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Tips and Tricks – Comparing Word Documents.

If your organization has a document library of any kind that shares documents for reading and editing, it can become hard to find out where the last changes were made and if anything was omitted completely. There is a tool called track changes that helps, but people forget to use it in the same way they forgot to turn on auto-save before a big computer crash.

Tips and Tricks – Splitting and Freezing Excel Data.

When you are trying to keep an eye on your header data in Excel or trying to compare two parts from different locations on your spreadsheet, use the simple concept called "splitting." Splitting in Excel allows you to divide your spreadsheet into multiple panes so you can independently scroll through different parts of the residing data.

Tips and Tricks – Avoid Word Documents Spilling Onto Another Page

I’d like to take a minute to share a really handy tip for all of you Microsoft Word users. Have you ever been working on a document (resume, research assignment, business proposal etc.) and what you wrote just barely spills over to another page? Not only is having a nearly blank page at the end of your document unprofessional looking, it wastes paper! Extending your margins can only get you so far and adjusting your paragraph / header spacing doesn’t always cut it either.

Windows 7 Release Date Announced!

Three months ago, we mentioned in an article that Windows 7 was in the works; an official announcement has been made regarding its release date, so we are coming back to provide you with an update. Microsoft is projecting that the new operating system will hit retailers on October 22nd both in box form and pre-loaded on PC systems for sale.

Ask the Answer Guy – Voice message broadcasting.

Brent – Is there a service that stands out above others for broadcasting voice messages to my clients?

Take a look at CallFire. Their platform specializes in fund raising, collections calls, emergency notices, political campaign advertisements and many other similar situations.

Free! – Navify – Bringing Media to Wikipedia.

Most Wikipedia articles lack integrated media content; regardless of what you are searching for, you will be lucky to find as much as a link to a place where you can see pictures or watch videos that relate to the topic in question. Navify is a new on-line encyclopedia that not only incorporates the much-needed images and videos with Wikipedia articles, it provides a comments section to each article to allow for public discussion.

Security Corner – Caution With Chain Letters.

Why are chain letters a problem?

The most serious problem is from chain letters that mask viruses or other malicious activity. But even the ones that seem harmless may have negative repercussions if you forward them:

they consume bandwidth or space within the recipient’s inbox
you force people you know to waste time sifting through the messages and possibly taking time to verify the information
you are spreading hype and, often, unnecessary fear and paranoia

What are some types of chain letters?

There are two main types of chain letters:

Hoaxes – Hoaxes attempt to trick or defraud users.

Free! – Live Mesh Synchronizes Anywhere.

Live Mesh is an amazing service that allows you to not only keep your files online, but sync the folders with any computer you want. Select any folder on your computer or create a new one and select "Add Folder to Live Mesh…" and watch that same folder with it’s contents magically appear on any other computer in the world that is connected to the internet and running your Live Mesh account! Any change to a folder from any computer you have synced will automatically reflect in all other computers, and you can access the web copies of the files when you are not at your own personal computer by simply logging in.

Money Savers – Turn Your Cell Phone Into a Modem.

Have you ever been away from home and wanted internet connectivity on your laptop without having to pay a daily fee or hunt for free public Wi-Fi just for a couple hours (or even minutes) of internet access? Luckily, after reading this article, you will probably never have to worry about it again.