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The user interface of Xdrive is quite intuitive as is managing your files online.  The free account is for 5GB of storage with the file size only limited to the amount of space on the drive. 

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As part of our online storage series we will take a look at most services available.  I am going to focus on the free services, taking a look at what they offer or do not, which should help you decide if one is appropriate for you.  Using online storage services as a supplemental step is beneficial in a well rounded backup plan.

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As of this writing they offer 3 plans which are Basic, Signature, and Premium.  You can read more about and compare each service on their site.

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Have you ever had music playing loudly on your speakers when the phone rings… then you fumble for the speaker switch or the pause button on your music playing application while trying to answer the phone? Instead of bothering with that, I’ve always simply created a shortcut to mute the system volume instantly with the press of a key.

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During a workday things can definitely seem overwhelming as the amount of data we are expected to absorb increases at such a rapid pace.  In this fast paced environment it can be easy to misplace an important contact or have another do the same if you are the important contact. 

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If you don’t want to spend a lot of time creating your own Electronic Business Card design you can download Templates from the Microsoft Office site.  This is a cool and easy way to go because you can open the template and do various customizations to it.  There are also several sites on the Web that you can download them from.

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My main theme this past week was keeping children safe online using Parental Controls in Windows Vista and using another very useful service OpenDNS.  I also covered Windows Live SkyDrive and the volume control utility Volumouse.  In case you missed anything check out this weeks review.  More great how-to articles you have come to expect next week!

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This week I have been covering tools to use within Windows Vista to help keep your kids safe using the PC and while being online.  This article will apply will show how to use Open DNS with any Operating System to help filter undesirable web content.  Simply put DNS (Domain Name System) translates IP address to an easy to remember hostname.  For example if you were to type “216.239.51.99” without the quotes into your web browser you will be directed to google.com.

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One of our great readers wrote in yesterday asking how to migrate the custom Office dictionary from one computer to another, and it seemed worthy enough to write about for everybody’s benefit. Thanks Josh!

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This article is part of Mysticgeek’s IT blog, a How-To Geek blog focused on IT geekery.

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