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Archive for August 2010

Packard’s Tips! Stop the Skype-o-Matic!

August 18, 2010

Here is a tip I had to do some digging to find the right one on and after doing some trial and error of getting it to work, I thought I would pass it along.  As a lot of us on the Mac OS X have been apparently left out on turning off the feature […]

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Packard’s News: Mac OS X 10.6 Aftermath

August 18, 2010

Well as I will be doing a news section on the podcast, I thought it was also fitting to cover some news here on the blog.  I will still be doing my other segments “Packard’s Tips” and “Packard’s Gripes” as well. This week as you all know (unless you have been under a rock someplace) […]

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Packard’s Gripes: These people actually work here?

August 18, 2010

I don’t usually gripe about much, but one thing that always gets me steamed up is when people give out bad tech advice to people who know even less and don’t know any better.  What’s worse is when it comes from people that are working in a store that sells hardware or software for computers!  […]

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Packard’s Tips! Ok, just have fun with Vista

August 18, 2010

Ok, I usually post tips, but this time I thought I would post something fun I just came across. If you have or are using Vista, this song is for you! Song Vista Drivers Got my parts, got what I need Just gotta put it together Active cooler and some new thermal grease So my […]

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Packard’s Tips! You can’t do that with a Mac! Can you? Tips for switchers!

August 18, 2010

So you finally, decided that it’s time to go out and buy a new computer, but what to buy? The old argument of “I’ve had a PC running XP for so long and from what I’m told they don’t have anything available that I can do on it.” Well I’m here to tell you that […]

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Packard’s Tips! Arrgg! Where is the task manger on this Mac? A tip for switchers!

August 18, 2010

You have finally made the transition from Windows to the Mac, but you are missing the power of knowing where and what your CPU is doing. Please make note that if you are not familiar with the processes of what’s going on with the computer, then this tip isn’t for you. However with that said, […]

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Packard’s Tips! Help! There’s bologna in my CD drive! And other totally unexpected problems.

August 18, 2010

While the possibility of getting food in the CD drive is getting less likely, but still as it is a computer, unexpected things can still happen.  Here are some things that can go wrong and some ways to get them fixed. One of the items I will touch on is iTunes on the Windows Vista […]

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Packard’s Tips: It doesn’t have to be a paperweight

August 18, 2010

Due to the current economy most everyone is trying to get more out of what they have already invested in their hardware and to make their money stretch. Whether it’s a computer, phone, or a network device, even though it’s gotten older it can still be useful.  Here are a few ideas on what to […]

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