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What is the Best Email Service?

Email is an essential part of the modern world. It is one of the quickest ways to communicate for business or personal reasons. It seems that almost everyone uses computers as part of their daily lives, and millions of people are online.

There are dozens of types of email services out there, but it is impossible to say that one of them is superior to others. What type of service is best depends on your needs. Different users have different needs. First, you should consider if they need a free or paid service. The difference is usually the presence of advertisements in free email services.

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Filed in: Computers, Email
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How to Lock Your Computer?

In Windows, it is a simple matter to learn how to lock (password protect) your computer. A password protected computer cannot be accessed without the password being entered. Having a password will prevent unauthorized viewing of your computer files, computer history, and other personal information. You might also want to create multiple user accounts on one computer, each of them being password protected. For our purposes, we are going to assume that you are running the latest version of Microsoft Windows, which is Windows 7. These instructions will also work for those who are running Windows Vista.

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Apple Mac Flashback Trojan

There are times you wonder why the guys who produce viruses and malware cannot make better use of their time and skills. Let’s face it, life would probably be much better for these guys (and everybody else) if they will simply channel their creativity to more legitimate ventures. In the past few weeks, creators of malware have managed to come up with an invention called the Flashback Trojan horse. At the last count, over 600,000 Macs had been infected by this virus.

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How to Adjust Screen Brightness of My Laptop?

Laptops are great to have at home or on the road. Battery life is no longer an issue, especially in netbooks that can now last up to ten hours. There are a lot of issues that affect battery life – wireless options being turned on, faster processor speed, etc. The most important issue is brightness of the screen. In fact, it is the screen that consumes a lot of power, so it is important to lower the brightness if you want to conserve battery life to last longer while unplugged.

Every laptop is different, so adjusting the brightness will be different from the steps mentioned in this post. However, you can understand the steps involved in this process, thus helping you do so on your own.

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How to Tell If You Have a Computer Virus by Asking Yourself Some Questions

Your personal computer is a necessity for you. It allows you to email friends, family, potential jobs, etc. It allows you to surf the Internet, keep up with social media sites, find weather conditions for your area, and sometimes can even allow you to make phone calls. It holds all of your important documents and contact information for friends and family. It is your number one tool. You should keep it protected, but you should also know how to tell if you have a computer virus.

How to tell if you have a computer virus by asking yourself these questions:

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