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April 27, 2015

Who’s Messed With My Document?

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Microsoft Word offers plenty of document reviewing and collaborating features. It’s completely possible for several people to work on the same document, all while allowing you to see who did what. Unless . . .

April 24, 2015

Changing Topics of Tech

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It’s time again to update some of my perennial titles. These updates are necessary due to the ever-changing landscape in the computer world. Over the years, I pull out various topics and add new ones.

April 23, 2015

Google Fi

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Project Fi combines local Wi-Fi with the mobile data network to give you telephone and Internet access at a low price, $20/month plus $10 per gigabyte of data. That’s probably a better rate than you’re now getting on your cellular plan.

April 22, 2015

Viruses and Spam in Real Life

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After receiving a spate of spam and questionable emails, I’ve been thinking. What if real life interactions were more like these messages? The more I thought about it, the more I question why people ever bother to reply to spam or get snookered into opening an unknown attachment and infecting their computer with malware.

April 20, 2015

Facebook == Internet

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facebook Yesterday it was Harvard campus, then the rest of the Ivy League. Today it’s domination of all social networking. Tomorrow, it looks like Facebook is trying to become the entire Internet. Is mankind ready for this? Do we even want it?

April 17, 2015

The Cost of a Free App

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Isn’t it just great that you can obtain a free or “Lite” version of a Game? Yeah, you’re racking up the savings, say 99 cents a pop, but perhaps there’s a bigger cost involved, one that weighs more heavily on your Android phone or tablet than the price of the full app.

April 15, 2015

Light Reading

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Despite promises, the computer has a long ways to go as far as clearing your desktop is concerned. I’m referring to the real desktop, the one that has papers, pens, pads, and perhaps even a calculator sitting atop its surface. Another item the computer isn’t keen on replacing is the common desk lamp.

April 13, 2015

My Book Doesn’t Cover That Topic

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There, in big letters right across the top of the front cover of Word 97 For Dummies, it said, “Covers creating web pages in HTML.” The problem? My book featured no such topic.

April 10, 2015

Starting a Blog

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Back in 2008, I decided to start writing this blog. I would write three new articles a week on various topics, most of which relate to my books. Starting a blog is easy. Keeping one going, especially on your own, is tremendously difficult.

April 8, 2015

Ancient Cartoons

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The other day I was digging through my writing archives, looking for a Windows 95 screenshot. I never did find the exact image I wanted, but I did stumble across something no one has ever seen before.

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