Mar 31, 2008
SY Tan

Test the Strength of Passwords Chosen

Users are often required to give passwords to access personal information that is stored in a computer or online account. What are the elements which constitute a strong password that can reduce the possibility of hackers or information thieves cracking into your system and stealing your private data? We have discussed this in our previous post and suggested the use of the password chart to create a strong password. Once you have created your password, you can actually test its strength or safety with some online applications.
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Mar 31, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Windows Vista Built-in Quick Launch Folder Keyboard Shortcuts and Accelerators

Quick Launch folder is a bar column that located right beside Start Menu on the taskbar. Quick Launch folder, or Quick Launch bar which shows only icons, provides easy access to commonly used shortcuts or commands. Some default items or shortcuts that located in the Quick Launch Bar including Show desktop, Launch Internet Explorer, and in Windows Vista, Switch between windows.
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Mar 31, 2008
SY Tan

How to Monitor or Track Real Time Price Movement on Amazon Product?

Many users do trade in Amazon.com, an American based e-commerce company for various products. Unlike buying things from the market, buyers might have difficulties to make direct negotiation from sellers. So how to make sure you always strike a good deal for yourself? One of the efficient ways is to monitor the price movement of your selected products. To keep track or monitor the price movement physically is a tedious job. If you are using Firefox browser, why not considering a few useful plugins or extensions below that can undertake the task?


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Mar 31, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Windows Vista Product Key for Simplified Chinese Is Not Transferable to Other Language

Looking to buying Windows Vista or computer running Windows Vista operating system in China, which is extraordinary cheap compared with price in Unite States, and then use the product key to install other language version of Windows Vista, such as English? If this is your intention, probably the only choice is Windows Vista Ultimate edition, which allows users to install multiple or more than one display languages for user interface in Windows Vista.
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Mar 31, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

How to Create a Shortcut to Eject CD or DVD Drive

Windows provides a contextual right click menu item of “Eject”, which will be shown when users right click on CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or CD/DVD burner/writer optical drive, and when selected will eject or open the CD/DVD disc tray. For some reason, it may be useful to create an Eject shortcut or icon that will auto eject and open CD or DVD drive when click on the shortcut. The “Eject” shortcut can be placed on desktop or Quick Launch bar or any other convenient place for easy and fast access, eliminating the need to press the physical eject button on the drive.
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Mar 31, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

How to Change Icon of Shortcut in Windows Vista

Similar to Windows XP, each shortcut in Windows Vista has its own individual icon that represent the shortcut, and can be changed by users according to their preference. The shortcut icon personalization is easily accomplished and can be done by everyone. The more difficult task is to get a graphic or image that truly visually outstanding and be loved, but Windows Vista does come with several default icons can be used freely.
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Mar 31, 2008
SY Wong

Download ClearTemp 1.0 for Windows Mobile Device to Free up Memory Storage

Application softwares installed on your PDA are useful for daily work. But when there are too many unused applications and garbage that stuck into your RAM or storage, it could impact the performance significantly. Users may either experience system slow down and even whole system hang up eventually. If you are one of them, here could be a solution for you. Named as ClearTemp, it is a free and useful software utility to clean up unused garbage stored in your PDA with only a few simple clicks.
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Mar 30, 2008
SY Tan

Reduce Health Risks Due to Long Hours at Computer with Break Reminder

Some of the common occupational hazards for workers who sit too long in front of the computer are eye strain, back pain, numbness, carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI (Repetitive Stress Syndrome), headaches, dizziness, or breathing problems. When we sit and type at the keyboard for hours, our muscles are tense and our posture may be incorrect, thus creating various health problems. It’s even users are only reading websites such as Tip and Trick. It is important to take breaks in between and correct our posture so that we do not suffer from these physical risks. Therefore, the Break Reminder program is a little known but highly useful feature for users who want to be reminded to take breaks.
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