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Comment by John C on [Windows 10 Tip #7] - Task View & Virtual Desktops (July 22, 2017 02:46 AM)
Thanks for the tip, Bob. I keep forgetting about this feature! This is definitely useful for those that have a single display such as on a laptop. Li...
Comment by Bobsie on [Windows 10 Tip #7] - Task View & Virtual Desktops (July 22, 2017 01:57 AM)
If you unpin an app from the taskbar in one desktop, it will also unpin it from all other desktops. I thought that, perhaps, I could customize each de...
Comment by RandiO on [Windows 10 Tip #7] - Task View & Virtual Desktops (July 21, 2017 05:33 PM)
I think Mr. Rankin is being humble by saying he has got [only] 5 applications open on his desktop. ;) For those who do not have the TaskView icon anyw...
Comment by Ralph C on [Windows 10 Tip #7] - Task View & Virtual Desktops (July 21, 2017 03:55 PM)
Bob, thanks for this. I see the icon everyday, and have wondered what it was for. Could have researched it, but it was never a priority. Now, thanks t...
Comment by NB on [Windows 10 Tip #7] - Task View & Virtual Desktops (July 21, 2017 03:42 PM)
Great explanation, thanks Bob! I looked at task view and virtual desktops when I first got Win10, but never followed up on it. Virtual desktops mig...
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Hi, just a newbie, but, wondering. I record my movies and videos onto my hard drive VOT I think. How long would these videos last on my hard drive? Ca...
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My problem was my WiFi Bandwidth was being eaten. Network a free download showed my use at 25G...but my supplier said 85G. I was given the run around ...
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Cortana is an annoyance. I'd much rather type what I want into a search box and modify it if I have to, before or after the first search. It's ok for ...
Comment by Therrito on Geekly Update - 20 Jul 2017 (July 20, 2017 09:13 PM)
The article about embedding a GIF into a cell via its DNA could be useful in the world of medicine. They could program a cell (such as e-coli) so tha...
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7 Reasons to Trash Your Fax Machine

An annoyed reader says: “I am amazed at how many professional offices still insist on sending and receiving documents by fax. It's like they've never heard of computers, email or the Internet. I'd love it if you could give me a list of reasons why people should stop using old fashioned fax machines. I'll e-fax it to my doctor, banker, accountant and lawyer!” Good idea... here's my list!

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[HOWTO] Send a Fax From Your Computer

Sending a fax from your computer is a convenient, money-saving way to communicate with people who insist on paper documents. There are several ways to send a fax from your computer, even if you don't have a fax machine. Here's how you can start faxing from your PC, Mac or mobile device...

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Get Your Free Inbound Fax Number

A reader asks: 'I occasionally need to receive an inbound fax, but I don't own a fax machine. Going to Staples or the local print shop to pick up a fax is a nuisance, and nothing is private there. Is there some way to get my faxes online, but still have a real phone number that people can use to send faxes to me? Oh, and free is nice...' The answer is YES -- and here's how to get your own free fax number...

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6 Reasons to Trash Your Fax Machine

A reader says: “I am amazed at how many professional offices still insist on sending and receiving documents by fax. It's like they've never heard of computers, email or the Internet. I'd love it if you could give me a list of reasons why people should stop using old fashioned fax machines. I'll e-fax it to my banker, accountant and lawyer!” Good idea... here's my list!

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Free Internet Faxing Services

Why use an expensive and complicated fax machine when there are so many Internet alternatives? Some even allow you to send and receive faxes online for free. Here's a roundup of free Internet fax services...

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How Secure is Internet Faxing?

A reader asks: 'I have been using online faxing for about a year, but until now I never really thought about the potential for my fax transmission falling into the wrong hands. Should I be concerned about the security of Internet faxing?'

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How To Stop Fax Spam

If you own a fax machine, you may be afflicted by fax spam -- unsolicited faxes advertising commercial products. Fax spam is even more offensive than email spam because it costs the victim money. Fax spammers are using YOUR paper and ink or toner to deliver their unwanted messages. Here's what works to eliminate fax spam...

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Send a Free Fax

I don't have a fax machine, but I've heard that there are places on the Web that will let me send a free fax. I visited one site but they wanted my credit card to open a free trial account. Is there a truly FREE internet fax service?

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Top Online Fax Services

Using an online fax service can save you money on paper, ink, a fax machine, and machine maintenance. Some of the top online fax services have been in business for many years now. Here is a guide to internet faxing and my picks for the top online fax services...

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Is Internet Faxing Secure?

I've been using online faxing for about a year, but until now I never really thought about the potential for my fax transmission falling into the wrong hands. Should I be concerned about the security of Internet faxing?

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Free Internet Faxing With FaxZero

I need to send an occasional fax, but I don't want to buy a fax machine. Is there any way to send a fax directly from my computer, without a fax machine and a phone line?

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Free International Fax

If you send a lot of international faxes the cost can add up pretty quickly. International telephone calls using major carriers are still very expensive. However, the Internet offers some alternative ways to send and receive free international fax messages. Here's how to find a free international fax service that meets your needs...

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Fax Broadcasting

I need to send a weekly fax update to a large group of people. It's tedious to stand at the fax machine and enter each number. Is there software that can do this for me?

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What Is a Fax Server?

I work in a busy office, and often the fax machine is a major source of frustation and lost productivity. I'm no geek, but it sounds like a central fax server would save time and money. Can you get me started?

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Fax Over VOIP?

I'm thinking of switching to VOIP phone service with Vonage or my cable provider. But I'm not sure if I can send a fax over a VOIP connection. Does faxing with VOIP work well?

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Send a Fax by Email

I don't have a fax machine. Is it possible to send a free fax by email?

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Free Fax Software

I want to send a fax, but I don't have a fax machine. Can I use fax software on my computer to send or receive a fax? If so, what free fax software is available for Windows? I have a laptop with Vista and XP at home.

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Free Internet Faxing

Why use an expensive and complicated fax machine when there are so many Internet alternatives? Some even allow you to send and receive faxes online for free. Here's a roundup of free Internet fax services...

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HP OfficeJet Pro L7780

HP is known for its versatile line of business and home office equipment. One of their latest releases is the HP OfficeJet Pro L7780 All-In-One. This office machine operates as both a color and a black and white printer, copier, scanner and fax machine. I've had mine for a few weeks, so it's time for a review...

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MS Fax doesn't work with XP SP2

I used the MS fax program in Windows XP for sending faxes on my telephone line. After installing SP2 updates, the program doesn't work. The fax console reports All fax printers are inaccessible and I also get a Microsoft Shared Fax Driver is not installed message.

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