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Entries from March 2012

Windows 7 Action Center

March 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Microsoft decided to add a helpful though not fully robust program called “Action Center” to assist users with computer issues. To get to the Action Center, click on the “Start” button which is the Windows symbol in the lower left of your monitor. In the “Search Programs and Files” box immediately above the Start button […]

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Tags: Optimizing · Speeding Up

Camera’s and Optical compared to digital zoom types

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Today’s cameras come with two listed zooms, Optical and Digital, I will attempt to explain in short order the difference between the two. An Optical lens is just like binoculars, you truly zoom from where you are to where the subject of your picture is. The higher the optical zoom the closer you can get to […]

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Tags: Non-Tech · Soap Box

Securing your computers

March 1st, 2012 · 1 Comment

In the previous Weekly Geek article we talked about how to cleanup from a malware infection. This week I want to go over the general details of preventing one in the first place. 1. Run Windows updates (using a modern operating system such as Windows 7), all of the critical ones including Office updates but none […]

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Tags: Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus · Wireless · Worms