Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

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 »

Should you hide your Facebook friends list? YES – here’s how

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There are good reasons for hiding your list of Facebook friends on your Facebook public profile.   You’ve seen those posts from your Facebook friends: “I’ve been hacked! If you get a friend request from me, it’s a fake!” But, as I’ve written before, this is not a “hack”. Their Facebook account […] Read more »

What should you do with Adobe Flash Player?

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You might see a notice pop up on your computer that Adobe Flash Player is being discontinued, and asking if you want to uninstall it from your computer. Here’s what to do.   I’ve had several clients ask me recently about this message they’ve gotten on their computer:   The questions that come […] Read more »

How to select text in MS Word – VERTICALLY

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This is a trick you can do with MS Word, that very few people know about. It can be handy in certain situations.   What we’re talking about is being able to select and highlight certain text in a Word document. You already know that if you double-click on a single word, that word […] Read more »

Recognizing an online car sale scam

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Shopping online for a used car? You need to be able to identify the scam ads – and there are a lot of them.   Everyone wants to score a great deal when they buy a car. If you go to a car dealer, you might be able to negotiate a fair price. But […] Read more »

How to change the default font and size in Word

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I used to have a routine whenever I would open Word and create a new document. I would always start by changing the font to one that I like, and also the font size. What a waste of time!   The default font in Word, if you don’t change anything, is Calibri. The font […] Read more »

How to show full URL in the Chrome address bar

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Sometimes it’s the little things, you know? Why does Chrome, by default, only show part of a website address in the address bar? I don’t know, but here’s how to fix that.   This one is pretty simple. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about here, just open Chrome and go to any […] Read more »

Best way to search Craigslist nationwide

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If you’re looking to buy something from an individual, one of the best places to find a bargain is on Craigslist. But what if you want to shop on Craigslist outside of your local area? You have another option!   I have made a LOT of purchases over the years on Craigslist (craigslist.org). It […] Read more »

What to do when you see the “new” Microsoft Edge

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With some recent updates, you might see a new icon on your screen – the icon for Microsoft Edge. What do you do with it?   In case you didn’t know, Microsoft Edge is the web browser that comes with Windows 10. Microsoft doesn’t want you to use Chrome or Firefox (the high-quality web […] Read more »