How to export your passwords from Chrome

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You should not save your passwords in Chrome. But before you delete them from Chrome, you need to save them so that you can refer to them.   I’ve said it many times – don’t store your passwords in your web browser. Yes, it makes things easy. You go to a website, and Chrome […] Read more »

The best online sources for learning anything

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Is there something you want to learn? The internet has what you need.   If you have the time and the incentive, there are resources online that will help  you learn just about anything you can imagine. Online courses: Coursera – Coursera.org – build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities […] Read more »

This is probably legal, but it still feels like a scam

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You know I love writing about illegal scams, how they work, and how to avoid them. Recently I was approached by something that seems to have all the characteristics of a scam, but it’s most likely legal.   Just this past week, I received this message, which was submitted via the Contact form on […] Read more »

Are you running the current version of Windows 10?

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There are different versions of Windows 10, and you might not be running the most current one. Here’s how to check.   Windows 10 is the most current Windows operating system. If you’re still running Windows 7, you NEED to upgrade to Windows 10 now (you actually needed to do this over a year […] Read more »

How to recover a Word document that was never saved

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Have you ever started typing up a Word document, and gotten quite a bit of text entered, then accidentally closed it without saving? Today’s lifesaving tip will show you how it’s possible to get that document back.       A friend of mine used to create Word documents very dangerously. […] Read more »

How to make a program start at every bootup

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Is there a particular program that you want to run automatically, every time you turn on your computer? Here’s how to make that happen.   What we’re talking about today is usually the OPPOSITE of how we discuss this topic. So many programs want to insert themselves into the “startup” process when they have […] Read more »

How to password protect a Word document

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Do you have information in a Word document that you don’t want anyone else to see? Here’s how to put a password on it.   Some of my clients store all of their account passwords in a Word document. Some people use a Word doc to keep track of their medical information, or perhaps […] Read more »

Should you ever allow a bad program to make changes to your PC?

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Do you think there’s a time when a bad program requests permission to make changes to your computer, and you should allow it?   This question came in from Jerry, in Minnesota – Hi Scott, I’m a long time subscriber.  We’ve “talked” in the past about your laptops and a couple other things.  Here’s […] Read more »

What is the Deep Web?

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You’ve probably heard the terms “Deep Web” and “Dark Web”. They are not the same thing.   In general, there are 3 internets, or 3 “webs”. The first one is often referred to as the Clear Web. It’s also called the Surface Web. This is the internet that most people use every day – […] Read more »

The world’s largest online library

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Almost any book you can think of – available online for free. Same as your local library.   If you have a library card for your local library, you probably already know you can borrow digital books. You just need to create an account using an app called Libby, and that allows you to […] Read more »