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Windows Tips: Customize the Quick Access and Status Bars in Office 2007

For those of you who are still adjusting to the new look and tools arsenal of Microsoft Office 2007, here’s a couple of things that you can do to tweak the way Office 2007 looks. Probably another GUI “concept” aside from the Ribbon that you now notice is this thing called the Quick Access Toolbar: It also features a newly …Continue reading →

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Productivity Tip: Make Windows Vista’s User Account Control Your Watchdog

One of Vista’s security features is a thing called User Account Control (UAC) and one of it’s more family-friendly capabilities is Parental Control. It allows the parent (or administrator) to control what certain accounts in the computer can do – limit surfing capabilities, set program access and control, even set time limits. And what’s best is there’s an activity monitor. …Continue reading →

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Windows Tip: Reclaim Space by Hiding the Ribbon in Office 2007

After a week or so of dealing with Office 2007, I’ve started to be settle with the Ribbon thing. The Ribbon is Office 2007′s replacement for the layers of toolbars that were previously found in 2003 and older. While I do miss the novelty, it now has struck me that the Ribbon has made it more efficient for me to …Continue reading →

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YouTube Raid: No More Fat Geeks with WiiFit

Ever since games became more and more interactive, there are now a lot of reasons why gamers should fall into that harsh stereotype of fat and pimply geeks with no lives. Well, save for MMORP gamers. But with the days of Dance Dance Revolution and Wii Sports, we’ve read a lot of reports of people actually getting fit from gaming. …Continue reading →

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Tech News: Firefox 3 Release Date Pushed Back

Speaking of Firefox, I just can’t wait for the release of Firefox 3. Unfortunately for me, it will still be a few months before I could get hold of the third major incarnation of my favorite browser. But since I trust that Mozilla is gunning for quality over a shippable (shit-able) format, I’m quite fine with it. The latest alpha …Continue reading →

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Firefox Quick Tip: Play Pacman in Firefox

Now here’s one for a dose of retro. How about some Pacman on your Firefox? Yup, that’s right. You read it. Play Pacman on Firefox. with the Pacman add-on. It plays pretty much like your good old Pacman game. It’s pretty much straight up (complete with the retro sound effects) only you get to play it with four different speed …Continue reading →

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Download: Be Warned of Homeland Security Threats

Ever since that tragic day, the US government has gone through lengths to ensure the safety of its people. Probably one of the most apparent signs of this is the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security. It presents a color scheme of five threat levels depending on the level of risk. Now if you want to be always in …Continue reading →

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How to Protect your Kids from Gaming Violence

Video games are so popular these days. With your kid hunched over the PC or console set, determined to destroy the enemies, you can’t be unconcerned if the violence of these video games won’t affect his behavior. It’s really a concern why many kids “have no lives at all” opting to play video games rather than go out and play. …Continue reading →

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Windows Tip: Set Word 2007 to Save in Word 97 to 2003 Format

The problem with the latest Microsoft releases is that they aren’t backward compatible. Take Vista for example. There are only a special number of software that run on it. Good thing they weren’t that inconsiderate with Office 2007. At least, there’s still the option for you to save using older document formats. By the way, Office 2007 now, by default, …Continue reading →

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Firefox Quick Tip: Purge Your Cache Instantly with Cache Status

One of the things that turn people off from Firefox is it’s tendency to be a resource hog. There are several ways to address this. One is not to max out Firefox – just keepin. Another way is to limit the number of add-ons activated at a given time. Or you can do these RAM tweaks. Another surefire way to …Continue reading →

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