Posts Tagged software

Dear Livescribe: a letter from Canada

Almost two months ago, I reviewed technology new to me that blew me away in less than half an hour. But (and maybe this is just my nature), I have a minor gripe or two. I tried to tweet this particular gripe (and a recommended solution) to

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Technically Speaking: Software-based collaboration is integral in today's design and engineering communities

Buildings are single systems made up of well-integrated components. Yet buildings get designed using multiple systems that don’t always integrate well, a situation that keeps design and building processes prone to inefficiency and error.

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Don't open your computer to strangers

Most parents tell their kids not to open the door to strangers. Most computer users could use the technological equivalent of that talk.

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Making the Switch to Mac

Thinking about going the Macintosh route? Consider what former PC users have to say. Rob Hyndman has used computers based on Microsoft operating systems since the days of MS/DOS. But 20 months ago, after the latest in a string of what he calls “Windows catastrophes” and the

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"Cleaning" your computer

Moneyville blogger Marc Saltzman offers five basic tips for keeping your computer running well. Back it up Clean the clutter Scan ‘n’ fix Update your software Use protection Read the whole post here. If you’re  looking for ways to speed up your computer, here are two more

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How to buy a computer

Looking for a flawless, dispassionate method you can use when buying your next computer? The email I pasted below comes pretty close. George Butters, CEO of  NewMediaDrive.com, recently sent this email to a group listserv I belong to. It describes his specific (and relatively advanced) needs, but the

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Evaluating productivity software training options – a white paper

Companies hand technology to employees every day, but they rarely pause to consider how effective said technology will be, or what they can do to ensure that it does help them get the ROI they seek from it. Sometimes the problem is simply this: not enough communication

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Posting video on your website or blog

Toronto freelance writer Sharon Crawford asked about putting video on a website or blog. You can embed videos posted elsewhere on the Internet (or that you have uploaded to your own web space) on any page in your website or blog. You just need to know the

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Handy Windows shortcuts

Sometimes an article pops up online that fits perfectly in this blog. Marc Saltzman wrote one on Windows shortcuts that every Windows computer owner needs to read. Here are a few gems: 1. Windows Key (by itself) This launches your Start menu, instead of having to click

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Free software – why and how

Computers today are so cheap, it’s easy to spend more on the software you use than the hardware that runs it. That galls many people who buy inexpensive computers. Yet too few of these people know about the alternatives: software that’s both free to install and, in

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