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How to remove your data from your smart home speakers

For years, it has seemed that when we bought the latest, fastest computer or phone, as soon as we...

 

What the heck is Microsoft Edge

Remember Internet Explorer? There were eleven versions of Internet Explorer from 1995 to 2013....

 

Affordable computers

Do you need (or want) a new Windows computer but don't want to spend a bunch of money? If you...

 

Password terror and a better way

The first half an hour passed quickly. Oh, what fun we had. The job of removing the old computer...

 

The flavors of Microsoft Office

Retail - purchase A boxed copy of Office Home and Student 2019 retails for $150 and includes Word,...

 

Windows vs. Mac, new Win10 nag screen

Whether you're treating yourself to a new computer (yay for you!) or your old computer is old and...

 

Passwords and security questions

In the old days (a couple of years ago), if you forgot your password for your email or social media...

 

COVID-19 and your gadgets

How long can the COVID-19 virus live on surfaces? Studies are complete on how the virus survives on...

 

Home internet tune-up, Netflix with friends

We're all spending more time at home these days, and for many people, that means spending more time...

 

5G does not cause COVID-19, working from home best practices

If you spend any time online or get your news via social media, you have probably run across...

 

Breaking the internet, easy video conferencing apps

Breaking the internet With more than 100 million people globally working from home, school closures...

 

Back up your computer while you're self-quarantining

Are you stuck at home? Now is the perfect time to revisit your data back-up strategy or, you know,...

 

Web browser notifications and about:blank

I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time, letting websites show notifications about new...

 

Protect your social media photos

Did you know that your Facebook photos can, and are, being used by facial recognition software from...

 

Clouds connected by cables, wet and dry

The internet. Billions and billions of devices loosely connected by copper wires, fiber optic...

 

Windows 7, RIP – sad emoji, etc.

Windows 7 has become the new Windows XP. Since Microsoft has retired support for Windows 7, it's...

 

How much RAM do you need for Windows 10?

Before we get started with how much Random-Access Memory (RAM) you need, let's talk about what it is...

 

How to delete your Google data

Maybe you don't want to watch any more of those "how to replace a toilet" videos you had to look up...

 

Online slang and acronyms

Twitter, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and even plain old text messaging use slang and acronyms...

 

Put your iPhone on a diet, plus useful and interesting websites

Maybe it was after the turkey and the stuffing and cranberry sauce (homemade,) or maybe it was the p...

 

Technical debt and infrastructure, staying online when the power goes out

Technical debt is a term used in the software industry. All the trade-offs, shortcuts, and...

 

Wi-Fi – What is it, where did it come from and how to make yours better

Wi-Fi is a technology that uses a high-frequency radio signal to connect devices without wires....

 

Duck Duck Go, iOS 13 settings

If you want to loosen the leash Google has around your neck during your online activities, consider...

 

One port to rule them all

The Universal Serial Bus, or USB. You know, that plug that can only go in one of two ways, but...

 

iPhones and Windows10 – getting them to work together, run Windows in Windows

iPhones, from both a hardware and an apps perspective, have gotten so good that many people don't...

 

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