Plus ça Change….?

I recently blogged that the computer market appears to be maturing in that there are fewer innovations in the hardware from year to year. All the bells and whistles that nerdy people used to add to their computers are now all built in and taken for granted. The hardware is still getting faster, but there …
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Saving a Webmail Contacts List

Is your Contacts List at the mercy of your webmail service? “Webmail” is the method of accessing email that works via a browser (eg Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera). There is no “program” on your computer that is dedicated to dealing with your email. All of the necessary programming is provided via the web …
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Internet Privacy (2)

We may be fighting a losing battle with online privacy. As mentioned in , companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon hoover up every crumb of information they can glean about us and use it to target us with ads and content that they think will appeal to us. As far as I know there’s isn’t …
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Internet Privacy

Are you concerned about the privacy of your internet activities? A lot of people just shrug their shoulders at this question. They just don’t care what information is being collected about them or their online habits and activities. Others – including me – think that the “default position” ought to be that only the minimum …
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Emailing Large Attachments

Have you ever had trouble sending a large email attachment? If you try to send an attachment that is too big then you may find that it bounces back to you (ie you receive a message saying that the message could not be delivered). The limiting factor may be in the recipient’s email system or …
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Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing has become a buzz-word recently, but what is it? Cloud computing is internet-based computing. It is the provision of computing services over the internet that would previously have been provided locally on one’s own computer. Example of traditional computing Most people have a word processing package. This is a program that is installed …
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