Welcome to the 283rd issue of the PC Improvement News. PCIN consists mainly
of news and tips. There is something for everyone, and if this is your first
issue, I'm sure there will be something for you. If you give me two or three
issues, I know that you will come back for more!
We've got a couple of updates to the site this week. Be sure to check out
the Tips and Other Stuff section for the review of MySlideShow
2.3 by Anix Software as well as the updated Registry Tips files.
"A cell phone ring tone vending machine introduced here Monday is the
latest example of how major entertainment companies are selling versions
of their products directly to America's 156 million cell phone subscribers,
rather than partnering with service providers.
The vending machines, which dispense ring tones that work with most cell
phones, will debut at Best Buy, RadioShack and convenience stores in the
next three months, said Robert Pons, chief executive of Smart Serve, a wireless
e-mail specialist that's teaming with touch screen maker Merit Industries
to introduce the vending machines. They use touch screens to guide users
through the purchase process."
"Nearly three of four people in the United States have Internet access
at home, Nielsen/NetRatings said on Thursday.
In a February telephone survey, an estimated 204.3 million people, or 74.9
percent of the population above the age of 2 and living in households equipped
with a fixed-line phone, had Internet access, up from 66 percent in February
"Computer "spyware" is noxious and harmful and must be stopped
as soon as people can figure out exactly what it is, members of a Senate
subcommittee said on Tuesday.
Programs that secretly track computer users' activities are becoming an online
scourge rivaling 'spam' e-mail and should be outlawed before they prompt
consumers to abandon the Internet, members of the Senate communications subcommittee
But a bill sponsored by committee members will need to define the problem
precisely to avoid outlawing pop-up ads and other annoying but essentially
harmless technologies, consumer and business advocates said."
MySlideShow 2.3 by Anix Software Software Software Review
"As digital cameras become more popular, people are looking for more
creative ways to share their photos.
MySlideShow 2.3 by Anix Software is a small program that will output a selection
of images in a variety of ways. Creating a computer slideshow, screen saver
or movie is very simple with the easy to use software."
Read the full review at http://PCIN.net/help/software/myslideshow.php
If you have ever worked with a network and needed to map a drive, you know
that the drive names can be quite long. If you map the share FILES on server
MAINFS to drive F:, the drive would show up in Windows as FILES on 'MAINFS'
(P:). With Windows XP and Windows 2003 you can rename the mapping. With the
drive mapping highlighted, press F2 and type a new name. If you ever want
to revert back to the default name, just press F2 and delete the existing
name and press Enter. It will revert back to the default.
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