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[8 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Hanging Up the Car Keys

Had it up to here (my hand is under my chin) with commuting? Can’t stand to hear another peppy radio traffic reporter cheerily sentence you to two hours of bumper-to-bumper? Had enough of a rat race that no self-respecting rat would even consider running in? Sounds like you need a nice, long rest – or a stint working at home!
Telecommuting is all the rage today – for good reason. Why shlep when you can do the same work at home, saving yourself long hours on the road and keeping fuel …

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[15 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
A Stick in Time

“Speak softly and carry a big stick” was a watchword for the 20th century, but nowadays we do things a bit differently; we may speak softly or loudly, but the only stick anyone carries nowadays is a small one – the USB stick you can use for (nearly) a million and one things!
The changes wrought by the little device known as the USB Flash Drive in our computing habits are legion. In the bare decade since they were introduced, the “stick,” which lets you store on its flash memory 4 …

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[25 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Eye on the Desktop

When you first got it, you had delusions of grandeur; get yourself in front of a camera, and you’d be a star! But things didn’t quite work out; that freebie webcam that came with your PC became just another piece of cluttering junk, and it wasn’t long before it moved off the desktop and into the drawer – way, way in the back.
Now, though, might be a good time to dig out and dust off your webcam; we’ve got a couple of tricks that might not make you a star, …

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[7 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
iTunes for the Common Phone

When you first take home your fancy new cellphone that can hold endless gigs of data, run circles around the internet, and connect to the rest of the world in umpteen different ways, you’re pretty proud of yourself. It’s only when you try and get your phone connected to the sources of that data that you realize that there was one question you forgot to ask: Just how easy is it to get at the music, video and photos on your computer and on the internet?
It’s then that you realize …

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[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
All About Betsy

Answer this question with the first response that pops into your head. Which is cheaper: Buying a new car or keeping an old one in good shape?
A question I have often asked myself every time I embarked on a journey with the Ol’ Betsy of chez Newzgeek, which happens to be a Mitsubishi Space Wagon that, in human years, would be eligible for a retiree’s pension by now. Anybody who’s principal vehicle is a personal vehicle (as opposed to a “company car”) knows the dilemma. Every time you undergo a …