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Prism: Run Any Site as Standalone Applications

Posted by Thomas On October - 28 - 2010

Thanks to advances in web technology, you can these days get tons of free Web Applications to suit your every need. These applications are increasingly powerful and usable. As a result, applications like Gmail, Facebook and Google Docs are soaring in popularity.

Unfortunately the web browser, which was originally designed for reading documents, is not an ideal environment for running applications. It is frustrating and time-consuming to wade through a mass of browser windows and tabs just to find your email client. Unstable applications can slow down or crash your entire browser. And many of the conveniences offered by modern operating systems are unavailable to Web Applications running in the browser.

Introducing PRISM…

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Almost too Simple DVD to AVI converter

Posted by Thomas On October - 22 - 2010

Okay I needed a catchy headline here. If you don’t have too much money to spend on expensive DVD-ripping software, and have no luck winning a free license – then I have great news for you. This DVD-ripper is not only simple to use, its FREE!

bitRipper – Simple and userfriendly

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Use Notepad as Your Work Log [Quick Tip]

Posted by Thomas On October - 14 - 2010

I’ve been around computers my entire life (well almost). As far back as the early days of mini-machines (which is before the computer became Personal). And sometimes I re-discover “old ways” of doing things, which often to my surprise are still working. To stroll down memory-lane (just a tad) I started off a new sub-topic yesterday, called: “OldSchool-Quick-Tip”. But let’s get down to business…

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If you want to test a downloaded program but don’t want it destroying your data and sending your bank passwords to the other side of the world, you should probably test it in a safe environment that’s not connected to the rest of your home network. You can do this a number of ways; here are two suggestions:

  • Download the program on a spare computer that’s not connected to the rest of your home network.
  • Download the program in a virtual machine that’s isolated from your host machine.

If you don’t have a spare computer or want the convenience of testing without using a separate machine, you should use a virtual machine. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up a virtual machine and how to isolate it from your home network so you can test software.

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5 Ways To Solve Word 2010 Problems

Posted by Angel Luis On September - 11 - 2010

Even as Office has evolved is not unusual to find problems using the software. We have to think that a Word document,  is more than just a file. It usually includes advanced features as macros, link to external data, etc.

Microsoft that is aware of that has included several ways to solve problems.

Safe Mode

Word 2010 includes a Safe Mode, it appears in other version of the suite. To enter this mode you just have to hold the Ctrl key when you are entering on the application. The following image will appear:

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Advanced Macros in Excel—Save to PDF [Part 2 of 2]

Posted by Thomas On September - 9 - 2010

This is part two of a new series I’m writing, teaching you how to get more functionality out of your Excel. If you are not familiar with Macros I suggest you read the first part, before beginning on this one.

In Part Two…

In this part we are starting off  using some of the commands you should know, and then create a Macro that decide filename, which folder to use, before exporting the document to PDF-format. I am also going to show you how to create a button to trigger the macro.

As in the first part, I am using Office 2010. Even though the code and programming are the same in older versions of Excel, the images and buttons may differ from what you see on your screen.

Enough Chit Chat, let’s get this party started…

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