Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

How to read articles in Chrome with NO clutter

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Have you ever tried to read a serious article online, and you were just constantly distracted by the sidebars, the ads, and all the other “clutter” on the screen? Chrome has a secret “reader” mode to get rid of all that so you can focus on the content.   Most people don’t know about […] Read more »

Get a free app and help a blind person!

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I love it when technology actually helps someone in a practical way. Or in this case, it helps a LOT of people, and we all have the opportunity to participate.   There are an estimated 285 million people in the world who are visually impaired. And there are 39 million people who are actually […] Read more »

How to create a website shortcut in Chrome – EASY!

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If you have a website you visit regularly, there’s no easier way to get there than to have a shortcut icon right on your desktop. And Chrome makes it VERY easy to do that!   In the past, I would do this the “manual” way. That’s where you navigate to the website page where […] Read more »

How to fix Chrome displaying weird characters

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Today’s tip has to do with a weird thing that some users are seeing in Chrome. The text characters are missing some pieces and it just looks all weird (and even unreadable). Here’s how to fix it.   What we’re talking about today falls into a category I call a “niche tip”. This means […] Read more »

My policy on email attachments

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I find it pretty amazing that even after all this time, and all the alerts and warnings, and all the bad things that have happened…the scammers are still able to trick people into opening email attachments. If you follow my guideline about this, you won’t ever have a problem.   There are several ways […] Read more »

How to clear “Continue Watching” on Netflix

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Today we’re “sort of” veering away from a strictly computer-oriented tip (although what I’ll show you is done on the computer). This has to do with an annoyance I had with Netflix until I figured out how to solve it.   To illustrate the problem, I’ll give you a specific example from my usage. […] Read more »

What happens to Windows 7 in January?

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I get questions regularly now from people asking, “What happens when Windows 7 expires?” They’re concerned that their computer will stop working, or that they will lose their important files. Fortunately those things won’t happen, but there is still reason for concern. Here’s the bottom line.   The main factor for consideration here is […] Read more »

Two great services for movie/TV watchers

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Seems like the only movie people have been talking about lately is Avengers: Endgame. I’ve seen some people saying they’ve been to see it several times. Personally, I haven’t seen it and don’t really have any plans to. I haven’t read comic books since I was a kid, and never got into the whole “super […] Read more »

Turn any online article into audio or a podcast

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Why do you think audio books are so popular now? I think it’s because people want to read, but they simply don’t have time to sit down and visually read a book. With audio books, you can “read” a book while you’re driving, or biking, or walking the dog.   But here’s the problem. […] Read more »

How to make any webpage into a printable PDF file

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Something I hear from clients from time to time – “I tried to print this web page, and when it printed it’s all messed up! What’s wrong with my printer?”  However, the problem is not with the printer – it’s working fine. But there is a solution.   Here’s the underlying problem. A web […] Read more »