Internet and Technology

Archived July 20, 2013

 

This section is reserved for consumer tips on the use of the Internet and new Technology, such as wireless and home entertainment centres.  We will ask experts their opinions and engage local suppliers to help us help you.

 

INDEX

 

Internet & Technology Youth learn to design web page at Skills Canada - Ontario Camp held at Bruce Power  Read More

Technology Kinetic Knights host thank you dinner and awards night  Read More

Technology Green Light for Bruce Unit 1 Read More

Technology Electric vehicle charging station available in Kincardine Read More

Science & Technology Local junior winners at Bluewater  Regional Science Fair  Read More

Technology Unit 4 at Bruce Nuclear site returns to service  Read More

Technology Coffee Pots Read More

Technology Moguls seek to tax news with many arrows Read More

Technology Taking the March Break Challenge at the Bruce Power Visitors' Centre  Read More

Internet Testing for yourself. Read More

Technology Bruce Power executive appointed to World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO)  Read More

Technology and the Internet The battle heats up Read More

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Is skeuomorphism dead? Read More

Technology Hawthorne to hold community open house Feb. 7  Read More

Technology and Education Kinetic Knights Corner for Jan. 13, 2013 Read More

Technology Trends of 2012 part 1   Read More

Technology Bruce Power celebrates Top 12 successes of 2012  Read More

Technology Bruce Power offers helping hand during holidays  Read More

TechnologyThe phone as a foe or part of the new genetics? Read More

Technology with Video Ontario energy minister congratulates Bruce Power on restart at Bruce A  Read More

Technology Extra information meeting held for Armow Wind project  Read More

Technology and Education Kinetic Knights Corner  Read More

Technology Romney Out Managed Read More

Internet & Technology More truth than fiction?  Read More

Internet & Technology Technology and the Landfill  Read More

Technology and Education Kinetic Knights Corner  Read More

Technology Unit 1 at Bruce Nuclear station generating electricity for first time in 15 years  Read More

Technology Bruce Power donates $3,000 to BBFG  Read More

Technology Bruce Power's Unit 7 sets new long-run record  Read More

Technology Bruce Power clears up inaccuracies put forward by Sierra Club  Read More

Technology & Education Youth learn about trades, technologies at Skills Camp  Read More

Technology Bruce Power gets strongest CNSC report card in its 11-year history  Read More

Technology Society of Profes- sional Engineers and Associates agrees to no further picketing at Bruce Power  Read More

Technology Skills Work! Camp begins Monday in Tiverton area  Read More

Technology Bruce Power site achieves operational milestone  Read More

Internet & Technology Computers -- The Lost Years  Read More

Technology Bruce Power presents $50,000 in scholarships  Read More

Technology Unit 2 at Bruce A producing steam for first time in 17 years  Read More

Feature and Technology Two new faces at Bruce Telecom  Read More

Internet Children at risk with online games  Read More

Internet Tips for helping friends Read More

Technology & Education Kinetic Knights hosting BBQ fund-raiser  Read More

Technology and Education with Video KDSS Kinetic Knights gearing up for world robotics competition in St. Louis, Missouri  Read More

Science & Technology and Education KDSS Kinetic Knights at Queen City Regional in Cincinnati, Ohio  Read More

Internet Dropbox after 5 months  Read More

Women Today and Technology Women in Nuclear hosting So Glad 2B Me workshop for girls Read More

Science & Technology and Education KDSS Kinetic Knights gear up for Cincinnati next week  Read More

Technology NWMO's options for storing nuclear waste Read More

Internet & Technology Computer Heat ... Should you worry about it? Read More

Science & Technology and Education KDSS Kinetic Knights make it to semi-finals at Waterloo Regional  Read More

Technology  Minor repairs to Unit 2 completed Read More

Technology and Video Duncan Hawthorne thanks employees for unit 2  Read More

Technology New exhibits at the Bruce Power Visitors' Centre  Read More

Technology Bruce Power receives approval to power up Unit 2 at Bruce Nuclear site  Read More

Technology Possible Nuclear Waste Options  Read More

Technology Small manufacturing in Grey-Bruce   Read More

Science Dragonfly's Eye Read More

Technology Unit 8 at Bruce Power returned to service   Read More

Technology Line up for your implant?  Read More

Technology World Wide Web Spiders  Read More

Internet The perfect program?  Read More

Education & Technology with Video KDSS Kinetic Knights unveil new robot Read More

Technology Too little, never too late  Read More

Technology What now?  Read More

Technology Test before you buy. Read More

Technology Joint review panel appointed for DGR project in Kincardine  Read More

Technology Phoney Wars continue  Read More

Technology Replacing a disk drive  Read More

Technology A good way to start the day  Read More

Internet What's in the crystal ball for RIM  Read More

Technology Bruce Power has successful transitional year in 2011  Read More

Internet Want a job?  Read More

Technology Bruce Power achieves safety milestone on restart  Read More

Feature Gadgets for Christmas  Read More

Technology Bruce Power PMC donates to Wounded Warriors  Read More

Technology Concerns about Kincardine Airport draw protesters to Armow Wind Farm open house  Read More

Technology Bruce Power not proceeding with nuclear option in Alberta  Read More

Feature Hawthorne tells chamber Bruce Power will have largest nuclear station by next year  Read More

Technology Bruce Power named one of Canada's most outstanding employers Read More

Technology Bruce Power completes fuel loading of Unit 1  Read More

Feature Working on the Cloud Read More

Technology Unit 5 returns to service after maintenance outage  Read More

Technology Solar Panel manufacture in the US moves to China  Read More

Internet A promising backup solution. Read More

Technology Bruce Power one more step closer to bringing Units 1 and 2 back on-line  Read More

Internet Computer Languages  Read More

Internet Chrome comes on strong Read More

Internet Can we detect all Malware?  Read More

Technology Kincardine man walks out of Friends of Wind meeting in Port Albert  Read More

Internet & Technology Bruce Telecom inducted into Hall of Fame  Read More

Technology Bruce Power begins $323-million investment in Unit 3  Read More

Science & Technology Three impressions  Read More

Technology Majority of local survey respondents would convert to natural gas  Read More

Education and Internet & Technology Internet Safety Night is all about keeping our children safe   Read More

Technology Phone Frustration 101 Read More

Technology Keeping You Connected to the DGR for October, 2011 Read More

Technology How are economists like weather forecasters?  Read More

Technology Samsung, Pattern take over Armow Wind Power Project in Kincardine  Read More

Technology What do Crocs have to do with Labour Day? Read More

Internet and Technology Going south?  Take your TV with you. Read More

Technology  Meeting an Icon before he became one Read More

Technology Keeping You Connected to the DGR, Aug. 24, 2011 Read More

Internet & Technology Bruce Power issues safety review  Read More

Technology Wind energy information seminar planned for July 26 in Clinton  Read More

Technology and Education Bruce Power announces scholarships for post-secondary education  Read More

Technology Leader Wind Services issues layoff notices for six workers  Read More

Technology No advantage of using thorium at Bruce Nuclear, says Hawthorne  Read More

Technology Energy minister in Kincardine to announce 25 new renewable energy projects  Read More

Technology New Clean Energy Projects Creating 5,000 Jobs  Read More

Technology Bruce Power begins loading fuel bundles into Unit 2 Read More

Technology and Video Bruce Power creates integrated emergency response team  Read More

Technology June 15 is Global Wind Day  Read More

Education and Technology Justin Trudeau visits with KDSS Kinetic Knights  Read More

Internet The end of the Internet on June 8? Read More

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Technology Keeping You Connected to the DGR  Read More

Internet Microsoft buys Skype and makes a deal with Nokia Read More

Internet & Technology Cache awareness Read More

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Education and Technology Kinetic Knights bring home another medal, gear up to make history at the worlds  Read More

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Technology Keeping You Connected to the DGR for April, 2011  Read More

Internet & Technology Nasty Bugs  Read More

Education and Technology KDSS student advances in skills competition  Read More

Internet Bandwidth usage charges coming?  Read More

Technology Federal agency provides $175,000 in participant funding for EA into Deep Geologic Repository  Read More

Internet & Technology Browser Frustration  Read More

Internet & Technology Open or Closed?  Read More

Technology Hawthorne speaks to parliamentary committee today about shipment of used steam generators  Read More

Science & Technology Keeping you connected
to the DGR. March 4, 2011
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Internet & Technology  Overheating  Read More

Internet & Technology Malware for the MAC  Read More

Technology Local wind projects not granted contracts by OPA Read More

Internet & Technology User interfaces:  What's happening?  Read More

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Science & Technology and Education KDSS Kinetic Knights show what their robot can do Read More

Internet & Technology What's next for Watson? Read More

Internet & Technology Watson defeats humanity Read More

Internet & Technology CRTC delays Internet usage-based billing Read More

Internet & Technology/Health A new way to see  Read More

Internet & Technology Backup strategies  Read More

Internet & Technology New heads at Apple and Google  Read More

Technology Bruce Power fined $80,000 Read More

Internet & Technology Changing the Game. How close is the singularity?  Read More

Internet & Technology Canadian Community News...some new features Read More

Internet & Technology Elementary my dear Watson! Read More

Internet & Technology Internet safety for children  Read More

Internet & Technology Watch your home TV anywhere on your laptop Read More

Internet & Technology Google's Brain  Read More

Internet & Technology A peek inside Google  Read More

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Internet & Technology Bruce Power's steam generator shipping plan on hold  Read More

Internet & Technology The Race for Developers on the Cloud Read More

Internet & Technology Do you have a snarl of cables?  Read More

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Internet & Technology Font size secrets on the web Read More

Internet & Technology Seniors and Computers Read More

Internet & Technology Screen Sharing in Skype  Read More

Internet & Technology A new player in the email games? Read More

Technology  Bruce A restart update Read More

Internet & Technology Phone Wars heat up  Read More

Internet & Technology Windows Phone 7 debuts on Nov, 8, 2010? Read More

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Internet & Technology Murdoch unhappy with new phone books  Read More

Technology Transport of Steam Generators to Sweden. Presentation to the Owen Sound Council.  Read More
Technology Bruce Power sets up website to provide facts about steam generator shipment  Read More

Internet Using Social Networking for profit?  Read More

Technology Steam generator shipment delayed by CNSC Read More

Internet & Technology YouTube's growth is staggering  Read More

Technology Fate of steam generator shipment in hands of CNSC  Read More

Internet & Technology Operating System and Browser Statistics for the Saugeen and Kincardine Times Read More

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Technology NWMO hosts open houses on preliminary EA into Deep Geologic Repository   Read More

Internet & Technology Can you recognize an Android?  Read More

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Technology Two days of CNSC hearings into Bruce Power shipping plan  Read More

Technology Protest against shipping steam generators along the Great Lakes  Read More

Internet & Technology Internet Explorer 9 Read More

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Technology Speakers warn of adverse effects from wind turbine developments  Read More

Technology Coastal Conservation speaks out about wind turbines  Read More

Technology Public information session about wind turbines Sept. 11  Read More

Science Silicon Valley goes green Read More

Internet & Technology Calandria tubes installed in Unit 2 at Bruce A restart project  Read More

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 Internet & Technology Sale of Kincardine Cable is good for customers, says Walden  Read More

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Internet & Technology Rogers buys out Kincardine Cable  Read More

Internet & Technology Are we wired or unwired? Read More

 Internet & Technology Bruce Telecom needs no borrowed money for upgrades says Dobson Read More

Technology Public alerting siren test on July 14 Read More

Technology Swedish company prepared to recycle steam generators from Bruce Power Read More

 Technology/Security Bruce Power hosts security workshop in Collingwood  Read More

Internet & Technology Will the road close on small Internet providers? Read More

Science & Technology Keeping you connected
to the DGR
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Technology  Shipping steam generator poses no radiation problem 

Kincardine Council/Internet & Technology Bruce Telecom plans $6-million infrastructure upgrade
 

Internet & Technology Email advice 

Internet & Technology What's the next generation computer look like? Read More

Internet & Technology Kuhl Machine Shop brings a new CNC machine online Read More

Internet & Technology Another new CFO at Bruce Telecom Read More

Internet & Technology The new IPAD
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Technology Alpha radiation at Bruce site not as bad as initially thought, says Peevers of Bruce Power
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Internet & Technology Local scholar writes important book Read More

Internet & Technology Some MAC facts Read More

Internet & Technology Are social networks important? Read More

Internet & Technology Wireless setup... always and adventure  Read More

Technology Safety enhancements and a power boost for Unit 8  Read More

Internet & Technology The very remote problem Read More

Internet & Technology Internet Safety  Read More

Internet & Technology What country has the fastest Internet? Read More

Internet & Technology/Videos  Home Robots come of age  Read More

Internet & Technology Icons vs. words Read More

Internet & Technology A good buy and a subtle message 

Internet & Technology Bruce Telecom cuts wages by 3%

Internet & Technology Are  you safe?  Get some backup!

Internet & Technology Dual Displays... don't toss away your old display quite yet

Internet & Technology New Bruce Telecom CEO likes a challenge

Internet & Technology Power and the Future of Computing

Internet & Technology  Local internet providers upset with County Council

Internet & Technology Big Changes at Bruce Telecom  

Internet & Technology Growth of information on the web ....

 Internet & Technology The Reset Button!

Internet & Technology Silverlight tries to predict the near future

Internet & Technology United Way helps provide computers to at-risk students

Internet & Technology Blackberry outage

Internet & Technology Is Internet Technology the right of every citizen?

 

Internet & Technology The Cloud:  Storm or Sun to follow?

Internet & Technology Microsoft vs. the European Union

Internet & Technology New CEO at Bruce Telecom

Internet & Technology One of our best features

Internet & Technology Mouse vs. Touch Pad

Internet & Technology Why is Google so good? 

Internet & Technology  How young people are changing the world

 

Internet & Technology  Next Generation Human-Machine-Game interface

 

Internet & Technology The Internet is resilient and the latest stats world-wide

Internet & Technology Bruce Telecom CEO resigns

Internet & Technology Zipping your files

Kincardine Council Bruce Telecom faces $500,000 shortfall

Internet &Technology How Apple doing vs. Windows?

Internet &Technology IBM's latest miracle

Internet & Technology Google PICASA - Are they hooking us?

Internet & Technology Internet service, quality, service & fair-trade at Books and Beans 

Internet & Technology How important is the Internet in your personal life?

Internet & Technology Buying a TV?  HDTV specifications outlined

Internet & Technology Gesture based user interfaces

Internet & Technology Google and Artificial Intelligence

Internet & Technology Make sure you clear your History

Internet & Technology Electronic Recycling Program Pickup at the CAW Centre

Internet & Technology  How to make $1100 in 3 hours

Internet & Technology Trouble with Health Care Records

Internet & Technology The future of Bing

Internet & TechnologyGrabbing pictures from your digital camera

Internet & Technology Quirky Computers

Internet & Technology  Can I detect a secure site?

Science/Internet & Technology Quantum Computing at PI

Internet & Technology How to search

Internet & Technology/Videos  What do we make?  

Internet & Technology BROADBAND INTERNET access in rural CANADA to improve....

Internet & Technology  The Internet's power of collaboration

Internet and Technology Next  big breakthrough on the Internet

Internet & Technology Fibre Optics and Bruce Telecom

Internet & Technology Where is North American Manufacturing going?

Internet & Technology Cloud Computing.  Is it new?  Will it work?

Internet/Technology/Electronics Household hints ... The Clothes Dryer  

 

Internet & Technology Eastlink visits the community in large numbers  

 

Internet and Technology Build your own computer part 1 

 

Internet & Technology The AOL-Time Warner Technical Fiasco unravels

 

Internet & Technology Windows Vista $$$$$$$$$$ Hints

 

Internet & Technology My computer was working fine!  What happened?

 

Internet & Technology Vista Tips: Downloads and file structure

 

Internet & Technology Urban Legends spread on the net

 

Internet & Technology Some Tech Tips from one of our contributors

 

Internet & Technology Tips PayPal problem solved

 

Internet & Technology The Snippet Tool in Windows Vista

 

Internet & Technology Test for the Conficker Worm

 

Internet & Technology Bruce Telecom CFO retires and year summary highlights

 

Internet & Technology Kuhl Machine Shop a Keady High Tech Shop... One of Canada's top 100 companies

 

Internet and Technology We now have over 20,000 files online

 

Science & Technology April 22nd is International Earth Day.  Welcome aboard Spaceship Earth

 

Internet & Technology Internet growth is changing the world

Internet & Technology The WEEEProgram  

 

Internet & Technology Worried about a virus or worm? What to do? 

Urgent Warning.... IGNORE any email message that asks for your user ID and password from BMTS.  This is a hoax --- repeat it's a hoax. Do NOT reply to it! For More

Internet  & Technology Computer Training for Seniors 

Internet  & Technology Information Technology in public buildings 

Internet  & Technology Tech tips .... shortcut key strokes expanded 

Internet  & Technology Internet tips ... wireless and broadband ... watch that switch!

Internet  & Technology Want to publish something?

Internet & Technology The World Wide Web is 20

Internet, Technology and Electronics Square Deal Neil's announces a Maytag recall.  ...IMPORTANT

Internet & Technology  Toss out that old keyboard?

You're translating books

Weaning yourself from Outlook Express

Get off of the train to nowhere 'Outlook Express'

Is Big Brother Watching?.......

Brick & Mortar vs Technology What are the odds? 

Dinner with Steve Jobs

The growth of the home network is accelerating  

Avoid Phishing ...

Obama and his amazing use of Technology

Improving Internet Access to rural Bruce County

Home wireless Security.  Should you have it?

Frustrated Computer User? Some tips  

.. Shopping for a new Laptop?  Check out Netbooks  

Some online shopping protection hints

New Energy Savings now available

Nov 1, 2008  ... Facebook revealed ...

Oct 8, 2008 ... Mike Andrews knows what it's like to work your way up through the ranks

Oct 5, 2008 ... Vision impaired or having trouble browsing 'small stuff'?  

Oct 1, 2008 ... Going away?  Use Outlook Express on Bruce Telecom?  You can use their handy web email

Sept 22, 2008 ... Using the Search Site feature of your online news source

Sept 19, 2008 ...  Help Line Time or how many arms do you have? 

Richard Martin, right, chairman of the Bruce Telecom board, welcomes new president and CEO Michael Andrews

 Sept 15, 2008 ... Bruce Telecom gets new CEO  


Sept 15, 2008 ... Things you never knew your cell phone could do.  

Sept 12, 2008 ...  Bruce Telecom is on the move  

Sept 9, 2008 ...  Laptops for the vision impaired  

Sept 8, 2008 ...  Laptop vs. Tower ... some advice  

Sept 7, 2008 ...  Snowbirds watch your freezer and refrigerator Ryan McKinnon's Electronic Tips  

August 26, 2008 ... Are you on, behind or ahead of the electronic wave?

August 11, 2008 ... Reading the Saugeen Times on the Apple I-Phone 

August 6, 2008  ...  Confused about buying a High Definition TV?  Check out what our newest columnist has to say

 

 

 

 

 

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July 21 2008 ... Hans Nilsson receives award  
July 13, 2008 ... .......What are real robots like today and how about radiation and things we cannot see?  
July 1, 2008 ... What do Computer Scientists Do? ... an interesting story  
June 29, 2008  Bill Gates retired from active duty at Microsoft this week.  Read about  the early days of the PC  
 June 28, 2008  Going Wireless in your home  
June 13, 2008 The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre hosted its 2nd Annual  'End of Year Showcase'  of film on Thursday night.  

May 23, 2008 Making the move from Microsoft Windows XP Pro to Vista... how's it going?

 

Reviewing the XO Laptop ...

 

Mouse Aerobics ... know your mouse ... 

 

Of Mice, Cut, Copy and Paste

 

Future Wars in Technology (more)

 

Wonder about the future of the Internet?  Read 'The Last Book' and the response's) it engendered

 

 

Recommended Internet Tips

 

 

Is there more to Google Searches? (more)

 

 

We've heard 'Google it', so what is skype me (more)o

 

 

Email Names

 

 

How Do I Send a Picture?

 

 

More Recommended Internet Tips

 

 

Consult PC World for good and up to date information

 

 

Another good source of information is CNET

 

 

How to Buy a Big Screen TV (more)

 

 
Ever wonder about using hidden Google tricks?  (more)  

 

 Recommended Internet Tips
  • There are two popular browsers available.  The first is of course Internet Explorer by Microsoft.  The second is Firefox by Mozella.  Your internet Guru recommends Firefox because it's easier to use and is far less susceptible to virus penetration.  IE is improving, but today we recommend you download Firefox

  • Virus Control.  If you've had the course with virus packages raise your hand.  They are costly, intrusive and bog down your system and do they help?  Who knows?  When I've gone to fix anybody's machine, I've had to fend for myself and go back home and use my own machine to research their problem.  The reason is that the big guys are not putting enough research into their product.  So what to do?  Well you'll be surprised by this!  Your Guru recommends you go to Microsoft and download  Windows Live One Care.  Yes, that's right.  Don't believe the hype.  Microsoft has come up with an easy to install and easy to use virus control and backup program that does not bug you all the time.  I love the backup feature too because it backs up only those files that have changed.  Here is what it does:

    • Antivirus and antispyware

    • Online ID protection

    • Firewall

    • Multi-PC management

    • Printer Sharing

    • Backup and Restore

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Email Names

One of the most important Internet related things you can do is to select a good email name.  Here are a few hits for and against certain conventions.  Now you can try to send an email to these people, but have no idea who they are or if they exist <smile>

  • Cute names are not easy to remember and reflect on a person's professionalism.  dazzledawn@hotmail.com does not resonate the right vibes or maybe it does.  How would that look on a business card?  Not good.

  • DON'T use 0 zero in any email address.  People will mess it up even if it appears in a group like zot103@yahoo.com  They will say Zed oh tee one oh three at yahoo dot com and now you're lost.

  • If you can possibly avoid it, don't use the number 1 either because it can be mistaken for an l (ell).  I spent hours trying to figure out a problem for a friend whose email name was bljones@comcast.com (not the real name).  Her middle name was Lois, but the password was entered as b followed by a 1 one. so I could not get into her internet provider and get her email started until I had an inspiration. 

  • Don't use periods either.   It's bad enough to have to use the dot before net or com or ca or org or whatever.  People get used to knowing there is a period there, but not in the body of your email name. It looks good when you first write it like j.p.smith@aol.com, but on business cards and other documents with small fonts the dot disappears and you get friends mad when they cannot contact you.

  • On your business card put the email address in large font like 11 or 12 point and forget the squint font.

  • If you have a partner, most internet providers give you more than one email address.  So avoid JoandDonDiggs@bmts.com   People will remember See how many ways you can screw that one up? You're friends know you are close, but an email name is personal.  Also, not everyone knows your wife's first name and so they will forget your email address. 

  • Avoid caps like the above. Some people don't know  if they are crucial or not.  Also, they require others to use the shift key when entering them for the first time.  That's just another chance for error.

  • Now how about the ever popular gzdv6@doit.com  When you have one of those, you find that your real name can get separated from your email in somebody's address book.  They enter it without your real name.  Now six months later, they can't find Bill Green because they've forgotten your mystery email address.

Look for these in email addresses you get.  You'll see them all and sometimes all the bad stuff in a single email name.

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How Do I send a Picture?

One of our new readers asked us in the Letters section, how she would send a picture in very simple terms.  I'll respond with the 3 most popular email programs  These are all PC based hints:

An Easy Way on Windows:

  1. Find the picture you want to send in the File Browser... i.e. click My Computer or My Documents, then search around to select the picture.

  2. When you find it, place your mouse over it and then RIGHT click your mouse.  That is the button on the right.

  3. When you right click, you'll be presented with a list of things you can do, one of them will be 'Send To'

  4. 'Glide' your mouse over to the right and a whole bunch of options will be presented to you, one of which will be 'Mail Recipient'

  5. Click on 'Mail Recipient' and your standard Mail Program will come up with everything filled in for you except the person you want to send to.  This includes an already attached file.  The mail program on your computer can be changed from one to another.

  6. Just send it to your friend(s)

Outlook Express:

  1. Create your message normally.

  2. Go to the top pull downs that start from the left to right as File, Edit, View, Insert, ...

  3. Pull down Insert

  4. You'll see an item called 'File Attachment'.  Click it.

  5. You'll be presented with a File Browser.  You'll have to know where you stored your picture... maybe in My Pictures in My Documents or some other obscure location .  Browse around and find it and click it to select it.  You have to highlight it

  6. You'll see a button on the lower right  of the pop-up menu that is in front of you now called. 'Attach'.  Please click that.

  7. You'll see that your picture will show up as a file name below the subject line.

  8. Form your message and send it or go back to #2 and repeat the process for more pictures or files.

Hotmail:

  1. Click the new message icon that looks like a little stamped envelope.

  2. The third icon or so across the top will say 'Attach Files'.  Click it.

  3. You'll be again presented with a File Browser, so go hunt around your PC for the pictures or files you want to send.

  4. Click Open... yes, I know, it does not seem right because all that happens is that the file name is filled into the box that you can see.

  5. Now look above and it will ask you to Attach More files or simply Attach.

  6. If you Attach More files, it's just a repeat of #5 again.

  7. Finally, you've found all the files you want to send.  You now have to hit Attach again to really attach them.  Yes, illogical, but that's the way it works.

  8. You'll see your message displayed and just go about the normal mailing process and click to sendThere will be a list of files that you've attached that you can see.

Gmail:

  1. In the upper left, once you reach www.gmail.com, you'll see 'Compose'... click it.

  2. You'll then see the word 'Attach a File'  This is neat because you are again presented with a Browser and you have to again find your file as in Outlook Express and Hotmail so hit Attach.

  3. You'll again have to put up with the word 'Open', so hit it when you select your file by highlighting it as before.

  4. Gmail is a little more logical, because when you do that, it has a message right nearby that says 'Attach Another File'.  Keep doing that until you're done with all the pictures/files you want to send and then just send your message.

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More Recommended Internet Tips

  • Did you ever get mad trying to delete consecutive files from your Outlook Express file list or any Windows file list?  Say you have a list of 10 emails in a row that you'd like to delete from your Inbox list.  Here's how to save time.  Highlight the first file with your mouse while holding down the shift key.  Select the 10th file with your mouse and all the 8 in between will be highlighted along with the two end files.  That is, all the files will be selected.  This works for selections for cut and copy too.

  • Like to go Wireless in your home?  Your Guru recommends using all Linksys equipment.  That is, if you have two PCs then put a hub on one of them and maybe a card in the other from Linksys.  If you have a laptop equipped with wireless, just let it find your Wireless Network.  Why Linksys?  Well, they are a division of CISCO the world's leader in internet connections and they are not going to go away.

  • No matter what hub you buy, put it as high as you can in your house.  The higher the better because you are using signals like a radio transmitter and they don't put the antenna in the basement.

  • Keep in mind that the hub can operate on its own with no computer connected to it and the hub connected to a DSL line.  Be careful and read the manual.  Usually you have 4 lines available and sometimes its important which spot you hook things up to in order to allow the hub to operate on its own.

  • If you have "dead spots" in your house Linksys sells easy to install repeaters.  Just plug them in and hang them high and they will repeat your signal without you doing anything... no programming, no manuals.... just plug it in and press a button and it will rebroadcast your signal to your hub.  Again, you can get this from Linksys.  You can buy this equipment online or go to Staples for example.

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