Some important computer DON’Ts

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Want to avoid getting into trouble with your computer? Here are some things you DON’T want to do.   Don’t have Chrome (or any browser) store your passwords. Yes, it makes it really easy to access all your website accounts. But it’s also really dangerous, because if your computer ever got hacked into, or […] Read more »

3 subreddits you never knew existed

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If you have never visited Reddit, you are missing out on one of the biggest and most popular sites on the internet. Today we’ll talk about a few of the unknown corners of that world.   What is Reddit? Basically, it’s a social media site. But this is no Facebook. One big way it’s […] Read more »

How to find your important files

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Today I’ll show you the absolute quickest way to get to all of your important files on your Windows computer.   You might already know that you can click on the little “file folder” icon at the bottom of the screen to open Windows File Explorer. It looks like this:   That opens […] Read more »

This Chrome extension will save you money

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If you order anything online (and don’t we all?) you definitely should be using this Chrome extension. It will save you money.   I’ll tell you this up front – I don’t usually get involved with this kind of thing. In many cases – actually I would say in MOST cases – if you […] Read more »

If you prefer talking instead of typing – try Speechtexter

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Today we’ll learn about a free service that let’s you talk into your computer, and have those words made into a document.   Since I type on my computer keyboard all the time, I’m able to type pretty quickly. I haven’t measured my typing speed lately but I do okay. Which is kind of […] Read more »

3 common computer myths

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Today we’re talking about three things that a lot of people believe to be true about computers, but in fact they are not true.   Myth #1: Turning the computer off, then powering it up again, is a restart. FALSE I always tell people, you need to restart your computer every day or two. […] Read more »

Animated GIFs on Facebook desktop – GONE!

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If you do Facebook on your desktop or laptop computer, you probably see a lot of posts that have a bunch of comments that are just animated GIFs. I find nothing more annoying than that. But now I don’t see them any more!   There are actually a lot of things that I find […] Read more »

How to get out of Windows 10 “S mode”

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If you buy a brand new computer, there’s a chance you might turn it on and find that it’s not just running Windows 10. It might be running Windows 10 in S Mode. Most people don’t want that. Here’s how to get out of S Mode.   What exactly IS “S Mode” anyway? You […] Read more »

3 of my favorite YouTube channels

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Fun topic today! I watch a bit of Youtube each night before I drift off to sleep. I have a few channels that I subscribe to, and these are some that I thinkĀ  you might find entertaining as well. I’ll tell you about them below, and include one of my favorite videos from each one. […] Read more »

How to make everything on your screen bigger

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If you have any kind of vision challenge, or if your eyesight is just gradually getting worse over time, you aren’t the only one. One nice feature of Windows 10 – you can make everything bigger and easier to read.   I grew up wearing glasses since I was 8 years old. I could […] Read more »