Category: productivity

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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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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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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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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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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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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The internet is filled with software that promises improvements to your computing. Many good software programs are available for our computer but there are many more that are not. Beyond that an IT support “Best Practice” is to limit the software …

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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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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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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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What is a rule or filter for email: One of the greatest productivity boosts of the 1980’s was the “killer ap” called email. However by 2013 for most of us email has become a black hole of lost productivity.  Today …

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