Technology

Michael W. on December 16th, 2013

The Amazing HP 7 Model 1800 “Mesquite” Tablet: Intel powered, Wal-Mart (!) exclusive Not great, but pretty darn good. Email, social networking, Skyping, Google HangOuts, and watching videos are a breeze. Music player is awesome!  Did I mention $99?? This is a guest post from our friend and longtime Practical Hacks reader and contributor, Michael […]

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For years I’ve been searching for an easy and inexpensive way to monitor our home while on the road, without luck.  I’ve tried a few different programs, but all involved initial set-ups that exceeded my technical skills, and I gave up in each case. Enter iCam. Install the $4.99 app on your iPhone (or Android […]

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Love quickly switching between websites by using tabs with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari? Wish you could use tabs with MS Office?  Now you can, thanks to a freeware utility called Office Tabs. Office Tabs installs in seconds, is readily customizable, and will make your use of Office easier, faster, and dare I say, more enjoyable. […]

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I recently ran up against the nastiest piece of malware I’ve ever encountered – Windows Security Suite – (which of course has nothing whatsoever to do with Microsoft or Windows).  In a word, the program makes your computer seem completely infected and compromised, to the point where you can’t launch your browser, Task Manager, your […]

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If you use Google maps to create itineraries or check out sights to visit and own a Garmin GPS, the two are a powerful travel planning combination. It takes just seconds to download sites, including their addresses to your Garmin device.

All that’s required is a Garmin GPS and one of the following PC’s & browsers:

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Kevin on December 8th, 2009

Recently someone at work asked me to “burn some files on a disk.”  How quaint!  I hadn’t burned a data disk in years, what with thumb drives being so handy, inexpensive, and compact.  But this last attribute can also be a negative:  USB drives are so small, they’re easy to lose. What if you lose […]

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Kevin on October 7th, 2009

Here’s one of the simplest explanations I’ve found yet: Of course I’m still waiting for an invitation as well…  you?

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