Someone in our live community recently asked what I feel the advantages – and disadvantages – are for using Google Chrome. We are talking about the web browser in this instance, not the operating system. What are YOUR thoughts? Is Chrome a good choice – or not?
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Damn these compromised systems. They’re ruining it for the rest of us. Bonus points for remixing the zombie disruption found in this video!
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Someone recently asked if I thought it was a good idea for them to buy 3D monitors at this point in time. Honestly… no, I don’t. There simply isn’t enough content out there to justify spending the money on these. Yes, they’re cool. But wait a year or two until the rest of the world catches up to the technology.
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When I opened up the virtual floor for your questions (as announced on http://www.facebook.com/chrispirillo and http://twitter.com/ChrisPirillo if you’re not already following me there): one of you asked this question. What’s the value in building your own computer versus getting one off-the-shelf, pre-built?
My PCs seem to be happier if I let someone else assemble and mitigate issues before I have to face them. Sometimes, I just need to save time in life – not waste it.
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I bet you might be running some kind of dock software on Microsoft Windows (RocketDock or ObjectDock). Either way, I’ve received a few emails from y’all asking what I have in my dock. I hate to disappoint, but there’s not much in it.
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What do YOU think about Net Neutrality?
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I was rummaging through old boxes the other day, and came across several MiniDV tapes. These are pretty important tapes. For instance, I have Wil Wheaton’s keynote from Gnomedex 4 back in Lake Tahoe. Another is Steve Wozniak from the same conference! If I had the proper equipment, I could hook it up to my computer, transfer the videos and convert them myself. That’s very time intensive, though. I need to find someone whom I know and can trust with these tapes to convert them for me. I remembered that Pixorial sent me a review code, so I decided to check that out.
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Let’s say you have two documents, and you need to compare the text in them against each other. Heck, let’s say you need to add yet another document into the mix! That could get to be a pain. You can just use Compare My Docs. Choose your documents and let the website point out comparisons for you.
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Chris invites you to eavesdrop on a call with his assistant, Kat. She’s been a Microsoft MVP in the area of Windows Security for over four years now, and has been considered an Expert in the malware removal community for about seven years. They talked a bit about the security side of Windows 7, and her take on the new operating system in general.
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Back in the day, I used to love Internet Explorer. It was awesome… up until version 4 and above. A lot of people out there still use IE, and will continue to do so. You can install a new plugin that Google has released – and have your install of Internet Explorer kick serious browser butt once again.
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I guess I need more memory, since I keep forgetting my own name! Sadly, I can’t just buy and install some in my brain. The question that Lynn sent in to PCPitStop is concerned about the amount of memory her computer has. She purchased a computer with 128MB of memory, which is running Vista. The store clerks keep telling her she needs more RAM, but she is wondering if they are just trying to get her to spend more money.
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They say that when God closes a door, he makes you use Windows. Of course, it depends on what kind of God you have as to what version he makes you use. My God would make you use Windows 7. Your God may not be so nice, and make you use Windows Vista. We have to deal with Windows, even if we don’t use it on a regular basis. Michael from the PCPitStop community wrote in asking about using Windows XP on his Vista machine. Let’s take a look at this, shall we?
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Our good friend Chris Pirillo has stepped in to help us answer one of the numerous Ask the Pros questions that have come in. This week, Chris tackles a question from Candace who is wondering “how (she) can speed up her computer without adding memory”.
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If I were to tag my dogs, I would use words such as: wicket, pixie, dog, puppy, paws, pet, tail, wag, and so on. Tagging things is second nature to me now. But Iâ€™ve come to realize that not everyone knows what tags are, or why they should be using them.
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Inevitably, we’re not going to be here at some point in time. Death comes to us all. In knowing our own mortality, we can enjoy life while we’re here. What happens to your online self when you pass on, though?
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How many files do you have on your computer? You probably have too many, and you probably have a lot of duplicate files. Finding those duplicate files can be a challenge without the right software. What if you need to compare files? Again, this can be a challenge. Thankfully, Chris Pirillo has a couple of pieces of software to tell you about.
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Let’s say that you have a PC, but you don’t have a monitor, keyboard or mouse plugged into it. However, you do have a notebook computer sitting there with Windows on it, as well. You could use that notebook to run the PC with a KVM switch!
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The Need for Speed
Introducing Exterminate & Erase 1.1
Windows Tip: The 10 Commandments of the Internet
Visa Readiness Test Update
Research: Windows Live OneCare
Research: Digital Music Survey
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Commentary: Google Boomers
Article: Keyboard shortcuts save time
Windows Tweak: Reduce IE loadtimes
Optimize: Announcing Optimize 1.5
Research: Open Office gaining marketshare
Survey: Weigh in on our digital music survey
Windows Alert: XP drains portable batteries
Windows Tweak: Make your LCD screen crystal clear
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Commentary: Vista – RAM Guzzler
New Test: Try our Vista Readiness Test
Windows Tip: For those with reading glasses…
Research: Close to 3/4 of PC’s are not Vista Ready
Windows Tweak: Recover previous hard drive space
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Commentary: Fed up with Outlook!
Research: Thunderbird gaining ground on Outlook and OE
Windows Tip: Save time by using keyboard shortcuts
Research: Participate in our eMail and Keyboard Shortcuts survey
Windows Tweak: Speed up your PC – Disable XP Visual effects
eMail Advisory: Outlook Crashes without warning
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