also called RAMDisks) use, uh… RAM (Random Access Memory). That means that if you don’t have enough to begin with then a RAMDrive is not for you. What is enough? If you’re running Windows 7 (64-bit) then the sweet spot
Hard Drive Speeds Your hard drive speed has a lot of influence on the overall responsiveness of your computer. The faster, the better. There are good reasons to know how your hardware is performing and I’d like to touch upon that topic in this article.
instaGrok Versus Mainstream Search Engines instaGrok is new to me and I’m thoroughly taken by the concept. Normally, I would use a mainstream search engine such as Google or Bing to find information on the internet. They are both remarkable tools giving anyone with internet
Grammar vs Spelling Grammar and spelling are two very different things. Grammar rules the way sentences are put together– Syntax. Spelling rules how words are put together in a sequence of letters. Jim Hillier, my favorite down-under Australian buddy, and I have been talking about
CPU Priority – What is it? Before the days of multi-core processors multitasking was a myth. Computers were linear in design. That is, they did one thing at a time. The illusion of multitasking came from the fact they did it so darn fast. Like
Over-Clocking… the beginning Now, I don’t pretend for a minute to be an expert in over-clocking a computer. To the contrary, I am a newbie. I have made a few feeble attempts in order to not only experiment but to learn and, hopefully, get