Articles
Podcast: Solving Problems With Software - FeedForAll
Sharon Housely of NotePage talks with Greg Weir of Tucows about her company's RSS product, FeedForAll.
Added 2007-07-10
Podcast: Solving Problems With Software - PrivacyView
Martin Greif of PrivacyView Software talks with Greg Weir about his Web surfing product, PrivacyView.
Added 2007-07-10
Podcast: Solving Problems With Software - PageGate
Sharon Housely of NotePage talks with Greg Weir of Tucows about her company's wireless messaging server application, PageGate. PageGate can have a variety of applications.
Added 2007-07-10
Tell Me About... Working With Virtual Machines
Personal experience working with virtual machines both part-time and full time. Part of the editorial series on virtualization.
Added 2007-07-10
Tell Me About... Personal Audio Link ( PAL )
Find out more about Personal Audio Link (PAL) software that lets you get information from your computer from any phone.
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Tell Me About... Software vs. Shareware
Find out the difference between the terms "software" and "shareware". Read all about it.
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Tell Me About... False Positives
What are "false positives" and how can you protect yourself? Read all about it.
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Tell Me About... GoToMyPC
Get firsthand information on GoToMyPC, a slick way to access your computer remotely.
Added 2007-07-10
Tell Me About... VoIP - Part 2
Read part two of this two-part article on VoIP, Voice over Internet Protocol, phone service.
Added 2007-07-10
Tell Me About... VoIP - Part 1
Part 1 of a two-part article on VoIP, the "Voice over Internet Protocol" phone service. Check it out.
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Tell Me About... DSL - Part 2
Part two in this two-part article on DSL.
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Tell Me About... DSL - Part 1
Read part one of this two-part series on DSL.
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Tell Me About... Office 2007
Doc gives his impression of Office 2007. Check it out!
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Tell Me About... Windows Vista - Part 2
Read part two of this article on Windows Vista and find out about some of the exciting new things you'll find in Vista.
Added 2007-07-10
Tell Me About... Windows Vista - Part 1
Gain some insights into WIndows Vista in part one of this two-part article.
Added 2007-07-10
Tell Me About... Podcasting
You may have heard the buzz; podcasting has quickly gained world-wide popularity. Some of you might be asking, so what is the big deal about podcasting anyway?
Added 2007-07-10
Tell Me About... LogMeIn Backup
LogMeIn Backup is a safe, efficient way to backup your important data. Read all about it.
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Tell Me About... LogMeIn
Doc tells a bit abou why you might want to use LogMeIn.
Added 2007-07-10
Tell Me About.... Macros - Video
A video telling about keyboard macros
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Tell Me About.... PDA's - Video
A Tell Me About....PDA's video tutorial.
Added 2007-07-10
Tell Me About... Viruses and Worms - Part 3
Readh part 3 of this informative 3-part series on viruse and worms.
Added 2007-07-10
Tell Me About... Tags and Tag Clouds
Tags are the hip new thing because they are a practical solution to categorizing information and data. This article explains tags, tag clouds, taxonomy and discusses ways in which they are being used by Web services across the Internet.
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Tell Me About... Viruses and Worms - Part 2
Read Part 2 of this informative 3-part series on viruses and worms!
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Tell Me About... Printers
Do you know which printer is right for your needs? When you are thinking about buying a new printer, there are some things you should take into consideration...
Added 2007-07-10
Tell Me About... Viruses and Worms - Part 1
This week Doc begins a 3-part series on viruses and worms.
Added 2007-07-10
Digital Imaging Part 4 - Resolution
I'm sure you're familiar with the word resolution, but did you know that it can have many different meanings depending on the output you're referring to? In this article we'll be discussing only a few of the most relevant... PPI, LPI and DPI.
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Digital Imaging Part 3 - Understanding Color Modes
Most image editing and graphics programs allow you to save color images using the RGB color mode or CMYK. Do you know the difference?
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Tell Me About... Smartphones
Find out more about "smartphones." What are they and what can they do?
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Digital Imaging Part 2 - Lossy Vs. Lossless
Understanding image compression is really just a matter of thinking in numbers. This article explains the differences between lossy and lossless file formats and also discusses the pros and cons of digital image compression.
Added 2007-07-10
Digital Imaging Part 1 - The Differences in Raster and Vector Images
This is a series in which we'll explore image file types, compression, resolution, printing tips, and other interesting things you might not have known about digital imaging. This article is about the differences between raster and vector images.
Added 2007-07-10
How to Use Keyboard Shortcuts
There's more than one way to do things within programs. Find out about keyboard shortcuts.
Added 2007-07-14
Understanding Linux
Learn a bit about the Linux phenomenon.
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Understanding Keyboard Macros
Learn what macros are and how they can make you more productive.H
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Understanding PDAs
Learn about PDAs, and see if you might want to get a digital assistant.
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Understanding Disk Partitions
Learn about disk drive partitions.
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Understanding Ratings (Cow Ratings) and Reviews (Editorial Content)
The heart and soul of the Ratings Guide will always be opinion. Sixty percent of every review is based on Usability and overall evaluation scores - meaning that if an application is completely unusable, but has great documentation and help, you will never see it. This system is very strict upon placement.
Added 2007-07-14
Understanding Online Shopping
Are you afraid of ordering items online? Read this article to learn about what security measures are in place to keep your information protected and what you can do to help.
Added 2007-07-14
Understanding Bits and Bytes
Learn about bits, bytes, megabits, megabytes and more.
Added 2007-07-14
Understanding Shareware
What is shareware? What products are considered shareware? Read on, you might be surprised.
Added 2007-07-14
Understanding Emoticons
Doc gives a quick history lesson on emoticons and how they have changed into what we see now. Check it out! :-)
Added 2007-07-14
Understanding Wireless Networks
Doc discusses elements of creating a wireless network for your home.
Added 2007-07-14
Understanding Ethernet Networks
Get more information on Ethernet networks and networking in general.
Added 2007-07-13
Home Networks: What Do I Need to know?
Is home networking the right option for your household? Start here with Doc's introduction to networking computers, and stay tuned for more in the future.
Added 2007-07-13
Understanding Computer Acronyms
The computer world is filled with acronyms. Read this humorous take on some of the more common ones.
Added 2007-07-13
Computing for Seniors
Many seniors shy away from computers. Here are some insights on why seniors and computers should get together.
Added 2007-07-13
Understanding Disk Images
What is a "disk image" and how can it give you a truly complete backup? Find out today in Doc's regular Tell Me About column.
Added 2007-07-13
Understanding Bluetooth
What is Bluetooth and where can it be used, now and in the future?
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How to Use Fingerprint Readers
Memory is a funny thing. Some people seem to have great memories, and others don't. I've always had an exceptional memory so it's hard for me to totally identify with not being able to remember passwords. I first got interested in fingerprint readers because of my wife.She doesn't have a good memory for things like passwords. So, she was keeping her passwords for different sites in a file. I figured that the fingerprint reader would be an improvement, and I was right.
Added 2007-07-13
The History of the Internet - Part 2
Today Doc finishes up his brief history of the Internet, which is continued from last week. Check it out.
Added 2007-07-13
The History of the Internet - Part 1
Doc gives us a simple and basic understanding of how the Internet came about and how some of its major parts came into being.
Added 2007-07-13
Understanding Tucows Program Reviews
In the Tell Me About... article last week I talked about the Tucows rating system. This week I'm going to talk about some of the criteria I use when I review software and how that differs from a rating.
Added 2007-07-13
Tucows Ratings
There has always been much discussion, by everyone involved, about ratings. Whether you're the software author who has a product rated or the user who is looking for a product and utilizes the ratings as a guide, ratings are an issue.
Added 2007-07-13
Understanding Computer Memory
I've received a lot of different questions regarding computer memory, or RAM. RAM stands for Random Access Memory and it's what the computer uses to run programs.
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What's the Difference Between Memory and Storage?
Are you confused about computer memory and storage? A lot of people are. Folks get confused about whether their programs and data are stored in memory, or whether the hard drive IS memory, or what memory is. Sometimes they just forget (bad memory joke).
Added 2007-07-13
Should I Leave my Computer On or Turn it Off?
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who swear you should turn off your computer after each use, and those who just as adamantly insist you should leave it on. What's a computer user to do?
Added 2007-07-13
Blogging for Kids
Children love having an audience. The instant recognition and approval that comes from a crowd just can't be beat. Employing blogs to help develop good spelling habits, grammar skills and develop a love for writing at a young age is an innovative concept that has benefits for your child.
Added 2007-07-13
The History Of Shareware - Part 2
Last week I gave you the first part in this history of the shareware marketing concept. While a few people started the trend, thousand of others have followed in their footsteps. Many have tried and failed while others have tried and become hugely successful. The software developers of today owe all of these early pioneers a debt of thanks.
Added 2007-07-10
How to Make an RSS Feed
Everyday more and more Web sites, news services and blogs are adding RSS content. RSS is a method of syndicating content. The concept of aggregating content in one central location or repository is very appealing. Consumers have become tired of push technology, and RSS allows users the flexibility to regain control of their content.
Added 2007-07-13
Mastering E-mail Etiquette
In order to efficiently communicate on the Internet it is critical to understand the unwritten rules of e-mail communication. Please use these tips as a guideline to online e-mail communication.
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The Benefits of Shareware
Shareware has been fighting the stigma of being misunderstood for decades. While corporate software giants can no longer ignore the marketing potential of a trial version, small software startups are struggling with new listings and bandwidth costs.
Added 2007-07-10
Understanding Software Piracy
There are several kinds of software piracy. The bottom line is when software is pirated, the developer does not receive compensation for their work.
Added 2007-07-13
What is Adware?
In conjunction with the information I wrote about "spyware" I also want to tell you a bit about what is commonly called "Adware." The concept of advertising paying for things is an old one. Think about it. You turn on your television and every program is sponsored by a variety of products.
Added 2007-07-13
Understanding Ringtones
Ringtones are melodic sounds a cellular or cell phone makes when an incoming call or message arrives. Since cellular phones are significantly more sophisticated than landline phones, ringtones can be personalized to suit the owner's personal taste. A variety of ringtones have appealed to consumers, increasing handsets saleability.
Added 2007-07-13
Understanding RSS Feeds
RSS, also known as rich site summary or real simply syndication, arrived on the scene a number of years ago, but was only recently embraced by webmasters as a means to effectively syndicate content. RSS Feeds provide webmasters and content providers an avenue to provide concise summaries to prospective readers. Thousands of commercial web sites and blogs now publish content summaries in an RSS feed. Each item in the feed typically contains a headline; article summary and link back to the online article.
Added 2007-07-13
Understanding Disk Fragmentation
Your hard drive is a little like laundry. When you have a pile of shirts, a pile of shorts, and so on, it is easy to get dressed in the morning. You get a shirt from the shirt shelf. You know to look in your underwear drawer for the shorts. At the end of the week, however, when it's all in a pile, it's a lot harder to find the clothes you're looking for.
Added 2007-07-13