This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Customizing GMail’s Tab Interface
I heard a complaint recently from my son. I had forwarded an electronic retailer’s email advertisement to him because he was looking for a new monitor.
The email was a short-term sale, but unfortunately, he didn’t see the email in time. Gmail had sorted it into the Promotions tab.
When he looked for the email, it was too late. He mentioned to me that he doesn’t like Gmail’s new Tab Interface. Since I didn’t recall it on my Gmail account, I went looking for it […]
- Wireless Printer Can’t Connect to Network
Longtime subscriber Greg H. wrote recently about his wireless networking problem…
I’m having a heck of a time getting my wireless Samsung laser to print. I recently installed a new Verizon router, which changed my netword ID and IP and simply cannot figure out how to get the Samsung running again.
Have been all around the control panel and don’t see what I need. Can you help? […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
A Look at Articles from Past Newsletters
Almost no matter what our initial thoughts were about an appropriate size for a hard drive, we tend to out-grow them. With today’s huge available hard drive sizes, as well as today’s programming practices, programs are becoming bigger and bigger as well as more bloated with "features" that no one uses.
Windows is getting bigger and bigger, too. Then, there are the audio files and video files that we record that swallow drive space in vast amounts (DVD-quality video takes 8 GB of drive space per hour of recording).
The basic question becomes "Do I replace my hard drive with a larger one, or just add another hard drive to increase my available storage?" […]
- Home Networking Basics 6 – Configuring the Wireless Router
Wireless networks have a whole different level of complexity and the flexibility and commands vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and model to model […]
- Updated Video Card Makes Huge Improvement
The last time I changed the video card in my desktop computer, I put in a pretty cheap model. It was a GeForce GT520 with 1GB of 64-bit DDR3 video RAM. The main features I wanted were that it works and that it was silent. This model had a large heatsink and no fan.
On the other hand, it wasn’t particularly fast. It seemed fast enough, but it did hurt my Windows Experience Index, which is a capabiliities index that Windows will calculate on your computer for comparison purposes.
The Windows Experience Index checks multiple PC components (CPU, memory, primary hard drive, graphics, and gaming graphics, Then, it rates the overall PC […]
- Vanishing Hard Drive — Solved
Recently, I upgraded my desktop computer by adding a new hard drive — a Seagate 4TB model — to give me lots of storage space for backup as well as temporary storage of video files recorded (for later viewing) by Windows Media Center.
Everything went well for a while. My desktop is using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Without any special software, Windows 7 recognizes the 4TB drive and can handle it as a data drive or a boot drive.
However, after a couple days, I got a Windows Media Center error that it could not record because there was no storage space available. […]
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