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Did Microsoft Disable Your Antivirus?

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Is Microsoft purposely disabling third-party antivirus? They say yes, but there’s a good reason. Continue reading

What is Usoclient.exe?

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

I received a text from my husband this morning. He wanted to know just what the heck usoclient.exe was and why it popped up briefly and then disappeared when he was booting us his Windows 10 laptop. Nobody wants to see a mysterious .exe file on their PC. Continue reading

PicsArt: Edit A Photo

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Time to have some silly photo fun with the free PicsArt app. How many stickers, effects, and adjustments can one photo take? Continue reading

What Can I Install On Windows 10 S?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Should you be worried than Windows 10 S will limit your app and program options? We check it out. Continue reading

Have Fun With PicsArt

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Have fun with your pictures in Windows 10, thanks to the free, fun PicsArt App. Continue reading

Why Won’t My Program Work On All Devices?

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Why can’t you install your favorite Windows program on a Mac or iPhone? We explain. Continue reading

Back To Basics: How Do I Close A Browser?

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Joan responded to my call for questions you’ve always been embarrassed to ask. “OK. Here’s another dumb question. Sometimes, in logging out of a site, you will see the recommendation that you should close your browser after logging out. I have never really known what that means… Continue reading

Microsoft issues an emergency patch for XP, Vista, and Windows 8. Find out why it was needed and how you can get it. Continue reading

Mac Spotlight 101

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

As a new Mac owner, I’m just learning about Mac’s search function called Spotlight. Since I know that there are a lot of readers out there who are new to Mac computers as well, I thought I’d share what I’m learning about Spotlight. Continue reading

Posting a pirated copy of the movie Deadpool has landed a California man in big trouble. Could you get in trouble for watching or sharing it? Continue reading

Why Would Anyone Want Windows?

Monday, June 19th, 2017

A reader thinks that Windows is a giant WinDon’t and that I shouldn’t encourage folks to use Windows 10. See what I have to say. Continue reading

The quick email tip that will save you a log of time and trouble when you decide to switch Internet service providers. Continue reading

14 Windows Programs You Should Be Using

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Some PC users get by using only Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. But by just using these “got to” programs, they’re missing out on a whole wealth of features their computer can offer. But which ones are worth it, and what do they do? Continue reading

If the instructions you’re reading in a Tech Tip don’t match up to what you see on the screen, we’ve got some hints to figuring out what’s causing the problem. Continue reading

Will a Zip drive work with Windows 10 and should you even try? Continue reading

Need more tokens for your favorite games. Try earning them by playing more games. We show you how. Continue reading

When Will They Replace Windows 10?

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

So is Windows 11 on the way any time soon? We look at what the future might hold for the Windows OS. Continue reading

2 Easy Ways To Fact Check

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Don’t share fake news on social media. Tips for fast fact-checking. Continue reading

How Can I Add More Memory?

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

We break down the difference between memory and disk space on your PC. Continue reading

Upgrading To 10 Was Easy

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

How easy was the switch to Windows 10? A reader offers some good advice. Continue reading

Windows 7: Create A Recovery Disc

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Creating a restore disc for Windows 7 is easy! If you don’t have one (or don’t have a restore partition), here’s how to do it. Continue reading

How Do I Re-Install Windows 10?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

We break down your options for reinstalling Windows 10 on your PC. Continue reading

How To Auto Shutdown & Bootup your Mac

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

We’ve got an easy Mac tip for automatically turning on or shutting off your computer. Continue reading

What the heck does that Windows error mean? Where you can find definitions for 16,000 Windows system error codes. Continue reading

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