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How to Add Dropbox (and other cloud services) to Office 2013

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Out of the box, Office 2013 is designed to integrate seamlessly with the cloud – just as long as it’s Microsoft’s SkyDrive service. If you use other cloud services such as Dropbox or Google Drive you can obviously browse to your local folders in the Open and Save As dialogs but you cannot Add a Place (other than the two Microsoft services) to Office’s open and save dialogs. This means that every time you use the Open or Save As dialog, you have to browse the computer to access your Dropbox’s folders. Of course, you […]

How to Create Your Own Windows 8 Installation DVD or USB

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Upgrading to Windows 8 was rather different to previous versions of the operating system – this time it could be done entirely online. You may well have decided to keep upgrade costs as low as possible by not buying a backup DVD. Here’s how you can create your own. To create your own DVD you’ll need to download the installation files. Start by visiting the Windows Order Summary page and fill in the form with all of the details requested of you. Unless you are particularly organized and took the step of printing out your order confirmation […]

Browser Wars: Chrome vs. IE10 vs. Firefox

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Browsers just get faster, leaner, and more able to turn websites into full-blown apps. We compare not only the big three, but also Maxthon and Opera.

 

With Internet Explorer 10 finally available to Windows 7 users, the emergence of Maxthon as unique powerhouse among web browsers, and Firefox and Chrome continually bumping up version numbers and adding new standards support and more speed, it’s high time for another round of our Browser Wars! Truth be told: Today’s major browsers are all so good that picking a winner can be tough.

So how do you […]

Data Recovery – A Sea of Confusion

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Your hard drive stopped responding and you Don’t know what to do or what not to do. You call the OEM of your computer for support. After a couple of hours on the phone with tech support, it is determined that indeed the drive is failed. They tell you that you will have to seek professional data recovery services. You do a Google search for “data recovery” and find yourself drowning in a sea of confusion. You search website after website and see options and pricing ranging from $179.00 to $4000.00. Who do you call, who do […]