This week, I will be answering a couple questions from the mailbag.
** Wendy E. writes in regard to the Craig wireless tablet at CVS: “Could you please tell me if this is what I want? All I am looking for is a way to electronically store my recipes so they are easy to find.”
Answer: Well, it’s hard to determine. I doubt that you would want to type up a recipe using an onscreen keyboard. If you have the recipes already in digital format and just want to view them on something portable, the tablet may work for you. Basically, you would put the files on a microSD card and insert the media card into the tablet then view the recipes on the tablet.
CVS has a 2-3 month return policy, so you could always try it out and if it doesn’t work for you, return it to the store.
Note: I have since downloaded a couple of recipe apps from the Google Marketplace onto a Craig Android tablet to test out. The apps worked very well and the recipes displayed nicely on the tablet.
** Linda S. writes: “Window Update wants to install Internet Explorer 9, don’t know if (I) should install. Bing was installed a month or so ago but (I) didn’t like (it) and worked to get it uninstalled. Now (I’m) afraid to almost install any updates. Is this a good update to install?”
Answer: Yes, in order to keep your Windows system fully secured and since it is fully integrated into the OS, Internet Explorer will need to be updated to the latest version.
How to create a screenshot on a Mac
1. Hit Command, Shift and 4 keys at the same time.
2. Next, hit the spacebar. A camera icon will appear on the screen.
3. Finally, click on the window you want as the screenshot.
An image file will be created on your desktop of the screenshot.
** One of the most talked about events of the month was the May 10th announcement that Microsoft had purchased Skype for $8.5 billion. One of the main concerns of current Skype users is the service will disappear from all other platforms other than Windows-based platforms. Only time will tell.
Read more about the acquisition at www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/may11/05-10CorpNewsPR.mspx and http://about.skype.com/press/2011/05/microsoft_to_acquire_skype.html.
** Apple’s retail stores celebrated their 10th anniversary. The company started with two retail store locations in Glendale, CA, and McLean, VA, back in 2001.
Apple received a lot of critical feedback when the stores first launched. At the time, the industry didn’t think an Apple retail store had a chance.
However, Apple prevailed and proved everyone wrong. Today, Apple has about 300 retail locations worldwide.
According to an exclusive tip to the Boy Genius Report, an uber secret Apple surprise was brewing. Most were expecting it to be an Apple 10th anniversary celebration. By the time you read this article, the big event should have already happened.
At the time of this writing, there was talk of cell phones being locked up, black curtains at the retail store windows, password-protected files and a special late night shift for Apple workers. Go to BGR’s site at www.bgr.com/2011/05/16/apple-planning-major-product-launch-for-10th-retail-anniversary to read the build-up to the event.
Sites to see
If you need help setting up filters in your Outlook e-mail client, visit The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s helpdesk page called Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003 Filters at http://helpdesk.louisiana.edu/Guides/Email/outlook_2003_filter.html. The page has step-by-step instructions as well as photos to help you.
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