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Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Computer Users

Time and possibly money-saving advice for everyone who uses a computer and/or surfs the Internet. Topics include the importance of making backups, warnings on posting photos to social networks, and understanding security question risks.

 
PRLog - Dec. 20, 2010 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- KNOXVILLE, TN -- Award-winning computer and digital camera help website MalekTips ( http://www.malektips.com/ ) today announced a suggested list of New Year's Resolutions for people to follow from now until well after the ball drops. Ten resolutions are presented to make computer and Internet use easier and safer, which can result in saving time and perhaps even some money.

Just some of the resolutions:

* When asking for computing help, especially on free help sites, be sure to describe one's problems clearly and completely to make it easier for others to assist, as many people doing so are volunteers and have a limited amount of time. A list of suggested items to include in support requests is included in the article.

* Frequently backup files and perform multiple backups. Files can be corrupted by malware attacks, hard drive failures, ignoring warning dialog boxes, and other ways the article describes.

* Be very careful before posting photos on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking services. Photos of parties, for example, can cause future problems, and not just because job interviewers later might find these pictures and use them when considering hires.

"While many people think of common New Year's resolutions such as going to the gym or cutting back to help get rid of debt, changing the way one uses the computer or interacts online does not come up often", said Andrew Malek, owner of MalekTips. "Following these resolutions, though they may take a little bit of effort, in the long run may save time, and possibly even money."

The "Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Computer Users" article is available at http://malektips.com/resolutions/. In addition, thousands of other tips on topics such as tweaking and extending web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome; taking better digital photographs, even at nighttime; and getting the most out of Windows 7 are on the web at http://malektips.com/.

Note: Software programs mentioned in this release are copyrights or trademarks of their respective companies.

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About MalekTips:

MalekTips is a computer and digital camera / photography information website based in Knoxville, TN. Online since 1998, MalekTips maintains and follows its mission statement by 'offering free computer help, hints, and tips to the Internet populace.' Multitudes of viewers every month utilize the help library for computing help and technical support questions. MalekTips can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.malektips.com/.

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