Category Archives: Computing

Setting up voicemail in Skype

When my Verizon FiOS phone went out for the third time in less than two months, I decided to give Skype a try to see if it could work as a replacement. The quality of the calls is much better … Continue reading

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Don’t spam me, bro!

Google Mail is rolling out a new feature. I feel about most new features the way Lou Grant felt about spunk. The new feature lets you email anyone on Google+ even if you don’t know their email address. Isn’t that … Continue reading

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Caveat Misleading Lying Links

Notice that this email claims that the displayed link goes to linkedin.com. If you hover over the claimed link, however, the actual URL displays at the bottom of most browser windows (Chrome, in this case). This is how spammers entice … Continue reading

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Public Wi-Fi Safety

If you use public Wi-Fi, you need to be aware of the potential dangers to your data and passwords. Firesheep has widened the risk by providing a snooping tool that’s easy to use. Just a few minutes exposure to a … Continue reading

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Will My Laptop Work in Ireland?

If you’re traveling abroad, you might be wondering whether your laptop will work at your destination. You’ll be happy to know that almost every laptop manufactured today has a power supply that works with anywhere from 100 to 240 volts. … Continue reading

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Beware of Public Wi-Fi

Have you heard about Firesheep? It’s an extension for Firefox that allows anyone on the same network as you to tap into your session on non-secure (non-HTTPS) websites, instantly logging in as YOU. There are defenses, but few people know … Continue reading

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Whither “Edit Links to Files”?

A Biblical student writes: I am enjoying your Word 2007 Bible. I am currently studying for the Word MOS and I hope you have a moment to answer this Word query. On page 305 – chapter 18 – Pictures and … Continue reading

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Fixing the Firefox Google Toolbar Settings Issue

Sometimes, small victories are the best. For the past few days, the Google Toolbar was acting up in Firefox, and not doing what it was supposed to do. I tried deleting selected registry entries. No joy. I tried uninstalling and … Continue reading

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Paste Unformatted Text, Revisited

A while back, I published an article in Dian Chapman’s TechTrax about how to create a keyboard shortcut for pasting the contents of the clipboard as plain text. That article, entitled Paste Special Unformatted Text at Your Fingertips, was mostly … Continue reading

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My favorite Outlook 2010 Feature

Are you using the Office 2010 public beta? It’s pretty darn stable and I’ve been using it since November. One thing I like in particular about Outlook 2010 is that the Navigation Pane font can be changed directly at long … Continue reading

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