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5 things to watch for in Windows 8

The big tech news of the week was Microsoft’s formal unveiling of Windows 8, the next version of its rather popular computer operating system. Most people who know me know I’m not a big fan of Windows, preferring Mac OS … Read

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The world gets its first look at Windows 8

Microsoft has given us an early look at Windows 8, the next version of its operating system. Watch the video for an introduction. It’s an interesting approach–I like the large, information-rich tiles (versus icons). I also like that Microsoft has … Read

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Windows 8 announced for 2012 (updated)

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced on Monday that the next version of Windows will be released in 2012. No real details area available yet, but according to Ballmer, “As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear … Read

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CloudApp: Completely painless file sharing

When you next find yourself needing to share a presentation, image, or document, consider using CloudApp. More than anything, I appreciate CloudApp’s extraordinarily streamlined flow. With one drag-and-drop action to its menu bar icon, my file is uploaded, backed up, … Read

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Skype 5.0 for Windows, no longer in beta

No longer in beta, Skype has just released the newest version of its software for Windows.  Skype 5.0 now integrates your Facebook friends and profile photos into the built-in contact list.  When you log in to your Facebook account, from … Read

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5 ways to start using Safari extensions

Somewhat lost in the shuffle of this week’s iPhone 4 announcement was Apple’s release of Safari 5, the latest and greatest version of its web browser for Macintosh and Windows-based computers. One of Safari 5′s new features is one I’ve … Read

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Using free Windows software to record audio

April Noah is a sixth grade teacher at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School in Kentucky and a member of the SIM Network.  Her students are currently using the built-in sound recorder found in Windows to help complete assignments.  April commented, … Read

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From last week: The Stratepedia workshop, a new site for CRL, PDFs on Windows, apps, and tech blogs

Happy Monday! Here’s what you might have missed last week: On Monday, we shared early details about the Stratepedia pre-conference workshop at the 2010 SIM International Conference. Hope you can join us! We also posted Amber’s latest Stratepedia desktop wallpaper, … Read

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Malware removal for Windows computers

So, what do you do if your computer’s fallen victim to some nasty virus or worm? Today I received a recommendation for Malwarebytes, a product for Windows-based computers to help remove any viruses, worms, spyware, and other junk that can … Read

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Keep your PC awake during presentations with Caffeine

It drives me crazy to be sitting in a presentation and watch the presenter’s screensaver kick in–or worse, watching his computer go into sleep or standby mode. One of my secret weapons during my own presentations is a handy little … Read

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