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Posted By : scottmin | Tuesday, 31 August 2010 | views(1808)
Want to know the time without pulling your iPhone or iPod touch out of your pocket while listening to music? Click and hold down on the center button on your headset (a must for the iPod touch because of a lack of a built in mic), or click and hold down on the home Button on the iPhone and ask "What time is it?" Your iPhone or iPod touch will tell you the time in a female robot voice.
Posted By : scottmin | Monday, 02 August 2010 | views(518)

Windows 7 finally introduces a feature that other operating systems have had for years - the ability to burn ISO images to CDs or DVDs. And it couldn't be much easier to use.

  • Just double-click the ISO image, choose the drive with the blank disc, click Burn and watch as your disc is created.

Checking “Verify disc afte

Posted By : scottmin | Wednesday, 28 July 2010 | views(1459)
If you've launched one instance of a program but want to start another, then don't fight your way back through the Start menu.

Hold down Shift and click on the program's icon (or middle-click it), and Windows 7 will start a new instance for you
Posted By : CDW | Sunday, 18 July 2010 | views(1476)
Fifty-five percent of CDW’s Security Straw Poll respondents say it is likely their organization will be attacked by a botnet within the next two years – 53 percent say they could do more to protect themselves. To better prepare, inform and educate non-IT management. It is important to obtain business buy-in to the botnet threat by highlighting the potential exposure from loss or theft of proprietary data.
Posted By : scottmin | Monday, 12 July 2010 | views(1427)
Startup Repair
If you've upgraded to Windows 7 it's a good insurance to create a system repair disc in case you run into problems booting up the OS later on.

Click Start, Maintenance, Create a System Repair Disc, and let Windows 7 build a bootable emergency disc.

If the worst does happen then it could be the easiest way to get your PC running again.
Posted By : scottmin | Monday, 05 July 2010 | views(1153)
CDW’s Security Straw Poll  found that while 47 percent of respondents say they are very prepared for a botnet attack, more bots are detected by better equipped organizations.  Many botnets are likely going undetected.  Organizations should take botnets more seriously and consider protection as a key tactic to prevent data loss/theft.
Posted By : scottmin | Tuesday, 22 June 2010 | views(1162)
Executive support plays a key role in information security preparedness.  CDW’s Security Straw Poll  found that 84 percent of respondents in organizations with a stronger information security infrastructure say their executive team understands the risk of cyber security breaches, compared to 59 percent of those in more challenged organizations.

IT executives with more challenged organizations need to con
Posted By : scottmin | Tuesday, 15 June 2010 | views(1891)
Go to Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network and Sharing Center.
Click on Manage Wireless Networks on the left pane. A list of wireless networks that the PC connected to previously is saved with passwords or security keys. Click to highlight on a wireless network connection to view its network security key and the right click on it and select Properties.
Click on Security tab. The network security key for the wireless networ
Posted By : scottmin | Tuesday, 08 June 2010 | views(1480)
As the local PC expert, I'm very used to friends and family asking for help with their computer troubles. It's frustrating, but Microsoft feels your pain, and Windows 7 includes an excellent new solution in the Problem Steps Recorder.

When any app starts misbehaving under Windows 7 then all you need do is click :Start, type PSR and press Enter, then click Start Record.

When they continue working with the PC, then the P
Posted By : Nag | Sunday, 30 May 2010 | views(1189)
Did you know that you could sort your email inbox in any number of ways? This technology tip is all about sorting that huge list of emails in your inbox. Please note that this tip is based on Microsoft Outlook but other email programs should have similar features.

Here's how to sort the messages in your Inbox:

Open up Outlook and look at the bar across the top of your Inbox. You should see heading titles there like

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