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Windows Live Essentials

In case you haven’t found it, Microsoft has released a neat little package that will enhance your Windows experience. It’s called Windows Live Essentials.

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Patches

This week our good friends at Microsoft made Internet Explorer 9 publicly available. So, the question remains, should you install it?

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Patches

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 was released two weeks ago to the public. What exactly did Microsoft fix in this massive update? Should you install it?

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Email

The past four entries to this series have shown us what we shouldn’t do when on the Internet. Now, what proactive steps can you take to make sure you’re safe while surfing?

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Email

How often have you experienced this scenario? You open your favorite web browser and start going to different sites on the Internet. After a few minutes you notice that a number of other windows have opened up. These windows are advertising other products, some based on the sites you’ve just visited. You close one of the windows and another opens up in its place. To make matters worse, these windows start opening a new window every few seconds. Welcome to the world of pop-ups!

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Email

Email has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives, particularly in the business world. We correspond with coworkers, clients, partners, family members, and random acquaintances over email more frequently than we speak with them. With that said, our inboxes are filled most every day. So, should we treat all email equally?

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Downloads

In this part of our series, we’ll address the precautions you should take when downloading content on the Internet.

The Internet has a plethora of content which is fit for consumption. However, not all of it needs to be stored on your computer.

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Part 1: Just Browsing We're starting a new series of articles will hopefully advise readers as to some good habits to develop in order to limit exposure to viruses, malware, and other damaging agents on the Internet. Basic Internet usage has become a staple for many, but even with the ease of accessibility and use, the Internet is filled with dangers both to your computer and data as well as to your identity and reputation. The first of our entries to this series covers how you cruise around on the Information Superhighway.

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Doing More with Office Doing More with Word In today's installment of "Tech Tip Tuesday" we link to a Microsoft video on doing more with your footnotes. Enjoy!

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New, Robust Feature It’s a well-known fact that in most word processing programs, you can hold your left mouse button and drag text to highlight it. From that point, you can then cut/copy the text or change the formatting of text. Microsoft Word 2007 and now 2010 take this concept a couple of steps further. The first item you can do is select multiple pieces of text, even if separated, at once. You can do this by holding down the CTRL and Shift keys on your keyboard and then dragging over the pieces of text you wish to modify.

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Hiding Windows Updates

Microsoft releases updates to Windows and other products quite frequently. At times though, the update may be one you do not want. Perhaps it will break functionality of a third-party application on your computer. Maybe it updates a feature of Windows that you do not use. Whatever the reason, you may wish to not install the update and also hide it from the list of updates available. Let's look at how to get more control over these updates.

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