Stories by Lincoln Spector

I don't want my documents in My Documents

If you already have a data folder with another name and have shortcuts pointing to that folder, you're not likely to move everything to My Documents just to take advantage of the File-Save command's default location. And you don't have to -- here's h...

More files to purge

Earlier this year we offered tips on unneeded files from Windows that you can delete. Here are some more candidates for the recycle bin.

Stop annoying scans

Windows insists that ScanDisk runs every time your computer crashes. Find it annoying? Here's how to disable it.

Clean out the debris left by deleted apps

You may think you have uninstalled a program -- but wait -- what's that? Lots of bits and pieces left over cluttering up your system. What to do? Third-party uninstall applications are available, but the manual method is recommended instead. Here's h...

Where to go for virus info

Finding information on a virus can be a hard task particularly when it has more than one name. Aside from checking with your own antivirus program, there are a number of virus information sources on the Web.

Password-protect folders

Want to keep folder contents safe from prying eyes? A selection of shareware available over the Net lets you do just that, encrypting folders and providing password access.

Convert bitmaps to icons

You can turn any .bmp file into an icon simply by changing its extension to .ico. Click the bitmap file you want to change, select File-Rename, and then replace the .bmp extension with .ico. Press <Enter>, and Windows will immediately replace the app...

Caps Lock talks back

I'm a two-finger typist, and I often hit the <Caps Lock> key by mistake. Since my Toshiba 405 CS laptop doesn't have a visual Caps Lock indicator, I'd like to get some kind of audible warning when I hit that key. How do I give my computer a noisy <Ca...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

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My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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