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Every location on earth now has a simple, 3-word address

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I think right now is the best time ever to be alive, because we are seeing so many amazing innovations in lots of different areas. I’ve just recently learned of something that I believe will change the way we think about location and mapping around the world. It’s called What3Words. What3Words.com is where you […] Read more »

Bitcasa – replacement for Dropbox?

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Many of you already know that I am a big fan of Dropbox, the cloud-based file sharing service.  I use it all the time, and I know a lot of my blog readers have signed up for it too (it’s free).  Now there’s a new player on the scene: Bitcasa.   First, a quick […] Read more »

YouTube and Amazon without all the clutter!

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Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest ones.  Today I’m going to show you how you can de-clutter the page when you are viewing YouTube videos, or an Amazon product page.  In order to take advantage of this, you need to use Firefox, Chrome, or Safari as your web browser. What I am talking […] Read more »

Windows 7 built in screenshot tool

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I recently learned that Windows 7 has a screenshot tool, included right there as part of the Windows operating system.  It’s pretty cool too, and easy to use.  I still use Gadwin’s Print Screen too, but the Windows tool is a good one for people that don’t want to install any other software. Why […] Read more »

Speed up your computer’s boot time with Soluto

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Does your computer take a long time to boot up?  Honestly, I have worked on some computers that seem to take forever.  You could hit “Restart” and have time to read a book while you’re waiting for it to come back up.  I recently found a little program that offers at least a partial solution […] Read more »

What’s the best file sharing service?

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Some of you already use Dropbox because I wrote about it here about 2 years ago.  However, I am still finding people that have never heard of it.  It’s a pretty amazing and FREE service, so I wanted to update every one here.  There are also some Dropbox alternatives that are worth checking out. […] Read more »

The software that I use and recommend

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Two things have been happening lately: 1. People have been asking me about which antivirus to use (as well as software in other categories). 2. I have been repairing my clients’ computers and seeing that they are still using old, no-longer-recommended programs. I realized that it has been a while since I did a […] Read more »

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 upgrade

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Microsoft Security Essentials is the antivirus program that I use and recommend (announced back in this post on October 25, 2010).  In the past few days, a new version of Microsoft Security Essentials has been released – version 2.0.  While it’s not mandatory, I do recommend that you get the new version (and in reality, […] Read more »

Malwarebytes video review

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Had a customer come to me this past week with a problem.  His computer had suddenly become infected with spyware.  Every time he booted up, after a minute there would be popup windows appearing that told him his computer was filled with all kinds of threats, Trojans and hijackers (all false of course). These […] Read more »

Password protect your flash drive

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It used to be that only true geeks would carry a flash drive around on a regular basis; I’ve had one with me all the time for years.  Now, it seems like everyone has one handy.  They are really convenient for backing up a file or taking a file from work to home (although Dropbox […] Read more »