Archive for ‘Scott Johnson’

389 The Craigslist “vehicle report” scam

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You know I love to let you know about scams to watch for! Here’s one that shows up sometimes when you’re selling a car on Craigslist.

 
For some reason, scammers love to target Craigslist car listings. Here’s how this scam works, when you list your car or truck for sale on Craigslist.
You’ll get contacted, probably by […] Read more »

388 What does it mean when your laptop “expands”?

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Occasionally someone will bring me a laptop that appears to be bursting at the seams. It’s important to know what this means.

 
You use your laptop all the time so you know what it feels like and what it looks like. When the look or feel changes, it’s not something to ignore.
What I’m talking about is […] Read more »

387 How to get a better look at items for sale online

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When you’re looking at items for sale online, sometimes the picture of the item can be kind of small. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could see a nice big picture? Sometimes you can – here’s how.

 
Here’s an example.
I am constantly shopping online for used bikes. One of the places I check regularly is Facebook […] Read more »

386 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 »

385 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 »