394 How to quickly change the font for a whole document

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What if you have a long document that was created in Word, and you want to change the font for the whole thing? That’s actually something that can be done pretty quickly.

 
So here you are, you’ve typed up your research paper and it’s 10 pages long. Or maybe you’ve written a whole book, and your […] Read more »

393 Don’t skip this important part of the backup process

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If you do the overnight backup to a portable drive (the process I recommend), make sure you don’t skip this one important step!

I’ve set this up for hundreds of my clients. And I use the same software and process myself. The program is called Macrium Reflect, and it’s free for personal use. It takes some […] Read more »

392 No more agreeing without reading?

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Have you ever clicked “I agree” on your computer without actually reading the long Terms of Service document you’re agreeing to? That may be changing.

 
Think about it. If you were in some kind of situation in real life, and you were handed a document and told to sign it, would you just sign without reading […] Read more »

391 The best tips for computer security

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Today I’ve compiled some of the security advice I talk about, all here in one place.

 
Don’t open email attachments
Many people tell me, “I don’t open any email attachments, unless it’s from someone I know”. WRONG. My policy is this: I don’t open email attachments, ESPECIALLY if it’s from someone I know. Think about it – […] Read more »

390 Get rid of the “Finish setting up your device” notification

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With Windows 10, even though you may have already been using this computer for quite some time, you might get a message that wants you to “finish setting up your device”. Here’s how to get rid of it.

 
This is what the notice looks like:

 
Of course, none of this is anything you need to do. It’s […] Read more »

389 The Craigslist “vehicle report” scam

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You know I love to let you know about scams to watch for! Here’s one that shows up sometimes when you’re selling a car on Craigslist.

 
For some reason, scammers love to target Craigslist car listings. Here’s how this scam works, when you list your car or truck for sale on Craigslist.
You’ll get contacted, probably by […] Read more »

388 What does it mean when your laptop “expands”?

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Image for 388 What does it mean when your laptop “expands”?

Occasionally someone will bring me a laptop that appears to be bursting at the seams. It’s important to know what this means.

 
You use your laptop all the time so you know what it feels like and what it looks like. When the look or feel changes, it’s not something to ignore.
What I’m talking about is […] Read more »

387 How to get a better look at items for sale online

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Image for 387 How to get a better look at items for sale online

When you’re looking at items for sale online, sometimes the picture of the item can be kind of small. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could see a nice big picture? Sometimes you can – here’s how.

 
Here’s an example.
I am constantly shopping online for used bikes. One of the places I check regularly is Facebook […] Read more »

386 The Norton and McAfee billing scam

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I’m still seeing a LOT of these showing up, and clients still contact me to see if they are legitimate. Here’s how to identify this scam.

 
There’s a good chance you’ve gotten one of these emails at some point over the past several months. The scammers have been sending out a LOT of them – sometimes […] Read more »

385 How to download all of your Google Photos images

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Do you have all your photos automatically saved to your Google Photos account? What if you want to download all those photos and save them to your computer? Here’s how.

 
Storing all of your photos on Google Photos is a good thing. It’s kind of like an automatic backup for the photos you take on your […] Read more »