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By James Coates and James Coates,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 1, 2002
My Microsoft Outlook address book is getting bigger and bigger. If my computer had a meltdown, it would be very difficult to build up all those e-mail addresses again. I would like to make a backup to floppy disk. Both the Outlook module of Microsoft Office and the far more common Outlook Express have a pair of built-in commands that will let you make backup copies of all of your contact lists. Click on the File item in the Outlook or Outlook Express toolbar and you will find Import and Export commands.
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By Janet Gilbert | September 28, 2008
Let's dish about spam - the kind that comes in a can at the grocery store and the kind that fills up your computer's in-box. First, let's consider original Spam, a pork and ham food product that is formed into a block. I always thought pork and ham were somewhat similar if not interchangeable terms. Thankfully, the official Spam Web site reveals that ham refers to a specific cut of meat - the upper hind leg - whereas pork can refer to "several delicious cuts." To me, this means pork probably includes many "delicious cuts" we might never before have considered delicious, but which turn out to be darn yummy when rendered unrecognizable, pressed into a generic meatloaf.
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By James Coates and James Coates,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 5, 2001
I can't seem to export my address book to a disk. I have wanted to do this for a long time. I'm working on Windows 98, and when I go into my Outlook Mail, I do not have the option of copying the address book. Microsoft requires users to click on the File menu, where we find commands called Import and Export. This will bring up a series of prompts that will let you save a copy of your address book as a "comma delimited" list. It also lets you choose a floppy as the storage location. Exporting addresses to a floppy guarantees that you won't lose your address data if your PC becomes unusable.
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By DAVID COLKER and DAVID COLKER,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 10, 2005
Take a quick glance at Hewlett-Packard Co.'s new smart phone - the iPaq hw6515 - and you might think you've seen it before. With its miniature qwerty keyboard, touch screen and five-way navigation button on the front, the iPaq - now available - looks a lot like Palm Inc.'s popular Treo 650. In addition to their similar designs, each can be used - with varying degrees of success - as a phone, address book, appointment calendar, e-mailer, Web surfer, camera...
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By James Coates and James Coates,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | September 4, 2000
Can you tell me how I might be able to display the things I do with my laptop computer on my living room television set? I have a Compaq Presario 1200 laptop, which has a port on the back labeled "external monitor." All you need to display a computer's screen display on a TV set instead of a traditional monitor is a simple box called an NTSC/VGA converter such as the Antec (www.antec-inc.com /product/product.html) that costs in the $100 range. With a desktop, you unplug the monitor from the back of the computer and plug the converter box into the computer instead.
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By Elise T. Chisolm | November 30, 1993
I decided to start addressing my Christmas cards now, probably because a friend said, "I'm 89, so I address my cards early on. But I wait closer to the holiday to see if I make it, and then I bare my soul inside the card with notes and greetings."Not a bad idea, so I got out my address book. Yuk, my address book is a mess. I need a new one.But I will never get one, as there are too many rewrites I'd have to make and too many memories I might lose.An address book is a recorded history when you are my age. Mostly it contains the names of people you like or love who have been in there for years; people with whom you want to keep up.The hieroglyphics of my address book would puzzle a Greek scholar.
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By MICHAEL J. HIMOWITZ | April 10, 1995
Bob is cute.Bob is friendly.See Bob run.Very slowly.And that's it in a nutshell for Microsoft's earnest attempt to create a new computing environment for people who don't like computers.Bob isn't a person. He's a program, or actually eight simple but well-integrated programs designed for home computer users, wrapped up in a homey little shell that sits on top of Microsoft Windows.Microsoft chose the name Bob because it sounds friendly (everyone knows a Bob). The design of the package is based on research by two Stanford professors who believe that people enjoy a "social" environment.
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By James Coates and James Coates,SPECIAL TO SUN | June 5, 2003
I just acquired my first personal digital assistant, a Dell Axim X5, and want to put my address book, 30 years in the making, which is in Word, into the PDA. How can I load it and then use a universal word search to find an entry? Also, how can I later synchronize information, or must I always update the Word document? My address book is a mere 22 years in the making, and I do it just as you do. Instead of jumping through hoops typing in First Name in one field, then moving to the next field for Second Name and another for Address and so on, you and I just blurt it out in text and then find stuff later using the Search command in word processors.
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December 17, 2001
Kensington offers easy-to-use keyboard for handheld Visors The Kensington PocketType for Handspring Visor models is an easy-to-use keyboard that's easy to set up, too. After loading the software from CD to either a Macintosh or Windows PC, just HotSync your Visor and you're ready to go. Of the different Palm software programs I used with this $49 keyboard, all six performed as expected. Moving between fields was easy using the scroll wheel. The layout is similar to the standard keyboard configuration, so there is no learning curve.
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By DAVID COLKER and DAVID COLKER,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 10, 2005
Take a quick glance at Hewlett-Packard Co.'s new smart phone - the iPaq hw6515 - and you might think you've seen it before. With its miniature qwerty keyboard, touch screen and five-way navigation button on the front, the iPaq - now available - looks a lot like Palm Inc.'s popular Treo 650. In addition to their similar designs, each can be used - with varying degrees of success - as a phone, address book, appointment calendar, e-mailer, Web surfer, camera...
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By Mike Himowitz | February 24, 2005
WHEN I SAT down at my PC to begin this column, the first thing I noticed was a new message from Microsoft's anti-spyware program. While I was gone, it had spent 19 minutes scanning 1,899 memory processes, 48,627 files on my hard drive and 8,442 keys in my Windows registry. Spyware threats detected: zero. Then, as usual, I checked the log of my Norton Antivirus program. It hadn't found anything worthy of suspicion. Next came ZoneAlarm, the firewall that protects my computer from real-time Internet burglars.
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By James Coates and James Coates,SPECIAL TO SUN | June 5, 2003
I just acquired my first personal digital assistant, a Dell Axim X5, and want to put my address book, 30 years in the making, which is in Word, into the PDA. How can I load it and then use a universal word search to find an entry? Also, how can I later synchronize information, or must I always update the Word document? My address book is a mere 22 years in the making, and I do it just as you do. Instead of jumping through hoops typing in First Name in one field, then moving to the next field for Second Name and another for Address and so on, you and I just blurt it out in text and then find stuff later using the Search command in word processors.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 1, 2002
My Microsoft Outlook address book is getting bigger and bigger. If my computer had a meltdown, it would be very difficult to build up all those e-mail addresses again. I would like to make a backup to floppy disk. Both the Outlook module of Microsoft Office and the far more common Outlook Express have a pair of built-in commands that will let you make backup copies of all of your contact lists. Click on the File item in the Outlook or Outlook Express toolbar and you will find Import and Export commands.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2001
Kensington offers easy-to-use keyboard for handheld Visors The Kensington PocketType for Handspring Visor models is an easy-to-use keyboard that's easy to set up, too. After loading the software from CD to either a Macintosh or Windows PC, just HotSync your Visor and you're ready to go. Of the different Palm software programs I used with this $49 keyboard, all six performed as expected. Moving between fields was easy using the scroll wheel. The layout is similar to the standard keyboard configuration, so there is no learning curve.
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By James Coates and James Coates,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 5, 2001
I can't seem to export my address book to a disk. I have wanted to do this for a long time. I'm working on Windows 98, and when I go into my Outlook Mail, I do not have the option of copying the address book. Microsoft requires users to click on the File menu, where we find commands called Import and Export. This will bring up a series of prompts that will let you save a copy of your address book as a "comma delimited" list. It also lets you choose a floppy as the storage location. Exporting addresses to a floppy guarantees that you won't lose your address data if your PC becomes unusable.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2001
Seiko ThumBoard makes typing on Palm device easy I'm just about as fast at thumb-typing on my two-way pager as I am typing the normal way on my computer's keyboard. So, imagine my glee when I was asked to review the Seiko Instruments ThumBoard TB5000, which lets me type data into my Palm V using my thumbs. The Palm slides into the ThumBoard, which covers the handheld computer's buttons and Graffiti writing area. Fear not: The keyboard has buttons that restore functions of obstructed buttons.
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September 3, 2001
Seiko ThumBoard makes typing on Palm device easy I'm just about as fast at thumb-typing on my two-way pager as I am typing the normal way on my computer's keyboard. So, imagine my glee when I was asked to review the Seiko Instruments ThumBoard TB5000, which lets me type data into my Palm V using my thumbs. The Palm slides into the ThumBoard, which covers the handheld computer's buttons and Graffiti writing area. Fear not: The keyboard has buttons that restore functions of obstructed buttons.
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By Gareth Branwyn | September 13, 1999
Sharp's Wizard works with Windows and downloads programs Before there were PalmPilots and PalmPCs in every pocket and backpack in Starbucks, there was the Sharp Wizard. Released in 1988, the Wizard is possibly the most popular hand-held organizzer in the world. It may not be sexy, it may not have bells and whistles, but it's a proven workhorse. The latest Wizard, the OZ-750PC ($199.99), builds on the success of earlier models. It has the standard calendar, scheduler, memo pad and calculator, as well as some improvements: more memory, the ability to share data with Windows PCs (now a standard feature)
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By James Coates and James Coates,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | September 4, 2000
Can you tell me how I might be able to display the things I do with my laptop computer on my living room television set? I have a Compaq Presario 1200 laptop, which has a port on the back labeled "external monitor." All you need to display a computer's screen display on a TV set instead of a traditional monitor is a simple box called an NTSC/VGA converter such as the Antec (www.antec-inc.com /product/product.html) that costs in the $100 range. With a desktop, you unplug the monitor from the back of the computer and plug the converter box into the computer instead.
NEWS
August 4, 2000
In Washington Reno vows vigilance in review of FBI's Web-wiretap system Attorney General Janet Reno vowed yesterday to check why it has taken so long to begin the review of the FBI's Internet-wiretap system called Carnivore, a program that has raised privacy concerns. Reno said she has asked Justice Department officials to work with the FBI in selecting the appropriate experts to review the computer program's source code. "If there is any disagreement, then I will resolve it," Reno said, adding that she ultimately will be responsible for the review.
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