Tutorials

Algae as Batteries & Fuel

algaeus.jpgYou have heard of going green, but using algae to produce fuel and batteries may be a new idea for you. Yet, you may find algae in your future, not in the lake or pond but in your laptop batteries and automobile fuel tank.

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Word Processing Tips & Tricks

blackboardabc.jpgMicrosoft Word has become the defacto standard of word processors. Millions of people use it every day, but most don't even use 10% of its capabilities. In fact, a few years ago when Microsoft initiated a feedback form that allowed people to suggest additional functionality for the program. They found that most of the suggested capabilities were already available in the program. It is just that people did not know that they were there.

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Stopping a Windows Update

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For the most part Windows Updates are good things. They are usually updates and patches that Microsoft rolls out to keep your computer safer. Occasionally, however, Microsoft uses Windows Updates to send you things that you don't want - like internet Explorer 8 or an update that screws up your computer.  And Microsoft keeps trying to install the update over and over again. So you have to keep saying "No" over and over again or in some cases you have to uninstall the update over and over again.

There is, however, a way to tell Microsoft that you don't want a certain update and to make them stop bugging you about it. It is called "hiding" an update.

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Removing Fingerprints & Smudges

handprint.jpgAs more and more people use laptops, netbooks, and touch screen cell phones, I am seeing more and more dirty screens. These small devices are handled constantly, so fingerprints and smudges accumulate quickly. Here's the best way to keep your screen clean so your eyes don't have to work so hard.

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Adding a Monitor & Keyboard to your Laptop

peoplewithlaptop.gifMore and more people are purchasing laptop computers for use as their main computers. This gives you many portability options, but sometimes you might like the convenience that a desktop computer with a full keyboard and screen offers. Here's a tip on how to turn your laptop into a desktop-like computer.

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Removing Unused Programs

cleaningsupplies.jpgIn an effort to get you to clean your room, your mother may have told you that "cleanliness is next to Godliness". I don't know if cleaning up your house or your computer will make you feel any holier, but it is sure to make you feel better. And in the case of your computer, it may even help your computer to run faster.

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Arranging Desktop Icons

 

screen.jpgDo you like to have all your desktop icons lined up in nice even rows? Or would you rather create your own system for placing them just where you want them on the desktop? Here's a tip that will help you keep your icons in whatever order you like.

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