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What software would you install on a new PC

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We all have our favourites don\'t we? the little bits of software, the favourite can\'t do without application. A post I read last night asked the question what would you load on a new office PC with Windows 7? The responses included a list of several really good applications including simple things like anti virus, codecs, opensource office software. The list is of course potentially endless. Being the cost conscious MTN Business person that I am I felt the list needed to have something that looked at ongoing rather than capital savings. So my suggestion was as follows: If it is for office or even personal use I would want to have a simple messaging and even VOIP tool. I use SKYPE at home and in the office. Simple to use and gets communication round faster than email does. If you are going to be making calls to other offices then it can save you a lot of money on telecommunication costs. For overseas communications I use it a lot to suppliers in Europe. Regards Tim the Techxpert
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Help I damaged the USB on my router !

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USB connectors are great devices but they can at times be how can I put it a little delicate so you do have to treat them with care. A recent post revealed that someone had damaged the USB connector on his router that he used for data transferring. Another reader suggest going for a warranty replaement which I agreed with but then I added on a bit more advice which applies to any USB device: I agree with Sajunky go the warranty route first especially as it is less than a month old. Repairing a USB port can be difficult at best. Just a tip: I know that we all do tend to just thrust our USB connectors into the devices and it can be easy to damage the female and the male portion of the connection. If you are going to be removing it frequently, why not get a USB extender cable and leve that plugged into the router and then connect the USB device to the cable. In the event of damage you are only replacing a cable and not a router. I would not recommend an expander port though as you do loose signal speed without booster power. Anywho I wish you well in getting it fixed
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Someone is sending information that they shouldnt!

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As employees we are expected to follow the rules and morals of the society we live in. As employers we have a duty to ensure that the rules are followed and that confidential information that should stay inside the company does stay inside the company. Take a post I came across today. They were looking for a way to disable delting in outlook so all messages that were sent could not be removed or if that was not possible then saved somewhere else or forwarded to another person. The reason was they suspect that an employee is leaking confidential information. There were some replies many of which were more interested in what the person was suspected of doing but I did add my view It would be really useful if Outlook rules ran on any folder and not just when a mail is received. It is possible to do it but you would be into creating VB scripts to do it. If your email host can supply copies of mails that would be useful as it would be an independent witness in the event of inappropriate action by your employee. I would suggest that if you do not have an email policy signed by all employees that you implement one immediately. It should cover inappropriate use of the internet (sites for over 18s etc) and you could include less sensitive sites such as facebook, twitter, gmail although you could block those sites anyway. It should also state that all emails sent are the property of the company and that your management can read all emails. If you have locked all this down then sad to say you are still vulnerable in that they may be sending information via cellpohone in either text messages or internet connectivity. Good luck. It is not pleasant if you suspect an employee is acting inappropriately and if that is the case the actions you take, although necessary, can cause resentment in the office but they need to be taken.
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Video Converter for RCA Small Wonder HD Camcorder

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As we know, the videos shot by Small Wonder Camcorders are AVI files which can not be opened by QuickTime and iTunes. Moreover, iMovie and Final Cut Pro do not support this kind of format as well. It is really frustrating that the recorded videos are not friendly with Mac. In this occasion, what you need is a professional [url=http://www.tanbee.com/videoconvertermac/]Small Wonder Camcorder Converter[/url]. Tanbee Video Converter for Mac is especially designed to [url=http://www.tanbee.com/RCA/Small_Wonder_Camcorder/]convert Small Wonder Camcorder videos[/url] to any format with original image quality. Video Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS6Grl2NPrA
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Play JVC Everio Camcorder TOD files on iPad

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Watch video demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEB-Lv7jblY Do you want to put your recorded TOD videos from JVC Everio Camcorder to iPad for enjoying anytime as you like? With the help you this video tutorial, you can achieve your idea at ease. Also, with this video you can put your JVC Everio TOD videos on many other portable devices, such as iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, iRiver, Zune, Zen and so on. More Info: [url]http://goo.gl/Xo5MM[/url]
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Blackberry Torch 9800: Check file size on phone

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I need to check the size of a file stored on my phone. How do I do this? 1. Find \"My Files\" Press the Menu key twice. Press Applications. Press Files. Press My Files. 2. Select memory Press or Device. Note: You need to insert a memory card before you can access the memory card. Furthermore, you need to activate the memory card. 3. View file details Press and hold the required file until a pop-up menu is displayed. Press Properties. Various information about the file, e.g. size and position is displayed. Press Close to return to the folder. 4. Exit Press Disconnect. Press the Return key to return to standby mode.
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Blackberry Torch 9800 - set up LinkedIn

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I’m keen to keep connected with my business network on LinkedIn, how do I set this up on my phone? 1. Find \"LinkedIn\" Press the Menu key twice. Press LinkedIn. 2. Log on If it is the first time you use the application, you need to log on. You also need to select settings for contacts synchronisation. 3. Use LinkedIn Follow these instructions to see some general guidelines on how to use LinkedIn. Read your contacts\' status updates Press the Menu key. Press Options. Press Show Connection Updates. When the box next to the contact is ticked (V), the status updates of your contact are displayed. Press the Menu key. Press Save. Write status update Press the field next to Post and key in the required text. Press Post. View your network updates Press the network icon. Press the required contact. Search for contacts Press the search icon. Press the field next to Search and key in the required text. Press Search. View invitations Press the invites icon. Press the required invitation. Read private messages Press the messages icon. Press the required message to read it. View suggested contacts Press the suggested friends icon. Press the required contact. 4. Exit Press the Return key to return to standby mode.
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Nokia E7 - setup phone as a modem

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How do I set up the phone as a data modem for my computer using Bluetooth? 1. Connect the phone and the computer You can connect the phone and the computer in the following ways: Press the Menu key. Press Settings. Press Connectivity. Press Bluetooth. Press Bluetooth again to select On. Press My Phone\'s visibility. Press Shown to all. Begin searching for Bluetooth devices on the computer. After a moment a list of Bluetooth devices within range is displayed. Highlight your phone on the list and begin pairing your phone with the computer. Key in an access code of your choice on the computer. Press Yes to accept pairing. Key in the same access code on the phone. Press OK. The installation starts automatically. Press Yes to confirm that you want to establish a connection. The modem is installed as Bluetooth modem or a similar name. 2. Check that a connection between the phone and the computer has been established Go to Control Panel and find the area for Modem. Scroll to the modem you have installed and open Properties. Click Diagnostics. Click Query Modem. If the computer communicates with the modem and if it displays a number of commands, the modem has been installed correctly. 3. Configure modem for GPRS Go to Control Panel and find the area for Modem. Scroll to the modem you have installed and openProperties. Then scroll to Advanced. Find the area for keying in an initialisation string. Key in the following sequence: +cgdcont=1,\"IP\",\"internet\",,0,0 Note: It is important that the sequence is keyed in exactly as shown. Otherwise you will not be able to establish a connection via GPRS. If you get an error message while trying to establish a connection, it may be because you made a mistake keying in this sequence. 4. Create a dial-up connection on your computer The procedure for creating dial-up connections depends on the operating system on your computer. The instructions below are only general guidelines on how to create a GPRS dial-up connection. 5. Create a new dial-up connection Find the area for dial-up connections on your computer. Choose Create a new connection or an equivalent option. Choose Connect to the Internet or an equivalent option that is based on a modem connection. If there is only one active modem on your computer, this is, in most cases, selected by default. If you are asked to select a modem, select E7-00 USB Modem or Bluetooth Modem. 6. Set up dial-up connection Name the connection (e.g. E7-00 GPRS). When you are asked for a phone number, key in the following: *99# Do not use area code and dialing rules. 7. Advanced settings Set IP address and DNS server to automatic provision. 8. Exit When you have selected the necessary settings, exit the configuration.
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Nokia E7 - synchronize with my Exchange

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How do I synchronise my phone with my Exchange Server? Note: Before you can synchronise with Exchange Server, you need to select settings for synchronisation with Exchange Server. 1. Find \"Mail\" Press the Menu key. Press Applications. Press Mail. 2. Synchronise with Exchange Server Press Mail for Exchange. Press Options. Press Synchronise. 3. Exit Press the Menu key to return to standby mode.
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Nokia N97 - notes

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I’m in meetings most of the day, and need to make notes electronically. What is the best application to use for this? 1. Find \"Quickoffice\" Press the Menu key. Press Applications. Press Office. Press Quickoffice. 2. Open document Press C: Phone memory, E: Mass memory or. Press the required folder. Press the required document. Note: You need to insert the memory card before you can access the memory card. Click here to see how. 3. Use Quickword Follow these instructions to see some general guidelines on how to use Quickword. Zoom in and out To zoom in. Press +. To zoom out: Press -. Go to the beginning of a document Press Options. Press Go to. Press Top. Go to the end of a document Press Options. Press Go to. Press Bottom. Search document Press Options. Press Find. Press Find again. Press the input field and key in the required search word or sentence. Press the confirm icon. Press OK. Press Match case to select Yes or No. Press Search direction to select Up or Down. Press Find. Close document Press Close. 4. Exit Press Disconnect to return to stand-by mode.
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