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Online Office Applications

If there is one thing that I have found out over my years of computers is that the file you want never seems to be reachable. While that is all changing with the help of a little catch phase “The Cloud”. Many schools are turning to either Google Apps or Office 365. These online services allow you to work on documents, spreadsheets and presentations where ever and from what ever computer or device you might be working on. Look back to not that long ago we all carried flash drive or thumb drives. Did you ever get the sick feeling … Continue reading

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Windows XP is Dying Off

Are you still using Windows XP on your home computer or your office computers? If so it is time to upgrade. Windows XP will find it’s end of life on April 15, 2014. What does this mean for you? Microsoft will no longer write or create updates for XP. This means that you will be opening up your home or office computers to hackers and all the bad in the world. The question will be for you is should you buy a new computer or should you buy a copy of Windows 7 and just upgrade you current PC? If … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Classic Shell

You have that shinny new computer and you just hate the new Windows 8 interface. As I wrote a before you could get use to the new Windows 8 interface. I know I had to give my brain a little time to adapt to the new system. If you feel that you would rather have it the old way. In other words have your desktop look more like Windows XP and Windows 7. There are two way that you can do this. The first and the one I recommend is to use Classic Shell. It is a FREE add on … Continue reading

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Windows 8 As A Gift

As I was sitting here thinking of something to write it hit me all at once. There had to be a lot of new computers given out as gifts yesterday or maybe even through this week. I know my own mother got a computer with Windows 8 installed and can not get off the MSN screen. She says she can not find the address bar; which in the Metro app it is not located at the bottom of the browser and it hidden by default. So did you get a new computer as a gift? If so do you love … Continue reading

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