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Sunglasses & Trench Coats: Your Guide to the New Facebook Privacy Settings

In a thinly veiled attempt to compete with high traffic sites like Twitter, Facebook’s new privacy settings have upset some of its more clandestine users. The problem is this: these new modifications may put you at risk of publically publishing more information than you had originally intended. But don’t let this ruin your day. A […]
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Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Computer Safe

1. Anti-Virus Program: Remember that it is not enough to simply have an anti-virus program, it is important to make sure it is updated regularly and running scheduled scans on your computer. Many times you can set these tasks to run at a time when you are not working on your machine (like in the middle of the night). There are a number of quality programs out there and some are even free. [...]
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Easy Image Resizing

When you email a photo, you’ll want to reduce the size of the file since large digital images can take a long time to view or download and potentially be too large for someone’s inbox. This can be done in most image editing programs, such as Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, and even Microsoft Office Picture […]
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Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to let you work quickly without lifting your hands from the keyboard. Here are some basics that can help you cut down on the number of times you reach for the mouse every day: CTRL + S: This saves the file that you’re working on. CTRL + C: Use […]
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Google search tips

Google is a great way to search for information on the web, but not everyone knows that you can quickly get specific information with search modifiers. Here are a few ways you can refine your searches: 1. stock: ticker symbol – This will give you stock information as well as links to relevant sites. For […]
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Backing up your data

Most corporate networks have a system for backing up all company data stored on the server. But what about all the personal photos, pictures, and music that are on your home computer? Most people think about backing up their data about 5 minutes after it’s too late to do any good. Make sure you’re not […]
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Microsoft Outlook keyboard shortcuts

For those who use email regularly, click here to check out a listing of some useful keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Outlook 2007. If you are interested in upgrading to Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Outlook 2007, contact us today.
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Convert old Office files to the 2007 version

If you’ve recently upgraded to Microsoft Office 2007 and want to quickly convert your old Office documents to the Office 2007 format, click here for step-by-step instructions. This is a great way to avoid manually updating every file separately.
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Use the web to manage the gas crunch

With the U.S. national average gas price up to $4 a gallon and climbing, here are a few helpful user-submitted websites to check regularly: These sites make it easy to monitor which stations have the best prices in your area. Updates are made frequently, so check as often as you like. Do keep […]
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Get up-to-date Antivirus Software

According to security experts, the total number of viruses will reach one million by the end of 2008. Malware (“Malicious Software” designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system with the owner’s informed consent) writers have been forced to create new types of viruses more regularly as computer users improve their security practices. The number […]
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