Welcome to the 310th 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!
Since I worked extra when Chris was away, I got some extra time off this past
weekend. I finally got around to posting some updated galleries on the family
web site. There is a gallery with a month's worth of pictures
of Andrew, a gallery with a month's worth of pictures
of Matthew, and a gallery with some pictures taken on Matthew's
Blessing day (you might look at this as the Mormon equivalent
to a christening).
Speaking of reviews, Chris finished a review for Flash
File Recovery by PanteraSoft. This is software that will recover files
from digital media. If you've ever lost some pictures (I lost pictures of
a trip to Buckhorn. I felt awful!) then you definitely need software like
this. Check out the Tips and Other Stuff section for
"Jerry Seinfeld once joked about how his technophobe parents refused
to use the new TV he bought them for fear the remote would set the drapes
Check with them again, Jerry. If you can catch them away from the computer.
A new Ipsos-Reid Corp. survey made public Monday reveals the use of Internet
by people age 55 and older has increased 12 per cent from the period last
year. According to the poll, six out of every 10 people in Canada in that
age group have Internet access, up from 48 per cent in 2003."
"Last year, more than $24 billion in goods were sold on eBay. While
that signifies that more people have an easy way to sell all manner of goods,
newspapers are watching their classifieds business get slowly eaten away.
Now, newspapers all across North America are finding they have a way to kill
several birds with one stone, thanks to a service from CityXpress, of Vancouver.
Many papers now conduct online auctions of their own, helping local retailers
sell products from auto parts to furniture and even land, while also building
new advertising relationships with those retailers and rebuilding some of
the business lost to the eBays and craigslists of the world. Beginning next
month, CityXpress will begin allowing its newspaper clients to open eBay-style
auctions on their sites in which any individual can sell nearly anything."
"Ask Jeeves Inc. is getting personal with Web search and trying to
leapfrog its bigger competitors in the process.
The Emeryville, Calif., company on Tuesday launched a series of personalization
features for its search engine that let users store individual search results,
organize them and share them through a new MyJeeves service.
Ask Jeeves' personal push follows the launch last week of Amazon.com Inc.'s
A9.com search engine that focuses on customization. Search-engine analysts
expect other major search engines, such as Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc., to
soon follow suit with their own personalized search services."
Storage is a way that Internet Explorer and other programs can save
usernames and passwords entered on web sites. These are usually stored
on a per user basis on your computer. I use it regularly for all sorts
of things. But if you go to a different computer and need to login to a
web site, you may not remember a password that was being automatically
entered for you. You need a way to read this information.
"Protected Storage PassView is a small utility that reveals the passwords
stored on your computer by Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and MSN Explorer.
The passwords are revealed by reading the information from the Protected Storage.
Starting from version 1.60, this utility reveals all AutoComplete strings
stored in Internet Explorer, not only the AutoComplete password, as in the
The software is free and can be downloaded at http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/pspv.html
PanteraSoft Flash File Recovery Software Review
"Digital camera memory cards are nearly indestructible, though that
does not mean that the images you store on them cannot be lost. All to often
pictures are accidentally erased or memory cards are formatted. Thanks to
Flash File Recovery by PanteraSoft, your valuable images may not be lost.
Flash File Recovery allows for the recovery of erased images from many different
types of media including Compact Flash, Smart Media, Secure Digital, Memory
Stick, Micro Drives and many more. It can also recover files from corrupt
and damaged media as well."
Read the full review at http://pcin.net/help/software/flashfilerecovery.php
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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