Tag Archives: laptop

When engineers don’t think about the technicians

Recently my niece dropped her laptop and the hard drive stopped working.   Normally an easy fix, I looked for the access panel for the hard drive so that I could replace it.   What? No access panel?  Oh, easy fix, lets … Continue reading

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Synaptics Scrybe Gesture Workflow Technology

Rhett Turner a student of the CIT program recently started a blog and today we are adding his blog to our blogroll.   Rhett has a natural talent for writing and loves IT.  Rhett is a graduate of our LPN … Continue reading

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Lock your laptop with a USB drive

Want extra security on your laptop or netbook?  You can use WinLockr (download) to lock and secure your laptop with any extra flashdrive you have. Don’t forget to use Prey to track your stolen laptop.

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Momentus XT Hybrid drive

Adaptive Memory™ technology is 80% faster than traditional 7200–RPM drives and boots within seconds of a laptop with SSD Works in any standard laptop with any OS.  Be sure to watch the video and see the comparison.  

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Monitor Your Laptop Battery

Batterybar allows you to see exactly how your Laptop or Netbook battery is being used. Showing the actual capacity of your battery, you get a more realistic idea of how much time you have left on your battery.

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Don’t Fall For It – Don’t Unsubscribe

Look at this snapshot.  Look close.  Notice that no matter which link you click, they are exactly the same.  Virus, some type of code injection that will leave a key logger?  It doesn’t matter, just delete it.

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IP Switcher – Change Your IP Address on the Fly

IP Switcher allows you to change your IP address on the fly.  Many laptop and netbook users need this option instead of manually entering information into the adapter properties. Switch IP network settings “on the fly” without restarting Switch Internet … Continue reading

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Recover Your Lost Laptop with Prey

We gave a link to Prey (a stolen laptop solution) several post ago and now Bill Mullins gives an excellent in-depth look at this free software.   Go check out his article and see how Prey works.   Great job … Continue reading

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Setting Up Your New Computer

Whether you purchased a Dell, Gateway, HP or whatever, there are several items that don’t come with the owner’s manual.   Loaded with ‘Extras’ that are not free, this bloatware can slow your computer down and cause problems later. Use PCDecrapifier … Continue reading

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Free Laptop Alarm

If you have an old USB drive, download LAlarm for free and install the software to your laptop or netbook.  Use the drive to secure your laptop to the leg of a chair or table.   Lock your laptop with the … Continue reading

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Best Wireless Tool – Free

Xirrus offers an excellent sidebar widget.  The radar type image presents wireless netwoks in range.  Detailed information can be found by clicking on the radar. From their website: The Xirrus Wi-Fi Monitor is useful for both IT managers and end … Continue reading

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A Laptop that Rolls up

How about a laptop that rolls up?   Link

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Laptop Cooler

The small HP Laptop that I have can literally burn you or something.  The corner of the laptop  gets so hot (cpu exhaust) that it is uncomfortable to use even on a table.  (yes the vents are not blocked and … Continue reading

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Use Your Laptop’s Full CPU Power

Open the Control Panel. Click Change plan settings under your power plan. Click Change advanced power settings. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable this will unlock the settings in the Power Options window. Expand Processor Power Management. Expand Maximum Power State. … Continue reading

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SpyKee Robot – Updated Link

The French company Meccano is developing a robot that communicates through WiFi.  You can use this hobby robot as a webcam, manage over the internet, digital camera, alarm/sentry, mp3 player or communicate via phone over the internet.  $299.00  Available October 2008   Updated LInk

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Free Laptops! Well…12,000 each week.

Gizmodo recently reported that 12,000 laptops are stolen every week.   Portable devices are an IT Managers nightmare.  Keeping up with the laptops becomes a nightmare.  This nightmare is not limited to laptops.  Portable devices from jumpdrives (thumbdrives), blackberries and ‘Palm’ … Continue reading

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Laptop Fan Control

Speedfan has been around for awhile and my personal opinion is it does help your laptop stay cool. (Make XP look like Vista without Vista)

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