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TeamViewer Offers Free Online Meetings

by Barbara J. Feldman January 3, 2011

TeamViewer is an all-in-one solution for remote access and shared- screen online meetings. And it is free for non-commercial users. Which means you can use it to troubleshoot Grandma’s computer problems from the comfort of your own computer, whether you use Mac, Windows, Linux or even an iPhone. Use it to collaborate with family members […]

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Share Short Links with Bit.ly

by Barbara J. Feldman November 24, 2010

Do you love to share links with friends and family? The link-shortening service Bit.ly has just announced a new service that bundles a bunch of urls into one, short Bit.ly link. Link shorteners have been around for years, but with the growth of social media sites including Twitter and Facebook, they have become even more […]

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Beware of Free Public Wifi

by Barbara J. Feldman October 20, 2010

Just in time for Halloween, this week’s tip exposes a zombie network you may have seen in airports and hotel lobbies across the country: Free Public Wifi. There is actually nothing free, public or even Wifi about this network. It is a rouge, default network that is spread from computer to computer, thanks to an […]

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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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Top 5 Online Book Review Sites

by Barbara J. Feldman August 4, 2010

Online book reviews are available at many sites. But which ones do readers like most? Lifehacker polled their audience to come up with a list of Five Best Book Recommendation Services. In no particular order, they are Shelfari, LibraryThing, Amazon, GoodReads, and GetGlue. I use Amazon, because I am a Kindle user, but Lifehacker’s readers […]

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Using Dropbox for File Synchronization

by Barbara J. Feldman January 27, 2010

Dropbox is a simple-to-use file synchronization utility that uses the cloud storage to sync files across multiple computers, whether they are Mac, Linux or Windows based. In fact, not only can you access your private or shared files from any computer where you’ve installed the Dropbox utility, you can also access them via a browser […]

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