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Chip shortages, Windows tools

No, not delicious tortilla chips. I'm talking about semiconductor microchips. We have a global short...

 

How to abbreviate online

It started with shortening words to type faster by using fewer characters, but has now spread to...

 

Scammers pretending to be Amazon or Apple

The calls started during the holiday shopping season when lots of people were shopping online....

 

Covering your webcam

Video conferencing, whether we're using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, BlueJeans or another tool,...

 

Mailboxes and delivery tech, are you looking at me?

Mailboxes and delivery tech You've probably seen the term "last mile" used quite a bit lately. From...

 

AI or ML, your cameras, microphones, location

The technologies and features we attribute to Artificial Intelligence (AI) are based on Machine...

 

Google Docs tips, shut down or restart?

Google Docs tips Have you been using Google Docs more since COVID-19 changed our work and school...

 

Uses for old smartphones and unplugging USB drives

Uses for old smartphones Unless you're trading in your old phone or maybe reselling it yourself to h...

 

Browser privacy

Browsers are the tools we use to get on the internet. Whether we click on the orange Firefox icon,...

 

Death and passwords

Along with wills, revocable living trusts, financial powers of attorney and the rest of the...

 

Notifications, blank Edge, why rebooting works

Turn off your notifications Whether it's your phone, tablet, or computer, notifications can cause a...

 

DVDs gone bad, Apple charges

Before USB drives (also called thumb drives, USB sticks, and other less family-friendly names),...

 

Clearing Windows caches

In its widespread non-technical use, a cache (pronounced cash) is a collection of items of the same...

 

Liquids and laptops

Whether it's water, soda, wine or coffee, liquids and laptops don't mix. At least, not successfully....

 

Smishing?

Remember when we were young and innocent, and the only thing we had to be on our guard about was...

 

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...

 

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