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Date archive: December 2010

Useful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are several keyboard shortcuts that may come in handy when using your Mac. command-option-esc force quit command-option-eject sleep now command-shift-Q log out command-shift-option-Q log out without confirmation command-control-eject restart control-shift-eject sleep displays command-option-control-eject shut down command-tab cycle between open applications command-` *after* having pressed command-tab, it will cycle between open applications in reverse command-shift-tab…

Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

Heres a list of handy keyboard shortcuts to make useing Windows faster and easier: Windows key – access Start menu Windows key + Pause – open System Properties Windows key + D – minimise/restore windows Windows key + F – open Search window Windows key + F1 – open Help and Support Center Windows key + E…

Microsoft Security Essentials 2 Released

Microsoft just released the new version of their free antivirus software “Microsoft Security Essentials.” There are several great improvements over the previous version such as firewall integration, network traffic inspection and a heuristic scanning engine. Security Essentials has always been great at threat detection and removing virus’s, but the additional features of version 2 make it…

Mac Tune Up Basics

Apple has done a great job with OS X and its ability to keep your Mac running smooth and fast but there are many culprits that can hog your Mac’s system resources. Before doing anything on your Mac backup your data!

What To Do When You Spill Liquid On Your Laptop

How to avoid serious damage to your laptop: The most important thing to do right away is shut the laptop off, you want to remove all power from the system. Unplug the power supply and remove the battery. Turn the laptop upside down to avoid liquid getting further into the laptop. You don’t want the…

AVG update sends computers into limbo

On Wednesday night AVG pushed an update for its popular anti-virus product, however instead of enhancing and correcting bugs for the program, it left 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Vista inoperable. The update (3292) when applied, asks users to reboot their computers, and upon loading up Windows again, the victims are confronted with the…

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