Internet Explorer 9 Beta / Secure Your Wireless Network / Clone a Hard Drive / Geekly Update / Wireless Broadband / Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
In today's TOURBUS,
You'll find out how to get a sneak preview of Internet Explorer 9 Preview. Will you want to give up Firefox?
I've also got a guide to Securing Your Wireless Network and some thoughts on why you might want to Clone Your Hard Drive.
Also in this issue,
the most recent Geekly Update, the scoop on Wireless Broadband, and a big list of
Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
Internet Explorer 9 Preview
Microsoft recently released the first beta version of Internet Explorer 9. It's the first major upgrade to IE in about two years - and, it seems, the first real improvement since the late 1990s! IE7 and IE8 didn't really add much to the browsing experience, and introduced glitches that drove users and website developers nuts. But over the past few years, the competition lit a fire under IE's developers.
Here's the scoop on the upcoming IE9 browser, and how you can take it for a test drive...
The term "wireless network security" sounds too technical for many home and small business users, so they often ignore it. But securing a wireless network against intruders is really quite simple and it's very important. You wouldn't leave your home's front door wide open while you are out, or a loaded gun on its front porch.
Leaving a wireless network unsecured can be equally foolhardy. Here are the steps to making sure your wireless network is locked down...
To clone a hard drive means to make an exact copy of every single bit on it. This is more than simply backing up data files; even hidden, protected operating system files are copied in a clone operation, and the exact position of every bit of data on the original drive is preserved. If something goes wrong with your hard drive, a clone copy can restore its exact contents.
Here's what you need to know about cloning your hard drive...
Is it true that Flickr has banned users from uploading photos of kittens and puppies? Verizon's CEO said last week that the iPhone is definitely not coming to Verizon. Yet. Huh? And why is the price of a stolen card credit card going up, again?
Get answers to these questions, and one free proton, in the most recent edition of the Geekly Update!
Very simply, wireless broadband is high-speed Internet access delivered without wires. It can refer to a wifi connection in your home, or to the type of wireless connections made by smartphones and other mobile devices.
Learn about the different types of wireless broadband, and how fast you can go...
Personally, I prefer to use the keyboard whenever I can, instead of reaching for the mouse and clicking. For me, it's just faster and more natural. But keyboard shortcuts can also be important if you're prone to repetitive stress syndrome or have tendonitis. Visually impaired users may find keyboard shortcuts easier as well.
Windows keyboard shortcuts save time and wrist motions. Here are some you should know...