Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

The Norton and McAfee billing scam

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I’m still seeing a LOT of these showing up, and clients still contact me to see if they are legitimate. Here’s how to identify this scam.

 
There’s a good chance you’ve gotten one of these emails at some point over the past several months. The scammers have been sending out a LOT of them – sometimes […] Read more »

How to download all of your Google Photos images

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Do you have all your photos automatically saved to your Google Photos account? What if you want to download all those photos and save them to your computer? Here’s how.

 
Storing all of your photos on Google Photos is a good thing. It’s kind of like an automatic backup for the photos you take on your […] Read more »

Blocking Windows 11 from coming in

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If your computer is currently running Windows 10, like most Windows computers currently are, there’s a new major update that’s just been released – it’s Windows 11. It’s not something you want yet.

For quite some time, Microsoft said that the last version of Windows would be Windows 10. They said they would just continue to […] Read more »

Check your hard drive health every day – automatically

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If your hard drive starts to show signs of failure, you want to know that as soon as possible. Here’s how to get that alert nice and early.

When someone says to you, “I have good news and bad news. Which do you want first?” what do you say? For me, I am a “bad news […] Read more »

How to do a Safety Check using Chrome

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Did you know that Google Chrome can run a quick Safety Check on your computer? Here’s how to do it.

 
Open Chrome, and click the 3 dots in the top right, and choose Settings.
Then, scroll down to the Safety Check session and click on “Check now”.

Chrome will take a few seconds and check for:

Is Chrome up […] Read more »

An alternative way to send or receive text messages

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There are some people who use computers, but don’t do text messages.  That sometimes presents a problem for them, but there’s a way to get around it.

 
Here’s an example of what I’m talking about.
When you go to set up a new Microsoft account, one of the things they will want you to provide is a […] Read more »

Use Chrome to fill in your name and address

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When you’re online, do you find yourself constantly having to manually type in your name and address when creating a new account? Here’s how to do that with one click.

 
You know what I’m talking about. You see something on the internet you want to purchase, and it’s for sale on some website where you haven’t […] Read more »

How to view your clipboard history

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Your Windows computer has a clipboard feature that you are probably not even aware of!

 
Before I tell you today’s tip, a little background or “setup” information so that everyone is on the same page.
One of the most useful features of a computer is the ability to Cut and Paste or Copy and Paste. If you […] Read more »

Two different ways your computer could be running “slowly”

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One of the most common things I hear from people is still this: “My computer is too slow!” The problem is, they could be talking about two different things.

 
This leads me to ask a clarifying question, so we know exactly what we are dealing with.
I ask, “When you say it’s slow, are you talking about […] Read more »

What to do about Windows 11

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You probably heard the announcement recently from Microsoft – Windows 11 is coming. Here’s what you need to do.

For quite some time, Microsoft held to their position that Windows 10 would be the last one. They would just keep doing updates to Windows 10, and there wouldn’t be any “new” named versions of Windows.
So much […] Read more »