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What information does Google store about you? You might be surprised

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Many millions of people have Google accounts. I have several myself. And whenever I want to look something up on the internet, I use Google because it seems to come up with the most accurate search results, which means I don’t have to waste a lot of time weeding out stuff that is not relevant […] Read more »

How to know which browser tab is playing sound

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Any website that automatically starts playing sound as soon as it loads up should be on some kind of blacklist. Whether it’s a selection of background music, or a news video, or any other kind of audio – any web designer with a clue knows to not have that stuff automatically start up. You give your […] Read more »

Bad computer habits you need to kick – part 1

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Since we use our computers just about every day, sometimes all day, it’s easy to get into a routine.  As human beings, we have a set of habits.  That means we don’t necessarily do things a certain way because it’s the safest or most efficient, but rather it’s just because we’ve always done it that […] Read more »

iGoogle alternatives for your home page

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If you use the iGoogle service as your home page on Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome (or whatever web browser you prefer to use), you are probably aware that it will be discontinued on November 1, 2013 – less than 2 months from now.  Some people don’t care, and others are in a panic about […] Read more »

How to set automatic reminders for anything

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One of my biggest fears is that I will make an appointment with a client and then completely forget about it and not show up.  I can’t even stand to be late for anything (my motto is if you’re not 5 minutes early, you’re late) – so not showing up at all would be a […] Read more »

Another method for quick internet search – that works for everyone

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Last Monday I told you about this great method for being able to get to a Google search in a split second.  Seriously, it’s really fast!  And I found that it worked great… on my computer.  But a few people contacted me and mentioned that they couldn’t get it to work.  My friend Mike reported […] Read more »

Do an internet search right from your Start menu

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Sometimes doing a simple internet search takes longer than it needs to. For example, let’s say you want to find out the population of Canada.  That’s a pretty easy bit of information for the internet to provide.  This is the process for a lot of people: 1. Open your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, […] Read more »

Delete your Google history before Thursday – here’s how

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If you have a Google account (such as a Gmail email account, or a YouTube account), you should have already been receiving notices that Google’s privacy policy is changing.  You have until March 1 (this Thursday) to delete your Google browsing history for any of your Google accounts.  After that, the only way you can […] Read more »

Cool Google trick

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Here’s something you may not have seen before.  Is this a practical suggestion that will help you use your computer more easily and effectively?  No.  But it’s a cool thing to show your friends.  If you like it, click the “Like” button, and even the “Send” button to share it with others. Here it […] Read more »

Gmail now has a preview pane

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[google1 count=”on”] As you probably know, I have been recommending Gmail as an email service for a long time – for a variety of reasons (please don’t use the email address that comes with your internet provider!).  Recently, Google has enabled Gmail email to be viewed with a preview pane.  Finally! What’s a preview […] Read more »