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The Mail app included with Windows 8 only supports IMAP, Exchange, Hotmail/, and Gmail accounts. Mail offers POP3 as an option when setting up the account – but if you select POP3, you’ll be informed that Mail doesn’t support POP.

To use the Mail app with a POP3 email account, giving you features such as live-tile email notifications and a touch-friendly interface for reading your email, there’s a trick you can use.

Use or Gmail

While Mail itself doesn’t support POP3 accounts, it does support and Gmail accounts. Both and Gmail have a built-in feature that fetches mail from a POP3 server and stores it in your webmail inbox. If you configure one of these services to access your POP3 account, you can add the webmail account to the Mail app.

To get started, visit or Gmail and create an account if you don’t already have one. Log into your account, click the gear icon at the top-right corner of either or Gmail, and select the Settings option.

On, click the Sending/receiving email from other accounts link

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Verizon e-mail setup link

Posted: August 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Ultimate Control Panel

Posted: August 21, 2015 in Computer News
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Windows 7: Inside the Ultimate Control Panel

It’s always good to have other ways of performing similar configuration or maintenance tasks. The Windows 7 Ultimate Control Panel gives you just that.

William R. Stanek

By now you’ve most likely heard about the alternate Control Panel view in Windows 7. Some folks are calling it “God mode,” probably because that has much better “Wow” factor than Alternate or Ultimate Control Panel view. Whatever you call it, I prefer to think of this feature as the Ultimate Control Panel (UCP).

To create this alternate view for Control Panel, you simply open Windows Explorer and then create a new folder. Next, you name the folder with any text string, followed by a period and then add the globally unique identifier (GUID) for the alternate Control Panel view.

The GUID is: {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}.

Besides the GUID, you could name your folder: DadsStuff.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

You could also name it: MyPanel.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Or even: JustDucky.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Get it? It’s the GUID that does the magic, not the text string. The GUID is a registered value in the OS. That’s what identifies the alternate Control Panel view. When you create and name the folder this way, you’ll get to the UCP. Then you can use the UCP to quickly perform common tasks with the following Windows controls:

  • Action Center
  • Administrative Tools
  • AutoPlay
  • Backup and Restore
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • Color Management
  • Credential Manager
  • Date and Time
  • Default Programs
  • Desktop Gadgets
  • Device Manager
  • Devices and Printers
  • Display
  • Ease of Access Center
  • Folder Options
  • Fonts
  • Getting Started
  • HomeGroup
  • Indexing Options
  • Internet Options
  • Keyboard
  • Location and Other Sensors
  • Mouse
  • Network and Sharing Center
  • Notification Area Icons
  • Parental Controls
  • Performance Information and Tools
  • Personalization
  • Phone and Modem
  • Power Options
  • Programs and Features
  • Recovery
  • Region and Language
  • RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
  • Sound
  • Speech Recognition
  • Sync Center
  • System
  • Taskbar and Start Menu
  • Troubleshooting
  • User Accounts
  • Windows CardSpace
  • Windows Defender
  • Windows Firewall
  • Windows Update

XBMC update

Posted: October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Genesis – The evolution of GoTV and GoMovies (same developer)

By Lawrence Abrams on October 12, 2012


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Fast User Switching is a useful feature in Windows that allows you to quickly switch between different accounts on your machine. If it’s not used properly, though, it can lead to problems as your computer becomes slow due to the amount of programs that are running at the same time. With this said, many people feel its better to disable Fast User Switching altogether and require people to log off of their accounts before another person can log in. This way only the programs currently being used by the logged in user are running and will have more resources available to them.

This tutorial will explain how to disable Fast User Switching in Windows. As the settings are different in Windows XP than they are in future version, we have broken this tutorial up into two different sections.


How to disable Fast User Switching in Windows XP

To disable Fast User Switching in Windows XP, you first need to enter your Control Panel. To do this, click on the Start Button and then select the Control Panel menu option. When the Control Panel opens, you should double-click on the User Accounts icon. This will open up the User Accounts settings screen as shown in the image below.

Registry Tip: You can also disable and enable Fast User Switching by adding the AllowMultipleTSSessions DWORD value to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon key. If you set AllowMultipleTSSessions to 0 Fast User Switching will be disabled. To enable it again set it to 1.


You should now click on the Change the way users log on or off option. This will bring you to another screen that is similar to the one below.



To disable Fast User Switching, uncheck the checkbox labeled Use Fast User Switch and then click on the Apply Options button. To enable Fast User Switching again, you can repeat these steps but this time put a checkbox in that setting.


How to disable Fast User Switching in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Vista

If you are using Windows Premium or Starter, then you need to click here to see the instructions on how to disable Fast User Switching.

If you are using Windows Pro or Ultimate then you can disable Fast User Switching through the Group Policy Editor. To access the Group Policy Editor in Windows Vista and Windows 7, click on the Start button and type in Group Policy. You should then see an option called Edit Group Policy. In Windows 8, you should type Group Policy in the Start Screen and then click on the Settings category. The option for Edit Group Policy should now appear.

Click on the Edit Group Policy option and the Group Policy editor will open. Under the Local Computer Policy, expand the tree to the following path:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon

When you see Logon, left click on it to select it as shown in the image below.



In the right-hand pane you should now see a variety of settings. Double-click on the Hide entry points for Fast User Switching setting and its properties screen will open.



Select the Enabled radio button and then click on the Apply button. Finally click on the OK button and close the Group Policy Editor. Fast User Switching should now be disabled. If you want to enable this feature in the future, just go back to the same setting and change it to Not Configured.

If you are using Windows Starter Edition or Windows Premium, then you will not have access to the Group Policy Editor. Instead you will need to enable the setting through the Windows Registry. This setting can be enabled by creating the HideFastUserSwitching REG_DWORD value under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System Registry key and setting it to 1.

If you do not feel comfortable editing the Registry, you can download this Registry file that will make the changes for you:

Just download the above Registry file and double-click on it. When it asks if you wish to merge the data, click on the Yes button.

If you want to enable it again in the future you can download and run this Registry file:

Send To” Menu in Windows XP

To add a destination to the Send To menu, you must add a shortcut to the SendTo folder. To do this, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, and then click Run.
2.In the Open box, type sendto, and then click OK.
3.Add a destination by doing one of the following: ◦Use the drag-and-drop operation to move the item that you want to the SendTo folder; to do so, right-click, and then click Create Shortcuts Here. link

Customize the Windows 7 or Vista Send To Menu

To get to the SendTo folder, you’ll need to open up an Explorer window, and then paste in the following to the address bar.


%APPDATA% is an environment variable that actually maps to something like C:\users\<username>\AppData\Roaming. link

My easy way is

  1. 1.Click Start, and then click in search box.
  2. 2.In the Open box, type run, and then click on run command.
  3. 3.  type %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo then click enter.

android-xbmc remote

Posted: October 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Official XBMC Remote for Android

Control your XBMC Media Center with your Android device. Officially brought to you by Team XBMC.

The first beta version has hit Android Market, use the QR Code above or search for “Official XBMC Remote”.

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TV shows that were canceled

Posted: May 14, 2012 in TV