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COMPUTERS October 2004 Newsletter WWW.KCCATLANTA.COM

Table of Contents I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. KCC News Article of the Month Microsoft Windows NEWS Tip and Tricks Spiritual Word of the Month Pocket PC News Customer/Sponsor of the Month

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A. Website Updates • • • •

KCC News

KCC Mall Opens (http://www.kccatlanta.com/mall.htm) New Tips and Tricks (http://www.kccatlanta.com/tips.htm) Updates on Pricing of Services (www.kccatlanta.com/service.htm) New Club Members (www.kccatlanta.com/members.htm)

II. The benefits of PC Insurance
If all insurance was optional which would you keep? Health? Car? Life? Chances are if you had your way you would leave it up to God to protect you from danger and keep your money. However, that’s not the way life works. We all have insurance for the “What ifs” and the “uh ohs”. How many people saved thousands of dollars, precious time, and lives by having valuable insurance? Insurance should be used to protect your assets. The thing is, what do you consider an asset? An asset is anything in your possession that generates money or prevents you from losing money. Your car is an asset because it helps you get to work to make money. It also transports you to different destinations of choice. If something happened to that asset you would lose a lot of money and a lot of time. Insurance is key to have in case of an accident or a breakdown. Homeowners insurance is vital because your home is an asset. It keeps your butt out of the cold and protects your family from danger. That insurance and a security system are considered valuable peace of mind items. But what about your computer? Do you consider that an asset? Does it help you make money or prevent you from losing it? If you said yes to either question, then consider a PC insurance plan. It is a way to protect your valuable data from corruption, viruses, and physical damage. By not have it you are telling your clients that their information does not matter and that they should not trust their assets with you! You don’t want that to happen so consider these insurance methods to protect you… 1. Data Backup. Saving it to an offsite location or DVD Drive could save you a lot of time when disaster strikes. Keep it in a fire proof box in case the house gets destroyed. 2. Anti-Virus protection. With all the nasties going through the email make sure you not only invest in this program but make sure it is running and its up to date at all time. 3. PC Tune up. Like I said earlier, 68% of all pc failures are due to improper maintenance. A monthly tune up aka Jiffy lube will not only do wonders for you pc but also keep the costly pc repair bill down. 4. Firewall. You don’t want hackers to steal your valuable data, so protect it behind a strong hardware or software firewall Most of these services can be performed by me at KCC. Just click on the CLUBS link on the left for more information on how KC and I can help insure your pc will continue to be a precious asset to you, your business, and your family

III. MS Windows in the News
Office XP Security Update: KB832332 Posted by Daniel Fleshbourne on 14 Sep 2004 - 19:43 CET | 3 Comments This update fixes a vulnerability where a specially crafted image could allow an attacker’s code to run on a user’s machine due to a vulnerability in the graphics interpreter code. Office XP Security Update: KB832332 offers the highest levels of stability and security available for Microsoft Office.

Download: Office XP Security Update View: (832332) Overview of the Office XP Security Update: KB832332 Last comment was by Jon Office 2003 Security Update: KB838905 Posted by Daniel Fleshbourne on 14 Sep 2004 - 19:42 CET | 11 Comments Microsoft recommends that you use the Office Update site to determine if your computer requires this update before installing it. For more information on this update, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (838905) Overview of the Office 2003 Security Patch: KB838905. A full-file administrative update for use by IT Administrators is available on the Microsoft Office Resource Kit Web site. Download: Office 2003 Security Update: KB838905 Last comment was by nic Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 Posted by Daniel Fleshbourne on 14 Sep 2004 - 19:40 CET | 11 Comments A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a computer running Windows and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may need to restart your computer. Note that in Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, this update will appear as Microsoft VGX 833989. Download: Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (KB833989) View: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028

IV. Tip and Tricks
How to make My Computer Explore instead of Open?
When you double-click on My Computer, it never shows the folders or Explorer bar. When you right-click on My Computer and Explore, it does. Here's how to make Explore the default choice. 1. Double-click on My Computer. 2. Go to Tools, Folder Options, then File Types.

3. Find the file type of FOLDER with extension of (NONE). 4. Click Advanced, Explore, then Set Default. To imagine the possibilities, look at Advanced for the .DOC extension and see how to create your own. Thanks to John Roller for this tip. For more tips, visit: http://www.winxpnews.com/rd/rd.cfm?id=040817HT-Tips

How to make XP open previously-opened windows when you log on
Do you want XP to "remember" the folder windows that you had open when you logged off, and open them up again automatically when you log back on? By default, XP doesn't do this, but you can change that easily: 1. 2. 3. 4. Right click the Start button and click Explore. On the Tools menu, select Folder Options. Click the View tab. Under Advanced Settings, scroll down and check the box labeled "Restore previous folder windows at logon."

Now XP will reopen any windows you had open when you logged off.

How to Disable Automatic Search for Network Printers and Folders
XP automatically searches, on a periodic basis, for new printers and folders shared on the network. This can be handy, but uses some system resources and may not be necessary. If you want to disable this automatic search features, here's how: 1. 2. 3. 4. Right click the Start button and click Explore. On the Tools menu, select Folder Options. Click the View tab. Under Advanced Settings, scroll down and uncheck the box labeled "Automatically Search for Network Folders and Printers."

How to Disable the "There are Newly Installed Programs" Balloon
When you install a new program in XP, the operating system helpfully tells you about it and highlights the new program(s) on the Start menu. If you don't like this behavior, there's something you can do about it: 1. 2. 3. 4. Right click the Start button and select Properties. Click the Start Menu tab. Click the Customize button. Click the Advanced tab.

5. Uncheck the box labeled "Highlight newly installed programs." Note: this option is not available if you use the Classic Start menu.

V.

Our Daily Bread (from www.gospelcom.net)

“Follow The Instructions”
Read: Psalm 119:129-136 The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. — Psalm 119:130 Bible In One Year: Isaiah 9-10; Ephesians 3

After a woman sued a fast-food restaurant for being burned by coffee, companies started changing their manuals and warning labels. Check out these instructions:
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On a frozen dinner: DEFROST BEFORE EATING On an iron: CAUTION! DO NOT IRON CLOTHES ON BODY On a peanut butter jar: MAY CONTAIN PEANUTS On a milk bottlecap: AFTER OPENING, KEEP UPRIGHT

If some people need these obvious guidelines on household items, think about how much more we need God's direction. Psalm 119 tells of the importance of His instruction manual—the Bible. On the pages of Scripture we find what God wants us to believe, to be, and to do. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31). "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you" (Ephesians 4:32). "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). Ask the Lord to teach you His statutes and to direct your steps according to His Word (Psalm 119:133,135). Then read it often and follow the instructions. —Anne Cetas Give us, O Lord, a strong desire To look within Your Word each day; Help us to hide it in our heart, Lest from its truth our feet would stray. —Branon

Scripture is meant to give us protection, correction, and direction.

VI. Pocket PC in the News
TabletPC: HP iPAQ, Tablet PC revolutionizing the Doctor's Posted by: fyiguy on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 08:28 PM (44 Reads) visit and Hospital Care

HP put out a link in their latest HP Technology at Work Healthcare newsletter to a great article on how Tablet PCs and Pocket PCs are being used in the realm of healthcare.

At Central Utah Multi-Specialty Clinic in Provo, Utah, 59 physicians in eight locations use the HP iPAQ h4150 and the Allscripts TouchWorks mEMR software to access patient information right in the exam room. "When doctors leave the exam room, all of the documentation is done, test orders have been submitted and prescriptions are filled," says Jamie Steck, IT director. "The same thing happens with tests. We often get results from the imaging center even before the patient gets home..." At CapitalCare Medical Group, a primary care practice in Albany, N.Y., William Busino Jr., M.D., says that recording patient notes on the HP Tablet PC while he's in the exam room is saving his six-physician office $5,000 monthly and reducing by as much as several days the time it takes to receive voice transcriptions. "Previously, if a patient had a problem and another physician had to cover the call, the most current information might not be available," he says...

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Review: Resco Audio Recorder v3.01
Posted by Scott Logsdon

What Resco Audio Recorder does for you is make recordings in several different audio formats, as well as several other great features. Audio Recorder essentially extends the functionality of recording on your Pocket PC. With Audio Recorder you can make recordings in WAV, MP3, RAF, OGG, or SPX formats (though OGG and SPX are *only* available on xscale devices), all the while specifying the recording quality and bitrates. The Good • Record WAV, MP3, OGG, RAF, or SPX formats with your voice recorder (though OGG and SPX are *only* available on xscale devices) • Includes desktop application for converting between the included formats • Audio Recorder is a Recorder, Player, and Editor - even simple cut and save functionality is included The Bad • Would like to see more stylus-tap functionality included on main screen • Sure would be nice if Audio Recorder also recorded and converted with WMV formats

VII .Customer of the Month
This month we would like to recognize Michelle Lane as our KCC Customer of the month. Michelle Lane Write 2 The Top Marketing Communications
Phone: (770) 434-0748 Website: www.write2thetop.com Email: michellelane@write2thetop.com Marketing Communications for the entrepreneur and small business person. From brochures to name tags she helps put your company on the map to maximum exposure for a fraction of the cost of the competition.