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How To Get Rid Of About:Blank

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

John from Kilmucklin, Ireland writes: Hi guys, when I try to open a new tab on windows 7 all I get is “about:blank. When I try to change the settings on internet options, it works the way i want it to but my problem is when i power off my PC and turn it back on again I’m greeted with this “about:blank” again. I have tried scanning my PC but this nightmare continues, any assistance would be greatly welcome. Continue reading

Google has issued a transparency report explaining when they’ll allow the government to take a look at your private information such as e-mails, photos and documents. You might say, “Google doesn’t have any of my private information,” but they just might. Continue reading

The IRS and the Better Business Bureau are warning taxpayers about an e-mail scam involving a fake message from the IRS. The message will say that it’s from the IRS and will have a subject line along the lines of “Notification bout tax refund.” The message says it’s about your projected income tax refund and will mention a dollar amount along with a link for you to click on to learn the details. Continue reading

A five-year-old British boy managed to rack up $2500 in charges in just 15 minutes charges playing Zombies vs. Ninjas on his parents’ iPad. He did it with “in app” purchases of add-ons to the “free” game. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen to you… Continue reading

Beware copyright infringers and file sharers! A new copyright alert system is being implemented by a wide range of national and local Internet service providers. The effects of being flagged in this system can be as minor as a pop-up or as extreme as termination of your service, so read on to find out what it is, why it’s being implemented and what you can do if you’re falsely accused… Continue reading

Why Can’t I Use Java In Firefox?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Question: Why can I not play certain games in Firefox? It tells me to download Java, which I have done. I keep getting this message. – Bob Answer – Firefox has disabled the Java plug-in for the browser due to security issues with Java. But if you still wish to use Java to play games, here’s how to do it. Continue reading

Google+ Sign-In – How It Works

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Google has introduced Google+ Sign-In, which the company promises is “simple and secure, minus the social spam.” If you sign in to Gmail, YouTube or any other Google service, you can use your credentials to sign in to outside apps. This works like Facebook sign-in, but Google says their version is better. Continue reading

Another Emergency Flash Update

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Another day, another “emergency” Flash update from Adobe. This is the second time the company has updated to fix a security flaw in the month of February and the fourth for this year. Here’s what you need to do… Continue reading

Managing AutoComplete In Internet Explorer

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Artell Watson from Michigan writes: Question: When you fill out information such as name and address, some websites will have a drop-down list. In this list is previously used information. How do I delete items in this list that I don’t need or want? Continue reading

How Do I Copy Items From A Newsletter?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Question: I have a Windows 7 laptop. I know how to copy/paste, but when I try to just copy an item you sell to my friends, (they might want me to order for them) I end up with the whole newsletter. Also, I don’t know how to store the information about the item on my PC. Continue reading

Privacy Warning For Medical Websites

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Think twice about the information you share on medical websites. It could make you a target for advertisers or even criminals. Continue reading

Digital Coupons From Your Supermarket

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Did you know that food costs make up on average 6% of a typical middle class household budget? Would you like to save a whole lot of cash at supermarket with as little effort as possible? Here’s how to do it… Continue reading

WikiCancel Tells You How to Quit Everything

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Can you possibly imagine the number of services you have signed up for since you started using the internet? You have probably even forgotten your username/password combos for half those services. Find out about a free service that helps you cancel those unused accounts. Continue reading

Question: How do I stop people from putting stuff on my wall, reading my posts and putting my name on pictures on Facebook? T.M. in Ohio. In part 1 of this article, I showed you some tips for being hard to find on Facebook. In part 2, we’ll work on keeping your Timeline private and giving you control over tagging. Continue reading

Question: How can I keep people from finding me on Facebook? I only want to talk with my family and people I know. And how do I stop people from putting stuff on my wall, reading my posts and putting my name on pictures on Facebook? It kind of defeats the purpose of social networking, but I’m game if you are. Here’s how to do it. Continue reading

Why Do I Get Spam From The Future?

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Question: How is it I keep getting emails in my spam folder dated 2038 instead of 2013? (Feb 6, 2038)? Thanks, Mary. Answer: They haven’t figured out a way to junk mail back through time. Here’s what they’re up to…. Continue reading

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will stop home delivery of first class mail on Saturdays later this year. This news has left many people confused about what will happen to online orders that are delivered by the USPS. We’ve got all the facts you need to know ahead. Continue reading

Google Chrome: Scroll Bar Upgraded!

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Yeah, Ctrl+F still brings it up like always, but notice when you start typing the scroll bar starts filling with little yellow dashes… Continue reading

Is It The Website Or My Connection?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

What do you do when a website won’t connect? Do you pull your hair out? Reset your router? Call your internet company? Reboot your PC? You can’t figure out what it could be because you don’t know if the problem is on your end or the website’s end. Continue reading

Tagging is a way of identifying friends in photographs on Facebook or calling their attention to a particular post. What if someone has tagged you in a photo or status and you don’t like it? This is definitely a 21st century problem. Fortunately, it’s easily solved. Continue reading

Cel Mengata from St Paul, Minnesota writes: What is the difference between bandwidth and Broadband, and how do they work? Answer: There is a term called technobabble which is when industries use language and words that are common knowledge in that industry but to the rest of the world make little or no sense. I’ve… Continue reading

When I search on any engine I get everything except what I want. How about telling your fans how to just get what they are looking for and not a bunch of stuff they are not. Thanks, Chuck. Chuck, I can’t promise you’ll find just what you’re looking for, but there are a few tips to make searching productive. Continue reading

One of the hardest parts of dieting or just eating healthy is figuring out the nutritional information for food when you are eating out. But there’s an easy way to find out the calorie count for your meals. Continue reading

What is Downloading and How Do I Do it?

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Are you befuddled by the term “download”? Well here’s some information on what it is and how you do it. Continue reading

Google Maps Virtual Grand Canyon Tour

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The folks at Google Maps have a treat in store for nature lovers. They’ve released 9,500 beautiful panoramic images of the Grand Canyon. Continue reading

Does your computer freeze while loading YouTube clips? This tip helps you fix the problem. Continue reading

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