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A file on your desktop that you should NOT back up

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You know I am always preaching about doing backups. And even people that don’t have a backup process in place know that they SHOULD, but until that unexpected problem comes up and they lose their important documents or irreplaceable pictures, they just say that they’ll do that “someday”. Today I’m not going to tell you […] Read more »

6 ways to really mess up your computer

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Everyone at some point gets really angry at their computer. Either it’s too slow, or it doesn’t do what you expect it to do, or some other thing – and you get really frustrated with it. Want to get even with your computer? Here are some ways to really mess it up! Whenever […] Read more »

Bad computer habits you need to kick – part 2

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Last week I talked about 4 bad computer habits that I see happening pretty regularly.  This week in part 2, I’ll cover the other 4.  If you do any of these things with your computer, knock it off!   Picking up from where we left off last Monday – 5.  Clicking on unknown links Every […] Read more »

Bad computer habits you need to kick – part 1

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Since we use our computers just about every day, sometimes all day, it’s easy to get into a routine.  As human beings, we have a set of habits.  That means we don’t necessarily do things a certain way because it’s the safest or most efficient, but rather it’s just because we’ve always done it that […] Read more »

You use the same password everywhere? Stop it!

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I know, I know.   You want to use secure passwords, but you’re afraid you won’t remember them.  The ones you remember are the easy ones, so that’s what you use whenever you have to create an account.  Unfortunately, those are the easiest ones to guess also. I feel your pain!  I use lots of […] Read more »

Don’t get scammed with an unintentional download

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Okay, I am going to do a bit of ranting today.  I won’t be talking about unethical politicians (aren’t they all) or annoying TV commercials.  I’m here to tell you about a growing trend among software manufacturers – deceiving the consumer into installing software that was not wanted.   This is something that I […] Read more »

Speed up your computer by cleaning up your desktop

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How would you describe your computer’s desktop screen? Simple and organized Nuclear disaster Something in between If you chose #2 or #3, I am assigning you some homework.  Clean up your desktop! Before you say, “But that’s how I know where to find my stuff!”… hang in there for a second.  I […] Read more »

Who just got arrested?

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With the internet, we have more information available at our fingertips than ever before in the history of the world. Some of that is educational, some of it is thought-provoking, and some is entertaining. This week I’ll let you in on a website that is all three. Here in the Tampa Bay area, […] Read more »

Don’t store files on your desktop!

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Does your computer desktop look like this? I know, I know. Your desktop is the easiest place on your computer to save pictures, text documents, recent downloads, whatever. It’s so convenient to just stick that file there where you know you can find it again. Don’t do it! Here’s why: 1. […] Read more »