Posted by Paul Donnelly on Dec 2, 2011 in Uncategorized, Windows Tips | Comments Off
It’s that time of year again and I’ve seen plenty of holiday lights go up. I’ve also seen some news stories about the extensive animated light displays people put together which got me wondering about the software and hardware they are using. I didn’t have to look far as I found a great example right here in Seattle. For 3 years Jim Winder, a friend of the Helmstetler Family, has helped...
Posted by Paul Donnelly on Nov 11, 2011 in Uncategorized, Windows Tips | Comments Off
I’ve been using IE9 since the beta was released and while there is a lot I like I have really come to appreciate a few things in particular. I still run into people that haven’t heard about them or tried them out personally so thought I’d post about them here.
1. Pinning and Jump Lists. Given I’ve used desktop shortcuts and IE favorites for years I was a bit skeptical when I first heard...
Posted by Paul Donnelly on Oct 27, 2011 in Uncategorized, Windows Tips | Comments Off
One of my favorite features of Windows 7 is Windows Media Center. For several years now it’s been the main way my family records and watches TV as well as watches Netflix and DVD’s. To add to some of the cool things I can do with it though I’ve been eagerly awaiting the first network attached CableCARD tuner, the HDHomeRun Prime from SiliconDust. The benefits of networked tuners has been...
Posted by Paul Donnelly on Oct 14, 2011 in Uncategorized, Windows Tips | Comments Off
I’m sure as a knowledgeable Windows user you regularly back up your data. You are backing up your data, right? If not, then please remember that Windows 7 includes Backup and Restore which you can find off the Start Menu in the Maintenance folder. There is some great information on using Windows Backup and Restore on the Windows website.
As a techie I don’t need to extoll the virtues...
Posted by Paul Donnelly on Sep 28, 2011 in Uncategorized, Windows Tips | Comments Off
Personal computers are now ubiquitous and are something you expect to find in almost every home. With over a billion PCs in use throughout the world things like power consumption can really add up on a global basis. Windows 7 includes great power management features that extend the time you get ‘on battery’ with a laptop and reduces the overall power consumption on a desktop. Have you ever...