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ANTIVIRUS SCAM
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Don’t fall for this. It’s a SCAM, not a scan. Ha! See what I did there? I crack me up! But, seriously, I have perfectly good antivirus software (Kaspersky) on my PC which already routinely catches and prevents virus/dangerou... read more

DOWNLOAD OLD (I MEAN REALLY OLD) SOFTWARE HERE
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At winworldpc WinWorld from the past, to the present, for the future WinWorld is an online museum dedicated to the preservation and sharing of vintage, aband... read more

REMOVE ADDRESSES FROM WINDOWS 10
( education / tech / computers / software )

1) EXHAUSTIVELY search all your e-mail folders - ALL OF THEM, TRASH, SPAM, INBOX, ARCHIVES, everything - for e-mails that contain the bad address. Remember that if the bad address was one of several in a message, even... read more

HOW TO ASSOCIATE A FILE EXTENSION IN WINDOWS 10
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QUESTION: I installed a program called Audacious which I want to be the default for .wav files. When I go in Settings and try to change it from the current default my only choice is to get a program from the Microsoft Sto... read more

SOME USEFUL, FREE WINDOWS 10 APPS
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List of freeware tools and other releases from The Windows Club This page list down all the Freeware, Tools, eBook, Themes, Screensavers, Wallpaper and other releases from The Windows Club. Maybe you have landed here out ... read more

POSSIBLY USEFUL 'STRIP TAGS' TOOL
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Like, maybe you saved an email as HTML but want to remove most of the code/gobble-de-gook. Click here: Strip Tags Tool or use the form inserted below (assuming it shows up for you). ... read more

A GUIDE TO UTF-8 ENCODING IN PHP AND MYSQL
( education / tech / computers / internet )

UTF-8 is a variable-width encoding that can represent every character in the Unicode character set. It was designed for backward compatibility with ASCII and to avoid the complications of endianness and byte order... read more

INTERNET SEARCHING 101
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Editor’s note: I believe Bing has caught up with Google on all of these features, if you prefer Microsoft over Google... There are two pages every one of you might consider bookmarking:Google Advanced Search: ... read more

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE... ISN'T
( education / tech / computers / ai )

Just wanted to put that out there. Think about all the times you wished you could talk to an actual human instead of a stupid voicemail system, or have seen an automatic sprinkler system running in the rain. Those are just a... read more

TIME TO SWITCH FROM FIREFOX TO ANOTHER BROWSER
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If this is true, it looks like a good time to get rid of that pesky control freak of a browser, Mo... read more

USEFUL MYSQL QUERIES
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Common MySQL Queries. Extending Chapter 9 of Get it Done with MySQL 5 Up Here’s an example: Compute date from year, week number and weekday: SET yr 2012, wk 26, day 0;SELECT StrToDate(... read more

RUNNING A WEBSERVER ON A THUMB/FLASH DRIVE
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Of all the good things we can do with a USB (Universal Serial Bus) flash drive, I think running a website is one of them. This is a perfect solution for web designers who need to cart along a whole bunch of design... read more

FIX THOSE FACEBOOK-MANGLED LINKS TO YOUR SITE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

I was unaware that Facebook recently had started to add a unique click identifier to all outbound links on facebook . Coincidentally, one of the security measures of this server is to disallow query strings as part of t... read more

DESLIDE THAT WEBSITE
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To remove that annoying slideshow so popular on click-bait sites, try one of the following:cluster fakedesli.de... read more

ALTCENSORED VIDEO STREAMING
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Here’s an article about them. AltCensored is at ... read more

ALTERNATIVES TO YOUTUBE
( education / tech / computers / movies-tv-video )

I just thought I would remind you there are alternatives to YouTube. See below: Air.tv ... read more

WHAT IS THAT PORT ON MY PC?
( education / tech / computers )

Very helpful website with images and explanations here. A computer port is an interface or point of connecti... read more

CLUTTERED WEB PAGES
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This, below, is what happens when you let greed (or desperation) rule over your sense of aesthetics. All I wanted to do was click the link and read the article. smh Good luck finding the actual article! :)... read more

THIS MONETIZATION SERVICE LOOKS PROMISING
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This looks promising: SubscribeStar . Their tagline is Create. Monetize. Prosper. I created a page for myself there... UPDATE: Denied! Never min... read more

MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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You will need the password for most of these.Cracking up over Lottery President (Jun 28, 2013). No password required.... read more

BUILDING YOUR OWN WEBSITE
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Question: I need my own domain name and monetization, plus things like ability to pay and schedule and stuff.Answer: Any Wordpress installation should allow plug-ins for polling, scheduling and other types of forms, in ad... read more

COMPUTER SCREEN CLEANER
( education / tech / computers / humor )

No computer can do without this: screen cleaner. Converted free by cloudconvert ... read more

CONVERTING COLORS
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Here you see your color converted to 17 different color formats like RGB, CMYK, HSV, HSL, CIELab, Android, Decimal, and YUV. Convert multiple colors at once or get Conversions and Harmonies via the REST API.... read more

NETGEAR R6120 ROUTER SCHEDULED ON-OFF NOT WORKING
( education / tech / computers )

Well, after going round and round with firmware updates, rebooting and factory resetting, the "Scheduled Off" feature on the R6120 Router (Firmware Version V1.0.0.66) simply DOES NOT work. And that was the only reason we bought this rat... read more

COMPUTER USERS CREATE WORLD'S FASTEST SUPERCOMPUTER BY DONATING PROCESSING POWER
( education / tech / computers )

Known as Folding Home, the technology uses thousands of computers around the world to work through large sets of numbers and complicated problems.... ... read more

USEFUL WEBSITES
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Just thought I would start a running list of internet/web technologies websites I have found useful, below... i... read more

FREE VECTOR GRAPHICS EDITOR
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Could be useful. Go to inkscape . Or, click on the following direct link to the Windows 64-bit download: ... read more

REQUIRING (OR NOT) A PASSWORD IN WINDOWS
( education / tech / computers / software )

In Windows 7 (and possibly earlier and later versions), use NETPLWIZ and check (or uncheck) the box that says something to the effect of "require users to enter passwords." Make sure that your own username is highlighted before you check... read more

TURN YOUR COMPUTER INTO A CHROME DEVICE
( education / tech / computers )

From NeverWare at neverware Ready to turn your computer into a Chrome device? You’re in the right spot. The ... read more

OPEN DNS
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Just thought we’d mention OpenDNS (or ) which we use here at FriendsNews . It’s a good parental control as well as an easy way to filter your Internet traffic.... read more

BOGUS RANSOM EMAILS
( education / tech / computers )

Just because the From is spoofed, it doesn’t mean your email account is compromised. See: Ask Leo And ... read more

E-RECYCLING SERVICES IN NASHVILLE
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Electronic Waste-Recycling... read more

URL EXPANDER
( education / tech / computers / internet )

You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl ... read more

OPTING OUT OF ADS
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: yourchoices . Some of the biggest name brands always seem to be conveniently unavailable.... read more

IS IT DOWN RIGHT NOW?
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Useful site to see if it’s your connection (or firewall) or the site itself that’s having a problem: ... read more

RUNNING WINDOWS IN A LINUX VIRTUAL MACHINE
( education / tech / computers / software )

I’m going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser . It’ll probably suck (because Linu... read more

BEING HUMAN
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Makes me laugh when Facebook asks why I think something is funny or amazing. I’m thinking Bite me. I don’t have the time or inclination to teach your artificial ’intelligence’ algorithms what it means to be hu... read more

LINUX ON CHROMEBOOK
( education / tech / computers / software )

Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: ... read more

COOL WEBSITE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Here’s a cool website I just learned of:atlasobscura In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be f... read more

HORSE VERSUS GOOGLE STREET VIEW
( education / tech / computers / animals )

I like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don’t like each other. See ... read more

KEYWORD, COOKIE, BROWSER ANALYTICS FAILURE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Some headlines Google News mistakenly thought I’d be interested in ...Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? - The mainstream (pro-Bush/Clinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant. Ka... read more

45 PERCENT OF AMERICAN JOBS WILL BE DONE BY COMPUTERS IN 20 YEARS
( education / tech / computers )

And then the "third stage" my words, not theirs will be when people realize how irritating and stupid these computers are. Consumers, otherwise known as "people," will stop using services that are overly-computerized, and bosses everyw... read more

UPGRADING TO WINDOWS 7
( education / tech / computers / software )

Yes, I know Windows 8... read more

NAME GENERATOR
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Name Generator - Cool Name ideas at the click of a button!I thought this, above, was kinda cool for generating a pseudonym. You can also generate a Medieval name, a Twitter... read more

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO WORDSTAR
( education / tech / computers / software )

I barely used it, but I found this interesting because I was once a "word processor" (human, not program) back in the mid-80s to early 90s. ... read more

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SAY, YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it’s not a big house. Anyway, last night ou... read more

HOW SIMPLY UPPER-CASING YOUR PASSWORD CAN FRUSTRATE A HACKER
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker’s attempts ... read more

PLLEEAASSEE REEAADD IT WAS ON GOODMORNING AMERICA
( education / tech / computers / internet )

It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like "Plleeaassee reeaadd! It was on Good Morning America!" and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. ... read more

POSSIBLY USEFUL SITE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

For those old gadgets you’d just as soon get rid of:gazelle My old ... read more

HOW TO ANONYMIZE YOUR BROWSING
( education / tech / computers / advice )

To anonymize your browsing, use one of these "anonymizer" sites and-or programs:SitesAnonymouse.org... read more

COOL FEATURE JUST DISCOVERED ON GOOGLE TRANSLATE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

I got an error in a program that was in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand. I went to translate.Google.com and typed in one of the words and chose "Detect language" in the "Translate from..." box. I... read more

MCDONALDS WI-FI
( education / tech / computers / internet )

In Nashville, anyway, it seems you can get around their proxy system (those outlets that use it), simply by using Google Chrome and maybe Firefox. It might be as simple as using any browser other than Internet Explorer. ... read more

WATCHING THE WATCHERS
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WE MAKE PRIVACY EASY. Browse the web safer, faster with less annoying ads. Keep an eye on who’s keeping an eye on you at ghostery ... read more

HOW TO RESTORE CONTACTS IN WINDOWS LIVE MAIL
( education / tech / computers / advice )

Q: I had some problems with this program. I fixed the POP and SMTP server designations, and it works now. However, I've lost my contacts - the folder is blank. The funny thing is, when I type some letters in the "to" box, names c... read more

HOW TO MAKE OUTLOOK 2003 OPEN TO YOUR CALENDAR BY DEFAULT
( education / tech / computers / advice )

copied from helpdesk.ilstu.edu/kb/index.phtml?kbid 1326 By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut... read more

TRANSFERRING ITUNES TO NEW COMPUTER
( education / tech / computers / advice )

If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can turn on Sync Library to access your music library and music that you've downloaded from Apple Music on all of your devices.... read more

SPECIAL CHARACTERS IN WORD PERFECT FOR DOS
( education / tech / computers / software )

It all starts with Ctrl-V, followed by the number combinations shown on the screen that comes up. For example, the tilde is Ctrl-V 002, although it doesn’t show up on my screen, but maybe it’ll work on yours. ... read more

NEW GERMAN LAPTOP
( education / tech / computers / hardware )

One year has gone, since we’ve presented the Rolltop concept for the first time. Many thanks for all your emails and feedbacks! Now we are really going to bring this high innovative product on the marke and we ar... read more

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
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Open Source Human Resource Management Software. FYI in case you're looking for such, even though we hate the term "human resource." Ironically, it's dehumanizing. :) ... read more

SAVE YOURSELF A LOT OF TROUBLE
( education / tech / computers / repair )

If you get a pop up on your computer saying, "You're infected! Download Antivirus 2010 or something similar to fix it!", DOn't DO IT! It&#... read more

HACKERS LEAK 6.5 MLN LINKEDIN PASSWORDS
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords Time to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently.... read more

FAKE ANTIVIRUS MAKES UP 15 PERCENT OF ALL MALWARE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware Tech News on ZDNet... read more

ENVIRONMENTALLY-RESPONSIBLE INK
( education / tech / computers / hardware )

This looks promising, "environmentally-responsible" ink from Dell. Ihave no idea if it's any good. Leave a comment below and let us know:... read more

TEN MORE WAYS TO DETECT COMPUTER MALWARE
( education / tech / computers )

blogs.techrepublic /10things/?p 1069 tag nl.e101... read more

SHOW DESKTOP ICON MISSING
( education / tech / computers / software )

QUESTION: My "Show Desktop" icon just disappeared from my Quick Start menu. How do I restore that? ANSWER: Simplest answer: Just right-click on the desktop from now on and choose Show Desktop from that little menu that pops up;... read more

A NOTE ABOUT SCREENSAVERS
( education / tech / computers / software )

Avoid any toolbars that don't come with Windows from Microsoft. I just had a customer whose Internet Explorer wouldn't close after they installed "My.Freeze.Com" screensaver. Luckily, it uninstalled properly when using its unins... read more

REMOVING WINDOWS DESKTOP SEARCH
( education / tech / computers / software )

Well, I thought I liked this version 4 better than version 3. I hated version 3. But, it turns out, version 4 is no better. It starts and finds things quicker (for me, anyway), but it ruins the computer’s performanc... read more

OPEN DIALOG DEFAULT SORT ORDER
( education / tech / computers / software )

Mine got messed up somehow, and it drove me nuts until I found this: jevon /wiki/Chan... read more

INSTALL MULTIPLE APPS AT ONCE WITHOUT TOOLBARS, AND CLICKING NEXT, NEXT, NEXT
( education / tech / computers / software )

Fantastic online app here. It does what I've done before, but they do it better. I'm not jealous. I'm not a programmer, really, I'm an "implementer-integrator." Yeah, tha... read more

GMAIL'S UNSUBSCRIBE FEATURE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

I hate to promote Google since they already rule the online world, but they do some things very well, e.g., their "unsubscribe" feature in Gmail. In a message, click on Show Details and you should see the option to "... read more

LOUD "BEEP" SOUND
( education / tech / computers / software )

QUESTION: Is there any way to turn off the loud "BEEP" sound that occurs when Intel Proset detects a wireless network? I've tried going to control panel and muting all the sounds, but that doesn't seem to work. ANSWER: Try go... read more

CAN'T PASTE ANYTHING INTO OUTLOOK
( education / tech / computers / software )

QUESTION: I can’t paste anything into Outlook, but I can into Word, etc. ANSWER: Open Microsoft Word, go to TOOLS OPTIONS Select the SAVE tab and uncheck Embed smart tags.Also, there’s a security feature in Outl... read more

CAN'T SEE SENT ITEMS IN OUTLOOK
( education / tech / computers / software )

QUESTION: I can’t see any of my Sent Items in Outlook () anymoreANSWER: Try the following:Click ViewArrange ByCurrent ViewCustomize Current ViewFilter OFF... read more

GO GREEN & SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT WITH 4 ALL MEMORY
( education / news / tech / computers )

Welcome to 4AllMemory , trusted since 2001. We now have upgrades for 111,914 models (and counting). We guarantee your computer performance will be increased. ... read more

DO NOT VISIT THESE SITES (UNPROTECTED, ANYWAY)
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one of their links): //thefrist ... read more

HACK ATTACK?
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Question There was a couple parked on the curb on Wed from 8am to 12pm on Wed. The girl was like a look-out, it seemed. When I was going to work she gave me a suspicious look, so I drove around in a circle and drove b... read more

CDS/DVDS NOT WHAT THEY'RE CRACKED UP TO BE
( education / tech / computers / hardware )

Probably ought to save things to other computers and/or external hard drives and/or sign up for an online storage account. here... read more

MAN LOSES $20 MILLION AFTER TAKING LAPTOP FOR REPAIR
( education / tech / computers )

We promise to never do anything even remotely similar to this! Man loses $20 million after taking laptop for repair... read more

FIX FOR "YTIMG" BROWSER HANG
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file ("C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts"): #fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem74.125.162.39 static.cache.l.google... read more

YES, THAT PC CLEANUP APP YOU SAW ON TV AT 3AM IS A WASTE
( education / tech / computers / software )

Their next play is to make it seem like everything is wrong with your PC ... read more

MAILBOX OVER THE LIMIT
( education / tech / computers / advice )

QUESTION: I started getting notices that my mailbox is over its limit. I have archived items over 90 days. What else can I do to stop these messages?Isn’t this pretty much the same as archiving to my hard drive?I us... read more

MISSED APPOINTMENT
( education / tech / computers / advice )

Well, it’s happened again, luckily for only the second time in my career. A customer called me to their house, only to not be home or pretend to not be home when I got there. People, if you change your mind, just call and cance... read more

ONLINE BACKUP
( education / tech / computers / internet )

I’m trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup. So far, so good. Click ... read more

A HEADS-UP ON RANSOMWARE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Still a huge problem Beware of this scam. Don’t bother trying to get them to help you unlock your pc: hackers-gang-russian-bust. Th... read more

AOL THROUGH OUTLOOK USING IMAP FOLDERS
( education / tech / computers )

PROBLEM:Can you tell me again how to move deleted emails to a "deleted email" folder? The AOL Imap folder just crosses them out but leaves them visible there. SOLUTION:It's under Edit, Purge Deleted Messages.... read more

DATA RECOVERY
( education / tech / computers )

QUESTION: My hard drive has died, and I’ve lost valuable data. If you can’t recover it for me, is there a service who can?ANSWER: Here’s the best one I’ve found: Gil... read more

DUPLEX PRINTING
( education / tech / computers )

QUESTION: isn’t working, but it worked before. ANSWER: Click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, right click and choose Properties on that printer. Click Device Settings tab, choose Duplex toward the bottom, ch... read more

EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE GONE BAD
( education / tech / computers / hardware )

PROBLEM: I haven’t totally written it off as dead, but my back-up external drive that holds 500gigs won’t power on now. I made a back-up of all the data maybe a month ago, but there are some things I must have missed. In ca... read more

FIXING PROFILE PROBLEMS IN OUTLOOK 2003
( education / tech / computers / advice )

To recreate/fix your Outlook 2003 profile, do the following:Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mail click on Show Profiles Add a new profile give it any NEW name you want click OK... read more

FREE REMOTE CONTROL SOFTWARE
( education / tech / computers / software )

This looks really good: teamviewer. Of course, I’ve already been using the one from Zoho, too, here: ... read more

SAVING WORD DOCUMENTS
( education / tech / computers / software )

In Word 2003 (and possibly older versions), go to Tools, Options, Save and check (if not already) the following settings:Always create backup copy Allow background saves Make local copy of files stored... read more

SET EMAIL TO FORWARD TO SOMEONE ELSE
( education / tech / computers / internet )

QUESTION: How do I set email (Outlook 2003) to forward to someone else while I'm out?ANSWER: In Outlook, click on Tools, Out of Office AssistantClick "I am currently out of the office…" and type your outgoing message, ... read more

SOFTWARE UPDATER
( education / tech / computers / software )

CNET has created a fantastic new service called Tech Tracker that I wish I’d come up with. It tracks and keeps up to date all of the software on your computer! Mac or Windows! The only catch is that you have to create an accoun... read more

WEBSITE VISIBILITY TOOL
( education / tech / computers / internet )

Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: megaproxy. One of my domain names was not resolving correctly from home. I went to the website a... read more

WIRELESS NOT WORKING
( education / tech / computers )

QUESTION: No matter where I go, the wireless is not working. ANSWER: I just had to "enable wireless" by right-clicking on the icon at the bottom-right of the task bar and choose Enable Radio. I could then connect right into the wirel... read more

YOUR OUTGOING MAIL SERVER
( education / tech / computers / software )

Hopefully yours is listed here, anyway. :) amailsender /support/smtpserver/... read more

CONVERTING IP V4 TO IP V6
( education / tech / computers )

This should be useful now that the world is converting to IP v6: emailtalk /IPV4ToIPV6.aspx... read more

HARD DRIVE MANUFACTURERS SLASH WARRANTY PERIODS
( education / tech / computers / hardware )

That’s on new drives. So, from now on, more than ever, always have an external drive (or two) for backups. ... read more


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