Tips to help you work less and relax more in 2009

Certainly, today’s always-on-and-available-anywhere technology can lead to addictive work habits. We’ve all seen examples of that among friends and family. But having a cheap, convenient, 24/7 global reach through technology can also efficiently enable you to live the life you’ve always wanted. The choice is yours. Here are some affordable tools and ideas that harness…

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Getting a new PC? Protect and purge files now

When you stop and think about it, your home computer holds a lot of information about you—credit card numbers, bank account details, passwords, medical information, Web sites you’ve visited, and those deep, dark secrets you share with your best friend via e-mail.  There naturally comes a time when you’re ready for an upgrade, whether it…

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Secure your laptop while travelling this holiday season

Using your laptop to get work done away from your office or on the road is becoming widely accepted. But this rapid growth in laptop computing has made portable systems the target for theft around the world. If your laptop computer is stolen, company information can be exposed, as well as your personal and financial…

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Manage your family’s hectic holiday schedule with Windows Calendar

With Windows Vista, I can now plan and manage my own activities, as well as coordinate the rest of my family’s activities, in a single calendar. Windows Calendar is built right into Windows Vista and offers automated integration features that make it the easiest calendar I’ve seen for groups of people to use. Windows Calendar…

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Mobile blogging made easy

Who says you have to be stuck at the computer in order to post to your blog? If you have a mobile phone or PDA with e-mail capability, you can post blog entries to your MSN Space while you’re on the road following two simple steps. 1. Create your MSN Space If you don’t yet…

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Personalize your PC: It’s all about you

There’s only one thing better than getting a brand-new PC—getting a brand-new PC set up exactly the way you want it. Take the time up front to do some simple customization and you’ll get a PC that truly reflects who you are—and that organizes all your information so you can spend more time on the…

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Reduce stress and stay organized while running errands

A day of running errands can be stressful for anyone. A simple journey around town can involve a great deal of coordination, from planning what you need and where to go to finding a simple route around town that hits all the necessary destinations. Technology can help you get organized and reduce some of this…

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Plan your financial future

Having your finances in order, understanding your credit report, and maintaining a good credit score are key ingredients to financial success. You can set yourself up to achieve that success by taking a few simple steps. First, everyone has certain fixed income and expenses each month. However, it is important to set aside money to…

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Claim victory over your e-mail

No doubt you’ve opened an e-mail and thought, “Hmmm, not sure what to do with this. I’ll deal with it later!”—and promptly closed the message. If you do this over and over again, it doesn’t take long to end up with several hundred (or thousand) messages in your Inbox. Developing a new approach to processing…

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Save time with a tablet PC

Too many meetings and increasing responsibilities mean I need to make the best use of my time as possible—without sacrificing quality. Saving bits of time can add up to a lot at the end of the day. I use the Tablet PC as my only computer and throughout the day it helps me work more…

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