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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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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 »

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 …

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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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Remote support to your desktop or laptop: Have you ever wanted somebody else more experienced to remote in and help you with your computer while you just watch?   Remote support allows somebody to drive the computer screen, look at the …

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Block the employee from accessing company email on the server but allow the supervisor to respond to their emails.  Change their email password on the server. Create an email forward from the old employee account to their supervisor.  Add an …

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Why share calendars? The biggest question for shared calendars is:  Why share a calendar electronically?  Isn’t that just a pain?  Maybe you are used to “keeping it simple” and just send out some emails or a paper calendar. Flawless approach right?  Actually in …

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Many of us access our email contacts and calendar from multiple devices and want to keep all that data in sync so that we are not having to duplicate all our time and efforts maintaining email on every device.  For …

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Word processing and similar productivity software has been a staple on computers since the 1980’s.   The core file types created in in Office productivity include Word processing,  spreadsheats, databases, presentation,and email software.  Over the years the popular suite has …

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I know XP is old fashioned but the basics are the basics for any window OS.  When you feel technology illiterate you are simply feeling the pain of not knowing these basic terms and principals of how computer files, folders …

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I feel for the Zimmerman family and all those that commented about Bike and cars sharing the road (see link). http://naperville.patch.com/articles/naperville-mom-asks-driver-s-to-be-careful-cautious-around-cyclists?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001#youtube_video-9928551 I bicycle the new trails for fitness but also sometimes bicycle commute or ride to Centennial Beach etc.  Other …

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From: Jim Ensign To: Kareem Subject: locking down computer files and web browser for preschoolers? Kareem.  This is a great question and spans 2 of my favorite topics: parenting and technical.  I will share some ideas from both perspectives. 1st, I do not have …

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