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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 »

Where’s a good hacker when you need one?

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Want to find out your roommate’s Facebook password? Need to have a few “below average” grades removed from your college transcript? Would you like to have some embarrassing pictures removed from Google search results? If you find yourself in need of these or similar services, what you really need is… a hacker!   One […] Read more »

Hackers’ most effective route to your computer: website ads

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There used to be a traditional set of guidelines that you could go by, and by doing so you could be reasonably sure that your computer was safe from being attacked or infected by a virus or malware. Use a good antivirus, don’t open email attachments, don’t click on a link unless you know for […] Read more »

How to convert files without getting malware

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This is a scenario that’s repeated many thousands of times on the internet, every single day. Someone has a file on their computer, and it’s in a particular format, and they need it to be in a different format. For example, they have an MP4 video, and they want it to just be an MP3 […] Read more »

Website blocked due to expired certificate? Quick fix

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Today’s tip is not going to be very long and elaborate. It’s a pretty common problem with a simple fix (most of the time). But if you don’t know the solution, it can be very frustrating because it seems like something major is wrong with your computer.   Here’s what usually happens: You try […] Read more »

How to make ANY website printer-friendly

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Ever try to print a web page?  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.  The reason for this is that website content is designed to be displayed on your computer screen, not sent to the printer to be put on paper.  So even though it looks perfect on your monitor, the printed page is often completely […] 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 »

5 cool Facebook customization tricks

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If you use Facebook (and most of you do), you know that Facebook likes to display their pages the way they want.  They don’t really care much what the users think.  How many times have you seen friends post something like “I HATE the new Facebook layout!”.  Well, I’m happy to tell you that you […] Read more »

iGoogle alternatives for your home page

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If you use the iGoogle service as your home page on Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome (or whatever web browser you prefer to use), you are probably aware that it will be discontinued on November 1, 2013 – less than 2 months from now.  Some people don’t care, and others are in a panic about […] Read more »