One of the new great features in Outlook 2010 is the added support for Email Database files. Making it easier to use different database (PST-file) for each email account. When you setup a new account you can choose whether to use the existing PST-file or create a new one. With this functionality comes another great feature. I have archived PST-files from way back which on occasion prove invaluable – In order to use these files I have always added them to an existing account. The result is a large email account which is tough to handle (for me and my computer).
The good news is that you can add the existing PST-file to Outlook without connecting it to an account.
Why would you do that ?
I have a friend who is all MAC. Everything in his house is MAC-Something. Phone, sound system, stereo, tv, the works. What’s neat about his setup is the ability to control everything via his iPhone. Whenever he wants to put on some music, watch some TV, play a game, he taps his iPhone app, choose the playlist and Presto … no matter where in the house he is . Being a bit envy – and not being able to afford an entire MAC-based setup – I checked to see if I could find something usable for my Windows Mobile or my Android Mobile. And guess what? I Did… for both!
|Windows Guides’ Rating||Compatible with||System|
|5 out of 5|
So the other day I was working on my desktop computer while having my laptop next to it. Whenever I wanted to use something that was on the laptop I found myself use my desktops mouse and keyboard. Naturally this didn’t work very well. I then remembered reading something (in the forums here) about a tool that would allow me to control any computer connected to my LAN using the same keyboard and mouse. Doing some research I discovered two freeware solutions: Synergy and InputDirector.
Input Director vs Synergy
New to using the command prompt? Check out the Windows Command Prompt Beginner’s Guide
A long time ago, in a Galaxy.. err … Recent Past, we had no Windows (unbelievably true) with its fancy GUI (Graphical User Interface). Typing in commands, paths etc. in DOS (Disk Operating System) was a time-consuming task. If you’d get one letter wrong in a long line of commands, path and keys – you’d get an error and had to start all over again.
Another annoying thing about a text-based OS is the need to retype the same commands over and over.
Luckily there were (are) options that still today can help you become a more efficient user of the Command Prompt Tool.
Maybe you’ve had a bad experience with a service pack in the past. Maybe you just don’t like change. Whatever the reason, if you’re stubbornly clinging to SP2, but you need to apply a critical security update that requires SP3, there is a registry edit you can do that will make XP SP2 appear to be an SP3 machine.
Microsoft doesn’t support it, and you do it at your own risk, but here are the steps:
I have earlier told you about PhotoMagician, the program that let you convert pictures “at the drop of a hat”. Now this great tool has become even greater.
One-Click Conversion to Device and Output Format
As before you can predefine custom settings to suit your needs, but now PhotoMagician also comes with preset settings for the most common devices out there. But the most interesting new functionality is Format to Format Settings.