Category: software

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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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 …

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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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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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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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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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Tech Support is often unproductive until you find necessary personal technology records.   Meanwhile, most of us have too many accounts and passwords to remember.  Lost or missing credentials causes frustration, wasted time, and wasted money.  Yesing  the list below you can …

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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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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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