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How to Wirelessly Sync Android with Your Computer

by Barbara J. Feldman September 27, 2011

Forget about cables or cloud servers! Cheetah Sync a free Android app, will wirelessly sync Android files with a folder on your Mac or Windows computer. Available for free from the Android App Market, just install it on your Android phone via a WIFI connection, and the app will email you download link for installing […]

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How to Make a Printable Booklet with Microsoft Word

by Barbara J. Feldman March 30, 2011

Booklets printed on both sides of standard 8.5-by-11-inch paper, with a single fold in the middle, are useful for so many occasions, such as a program for a school play, graduation or bar mitzvah. Microsoft Office Word 2007 has built in booklet printing that makes it easy. For an illustrated guide and step-by-step video, read […]

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Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office

by Barbara J. Feldman December 1, 2010

Although not a complete cloud solution for Microsoft Office users, Google Cloud Connect is a step in the right direction. What it does do is backup all your local Microsoft Office files (as soon as your press “Save” ) to Google Docs (or “the cloud” as we affectionately call it.) This provides off-site backup and […]

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Top Reasons For Computer Crashes

by Barbara J. Feldman September 15, 2010

Random computer crashes are a frustrating and difficult problem to solve. According to Leo Notenboom of, the most common cause of “truly random crashes is an overheating computer.” Hardware failures or malware could also be the culprit. Learn more at Why Does My Computer Crash at Random Times?”.

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Do I Have USB 2.0?

by Barbara J. Feldman August 7, 2010

Because the slower USB 1.x and faster USB 2.0 ports look identical, it is difficult to tell them apart. Your Windows configuration, however, will know if you have a USB 2.0 port, and here’s how you can find out. Click Right-Click My Computer, Click Properties, Hardware, Device Manager, and scroll down to Universal Serial Bus […]

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Best of 2010 Windows Downloads

by Barbara J. Feldman June 23, 2010

Lifehacker recently announced their annual list of best Windows downloads. And this year, they packaged them all into a single download package with an auto-installer that will install exactly the programs you want, while you raid the refrigerator. The utilities include a few of my must-haves, such as Pidgin (a universal instant messaging tool), Dropbox […]

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