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Protection from “Phishing” and More By Dick Eastman
eBook (PDF): $2.00
Would you like to protect your Windows, Macintosh, Linux, or handheld computer from known "phishing" web sites? Would you like your computer to correct typo errors when you enter web... More > addresses? Would you like your computer to run faster when surfing the web? One service can do all that. Best of all, it is available free of charge. Would you also like to have your computer automatically correct your typo errors when you enter web addresses (URLs)? For instance, if you enter "www.eogn.cm," wouldn't be nice if your computer "knew" that you wanted to end the address in "com" and automatically took you to www.eogn.com instead? Would you like your computer to surf the web faster than ever before? Best of all, would you like to do make these improvements to your computer in a minute or two at no charge?< Less
The Easy Way to Create Logos for Your Web Site By Dick Eastman
eBook (PDF): $2.00
I own and operate a number of web sites, including http://eogn.com for this newsletter. I realize that having graphics, especially a site logo, adds appeal to the site, encouraging visitors to return... More > time and again. Creating such a logo is a problem for graphics-challenged individuals, such as myself. Until recently, I had a choice of two methods of creating logos: (1.) do it myself, resulting in something that is rather crude looking, or (2.) hire someone to create the logo and other graphics for me. Now, thanks to computer software, I have a third choice.< Less
Securing Your Home Computer By Dick Eastman
eBook (PDF): $2.00
Your computer is under attack! If you ever connect your computer to the Internet, it is constantly exposed to viruses, spyware, password-stealing programs, and more. The unprotected computer can be... More > compromised within seconds after going online. This article will discuss Windows systems. To be sure, viruses, spyware and other attacks theoretically could exist for Macintosh and Linux systems. However, experience has shown that such problems are very rare on Linux and Macintosh. Ninety-nine percent of the attacks occur on Windows systems because of its popularity and its many security holes. Luckily, a few simple precautions can keep your Windows computer safe and secure.< Less
How to Recover Data from a Dead PC By Dick Eastman
eBook (PDF): $2.00
Many people believe that, when a computer dies and will not boot any more, all data is lost forever. They assume that all the files on the hard drive have disappeared and that nothing can be done... More > about it. In some situations, that may be true. However, after repairing many computers over the past 36 years (starting long before the invention of the PC), I can assure you that most or all the data can be recovered in a high percentage of computer failures.< Less
Find Anything on Your Hard Drive Within Seconds By Dick Eastman
eBook (PDF): $2.00
I always had a difficult time finding things on my computer. I often used to remark, “Now where did I put that?” Old newsletter articles, e-mail messages from two years ago, a web page... More > that I saved earlier this year, the letter I wrote to the local newspaper, and many more items seem to disappear amongst the thousands of items stored on my hard drive. I have been known to search and search for items only to eventually give up without ever finding them. It is easy to find things stored within the hundreds of millions of documents on the web. All you need to do is use any of several search engines, such as Google. I couldn't believe that it is easy to find information within hundreds of million web pages but difficult to do the same thing with a few thousand documents on my own hard drive!< Less
Put Grannie in Your iPod By Dick Eastman
eBook (PDF): $2.00
Genealogists often scan old family photographs. Once digitized, it is easy to use these photographs in any number of ways. For instance, I carry a few hundred photographs with me most everywhere I... More > go. Luckily, I can easily carry thousands of old family photographs inside my shirt-pocket. This is a great convenience at family reunions, genealogy meetings, and elsewhere. It is easy to show photographs to others when you carry a huge photo collection in your shirt pocket or in a purse.< Less
No More Excuses: Best Backup Bargain By Dick Eastman
eBook (PDF): $2.00
Computer malfunctions can destroy your data at any time without warning. The most common cause of data loss, however, is human error. More than once, computer users have exclaimed, "Oh... More > @#$%^&*, I didn't mean to delete that!" Having a recent backup available is the best way to recover from both manmade and other file losses. Computer experts will also tell you to store backup copies of your files "off site" to protect them from major catastrophes, such as fire, flood, tornado, hurricane, or other damage that can destroy computers and backups alike.< Less
Few Words about PowerPoint By Dick Eastman
eBook (PDF): $2.00
Warning: This article contains personal opinions. As you might expect with any conference of 150 or more presentations, there are many stories to be told at this year’s conference of the... More > National Genealogical Society. The one that surprised me this week was the high failure rate of hardware and software among the presenters. I heard stories of no less than six different presenters who had major problems with their laptop computers, operating system, PowerPoint slides, or other critical computer tools. Perhaps there are two or three lessons to be learned here.< Less
A Robust Document Management System for Genealogists By Dick Eastman
eBook (PDF): $2.00
week I added a rather extensive combination of hardware and software to my primary Windows PC. The word “genealogy” did not appear anywhere in the new product's description or... More > user’s manuals. Nonetheless, I believe my new acquisition will revolutionize how I store and manage my genealogy documents. I am now more organized than ever before. I also expect to spend less time and effort in managing and citing the many photocopies of documents that I have accumulated over the years. In short, I am converting my 4-drawer filing cabinet full of photocopied documents and other pieces of paper into a modern document management system. I am now able to retrieve any document within seconds. I can also directly attach these documents to the various records in almost any modern genealogy program.< Less
How to Create Podcasts By Dick Eastman
eBook (PDF): $2.00
Podcasting is the latest method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or videos, over the Internet for playback on personal computers or on portable music players. These broadcasts... More > are rapidly becoming very popular on the Internet. What began as a way of broadcasting music to iPod devices (hence the term “podcast”) has grown to include many kinds recordings that anyone can enjoy from any computer connected to the internet. It’s now easy and cheap enough that people like you and I can add recordings to our own web sites or to the web site of our local genealogical society, historical society, or museum.< Less