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Booting Windows 8 and 8.1 with Desktop and Real Start Menu

Apr 14, 2014

One of my biggest gripes about Windows 8 is that Microsoft forced you to boot to the new and unfamiliar tiled Start (aka Metro) screen rather than the good old, warm and familiar Desktop, complete with ...

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How does Google separate popularity from authority?

Apr 11, 2014

Possibly New Google Search Ranking Algorithm Shake-Up: how do you separate simple popularity from true authority?

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Heartbleed: What You Need to Know

Apr 10, 2014

By now you have heard about the latest Internet scare known as Heartbleed. In a nutshell, this is a rather serious flaw in popular security software, OpenSSL, used to encyrpt web, chat, email, and virtual ...

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Work Harder, Not Smarter

Mar 24, 2014

Some people are a shining example of how NOT to apply this philosophy...

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Microsoft's Last Feature for Windows XP? A Doomsday Clock

Mar 3, 2014

Starting Saturday people still on Windows XP will see a pop-up reminder that support for the OS ends April 8th. The reminder will be installed through Windows updates, except this time the update is ...

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How to Watch the Olympics Online

Feb 17, 2014

If you can't get enough Olympics action on NBC during prime time, there are plenty of ways to leverage the power of the Internet to catch the action. NBC Sports Live Extra Grab NBC's app of iOS or ...

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Video: Six-Year-Old's Joyous First Flight

Jan 28, 2014

Just to brighten your day, here is a  wonderful video of a young girl and her dad as he takes her on her first airplane ride. It happens to be from the same South Carolina grassy airstrip, in the ...

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LogMeIn Ends Free Ride

Jan 23, 2014

Be Warned: the party is ending for those of us who have enjoyed the wonderfully free, easy to use and exceedingly handy LogMeIn (LMI) to remotely control computers.  There was not much of a heads ...

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How to Watch the SuperBowl Live on Mobile Any Device

Jan 22, 2014

On February 2nd the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVII (That’s 48 for the Roman Numeral Challenged). If you are a huge fan but find work or domestic duties are conflicting ...

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Your Future on Windows XP: a wee bit less hazardous? Not really.

Aug 15, 2013

As I wrote back in August... "...many of you are still running Windows XP and why not? It is arguably the best operating system ever written and your computer and company software like QuickBooks ...

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What's new in Windows 8.1 - The Missing Instruction Manual

Jan 14, 2014

Here is a great video from Scott Hanseleman on some of Windows 8.1's most useful new features. By the way, Scott is one of the very few people whose blog and Twitter posts I actually look forward to because ...

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New "Feature" Let's Strangers Email Your Gmail Account

Jan 13, 2014

A few days ago I saw a big message from Gmail when logging into my account from my smartphone. It could not have been more obvious, but did I take the time to read it? Of course not. I dismissed it with ...

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Your Future on Windows XP: Hazardous

Aug 27, 2013

Many of you are still running Windows XP and why not? It is arguably the best operating system ever written and your computer and company software like QuickBooks and Outlook run just fine on it. There’s ...

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Stay Sharp On Internet Safety - At Work

You can help protect personal, organization, and customer data in the workplace.
This video provides useful tips on how to manage your information and help protect your computer,
Such as how to turn on the Internet firewall, set phishing filters to their highest settings, and
create strong passwords.

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Feel GREAT Video of the Day

Whether you need it or not, this heartwarming video should provide enough inspiration for you to make it through the work day and right on through next week! Duct Tape Surfing from Mark Tipple on Vimeo.

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Malware in Email - Protect Yourself!

Jul 24, 2013

I am recovering from a cold, so please forgive my stuffier than normal voice today!  

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How to Add External Email Accounts to Outlook 2013

Mar 28, 2013

   

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10 Tips for Troubleshooting Outlook

Outlook, Microsoft’s email client, is the most popular email and calendaring program in the business world. While it works best with the Exchange email server, it works well with IMAP and POP hosted ...

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Google Chrome Reports SkyDrive as Phishing Site

Apr 18, 2013

I am thinking Google is a little bitter toward Microsoft over the Scroogled campaign. I encountered this message when accessing SkyDrive through Chrome. Now, I wonder who could have reported SkyDrive ...

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How to Make Windows 8 Look and WORK like Windows 7

Apr 16, 2013

I seem to have developed a love-hate relationship with Windows 8, and maybe you have, too.  I really love its speed, faster boot and shut down times, integrations with other technologies like peripherals, ...

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