Month: October 2011

BurnWorld.com: iPad vs. Kindle Fire

Business men and woman have all waited in lines to receive their iPad, but now the Kindle Fire is out and some people might want to change their preferred Apple tablet to an Amazon one after all.

Techlicious: A Calendar to Keep Your Family Organized

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With five busy people in my house, keeping track of who needs to be where when is a challenge. There’s my work schedule, my husband’s work schedule, my kids school calendars, classes, doctor’s appointments and games and all of our social events.

Windows Observer: Using Microsoft’s New Online Safety Scanner

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Microsoft recently announced the availability of an online scanner to check your system for issues such as virus infections, spyware and malware. This new service is called the Microsoft Safety Scanner and although it has not been said directly by anyone at Microsoft that I have seen this service seems to be the obvious replacement for the now defunct Windows Live OneCare Online scan service.

A Lean Mean Windows 8 Machine

The popularity of tablets, and netbooks is pushing Microsoft to lower the memory needed to operate the newest Windows. Longer battery life and reduced background services are replacing the muscle computers of yesterday. Windows 8 is going to take Microsoft into the new age, but what about the faithful desktop user? Will they come along?

Windows Talk: Three Free Programs Every Student Should Have

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College isn’t easy for students or computers. They’re both asked to handle more files, more photos and more threats than ever before. No need to panic, though. Three easy, free and reputable programs can make life easier whether you’re a freshman or a senior.

Bob Rankin: Is Magic Jack phone service for real?

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“Is Magic Jack phone service for real? I’ve seen commercials for Magic Jack, a device you can plug into your computer for really cheap phone service. It sounds too good to be true… is MagicJack a scam, or does it really work?”