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So, you got the Windows 10 upgrade, huh?
So..you got the Windows 10 upgrade, huh? Recently, Windows 10 has been marked as a "Critical Update" for Windows 7/8.x users. This means if you've got Windows setup to automatically update, you're going to automatically ...
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Samsung releases the EVO 750 line for lower-priced, lower-capacity, entry level SSD's.
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Improving computer performance and speed with hardware upgrades.
Improving your computer performance Upgrading your computer hardware If you've worked through all the typical things to clean up your computer, such as using CCleaner, making sure your system is free of spyware and other...
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I thought this action by Disney had been nixed, but apparently it had only been delayed.
Disney just got hit with two class-action suits. Leo Perrero and Dena Moore say they were illegally replaced by foreign workers. Both were laid off from their IT jobs at Walt Disney World in Orlando in January 2015. They were told they had 90 days to...
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Fighting malware on your home PC with Malwarebytes.
Software to help fight Malware If you've got your antivirus running, but from time to time you feel like you might have something 'funny' going on, there are tools out there I've talked about before to use to help double-chec...
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Doing computer backups at home.
Backing up your data at home. At work, you let the IT Department work about backing up your data, right? You just have to follow their rules to make sure it happens. You know, put the stuff on the server drive, that F-dri...
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Remote Access options for your home computer.
Remote Access to your Computer. There are a few times when you might find you need to access your computer remotely: You're on vacation or visiting family and realize you need to get at something back home, such as ph...
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I think this disturbs me some...
His bid to recruit technology workers to government service may be overshadowed by the FBI's showdown with Apple.
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Strange, for a scholar he seems not to have read the Bill of Rights very well.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
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Getting remote-control or remote-access going for helping friends at family with their computer.
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Cleaning up your home computer with Piriform's CCleaner application.
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Backing up your Mac at home, getting an extra layer of backup.
Backing your Mac up at Home - Advanced Edition So you've bought into the idea that you really do need to backup your data at home. Good. But you want a little more details on just how this is done? Or maybe you want to hav...
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Startup key combinations when looking to do some troubleshooting on your Mac.
Key combinations for booting your Intel-based Mac. When you are having trouble with your Mac, there are some key combinations you might want to know about in order to help you do some of your own troubleshooting, especiall...
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"Failure is an event, not a person." - Zig Ziglar
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  • Grain Valley Schools
    Board of Education, present
  • Pomeroy
    Systems Engineer, present
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