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Over 5000 free TV channels with Rabbit TV?

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Recently I came across an interesting product called Rabbit TV (get it here).  You may have seen this as well.  The package advertises 5000 FREE TV channels.  Amazing!  I don’t even get that many channels with my Verizon FIOS television package.  I decided to buy it and see if it could really deliver what was […] Read more »

Microsoft Security Essentials 2013 upgrade is legitimate

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Microsoft has just released an upgrade to their antivirus program, Security Essentials.  This is one of several updates that have been released today (the second Tuesday of each month is known as Patch Tuesday, and is the regular day for Microsoft to put out updates such as this).  I am posting this to let you […] 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 REALLY get just the software you need

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Last Monday in my blog/podcast I recommended that you set Windows Updates to download and install ALL Windows Updates automatically – both the updates labeled “Important” and the updates labeled “Optional”.  I need to revise that advice.

First, I want to thank my friend Larry for bringing this to my attention.  Larry sent me this email:
I’d […] Read more »

What is my computer DOING?

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My computer works hard, and that’s a good thing.  I made sure it has lots of memory and a couple of large hard drives so that it can do what I need it to do as efficiently as possible.

However, there are certain times when I have to wonder about it.
I’ll be at my desk in […] Read more »

Important security fix, and Windows Update setup

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Today’s tip isn’t really a fun or amazing thing you can do with your computer.  However, it is important if you use Internet Explorer with Windows.

 
This past week Microsoft announced that there was a “security vulnerability” in Internet Explorer that could allow hackers to go in through the web browser and execute code.
Here is how […] Read more »

Software I use and recommend

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It’s been over a year since I did a blog post about what software programs I use regularly and recommend to my clients, so here we go!  The programs I talk about below are mostly free.  Actually I think they all have free versions, but there are a couple that I highly recommend getting the […] Read more »