Archive for May, 2010

Watch out for fake virus alerts

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Watch out for fake virus alerts Rogue security software, also known as “scareware,” is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions. How does rogue security software get on my computer? Rogue […]

Two monitors are better than one

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Two monitors are better than one You can never have enough screen space, especially when organizing and working on your digital pictures. Instead of buying a larger monitor, if you’re using Windows 7, Vista, or XP, you can buy an inexpensive second monitor and connect it to your computer—instantly doubling your desktop space. There are […]

4 reasons to synchronize your phone with your PC

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

4 reasons to synchronize your phone with your PC Think about how much you do – or could do – with your phone: make phone calls and send and receive e-mail, IM and text messages. You probably download TV shows, movies and music to your phone. And of course, you take, send, and receive photos. […]

Add more memory to your computer

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Add more memory to your computer I used to have the dining room table all to myself. Taxes, Christmas cards, birthday gift-wrap, household bills — I would spread out until the job was done. Nowadays, with one child drawing pictures, another doing homework, and a third fiddling with Lite-Brite, I’m relegated to a tiny corner […]

6 ways to ensure your e-mail gets read

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

If you’re like a lot of us, you get so much e-mail every day that you might spend as little as 15 seconds scanning a message to determine how it applies to you. Now, imagine that other people are reading your e-mail the same way. If they can’t quickly identify the purpose of your message, […]