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…


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…


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….


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…


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  First off, hate is much too strong a word IMO. Perhaps they could’ve termed it "Seven things to love and a couple to…


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…


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…


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…


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,….