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New Computer or Tablet

*Partially vetted Shopping links by category:  Windows 10  Desktops   Amazon Tablets & Laptops   Costco Tablets  Costco Laptops Amazon Printers   network   32 bit Computers  Dual Monitors  Cell Accessories    Costco Printers & Scanners      AV   HD Projectors Dear Trusted CTO: Is a refurbished Computer

Routine Preventative Maintenance (RPM)

What can you do to limit computer problems in the future?   or What can I do before Tech Support arrives to save time and money? If you login with Administrative powers on your PC then the answer is Routine Preventative

Cybersecurity

What is Cybersecurity   Cybersecurity:  The state of being protected against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this. “Some people have argued that the threat to cybersecurity has been somewhat inflated” Some

Hardware Values & gift ideas we have vetted

People constantly ask me for product recommendations.  These are often centering around technology or business products but the topics vary widely. People are frustrated by the complexity of technical shopping which often leads to wasting time and money.  It seams that

Backups – Implementing the 3221 strategy in your home or small business

For small businesses, home offices (SOHO) and even families with photos good backups are essential.  Every harddrive including your backup drive will eventually fail.  Add to that fires, natural disasters, theft and viruses.  Everybody that computes has potential loss of

Collaborate or sync files with a free personal Dropbox account

If you work with other people or on multiple devices you should have a common space to share files that syncs to multiple device.  This way you always have the current way copy of the files.  Dropbox is also popular because

How do I control my home stereo volume from my Smartphone?

Trusted CTO:   How do I control my home stereo volume from my iPhone?  Tom Tom: In addition to several Bluetooth enabled stereos there are several wifi controls for home media devices.  Her are some examples; iOS and Android Home Theater Remote Control Apps

Simplify with a phablet

Question: Jim:  My XP laptop is  failing and my cell phone is old.  I do not have text yet and use very few minutes.   I liked the size of the 7″ Samsung tablet you showed me.   My son says I

iTunes errors after update 11.1.4

Updates of iTunes to version 11.1.4 on windows computers  has not gone smoothly and results in several errors.  This issue has shown up on windows XP-Windows 8 computers both 32 bit and 64-bit.  It is my guess that updating to this

Technology for your Presentation

Presentation Technology Gone Wild! If I mess up the tech for this presentation we will all learn the most valuable lesson possible:  That is to avoid the temptation to use unnecessary technology in a presentation.   Technology helps if it

Make your Verizon iPhone a hot spot

Here is how to make an iPhone 5 on Verizon a hotspot for your other devices like your laptop or tablet.

MAC Network Printing

Networking your MAC with you shared PC printer requires a password for you MAC and a MAC driver for the printer. Recover a lost MAC login and password: If you do not remember you MAC password then you need to

Email client configuration Links

Setup GoDaddy Email – YouTube Using Apple Mail with Your Email | Go Daddy Help Android  Setting up Email | Go Daddy Help Outlook  2010: Setting up Email | Go Daddy Help  manual settings imap.secureserver.net  smtpout.secureserver.net  Imap port 993 SSL  SMTP port 465 SSL for XP exit Outlook (dbl check task manager).  Open

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