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New Chrome feature to make websites shut up

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Sometimes when I’m browsing the web, I get annoyed and confused. Annoyed at websites that automatically start playing sound, and confused as to why the creator of that site thought it was a good idea.   I mean seriously – websites auto-playing sound became a trend maybe 15 years ago, but users made it […] Read more »

Some more cool websites you might like

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It’s that time again – today we’re featuring some websites I’ve come across recently that I think you might find useful or entertaining.   Fotoforensics http://fotoforensics.com/ These days, you can’t really say for sure if a photo you’re looking at is the real thing, or if it’s been “doctored” with Photoshop or some other […] Read more »

More cool websites to check out

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Time for another set of cool websites! I like to do this every once in a while, just to tell you about some websites I’ve run across that I think you might find interesting, informative or entertaining.   1. Online solitaire for free http://solitaireforfree.com/ Everyone’s favorite game – and now you can play directly […] Read more »

A warning about copyrighted images, and a great story

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If you ever have a need to publish photos online, such as on your website or a social media account, you need to be VERY careful to make sure you have the right to do that. Otherwise, it could be a very expensive lesson.   When you need a picture for some project such […] Read more »

Another big reason to use an ad blocker

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I’ve used ad blockers for years. If you’re not familiar with that, what this means is that when I visit a website that has advertising, I don’t see the ads. I just see the website content.   As you might know, ad blocking software has generated a controversy. Website visitors like the blockers because websites are […] Read more »

More cool websites

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Enough Windows 10 nonsense – let’s have some fun with some great websites!   Every few months I do a blog and podcast about some interesting websites I’ve come across. There’s no exact criteria for what makes the list. I just look for ones I find interesting, entertaining, or educational.   FotoJet www.FotoJet.com If […] Read more »

Quick way to see if a website is malicious

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Every day, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of new malicious websites coming into existence on the internet. It’s very common now, when you do a Google search, for many of the search results to be websites that you should definitely not click on. You’d think Google would have that figured out by now, so that […] Read more »

More cool websites you might like

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Every so often I do a post where I feature several websites that are interesting, informative, funny or just somehow intriguing in some way.   Documentary Addict http://documentaryaddict.com/ Whenever I go on Netflix, and I don’t have anything specific in mind to watch, I tend to browse through the documentaries. And Netflix does have […] Read more »

Some cool websites I’ve come across recently

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Sometimes I like to take a break from my “regular” computer tips and just show you some of the interesting websites I’ve run across recently. These are a few sites that are either helpful or informative in some way, or just plain entertaining.   Account Killer https://www.accountkiller.com/en/# You probably have a lot of online […] Read more »

I discovered 2 handy services in one place

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Many of the things I cover here on my blog and on my podcast are products or services that I discover just in my routine daily work. Recently I came across a couple of handy things – one is an online service, the other is a product that’s sold online – and I know that […] Read more »