Issue #44 October 28, 2003

1. Better looking graphics One of the common complaints about graphics used in presentations or on web sites is the poor quality. Even if you scan in an image at high resolution, it seems that most graphics end up looking awful. It is usually because the size or...

Issue #43 October 14, 2003

1. Advice on Upgrading to MS Office 2003 In just over a week or so, Microsoft will officially release the latest version of their Office suite of applications - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook being the most common programs. There will likely be a lot of hype...

Issue #42 September 30, 2003

1. Keeping Your Computer Safe - Hoaxes Almost every month (or more frequently) I get an urgent e- mail from someone saying that they are sorry that their computer seems to have a virus and it was probably transmitted to my computer. The e-mail they send tells me to...

Issue #41 September 16, 2003

1. Keeping Your Computer Safe - High-Speed Connections Many of you, like I, have a high speed connection to the Internet at home, through a cable provider or through a DSL connection from a phone company. It makes using the Internet so much better to have a high speed...

Issue #40 September 2, 2003

1. Keeping Your Computer Safe - Spam This time in the ongoing discussion on how to keep your computer safe, I want to talk about dealing with spam. Spam is the term used to describe the unsolicited e-mail that we all receive. Some reports suggest by the end of this...