Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

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 »

Shut down your Windows computer WITHOUT waiting for updates to finish

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It’s one of the most frustrating things about Windows. You go to shut off your computer, and rather than just shut down, it decides it’s time to install a bunch of updates. So you wait and wait while this happens, all the while wondering why your computer is forcing you to stand there and watch […] Read more »

How to password protect a Windows file or folder – part 2

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Last week we talked about a “low-security” way to keep someone out of a particular file or folder, just by “hiding” it. Today is part 2, and this procedure uses a separate program to provide a much higher level of security.   Rather than just protecting a file by making not readily visible, this […] Read more »

How to password protect a Windows file or folder – part 1

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I recently got this email from a podcast listener: Dear Scott, I live in Dubai and I enjoy your weekly podcast, which is simple and informative. Please keep up the good work! Scott, could you please cover in a future podcast how I can create (in Windows 10) a normal file folder but one that […] Read more »