User Support Editorial Report – March 2011

Latest Technology

Computers as Invisible as the Air
Hewlett-Packard scientists said they had begun commercializing a Lilliputian switch that is a simpler — and potentially smaller — alternative to the transistor that has been the Valley’s basic building block for the last half-century.

That means the number of 1’s and 0’s that can be stored on each microchip could continue to increase at an accelerating rate. Read on

Tip & Tricks

How to Create Shortcuts
Six Useful Windows Tricks
How Secure is Your Password
How to Back up files and Restore Data
How to Use WORD 2010 Background Removal Tool


Bonus Tip of the Month

Take the Stairs
“Take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator and feel better” is something we often hear or read in the Sunday papers. Few people actually follow that advice. Can we get more people to take the stairs over the escalator by making it fun to do? See the results here:

Computer Safety

What are Rootkits and Botnets?
A rootkit is a piece of software that can be installed and hidden on your computer without your knowledge. A bot is an automated program or robot.

Attackers can use rootkits and botnets to access and modify personal information, attack other computers and commit other crimes, all while remaining undetected. Read on

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