Microsoft will NOT Be Bringing Back the Windows 8 START Button, But StarDock Already Did!

UPDATE: Oct 20, 2012:  Turn the Windows 8 Start Button back on which includes the power options: urtech.ca/2012/10/solved-solved-solved-oh-joy-solved-how-to-add-the-start-button-into-windows-8  ORIGINAL POST BELOW: _________________   In many posts I and seemingly thousands of others have complained that the lack of a START button in Windows 8 will kill its corporate sales.  Apparently Microsoft is unmoved: “The Start button won’t be coming back, no matter how much detractors of Windows 8’s new user interface would like it to.…

SALE: $4 Web Hosting with Up & Running

Through the end of August 2012 you will receive a discount on domain registration or hosting orders: 5% (using code 5NC25) on orders over $25 10% (using code 50CN10) on orders over $50 15% (using code 100CN15)  on orders over $100 on our hosting portal which you can access HERE.  For about $4/month you will receive: Dozens of Web Development Tools (like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal…) 10 GB of Space Unlimited Bandwidth 100 Email Accounts 10 MySQL Databases Free 24…

WindowsUnblocker From Kaspersky: Free Automated Virus and Malware Cleaner

“…Kaspersky WindowsUnblocker is a free tool that can be used to boot an otherwise unbootable computer and start the process of cleansing the registry of unwanted entries that have been added by malware. The software is supplied as an ISO image that can be burned to CD or DVD, or used to create a bootable USB drive – you then simply need to ensure that your computer is configure to boot from that drive and…

SOLVED: How To Find The 1 Million Free eBooks on Kobo

UPDATED: Sept 1st 2013 If you have heard the hype on the Kobo ereader you know there are supposedly 1 million free ebooks for it.  Where are they? They don’t show up in the Kobo Desktop software.  They are online so just follow this simple process to find those freebees: MAKE SURE YOU SIGN IN BEFORE doing any of the three below or you will not find any free Kobo ebooks. EASY WAY: Click http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=&t=free STILL…

Best 7 Apps for the Blackberry Playbook

Speaking as someone who owns a playbook, I can say that this is a good list and nearly all of them are free Groupon Evernote Box E! News – this is for people who need to get a life InstaPhoto Stressless Angry Birds… of course The details are at  http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/slideshow/Playbook-Apps/ The killer apps that don’t exist for the Playbook (yet) are: Skype Netflix

Shaw WiFi Test Goes Live in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver

Shaw has started providing WiFi service to its customers without additional charge (i.e. free) as part of their home internet packages.  Any data you consume on the WiFi is simply counted against your home data plan, which is not a problem for most people. Apparently Shaw see’s this as competition to cellular, and they may be correct in urban centers. Shaw Internet customers with an @shaw.ca email address can easily and securely connect to the Shaw…

SOLVED: How To Determine What Make and Model Your Motherboard Is WITHOUT Openning The Case

There are several ways to find out what model your motherboard is: Reboot and read the POST screens Reboot and enter the BIOS Look for a sticker or label on the ourside of the case.  Dell put “service tag” numbers on all their machines and you can references those on Dell’s support site. Download free software like CPUZ, which is available from HERE.  This software will provide great detail on the all the hardware that…

Can’t Boot Your Infected PC?

… Dr Web LiveCD is on hand to help you to get things back in order. As the name suggests, this is a live CD that can be used to boot an otherwise inaccessible computer with a view to retrieving files and fixing problems. Dr Web LiveCD downloads as a disc image that needs to be burned to CD and once this disc has been created it can be used to boot into a Linux environment that…

New Full Service Domain Registration and Web Hosting Service

Up & Running has always provided high quality web and email hosting for clients in the Calgary region, but with our new partnership we have migrated to a new hosting platform.  We now provide FULL line of web services on higly redundant server farm with FREE 24 hour real person, NORTH AMERICAN based, support. Web Hosting Email Hosting Domain Registration SSL Certificates WordPress Hosting We do it all! Click HERE for our pricing and full service line…

Sharepoint 2010 Free (and Useful or Fun) WebParts and How To Install Them

Background: I am a Sharepoint 2010 novice but I have spent considerable time banging through 2010 in recent days and below is information I will need in the future to perform installs at other client sites.  Perhaps you will be interested in some of this.  If you want more of my tips and tricks just type SHAREPOINT in the search, you will find a 3 or 4 more posts from today. NOTE: All of these work…

Office 2010 Starter and Office WebApps are Two FREE Versions of Office (Word and Excel)

In addition to several new features like the Social Media pane in Outlook and the use of the fantastic new “Ribbon” on all programs, Office 2010 brought us two completely new versions which are completely free! Office 2010 Starter Edition – FREE: Starter includes only Word and Excel and they have some advanced features removed which I doubt 99.99% of users would notice.  It also has a small panel on the bottom right which contains…