One tool you should NEVER use on your laptop

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Unfortunately, it’s an accident that happens way more often than it should – a liquid gets spilled on a laptop. Water, soda, wine, beer, lemonade, whatever – obviously none of these things are a good thing for a computer. But then, in some cases, the owner of the laptop makes things worse by trying to […] Read more »

How to change the default font in Word 2016

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When you open Microsoft Word to create a new document, the default font that’s in place and ready to be used is Calibri. But did you know that you can change that, so that a new Word document will start off in whatever font you prefer?   This sounds like an interesting 2-part trivia […] Read more »

What do you do with an old laptop?

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Most people get a new computer every 3-5 years. Sometimes they might go longer than that, but that’s probably about the average. But I see a lot of people that have a stack of old laptops sitting in their office or their garage, just because they don’t know exactly how to get rid of them. […] Read more »

Attach a document to Outlook, directly from MS Word

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Did you know you can create a document in Microsoft Word and send it from Outlook as an attachment, and you never even need to click to open Outlook? It’s true, and it’s pretty easy.   And why would you want to do this? The main reason is simple: fewer clicks. This makes it […] Read more »

The best way to get great new Windows wallpapers

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A while back I came across this great free software that will go out on the web and grab a bunch of really cool photographs, and use them to create a new Windows wallpaper for your computer which continuously changes as often as you wish. It’s pretty cool!   The program is called John’s […] Read more »

How to remove stored passwords from your web browser

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Today we’re talking about how to remove saved passwords from your web browser.   You shouldn’t have Chrome or Firefox store passwords for you. It’s not safe. If anyone ever got access to your computer, they would see a full list of all your accounts and passwords – definitely not good! Use LastPass instead. […] Read more »

Alexa stores your voice recordings

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It’s great to be able to speak into your device, such as the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot to get some information. But did you know, every one of those voice commands is stored by Amazon? You might find it handy to know how to delete that history.   How to VIEW your Alexa […] Read more »

New Chrome feature to make websites shut up

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Sometimes when I’m browsing the web, I get annoyed and confused. Annoyed at websites that automatically start playing sound, and confused as to why the creator of that site thought it was a good idea.   I mean seriously – websites auto-playing sound became a trend maybe 15 years ago, but users made it […] Read more »

Watch out for this fake Facebook video message

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There is yet another virus making the rounds on Facebook, and it’s tricking a lot of users into clicking on it and infecting their computers.     Here’s what the message looks like:   I’ve gotten these Facebook Messenger messages from several of my FB friends. It always has the same content – […] Read more »

Don’t send pictures by email!

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Scott – You’ve piqued my interest with this sentence that you sneaked into a recent podcast:  “Really, sending pictures by email is a bad idea to start with, but that’s a story for another day.”  How about making that day next week’s podcast?  I want to know what you recommend.  Photos are a […] Read more »