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ABBOTT AND COSTELLO BUY A COMPUTER
from 2023 in ( culture / humor / jokes / computers )

This is an old joke, so some of the program names might not be familiar.If Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were alive today, their famous sketch "Who's on First?" might have turned out something like this:COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTTABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I... read more

FIND MY WINDOWS 10 PRODUCT KEY
from 2023 in ( education / tech / computers / software )

Their first suggestion worked for me: In a Windows command prompt, type "wmic path softwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey" find-you... read more

CHATBOT GONE WOKE?
from 2023 in ( education / tech / computers / ai )

A related article: hereSent: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 11:47 AM... read more

ARTICLE ON CHATGPT MENTIONED
from 2023 in ( education / tech / computers / software )

As they say garbage in (woke idiot programmers) garbage out. Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 8:51 PM results-smack-of-pre-determine... read more

WEBSITE SPEED TEST
from 2023 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

This site, pingdom.com, is useful for testing the speed of your website or webpage's performance. Here's what one of my tests said:Hi there, fellow webmaster. I just tested //friendnews.com/ with the Full Page test in Pingdom Tools.This specific test wa... read more

SAN FRANCISCO ARMED ROBOTS
from 2022 in ( education / tech / computers )

I forgot which city but in that city, they've decided to not use armed robots but BOMBS!On Friday, December 2, 2022 at 12:10:41 PM PST: More progress by the new world order. bitchute.com/video/1HiV7QQUsU/... read more

SYNDICHAIN LAUNCHES FIRST VERSION OF ITS OPEN, CENSORSHIP-RESISTANT NEWS AGGREGATOR
from 2022 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

We've got your censorship-resistant news aggregator right here at https://friendsnews.com/news

We've got a censorship-resistant news aggregator right here at FriendsNews/news! Since Syndichain is built on a public blockchain, its data is also open and public. Every post, comment, and like is stored on a distributed public ledger which can be viewed at any time via Syndichain's block v... read more

ANTIVIRUS SCAM
from 2022 in ( education / tech / computers / software )

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/dangerous downloads. That's how I know that while browsing a legitimate... read more

DOWNLOAD OLD (I MEAN REALLY OLD) SOFTWARE HERE
from 2022 in ( education / tech / computers / software )

At winworldpc.comWinWorld from the past, to the present, for the futureWinWorld is an online museum dedicated to the preservation and sharing of vintage, abandoned, and pre-release software. We offer information, media and downloads for a wide variety of compu... read more

REMOVE ADDRESSES FROM WINDOWS 10
from 2022 in ( 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 if it bounced the address is still part of that message. And it might be in a repl... read more

HOW TO ASSOCIATE A FILE EXTENSION IN WINDOWS 10
from 2022 in ( education / tech / computers / software )

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 Store. When I try to do that, Audacious doesn't come up as any kind of option.... read more

SOME USEFUL, FREE WINDOWS 10 APPS
from 2021 in ( education / tech / computers / software )

List of freeware tools and other releases from The Windows ClubThis page list down all the Freeware, Tools, eBook, Themes, Screensavers, Wallpaper and other releases from The Windows Club. Maybe you have landed here out of choice, or maybe you clicked on a direct .zip link on another website and en... read more

POSSIBLY USEFUL STRIP TAGS TOOL
from 2021 in ( 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). Sorry your browser does not supp... read more

A GUIDE TO UTF-8 ENCODING IN PHP AND MYSQL
from 2021 in ( 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 marks in UTF-16 and UTF-32. UTF-8 has become the dominant character encoding for the... read more

INTERNET SEARCHING 101
from 2021 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

Editor's note: I believe Bing.com 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: //google.com/advancedsearch;Google... read more

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE... ISN'T
from 2021 in ( education / tech / computers / ai )

Just wanted to put that out there. Just like anything with "smart" in it, isn't.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 couple examples.... read more

TIME TO SWITCH FROM FIREFOX TO ANOTHER BROWSER
from 2021 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

If this is true, it looks like a good time to get rid of that pesky control freak of a browser, Mozilla Firefox in favor of the Brave, Edge, Opera, Safari or Chrome browsers. Of course, three of those browsers (Edg... read more

RUNNING A WEBSERVER ON A THUMB/FLASH DRIVE
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers )

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 designs to show potential clients. Read, listen or watch the res... read more

FIX THOSE FACEBOOK-MANGLED LINKS TO YOUR SITE
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

I was unaware Facebook recently added a unique click identifier to all outbound links on facebook.com. Coincidentally, one of the security measures of this server is to disallow query strings as part of the URL. Thus, any visitors coming over from Facebook were suddenly blocked and banned on sight.... read more

DESLIDE THAT WEBSITE
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

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

ALTCENSORED VIDEO STREAMING
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

Here's an article about them.AltCensored is at altcensored.com/Other articles on censorship:... read more

ALTERNATIVES TO YOUTUBE
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers / movies-tv-video )

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

WHAT IS THAT PORT ON MY PC?
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers )

Very helpful website with images and explanations here. A computer port is an interface or point of connection between the computer and its peripheral devices. Some common peripherals are the mouse, keyboard,... read more

CLUTTERED WEB PAGES
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

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
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

This looks promising: SubscribeStar.com. Their tagline is Create. Monetize. Prosper. I created a page for myself there...UPDATE: Denied! Never mind. You have to already be well-established before they waste their time with you. Bast... I mean, bless their hearts!T... read more

MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

You will need the password for most of these.Cracking up over Lottery President (Jun 28, 2013). No password required.Dad's birthday, (Apr 15, 2012)... read more

BUILDING YOUR OWN WEBSITE
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

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 addition to blogging.Go here to create a Go... read more

COMPUTER SCREEN CLEANER
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers / humor )

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

CONVERTING COLORS
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

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

COMPUTER USERS CREATE WORLD'S FASTEST SUPERCOMPUTER BY DONATING PROCESSING POWER
from 2020 in ( 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
from 2020 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

Just thought I would start a running list of internet/web technologies websites I have found useful, below... image align centerdelete... read more

FREE VECTOR GRAPHICS EDITOR
from 2019 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

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

REQUIRING (OR NOT) A PASSWORD IN WINDOWS
from 2019 in ( 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/uncheck that box.... read more

TURN YOUR COMPUTER INTO A CHROME DEVICE
from 2019 in ( education / tech / computers )

From NeverWare.com at neverware.com Ready to turn your computer into a Chrome device? You're in the right spot. The Home edition is our free version of CloudReady, intended... read more

OPEN DNS
from 2019 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

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

BOGUS RANSOM EMAILS
from 2019 in ( education / tech / computers )

Just because the From is spoofed, it doesn't mean your email account is compromised. See: Ask LeoAnd here's a complete example, though they vary slightly: Hi, your account was... read more

E-RECYCLING SERVICES IN NASHVILLE
from 2018 in ( education / tech / computers / hardware )

Electronic Waste-Recyclingelectronic recycling nashville area... read more

URL EXPANDER
from 2018 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

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

OPTING OUT OF ADS
from 2018 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

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

IS IT DOWN RIGHT NOW?
from 2017 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

Useful site to see if it's your connection (or firewall) or the site itself that's having a problem: Is It Down Right Now?Someone emailed us about their tool here:... read more

RUNNING WINDOWS IN A LINUX VIRTUAL MACHINE
from 2017 in ( 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.com. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published online (somewhere, look it up), I'm almost... read more

BEING HUMAN
from 2017 in ( 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 human. Not that it could ever understand it, anyway.... read more

LINUX ON CHROMEBOOK
from 2017 in ( education / tech / computers / software )

Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like... read more

COOL WEBSITE
from 2017 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

Here's a cool website I just learned of:atlasobscura.com In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for miniature citie... read more

HORSE VERSUS GOOGLE STREET VIEW
from 2016 in ( education / tech / computers / animals )

I like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don't like each other. See Google Street View car... read more

KEYWORD, COOKIE, BROWSER ANALYTICS FAILURE
from 2016 in ( 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.Kanye West named GQ's Most Stylish Man once again - I'm all about Kanye! Not.50 Cent'... read more

45 PERCENT OF AMERICAN JOBS WILL BE DONE BY COMPUTERS IN 20 YEARS
from 2013 in ( 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 everywhere will be forced to trash their computer... read more

UPGRADING TO WINDOWS 7
from 2013 in ( education / tech / computers / software )

Yes, I know Windows 8... read more

NAME GENERATOR
from 2013 in ( 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 name, whatever. On that page, the actual "generator" buttons are on the right. It took me a second to tune out al... read more

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO WORDSTAR
from 2012 in ( 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. Whatever happened to WordStar One of the... read more

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SAY, YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING
from 2011 in ( 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 our power went out for about a minute. No big deal, I thought, other than h... read more

HOW SIMPLY UPPER-CASING YOUR PASSWORD CAN FRUSTRATE A HACKER
from 2011 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker's attempts A six-letter password in lower-case text takes a hacker's computer just ten minutes to crack, according to statistics collated by Bloomberg Businessweek. But make those letters upper-case and it takes ten hours for it to ran... read more

PLLEEAASSEE REEAADD IT WAS ON GOODMORNING AMERICA
from 2010 in ( 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. On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM:This is probably a ho... read more

POSSIBLY USEFUL SITE
from 2010 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of:gazelle.comMy old Dell laptop is apparently worth $38!I guess they really want newer stuff.... read more

HOW TO ANONYMIZE YOUR BROWSING
from 2010 in ( education / tech / computers / advice )

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

E WASTE (COMPUTERS, TVS, OTHER ELECTRONICS) COLLECTION
from 2010 in ( life / health / environment / computers )

There will be an E-Waste (computers, TV's, other electronics) collection held Saturday May 8 at the Walmart Supercenter located on Nolensville Pike a quarter mile south of Old Hickory Blvd. from 8 a.m. - 12 noon. Other sites will be announced as soon as possible.Please visit... read more

COOL FEATURE JUST DISCOVERED ON GOOGLE TRANSLATE
from 2010 in ( 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. It told me the word was Danish. Look here:... read more

MCDONALDS WI-FI
from 2010 in ( 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.Using Internet Explorer, I tried to be a good boy and sign up for a "free&qu... read more

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / software )

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. :) Human Resource Management Software (H... read more

NEW GERMAN LAPTOP
from 2009 in ( 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 are already working on it! Please visit our new page myrolltop.com to get more inform... read more

SPECIAL CHARACTERS IN WORD PERFECT FOR DOS
from 2009 in ( 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. The accent grave is 047, the accent acute is 041 if I'm reading their chart cor... read more

TRANSFERRING ITUNES TO NEW COMPUTER
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / advice )

QUESTION: How do I transfer iTunes to my new computer?ANSWER: I have copied your iTunes from the old computer to the new. If you haven't already "authorized" your current computer, here's how. If you subscribe to A... read more

HOW TO MAKE OUTLOOK 2003 OPEN TO YOUR CALENDAR BY DEFAULT
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / advice )

copied from helpdesk.ilstu.edu/kb/index.phtml?kbid 1326By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your calendar instead. To force Outlook to open your calendar as your default view, do the... read more

HOW TO RESTORE CONTACTS IN WINDOWS LIVE MAIL
from 2009 in ( 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 come up. Do you have any idea how I can restore my contact... read more

WATCHING THE WATCHERS
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

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.com... read more

SAVE YOURSELF A LOT OF TROUBLE
from 2009 in ( 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's a trick. As soon as you click on it, you're infected.... read more

HACKERS LEAK 6.5 MLN LINKEDIN PASSWORDS
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

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

FAKE ANTIVIRUS MAKES UP 15 PERCENT OF ALL MALWARE
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

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

ENVIRONMENTALLY-RESPONSIBLE INK
from 2009 in ( 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:accessories.us.dell.com/sna/sna.aspx?c u... read more

INSTALL MULTIPLE APPS AT ONCE WITHOUT TOOLBARS, AND CLICKING NEXT, NEXT, NEXT
from 2009 in ( 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, that's it. :) Oh yeah, here's the link: ninite.com/... read more

TEN MORE WAYS TO DETECT COMPUTER MALWARE
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers )

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

OPEN DIALOG DEFAULT SORT ORDER
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / software )

Mine got messed up somehow, and it drove me nuts until I found this: jevon.org/wiki/Changing-Open-Dialog-Default-Sort-Order-in-Windows UPDATE: "Only" problem is ... the above didn't work! :... read more

REMOVING WINDOWS DESKTOP SEARCH
from 2009 in ( 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 performance the rest of the time! Remove it from your Startup group (Start, All Programs, S... read more

A NOTE ABOUT SCREENSAVERS
from 2009 in ( 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 uninstall program this time. These things just cause proble... read more

SHOW DESKTOP ICON MISSING
from 2009 in ( 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;or, It probably got "bumped" aside by something else p... read more

CDS/DVDS NOT WHAT THEY'RE CRACKED UP TO BE
from 2009 in ( 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. Preserving precious data, such as pictures and home videos, on CDs and DVDs could do more damage tha... read more

HACK ATTACK?
from 2009 in ( 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 by them getting their license plate. When I came back at around noon, they were stil... read more

GMAIL'S UNSUBSCRIBE FEATURE
from 2009 in ( 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 "Unsubscribe from this sender." Th... read more

MAN LOSES $20 MILLION AFTER TAKING LAPTOP FOR REPAIR
from 2009 in ( 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
from 2009 in ( 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.com s.ytimg.com Then from a Windows command prompt ("DOS box"), run: ipconfig... read more

YES, THAT PC CLEANUP APP YOU SAW ON TV AT 3AM IS A WASTE
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / software )

Their next play is to make it seem like everything is wrong with your PC Yes, that PC cleanup a... read more

LOUD BEEP SOUND
from 2009 in ( 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 going into Intel ProSet Wireless, Tools, Application Settin... read more

CAN'T PASTE ANYTHING INTO OUTLOOK
from 2009 in ( 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 Outlook that, in certain situations requires that you have a New Mail window open fir... read more

CAN'T SEE SENT ITEMS IN OUTLOOK
from 2009 in ( 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
from 2009 in ( education / news / tech / computers )

Welcome to 4AllMemory.com, trusted since 2001. We now have upgrades for 111,914 models (and counting). We guarantee your computer performance will be increased. Go Green Save the Environment with 4 All Memory... read more

DO NOT VISIT THESE SITES (UNPROTECTED, ANYWAY)
from 2009 in ( 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.org //fixit.in I'll add to this list whenever it happens again.... read more

HARD DRIVE MANUFACTURERS SLASH WARRANTY PERIODS
from 2009 in ( 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

KASPERSKY FREE VIRUS SCAN
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

FAST FREE security scan for your PC Kaspersky Security Scan.... read more

EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE GONE BAD
from 2009 in ( 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 case I can't power it on, is there a way to read it if I take it ap... read more

MAILBOX OVER THE LIMIT
from 2009 in ( 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 use three months. ANSWER: You can create an Outlook Personal Folder (PST file) wher... read more

FIXING PROFILE PROBLEMS IN OUTLOOK 2003
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / advice )

To recreate/fix your Outlook 2003 profile, do the following:Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mailclick on Show ProfilesAdd a new profilegive it any NEW name you wantclick OKAdd your same old account back as a "new" account, click NextAdd it as a POP3 account, click Next... read more

MISSED APPOINTMENT
from 2009 in ( 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 cancel! There is no cancellation fee! In this case, I had called her about... read more

ONLINE BACKUP
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

I'm trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup. So far, so good. Click here to try it yourself free for 30 days.... read more

SAVING WORD DOCUMENTS
from 2009 in ( 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 copyAllow background savesMake local copy of files stored on network...Save AutoRecover info ...Save smart tags as XMLIn Word 2007, go to Wo... read more

A HEADS-UP ON RANSOMWARE
from 2009 in ( 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. The fix is to download, UPDATE, and run Malwarebytes.... read more

SET EMAIL TO FORWARD TO SOMEONE ELSE
from 2009 in ( 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 8230;" and type your outgoing message, if any.Click "Add Rule" at the bottom left.Check the... read more

SOFTWARE UPDATER
from 2009 in ( 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 account on their site and give them your email address. Hopefully it's... read more

AOL THROUGH OUTLOOK USING IMAP FOLDERS
from 2009 in ( 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
from 2009 in ( 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: Gillware Inc. - gillware gillware.comEstimated ChargesStandard fee for Microsoft Windows: $378.99... read more

WEBSITE VISIBILITY TOOL
from 2009 in ( 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 above and checked it, and everything was resolving correctly from there. I had tested it from home with four differen... read more

DOWN FOR EVERYONE, OR JUST ME?
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / internet )

I LOVE this service! Down for everyone, or just me?... read more

WIRELESS NOT WORKING
from 2009 in ( 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 wireless network. Sometimes when a wireless network has no sec... read more

DUPLEX PRINTING
from 2009 in ( 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, change it from Unavailable to Available or something similar on other printers.... read more

YOUR OUTGOING MAIL SERVER
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers / software )

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

CONVERTING IP V4 TO IP V6
from 2009 in ( education / tech / computers )

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


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