Welcome to the 303rd issue of the PC Improvement News. PCIN consists mainly
of news and tips. There is something for everyone, and if this is your first
issue, I'm sure there will be something for you. If you give me two or three
issues, I know that you will come back for more!
Everyone is doing well here. Matthew was just at the doctor's office for his
one month checkup, and Andrew was there for his two year checkup. They are
both doing great. Be sure to check out the Wing
Family web site for picture updates.
I will be away for a long weekend next weekend, so Chris will be sending out
the newsletter next Wednesday. For this week's PCIN, he has finished a review
of Photoshop Elements 2.0 plus Photoshop Album 2.0 by Adobe which you can read
about in the Tips and Other Stuff section.
Search and destroy: "The future of search" and Microsoft
The footsteps heard by Google Inc. are coming from this pine-studded Seattle
suburb where the dreams of Silicon Valley upstarts often have been dashed.
Once again, activity is stirring on the sprawling campus of Microsoft Corp.
Once again the software company is playing catch-up in a technology field
where its famously driven management team was slow to spot an opportunity
-- and threat.
And once again technologists are betting the ultimate winner in the coming
donnybrook over computer search won't be today's market leader, Google, or
its Bay Area rival, Yahoo Inc., which now powers Microsoft's consumer search
site. It will be the Puget Sound software goliath, which is known as a ferocious
Merriam-Webster adds 'MP3,' 'DSL' and other techie terms
"'Teensploitation's' time has come -- at least in the dictionary. 'Pleather,'
'body wrap,' 'MP3,' and 'information technology' are among the other words
and phrases that have gotten the nod from the editors at Merriam-Webster
in the annual update of their Collegiate Dictionary."
"With no patient chart in sight, Dr. Sheila Gamache strides into Thom
Kolby's hospital room to check on him a day after the 54-year-old arrived
ashen-faced and perilously close to death with a clogged artery starving
his heart of oxygen.
Rather than flipping through a clipboard thick with pages of notations and
test results, Gamache gets up to speed on Kolby's condition simply by logging
onto a wireless notepad she carries on her daily rounds at the Indiana Heart
Like a handful of others nationwide, the Indianapolis hospital has traded
its once scattered medical charts, file folders, X-rays and other documents
for a unified electronic records system accessible with a few keystrokes."
Photoshop Elements 2.0 plus Photoshop Album 2.0 by Adobe Software
Today's digital camera's provide many benefits for their users: instant
photographs, the ability to delete pictures, printing at home, and being
able to shoot many photos without worry of the cost that would be associated
with film and developing. One drawback though is finding an effective method
of cataloging these images. Adobe has recently released Adobe Photoshop Elements
2.0 plus Photoshop Album 2.0. Photoshop Elements 2.0 can be used for creating
slideshows, e-cards and greeting cards, as well as touching up and modifying
your images. Guides help make difficult tasks a snap. Photoshop Album 2.0
is a great piece of software for cataloging your images. Tags can be applied
to images to make them easy to find based on content.
Read the full review at http://www.pcin.net/help/software/elementsplusalbum.php
This is,like Gmail a 1GB email service with a mac " influence".
It also includes free webspace\blog.
This site features a program that bundles most of not all the hot fixes and
updates to Microsoft's operating systems. There are various flavors of
the software for XP, 2000 and 2003. This is
especially useful for System administrators. Be warned though the file sizes
are quite large.
Hardware review\news site. Features daily links to review on various sites
and news from various sources. Using there search functions this site is
great for people wanting to purchase hardware and would like to see how
the product is rated\reviewed by others. They also have a forum that you
For those who would like an IE alternative and really good one at that try
Firefox. Features include Tabbed Browsing and pop-up stopper. I use it
as my primary browser.
Designed by Developers, for Developers, MSDN Connection is Microsoft's new
peer-based recognition program - created in conjunction with Australian
International .NET Association (INETA) user groups." - By the way
its FREE but for Australians Only I think Sorry.
PCIN is brought to you by Graham Wing. The opinions expressed are those of
the Editor, Graham Wing and the Assistant Editor, Chris Empey. Graham Wing
and Chris Empey accept no responsibility for the results obtained from trying
the tips in this newsletter.
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