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Free Quick Start Guides for Office 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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Microsoft has released a total of 9 free PDF ‘Quick Start Guides’ for their recently released Office 2013 suite of applications. These guides are aimed at both the new user and those coming from older versions of Office. There is a guide for each of the following: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, [...]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview–Part 1

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview–Part 1

Is it worth your time? This may be the question on many minds since yesterday’s public release of the “Consumer Preview” bits. It was on mine. I took a look at the Developer Preview the day it went live – excited to see what “Windows, reimagined and reinvented” would be like. I think I promised [...]

Windows 8 Developer Preview Drops

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Windows 8 Developer Preview Drops

While I haven’t spent every waking minute following Windows 8, I have been skimming articles as they come up and as time permits. I’ve been exposed to enough to know I’m pretty excited for the new platform even after investing in Windows 7 for all 5 PCs in our home. What did catch me by [...]

Master thine keyboard; Be a better person!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Or at least more productive… in theory… If you’re the type of person that strives for efficiency, you had better know your keyboard and the shortcuts like the number of eyes on your pet. Or something. The truth is, reaching for that svelte, curvy mouse on your desk wastes time. When you spend as much [...]

A Day Made of Glass

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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So this is not the first future-oriented video we’ve seen, nor is it overly recent but the amount of traffic it has garnered in the two months since its release has been quite impressive – and it’s easy to see why! The 5 minute video depicts Corning’s wide range of  imagined glass applications in the [...]

Windows Phone 7 “NoDo” Update

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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  While some are reporting the long-awaited update is available to all, others are saying they are still waiting patiently. After reading many reports, I decided to see if my Samsung Focus would be one of the lucky recipients. Unfortunately, still as of 9PM EST on the 22nd, no update is to be found. The [...]

Last Pass comes to WP7

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Last Pass comes to WP7

Last Pass for Windows Phone 7 Those of you who use Last Pass on a PC know just how handy it can be, not having to remember or input passwords for all the various sites that require them. It’s not a stretch of the imagination to think that a secure password manager would be even [...]

Hands-on: BlackBerry PlayBook

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Hands-on: BlackBerry PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook has had its fair share of skeptics since its initial surfacing but the general consensus - especially of those who have managed to get their hands on the device – seems to have swayed towards a ‘glass might actually be half full’ outlook for RIM. When the first official video surfaced back in September, [...]

Windows Anytime Upgrade; they really mean Anytime!

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Windows Anytime Upgrade; they really mean Anytime!

The most recent addition to our family of tech was an Asus Netbook, the 1015PN that shipped with Windows 7 Starter. Surprisingly, once Microsoft lifted the originally slated 3 concurrent program limit, the operating system became rather usable. Still, there were reasons for wanting to upgrade, namely, enabling the nVidia Optimus automatic graphics switching that [...]

Upgrading Windows 1.0 to 7, one version at a time.

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Follow this fun little experiment where every major Microsoft operating system, starting from an install of MS Dos 5.0 all the way to Windows 7 is upgraded, in order, on a single (virtual) machine. On a side note, I love that this guy sounds like Roy Trenneman from the IT Crowd For more information, visit [...]