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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...

 

Locked out?

We all use devices (smartphone, tablet, or computer) that contain information we don't want stranger...

 

5G – What is it?

What is it? 5G refers to the fifth generation of cellular network. The current king-of-the-hill in...

 

A new Facebook scam, iOS 13's battery optimization

Scammers have discovered that Facebook is a good vehicle for tricking people into giving them...

 

Major Windows 10 security problem, cell phone robocallsTech Talk

Catchy headline, right? That's what many tech and consumer-facing sites have been running lately,...

 

Netflix account sharing, previewing email, flooring your computer

The Netflix Terms of Use clearly prohibit you from sharing your Netflix account's password with...

 

Windows XP security patch, more Intel chip problems

Windows XP security patch Remember back in 2014, when Microsoft ended support for Windows XP?...

 

Fake tech support (still), Alexa or privacy (not both), Gmail features

I know, I know. I can't believe it either, but apparently, those fake tech support scammers are...

 

Windows 7 nagging, smartphone diagnostics

Windows 7 nagging Microsoft won't stop supporting Windows 7 (Win7) until January of next year, but...

 

Smartphone location data

Everybody wants the location data in your smartphone. Your carrier, your phone's operating system,...

 

Chrome password checkup, ji32k7au4a83, 12-inch extension cords

Chrome password checkup Every time we hear about a data breach somewhere, we know that a new bunch...

 

Self-driving cars

Self-driving cars: the media (whether, for you, that means reading web sites, reading physical...

 

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