Author: TrustedCTO

Windows 10 updates 10/10/2019 Windows 10 1903 Start, Settings, system, Adout, scroll down to Version.  look for 1903 or higher. Start search for WinVer click Run COmand.  Look for 1903. if your number is lower than 1903 then you are …

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Dear Rotarians: As an IT guy who also volunteers to help average people interface with Technology I have learned that it is easy for people to miss some fundamentals of thriving in a world where Technology was supposed to help …

Updating Obsolete Keyboard Actuators! Read More »

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? Or What can I do to limit my exposure to the common security threats and …

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Installing updates every few weeks is an essential element of any Routine Preventative Maintenance (RPM) program for a PC.  www.NiNite.com is a safe source for software.  It is also by far the easiest way we have ever run across to …

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Some of the most common client questions we get are about about anti-virus  programs, viruses and malware etc.  Variations include: a.  What Anti-virus program do you recommend and why? b.  Do I still have an active anti-virus program? c.  How come I …

Anti-virus and Anti-Malware, Friend or Foe? Read More »

Cyber security is basically protecting digital property and information from theft, loss or destruction.  There have been stories of major breaches every month. While breaches of larger companies make the news private homes and smaller companies are also at risk.  …

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Why Basic File management is worth learning Do you create or store important files?  Do you sometimes struggle finding the right file or the right version of your files or photos?  If you have over 1000 computer files then you will …

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If you are using Outlook to send a similar email template to a few different people then the simplest way to do that is to just make your template in an additional extra long Outlook Signature (see Office Support instructions …

Mail Merge for letters or emails Read More »

Update 6/27/2017 The  petya ransomware virus form today spreads similarly to the WannaCrypt virus from May 2017.  So if you properly completed all the Microsoft updates since April then you should be good.  Either way this is a timely reminder to …

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Some people say they want to be taught basic compute skills but I am not sure that those are easy to learn on the fly in a short time or in a class at a pace for somebody. You’ll  need a …

Basic Computer Tutorials free online Read More »

At a recent meeting of 20 small business owners we broke into a spontaneous discussion about business reviews on Google.  I realized that most small business owners do not know how to use free Google Business features and also many have misconceptions …

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You can eliminate all unwanted calls with call blockers like NoMoRobo and you will save money and improve service options with the right VoIP phone service like PhonePower. What is VoIP: VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol and is the modern way to get …

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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 …

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Bluetooth is limited in distance to connections a few feet away.  Some devices claim 30 feet but that is optimal conditions and will definitely start to hiss crackle and pop as distance exceed 15 feet or when a person or …

DTS Play-fi adds WiFi to your old HiFi, Comming in 2017 Alexa voice control too Read More »

Recently saw several question posted on line about alkalinity vs pH.  Are they the same? If different how do you control each? We often use terms which are too similar so they result in confusion. Alkaline is different and measured differently  than Total Alkalinity.  They …

Pool Water Chemistry balancing Read More »

Recently I found several computers were slow to access GMail.  Rumor has it that the problem is related to a Microsoft issue with IP version 6.  Fact is that I was able to repair this problem by disabling ip version …

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Have you ever noticed how many news stories read like a drama movie script?  They have a villain, fear, controversy and suspense?  Maybe it is good business but it seams that any news channel you tune into somewhere half of the viewers are actually …

Does today’s “free” press cost us our perspective? Read More »

Everybody Asks: Which Operating System is better? My answer is the one you are used to.  Learning new will take more time than the time you will save.  Just properly maintain what you have and occasionally upgrade.  Save yourself some stress. …

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ANDROID: TROUBLESHOOTING EMAIL Use the following information to troubleshoot common issues when setting up Go Daddy Workspace email on an Android device. In the meantime, you can always use our MobileMail (http://mobilemail.secureserver.net) to keep in contact with customers, friends, and …

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