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The easy way to handle the Flash problem

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You’ve probably heard in the news lately that Adobe Flash continues to have security problems. There are constantly new vulnerability issues being discovered. Then they patch up those holes, and more are found. It’s a constant race to find a problem and patch it up before the hackers can exploit it and do substantial damage. Some […] Read more »

A couple of handy computer tools

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Today I’m going to show you a couple of things that you might find to be pretty handy. Nothing fancy really, but each of these could definitely be a solution for someone that’s in need of either one of them.   Tool #1: Simple countdown timer It doesn’t get much easier than this. Just […] Read more »

Combine multiple browser tabs into ONE tab to save memory

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I love Google Chrome. I use it as my default web browser and it works great. Probably what I love most about it is how I can customize it with extensions. I can put on ad blockers and all kinds of things so that websites look and behave based on my personal preferences. Chrome has […] Read more »

How to get back an accidentally closed browser tab

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You’re on the internet, maybe doing some research, and keeping track of a few different things in various tabs in your browser of choice (probably Chrome or Firefox, maybe even Internet Explorer).  You go to click on one of the tabs, and you accidentally click the little “X” at the right edge, and of course […] Read more »

How to get rid of Chrome’s web history icons

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You may have noticed something new recently if you use Google Chrome as your web browser.  Whenever you open a new tab, that new tab page displays the Google search field.  And right below that, there are a bunch of icons representing the websites you have recently visited.  A lot of people don’t like that […] Read more »

Automatically open a set of day-specific links in Chrome

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Well, I have finally made the switch.  After using Firefox for quite a few years, I have now made Chrome my default web browser.  This wasn’t just a “cold-turkey” change – I have been using Chrome more and more recently anyway.  And overall I am happy with the switch.  But there was one thing that […] Read more »

Force your web browser to remember your site login info

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Don’t you hate having to type in your user name and password every time you visit Facebook, Gmail, or another website requiring login?  Or maybe you have had it set up in the past that these sites would remember your email address and have it already entered for you, and you just had to put […] Read more »

Organize your desktop icons

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Your computer’s desktop is the place where all of the icons reside.  When you have all windows either closed or minimized, and all you see are the screen with icons, you’re looking at your desktop.  For a lot of people, that screen is a huge mess.  Whenever anything needs to be saved quickly, the desktop […] Read more »

Disable Internet Explorer 9 geo-locator

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It seems like every day there is something in the news about maintaining your privacy while on the internet.   One extreme is not wanting ANY of your information available to anyone else (which means you pretty much have to not use any electronic devices).  The other end of the spectrum is just throwing it all […] 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 »