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Sneak Peek: BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac

Research in Motion has announced that it will make its BlackBerry Desktop Manager available for Mac. The manager will provide capabilities including the ability to sync to iTunes (playlists, calendars, contacts, notes, tasks), add and remove applications, perform firmware updates, create backups (and restore from them), automatically schedule backups with optional encryption, and manage multiple BlackBerry devices at the same time. Here's a sneak peek.

July 21, 2009 by Andrew Nusca


Set up regular automated backups with Windows Home Server

Microsoft Windows Home Server, currently in Community Technology Preview, is designed as a way to integrate server based computing into the home environment. Whether it be digital photos, music, or just your documents, you want that data to be secure and accessible. Once you get WHS configured scheduled, regular backups can be run for all of your home PCs, at times you choose.

May 22, 2007 by Joshua Hoskins


Reduce repetitive formatting for Access objects

If you find yourself constantly making formatting adjustments to Access objects on the fly, you're bogging yourself down unnecessarily. A couple of tricks can save you tons of time: Either change control defaults for a particular form or report or customize a form or report and turn it into a template.

May 7, 2007 by Susan Harkins

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Publish Microsoft Access check box controls to a Word document

When you publish an Access report to Word, you'll lose any check boxes the report contains. Luckily, you can take advantage of a couple of workarounds: Either display the literal values or use Wingdings to display the check box controls in Word. Here's a rundown of both tricks.

April 11, 2007 by Susan Harkins


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