Finds of the Week (September 25, 2011)

Finds of the Week is a collection of interesting stuff I've stumbled across recently. Enjoy.

10 Tips to Make your Laptop Last Longer
These are all good tips but the one I always use is a laptop cooling pad, and if I'm not using the laptop for a while I remove the battery.
10 Tips to Make your Laptop Last Longer

 

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Windows 7 Mouse Cursors and Pointers
You wouldn't think there would be a lot to know about mouse cursors and pointers - you'd be wrong. :)
How To Customize Mouse Cursors in Windows 7 | Windows 7 Tutorials
via TinyHacker
 

Quickly Check a Site for Safety – And Malware History – With Google’s Safe Browsing Diagnostic Tool
Nothing is ever completely secure with computers and the internet, now Google has added a Safe Browsing Diagnostic Tool.
Here's how you can use it.
Quickly Check a Site for Safety – And Malware History – With Google’s Safe Browsing Diagnostic Tool
 

How to setup your Mac OS X Lion after you install it for the first time.
How to setup your Mac OS X Lion after First install? | VikiTech.com

 

Microsoft’s Bing Kicks Off Fall With Beautiful Time-Lapse Video on Home Page
One of the reasons I like Bing is the awesome photography (I use it for searching but it's the pictures that grab me ) and now there's video too.
Microsoft’s Bing Kicks Off Fall With Beautiful Time-Lapse Video on Home Page

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by pvilan (not verified) on 26. September 2011 - 4:56  (80341)

Thanks for the useful link to 10 Tips to Make your Laptop Last Longer!

An advise to everybody: read and apply the tips!!

by From Australia (not verified) on 26. September 2011 - 9:40  (80350)

Thanks for the link 'Tips to Make your Laptop Last Longer'. Wonderful work. Once again TechSupportAlert fundamentally improving the way I use my computer :)

by TexShane (not verified) on 26. September 2011 - 12:56  (80355)

Laptop article written by a child it seems, mostly common sense, a couple of weird tips, but mostly useful.

by Phylis Sophical on 26. September 2011 - 17:54  (80374)

This child appreciates all the laptop tips. Always at least one thing I didn't think of. Great link to site with Win7 helps as well. Finally figured out how to make the date show in the notification area.

by crank on 27. September 2011 - 6:19  (80405)

There is a lot of mis-information about batteries these days, people keep repeating the stuff they knew about back when NiCads were the typical batteries, nowadays it's Li-ion batteries, and perversely, they require almost the opposite treatment for long life. Be sure to read the comment by Noye on the laptop tips.

by rhiannon on 27. September 2011 - 18:09  (80443)

@crank; Interesting comment. My laptop is usually within the two ranges, 40% to 100%.
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