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March 2013
Mr. Modem
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iPhone/iPad Printing

This is one of my all-time favorite sites. Before I order anything online, I check here for applicable promo codes. If a promo code is found, type in the code when placing your order and obtain whatever discount is associated with your purchase.

February 2013
Mr. Modem
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Unsquish Internet Explorer Tabs

Very few anti-virus programs work well with other anti-virus programs so it's best to let one protection rule the roost. Anti-spyware programs are better at socializing, so you can have multiple anti-spyware programs installed on the same system without any problem.

January 2013
Mr. Modem
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Is a Minimized Windows Safe?

You really DO want to know whenever a redirection attempt occurs so you can approve or reject it. Otherwise, your browser could easily be hijacked to a malicious site and without even knowing it, you could think you were on a legitimate site, provide a credit card number or other personal information, and wind up in deep guano.

December 2012
Connolly
Matters on My Mind

Free Is Good

For less than three dollars I downloaded “111 Rock ‘n Roll Superhits.” What fun to walk down memory lane alongside Paul Anka, Bobby Vinton, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, and Johnnie Ray as they shake, rattle, and roll.

Mr. Modem
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Beware of Security Scams

That would be like somebody breaking into your home, determining that your toaster wasn't working properly and leaving you a note, “Hi, there! We broke into your home, looked around and discovered that your toaster isn't working. Mail us $25 and we'll come back and fix it for you."

November 2012
Mr. Modem
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Convert PDF Files to Word Format

We can relate – and by “we,” I am referring to my trifocals and me. You can definitely enlarge the Quick Launch buttons. In fact, you have a vast selection of sizes to choose from ranging from Small to Large. On second thought, that IS the vast selection, Small or Large.

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Top Ten Automotive Safety Technologies for Mature Drivers

Reverse monitoring systems detect and warn of objects to the rear of the vehicle to help drivers judge distances and back up safely, and help drivers with reduced flexibility.

October 2012
Mr. Modem
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Enable Windows Live Mail Spell Check

As long as we're scrolling down memory lane, the Internet Archive, affectionately called the Wayback Machine, has archived more than 10 billion pages of Web content dating all the way back to the olden days of 1996. If you would like to see how Web sites appeared in that primordial era of the Internet, they await your perusal just a couple of mouse clicks away.

September 2012
Mr. Modem
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How Do I Clean My Smartphone Screen and Other Burning Questions

The procedure for reformatting any drive is similar, so go to Computer (or My Computer), then right-click the drive's icon and click Format. Select Quick Format, then Start. Once the words “Format complete” appear, scream, “I've never felt so alive!” and you're done.

August 2012
Mr. Modem
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Use Arrow Keys for Text Selection

Its objective is to provide information about the pros, cons and risks of online dating and how to minimize them; how to safely and securely create an online dating profile, and read reviews of online dating sites that cater to the “seasoned single.” This is not a dating site itself; its focus is assisting those who are interested in meeting others online, in a safe manner.

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