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Warning: The upcoming ‘Windows 10 October 2018 Update’ might break your PC’s Windows installation. - 0SHARES ShareTweet Well, October is just around the corner and that means Microsoft will soon be releasing the annual Fall update to Windows 10. Unfortunately, the upcoming release of the “Windows 10 October 2018 Update” will end up preventing a lot of PCs from booting up into Windows after the update is installed. The problem is Windows will need a certain amount of free disk space on the C...
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Picture of the Day: Gone Fishin’ - 149.1kSHARES ShareTweet Today’s picture by photographer Shaun Dunphy features a fisherman enjoying a gorgeous Finnish sunset while trying his luck out on the water. Finland has some of the longest and coldest winters of any country on earth, but this scene looks rather warm and inviting. I hope you like it. Want to make sure you never miss the “Picture of the Day” or any of my tech tips? Click here to join my ’s Tech Tips Facebook Group! Did you know that ...
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Q&A: Would you recommend buying a refurbished monitor? - 0SHARES ShareTweet Question from Milton: I’ve been looking for a really wide monitor for my desktop computer, but they’re really expensive. I can’t afford to spend several hundred dollars for a monitor so I started looking at some refurbished monitors. This 34 inch LG 34UM61-P caught my attention. It looks like just what I’ve been looking for. My question is do you recommend buying refurbished monitors? And if not, why not? Answer: Mi...
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Picture of the Day: “Viewing Autumn through a Tunnel” - 148.7kSHARES ShareTweet From photographer Joe Subolefsky: This photo was taken on a trip along RT 80 in central Pennsylvania. The funny thing is when we pulled up three other people were shooting the tunnel entrance from the outside. Always wanting something different, I walked into the tunnel and walked a ways in the dark before coming to the other end and shot this before walking all the way out. Want to make sure you never miss the ...
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Q&A: Will my existing USB devices work with a new Macbook Pro? - 125SHARES ShareTweet Question from Kelly F.: I’m thinking about buying a new Apple MacBook Pro but I need a bit of advice first. The reviews I’ve read were great, but they said this machine doesn’t have any USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 ports, only the new USB-C. If I buy this laptop will I have to replace my external hard drive and other USB devices with new ones that have USB-C connections or can I just replace the cables? Answer: Kell...
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Picture of the Day: “Oklahoma Sunrise” - 148.3kSHARES ShareTweet From photographer Larry Smith: I was driving through the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Oklahoma when I rounded a curve and encountered this amazing sunrise. I hope you like it. Want to make sure you never miss the “Picture of the Day” or any of my tech tips? Click here to join my ’s Tech Tips Facebook Group! Did you know that Amazon has thousands of Kindle ebooks on photography, from beginner to advanced – ...
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Q&A: Why does my laptop shut down our Wi-Fi network every time I turn it on? - 29SHARES ShareTweet Question from Ronnie M.: Hi . I have a really strange problem that I need help with. We’ve had Xfinity Internet for years and the Wi-Fi has always worked perfectly until recently. A couple of weeks ago my Dell laptop started causing our Wi-Fi network to completely shut down every time I turn it on. The Wi-Fi can be working perfectly on our other computers, on our phones and on the kids’ Xbox, ...
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5 tips for keeping your web browser running fast and safe - 55SHARES ShareTweet These days most home computers are used primarily to visit websites and perform other Internet-related tasks such as checking email and shopping online. Truth be told, a web browser is the only program that many users ever open in the Internet age. If you depend on your favorite browser as much as I do, here are a few things you can do to keep it working fast and protecting your online accounts from hackers: 1 –...
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How to disable the touch screen on a Windows PC - 191SHARES ShareTweet Do you have a laptop or desktop PC that has a touch screen, but you prefer to use only the mouse and keyboard for navigation and selecting items on the screen? If so, you can easily disable the touch screen in order to prevent accidental “clicking” with your elbow or an errant finger. Follow the steps below to disable the touch screen in either Windows 8.1 or Windows 10: 1 – Press the Windows+X key combination to open th...
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How to know when you need to replace your old router - 105SHARES ShareTweet If you have a broadband Internet connection you probably use a router to share that connection among multiple computers and mobile devices. I frequently receive emails from folks asking if I think they need to replace their aging routers, and I usually answer them by asking a few questions of my own: 1 – Is your Wi-Fi signal too weak to reach every room in your home where Internet access is needed? If so, you might ...
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