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|Posted by Sean McCall on December 22, 2010 at 1:04 PM||comments (0)|
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Symantec 2011: Norton Internet Security 6-2 2009
F-Secure 2011: Internet Security 5-2-1 2010 EDIT: SLOWER
Kaspersky 2011: Inte...
|Posted by Sean McCall on May 14, 2010 at 5:49 PM||comments (0)|
Ever want a custom phone number? Want a way to just READ your voicemail? Perhaps have custom messages for work vs. family & friends? Free TXTing? With Google Voice, that’s all possible, and more. If you’re wonder why you haven’t heard of it before, it may be because it’s been an invite only service. Starting today though, Google is providing priority access to anyone with a .edu email address. You should sign up for one now, even if y...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sean McCall on May 7, 2010 at 5:11 PM||comments (0)|
If you're not already using keyboard shortcuts, you're wasting a lot of time pointing and clicking for everything. Perhaps this list of the ones I commonly use, including some I made, plus a few we should both try using more.
First up, know that Ctrl + Alt + Del isn't the easiest way to bring up Task Manager anymore, it now brings up some selection menu, use Ctrl + Shift + Esc to bring up Task Manager like old times.
Now how about we start with that l...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sean McCall on May 6, 2010 at 12:36 AM||comments (0)|
I've been busy with school, some side research, and trying to pick up a little assembly language. I intended to make an article about antimalware softwares, but I started coming across way too many that seem decent, which also lead into how one could tell if what they're downloading is a rogue program or not.
A buddy of mine recently made a wordpress site, and it looked great pretty much out of the box, so I'm very interested in switching to that when possible. A...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sean McCall on April 24, 2010 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
The seond most called on thing to do as an IT is to make stuff faster, work better, use less memory, etc. So I'm going to make a series on this too.
Since I'm feeling lazy today, I'm just gonna make a tentative article title list:
Compression, the most forgotten
Defragging, we all do it
Disk Clean-up, and its advanced options
What's taking up all my space?
Optimizing start-up and context menus
Speeding up general use, and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sean McCall on April 23, 2010 at 6:02 PM||comments (0)|
In my post about using a Linux Live CD for online banking*, you might have found yourself thinking, "I don’t really need to use Windows, everything I do on it, I could do on Linux" and that’s where I’m gonna stop ya for a minute.
If you’re going to use Linux as your main operating system, you’re going to want to change settings, store files, install things, etc. Just like Windows, Linux gets malware targeted at...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Sean McCall on April 23, 2010 at 3:53 PM||comments (0)|
We all enjoy getting on the internet, and doing whatever we'd like, but for some people, what they like is attacking others, and trying to steal from them, or give them a bad day. I'm going to teach you as many best practices and tips as one can put in a blog series, which I assume can be infinite, but I'll try and keep it step-by-step for as long as I can, then I might branch around to get more specific things taken care of.
Let's start off simple, like, why is this s...Read Full Post »