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Why You Should Not Buy A Fine Art Printer

Tweet A recent article in Digital Photography extols the virtues of using a high end printer to make display quality prints from equally high quality digital cameras. Actually, it just describes several top of the line printers. It doesn’t give a good reason for owning one. The reason is that there isn’t any good reason….


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The Kindle Fire – First Impressions

Tweet I received Amazon’s new venture into the tablet market November 16, a day earlier than it’s announced delivery date. Here are some first impressions after moderate use for a little more than a week. The screen is bright and clear. Colors are brilliant and sharp. Since it’s a touch screen device and said screen is a…


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Amazon Prime – What’s Concealed

Tweet Amazon offers Prime, which is a premium membership to the online retailer, for $79 a year. The membership includes free two-day shipping on products, as well as unlimited streaming of videos from a library of television shows and movies. The preceding is from an article about Amazon’s soon to be released Kindle Fire. It’s…


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Spyware Doctor – Malpractice

Tweet I have a relatively new computer which two days before Christmas started misbehaving. Shortly after turning it on it would freeze. I could only get it to work by doing a cold reboot – ie, I had to turn it off using the on-off button and then restart it. I paid no attention to this problem…


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mp3mymp3 – Record and Rip

Tweet If you’re looking for a good free sound device I highly recommend mp3mymp3. It will record from your computer and will also rip CDs. I have had no trouble doing both with this software. You do need a sound card to record, but it uses the built in one on my motherboard without difficulty….


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Trouble Updating Firefox

Tweet Joseph Schumepter (1883 – 1950) is famous for his use of creative destruction. He showed how capitalism innovates to create new and better systems which destroy their older competition. But after time and the departure of the innovators who created these systems, newer innovators arise who create even better systems that destroy what a…


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Meaningful Use of an Electronic Health Record

Tweet As part of last year’s economic stimulus act congress passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). “HITECH broadens the scope of privacy and security protections already available under HIPAA. This law also increases the potential legal liability for non-compliance and provides for more enforcement. HITECH requires data breach notification…


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How to Put an Image In Gmail When Gmail Doesn’t Want to Let You Do It

Tweet There are many times when you’ll want to put a picture into an email. If you use Gmail this was hard to do until April of 2009 when Gmail made it easier, but not as easy as they should have. What you have to do is click the Settings tab. Make sure you are…


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How to Disable Yahoo’s Theft of Firefox’s Open a New Tab

Tweet If you like puzzles you might try to figure this one out. If you install a Yahoo toolbar into Mozilla’s Firefox you’ll discover that it hijacks Firefox’s new tab page. If you click the new tab button on Firefox you should get a blank and untitled page. But once you’ve installed the Yahoo toolbar…


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Bing vs Google

Tweet On the basis of a completely non-scientific survey, it appears to me that Microsoft’s relatively new search engine Bing is doing a better job at finding stuff than Google. Just a short while ago Google would find posts to blogs or small web sites within hours of their appearance. Now it seems to take…


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