THE CONTINUING BATTLE WITH MALWARE

Two weeks ago my son clicked OK on a message about some security problem. He called out and asked me about it after he clicked. By the time I walked in and unplugged the network cable, there were seven malware startup programs and services installed and over 700 files...

FREE GUIDES THAT TEACH USEFUL STUFF

There is no shortage of how-to guides online, but loyal reader Stan Beck pointed out a particularly nice collection of free manuals – each one short enough to be appealing but long enough to have useful details. If any of these titles sounds appealing, you might want...

GOOGLE’S ABANDONED LIBRARY

The Google Book initiative is a huge undertaking. Google is digitizing tens of millions of books and promising to make them available to the world forever. Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, wrote an impassioned editorial for the New York Times a few days ago,...

VIEW PDFS IN GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS

Google has been introducing new features and services at a rapid pace for the last couple of months, presumably to stave off any defections to Microsoft’s search site Bing. There’s a new link in some Google search results that might save you some time! If your search...

EMBEDDING GOOGLE READER IN OUTLOOK

If the idea of following blogs in an RSS feed reader is tempting and your life is spent in Outlook, you might want to consider combining the two. Outlook has an RSS reader built into it. Take a look – you’ve never noticed “RSS Feeds” down below “Outbox,” have you? In...

READING BLOGS

There’s an easy way for you to keep up with web sites you visit regularly. If you’re not using some kind of a news reader or feed reader to keep up with blogs, news sites, and other frequently updated web pages, it’s time for you to take a look. If a page is updated...