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Using Caution with USB Drives
USB drives are popular for storing and transporting data, but some of the characteristics that make them convenient also introduce security risks. What security risks are associated with USB drives? Because USB drives, sometimes known as thumb...
Before You Connect a New Computer to the Internet
This Tech Tip provides guidance for users connecting a new (or newly upgraded) computer to the Internet for the first time. It is intended for home users, students, small businesses, or any site with broadband (cable modem, DSL) or dial-up...
Ten Quick Calculator Tricks
The lowly Calculator sits there in your Applications folder. It's so unassuming you barely notice that it has menus and little interface details that make it not quite so lowly after all. These tips work for the Basic calculator. Many also work...
Windows7Share
If you have recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 7 installed, you’ll be happy to know that you can convert your machine into a mobile WiFi Hotspot! Using some cool free software, you can take any Internet connection and share it...
Introducing WindowsBytes - A Tech Blog with Quick Tips
So for all of those who read Online Tech Tips, you know that my articles are usually pretty long and go a little more in-depth about the topic. I?ve always found that this way of writing helps beginners understand tech stuff more easily. But...
How to Query Webpages Using Excel
Excel users are usually required to import data from several sources. Web pages have become a common platform for corporate and non-corporate groups for presenting data. In this tutorial we will show you how to connect Excel to webpages that...
DSL vs. Cable Modem?
Two of the most popular technologies that offer speedy access to the World Wide Web are DSL broadband and the cable modem. There are several reasons why this is the case and the first one is that both of these Internet connections are...
Excel 2007: How to Clear the Values while Keeping Formulas
If you are constantly using a spreadsheet that requires you clear the values but retain the formulas, it can be painful to go through and select each field individually for deletion. Excel makes it easy to do this in just a few steps. Open the...
What WiFi Standard Wireless Router to Buy?
There are several versions of the 802.11x WiFi standard, so before you buy WiFi gear, you should know what you’re paying for because some are much faster than others. The 802.11b standard was the first one to be ratified, and equipment that...
9 Advanced Twitter Tips
Over my last year on Twitter, I tweeted 9 tips that I realized were important and not discussed anywhere. They seemed to help a lot of people, so I figured I would put them in a blog post. These are not tips for beginners, I am going to be using...
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