Lock Access to Your Windows Desktop Quickly

Leaving your computer for a short time but don't want anyone peeking at your desktop or files? Simply lock it. When you lock your desktop, anyone who wants to use it will have to log in using their username and password. One way to do this is to press Ctrl+Alt+Del and...

Windows 7 and 2008 R2: Does It Matter?

With Microsoft's move to transition users to the newer Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 platforms through XP support discontinuation announcements, it may be high time to start thinking of an upgrade – and how you can execute it efficiently and cost effectively. One of...

Is the Windows Desktop PC a Dinosaur?

Will the Windows Desktop PC become extinct? Is it going the way of the dinosaur? Are we seeing the beginning of an era in which a new wave of devices and operating systems will dominate the computing world? Read on and weigh in with your thoughts. Last year, Steve...

Managing Your Online Passwords

Having difficulty keeping track of all your online passwords? Here are some tools that may help you manage and make sense of the different passwords you have for your favorite social networking sites, blogs, phones, photos, games, documents, news, bank account,...

New Scam: Fake CS Call from Microsoft

A new scam has been making the rounds recently – scammers calling through the phone and posing as people from Microsoft, scaring victims into paying for bogus services and stealing their credit information. These fraudsters can be very persistent – so it's important...

Rename Files Quickly in Windows 7

With Windows 7, there are easier and faster ways to rename multiple files in one sweep. The first way is to click on a file's name and rename it as usual, then press the "Tab" key to access the next file in the list. Another way is to select multiple files (press the...

The Consumerization of IT

Consumerization is the trend in which new information technology first makes waves in the consumer market, and its popularity then prompts businesses to adopt strategies to incorporate it into their processes. But the real questions are: how does it really affect your...

What You Put Online Can Haunt You

In today's increasingly hyper-connected world where anyone can easily post photos, videos, and other personal information about themselves online for everyone to see, it's becoming more and more important to be smart about exactly what and how much to post online....

Search within a Site Easily Using Google Chrome

Google Chrome allows you the option to search within a specific site. First type the web address of the site you want to search in the address bar, and then press the "Tab" key. If Google Chrome has a record of the site's search engine, you’ll be offered the option to...

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