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January 31, 2010  8:21 AM

Playing “God” in Windows 7



Posted by: Tony Bradley
configuration, Control Panel, GodMode, settings, Windows 7

It won't get you legions of followers willing to part with their hard-earned cash, or grant you the ability to throw lightning bolts, or turn lead to gold or anything, but there is an Easter Egg that has been uncovered in...

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January 31, 2010  8:12 AM

Get Windows 7 and Office 2007 at Half Price



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Microsoft, Office 2007, Office 2010, Open Value Subscription, OVS, promotion, Software Assurance, Windows 7

Microsoft wants to make upgrading to the latest desktop operating system and office productivity suite as appealing as possible. That is why it

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January 27, 2010  10:29 PM

Seven Things Microsoft Should Do in 2010



Posted by: Tony Bradley
Ballmer, Microsoft, Office, Windows 7, Windows Mobile, Yahoo, Zune

Microsoft has as much ying as it does yang in the success department these days. Windows 7 appears to be a grand slam hit, but Internet Explorer continues to be a bit of a whipping post, the Zune is cool but offers little competition for the iPods of the world, and if Windows Mobile 7 is delayed...


January 27, 2010  9:43 PM

Making Windows Easy Transfer Easy



Posted by: Tony Bradley
data, settings, upgrade, Windows 7, Windows Easy Transfer, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Upgrading to a new operating system is daunting enough without also losing all of the data and settings you have accumulated over the years on your old system. Microsoft developed Windows Easy Transfer to make the process of moving to a new operating system simpler. This


January 27, 2010  9:18 PM

Windows 7 is Secure, But Not Impervious



Posted by: Tony Bradley
antivirus, Microsoft Security Essentials, security, Windows 7

Microsoft added a variety of features and made a number of improvements in Windows 7. Many of the improvements focus on making the operating system more secure, however Windows 7 is still far from invulnerable. A


December 31, 2009  8:54 AM

Essential Windows 7 Utilities



Posted by: Tony Bradley
EnhanceMySe7en Free, essential utilities, Microsoft Security Essentials, Ninite, Systerac Tools, Windows 7, WinZip

Windows 7 is a solid operating system, but that doesn't mean it can't use a little help. While Microsoft included a number of awesome bells and whistles in Windows 7...


December 31, 2009  8:25 AM

Uncover the Bells and Whistles in Windows 7



Posted by: Tony Bradley
calculator, Device Stage, features, problem steps recorder, sticky notes, touch screen, Windows 7

I have to admit that I did not understand the hype and anticipation for the iPhone when it was first released. I am not one of the Apple faithful, and I had barely even heard of the device before its launch. The first time I asked a friend what the big deal was, he showed me the iPhone app he...


December 31, 2009  8:13 AM

Keyboard Shortcuts for Common Windows 7 Functions



Posted by: Tony Bradley
keyboard shortcuts, keystroke commands, navigation, operation, Windows 7

I like my mouse, and I have a snazzy new 23" touch screen monitor--so I prefer to navigate the Windows 7 operating system with the point-and-click method we have grown to know and love with graphical user interfaces like Windows. I am, however, aware that keyboard shortcuts can be tremendous...


December 30, 2009  11:42 PM

Power Management in Windows 7



Posted by: Tony Bradley
battery life, energy, power management, Springboard Series, Windows 7

We live in a "green" world these days. If you aren't concerned about your "carbon footprint" and the amount of the Earth's resources you consume on a daily basis, I am pretty sure you are supposed to be. Seriously. Check your Junkmail folder. Maybe you missed the memo. In keeping with that...


December 30, 2009  11:30 PM

Windows XP: The Path of Least Resistance for Attacks



Posted by: Tony Bradley
ASLR, DEP, protected mode IE, security, UAC, Windows 7, Windows XP

I'll let you in on a little secret...Windows 7 is more secure than Windows XP. According to the most recent Microsoft Security Intelligence...

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