Technology in General

New Home On The Web

Hello Everyone, First, thank you very, very much for subscribing to my blog.  This will be the last post at this blog. My new blog is thinkaboutsecurity.com. The blog will focus on computer security information, news and tips for the home and SOHO PC user. There will also be some posts about technology in general […]

A DEAD USB FLASH DRIVE…BUT I DON’T CARE

You can ask 10 people and probably get 10 different answers to the question: What is the best USB flash drive to buy? Take a look at the screen shot below.   This week a USB flash drive a friend gave me 6 weeks ago stopped working. I had only used the flash drive nine […]

Using Google’s Built-In Dictionary

Did you know that you can use Google for more than just searching for websites? Google can also help you look up the meaning of words. Originally, Google had a separate page set up where you could look up the meanings of words. Google has made it much easier now. All you have to remember […]

SAVE TIME WITH THESE COMPUTER SHORTCUTS

I grew up with a Marine Drill Instructor for a father.  I have heard a few times in my life, “You and hard work have never been friends.” Hey, I can work just as hard as the next guy. If I can get the same amount done with less effort, why not? I say work […]

WHAT IS THE INTERNET BROWSER CACHE AND WHY IT SHOULD BE CLEARED PERIODICALLY

When you are cruising around on the Internet, your web browser stores sites, text, sounds and images as temporary Internet files called CACHE. The main reason (goal) of cache is to speeds things up. Let’s say you visit cnn.com often. Instead of going to the Internet and downloading the web page cnn.com every time you […]

DROPBOX TO THE RESCUE AT THE UNION MISSION

For two years I volunteered at the Union Mission helping people who lived in the shelter learn how to use computers and do Internet job searches.  On one particular night, I met a student named Gary. He wanted to get back into the construction field. He knew so much about construction and what to look […]

GO BEYOND THE BUZZWORDS

  You have probably heard of Cloud Computing, Twitter, Web 2.0, Facebook and Google Docs. Do you really know what people are talking about? Would you like to know? Technology can be a great tool, but it changes very quickly. In order to make technology really useful, it helps to know what’s going on. There […]