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463 Protect Yourself from USB Thumb Drive Attacks In Windows 7 [How To]Use of USB devices is sometimes the easiest way to get infected by a virus.

Perhaps you want to control the usage so that another user cannot copy something to an external device.

Learn, in this guide, how to protect yourself from attacks via a USB drive.

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Best Free Backup Programs

Posted by Rich On August - 2 - 20109 COMMENTS

mozy Best Free Backup Programs

Backup is essential and you should have a backup solution in place. If, however, you do not, this guide is for you. This guide covers the top five free backup programs available, for Windows, to help protect your data.

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remote backups Stress less Storage Salvation (Online Backup Solutions)In other mintywhite tutorials we’ve seen how to make your USB into a functional power house, installing Ubuntu, encryption, portable applications and backups .  There can be some files which change all the time which are essential, such as password storage (Keypass) that has latest details that you need to access from the office, a meeting or school. One of the best ways to make this work is with online backup  and it won’t take you more than 10 minutes. MintyWhite is here to show you the best and make the choice easy.

In this review we’ll look at the free online storage services: Binfire, SkyDrive, Wuala, iDrive and Mozy

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Speed up USB and Computer Performance

Posted by Thomas On July - 23 - 20106 COMMENTS
snail Speed up USB and Computer Performance

Slow computers need lots of patience

USB has become a daily part of our computer life. Almost any gadget or external device use the USB port to connect to your computer. Some devices also rely on our USB ports to get power or charge their battery.

Problem is that the USB ports doesn’t support true high-speed data transfers (at least until version 3 becomes generally available). Granted, USB is an ingenious way of connecting devices to your computer. It really revolutionized the home computer when it became a system standard. However, too much of a good thing, often results in sluggish computers and slooow file copying. Why’s that ?

In this article I’m going to try answer that and give you a few tips and tricks on how to improve your USB (and computer) performance and to avoid those sluggish moments.

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Windows 7 Media Center – “Out Of The Box”

Posted by Deck Hazen On July - 23 - 20101 COMMENT

Windows Media Center logo Windows 7 Media Center “Out Of The Box”

This is the first in a series of articles taking a detailed look at Windows Media Center (WMC) as offered in Windows 7. We’ll look at the main features as well as some of the minor goodies — we’ll point out a few short-comings and explain how some of these short-comings are overcome with some great 3rd party programs.

Our conclusion is that WMC provides an easy and attractive console for many of your digital entertainment sources – movies, TV, radio, music, photos – and more.  One remote control  drives the  system, it looks great, there are a host of plug-ins and add-ons to fill a few functionality gaps , and it’s free with the Windows 7 operating system.

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Editorial: The Future is in the Cloud(s)

Posted by Mike On July - 22 - 20104 COMMENTS

cloud 500x739 Editorial: The Future is in the Cloud(s)I recently posted in Windows Forums about what I think will be the emphasis in Windows 8 development. In a nutshell, I talked about “the cloud”. For those of you not familiar with this terminology, just think about local storage; your C: drive. Now imagine all of the things you hold dear on that little hard drive platter floating around on the internet, ready for you to grab from anywhere. Photos, contacts, e-mails, notes, files, application settings; the list goes on and on. That is the concept of the cloud. Read the rest of this entry »

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