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News of the Week
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- Three more
heros die In the line of duty this week - Rich
- Police crack down on eating drivers "Australia"- Mack
- Redick Popped for DUI - Rich
- Judge booted for helping suspect evade arrest - Mack
- ICE Arrests Over 2,000 Illegals - Rich
- 10 Dumb Ass of the Week
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- Tech Issues
- Yamanner Virus - Mack
- Google Launches Browser Sync - Rich
- Money Lost to Cybercrime Down--Again - Mack
- Google Launches Spreadsheet - Rich
- PC User's Tip
Tired of Windows playing hide and seek with the icons in your system
tray? For this week's PC Tip, I have the solution. Just right-click the
Start button and choose Properties to open your system's Taskbar tab
and Start Menu Properties dialog box. Select the Taskbar tab and
uncheck the "Hide inactive icons" box.
You can also decide for yourself which System Tray icons you want to
see. Leave the "Hide inactive icons" checked, click the Customize
button, and then choose each icon one at a time and set its Behavior to
"Always show," "Always hide," or "Hide when inactive."
If you have got a lot of music and video files, many probably get lost
in the crowd. Luckily, iTunes is a database and is great for sorting
files but it needs your input. One good way to stay organized is to
create smart playlists that let you sort your music by genre, artist,
year, or custom tags that you add to the Grouping or Comments field of
The right tag
To get these smart playlists to work well,
you need to tag your music correctly. For example, make sure an
artist's name is spelled the same way for all of that artist's music,
and make sure your genre names are consistent. The databases that
provide tags for content from the iTunes Music Store or for CDs that
you rip on your own aren't always accurate or consistent, especially
when those databases include user-submitted tags.
Information for multiple tracks by selecting
the songs and then selecting File -> Get Info (or pressing
Command-I) -- the Multiple Song Information window that
appears lets you alter any of the tags (except the Name tags) for the
Using the Multiple Song Information window, you can create new genres or add comments to groups or files.
Find with smarts
Once everything is tagged correctly, I suggest adding custom comments
or genre information. Doing this adds personalized data you can then
use as part of a smart playlist that finds specific types of music,
select File -> New Smart Playlist, and then adjust the parameters
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