The Best of Both Worlds—Sync IE and Outlook RSS Feeds

In my last post I talked about how great it is to be able to use RSS feeds in Outlook. Well, it’s also great to use them in Internet Explorer, because there you can add a new feed quickly and view it directly from its website. You know what’s the greatest? Having both capabilities—synchronized. By…

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No rabbits needed: Pull these IE9 tricks out of your hat

Here, presented for your entertainment (and for the benefit of anyone who values your productivity, organization, or creative flair), are five downright magical tricks built right into Internet Explorer 9. Stash these tricks up your sleeve or in your hat, then pull them out as needed—and treat yourself (and anyone who’s watching) to a truly…

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How Internet Explorer 9 helps you browse worry-free

Stress is a fact of life, and I even read somewhere that a certain amount of it can be good for you. Internet Explorer 9, however, has no desire to raise your blood pressure or give you an ulcer. Instead, IE9 has a number of security and privacy features that take the worry out of…

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With Internet Explorer 9, sites take center stage

The web has always been about the browser, yes? Browsers are our windows on the online world. And what everybody truly admires in a good window is… cleanliness. Clean is good on its own merit, but there’s another view here. With Internet Explorer 9, being clean means delivering a truly unobstructed view of the virtual…


Speed and performance: How Internet Explorer 9 makes for better browsing

Is faster always better? With Internet Explorer 9, it would seem so—even when the speed in question isn’t obvious. Case in point: Internet Explorer 9 is the first browser to take advantage of graphics processing power that used to go mostly unused by browsers. That means that now websites can perform more like applications installed…


Top-secret Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts unmasked

Simply because I can, I herewith expose little-known but potentially powerful forces at work—in this case, five keyboard shortcuts that could simplify or enrich all our lives. I leave it to the world to decide what to do with this declassified intelligence. + Tab: Desktop Cirque de Soleil. Hold down the key and begin tapping…

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Internet Explorer 9: Wow, the Web is New Again

Some of us have been around long enough to remember the Web in its infancy. It was an amazing time—and I’m experiencing some serious deja vu with the introduction of Internet Explorer 9. Have you seen Internet Explorer 9? You really must! Here’s a little of what you’ll find. True speed, realized. Internet Explorer 9…

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Internet Explorer 8 Toolbars: It's wise to customize

What kind of world would we have if everyone browsed the same way? No spice. No verve. Less joy. Luckily, Internet Explorer presents us all with an array of modern, tasteful, and—most importantly—customizable toolbars, designed to let each of us create an Internet workspace that fits like a glove. Just so we’re clear. Those toolbars…

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Get there faster with Internet Explorer shortcuts

There are those who will say that, when browsing the Internet, it’s all about the journey. Whether that’s true for you or you just want to get in and get back out with useful information, these keyboard shortcuts will help. Zoom: Ctrl + and -. Sometimes, the words and pictures are just a touch too…

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Speed up common browsing tasks with Accelerators

Copy. Change windows. Paste. Click. Repeat. Most of us follow this familiar routine hundreds of times a week, just to perform some common online task—such as looking up the meaning of an unfamiliar term or emailing helpful content to a colleague. It’s almost automatic, if a little tedious. Wouldn’t it be lovely to speed things…

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