* On March 11, the new Daylight Saving Time change comes into play. This is important to computer users and requires a fix for your computer to function correctly. Microsoft offers a $4,000 patch for its products currently listed in Extended Support. Read more. However, you can either make the change manually or download a fix. Simply scroll down to the Freeware Downloads section of the site to get the fixes for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/98 and ME.
* In about six months, look for online versions of Adobe's popular photo editing software. The company is planning to offer the free service as an entry-level to its popular Photoshop and Photoshop Elements products. Learn more here and here.
Ever had a mapped drive appear on your desktop but not show up in the list in Finder? If so, here's how to fix it. Open Finder, then from the line menu go to Finder Preferences. On the tab called Sidebar Settings, look for Servers. Make sure there is a checkmark beside Servers and not a dash. If there is a dash, click in the box to make it a check mark instead. Now your missing mapped drive should appear in Finder.
Parallels, a popular virtualization software company, has released an update called Parallels Desktop for Mac with "Coherence." The new update lets Mac users run Windows applications as if they were native Mac applications. Other features of the new update include running Windows and Mac applications side by side without having to switch between operating systems. Also included is Parallels Transporter, which will migrate your current computer to the new Mac in a Parallels virtual machine without having to reinstall any applications. The new update also includes Plug and Play USB 2.0 support and it also will let you boot from a Boot Camp partition.
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* CNET's Online courses will offer a "Share Files and Printers Across a Small Office Network" class beginning today. This free course will show you how to pick the best hardware for a small office network and how to use Windows XP to share files on your network. It will teach you how to share printers and other tips and tricks to manage and secure your network. Learn more or sign up.
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