How to add “Desktop shortcut” back to your “Sendto” menu

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One of the most commonly-used processes on my computer is the ability to create a shortcut icon on the desktop. Just right-click on a a file and choose “Send to” and then “Desktop-create shortcut”. But sometimes that little “create shortcut” item can disappear from your “Send to” menu. Here’s how to get it back. […] Read more »

Use CHKDSK like a geek to fix hard drive problems!

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Want to check your hard drive for problems and have your computer fix them? Today I’ll show you how to do this using a method that’s usually only used by technicians, because the typical computer user is not aware of it. Maybe you are a geek after all!   At my computer repair office […] Read more »

Web of Trust – no longer worthy of your trust

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Millions of people use the service called “Web of Trust”. It’s a crowdsourced process that is supposed to tell you if a website you’re about to click on is trustworthy or malicious, based on the input of the other Web of Trust users. Recently, information has been uncovered about Web of Trust that indicates this […] Read more »

Outlook – how to delete lots of emails with a couple of clicks

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Outlook has so many great features, and a lot of Outlook users are not aware of many things that Outlook can do. One of the greatest time-savers is the ability to delete large amounts of email in a very short time.   If you use Outlook for your email, and your inbox or some […] Read more »

More cool websites to check out

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Time for another set of cool websites! I like to do this every once in a while, just to tell you about some websites I’ve run across that I think you might find interesting, informative or entertaining.   1. Online solitaire for free http://solitaireforfree.com/ Everyone’s favorite game – and now you can play directly […] Read more »

4 things that actually WILL supercharge your PC

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Last week we talked about all the nonsense things that are thought to be the “magic pill” to speed up your Windows computer (clean the registry, defrag, etc). Today we’ll talk about what actually DOES speed up your Windows computer.   1. Stop programs from running in the background When you install software, in […] Read more »

5 Things you DON’T need to do for your computer

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For a long time, there have been programs advertised on the internet that promise to speed up your computer. They usually go by names like “PC Optimizer”, “Perfect Speed”, “Ultimate Optimizer” or other similar sounding names, and they want you to think that if you just buy this program, your computer will be SOOO much […] Read more »

The HP printer fiasco and what I recommend

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A lot of major corporations these days are doing some pretty sketchy things. Recently HP confirmed that they are definitely on the list of companies who don’t mind doing sneaky/slimy things to their customers just to make more money.   I’ve been wary of HP for a long time, mainly because of what I […] Read more »

3 little-known things you can do with Facebook

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Most of us are on Facebook every day and pretty much do the same things – look at what our friends have posted, maybe post a new status of our own sometimes. But there are some things you can do with Facebook that a lot of people don’t know about. Today I’ll show you 3 […] Read more »

The Yahoo data hack – what it means to YOU

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Yahoo recently announced that hackers were able to get into their system and steal a lot of personal information. Here’s what you need to know, and what you need to do.   When did the data breach take place? This is one of the more concerning factors about this problem. Yahoo says that the […] Read more »