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Outlook 2010, Part 3: Contacts

Posted by Thomas On February - 25 - 2010

What’s new in the way Outlook handles Contacts ? Not much actually, even thou there are some nice improvements. You’ve always been able to add senders to your list of contacts by Right-Clicking them from the Email Header. And its still possible. What’s new is that you get access smaller version of the contact card right there in your email. Giving you access to several functions.

Read on to learn more…

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How to get Customized E-mail Addresses

Posted by Harry On February - 25 - 2010

So, I take it a lot of your family use e-mail. I’m sure you’ll agree that it is a nightmare remembering a long string of letters & numbers that we call an e-mail address. Eventually, it just gets you going mad! How about when you want to make a new e-mail, and johnsmith@gmail.com’s taken, and you have to resort to 97john364smith17@gmail.com.

This can all change to a simple address, such as john@thesmiths.net if you buy your own domain, which is very cheap. You can even import all your old mail & contacts, and set up mail forwarding. Follow these steps below to do this. Please note that I’m using 123-reg.co.uk, which is based in the UK. If you’re not from the UK, you may prefer to use a host based in your country. In the US, for example, go to godaddy.com, dreamhost.com. but the main steps that I’ll show you should be very similar.

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Can’t Delete a File? Use the Command Prompt [How To]

Posted by Thomas On February - 24 - 2010

New to using the command prompt? Check out the Windows Command Prompt Beginner’s Guide

Have you ever experienced that windows won’t allow you to delete a file, presumably because some service or dll is still using it ? Even when you know for a fact that it’s not in use ? Or maybe you have tried to delete a folder, but you couldn’t because a “File in the selected folder is still in use by Windows” ?

Oh, I can hear you: “yes, but I use the “take ownership” function that I’ve added to my Context menu”. ALAS, Sometimes not even that will work – what then ? Do you have to Reboot your computer to be able to delete that file ?

Earlier, Harry had an article about the Command Prompt (read it here) and his top ten commands. One of those were the command we are looking to use now: DELETE (DEL).

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Stream TV to Windows Media Center with TunerFree MCE

Posted by Rich On February - 24 - 2010
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PROS: Streaming TV, for free, to your media center with little thought on your part — magical. CONS: This program is still relatively new and, partly due to availability, does not have a huge host of choice for TV shows. Not compatible with XP Media Center. VERDICT: This software has great potential and, I’m sure, as it continues to improve, it will become a key and in for Windows Media Center. PRICE: Free VERSION REVIEWED: 3.4.1 DOWNLOAD: TunerFree MCE

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Speed up Your Web Browsing with a New DNS Server

Posted by Harry On February - 24 - 2010

Previously, I have written a guide on how to set up OpenDNS. However, some DNS servers will be faster, depending on your internet connection. So, here’s a way of setting up a new DNS server that you know will be best for you, using NameBench:

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