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Set Up Yahoo! Free Email in Outlook 2007

Yahoo!There are a lot of articles and videos circulating about how to set up Yahoo! POP3 email accounts in Outlook 2007, Mozilla Thunderbird, Outlook Express, etc.  Yahoo! requires users to pay for a premium subscription to have POP3 access.  Most of these proposed solutions are a bit dated as of the time of this writing, and almost all of them involve changing your regional or location settings to Yahoo! Asia.  None of these seem to work any more; my settings didn't even have Yahoo! Asia as an option.  Besides, who wants to pay to have Yahoo! email offline on your computer when it is free on the Yahoo! Mail web site, and even on your mobile phone?

Maybe Yahoo! has grown wise to the situation by now, or the 2011 Google issues with China has, let's say, "adjusted" the Internet relationship between the United States and China (a large part of Asia).  Whatever the case may be, in the Northeastethern US, changing any of the POP3 settings in the Yahoo! Mail web interface hasn't worked.

The good news is that Outlook 2007 supports IMAP as well as POP3 email setups.  This article provides an alternate way to set up Yahoo! within Outlook 2007 that does work.  It involves using IMAP mail settings, instead of POP3. IMAP synchronizes content with the server better anyway... » More...

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What the Internet Security Suite Vendors Won’t Tell You

Most of us use some kind of anti-virus, anti-malware or both on our computers (hopefully).

Chances are that you are probably using an Internet security suite from one of the big name vendors like Trend, Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, etc. If so, you are aware how expensive these software packages can be.

Even if you purchased a new computer that came with a 90 day trial, you will likely see a renewal notice with a link that takes you to the company’s web site, only to find that they want $60 or so to renew your subscription for a year’s protection.

Check out this useful article posted on CartierConsulting.com. You can save some serious money on your Internet security software subscription(s)!

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Google Chrome Rivals Mozilla Firefox

I never thought the day would come when I would consider replacing my Mozilla Firefox browser shortcuts with those of a different web browser, but it finally has. One of the best features of Mozilla Firefox (to me) is and has been its extensibility via add-ons that extend the browser capabilities, like capturing part of a web page to an image and being able to annotate and save it, or bookmarks synchronization, or printing only certain parts of a web page in order to save paper and ink.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome

About a year ago, I surveyed the Google Chrome web browser. At the time, I had made a small investment in Firefox and a group of add-ons and extensions that I regularly use and like. I couldn't find similar ones for Google Chrome, but was impressed with how fast it opened and loaded web pages. It may have even been in beta, but I didn't feel that it was ready for migration to a main web browser at the time.

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Cell Modem Tethering

"Smart" phones are cool. Phones like the iPhone or BlackBerry let you install both free and paid applications on them that provide some cool or useful (hopefully both) functionality. Let me point out one of the most popular phrases of 2009 (according to a University of Princeton survey): "There's an app for that" -Apple, referring to their iPhone. And cool it is...

Over the past decade, there have been many technological changes, from the prevalence of PDAs to laptops to Netbooks to Smart Phones. Look out, because I don't think things are done evolving quite yet. There are plans for a multi-touch tablet computer revolution. Could we see an end of the computer "mouse" as we know it?

tether for PC

tether for PC

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Experts-Exchange Solution Accepted

Experts-Exchange

Experts-Exchange

Wow, my first Experts-Exchange accepted solution. Experts-Exchange is a website where people who are anywhere from user-level to guru-level can ask questions and post solutions.

The site used to be free, but I think they are now taking advantage of the increasing popularity it has enjoyed. Here's a link to the question that my solution was accepted for:

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