How to get started with Bitcoin

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In my podcast a couple of weeks ago I mentioned Bitcoin just in passing, and I had some listener inquiries about it. Obviously it’s been in the news quite a bit recently, and some people are asking about what it is, how it works, and how someone can actually purchase it. So today I’ll provide […] Read more »

How to change the font size when viewing websites

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It’s the weirdest thing – as I get older, a lot of websites have decided to make their print size smaller and more difficult to read. So rude of them! But in Chrome (and Firefox), I have the option to make the words bigger.   I get this request fairly often from clients. Sometimes […] Read more »

The new Firefox – better than Chrome?

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For quite a while, Firefox was my default browser. I’ve been using Chrome as my default for several years now and I really like it. But the new super-fast version of Firefox might be tempting.   When your Firefox gets upgraded to the new version (version 57) this is the message you’ll get on […] Read more »

Scam victims can get some of their money back

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I write about scams fairly frequently on this blog. Sometimes it’s because of a new one I’ve just heard about, and I want to warn my readers to be aware of it and not get taken. In some cases, it’s because I’ve just had to deal with a client who has become the most recent […] Read more »

How to easily download Facebook videos to your computer

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Lots of people are posting videos on Facebook these days. Videos tend to catch a little more attention than a static photo, and a LOT more attention than a simple text post. What if you want to download someone’s video from Facebook and save it to your computer? In the past it was not very […] 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 »

This classified ads service is better than Craigslist

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Everyone knows Craigslist as “the” online classified ads site. It’s been around forever. But now there are other options so we’re not stuck with the limitations of Craigslist anymore. The site I really like is called OfferUp.   You can use OfferUp from your computer (just go to offerup.com) but it’s really designed to […] Read more »

New Amazon scam to watch out for

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Everyone knows to be careful of scammers when shopping on Craigslist (actually everyone doesn’t know that, but they should). And lots of people are aware of potential scams on eBay, since just about anyone can sign up as an eBay seller. But Amazon – now that’s a place with a great reputation for excellent customer […] Read more »

Get back easy access to Control Panel in Windows 10

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For some reason, Microsoft doesn’t want us getting in to the Control Panel on our computers. In Windows 10, they’ve created a different thing called “Settings”, but Control Panel is still there (at least for now) if you know where to find it. Here’s how to get to it easily in Windows 10.   […] Read more »

3 settings I always change in Windows 10

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Windows 10 is created and distributed by Microsoft, so it has its own agenda about what programs and settings should be the defaults and how you should use your computer. In my opinion, it’s MY computer so I want to set it the way I want to use it. This isn’t always consistent with Microsoft’s […] Read more »