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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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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

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 …

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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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