How to clear cookies for a specific website

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You probably already know you can go in to your web browser’s settings and clear ALL your cookies for every website you’ve visited. But did you know you can also go in and clear out the cookies for a specific website? You sure can.   And why would you want to do that? In […] Read more »

What’s a ZIP file anyway?

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A lot of people have HEARD of “zip files” but are not really familiar with what they are specifically. Here’s how they work. Part of the confusion with this is that it’s not really obvious or clear what is meant by a folder being “zipped”. I mean, everyone knows what a zipper does, but […] Read more »

How to move all your files and folders to a new PC

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Hello Scott, My daughter got me addicted to podcasts, and I follow about 15 different ones.  Yours is the one I look forward to the most.  You provide a great service to a  growing audience.  Thank you. I have a Windows 7 desktop and it’s time for a new one.  I am planning to buy […] Read more »

How to move captions with pictures in MS Word

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If you use Word and sometimes put pictures and captions in your documents, you will probably find today’s tip helpful. Sometimes when you have a picture and a caption in Word, and you try to move the picture, the caption doesn’t get moved like you would expect it to. Here’s how to fix that (and […] Read more »

How to display all your font samples in one place

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Today’s tip comes from a question I got recently: Is there a simple way to type a single word and have it list the font name and display the word, so you have a sample of all your font styles? Thanks – Stephen Yes, Stephen, that is possible!   A few years ago I […] Read more »

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 »