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Quickest way to search your PC

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Windows has its own search function built in. You just click in the Search field, type a file name or a program name, and hit Enter. The problem is, a search can take a long time – especially if you have a lot of data stored on your computer. But there’s a new way to […] Read more »

How to narrow your search results by date range

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Recently I got a message from one of my readers, Mike –
Boo. I asked a question some months back which you mentioned, but did not answer. Perhaps I can ask again? I need to limit my search results by date. For example, I want to search for mythtv. This is sort of useless and I […] Read more »

How to get super-specific Google search results

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Today’s tip came about as a result of a question from a reader, Mike. He wrote:
“A topic for your podcast: How to limit search results. I use Google, Yahoo, and Duckduckgo for making searches. Today I happened to search for “episodic dvd ripper” and got many hits as old as 15 years back. Is there […] Read more »

Anonymous, private internet searching

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Hey, have you heard that the US Federal government regularly spies on us?  And by “us” I don’t just mean US citizens, since the government seems to be doing this all over the world.  But this blog is not a rant against the politicians trampling the Constitution (after all, they’re probably watching as I type […] Read more »

How to search a site when there is no search menu

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Sometimes you might want to do a search, but you want to limit that search to a particular website.  For example, let’s say there is a blog about personal finance that you read regularly.  You remember reading an article one time that talked about the benefit of compound interest over time, but you don’t know […] Read more »