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Understand Your Internet Connection and Test its Speed

Since the release of DSL, Internet Service Providers (ISP) have been marketing the Internet Bandwidth Speeds of their service to steal customers away from their competitors.  The first battle was Dial-Up vs. DSL.  Followed by DSL vs. High-Speed Cable and of course today it’s High-Speed Cable vs. Verizon FIOS. Honestly, the battle for “Speed” supremacy […]

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Increase Windows Explorer Shell Stability and Speed

Here is a quick tutorial on How-To configure Windows XP to run Windows Explorer at optimal settings.  This info is useful if you are on an older PC or if you just like to have the best performance possible.  Granted, it’s just one of many “tuning” settings, but hey, every little bit helps.   Along […]

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Rock out with Gmail’s Full Potential Unleashed

Everyone on the internet by now knows that Gmail is a free email service available to anyone.  Some people even consider it a religious practice to set up as many Gmail accounts as they can and e-mail themselves pretending they have friends.  Some people have asked me, “Why should I use e-mail when I have […]

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Disable UAC Pop-Up for Administrators in Windows Vista

Windows Vista comes with some pretty nice security features.  One of them is User Account Control (UAC) designed to fill the gaps currently being exploited on Grand Ma’s computer using Windows XP.  In an earlier article, I discussed How To Easily Disable User Account Control (UAC) on Windows Vista.  This time I’m going to show […]

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Quickly Send Text Messages for Free Using E-Mail

It’s amazing to me how popular “texting” or Text Messaging has become over the last few years.   Additionally, what’s even more amazing to me is the fact that a new language and possibly even a new culture appears to have spawned from this new technology!  OMG, IMO it’s crzy LOL!  😉   As fantastic as […]

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