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2008-10-11 03:00:09

By Heather Hamilton Dear Heather: We use Outlook Express for our e-mail. I have read that it is possible to retrieve deleted e-mails. Particularly, I have read about this in recovering government or investment firm's e-mails that have been deleted in the past. Do you know how we can retrieve e-mails that have been deleted from Outlook Express? - Mary H. A: This is a really interesting question because it covers a range of possible answers. After the scandals this decade, it's a...

2008-09-23 03:00:10

By Heather Hamilton For some reason about a week ago a new icon appeared on my desktop. I clicked on it and it took me to a Web site called Open Office.org. It is offering me an Office package described as "a complete Microsoft Office compatible office suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more." It is free, but I can make a donation. I tracked the site down and it belongs to a company called Sun Microsystems. This sounds too good to be...

2008-08-21 03:00:22

By Heather Hamilton Abby recently received a desktop computer. In her household, the setup was strictly wireless with a laptop and a router. The router wasn't positioned in close proximity to her new desktop computer. She was curious as to whether there was a better way to set up the home, and were there any security risks in sharing sensitive financial data over the network. To answer the first question, you can connect your desktop to a wireless network from any location in the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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