Monthly Archives: April 2009

Your Computer Information

If you’d ever like to know what hardware and software (including serial numbers) are on your computer, you have two nice options. Belarc or System Information. Both are free and will tell you everything you need to know about what … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy a New Computer Now!

Windows 7 should be coming out in a few months and if you can wait, you’ll be rewarded. All theĀ  press I’ve seen lately says Windows 7 is MUCH BETTER than Vista. Here’s a site with many of the new … Continue reading

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Encrypting Your Files

Everyone has a different solution to remembering their passwords – yellow sticky pads, paper, excel spreadsheet. One solution I like in Win XP is to just encrypt a folder and put all the files you want encrypted into that file. … Continue reading

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The $2.95/month Phone Plan

As my wife’s retirement edges closer to reality, I’ m realizing that my 1000 minutes per month Family plan from T-Mobile is not going to hack it any more. The question is, how can I get more minutes without having … Continue reading

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Rip MP3s with iTunes

You can have iTunes rip your CD collection into mp3s instead of their AAC format with just a few mouse clicks. Here’s the procedure. Edit – Preferences – Import Settings – Import Using – change this to MP3 Encoder.

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How to Backup Your iTunes Library

I’ve found through personal experience that theĀ  iTunes library can get corrupted and lose all it’s information – that’s a bummer. I’ve found that what I need to do is backup the library as part of my normal weekly backup. … Continue reading

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Pandora – New Music for Free

If you’re tired of the same old music, give Pandora a try. You rate songs it plays and from your ratings it starts to suggests other songs you might like. It even has a free iPhone/iTouch application which is great … Continue reading

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