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16-04-2018
Meeting Guides - April 2018
Windows 10 Using Windows Snap Assist
Windows 10 Using Windows Task View
Windows 10 Using Windows Virtual Desktop

08-04-2018
Apps for Apple Macs, iPads and iPhones
You are probably aware that applications for Mac computers, iPads and iPhones can either be a Paid app that costs money or it can be Free.  What you might not be aware of is that on a daily basis some developers of apps will offer Paid apps for free for a short period of time.

So your question right now is "How do I find out about these apps?"

The answer is simple.  Go to https://appsliced.co.  You can sign up for a newsletter to be received via email or simply go to the site. 

it is recommended that you visit the website daily as sometimes the period that the Paid app will be free for is short (e.g. one day) and sometimes the savings can be quite significant.  A recent example was an app for free that normally costs $49.99.

Note:  Always check before purchasing the app as sometimes these offers are applicable to Apple's US Store only.


08-04-2018
Meeting Guides - March 2018
Windows 10 Using Search in Windows
Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts
Windows 10 More keyboard shortcuts 

08-04-2018
Meeting Guides - February 2018
Windows 10 Using the Windows Start Menu
Windows 10 Using the Windows Taskbar 

08-04-2018
Web Sites
DVD Media Guides 
How-to-choose-cddvd-archival-media

08-04-2018
Online Tips
Windows Instant Access to Hardware Controls Tool
Security Risk with Internet-connected Light Bulbs
How to speed up your computer

02-08-2015
YouTube Videos
Windows 10 - Beginners Guide

27-03-2012
Online Tips
How to extend the battery life of your Android smartphone
http://apcmag.com/how-to-extend-the-battery-life-of-your-android-smartphone.htm
Create your own Ribbon Tabs
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2142487/create-ribbon-tabs

18-03-2012
Bug Reports / Fixes
Safari update closes security holes
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Safari-update-closes-security-holes-1470595.html

16-03-2012
News Articles
Android anti-virus software is frequently unreliable
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Android-anti-virus-software-is-frequently-unreliable-1465233.html
Wine 1.4 sports a redesigned audio stack, improved graphics rendering
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Wine-1-4-sports-a-redesigned-audio-stack-improved-graphics-rendering-1466284.html
Ubuntu 12.04 to ship with enhanced privacy controls
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Ubuntu-12-04-to-ship-with-enhanced-privacy-controls-1468182.html
Linux Mint 12 LXDE released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-Mint-12-LXDE-released-1468609.html
Linux 3.3 delayed, other kernels arrive - Update
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-3-3-delayed-other-kernels-arrive-Update-1470835.html
'Use our payment system or we kill your app': Google to developers
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/use-our-payment-system-or-we-kill-your-app-google-to-developers-20120309-1uogu.html
Apple sells out of iPad for release date; want it soon? Get in line
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/tablets/apple-sells-out-of-ipad-for-release-date-want-it-soon-get-in-line-20120313-1ux5m.html
Firefox 11 release postponed due to security issues - Update
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Firefox-11-release-postponed-due-to-security-issues-Update-1470624.html
Microsoft: Don't hate on IE 10
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/031412-microsoft-ie10-257273.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_microsoft_2012-03-15

12-03-2012
Bug Reports / Fixes
Apple closes security holes with iOS 5.1 and iTunes update
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Apple-closes-security-holes-with-iOS-5-1-and-iTunes-update-1466786.html
KDE fixes several bugs with first update to KDE SC 4.8
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/KDE-fixes-several-bugs-with-first-update-to-KDE-SC-4-8-1466981.html
Google fixes Pwnium security issue in Chrome
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Google-fixes-Pwnium-security-issue-in-Chrome-1467780.html
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday will close a critical Windows vulnerability
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-s-Patch-Tuesday-will-close-a-critical-Windows-vulnerability-1468103.html

11-03-2012
Online Tips
How can I create and print my own booklets using Open Office?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2137186/create-print-booklets-office
Access your files on the move with Dropbox for the iPad
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/download-review/2156378/access-files-dropbox-ipad

06-03-2012
News Articles
The computer eyes have it
http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/innovation/blogs/smoke--mirrors/the-computer-eyes-have-it-20120202-1quj8.html
Chrome 17 brings improved speed and security
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Chrome-17-brings-improved-speed-and-security-1431172.html
Chrome only future for Flash on Linux
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Chrome-only-future-for-Flash-on-Linux-1440104.html
Microsoft's February Patch Tuesday will close critical holes
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-s-February-Patch-Tuesday-will-close-critical-holes-1432804.html
Microsoft extends support for Windows 7 and Vista
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/news/2153862/microsoft-extends-support-windows-vista
SystemRescueCd 2.5.0 drops Firefox
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/SystemRescueCd-2-5-0-drops-Firefox-1440423.html
Mageia 2 enters beta testing
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mageia-2-enters-beta-testing-1440456.html

06-03-2012
Bug Reports / Fixes
Mozilla closes critical security hole in Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Mozilla-closes-critical-security-hole-in-Firefox-Thunderbird-and-Seamonkey-1433248.html

06-03-2012
Online Tips
How to maximise SSD performance with Linux
http://apcmag.com/how-to-maximise-ssd-performance-with-linux.htm
Create file libraries in Explorer
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2137185/create-file-libraries-explorer

29-01-2012
Updated Club Documents
Current versions of the following Club documents have been uploaded to the Web site:
  • Membership form.  This can be found by going to the About Us page and going to the Membership Fees towards the bottom.  Click on the link.  Requires Adobe Acrobat or a similar PDF Reader to open the file.
  • Constitution.  This can be found by going to Members Only page.  This also requires a PDF Reader to open the file.

29-01-2012
News Articles
Microsoft set to go 'hands off' with Kinect for Windows launching Feb 1 for US$249
http://apcmag.com/microsoft-set-to-go-hands-off-with-kinect-for-windows-launching-feb-1-for-us249.htm
IBM releases last Symphony, dedicates self to OpenOffice
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/IBM-releases-last-Symphony-dedicates-self-to-OpenOffice-1423349.html
Trojan downloader is a problem for virus scanners
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Trojan-downloader-is-a-problem-for-virus-scanners-1423393.html
Fedora relocates operating system under /usr/
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Fedora-relocates-operating-system-under-usr-1423644.html
   

10-01-2012
News Articles
What's new in Linux 3.2
http://www.h-online.com/open/features/What-s-new-in-Linux-3-2-1400680.html
Mandriva facing bankruptcy?
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mandriva-facing-bankruptcy-1405023.html

10-01-2012
Bug Reports / Fixes
Microsoft previews January Patch Tuesday
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-previews-January-Patch-Tuesday-1404781.html

06-01-2012
Online Tips
Can I configure Windows Live Mail to get the same emails on two PCs?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2119494/configure-windows-live-mail-emails-pcs
Improve the speed of Windows startup with Microsoft Autoruns
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/2118769/improve-speed-windows-startup-microsoft-autoruns
Office 2010: Make sure your files stay on the Recent Files list
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2122464/files-stay-recent-files-list

06-01-2012
Bug Reports / Fixes
Allegedly critical zero-day vulnerability in current Flash Player
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Allegedly-critical-zero-day-vulnerability-in-current-Flash-Player-1392447.html
Foxit Reader 5 update close security hole
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Foxit-Reader-5-update-close-security-hole-1392567.html
Microsoft's December Patch Tuesday should address Duqu worm
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-s-December-Patch-Tuesday-should-address-Duqu-worm-1392935.html
Microsoft confirms Windows vulnerability
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-confirms-Windows-vulnerability-1400353.html
Highly critical zero day vulnerability in Windows discovered
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Highly-critical-zero-day-vulnerability-in-Windows-discovered-1398625.html
Adobe closes Acrobat and Reader security holes
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-closes-Acrobat-and-Reader-security-holes-1397440.html
Second Java 7 update includes JavaFX SDK
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Second-Java-7-update-includes-JavaFX-SDK-1397716.html
VirtualBox 4.1.8 brings fixes for 3D support
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/VirtualBox-4-1-8-brings-fixes-for-3D-support-1398887.html
Firefox 9 improves JavaScript performance
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Firefox-9-improves-JavaScript-performance-1398633.html
Critical holes in Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Critical-holes-in-Firefox-Thunderbird-and-SeaMonkey-1399340.html
Mozilla updates Thunderbird to version 9.0
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Mozilla-updates-Thunderbird-to-version-9-0-1400073.html
VLC Media Player 1.1.13 fixes security vulnerability
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/VLC-Media-Player-1-1-13-fixes-security-vulnerability-1399831.html

06-01-2012
News Articles
SystemRescueCd and GParted Live updated
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/SystemRescueCd-and-GParted-Live-updated-1396055.html
Microsoft to automatically update Internet Explorer
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-to-automatically-update-Internet-Explorer-1396919.html
Windows 8 stores passwords in the cloud
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Windows-8-stores-passwords-in-the-cloud-1397211.html
HP still Australia's top PC supplier, but Apple now number two [updated]
http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/development/51867-hp-still-australias-top-pc-supplier-but-apple-now-number-two-updated
Apache says OpenOffice 3.4 planned for early 2012
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Apache-says-OpenOffice-3-4-planned-for-early-2012-1398737.html

22-11-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Chrome 15 update fixes high-risk vulnerability
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Chrome-15-update-fixes-high-risk-vulnerability-1380555.html

22-11-2011
News Articles
Liftoff for IPTV: the war for your eyeballs
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/liftoff-for-iptv-the-war-for-your-eyeballs-20111118-1nmae.html
Facebook reveals its user-tracking secrets
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/facebook-reveals-its-usertracking-secrets-20111118-1nlv0.html

18-11-2011
Software
Tinyspell will correct your spelling in any Windows program
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/2111234/tinyspell-correct-spelling-windows-program

18-11-2011
News Articles
Google Android malware surges 472 per cent
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/google-android-malware-surges-472-per-cent-20111116-1nhw2.html

16-11-2011
Online Tips
Get the best out of Microsoft Word
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2111239/microsoft-word

16-11-2011
Software
The best Ubuntu backup tools
http://apcmag.com/the-best-ubuntu-backup-tools.htm

16-11-2011
News Articles
Apple v Samsung war 'might have been avoided'
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/apple-v-samsung-war-might-have-been-avoided-20111115-1ngl8.html
Linux Mint 12 release candidate now available
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-Mint-12-release-candidate-now-available-1378283.html

15-11-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
LibreOffice 3.4.4 brings bug fixes
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/LibreOffice-3-4-4-brings-bug-fixes-1375979.html
Chrome 15 update closes holes, updates Flash
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Chrome-15-update-closes-holes-updates-Flash-1377300.html
Adobe closes 12 critical holes in Flash
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-closes-12-critical-holes-in-Flash-1377759.html
Firefox 9 Beta for desktop and Android now available
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Firefox-9-Beta-for-desktop-and-Android-now-available-1377959.html
Apple closes iPhone keysigning hole
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Apple-closes-iPhone-keysigning-hole-1377460.html

15-11-2011
News Articles
Parted Magic 11.11.11 brings Linux 3.1
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Parted-Magic-11-11-11-brings-Linux-3-1-1377465.html
Mozilla wants users to upgrade to latest version of Firefox
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-wants-users-to-upgrade-to-latest-version-of-Firefox-1377234.html

14-11-2011
News Articles
SystemRescueCd 2.4.0 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/SystemRescueCd-2-4-0-released-1370867.html

14-11-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
iTunes 10.5 fixes security holes on Windows
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/iTunes-10-5-fixes-security-holes-on-Windows-1359654.html
QuickTime 7.7.1 security update released
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/QuickTime-7-7-1-security-update-released-1367500.html

04-10-2011
Online Tips
How to tweak Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, part 2
http://apcmag.com/how-to-tweak-ubuntu-1104-natty-narwhal-part-2.htm
How to change the settings on your Facebook profile applications
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2093787/change-settings-facebook-profile-applications

04-10-2011
News Articles
GIMP 2.7.3 arrives with single-window mode
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/GIMP-2-7-3-arrives-with-single-window-mode-1328585.html
Report: Android malware on the rise
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Report-Android-malware-on-the-rise-1330905.html
Discussion about the future of Mozilla
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Discussion-about-the-future-of-Mozilla-1329546.html
The history of Linux
http://www.h-online.com/open/features/The-history-of-Linux-1331088.html
Linus Ditches KDE and Gnome (so what?)
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linus-ditches-kde-and-gnome-so-what
Security breach at kernel.org
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Security-breach-at-kernel-org-1334642.html
First beta for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/First-beta-for-Ubuntu-11-10-Oneiric-Ocelot-released-1334856.html
openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 5 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/openSUSE-12-1-Milestone-5-released-1335684.html
LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org drift apart
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/LibreOffice-and-OpenOffice-org-drift-apart-1338511.html
Firefox 7 released, uses less RAM
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Firefox-7-released-uses-less-RAM-1350870.html
Mozilla considers disabling Java in Firefox
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Mozilla-considers-disabling-Java-in-Firefox-1351590.html
Thunderbird 7 arrives
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Thunderbird-7-arrives-1350967.html

04-10-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Chrome 13 update patches security vulnerabilities
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Chrome-13-update-patches-security-vulnerabilities-1328183.html
Opera 11.51 closes security holes
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Opera-11-51-closes-security-holes-1334216.html
Microsoft closes holes in Windows and Office
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-closes-holes-in-Windows-and-Office-1342336.html
Adobe closes 14 holes in Reader and Acrobat
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-closes-14-holes-in-Reader-and-Acrobat-1342490.html
Adobe publishes emergency patch to fix critical Flash vulnerabilities
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-publishes-emergency-patch-to-fix-critical-Flash-vulnerabilities-1348193.html
Mozilla details security fixes in Firefox and Thunderbird updates
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Mozilla-details-security-fixes-in-Firefox-and-Thunderbird-updates-1351523.html

25-08-2011
News Articles
Mozilla plans to hide Firefox version numbers
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-plans-to-hide-Firefox-version-numbers-1323830.html
Firefox 6 arrives officially, but it's hard to tell
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Firefox-6-arrives-officially-but-it-s-hard-to-tell-1324110.html
Thunderbird 6 takes flight
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Thunderbird-6-takes-flight-1324664.html
Kaspersky study finds Adobe software is biggest security risk
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Kaspersky-study-finds-Adobe-software-is-biggest-security-risk-1323895.html
Adobe explains Flash Player hole count differences
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-explains-Flash-Player-hole-count-differences-1324432.html

25-08-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Firefox, Seamonkey and Thunderbird updates address critical errors
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Firefox-Seamonkey-and-Thunderbird-updates-address-critical-errors-1324763.html

18-08-2011
News Articles
Google is buying Motorola: Android's knight in shining armour
http://apcmag.com/google-is-buying-motorola-androids-knight-in-shining-armour.htm

16-08-2011
News Articles
Ubuntu 11.10: Thunderbird is go
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Ubuntu-11-10-Thunderbird-is-go-1322298.html
Firefox 6 available, version 8 to offer add-on control
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Firefox-6-available-version-8-to-offer-add-on-control-1322874.html

15-08-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
22 holes closed in Microsoft's August Patch Tuesday
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/22-holes-closed-in-Microsoft-s-August-Patch-Tuesday-1320594.html
Adobe fixes critical vulnerabilities in four products on patch day
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-fixes-critical-vulnerabilities-in-four-products-on-patch-day-1320840.html

15-08-2011
News Articles
Email contains fake Microsoft security update
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/computeractive-blog/2100916/email-contains-fake-microsoft-security-update
Expert says Adobe omits mention of 400 Flash Player flaws
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Expert-says-Adobe-omits-mention-of-400-Flash-Player-flaws-1321881.html

12-08-2011
News Articles
Tiny Core Linux 3.8 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Tiny-Core-Linux-3-8-released-1319378.html

12-08-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Fake Firefox update includes password-stealing trojan
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Fake-Firefox-update-includes-password-stealing-trojan-1319477.html

08-08-2011
Online Tips
Get a detailed list of hardware and software in your computer with System Information
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/download-review/2097181/detailed-list-hardware-software-information
Java – do you know if you need it?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2082956/java

08-08-2011
News Articles
6TB monster: Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II
http://apcmag.com/6tb-monster-western-digital-my-book-studio-edition-ii.htm
Cloud storage may pose a security risk for personal data, say experts
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/news/2099749/cloud-storage-pose-security-risk-personal-experts
Windows 8 – the screen of the future?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/news/2083022/windows-screen-future
Android trojan records phone calls
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Android-trojan-records-phone-calls-1317967.html
Torvalds: GNOME over as Linux creator switches to Xfce
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Torvalds-GNOME-over-as-Linux-creator-switches-to-Xfce-1318538.html
Knoppix 6.7.0 Live Linux distribution released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Knoppix-6-7-0-Live-Linux-distribution-released-1318716.html
Where has all the WiFi gone?
http://www.itwire.com/opinion-and-analysis/cornered/48973-where-has-all-the-wifi-gone
New version of LibreOffice ready for download
http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/open-source/48969-new-version-of-libreoffice-ready-for-download

08-08-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Chrome 13 brings Instant Pages, closes holes
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Chrome-13-brings-Instant-Pages-closes-holes-1317555.html
Android browser vulnerable to "Cross Application Scripting"
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Android-browser-vulnerable-to-Cross-Application-Scripting-1317645.html
QuickTime 7.7 closes security holes
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/QuickTime-7-7-closes-security-holes-1318119.html
Microsoft's next Patch Tuesday targets critical holes in IE and Server
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-s-next-Patch-Tuesday-targets-critical-holes-in-IE-and-Server-1318813.html

02-08-2011
News Articles
SystemRescueCD & Parted Magic update to Linux 3.0
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/SystemRescueCD-Parted-Magic-update-to-Linux-3-0-1289059.html

02-08-2011
Online Tips
Why do I sometimes get an error message instead of a web page?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2083706/error-message-instead-web-page
Find out if your PC runs a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/2082965/pc-runs-bit-bit-version-windows

01-08-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
iOS updates fix certificate validation vulnerability - update
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/iOS-updates-fix-certificate-validation-vulnerability-update-1285524.html
Skype update enables account theft - Update
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Skype-update-enables-account-theft-Update-1288403.html

01-08-2011
News Articles
Mandriva 2011 approaches with final RC
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mandriva-2011-approaches-with-final-RC-1286513.html
KDE SC 4.7 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/KDE-SC-4-7-released-1286972.html
Aldi’s 4-in-1 hard drive has Conficker sticker shock
http://www.itwire.com/your-it-news/home-it/48820-aldis-4-in-1-hard-drive-has-conficker-sticker-shock

01-08-2011
Online Tips
Make your document fit the page
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/2082971/document-fit-page
Add subscripts and superscripts to your Word documents
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/2082972/add-subscripts-superscripts-word-documents
Quick command to rotate screen
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2083012/quick-command-rotate-screen
Getting Help from Linux - Part 1 Man Pages
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/getting-help-linux-part-1-man-pages

23-07-2011
News Articles
Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1 Availability
http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/archive/2011/06/28/announcing-office-2010-and-sharepoint-2010-service-pack-1-availability.aspx
Hotmail to ban common passwords
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Hotmail-to-ban-common-passwords-1280104.html
German Researchers Find Security Hole in Google’s Android
http://blogs.wsj.com/tech-europe/2011/05/18/german-researchers-find-security-hole-in-googles-android/
Mandriva Linux 2010.x reaches end of desktop support - Update
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mandriva-Linux-2010-x-reaches-end-of-desktop-support-Update-1279193.html
Initial planning for Ubuntu 12.04
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Initial-planning-for-Ubuntu-12-04-1282517.html
Real-time patches for the Linux kernel take a major step forward
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Real-time-patches-for-the-Linux-kernel-take-a-major-step-forward-1282492.html
Linux kernel 3.0 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-kernel-3-0-released-1280169.html
Microsoft contributes a lot of changes to Linux kernel 3.0
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Microsoft-contributes-a-lot-of-changes-to-Linux-kernel-3-0-1280528.html
IBM to contribute Lotus Symphony to Apache OpenOffice.org
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/IBM-to-contribute-Lotus-Symphony-to-Apache-OpenOffice-org-1279655.html
Sysinternals Process Explorer hits version number 15
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Sysinternals-Process-Explorer-hits-version-number-15-1281532.html

23-07-2011
Online Tips
How the Microsoft/LogMeIn support scam works
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/257822,how-the-microsoftlogmein-support-scam-works.aspx
How to stop your Gmail account being hacked
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/06/02/how-to-stop-your-gmail-account-being-hacked/
30 tips to help you get your PC back up to its original speed
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2079496/tips-help-pc-original-speed
Take a collection of programs with you using Liberkey 5.5
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/download-review/2086262/collection-programs-liberkey-55
How to make the most of Windows Contacts to store contact details
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2079482/windows-contacts-store-contact-details

23-07-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
VLC Media Player vulnerable to heap overflow exploits
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/VLC-Media-Player-vulnerable-to-heap-overflow-exploits-1279247.html
VLC Media Player 1.1.11 closes heap overflow holes
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/VLC-Media-Player-1-1-11-closes-heap-overflow-holes-1280716.html
Vulnerability in Skype allows accounts to be hijacked - Update
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Vulnerability-in-Skype-allows-accounts-to-be-hijacked-Update-1279864.html
Apple closes the Jailbreak.me hole
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Apple-closes-the-Jailbreak-me-hole-1280471.html
Safari updates close security holes
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Safari-updates-close-security-holes-1283018.html
VirtualBox updates stable and beta versions
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/VirtualBox-updates-stable-and-beta-versions-1280789.html
VirtualBox 4.1 supports cloning of VMs
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/VirtualBox-4-1-supports-cloning-of-VMs-1281944.html
Vulnerability closed in Google Picasa 3.6
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Vulnerability-closed-in-Google-Picasa-3-6-1283347.html
Security update for Foxit Reader 5 released
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Security-update-for-Foxit-Reader-5-released-1283749.html
Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Canonical-releases-Ubuntu-10-04-3-LTS-1284032.html

12-07-2011
News Articles
VirtualBox 4.1 Beta 2 gains PCI passthrough support
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/VirtualBox-4-1-Beta-2-gains-PCI-passthrough-support-1276788.html

12-07-2011
Online Tips
Copy and paste some text from a website and lose the formatting
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/2076381/copy-paste-text-website-lose-formatting

11-07-2011
News Articles
Firefox 6 arrives in Beta Channel
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Firefox-6-arrives-in-Beta-Channel-1274620.html

11-07-2011
Online Tips
3 Tips To Make A Firefox Active Tab Stand Out From The Others
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-tips-firefox-active-tab-stand/

10-07-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Microsoft to fix critical vulnerability in Windows 7 and Vista
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-to-fix-critical-vulnerability-in-Windows-7-and-Vista-1276015.html
Public exploit puts iPhone users at risk
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Public-exploit-puts-iPhone-users-at-risk-1275364.html

10-07-2011
News Articles
KDE SC 4.6.5 update released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/KDE-SC-4-6-5-update-released-1275985.html

08-07-2011
Online Tips
How to maximise your Android battery life
http://apcmag.com/stay-charged-.htm
Do LCD monitors suffer from screen burn if left for a long time?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2076304/lcd-monitors-suffer-screen-burn-left

06-07-2011
News Articles
Microsoft releases Security Essentials 2.1
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-releases-Security-Essentials-2-1-1272446.html
Inside Natty Narwahl: the all-new Ubuntu
http://apcmag.com/an-all-new-ubuntu.htm

06-07-2011
Online Tips
Three iPhone and iPad security tips
http://www.h-online.com/security/features/Three-iPhone-and-iPad-security-tips-1271477.html
iOpener - How safe is your iPhone data?
http://www.h-online.com/security/features/iOpener-How-safe-is-your-iPhone-data-1266713.html

03-07-2011
Software
Discover 30 free software programs
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2073032/discover-free-software-programs

03-07-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
LibreOffice 3.4.1 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/LibreOffice-3-4-1-released-not-for-enterprises-yet-1271466.html

03-07-2011
News Articles
VirtualBox 4.1 Beta 1 released for testing
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/VirtualBox-4-1-Beta-1-released-for-testing-1271273.html
Skype brings video calling to Android phones
http://www.itwire.com/your-it-news/mobility/48211-skype-brings-video-calling-to-android-phones
Chrome takes 20 percent of global browser market
http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/market/48238-chrome-takes-20-percent-of-global-browser-market

03-07-2011
Online Tips
How to change what happens to a laptop when you close the lid
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/2073025/change-happens-laptop-close-lid

01-07-2011
News Articles
Mandriva 2011 RC1 arrives after slight delay
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mandriva-2011-RC1-arrives-after-slight-delay-1270614.html
Mozilla releases Thunderbird 5.0
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-releases-Thunderbird-5-0-1269486.html
Google goes after Facebook with Google+
http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/48176-google-goes-after-facebook-with-google

01-07-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Vulnerabilities found in Google Chrome PC security
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/vulnerabilities-found-in-google-chrome-pc-security-20110630-1groo.html
Chrome 12 update closes "high-risk" holes
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Chrome-12-update-closes-high-risk-holes-1269638.html

29-06-2011
News Articles
"http://" to be dropped from Firefox 7 address bar
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/http-to-be-dropped-from-Firefox-7-address-bar-1268442.html

29-06-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Pidgin IM client 2.9.0 closes security vulnerability
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Pidgin-IM-client-2-9-0-closes-security-vulnerability-1268341.html
Second update for Debian Squeeze
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Second-update-for-Debian-Squeeze-1268398.html
PCLinuxOS KDE 2011.6 now available
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/PCLinuxOS-KDE-2011-6-now-available-1269091.html
VirtualBox 4.0 update brings GNOME 3 fixes
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/VirtualBox-4-0-update-brings-GNOME-3-fixes-1269146.html
Joomla! 1.6 update closes security holes
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Joomla-1-6-update-closes-security-holes-1269264.html

29-06-2011
Software
Greenshot - Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows
http://getgreenshot.org/downloads/

28-06-2011
Online Tips
Is it safe to rely on one anti-virus program or should I use more?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2073158/safe-rely-anti-virus-program

26-06-2011
Online Tips
How can I alter my printer's default to draft mode to save on ink?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2073154/alter-printers-default-draft-mode-save-ink 

25-06-2011
News Articles
Scientific Linux 5.6 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Scientific-Linux-5-6-released-1265280.html 

25-06-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Firefox and Thunderbird updates patch security holes
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Firefox-and-Thunderbird-updates-patch-security-holes-1264744.html 

22-06-2011
News Articles
Parted Magic 6.2 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Parted-Magic-6-2-released-1260701.html
Tiny Core Linux 3.7 brings multicore ISOs
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Tiny-Core-Linux-3-7-brings-multicore-ISOs-1261388.html
LibreOffice 3.3.3 now available
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/LibreOffice-3-3-3-now-available-1261605.html
Firefox 5 nears with release candidate
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Firefox-5-nears-with-release-candidate-1261711.html

16-06-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Adobe to patch critical holes in Reader and Acrobat
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-to-patch-critical-holes-in-Reader-and-Acrobat-1258848.html
Adobe patches Flash, Reader and more
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-patches-Flash-Reader-and-more-1260569.html
Microsoft patch day sees release of 16 patches, fixing 34 vulnerabilities
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-patch-day-sees-release-of-16-patches-fixing-34-vulnerabilities-1260427.html

16-06-2011
News Articles
Support for Windows Vista coming to an end
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Support-for-Windows-Vista-coming-to-an-end-1259389.html
Fedora 13 approaches end of life
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Fedora-13-approaches-end-of-life-1259677.html
Linus Torvalds threatens to cut off ARM
http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/news/linus-torvalds-threatens-to-cut-off-arm/

09-06-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
VLC Media Player 1.1.10 fixes vulnerabilities
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/VLC-Media-Player-1-1-10-fixes-vulnerabilities-1255756.html
Oracle patches critical Java security vulnerabilities
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Oracle-patches-critical-Java-security-vulnerabilities-1256382.html

09-06-2011
News Articles
Chrome 12 arrives – "safer and snazzier"
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Chrome-12-arrives-safer-and-snazzier-1257097.html

08-06-2011
Software
Abiword – The Best Free Lightweight Word Processor
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/abiword-free-lightweight-word-processor/

08-06-2011
Online Tips
How do I restore the Internet Explorer menu bar in Windows 7?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2037542/restore-internet-explorer-menu-bar-windows
Can I change Autoplay settings?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2037551/change-autoplay-settings
How to enable exFAT in Ubuntu
http://apcmag.com/how-to-enable-exfat-in-ubuntu.htm
Write your own simple software
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2033255/write-simple-software
Can I remove files from My Recent Documents on the Start menu?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2042525/remove-files-recent-documents-start-menu

08-06-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Microsoft patches WINS and Office
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-patches-WINS-and-Office-1241204.html
Chrome 11 update patches high risk vulnerabilities, updates Flash
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Chrome-11-update-patches-high-risk-vulnerabilities-updates-Flash-1242520.html
Opera 11.11 closes a critical hole
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Opera-11-11-closes-a-critical-hole-1245275.html
GParted Live updates underlying OS
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/GParted-Live-updates-underlying-OS-1251430.html

08-06-2011
News Articles
Linux 2.6.39 nears completion
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-2-6-39-nears-completion-1241066.html
Linux Mint 11 "Katya" released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-Mint-11-Katya-released-1250921.html
Oracle releases Oracle Linux 6.1
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Oracle-releases-Oracle-Linux-6-1-1253709.html
Mandriva Linux 2011 Beta 3 arrives for testing
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mandriva-Linux-2011-Beta-3-arrives-for-testing-1253544.html
Hate computers? Your world is about to change
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/hate-computers-your-world-is-about-to-change-20110513-1elm1.html
Google's Chrome OS machines arrive
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Google-s-Chrome-OS-machines-arrive-1242072.html
Ubuntu Desktop 8.04 LTS reaches end of life
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Ubuntu-Desktop-8-04-LTS-reaches-end-of-life-1242710.html
Plans for Ubuntu 11.10 crystalise
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Plans-for-Ubuntu-11-10-crystalise-1244383.html
Facebook adds two-factor login and other security improvements
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Facebook-adds-two-factor-login-and-other-security-improvements-1242679.html
Mozilla moves to aggressively end Firefox 3.5's life
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Mozilla-moves-to-aggressively-end-Firefox-3-5-s-life-1243869.html
Android malware activates itself through incoming calls
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Android-malware-activates-itself-through-incoming-calls-1253807.html
Microsoft releases free AV software that boots from CD or USB
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-releases-free-AV-software-that-boots-from-CD-or-USB-1254112.html

08-05-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
VLC Media Player vulnerable to buffer overflow exploits
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/VLC-Media-Player-vulnerable-to-buffer-overflow-exploits-1237404.html
Apple releases iOS updates to address location tracking concerns
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Apple-releases-iOS-updates-to-address-location-tracking-concerns-1238050.html
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: two updates planned
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-Patch-Tuesday-two-updates-planned-1239235.html  

08-05-2011
News Articles
Java SE 6 update 25 brings faster server startup
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Java-SE-6-update-25-brings-faster-server-startup-1235273.html
Tiny Core Linux 3.6 brings improved installer
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Tiny-Core-Linux-3-6-brings-improved-installer-1236855.html
Linux Mint 11 "Katya" to use GNOME 2.32 desktop
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-Mint-11-Katya-to-use-GNOME-2-32-desktop-1238837.html
Trojans tempt users with alleged images of Bin Laden's death
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Trojans-tempt-users-with-alleged-images-of-Bin-Laden-s-death-1237521.html
Google Images search results may lead to malicious sites
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Google-Images-search-results-may-lead-to-malicious-sites-1238858.html 

08-05-2011
Online Tips
How can I reduce the size of JPEG photo files so I can email them?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2033305/reduce-size-jpeg-photo-files-email
How do I capture stills from video?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2033251/capture-stills-video
Organise & Manage Your Firefox Open Tabs With Tab Groups
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/organize-manage-firefox-open-tabs-tab-groups/
How to restore previous versions of files if they've been overwritten
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2037019/restore-previous-versions-files-theyve-overwritten 

30-04-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat X brought forward
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Updates-for-Adobe-Reader-and-Acrobat-X-brought-forward-1232141.html
Microsoft releases out-of-schedule update for anti-malware tool
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-releases-out-of-schedule-update-for-anti-malware-tool-1233887.html
Dropbox experiment with update to solve security vulnerability
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Dropbox-experiment-with-update-to-solve-security-vulnerability-1234815.html
Mozilla patches Firefox and Thunderbird
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Mozilla-patches-Firefox-and-Thunderbird-1234784.html 

30-04-2011
News Articles
Document Foundation announces second LibreOffice 3.4 beta
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Document-Foundation-announces-second-LibreOffice-3-4-beta-1232149.html
Innocent man busted for child porn after neighbour leached Wi-Fi
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/innocent-man-busted-for-child-porn-after-neighbour-leached-wifi-20110426-1dugz.html
Online banking trojans target Chrome and Opera
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Online-banking-trojans-target-Chrome-and-Opera-1233757.html
Recent Linux kernels waste energy in certain situations
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Recent-Linux-kernels-waste-energy-in-certain-situations-1233680.html
Slackware Linux 13.37 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Slackware-Linux-13-37-released-1233927.html
Canonical releases Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal"
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Canonical-releases-Ubuntu-11-04-Natty-Narwhal-1234224.html 

30-04-2011
Online Tips
How can I permanently delete files from my computer's hard disk?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2033258/permanently-delete-files-computers-hard-disk 

22-04-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Security issue found in Dropbox client
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Security-issue-found-in-Dropbox-client-1225381.html
A new security flaw hits VLC
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/A-new-security-flaw-hits-VLC-1225820.html
New zero-day for Flash Player
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/New-zero-day-for-Flash-Player-1226267.html
Adobe to patch Flash Player hole Friday
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-to-patch-Flash-Player-hole-Friday-1228174.html
iOS update for iPhone and iPad blocks fake certificates
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/iOS-update-for-iPhone-and-iPad-blocks-fake-certificates-1228442.html
Apple releases Safari 5.0.5, Security Update 2011-002
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Apple-releases-Safari-5-0-5-Security-Update-2011-002-1228546.html
Chrome update prevents escape from sandbox
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Chrome-update-prevents-escape-from-sandbox-1228555.html
Latest PowerPoint security patch has problems
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Latest-PowerPoint-security-patch-has-problems-1228732.html
Spring cleaning: Oracle's patch day brings 73 security patches
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Spring-cleaning-Oracle-s-patch-day-brings-73-security-patches-1231992.html
Skype for Android update closes privacy vulnerability
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Skype-for-Android-update-closes-privacy-vulnerability-1231995.html

22-04-2011
News Articles
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS approaches end of life
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Ubuntu-8-04-LTS-approaches-end-of-life-1226220.html
Final pre-release version of Ubuntu 11.04 arrives
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Final-pre-release-version-of-Ubuntu-11-04-arrives-1228402.html
Spotlight On Linux: wattOS
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/spotlight-linux-wattos
Virtual security: release of the first beta Qubes OS
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Virtual-security-release-of-the-first-beta-Qubes-OS-1227831.html
OpenOffice.org 3.4 Beta released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/OpenOffice-org-3-4-Beta-released-1228746.html
Oracle: OpenOffice.org to become "a Community-based Project"
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Oracle-OpenOffice-org-to-become-a-Community-based-Project-1228831.html
Anti-virus to go: Microsoft makes portable anti-virus tool available to download
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Anti-virus-to-go-Microsoft-makes-portable-anti-virus-tool-available-to-download-1230253.html
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office and OpenOffice compared
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Vulnerabilities-in-Microsoft-Office-and-OpenOffice-compared-1230956.html

09-04-2011
Online Tips
4 Great Tools For Editing RAW Photos In Linux
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-great-tools-editing-raw-photos-linux/
Choose different icons for shortcuts
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/2025984/choose-icons-shortcuts

09-04-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
VLC Media Player susceptible to buffer overflow vulnerability
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/VLC-Media-Player-susceptible-to-buffer-overflow-vulnerability-1224431.html

09-04-2011
News Articles
Mageia Beta 1 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mageia-Beta-1-released-1223060.html
KDE issues 4.6.2 update, congratulates GNOME
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/KDE-issues-4-6-2-update-congratulates-GNOME-1223471.html
GNOME 3 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/GNOME-3-released-1223255.html
Skype 2.2 Beta for Linux released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Skype-2-2-Beta-for-Linux-released-1223135.html
SystemRescueCd 2.1.0 updates Xfce desktop
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/SystemRescueCd-2-1-0-updates-Xfce-desktop-1223822.html
Microsoft: massive patch day planned
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-massive-patch-day-planned-1224410.html
Firefox 5 coming 21 June?
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Firefox-5-coming-21-June-1224419.html

03-04-2011
Software
ScreenRecorder: Free Screen-to-Video Capture Utility From Technet
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/screenrecorder-screen-capture-utility/

03-04-2011
Online Tips
How to control Ubuntu from the command line
http://apcmag.com/how-to-control-ubuntu-from-the-command-line.htm
Windows 7 – Shrink a Volume
http://www.lockergnome.com/windows/2011/03/29/windows-7-shrink-a-volume/

03-04-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
First update for Debian "Squeeze"
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/First-update-for-Debian-Squeeze-1211177.html
Ubuntu will not default to installing Flash
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Ubuntu-will-not-default-to-installing-Flash-1215657.html
Ubuntu 9.10 approaches end of life
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Ubuntu-9-10-approaches-end-of-life-1216737.html
openSUSE 11.2 to reach end of life in May
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/openSUSE-11-2-to-reach-end-of-life-in-May-1216213.html
Adobe fixes vulnerabilities in Flash, AIR and Acrobat
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-fixes-vulnerabilites-in-Flash-AIR-and-Acrobat-1212406.html
Security flaw in RealPlayer
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Security-flaw-in-RealPlayer-1213044.html
Chrome 10 update patches security vulnerabilities
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Chrome-10-update-patches-security-vulnerabilities-1215069.html
Vulnerability closed in Google Picasa
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Vulnerability-closed-in-Google-Picasa-1215169.html

03-04-2011
News Articles
IE9 or Firefox 4 - which is faster?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/computeractive-blog/2035828/ie9-firefox-faster
What's new in Firefox 4.0
http://www.h-online.com/open/features/What-s-new-in-Firefox-4-0-1212755.html
Firefox 4 finally finished and freed
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Firefox-4-finally-finished-and-freed-1212643.html
Firefox 4 downloads approach 7 million, after less than 24 hours
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Firefox-4-downloads-approach-7-million-after-less-than-24-hours-1213411.html
Mozilla moves to Google Chrome style slipstreamed releases
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-moves-to-Google-Chrome-style-slipstreamed-releases-1211454.html
LibreOffice 3.3.2 now available
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/LibreOffice-3-3-2-now-available-1212389.html
GParted Live partition editor updated
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/GParted-Live-partition-editor-updated-1214137.html
Canonical releases Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Canonical-releases-Ubuntu-11-04-Beta-1-1219931.html

20-03-2011
Online Tips
How can I remove USB devices from my computer safely?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/2023452/remove-usb-devices-safely

19-03-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Google closes Flash hole faster than Adobe
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Google-closes-Flash-hole-faster-than-Adobe-1209932.html  

19-03-2011
News Articles
The Ongoing Situation and Japan and Its Affect on Electronics Prices
http://www.lockergnome.com/mattryan/2011/03/17/the-ongoing-situation-and-japan-and-its-affect-on-electronics-prices/
New levels of power saving: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB review
http://apcmag.com/new-levels-of-power-saving-seagate-barracuda-green-2tb-review.htm
Linux to get a 10x speed boost?
http://apcmag.com/linux-to-get-a-10x-speed-boost.htm
Linux Mint is free, looks good and great for enjoying music and films
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/download-review/2033825/linux-mint-free-looks-enjoying-music-films
Linux Mint 10 LXDE edition arrives
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-Mint-10-LXDE-edition-arrives-1210101.html

19-03-2011
Online Tips
Perform calculations in tables without using Microsoft Excel
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/2023445/perform-calculations-tables-microsoft-excel
Linux: BackupPC
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/backuppc
How To Print An Email Message in Gmail
http://www.hacktrix.com/how-to-print-an-email-message-in-gmail

17-03-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Adobe warns of zero day vulnerability in Flash and Reader
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-warns-of-zero-day-vulnerability-in-Flash-and-Reader-1208184.html

17-03-2011
News Articles
Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 9
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-releases-Internet-Explorer-9-1208409.html
What's new in Linux 2.6.38
http://www.h-online.com/open/features/What-s-new-in-Linux-2-6-38-1205467.html
Mandriva Linux 2011 Beta 1 released for testing
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mandriva-Linux-2011-Beta-1-released-for-testing-1209613.html
Netherlands open source report says no savings can be made
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Netherlands-open-source-report-says-no-savings-can-be-made-1209215.html
Google's Chrome browser gets a new logo
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Google-s-Chrome-browser-gets-a-new-logo-1209087.html
Mozilla to release Firefox 4 on 22 March
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-to-release-Firefox-4-on-22-March-1209297.html
Warning over Skype security weakness
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/warning-over-skype-security-weakness-20110317-1by30.html

15-03-2011
News Articles
Internet Explorer 9 is out today, but can it contain Chrome?
http://apcmag.com/internet-explorer-9-is-out-today-but-can-it-contain-chrome.htm
What's new in Linux 2.6.38
http://www.h-online.com/open/features/What-s-new-in-Linux-2-6-38-1205467.html  

10-03-2011
Online Tips
How do I compress photos on my PC before emailing them?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/1937025/compress-photos-pc-emailing
How do I start programs automatically in Ubuntu?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/1937022/start-programs-automatically-ubuntu
5 Tips & Tricks When Using The Ubuntu Software Center
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-tips-tricks-ubuntu-software-center-linux/
Protect yourself and your Wi-Fi connection
http://digiknow.ninemsn.com.au/internet/internetfeatures/8222070/protect-yourself-and-your-wi-fi-connection

10-03-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
USB driver bug exposed as "Linux plug&pwn"
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/USB-driver-bug-exposed-as-Linux-plug-pwn-1203617.html
Microsoft closes critical holes in Windows Media Player and Media Center
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-closes-critical-holes-in-Windows-Media-Player-and-Media-Center-1204390.html

10-03-2011
News Articles
Roxio Creator 2011: The Big Daddy of all-round media programs adds 3D
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/review/2028978/roxio-creator-2011
NBN legislation passes lower house
http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Technology/2011/03/01/NBN_legislation_passes_lower_house_583580.html
Alpha version of Fedora 15 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Alpha-version-of-Fedora-15-released-1203900.html
Gentoo Linux 11 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Gentoo-Linux-11-released-1204811.html
Ubuntu dropping Netbook Edition
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Ubuntu-dropping-Netbook-Edition-1205010.html
Tiny Core 3.5 review – a blend of the brilliant and the infuriating
http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/tiny-core-3-5-review-a-blend-of-the-brilliant-and-the-infuriating/
Google releases Chrome 10 stable, improves JavaScript performance
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Google-releases-Chrome-10-stable-improves-JavaScript-performance-1204493.html 

1-03-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Security update for Foxit Reader
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Security-update-for-Foxit-Reader-1199247.html

1-03-2011
News Articles
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.9 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Red-Hat-Enterprise-Linux-4-9-released-1192229.html
Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Canonical-releases-Ubuntu-10-04-2-LTS-1192724.html
openSUSE 11.4 RC2 arrives
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/openSUSE-11-4-RC2-arrives-1199062.html
Linux Mint 10 KDE released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-Mint-10-KDE-released-1199464.html
Mandriva Linux 2011 Alpha 2 released for testing
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mandriva-Linux-2011-Alpha-2-released-for-testing-1199869.html
Chrome beta 10 integrates JavaScript optimisation technology
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Chrome-beta-10-integrates-JavaScript-optimisation-technology-1192966.html
VirtualBox 4.0.4 supports Ubuntu 11.04 alpha guests
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/VirtualBox-4-0-4-supports-Ubuntu-11-04-alpha-guests-1193850.html
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is available for MSDN and TechNet subscribers
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Windows-7-Service-Pack-1-is-available-for-MSDN-and-TechNet-subscribers-1192390.html
Microsoft's virus scanner causes security problem
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-s-virus-scanner-causes-security-problem-1196731.html
avast! Free Antivirus 6, with sandbox
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/avast-Free-Antivirus-6-with-sandbox-1199668.html
Security vulnerabilities galore in social networks
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Security-vulnerabilities-galore-in-social-networks-1194076.html
Mozilla releases Firefox 4 Beta 12 for testing
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-releases-Firefox-4-Beta-12-for-testing-1199014.html

21-02-2011
Club News - Topic for Upcoming Windows Meeting
The main topic for the presentation for the upcoming Windows Meeting on Wednesday, February 23rd has been finalised.  The topic for the night will discuss and demonstrate how to recover data from one hard drive and how to place it on another hard drive.  So come along and learn something new.  Doors open at 6:45pm with the meeting starting at 7pm.

21-02-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Bug fixes in LibreOffice 3.3.1 release candidate
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Bug-fixes-in-LibreOffice-3-3-1-release-candidate-1188327.html
Java SE 6 Update 24 fixes floating point bug
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Java-SE-6-Update-24-fixes-floating-point-bug-1190818.html

21-02-2011
Online Tips
How do I restore the Safely Remove Hardware icon?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/1933821/restore-safely-remove-hardware-icon

21-02-2011
News Articles
No release candidate for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/No-release-candidate-for-Ubuntu-11-04-Natty-Narwhal-1188092.html
Tiny Core Linux 3.5 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Tiny-Core-Linux-3-5-released-1189956.html
Microsoft releases IE9 RC with Tracking Protection
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-releases-IE9-RC-with-Tracking-Protection-1188139.html
Google extends 2-step authentication to all users
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Google-extends-2-step-authentication-to-all-users-1188120.html
New hole in Windows file sharing
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/New-hole-in-Windows-file-sharing-1190923.html

12-02-2011
Club News - Day Meetings
This week sees an exciting time as the Australian Associated Computer Club (AACC) will resume day meetings starting this coming  Tuesday 15th February.  The venue for the day meetings will be at East Gosford Progress Hall located at the corner of Henry Parry Drive and Wells Street at East Gosford.

The meeting will commence at midday and finish at around 3pm.  Afternoon tea is provided with admission prices being $4 for AACC members and $6 for non-members.

The format of the meetings will be different from our long standing evening meetings in that there is no pre-planned tutorial.  This is a meeting where you are in total control of the topics that are discussed.  So come along and learn something new or simply just mingle to get involved in discussions as they occur.

Some members will be bringing along computers to look at and the Committee members in attendance will have some of the Club's equipment with them to allow for practical demonstrations.

So we hope to see you there.
  


12-02-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Microsoft closes critical holes in Windows, IE and IIS
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-closes-critical-holes-in-Windows-IE-and-IIS-1185693.html
Adobe releases Flash Player 10.2, patches vulnerabilities
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-releases-Flash-Player-10-2-patches-vulnerabilities-1186362.html
Google releases Chrome 9 security update
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Google-releases-Chrome-9-security-update-1186749.html

12-02-2011
Online Tips
Move files and settings to a new Windows 7 PC using Easy Transfer
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/1933787/files-settings-windows-pc-easy-transfer
How to Turn Your Home Ubuntu PC Into a LAMP Web Server
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/42480/how-to-turn-your-home-ubuntu-pc-into-a-lamp-web-server/
How to Manage and Use LVM (Logical Volume Management) in Ubuntu
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/40702/how-to-manage-and-use-lvm-logical-volume-management-in-ubuntu/
List of Really Useful Facebook Shortcuts
http://www.hacktrix.com/list-of-really-useful-facebook-shortcuts

12-02-2011
News Articles
Google releases Chrome 9.0 stable
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Google-releases-Chrome-9-0-stable-1183407.html
Ubuntu One: Ubuntu's cloud platform and its benefits explained
http://apcmag.com/ubuntu-one-ubuntus-cloud-platform-and-its-benefits-explained.htm
Linux vulnerable to USB worms
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Linux-vulnerable-to-USB-worms-1185696.html
Android Market poses remote installation risk
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Android-Market-poses-remote-installation-risk-Update-1184450.html
Four more major Firefox releases in 2011
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Four-more-major-Firefox-releases-in-2011-1185041.html
Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Server 2008 is ready
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Service-Pack-1-for-Windows-7-and-Server-2008-is-ready-1187156.html
This is the (partial) end of Windows AutoRun
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/This-is-the-partial-end-of-Windows-AutoRun-1187321.html
Security vulnerability demonstrated in Safari
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Security-vulnerability-demonstrated-in-Safari-1186873.html

02-02-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Critical vulnerability in VLC player
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Critical-vulnerability-in-VLC-player-1175195.html
VLC Media Player 1.1.6 fixes critical vulnerabilities
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/VLC-Media-Player-1-1-6-fixes-critical-vulnerabilities-1175821.html
New critical vulnerability in VLC Media Player
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/New-critical-vulnerability-in-VLC-Media-Player-1180905.html
Critical vulnerability in Opera web browser
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Critical-vulnerability-in-Opera-web-browser-1175689.html
Opera 11.01 closes critical hole
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Opera-11-01-closes-critical-hole-1178229.html
Security update for RealPlayer
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Security-update-for-RealPlayer-1179841.html
Microsoft warns of cross-site scripting in Windows
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-warns-of-cross-site-scripting-in-Windows-1180179.html
Data theft vulnerability in Android 2.3 not plugged
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Data-theft-vulnerability-in-Android-2-3-not-plugged-1180183.html

02-02-2011
Online Tips
How to make captions in Microsoft Word stay with their images
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/1933359/captions-microsoft-word-stay-images
Can I change the way the Ribbon looks in Microsoft Office 2010?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/review/1933799/change-ribbon-looks-microsoft-office-2010
Use Windows 7 and Vista's search tools to find your documents faster
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/1933779/windows-vistas-search-tools-documents-faster
Boost Your Email Writing Productivity with Microsoft Word Mail Merge
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/40781/boost-your-email-writing-productivity-with-microsoft-word-mail-merge/
How to Be More Productive in Ubuntu Using Keyboard Shortcuts
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/41418/how-to-be-more-productive-in-ubuntu-using-keyboard-shortcuts/
How to insert headers and footers in a Microsoft Word document
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/1933783/insert-headers-footers-microsoft-word-document
Can I get Internet Explorer to load several web pages when it starts?
http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-help/1933823/internet-explorer-load-web-pages-starts

02-02-2011
News Articles
LibreOffice 3.3 final released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/LibreOffice-3-3-final-released-1176425.html
The New Features in LibreOffice 3.3
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/libreoffice-33-release-brings-new-features
Mozilla issues Firefox 4 beta 10
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-issues-Firefox-4-beta-10-1177064.html
Sabayon Linux 5.5 improves boot time
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Sabayon-Linux-5-5-improves-boot-time-1178442.html
openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 6 arrives
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/openSUSE-11-4-Milestone-6-arrives-1180379.html
50 million viruses and rising
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/50-million-viruses-and-rising-1178664.html
Russia claims Stuxnet could have triggered second Chernobyl
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Russia-claims-Stuxnet-could-have-triggered-second-Chernobyl-1179493.html

22-01-2011
News Articles
Mozilla releases Thunderbird 3.3 Alpha 2
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-releases-Thunderbird-3-3-Alpha-2-1173205.html
Mozilla blocks Skype Toolbar
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-blocks-Skype-Toolbar-1173369.html
openSUSE 11.1 reaches end of life
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/openSUSE-11-1-reaches-end-of-life-1173375.html
Twitter scareware wave
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Twitter-scareware-wave-1174562.html
25 years of PC viruses and copy protection
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/25-years-of-PC-viruses-and-copy-protection-1173393.html

22-01-2011
Club News
Please be informed that due to the Australia Day Public Holiday on Wednesday, January 26th that the Windows meeting for that night has been cancelled.

21-01-2011
Bug Reports / Fixes
Oracle patches 66 vulnerabilities, inc. OpenOffice
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Oracle-patches-66-vulnerabilities-1171660.html
Oracle releases first VM VirtualBox 4.0 update
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Oracle-releases-first-VM-VirtualBox-4-0-update-1171928.html

21-01-2011
Online Tips
What Are the Differences Between All Those Audio Formats?
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/40465/htg-explains-what-are-the-differences-between-all-those-audio-formats/
How to Synchronise Your Computer Time With The Internet On A Custom Schedule [Windows 7]
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/synchronise-computer-time-internet-custom-schedule-windows-7/
How To Access Windows Partitions From Linux on a Dual Boot System
http://www.hacktrix.com/how-to-access-windows-partitions-from-linux-on-a-dual-boot-system
How To Check if Your Processor Supports Virtualization Technology
http://www.hacktrix.com/how-to-check-if-your-processor-supports-virtualization-technology-vt

21-01-2011
News Articles
Main development phase of Linux kernel 2.6.38 completed
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Main-development-phase-of-Linux-kernel-2-6-38-completed-1171565.html

17-01-2011
Online Tips
What is Logical Volume Management and How Do You Enable It in Ubuntu?
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/36568/what-is-logical-volume-management-and-how-do-you-enable-it-in-ubuntu/

17-01-2011
News Articles
Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 Available for Download
http://www.howtogeek.com/news/firefox-4-0-beta-9-available-for-download-get-your-copy-now/2899/
Firefox 4 planned for February
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Firefox-4-planned-for-February-1168837.html
OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 RC9 arrives
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/OpenOffice-org-3-3-0-RC9-arrives-1169567.html
The Document Foundation announces RC3 of LibreOffice 3.3
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/The-Document-Foundation-announces-RC3-of-LibreOffice-3-3-1169284.html
Microsoft prepares for SP1 for Windows 7?
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-prepares-for-SP1-for-Windows-7-1168977.html

1-12-2010
Bug Reports / Fixes
Apple closes 23 critical holes in Safari
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Apple-closes-23-critical-holes-in-Safari-1138841.html
iOS 4.2.1 closes a number of holes, but has already been hacked
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/iOS-4-2-1-closes-a-number-of-holes-but-has-already-been-hacked-1140880.html
Android vulnerability permits data theft
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Android-vulnerability-permits-data-theft-1141200.html
Exploit released for unpatched Stuxnet hole
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Exploit-released-for-unpatched-Stuxnet-hole-1140196.html
Nullsoft closes multiple Winamp vulnerabilities
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Nullsoft-closes-multiple-Winamp-vulnerabilities-1144886.html

1-12-2010
Online Tips
5 Cool Ways To Customize Your Windows 7 System
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-cool-ways-customize-windows-7-system/

1-12-2010
News Articles
McAfee: Malware still on the rise
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/McAfee-Malware-still-on-the-rise-1138340.html
Free ClamWin virus scanner moves most of Windows into quarantine
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Free-ClamWin-virus-scanner-moves-most-of-Windows-into-quarantine-1139430.html
Spam hole in Google Mail
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Spam-hole-in-Google-Mail-1139762.html
Tiny Core Linux 3.3 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Tiny-Core-Linux-3-3-released-1140738.html
Fedora 12 approaches end of life
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Fedora-12-approaches-end-of-life-1143872.html
Mozilla releases Thunderbird 3.3 Alpha 1
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-releases-Thunderbird-3-3-Alpha-1-1141392.html
Wine 1.3.8 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Wine-1-3-8-released-1143696.html

15-11-2010
Bug Reports / Fixes
VLC Media Player 1.1.5 fixes Windows vulnerability
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/VLC-Media-Player-1-1-5-fixes-Windows-vulnerability-1136335.html

15-11-2010
News Articles
Linux Mint 10 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-Mint-10-released-1136202.html

14-11-2010
News Articles
openSUSE 11.4 Milestone 3 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/openSUSE-11-4-Milestone-3-released-1135351.html

12-11-2010
News Articles
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Red-Hat-Enterprise-Linux-6-released-1134708.html
Internet Explorer hole: attacks are likely to increase
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Internet-Explorer-hole-attacks-are-likely-to-increase-1134881.html
Mozilla releases Firefox 4 Beta 7
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-releases-Firefox-4-Beta-7-1134790.html

11-11-2010
Bug Reports / Fixes
PCLinuxOS Releases a Slew of Quarterly Updates
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/pclinuxos-releases-slew-quarterly-updates
Microsoft closes seven holes in Office
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-closes-seven-holes-in-Office-1133757.html

11-11-2010
Online Tips
How To Completely Remove Norton Or McAfee From Your Computer
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/completely-remove-norton-mcafee-computer/

11-11-2010
News Articles
Lubuntu: Light(er)weight Ubuntu-based Distro
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/lubuntu-lighterweight-ubuntu-based-distro
Firefox 4 – Mozilla versus the world
http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/features/firefox-4-mozilla-versus-the-world/
Mozilla: Firefox 4 Beta 7 coming
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-Firefox-4-Beta-7-coming-Wednesday-1132875.html
Mozilla celebrates 6 years of Firefox
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Mozilla-celebrates-6-years-of-Firefox-1133788.html
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 beta adds full Ext4 support
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Red-Hat-Enterprise-Linux-5-6-beta-adds-full-Ext4-support-1133794.html
Alternative Linux distros that deserve the limelight
http://apcmag.com/alternative-distros.htm
Clonezilla Live open source clone system updated
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Clonezilla-Live-open-source-clone-system-updated-1132717.html

06-11-2010
Bug Reports / Fixes
Microsoft warns of zero-day hole in Internet Explorer
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-warns-of-zero-day-hole-in-Internet-Explorer-1130500.html
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Updates for Office and Forefront
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Microsoft-Patch-Tuesday-Updates-for-Office-and-Forefront-1131235.html
Google releases security update for Chrome
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Google-releases-security-update-for-Chrome-1131321.html
Adobe: hole closed, hole open
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Adobe-hole-closed-hole-open-1131232.html

06-11-2010
Online Tips
How Do I Know If My Applications Will Run In Windows 7?
http://www.lockergnome.com/windows/2010/10/18/how-do-i-know-if-my-applications-will-run-in-windows-7/

06-11-2010
News Articles
Desktop Linux: The dream is dead
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/364615/desktop_linux_dream_dead/?eid=-219&uid=65807
Skolelinux 6.0.0 Alpha 1 released
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Skolelinux-6-0-0-Alpha-1-released-1124618.html
Labor's ISP filter plan faces more delays
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/labors-isp-filter-plan-faces-more-delays/story-fn4htb9o-1225941055763?referrer=email&source=AIT_email_nl&emcmp=Ping&emchn=Newsletter&emlist=Member
Java replaces Adobe Reader as the most frequent attack target
http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Java-replaces-Adobe-Reader-as-the-most-frequent-attack-target-1124268.html
IBM releases Lotus Symphony 3 office suite
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/IBM-releases-Lotus-Symphony-3-office-suite-1124953.html

23-10-2010
Online Tips
Mount USB Devices in Virtualbox with Ubuntu
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/31726/mount-usb-devices-in-virtualbox-with-ubuntu/
5 Tools And Tips For A Sexier Ubuntu Interface
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-tools-tips-sexier-ubuntu-interface/
How to Remove Windows Desktop Search from Your PC
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/remove-windows-desktop-search-pc/
Make Microsoft Word Always Use Plain Text for Pasted Text
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/32562/make-microsoft-word-always-use-plain-text-for-pasted-text/

15-10-2010
Online Tips
What is Cloud Computing and What Does This Stupid Buzzword Mean?
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/32016/what-is-cloud-computing-and-what-does-this-stupid-buzzword-mean/

9-10-2010
Online Tips
Use Your iPhone or iPod Touch as a Document Scanner
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/31432/use-your-iphone-or-ipod-touch-as-a-document-scanner/

7-10-2010
Online Tips
Why Do Application Installs Make You Reboot and Close Other Apps?
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/31204/why-do-application-installs-make-you-reboot-and-close-other-apps/
How to Restore Previous Versions of the Registry in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/31136/how-to-restore-previous-versions-of-the-registry-in-windows-7/

1-10-2010
Online Tips
What To Look For When Buying A Computer Case
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/buying-computer-case-technology-explained/
How to Test if Your Computer Can Boot From a USB Drive
http://www.hacktrix.com/how-to-test-if-your-computer-can-boot-from-a-usb-drive

28-9-2010
Software
MakeUseOf Linux Pack 2010: All-In-One Easy Installer
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/makeuseof-linux-pack-2010-allinone-easy-installer/

28-9-2010
Online Tips
Create Your Own Windows 7 Style Automatic Defrag in Windows XP
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/30046/create-your-own-windows-7-style-automatic-defrag-in-windows-xp/

24-9-2010
Online Tips
15 Beautiful Free Formal Script Fonts
http://www.addictivefonts.com/fancy/free-formal-script-fonts/
How to Backup Your Linux PC with Simple Backup
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/29518/how-to-backup-your-linux-pc-with-simple-backup/

23-9-2010
Online Tips
Customize the Title Bar and Other System Fonts in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/29244/customize-the-title-bar-and-other-system-fonts-in-windows-7/
3 Easy Ways to Connect to Windows Shared Folders from Linux
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/29167/3-easy-ways-to-connect-to-windows-shared-folders-from-linux/
How To Fix A Corrupted Windows NTFS Filesystem With Ubuntu
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-corrupted-windows-ntfs-filesystem-ubuntu/#more-53777

15-9-2010
Online Tips
How to Free Up a Lot of Disk Space on Ubuntu Linux by Deleting Cached Package Files
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/28502/how-to-free-up-a-lot-of-disk-space-on-ubuntu-linux-by-deleting-cached-package-files/
MediaMonkey Gold 3.2.2
http://www.howtogeek.com/reviews/mediamonkey-gold-3-2-2/
Using Templates in MS Office 2010 & 2007
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/28703/beginner-using-templates-in-ms-office-2010-2007/
How Can I Tell What is Listening on a TCP/IP Port in Windows?
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/28609/how-can-i-tell-what-is-listening-on-a-tcpip-port-in-windows/

13-9-2010
Online Tips
How To Backup Your Windows Home Server System State
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/26264/how-to-backup-your-windows-home-server-system-state/
Use Grep to Recover Deleted Text Files On Your Linux Box
http://www.howtogeek.com/news/use-grep-to-recover-deleted-text-files-on-your-linux-box/407/
How People Are Hacking Wireless Networks & How To Protect Yourself
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/people-hacking-wireless-networks-protect/
Creating Custom Manual Pages in Linux
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/creating-custom-man-pages
Virus Scan A Windows Machine using Linux
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/virus-scan-windows-machine

3-8-2010
Online Tips
How To Setup and Install Windows Home Server “Vail” in VMware Player
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/23870/how-to-setup-and-install-windows-home-server-vail-in-vmware-player/

1-8-2010
Online Tips
How The INTERNET Works
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/internet-works-infographic/

26-7-2010
Online Tips
Remove Ubuntu One from Ubuntu 10.04
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22881/remove-ubuntu-one-from-ubuntu-10.04/

24-7-2010
Online Tips
Open YouTube Videos in VLC Media Player
http://www.hacktrix.com/open-youtube-videos-in-vlc-media-player

23-7-2010
Online Tips
Run Android on Your Netbook or Desktop
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22665/run-android-on-your-netbook-or-desktop/

22-7-2010
Online Tips
5 ways to use bootable Linux live discs
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/353864/5_ways_use_bootable_linux_live_discs/?eid=-255
Save Your OneNote 2010 Docs to Different File Formats
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22679/beginner-save-your-onenote-2010-docs-to-different-file-formats/
How to Mount a Remote Folder in Ubuntu
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22518/how-to-mount-a-remote-folder-in-ubuntu/

20-7-2010
Online Tips
How to Install, Manage, and Delete Fonts on Your PC
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22277/how-to-install-manage-and-delete-fonts-on-your-pc/
Basics of Photo Cropping That You Should Understand
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/basics-of-photo-cropping-that-you-should-understand/

17-7-2010
Online Tips
Getting Started With OneNote 2010
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22125/beginner-geek-getting-started-with-onenote-2010/
How to Test Your Home Network Speed (And Decipher The Results)
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/test-home-network-speed-decipher-results/

16-7-2010
Online Tips
Print A Word 2007 Document Without The Graphics
http://www.lockergnome.com/windows/2010/07/15/print-a-word-2007-document-without-the-graphics/
USB 3.0: Everything You Need To Know
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/usb-30-technology-explained/

13-7-2010
Online Tips
How Do I Know if I’m Running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows?
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21726/how-do-i-know-if-im-running-32-bit-or-64-bit-windows-answers/
Show the Classic “All Programs” Menu in the Start Menu in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21992/show-the-classic-all-programs-menu-in-the-start-menu-in-windows-7/

12-7-2010
Online Tips
Using Local Users and Groups to Manage User Passwords in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/21617/using-local-users-and-groups-to-manage-user-passwords-in-windows-7/

1-7-2010
Online Tips
What is moe.exe and Why is it Running?
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/20714/what-is-moe.exe-and-why-is-it-running/

29-6-2010
Online Tips
How to Normalize the Volume of Your MP3 Files
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/20700/how-to-adjust-the-volume-of-your-mp3-files/
Use Ctrl+Alt+Del for Task Manager in Linux to Kill Tasks Easily
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/20355/use-ctrlaltdel-for-task-manager-in-linux-to-kill-tasks-easily/

28-6-2010
Online Tips
Change Icon Views to Extra Large in Windows 7 Explorer
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/20476/change-icon-views-to-extra-large-in-vista-windows-7-explorer/

22-6-2010
Online Tips
How to Backup Your Data to a Virtual Hard Drive in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19896/how-to-backup-your-data-to-a-virtual-hard-drive-in-windows-7/

14-6-2010
Online Tips
Minimise Windows Live Mail to the System Tray in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19438/minimize-windows-live-mail-to-the-system-tray-in-windows-7/
What is JavaScript and How Does It Work? [Technology Explained]
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-javascript-how-works/

10-6-2010
Online Tips
Clone a Hard Drive Using an Ubuntu Live CD
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19141/clone-a-hard-drive-using-an-ubuntu-live-cd/
How to Make Ubuntu Play MP3 Files
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19043/how-to-make-ubuntu-play-mp3-files/
Unity: A Modern Lightweight Desktop For Ubuntu
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/unity-modern-lightweight-desktop-ubuntu-linux/

7-6-2010
Online Tips
Use an Ubuntu Live CD to Securely Wipe Your PC’s Hard Drive
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15037/use-an-ubuntu-live-cd-to-securely-wipe-your-pcs-hard-drive/
Ubuntu 10.04 Integrates All Your Inboxes
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ubuntu-1004-integrates-inboxes-amazing/
How to Find Your IP Address in Ubuntu Linux
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17012/how-to-find-your-ip-address-in-ubuntu/
Move Files from a Failing PC with an Ubuntu Live CD
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17044/move-files-from-a-failing-pc-with-an-ubuntu-live-cd/
Create Custom Ubuntu CDs Easily With Reconstructor
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-custom-ubuntu-cds-easily-reconstructor-linux/
2 Ways To Disable The Shutdown Notification in Ubuntu
http://www.hacktrix.com/2-ways-to-disable-the-shutdown-notification-in-ubuntu
HOW TO: choose the best version of Linux
http://apcmag.com/how-to-choose-the-best-linux-distribution.htm
5 Things Easier To Do In The Command Line [Linux]
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-easier-command-line-linux/
Complete Guide to Networking Windows 7 with XP and Vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15247/complete-guide-to-networking-windows-7-with-xp-and-vista/
Fix Icon Display Problems by Rebuilding the Windows 7 Thumbnail Cache
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15134/fix-icon-display-problems-by-rebuilding-the-windows-7-thumbnail-cache/
How To Disable Control Panel in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16189/configure-what-items-are-available-in-control-panel-or-completely-disable-it-in-windows-7/
Prevent Changing the Screen Saver and Wallpaper in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16929/prevent-users-from-changing-screen-saver-and-wallpaper-in-windows-7/
How to Disable Access to the Registry in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16909/how-to-disable-access-to-the-registry-in-windows-7/
Create a Shortcut To Group Policy Editor in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16894/create-a-shortcut-for-group-policy-editor-in-windows-7/
Perform Unit Conversions with the Windows 7 Calculator
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14784/perform-unit-conversions-with-the-windows-7-calculator/
Share OneNote 2010 Notebooks with OneNote 2007
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15558/share-onenote-2010-notebooks-with-onenote-2007/
How To Uninstall, Disable, and Remove Windows Defender. Also, How Turn it Off
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15788/how-to-uninstall-disable-and-remove-windows-defender.-also-how-turn-it-off/
Reset All Internet Explorer 8 Settings to Fix Stability Problems
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16365/reset-all-internet-explorer-8-settings-to-fix-stability-problems/
Change the Default Font Size in Word
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14826/change-the-default-font-size-in-word/
What is hiberfil.sys and How Do I Delete It?
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15140/what-is-hiberfil.sys-and-how-do-i-delete-it/
30 Useful Firefox Add-ons to Boost Your Productivity
http://djdesignerlab.com/2010/04/22/30-useful-firefox-add-ons-to-boost-your-productivity/
Integrate Google Docs with Outlook the Easy Way
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15373/integrate-google-docs-with-outlook-the-easy-way/
View Your Google Calendar in Outlook 2010
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/18353/view-your-google-calendar-in-outlook-2010/
Wipe, Delete, and Securely Destroy Your Hard Drive’s Data the Easy Way
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15817/wipe-delete-and-securely-destroy-your-hard-drives-data-the-easy-way/
Complete Guide to Symbolic Links (symlinks) on Windows or Linux
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/

1-6-2010
Online Tips
A Sleek & Easy Way To Administer Ubuntu - Ubuntu Control Center
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/sleek-easy-administer-ubuntu-ubuntu-control-center/
How to Add Proprietary Drivers to Ubuntu 10.04
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17495/how-to-add-proprietary-drivers-to-ubuntu-10.04/
Use Any Folder For Your Ubuntu Desktop (Even a Dropbox Folder)
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17752/use-any-folder-for-your-ubuntu-desktop-even-a-dropbox-folder/
Add Hotmail & Live Email Accounts to Outlook 2010
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17328/add-hotmail-live-email-accounts-to-outlook-2010/
Add Your Gmail Account to Outlook 2010 using POP
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17314/add-your-gmail-account-to-outlook-2010-using-pop/
Set the Windows Explorer Startup Folder in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/17415/set-the-windows-explorer-startup-folder-in-windows-7/
 

13-04-2010
Online Tips
OCR anything with OneNote 2007 and 2010
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14595/ocr-anything-with-onenote-2007-and-2010/
Jolicloud is a Nifty New OS for Your Netbook
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14681/jolicloud-is-a-nifty-new-os-for-your-netbook/

08-04-2010
Online Tips
Hide and Unhide Worksheets and Workbooks in Excel 2007 & 2010
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14160/hide-and-unhide-worksheets-and-workbooks-in-excel-2007-2010/
VLOOKUP in Excel, part 2: Using VLOOKUP without a database
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14455/vlookup-in-excel-part-2-using-vlookup-without-a-database/
Increase the size of Taskbar Preview Thumbnails in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14442/increase-the-size-of-taskbar-preview-thumbnails-in-windows-7/
Change The Windows 7 Start Orb the Easy Way
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14385/change-the-windows-7-start-orb-the-easy-way/

06-04-2010
Online Tips
Add "My Dropbox" to Your Windows 7 Start Menu
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14101/add-my-dropbox-to-your-windows-7-start-menu/
Test Drive Windows 7 Online with Virtual Labs
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/13884/test-drive-windows-7-online-with-virtual-labs/
Recover Deleted Files on an NTFS Hard Drive from a Ubuntu Live CD
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/13706/recover-deleted-files-on-an-ntfs-hard-drive-from-a-ubuntu-live-cd/
Using VLOOKUP in Excel
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/13780/using-vlookup-in-excel/
What Is A CPU and What Does It Do? [Technology Explained]
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cpu-technology-explained/
Ubuntu Unravelled
http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/opinion/ubuntu-unravelled/
7 Things That Are Easier To Do In Ubuntu Than In Windows
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-easier-ubuntu-windows/
Remove Office 2010 Beta and Reinstall Office 2007
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/13118/remove-office-2010-beta-and-reinstall-office-2007/
How to Burn an ISO Image to a Disc
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14183/beginner-geek-how-to-burn-an-iso-image-to-a-disc/

29-03-2010
Online Tips
AVG kills Windows viruses with Linux and emergency rescue CD
http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/security/37856-avg-kills-windows-viruses-with-linux-and-emergency-rescue-cd
How To Write A Simple Batch (.bat) File
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/write-simple-batch-bat-file/
Customize Your Icons in Windows 7 and Vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/13631/customize-your-icons-in-windows-7-and-vista/
Windows 7: Help me move my files and contacts from Win XP to my new Win 7 laptop
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3266631&tag=nl.e400
How To Customize Your Computer With Cool Icons In Windows XP
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/customize-computer-cool-icons-windows-xp/
4 Ways To Email Attachments When The File Extension Is Blocked
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-ways-email-attachments-file-extension-blocked/
Memtest – An Awesome Tool To Test Your Computer’s Memory For Errors
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/memtest-awesome-tool-test-computers-memory-errors/
How to Free Space on Your Hard Drive
http://au.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-free-space-on-your-hard-drive.html?cid=dn_article

25-03-2010
Online Tips
6 Ways To Search For Emails In Outlook 2007
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-ways-search-emails-outlook-2007/
3 Ways To Sync Thunderbird Emails Across Multiple Computers
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-sync-thunderbird-emails-across-multiple-computers/

22-03-2010
Online Tips
Map a Network Drive from XP to Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/13197/map-a-network-drive-from-xp-to-windows-7/
How To Completely & Securely Erase Your Hard Drive [Windows]
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/completely-securely-erase-hard-drive-windows/
A Simple Guide To Setting Up A Home Wireless Network
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/simple-guide-setting-home-wireless-network/
A Wide Area Network (WAN) Tutorial [Technology Explained]
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-wide-area-network-wan-tutorial/

18-03-2010
Software:  Ubuntu Remote Desktop
Built-In, VNC Compatible & Dead Easy
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ubuntu-remote-desktop-builtin-vnc-compatible-dead-easy/

18-03-2010
Online Tips
Center Pictures and Other Objects in Office 2007 & 2010
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12916/center-pictures-and-other-objects-in-office-2007-2010/
Optimise OpenOffice.org
http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/tutorials/optimise-openoffice-org/

17-03-2010
Web Sites
Free CSS Menu Generator
http://menubuilder.me/

17-03-2010
Online Tips
How Does Cloud Computing Work? [Technology Explained]
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cloud-computing-work-technology-explained/

15-03-2010
Online Tips
A Quick Tutorial To Tables In Microsoft Access 2007
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/quick-guide-tables-microsoft-access-2007/
Conducting an Isolation Test on your ADSL Line
http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/?tag=Isolation_Test

13-03-2010
Online Tips
Play Your Favorite DOS Games in XP, Vista, and Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12771/play-your-favorite-dos-games-in-xp-vista-and-windows-7/
5 Sources For Free Photoshop Addon Downloads
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-sources-free-photoshop-addon-downloads/
How To Create Outlines & Organize Your Document In MS Word 2007
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-outlines-organize-document-ms-word-2007/
5 Steps To Understanding Basic HTML Code
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-steps-understanding-basic-html-code/

12-03-2010
Online Tips
How To Install Windows 7 On Your Netbook From A USB Flash Drive
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-windows-7-netbook-from-usb-flash-drive/
VirtualBox’s Seamless Mode: Combine Two Operating Systems Into One Desktop
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/virtualboxs-seamless-mode-combine-operating-systems-desktop/
What Is the Definition of a Virtual Private Network [Technology Explained]
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/virtual-private-network-work-technology-explained/

09-03-2010
Online Tips
Convert a Row to a Column in Excel the Easy Way
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12366/convert-a-row-to-a-column-in-excel-the-easy-way/
Share Folders & Files Between Vista and XP Machines
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12428/share-folders-files-between-vista-and-xp-machines/

08-03-2010
Online Tips
How To Configure & Use Windows 7’s XP Mode
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/configure-windows-7-xp-mode/
Create a Customized Tab on the Office 2010 Ribbon
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12337/create-a-customized-tab-on-the-office-2010-ribbon/

04-03-2010
Online Tips
Understanding User Account Control in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/11584/understanding-user-account-control-in-windows-7/
Share a Printer Between Windows 7 Machines Not in the Same Homegroup
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/11667/share-a-printer-between-windows-7-machines-not-in-the-same-homegroup/
Create an XP Mode for Windows 7 Home Versions & Vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/11060/create-an-xp-mode-for-windows7-home-versions-and-vista/
What Is The Difference Between 32-bit & 64-bit Windows?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/difference-32-bit-64-bit-windows/
Is there a way to format numbers to show as degrees
http://help.lockergnome.com/office/format-numbers-show-degrees-farenheit--ftopict1017337.html#3152604
How To Run Ubuntu in Windows 7 with VMware Player
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/11287/how-to-run-ubuntu-in-windows-7-with-vmware-player/
All You Need To Know About Repositories and Package Management In Ubuntu
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/repositories-package-management-ubuntu/
Getting Started With SMPlayer on Ubuntu (to Play Movies Better)
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12125/getting-started-with-smplayer-on-ubuntu-to-play-movies-better/
15 Great Ubuntu Tips For Linux Power Users
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/15-great-tips-for-ubuntu-power-users/
How To Trigger Wake On LAN Using The MAC Address
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/trigger-wake-lan-mac-address/
How To Search Emails In Gmail Efficiently
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/search-emails-gmail/

22-02-2010
Online Tips
How To Do Simple Calculations In Microsoft Word 2003 & 2007
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/simple-calculations-microsoft-word-2003-2007/

19-02-2010
Online Tips
Add Page Numbers to Documents in Word 2007 & 2010
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10865/add-page-numbers-to-documents-in-word-2007-2010/
Speeding Up Windows 7: Everything You Need to Know
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/guide-speeding-windows-7-machine/
Three Windows 7 Upgrade Issues & How To Avoid Them
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-windows-7-upgrade-issues-avoid/

16-02-2010
Online Tips
Download New Themes in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10479/download-new-themes-in-windows-7/
What You Need To Know About Windows 7: Requirements & Installation Tips
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-7-requirements-installation-tips/
How To Use Parental Controls in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10524/how-to-use-parental-controls-in-windows-7/
How to Schedule Disk Cleanup in Windows 7 & Vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10705/how-to-schedule-disk-cleanup-in-windows-7-vista/
Technology Explained: Blu-Ray Technology History and The DVD
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-blurays-replacement-dvd/
Technology Explained: What Are Meta Search Engines & How Do They Work?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-what-is-a-meta-search-engine/
Connect To Your Home Network From Anywhere With DynDNS
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/connect-home-network-dyndns/
Disable Office 2010 Beta Send-a-Smile from Startup
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10588/disable-office-2010-beta-send-a-smile-from-startup/
How To Collaborate With Track Changes In Microsoft Word
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/collaborate-track-microsoft-word/

09-02-2010
Online Tips
Using Program Compatibility Mode in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10436/using-program-compatibility-mode-in-windows-7/
Stop uTorrent 2.0 from Automatically Starting in Windows
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10413/stop-utorrent-2.0-from-automatically-starting-in-windows/
Print Only Selected Areas of a Spreadsheet in Excel 2007 & 2010
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10451/print-only-selected-areas-of-a-spreadsheet-in-excel-2007-2010/

08-02-2010
Software Review: Clonezilla (Live & Server Edition)
Ever experienced a computer crash the day before you have to turn in an important project? As we all know, backups are your best friends in such situations. There are several types of back-up systems out there today. One method is to clone your hard drive, so that you can restore everything as it was in the event of a crash. There are a few software packages, both commercial and free, which help you to do this. Norton Ghost is probably the most commonly used solution for years. But let’s take a look at Clonezilla, which is an open source alternative that gives Ghost a run for its money.
http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/reviews/clonezilla/
 

08-02-2010
Online Tips
Install KDE 4.4 RC 2 on Ubuntu 9.10
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9663/install-kde-4.4-rc-2-on-ubuntu-9.10/
How to Change the Color of the Windows XP Start Button
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/change-color-windows-xp-start-button/
Understanding the Libraries Feature in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10283/understanding-the-libraries-feature-in-windows-7/
How To Disable Search In Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10246/how-to-disable-search-in-windows-7/
Add Your Own Folders to Favorites in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10357/add-your-own-folders-to-favorites-in-windows-7/

02-02-2010
Online Tips
‘Logrotate’ your Linux Log Files
http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/features/logrogate-your-linux-log-files/
Move the Taskbar to Different Locations In Windows
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9440/move-the-taskbar-to-different-locations-in-windows/
How To Setup a USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9585/how-to-setup-a-usb-flash-drive-to-install-windows-7/
Share Access Data with Excel in Office 2010
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9567/share-access-data-with-excel-in-office-2010/
6 Gmail Productivity Tips You Need To Know
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-gmail-productivity-tips-you-need-to-know/
How To Install and Setup Windows Home Server
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9659/how-to-install-and-setup-windows-home-server/

23-01-2010
Online Tips
The Ultimate Guide To Speeding Up Firefox 3.5
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-ultimate-guide-to-speeding-up-firefox-3-5/
10+ Best Firefox Security and Privacy Addons
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-firefox-addons-for-enhancing-security-and-privacy/
20 Ways To Increase Laptop’s Battery Life
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/20-ways-to-increase-the-life-of-your-laptops-battery/

22-01-2010
Online Tips
PowerPoint 2007 Viewer
http://www.lockergnome.com/windows/2010/01/20/powerpoint-2007-viewer/
9 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu On Your Machine
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/9-installing-ubuntu-machine/
4 Proven Tips To Keep Your Windows Folders Organized
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/tips-windows-folders-organized-clutter-free/

21-01-2010
Online Tips
Disable User Installed Desktop Gadgets in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9223/disable-user-installed-desktop-gadgets-in-windows-7/

20-01-2010
Online Tips
Dual Boot Your Pre-Installed Windows 7 Computer with Vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8834/dual-boot-your-pre-installed-windows-7-computer-with-vista/
Dual Boot Your Pre-Installed Windows 7 Computer with Ubuntu
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9059/dual-boot-your-pre-installed-windows-7-computer-with-ubuntu/
Disable the Annoying “This device can perform faster” Balloon Message in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7972/disable-the-annoying-this-device-can-perform-faster-balloon-message-in-windows-7/
How To Share Files and Printers Between Windows 7 and Vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/how-to-share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-vista/
Windows 7 Security: What You Need to Know, Part One
http://lm.pcworld.com/t/841501/5564045/46311/0/
Learning Windows 7: Manage Power Settings
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9090/learning-windows-7-manage-power-settings/
How To Customize The Boot Splash Screen & Logo [Linux]
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/customize-boot-splash-screen-logo-linux/

11-01-2010
Online Tips
Allow Users To Run Only Specified Programs in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8739/restrict-users-to-run-only-specified-programs-in-windows-7/
Dual Boot Your Pre-Installed Windows 7 Computer with XP
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8790/dual-boot-your-pre-installed-windows-7-computer-with-xp/
Access Browsing History in Google Chrome the Easy Way
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8424/access-browsing-history-in-google-chrome-the-easy-way/

06-01-2010
Online Tips
How To Remove Antivirus Live and Other Rogue/Fake Antivirus Malware
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8693/how-to-remove-antivirus-live-and-other-roguefake-antivirus-malware/
What is Mobsync.exe and Why Is It Running?
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8668/what-is-mobsync.exe-and-why-is-it-running/
Technology Explained : What Is The Definition Of A Firewall?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-what-is-the-definition-of-a-firewall/

05-01-2010
Online Tips
10 Free, Must-Have Windows Tools for IT Pros
http://lm.pcworld.com/t/823502/5564045/42460/0/
What is CCC.exe and Why Is It Running?
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8679/what-is-ccc.exe-and-why-is-it-running/

04-01-2010
Online Tips
Consolidate the Windows 7 Taskbar with Jumplist Launcher
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8187/consolidate-the-windows-7-taskbar-with-jumplist-launcher/

30-12-2009
Online Tips
How To Resize Your Photos the Easy Way
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7784/how-to-resize-your-photos-the-easy-way/

29-12-2009
Online Tips
How To Enable Check Boxes for Items In Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7888/how-to-enable-check-boxes-in-explorer-in-windows-7/
How To Fix No Aero Transparency in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7955/how-to-fix-no-aero-transparency-in-windows-7/
Technology Explained: What Is A Dynamic IP Address & How Do I Get One?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-what-is-a-dynamic-ip-address-how-do-i-get-one/
How To Turn a Physical Computer Into A Virtual Machine with Disk2vhd
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/8054/how-to-turn-a-physical-computer-into-a-virtual-machine-with-disk2vhd/
The Five Essential Security Patches of 2009
http://lm.pcworld.com/t/817249/5564045/41289/0/

23-12-2009
Online Tips
Technology Explained: What Is MP3 Format & What Is Its Origins?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-what-is-mp3-what-is-its-origins/
How to create a secured and locked folder in Windows XP
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-create-a-secured-and-locked-folder-in-windows-xp/
Create Bootable USB Flash Drive with Windows 7
http://windowsbytes.com/windows/create-bootable-usb-flash-drive-with-windows-7/
Monitor CPU, Memory, and Disk IO In Windows 7 with Taskbar Meters
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7538/monitor-cpu-memory-and-disk-io-in-windows-7-with-taskbar-meters/
Get the Classic Style Network Activity Indicator Back in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7230/get-the-classic-style-network-activity-indicator-back-in-windows-7/
How To Restore Windows 7 from a System Image
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7702/restoring-windows-7-from-an-image-backup/
How To Manage Hard Drive Space Used by Windows 7 Backup and Restore
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7672/how-to-manage-hard-drive-space-used-by-windows-7-backup-and-restore/
Customize the Windows 7 Logon Screen
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7751/customize-the-windows-7-logon-screen/
Prevent Windows Asking for a Password on Wake Up from Sleep/Standby
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7771/prevent-windows-asking-for-a-password-on-wake-up-from-sleepstandby/
Troubleshot Startup Problems with Startup Repair Tool in Windows 7 & Vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7728/troubleshot-startup-problems-with-startup-repair-tool-in-windows-7-vista/
Disable Error Reporting in XP, Vista, and Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7863/disable-error-reporting-in-xp-vista-and-windows-7/
How To Easily Share Your Wireless Connection In Ubuntu 9.10
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-easily-share-your-wireless-connection-in-ubuntu-9-10/
How To Make Amazing Panoramas In Windows For Free
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-amazing-panoramas-in-windows-for-free/
How to Connect Your Laptop to the Internet from a WiFi Hotspot
http://au.dummies.com/WileyCDA/how-to/content/how-to-connect-your-laptop-to-the-internet-from-a-wifi-hotspot.html?cid=dn_article
How To Export Documents from Google Docs to Your Computer
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7654/how-to-export-documents-from-google-docs-to-your-computer/

05-12-2009
Online Tips
Get an Aero-Styled Classic Start Menu in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/7218/get-an-aero-styled-classic-start-menu-in-windows-7/
Add the Recycle Bin to the Taskbar in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6709/add-the-recycle-bin-to-the-taskbar-in-windows-7/
5 Tips To Reset The Administrator Password in Windows XP
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-tips-to-help-you-reset-a-forgotten-windows-xp-password/
Some Cool Keyboard Tricks That Few People Know About
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/some-cool-keyboard-tricks-that-few-people-know-about/
Week in Geek: The Create Shortcuts to Nearly Anything Edition
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6804/week-in-geek-the-create-shortcuts-to-nearly-anything-edition/
Technology Explained: How Do Websites Use Cookies?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-how-do-websites-use-cookies/
How to Install Chrome OS From A USB Drive
http://lm.pcworld.com/t/772426/5564045/32098/0/
5 Free Tools To Quickly Convert A CD To An MP3 Collection
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-free-tools-to-quickly-convert-a-cd-to-an-mp3-collection/

23-11-2009
Online Tips
Change The Windows 7 Log-On Screen
http://www.lockergnome.com/windows/2009/11/19/change-the-windows-log-on-screen/
Top 5 Freeware Registry Cleaners That Improve PC Performance
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-freeware-registry-cleaners-that-improve-pc-performance/

19-11-2009
Online Tips
Technology Explained: Open Router Ports & Their Security Implications
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-open-router-ports-their-security-implications/

18-11-2009
Online Tips
Windows 7 Shortcuts
http://lifehacker.com/5390086/the-master-list-of-new-windows-7-shortcuts/
4 Custom Bullet Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Word 2007
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-custom-bullet-tips-and-tricks-for-microsoft-word-2007/
How To Increase Security By Securing Your D-Link Wireless Router
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-increase-security-by-securing-your-d-link-wireless-router/
Technology Explained: What Is Bluetooth?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-what-is-bluetooth/
Top 20 Windows 7 Tips
http://lm.pcworld.com/t/754182/5564045/29087/0/
Gallery of Best Windows 7 Tweaks
http://lm.pcworld.com/t/754182/5564045/29090/0/
Increase Life Span of Your Laptop’s Battery With Proper Calibration
http://www.hacktrix.com/increase-life-span-of-your-laptops-battery-with-proper-calibration
3 Ways To Manually Backup & Restore Critical Windows XP Data
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-manually-backup-restore-critical-windows-xp-data/
Windows 7 tricks: 20 top tips and tweaks
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/325907/windows_7_tricks_20_top_tips_tweaks?fp=16&fpid=1
Create Automatic Backups of Word 2007 Documents using AutoHistory
http://windowsbytes.com/software/create-automatic-backups-of-word-2007-documents-using-autohistory/
How to Open the Start Menu Folder in Windows 7
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/6463/stupid-geek-tricks-how-to-open-the-start-menu-folder-in-windows-7/
Top 3 Sites To Help You Become A Linux Command Line Master
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-3-sites-to-help-you-become-a-linux-command-line-master/
How to Clear Your Skype IM and Call History
http://windowsbytes.com/tips-and-tricks/how-to-clear-your-skype-im-and-call-history/

03-11-2009
Online Tips
Windows 7 System Recovery Disc
http://www.ghacks.net/2009/10/29/windows-7-system-recovery-disc/
Upgrading Ubuntu Linux made easy
http://www.itwire.com/content/view/28957/1162/
How to block an email sender in Gmail
http://windowsbytes.com/google/block-email-address-sender/
How to preview a Word file before opening it
http://windowsbytes.com/tips-and-tricks/how-to-preview-a-word-file-before-opening-it/

25-10-2009
Online Tips
How To Hide Text In Microsoft Word 2007, Reveal It & Protect It
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-hide-text-in-microsoft-word-2007-reveal-it-protect-it/
How To Enable File Sharing On Vista Without Any Password
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-enable-file-sharing-on-vista-without-any-password/

12-10-2009
Online Tips
How to Create An Email Signature in MS Outlook 2007 Using Office Clipart
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-create-an-signature-in-ms-outlook-2007-using-office-clipart/
Technology Explained: How Does a Router Work?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-how-does-a-router-work/
How to Install Extensions in Google Chrome
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-install-extensions-in-google-chrome/

06-10-2009
Online Tips
How To Build A Home Media Server From An Old PC
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-build-a-home-media-server-from-an-old-pc/

05-10-2009
Online Tips
5 Ways to Print Folder and Directory Contents in Windows
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-to-print-folder-and-directory-contents-in-windows/

04-10-2009
Online Tips
Top 5 Vista Tweaks To Increase Internet Speed
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-vista-tweaks-to-increase-internet-speed/

03-10-2009
Online Tips
Try Linux Live CDs from Windows Without Using any CDs
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/try-linux-live-cds-without-burning-or-restarting-the-computer/
Analyze Your Auto-Startup Programs Easily With AutoStart Explorer
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/analyze-your-auto-startup-programs-easily-with-autostart-explorer/

29-09-2009
Online Tips
The 4 Proven Simple Tips to Organize Your Files on Windows
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/four-simple-and-free-tips-to-organize-your-windows-experience/

28-09-2009
Online Tips
MS Outlook Productivity Tip: How to Move Emails To Individual Folders Automatically
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/ms-outlook-productivity-tip-how-to-move-emails-to-individual-folders-automatically/
How to Disable the Windows XP Guest Account on Your Laptop
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-disable-the-windows-xp-guest-account-on-you.navId-323066.html?cid=dn_article
How to Replace Text in Word 2007
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-replace-text-in-word-2007.html?cid=dn_article
Inserting Subtotals in an Excel 2007 Worksheet
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/inserting-subtotals-in-an-excel-2007-worksheet.navId-323123.html?cid=dn_article
Setting Up and Reading RSS Feeds via Outlook 2007
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/setting-up-and-reading-rss-feeds-via-outlook-2007.html?cid=dn_article

27-09-2009
Online Tips
How To Configure & Save With AutoRecover In MS Word 2007
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-configure-save-with-autorecover-in-ms-word-2007/
Get Detailed Information, Monitor and Take a Computer Benchmark With PC Wizard
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/get-detailed-information-monitor-and-take-a-computer-benchmark-with-pc-wizard/

22-09-2009
Online Tips
How To Set Default Programs, File Associations & Context Menus Easily
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-set-default-programs-associations-context-menus-easily/
How to Remove Unwanted Toolbars from Mozilla Firefox
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-remove-unwanted-toolbars-from-mozilla-firef.navId-323648.html?cid=dn_article
Eight Easy Extras for IE8
http://lm.pcworld.com/t/676601/5564045/16234/0/

21-09-2009
Online Tips
Eight quick tips for getting the most from IE8
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/319035/eight_quick_tips_getting_most_from_ie8?fp=16&fpid=1
3 Ways To Strip Formatting From Text in MS Word 2007
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-ways-to-strip-formatting-from-text-in-ms-word-2007/
7 Steps to Make Computers Accessible for the Elderly
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-steps-to-make-computers-accessible-for-the-elderly/#more-24735

17-09-2009
Online Tips
How To Turn Gmail Into A Multitasking Machine (Part III)
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-turn-gmail-into-a-multitasking-machine-part-iii/

16-09-2009
Member Tip: Learning the Office 2007 Toolbar
Contributed by Colin Phelps

H
ave you recently or even some time ago upgraded or started using office 2007 and are struggling with finding the options that you were used to in previous versions of Office?
 
Well, don't worry no more. Microsoft have Ribbon Guides on their web site where a Flash presentation will display an Office 2003 screen. From this screen you can select the option in Office 2003 that you were used to using and it will then show you how to get to it in Office 2007.
 
The web site you need to go to is http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/HA102295841033.aspx .

16-09-2009
Member Tip: Back Up your ADSL Modem Settings
Contributed by Colin Phelps

Do you know all of the settings that have been made on your ADSL modem? Could you re-create them if the modem needed to be reconfigured?
 
Well, I know I could not. Well, not easily anyway. I had been having some issues with my ADSL connection recently (ie. poor performance on Internet, modem needing to be reset, etc). I woke up one morning a few days ago and I had no Internet at all. Powering the modem off / on did not resolve the problem and I could not log into the modem to check its settings. What I also noticed was that the logs that were emailed to me from the modem of its activities were dated "January 1st, 2000". Something was clearly wrong!!
 
To get the modem back up to the point were I could log in as the administrator and check the configuration I needed to reset the modem to its factory defaults. Most (if not all) modems have this feature which normally involves sticking something into a small hole in the back of it (eg. a straightened paperclip works well).
 
Now in a case like this all of my configuration settings are now gone and the modem will not connect to the Internet. However I was up and running in two minutes after I reset the modem to its factory defaults.  You might ask how was I able to do this?  The answer is simple, by reloading the configuration settings that I had backed up to my computer. This involves logging in as the administrator with your browser and then clicking on the necessary options to save it as a file.
 
It is virtually impossible to give you exact instructions as each modem may be different depending upon manufacturer, model or firmware version.  Check the manual for your modem for exact details.
 
Other points to note:
  • Save the files in a special folder with your data and make sure that the modem configuration files are being backed up as well (eg. to USB drive, CD, DVD, memory stick, etc).
  • Take a backup at key points such as once per month, before upgrading the firmware in the modem or after making configuration changes.
  • Keep a log in an exercise book or a document on your computer of the filename of the configuration file and why this file was created to make the decision when reloading a configuration easier (if the time ever comes when you need to do that).

So start doing this now because you never know when you will need it.


16-09-2009
Online Tips
5 Cool Picasa Features To Make Use Of Your Photos
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-cool-picasa-features-to-make-use-of-your-photos/
Simplify Your Windows 7 Install with One Easy Step
http://www.pcworld.com/article/171969/simplify_your_windows_7_install_with_one_easy_step.html?tk=nl_dnx_t_crawl

14-09-2009
Online Tips
6 Unique Features That Make Opera 10 Stand Out
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/opera-10-browser-review-6-stand-out-features-vs-firefox-and-safari/
10 Solid Tips to Safeguard Your Facebook Privacy
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-complete-guide-to-facebook-privacy/

12-09-2009
Online Tips
5 Sites To Learn How To Repair Your Own Computer
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-sites-to-learn-how-to-repair-your-own-computer/
How To Create A Bootable USB Drive From Your Windows CD
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-create-a-bootable-usb-drive-from-your-windows-cd/
Don’t Click Delete – 10 Tips For The Recycle Bin (Windows XP)
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dont-click-delete-10-free-tips-for-the-recycle-bin-windowsxp/

10-09-2009
Online Tips
How To Turn Gmail Into A Multitasking Machine (Part II)
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-turn-gmail-into-a-multitasking-machine-part-ii/
4 Cool Firefox Tools That Are Not Addons
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-cool-firefox-tools-that-are-not-addons/
10 Powerful Productivity Tips For The Outlook 2007
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-productivity-tips-for-the-quickfire-outlook-2007-user/
5 free project management applications you must try
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/317716/5_free_project_management_applications_must_try?pp=1

07-09-2009
Online Tips
Trash All Your Duplicate Files with Auslogics Duplicate File Finder
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/trash-all-your-duplicate-files-with-auslogics-duplicate-file-finder/
Understanding Windows 7 Themes, Inside Out
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/understanding-windows-7-themes-inside-out/

06-09-2009
Online Tips
Demonstration of tool to clean the inside of your computer screen
http://www.raincitystory.com/flash/screenclean.swf
Synchronize Your Google Contacts, Calendar & RSS In Thunderbird
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/synchronize-your-google-contacts-calendar-rss-in-thunderbird/
Top 5 Yahoo Mail Classic Tips & Tricks
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-yahoo-mail-classic-tips-tricks/
How to Create a PC Network Workgroup
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-create-a-pc-network-workgroup.html?cid=dn_article

01-09-2009
Online Tips
Ten Linux commands you can’t live without
http://www.ethiopianreview.com/scitech/211
25 Linux tips for Windows switchers: A beginner's guide to getting started with Linux
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/25-linux-tips-for-windows-switchers-630198

30-08-2009
Online Tips
How To Save Time In Excel By Using The Fill Handle
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/save-time-in-excel-by-using-the-fill-handle/
3 Cool Addons to Replace The Mozilla Firefox Downloads Window
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/replace-the-mozzilla-firefox-downloads-window-with-these-addons/

28-08-2009
Online Tips
How To Get Rid Of A Trojan Horse Virus That Won’t Go Away
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-get-rid-of-a-trojan-horse-virus-that-wont-go-away/
How To Make A Calendar Template In Excel
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-a-calendar-template-in-excel/

27-08-2009
Online Tips
Top 5 Free OCR Software Tools To Convert Images Into Text
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/top-5-free-ocr-software-tools-to-convert-your-images-into-text-nb/#more-23596
10 Common Mistakes Made by New Linux Administrators
http://laptoplogic.com/resources/10-common-mistakes-made-by-new-linux-administrators
3 Emulators To Play Free Old School Games On Your Linux Machine
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-emulators-to-play-free-old-school-games-on-your-linux-machine/

25-08-2009
Online Tips
10 Firefox Add-ons To Find Friends On Social Networks
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-firefox-add-ons-to-find-friends-on-social-networks-nb/
How To Install Fonts On Windows, Mac & Linux
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-install-fonts-on-windows-mac-linux/
How to Create an Audio CD using Windows Media Player
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-create-an-audio-cd.html?cid=dn_article
Is your PC bot-infested? here's how to tell
http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php?id=1461258877&eid=-144

21-08-2009
Online Tips
4 Free WiFi Software Downloads To Take Advantage Of Wireless Networks
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-free-wifi-software-downloads-to-take-advantage-of-wireless-networks-nb/
Technology Explained: How Does A Hard Drive Work?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-how-does-a-hard-drive-work-nb/
How to Resize Images For Email With Thunderbird & Outlook
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-resize-images-for-email-with-thunderbird-outlook/
Check Your Blog or Website Status With Are My Sites Up
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/check-your-blog-or-website-status-with-are-my-sites-up/
Three tips for more effective e-mailing
http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2009/090819-gaskin.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_small_business_2009-08-20

19-08-2009
Online Tips
How To Use Skype To Record Calls Or Conduct Interviews With HotRecorder (Windows)
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-use-skype-to-record-calls-or-conduct-interviews-with-hotrecorder-windows/
9 Common Mistakes Setting Up a Wireless Network
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wifi-for-dummies-9-common-mistakes-setting-up-a-wireless-network/
How To Make A Creative Collage On Your Computer With Shape Collage (Windows)
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-an-amazing-collage-on-your-computer-with-shape-collage-windows-nb/
Technology Explained: How Does An Email Server Work?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/technology-explained-how-does-an-email-server-work/

18-08-2009
Online Tips
How to Rename Several Files at the Same Time in Windows Vista
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-rename-several-files-at-the-same-time-in-wi.html?cid=dn_article
7 tips to manage your files better
http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/productivity/files.aspx

18-08-2009

Member Tip:  Dust
Dust in a computer can be one of the causes for hardware failing before its time.  Dust gets into your computer and accumulates on flat surfaces, on fans and around air intakes/exhaust locations.  When dust accumulates it will either restrict vital air flow needed to keep the components cool or it can cause overheating and in some causes short circuits on the electronic components.
 
Businesses that have Data Centres for their computers will deploy a number of strategies to combat this problem such as hiring professional cleaning companies.  So what can you do at home or in your small business to deal with this potential computer killer?
 
Here are a few tips on what you can do:

  • Check the external case of the computer for signs of dust.  If you can see dust on the grills of the case, the front of the machine or where the air comes out of the power supply then you can be guaranteed that there is a high likelihood that dust has accumulated somewhere inside the case.  I would suggest you check this once every 3-6 months and then adjust the frequency to your own experience.

  • Keep the area around the machine clean.  Vacuum / sweep the area regularly and dust around the machine and allowed to accumulate there will work its way into the machine.

  • If cleaning is needed on the inside of the machine, you only need three tools being a screwdriver, soft brush (paintbrush will do) and a good set of lungs.  Make sure you do this job in your shed or garage as it will be dirty.  Disconnect the machine from power and open up the case.  Use the brush gently to free up high build ups of dust around fans, etc.  Pick up these "dust balls".  Once down then give the inside a big blow for dislodge finer dust. Once done move the machine away from that area or else the dust that is now floating in the air will settle back on/in the machine.  (Note:  Instead of blowing into the machine you can buy cans of compressed air.  Don't use anything stronger than these and consider thinking of the environment by not using them at all.)

  • To clean the outside, use the brush to free up high build ups of dust and then wipe it down with a slightly damp rag.

 

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