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The Paperclip As A Weapon?


I think the attachment “paperclip” symbol might sometimes be better referred to as the “sucker clip”. Simply opening this e-mail (or having my Preferences set to include a Preview Pane [usually the default]) would’ve told the cybercriminals of my valid e-mail address, and put me on a global.. um.. “likely to fall for a scam” list. (Please see Security tip– turn off the preview pane)

May 11, 2009 Posted by | advice, Internet, Internet scam, security | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sidebars and Gadgets Explained

Understanding the Windows Vista Sidebar

A little while ago, Rick Robinette posted a great article on his site, What’s On My PC…, that I think some of my readers will appreciate. It is sort of an ‘ABC’s In A Nutshell’ about Vista’s (and Windows 7) sidebar and desktop gadgets. Here’s an excerpt–

gadgetsIf you are a Vista user and you do not know what the sidebar is, it is an area, usually inhabiting the right edge of your desktop that contains gadgets (such as a clock, picture viewer, calendar, etc…).  What most people do not know is that you can install, add and remove gadgets from the sidebar and you can also drag gadgets from the sidebar and place them anywhere on your desktop; thus, making the sidebar an useful feature.

To assist you with Understanding the Sidebar
I have compiled the following, easy-to-follow tutorial..”

To visit his site and read the article, please click here. These gadgets are fun and informative, and I think you’ll be glad you did. (I was going to discuss this in my next A Tech’s First Impression of Windows 7 article, but he’s done a much better job than I would have.)

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May 11, 2009 Posted by | advice, computers, gadgets, how to, Vista, Windows, Windows 7 | , , , , , , | 2 Comments