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Get More Out of Google – Part 1

You are probably familiar with doing typical information searches with Google. But there are many lesser-known search commands that are possible with Google. Did you know that you can also use Google to help you spell words, look up definitions and search within a specific website? Here are five tips that may help you get […]

Know Before You Click – Web of Trust

There was a time when you actually had to do a little bit of work to infect your computer with a virus, such as open an infected file that you had on a diskette, CD, USB drive or that you received in an email. Now all you have to do is visit an infected website […]

Three Good Reasons for using Strong Passwords

What do these three factual events have in common: Nude photos stolen from women’s e-mail accounts. A Minnesota man used his neighbor’s WiFi network to send threatening emails to Vice President Biden. 1.3 million accounts easily hacked at Each of these were made possible because people used weak passwords. In the hack, many […]


I wanted to call this post stress free computing, but there is probably no such thing. However, there are things you can do to decrease your PC problems. Think of these proactive steps as laying a good foundation. Much like with a house, if you build it on a poor foundation, you will likely have […]


MAKE THE TEXT LARGER Back in 1988 I had no problem viewing text on web pages. That is not always the case now. It’s really easy to enlarge the text on any web page. On your keyboard, press and hold down the Ctrl key and tap the plus (+) key. To make the text smaller […]