Tag: Microsoft

  • Don’t be Interesting, Be More Interesting than Every Person I’ve Ever Met

    “I don’t have to be more interesting than you. I don’t have to be more interesting than your friends. I have to be more interesting than your phone; more interesting than ALL the friends you’ve ever had.” Nick Douglas nailed one of the biggest problems we have with modern social interactions in a recent YouTube rant (note: brief NSFW […]

  • Fix: “Print driver host for 32bit applications has stopped working” Error in Windows 7

    One problem I’ve experienced when using my Windows 7 64-bit computer with networked printers is that I intermittently get the error: Print driver host for 32bit applications has stopped working It appears that this problem occurs for most people when printing to network printers, but I was seeing it even when not printing (I would […]

  • Enter Social Networking Nirvana with Flotzam (Facebook, Twitter, Digg, and more)

    Look, we all knew it was just a matter of time until some bold developer crammed Facebook, Twitter, Digg, YouTube, Flickr, and blogs together into a single application.  Surprisingly, the universe didn’t collapse under the weight of this tremendous concept, and what came out of the reaction was a pretty cool application called Flotzam. Flotzam is a […]

  • Time to Upgrade: Microsoft Ending Support of Windows XP SP2 July 13th

    Windows XP, our beloved operating system of the last decade and a savior from previous operating systems such as Windows 2000 and ME, will no longer be supported by Microsoft on July 13th, 2010.  This doesn’t mean that your computer will suddenly stop working that day or you’ll immediately be swarmed by viruses, but it […]

  • New Silverlight-based Facebook Client Impresses

    I really don’t care for out-of-browser clients for my internet services.  They are typically a sluggish waste of time, instead of an extension of what I like about its browser-based counterpart. Luckily, the Silverlight 4 Facebook Client is very useful and less of a pest (Silverlight is a Microsoft technology for creating interactive applications, similar […]

  • Great Deal: Buy Office 2007 Now, Get Free Upgrade to Office 2010 in June

    Microsoft Office 2010 is scheduled to release in June, but there’s no need to hold off from purchasing Office 2007 in the meantime. Microsoft recently announced free upgrades to Office 2010 if you purchase and activate an Office 2007 product between March 5, 2010 and September 30, 2010. Several qualifying Office 2007 products are listed […]

  • Quick Tip: How to Save Documents as PDFs in Microsoft Office Word 2007

    If you’ve ever written a document in Microsoft Office Word, chances are you’ve wanted to save it as a PDF for easy sharing.  Publishing to PDF isn’t included in the standard installation of Microsoft Office Word, but you can add it in a few easy steps which I will cover in this quick tip. Step […]

  • Follow Up: My Experience with Microsoft Security Essentials Anti-Malware Software

    A few months ago, Evan wrote a great article about Microsoft’s free anti-malware application, Microsoft Security Essentials. After using Microsoft Security Essentials for several months, I’ve been able to get a good sense of how it stacks up against the competition. My first experience with Security Essentials was on my own computer. It had some […]

  • Windows 7 RC Will Auto-Shutdown Every Two Hours Starting March 1st

    This is an important reminder to anyone still using the release candidate version of Windows 7 – even though it doesn’t officially expire until June 1st, 2010, Windows 7 RC will begin to auto-shutdown every two hours starting March 1st, 2010.  Microsoft warns that your work will not be saved when these automatic shutdowns occur. […]

  • Time to Upgrade: Google Ending Support for Internet Explorer 6 Soon

    Google recently announced that as of March 1st, 2010, they will no longer be supporting Internet Explorer 6 in their web applications, starting with Google Docs and Google Sites.  It’s safe to assume that many of their other web applications will soon follow, as they promise that this year will be a “great year for […]