How to narrow your search results by date range

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Recently I got a message from one of my readers, Mike – Boo. I asked a question some months back which you mentioned, but did not answer. Perhaps I can ask again? I need to limit my search results by date. For example, I want to search for mythtv. This is sort of useless and […] Read more »

How to get rid of sponsored posts (ads) on Facebook

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Thanks to a really good ad blocker (Ublock Origin), I see almost no display ads on most websites. It’s wonderful. But if that’s the only ad blocker you use, you’ll still see ads on one popular website – Facebook. Here’s how you can get rid of the ads on Facebook as well.   Facebook […] Read more »

Watch a slide show of your pictures in Windows 10

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Do you have a bunch of pictures saved on your Windows 10 computer? It’s really easy to view them in a slide show, full screen.   (yes, those are my pups – Lilly and Fenway – in that picture) There are lots of ways to view the images stored on your computer. You can […] Read more »

How to get a daily email preview of your snail mail delivery

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A little while back I discovered a service that doesn’t cost anything and can sometimes be useful. Now my post office sends me a picture of what the letter carrier will be putting in my mailbox later that day.   I don’t know how long the US Postal Service has offered this service, but […] Read more »

Watch out for this tricky AirBnB scam

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I love Airbnb and I’ve used the service several times. But unfortunately, like with many things today, the scammers have figured out a way to trick you out of your money using the Airbnb service. Here’s how it works and how you can avoid it.   I love Airbnb (use this link to get […] Read more »

The secret repair trick that techs don’t want you to know

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Recently a client called me in a panic, because he was in the middle of using his laptop and suddenly it shut off and now it wouldn’t boot up again. By all appearances, his laptop was just dead. Here’s how we handled it.   I have to tell you, I really love using this […] Read more »

Google wants your phone number – so give it to them

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Everyone seems to be in a panic about privacy these days. All the big companies want to know everything about you, and most people are reluctant to give up any more information than they really need to (with one exception – we willingly tell Facebook everything about ourselves). But when Google asks you for your […] Read more »

Case study of a client who was (almost) scammed

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Online scams are a huge problem, and it seems like they won’t be going away anytime soon. I recently had a client who almost got scammed and wasn’t even aware of it until I explained what happened.   Laura contacted me about buying one of my refurbished laptops. Her laptop had been running really […] Read more »

Why do my incoming emails show the wrong time?

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Had this come up with a client recently. His email inbox was constantly showing the wrong time for incoming emails. He could receive an email at 2 pm, and yet when he looked at that email, it would show that it arrived at 9 pm. In fact, he demonstrated the problem while he was here […] Read more »

Finding and destroying Facebook hoaxes

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Recently, Facebook has been overrun with all kinds of warnings about hackers and viruses. I’ve gotten numerous direct Facebook messages from friends, alerting me of these problems and encouraging me to forward the same message to all of my contacts. I won’t be doing that.   Here are a couple that I’ve received recently […] Read more »