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Software for Hand-Helds
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] Before discussing more programs for hand-held computers, here is an update on digital cameras. Cameras and Old Computers Digital cameras for antiquers were discussed in the September 2003 issue. It was pointed out that users of older computers that were built for Windows 95 have ... (Read More)

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Business Software
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] Last month two programs for collectors were reviewed. This month it is all business—software for malls, consignment shops, and art dealers. Mall and Consignment Software Dealer Assistant is a program for antiques malls and consignment shops. It is easy to understand. There are no large, ... (Read More)

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Protection and Privacy
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] Many times in the past, this column has suggested virus protection software for anyone using e-mail or browsing the Web. It is also important to download regular virus profile updates for the software. Last month we dwelt on protection from unsolicited e-mail or "spam" and ... (Read More)

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Search Engine Tips
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] The most wonderful thing about the Internet is finding ... (Read More)

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Making Labels
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] If mail is any indicator, software for making labels is of interest to many readers. Labels Unlimited was reviewed in the November 1994 issue of M.A.D. Almost a decade later e-mail is still being received about this product. It is often from readers who have ... (Read More)

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Business Plannning
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Business Planning by John P. Reid, [email protected] Suppose, after years of collecting, a couple takes early retirement to open an antiques shop. A dealer with a healthy entrepreneurial spirit sees an opportunity to open an antiques mall. An auctioneer who has a growing clientele needs a modern office, a larger ... (Read More)

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Web Sites
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] Nowadays almost every business has a Web site, even roadside antiques shops. Some of the best Web sites are written by professionals working with professional software. But many very good Web sites are created by amateurs with simple software. Anyone long on ambition but short ... (Read More)

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Updates
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] AAIN Mall Software Antique and Art Information Network, Inc. (AAIN) has announced a new version of its antiques mall software called Antique Mall FastTrack Point of Sale and Business Management Software XT. The previous version was reviewed in the April 2004 issue. It added the ... (Read More)

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Searches
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] Last month we discussed searches on the World Wide Web. This month Google, arguably the most popular Web search engine, will be described. First, though, there are now tools for searching much closer to home—your own hard drive. Desktop Search Windows has always had a local file ... (Read More)

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Blogging
by John P. Reid

by John P. Reid, [email protected] The Internet has so many facets that it is hard to be familiar with more than a few. The Web, e-mail, instant messaging, Usenet news groups, mailing list servers, electronic magazines, and forums or chat rooms are just a few. One that has quietly become ... (Read More)
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