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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...

 

Inkjet vs. laser, Chrome password checker, streaming radio

Inkjet vs. lasers You're probably tired of your printer telling you it's out of black, magenta,...

 

The end of Windows 7, plus microwave ovens and Wi-Fi

Windows 7 support ends Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 with security updates on Jan. 14,...

 

iPhones and Windows, YouTubeTV, useful or fun websites

Sync and backup your iPhone to Windows iPhones used to pretend that Windows didn’t even exist....

 

Windows shutdown process, saved passwords on 'iThings'

The Windows shutdown process After you click "Shutdown," and before your computer actually turns...

 

We have created a wonderful place

I've written before about the great work being done by very smart and talented people on behalf of...

 

Top passwords, Alexa's wake word and Instagram photos

Top passwords of 2018 A company called SplashData analyzed more than 5 million accounts/passwords...

 

Fake tech support scams, passwords and managers

Fake tech support scams They're still out there, you know. Like chewing gum stuck to the bottom of y...

 

Internet speeds, sand and computers

Internet speed tests Do you know how fast your internet is? Do you know how fast it should be? A...

 

Windows and Mac apps

Useful apps for your computer Microsoft and Apple both pack lots of features and apps into their...

 

'Ghosting' Facebook, techopolies

"Ghosting" Facebook Breaking off a relationship suddenly without telling the other person and then...

 

Browsers and banking, autofill typos and casting to your TV

Browsers and banking If your computer can't connect to your bank or financial institution anymore,...

 

Chromebooks, dual-band routers, undo and more

What's a Chromebook? A Chromebook is an inexpensive laptop, designed to be used while connected to t...

 

Scary smartphone stats

Addiction. There, I said it. People, Americans in this case, are addicted to their smartphones. Not...

 

Should you choose Apple or Android for a new phone?

Smartphones running Android by Google, or iOS by Apple, have borrowed (or stolen, see Apple Inc. v S...

 

Analogies

Technical stuff can be complicated, so I use analogies to help explain technical stuff in ways...

 

Email fun facts

Email, as we know it, was invented by Ray Tomlinson in 1972 while working as a government...

 

Fake tech support scams are on the rise

There are more crooks than ever running fake tech support scams. First it was phone calls, then...

 

New phone settings and fixing slow browsers

Hey, congratulations; you've got a new phone. You (or the helpful people at the store) activated...

 

Watch out for 'mshelper'

In spite of the "ms" in the name, "mshelper" is malware that runs on a Mac "mshelper" is designed...

 

Routers, Russians and the FBI

I cringe whenever complicated technical information makes it to USA TODAY and other mainstream...

 

Startin' on the Dock of the bay

To use your computer, you need to use either the Dock (macOS) or Start (Windows.) The Dock and...

 

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