View List of Installed Windows Updates

I know it has been WAY too long since I have posted a blog on Technology Tips of Solutions For Life.  I took a break, but I am back and you should see one blog per week again.  Solutions For Life will be taking an active role in the community again. That being said, lets talk about today's topic.  I can't count how many times where an application has gone down after patch day.  Then, after you figure out which patches were installed, you have to look through this long unfriendly list of updat...
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Some Cool Verizon Droid Tips

I recently got a Droid 2 and I love it!!  It took some getting used to as the battery does not last that long, and it is a bit more advanced - or as I say, complicated - than the Blackberry that I had before, but I still love it.  I did find some small tips and things that I thought I would share.  I hope it helps!! Verizon Codes for after you get the phone Here's some verizon specific codes that may help you if you if you need to check something #832 - test call #PMT (768) - make a payment...
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Some Cool Facts about Droid 2

So, I just got a new Droid 2 phone, and it came with a quick-guide that SUCKED to say the least.  It told me nothing about how to run the phone, and since I have never had an Iphone, I was clueless.  Here are some tips that I have since found.  I hope they help you a bit... How to Extend Battery Life The first thing that I noticed is that the battery does not last long at all.  I am talking charging it every day just like you have to charge a blackberry with no signal.  Here are some tips I foun...
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How to Migrate E-Mail to Gmail

Have you switched Gmail addresses? If for whatever reason you open or start using a different new Gmail or GoogleMail account (which anyone can now sign up for by mobile phone or online), you can transfer or move all emails from your old Gmail account to your new account, so that you can access all your old account's emails from within your new Gmail or Google Mail account. That includes mail sent from your old account as well as all email you've received at your previous Gmail address. What's m...
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How to Take Ownership & Grant Permissions to Access Files & Folder in Windows 7

If you are windows vista user then you will be knowing thefile ownership and permissions related issues and now it is extended to windows 7 too, but Windows XP users experimenting with Windows 7 might not know about this. Windows 7 has implemented addition security mechanism to prevent accidental or intentional file or folder modification by not allowing users other then owner of file or folder to access it. Hence incase if you need to access, modify or delete such files or folder you ne...
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Add Take Ownership Option in Right Click Context Menu of Windows 7

But I am sure most of the users won’t be happy with manual method considering amount of time and clicks it takes to perform the task of changing ownership of files/folders or objects inwindows 7. What if you can have Take Ownership option straight under your right click context menu ? Don’t you think it will be faster and easier to change ownership? If answer is yes then here is method to get Take Ownership option under to right click menu. Add “Take Ownership” Option in Right Click Cont...
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Hardware Firewalls vs. Software Firewalls

You've heard you need a firewall to keep your computer's identity "stealth" (hidden) while online so you can keep intruders and undesirable programs blocked out. But there are so many options. Not simply between software products, but hardware choices as well. How do you know which is right for you? Let's look at the differences. First of all, hardware is something you can see, like the monitor you are looking at to read this text right now. Typically hardware refers to the hard physical elemen...
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Free Anti-Virus Versus Paid Anti-Virus

I have tried the AVG free anti-virus to protect my computer off-and-on for several years and on various operating systems that I have had at home. During this time, it used its own auto update every day to check for updates and download them so it should be fully updated at all times. Throughout the time, I have continually been disappointed with the results. A great example occurred last week while working with a company that I will leave unnamed.  Several of the computers were running slowly,...
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How to take Ownership of a File in Windows Vista

For those who have always imputed Windows Vista for its anomalies, may also denounce it's security features. Well, it must have occurred to you that when you are trying to move or delete some files, Windows clogs you with an error. Either it gives an error message or prompts that the file is in use. Not only in Vista this even occurs with Windows XP. In order to tweak Vista's system you have to modify some system files. Vista has these system files locked and you can't access them. For this you ...
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Twitter deal to provide Google with real-time Information

---> A prospective deal between Google and Twitter that would see posts from the social networking giant published in a search results feed would change the way SMEs approach search engine optimisation and marketing, an industry expert says. According to a report posted on All Things Digital, the tech-industry focused blog of the Wall Street Journal, the two companies are in talks to create a feed that would show posts from the social networking giant. Software giant Microsoft is also repo...
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