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Disinfect Your Keyboard

Keyboards, particularly those shared by multiple people, harbor huge quantities of bacteria. If you want to reduce the chances of picking up your co-worker's cold, you can disinfect your keyboard with disinfecting wipes. To avoid damage to the keyboard, be sure to:

  • Unplug the keyboard before disinfecting it.
  • Squeeze out any excess liquids from the cloth to avoid liquid dripping into the keyboard.
  • Don't let any liquid from the wipe sit for long periods of time on the keyboard.
  • Don't scrub the keyboard, just lightly wipe down. Rubbing too hard leaves behind more lint.
  • Avoid cleansing cloths that contain bleach.

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Accelerometer quirks -- A message about holding the iPhone wrong looks like something added by a game developer, not the iPhone operating system. (2 messages)


Mail PDF in print dialog -- Readers discover how to make the Mail PDF command in the Print dialog use Entourage instead of Apple Mail. (5 messages)


Backups self-destruct? A reader's backup hard disk suddenly appears unformatted, but the data is most likely still there - just temporarily untouchable. (3 messages)


Google Maps Adds Walking Directions -- A few other mapping utilities include walking or other directions (such as public transportation). (2 messages)


Phishing susceptibility -- Following a Consumer Reports article recommending against using Safari for Web browsing, readers discuss how big a threat phishing is for Mac users. (6 messages)

 

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