Curious how to back up your PC? There are a few free options via Windows Live

Listening to you’re a local radio show today en route between building on our shuttle this morning about backing up your PC, I thought I’d note that a number of firms offer free and commercial options to back up your PCs. Microsoft does offer free ways for consumers to do this: Back up Office documents…

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How to access your bookmarks on Windows Phone 7

As I noted in my post with tips on moving from an iPhone to a new Windows Phone 7, I also touched on how to sync several files, including the backing up of my iPhone’s browser bookmarks. I failed to note how I access my favourites on Windows Phone 7, which I do via the power…

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Thinking about joining a new club? Take a look at the Windows Clubhouse

Groucho Marx famously said… "I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member." Well, there’s an exception to every rule. I found such an exception in the Windows Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is a community where you can connect with other members and help people learn how to use Windows….

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Windows Mobile My Phone (no, it’s not "MyPhone") beta site debuts. Sign up soon available soon?

I just saw that the new Microsoft Windows Mobile "My Phone" site (or is it myPhone? 😉 went live… "Coming soon… Microsoft My Phone syncs information between your mobile phone and the web, enabling you to: Back up and restore your phone’s information to a password-protected web site Access and update your contacts and appointments…

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Your questions: what do I like about Windows 7? For starters, I add Windows Live Apps

I saw a tweet about the post today from microsoftsubnet on the Seven things to love, hate about Windows 7 by Tom Henderson and Brendan Allen in Network World (01/15/09, See http://tinyurl.com/9ropqp).  First off, hate is much too strong a word IMO. Perhaps they could’ve termed it "Seven things to love and a couple to…

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The new year rings in another bonus: a rise in bogus electronic greeting cards

It’s that time of year again when fake online greeting cards increase in the daily Outlook mailbox and in web based mail as well). A common give away? The sender is often listed only by first name – no last name – and includes links to various e-card sites: this was from Michelle offering "Happy…

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Of interest: Sending Techmamas links and info on Windows Live Wave 3 Launch

This weekend I took some time late last night after everyone went to bed and I had finished clearing up most of my mail backlog (apologies to those of you who rec’d a mail from me over the weekend with some new request or a belated reply).  As noted, it was a busy day making…

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Your questions: I can’t find Form Fill in Live Toolbar beta. Where can I find it?

Thanks to Bethany for her question sent via email… "I just installed the Live Toolbar beta and now I can’t find Form Fill.  Do you know where I can find it?" Well, short answer is you can’t: the Form Fill and Windows Live Favorites add-ins aren’t available on Windows Live Toolbar beta.  This from the…

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Microsoft Gurus coming soon to enlighten you at retail

Well, the news has hit publicly, so I can now talk about the coming of help at retail in our new Microsoft Gurus.  No, not that Guru.  I just twittered about the new technology help coming to a major computer store near you. The "Microsoft Gurus" were announced today (as noted here on MSNBC, http://tinyurl.com/6h6clw)….

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